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  • Proposed Sydney container terminal affected by international diplomatic issues

    Chinese financing put on hold; Sydney Harbour Investment Partners announces backing from U.S. firm The company trying to build a container terminal in Sydney, N.S., says it had to find a new financial backer because Canada’s relations with China had put the project on hold. Sydney Harbour Inve…

  • China hits back cancelling US pork import order

    The same week U.S. President Donald Trump announced sweeping increases on tariffs against Chinese goods, Chinese buyers dropped orders for 3,247 metric tonnes of U.S. pork – the biggest cancellation in more than a year. The cancellation came during the week ended May 9, a blow to the $6.5 bill…

  • RCL takes full control of RTY service

    Regional Container Lines advises that it will take over vessel operation from ONE on its RTY service. RTY currently operates between Thai Sugar Terminal (TST) / Singapore / Yangon (MIP) / Yangon (MITT) / Port Klang (North) / Singapore / TST on a 21 day, 3 vessel rotation. RCL already operates 2 of t…

  • Hapag-Lloyd and Arkas reach new VSA

    Hapag-Lloyd and Arkas Line have reached a new Vessel Sharing Agreement on the West Black Sea – Turkey – Greece – Morocco trade. As from week 20, the West Med Black Sea Service (WBS) will be upgraded to 4 x 2800 TEU vessels of which Hapag-Lloyd will deploy two vessels. Arkas Line wi…

  • Port of LA worker is killed, another is injured in equipment accident

    One worker was killed and another seriously injured Wednesday, May 15, morning in an equipment accident involving a blown tire or rim at a container terminal at the Port of Los Angeles, officials said. The incident happened shortly before 7:30 a.m. at Fenix Marine Services at Pier 300 and involved a…

  • Truck owners block roads leading to the Durban Container Terminal

    Disgruntled truck owners blocked roads leading to the Durban Container Terminal after their demands for an efficient service was not met. Truck owners who transport shipping containers to and from the Durban Container Terminal (DCT) are demanding a meeting with Transnet. They claim that officials fr…

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Ocean Infinity to support hydrographic project

Ocean Infinity, the next generation seabed survey and ocean exploration company, announces that it will be supporting its partner ‘Guardian Geomatics’ on an extensive hydrographic project for Shell, the leading multinational energy company. The project, which is planned to commence in June 2019 will be …

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Second Intra-African Trade Fair

The second Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF 2020) scheduled to take place in Kigali, Rwanda in September 2020 will target the execution of Intra-African trade deals worth more than $40 billion, President of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Prof. Benedict Oramah announced on Wednesday. The event, …

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MSC Sweden celebrates 20th anniversary

2019 marks the 20th anniversary of MSC Sweden. MSC began its operations from Gothenburg in 1999, and has since then succeeded in becoming a key player within the Swedish container shipping industry. According to local Managing Director, Thue Petersen, MSC’s solid business position in Sweden, …

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CMA CGM, FAK rates from Asia to North Europe

CMA CGM announces new FAK (Freight All Kinds) rates. These new rates will be effective as from June 1st, 2019 (date of loading in the origin ports) until further notice (but not beyond June 15th, 2019). These new FAK rates will apply as follows: Origin …

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830th Hamburg Port Anniversary

Port of Hamburg announcement about its 830th Anniversary: Open-ship invitations, concerts from Elbphilharmonie, sporting activities, and savoir-vivre from the South of France The 830th Hamburg Port Anniversary was a great success. More than a million visitors from all parts of the world came to the …

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PSA subsidiaries hosted a trade meet

PSA International’s subsidiaries Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals Private Limited (BMCT) and Chennai International Terminals Private Limited (CITPL) hosted a trade meet at Hyderabad, India on 10 May 2019. This is the first time port operators from Mumbai have visited Hyderabad to hold a trade meet. …

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POLB awards to $419,000 to community groups

Sponsorships support Long Beach nonprofit events, programs The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners awarded 153 sponsorships totaling $419,060 to promote local groups advancing causes such as the arts, environment, social justice and historic preservation. Since 2007, the Port of Long Beach has given more …

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BPA supports Maritime UK Awards

The British Ports Association is calling on the ports industry to enter the inaugural Maritime UK Awards. A brand-new, national awards programme celebrating the breadth of the UK’s £37.4bn maritime sector was set to be launched by Maritime UK. The Maritime UK Awards will be the first truly national maritime awards …

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APL to apply GRI for Middle East destinations

APL will apply the General Rate Increase (GRI) within the following scope: Effective Date Origin Destination GRI (USD) 1 June 2019 China & Hong Kong United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Iraq 150/TEU    

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MSC receives two awards at event in Ukraine

MSC Shipmanagement is proud to have been named “Shipmanager of the Year”, for the third successive year, by the National Maritime Rating of Ukraine. At the same event, MSC was named “Green Company of the Year”. The ceremony, held in April in Odessa and hosted …

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Encouraging progress achieved on “Yantian Express”

Hapag-Lloyd publishes the latest encouraging progress achieved on MV “Yantian Express” Voyage 108E, with its current status being as follows: All necessary preparatory work could be successfully concluded and the vessel finally sailed from Freeport, Bahamas in the evening of May 15, 2019 ETA at Halifax, Nova Scotia is …

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Container volume of CTSP hikes

In the first quarter of 2019, Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg CJSC (CTSP, a company of UCL Holding) handled 202,300 TEUs, 20% more as compared with the result achieved in the first three months of the previous year. In the reporting period, exports totaled 99,900 TEUs, +17.3% …

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Port of Tallinn announces Q1 financial results

In the first quarter of 2019, the revenue of Port of Tallinn and subsidiaries amounted to EUR 28.5 million, declining by 3% compared to the same period last year. The Group’s adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) was EUR 16.9 million in …

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MPA inaugurates new 24/7 cybersecurity centre

Mr Niam Chiang Meng, Chairman of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), opened a new 24/7 Maritime Cybersecurity Operations Centre (MSOC) on May 16. The MSOC will be operated by ST Engineering in its Hub. MSOC will conduct 24/7 monitoring and correlate data …

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Hamburg Süd strengthens major service

“The trade between Europe and Central America, Caribbean and South America West Coast has always been a key element in Hamburg Süd’s global network of liner services,” the German company says. In cooperation with Maersk, Hamburg Süd will be expanding and enhancing the services it …

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CMA CGM focuses on pharmaceutical products

“For more than 40 years, preserving the integrity of shipped goods has been a top priority for the CMA CGM Group, particularly in terms of sensitive products such as medicines that directly impact public health and patients’ quality of life,” the French shipping company says. …

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India to take advantage from trade war

The ongoing trade war between the US and China will help India tap export opportunities in both the countries in areas such as garments, agriculture, automobile and machinery, according to trade experts. Professor at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) Rakesh Mohan Joshi said the …

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APL to implement Trans-Pacific void sailings

APL will be implementing the following void sailings on the South China Loop 1 (SC1) and China AW Loop 4 (AW4) services, as well as the recovery measures: SC1 Void Sailing Affected Vessel Port Original Schedule Port Rotation APL ESPLANADE Fuqing, China ETA 2 Jun 2019 Fuqing – Nansha …

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Box throughput at Hong Kong dips in April

The port of Hong Kong handled 1.555 million TEUs in April, down 2.9% from the same month last year. The figure represents a decline for 15 consecutive months running, according to the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board.Throughput at the main Kwai Tsing terminals fell …

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India: Trade deficit widens in April

India’s export growth slid to a four-month low of 0.64% in April as shipments of engineering goods, gems and jewellery, leather and other products declined, widening the trade deficit to a five-month high, official data released Wednesday showed. Imports increased by 4.5% to $41.4 billion, …

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