• Port of Montreal to receive container handling capacity surge

    The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) and LOGISTEC Corporation announce that Viau Terminal, which handles about 350,000 containers annually, will undergo a new construction phase to increase its handling capacity. This is its second phase, which continues and completes the most recent container terminal…

  • 537 kilos of cocaine found in a shipping box at PhilaPort

    Hundreds of kilos of cocaine were found in a shipping container at the Port of Philadelphia during a massive drug bust Tuesday, March 19, morning. The shipment was on board the MSC Desiree, a container ship that was traveling from Colombia to Europe, according to law enforcement sources. The contain…

  • Container ship overturned in major Iranian port

    A 90-meter long cargo ship, carrying 153 containers of Iranian exported goods, has overturned at Shahid Rajaei Port in Bandar Abbas near the Persian Gulf, on Tuesday, March 19, leaving three crew members injured. The 90-meter long LS Star vessel completely overturned in the 25th quay of Shahid Rajae…

  • How Hong Kong firefighters battled fireballs sparked by charcoal-filled boxes in port (SCMP)

    Unusual situation sparked by cargo offloaded at Tuen Mun terminal, involving 11,000 bags of fine charcoal powder Containers caught fire at different times, requiring crews to empty all units While Hong Kong residents went about their daily business, a team of firefighters last month were toiling to …

  • Container vessel “E.R. Kobe” suffered double fire

    The post-Panamax container vessel “E.R. Kobe”, managed by Zeaborn Ship Management, suffered a double fire on its way from Vietnam to China. Fortunately, no injury or environmental pollution is reported. Both times three containers caught fire on board. Report of Zeaborn Ship Management a…

  • Grande America sank: 2,000 cars, 365 containers on board – France began clean-up operation

    French authorities began a clean-up operation on Friday, March 15, after the Italian container ship “Grande America” sank off the French Atlantic Coast while carrying 2,200 tonnes of heavy fuel. Despite poor weather conditions, four ships began a clean-up operation on Friday afternoon. The 214-metre…

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CMA CGM, GRR from India West Coast to Somalia

In a continued effort to provide its customers with reliable and efficient service, CMA CGM informs of the following General Rate Restoration: Effective April 1st, 2019 (B/L date): From India West Coast To Mogadishu, Somalia Quantum: USD 100/TEU All cargo dry, reefer, OOG and breakbulk …

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APL to apply charges in Lithuania

APL will apply the Terminal Handling Charge (THC), Destination Delivery Charge (DDC) and Monitoring Charge (MC) for the service scope stated below: Origin Receiving Charges (THC) Effective date: 15 April 2019 until further notice Origin: Lithuania Destination: All Destinations Equipment Type Currency 20′ 40′ 40H’ 45′ Dry EUR 105 105 …

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Nuclear-powered container ship may deliver cargo to China

The Sevmorput container carrier, owned by Russia’s nuclear fleet authority, Atomflot, is the only nuclear-powered cargo vessel, which may be used to deliver export consignments from the Arkhangelsk port to China and to bring fish from the Far East to Russia’s European part, press service …

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Annual report of Port of Rotterdam

‘Our world is changing rapidly and profoundly. Global developments such as the energy and raw materials transition, digitisation and changing goods flows have far-reaching consequences for all our activities. Flexibility and adaptability are therefore required in the further development and renewal of the Rotterdam port …

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North Korea upgrades Nampho container terminal

A new crane installed at North Korea’s Nampho container terminal. That indicates continued infrastructure improvements to the area, despite a sanctions regime that should greatly restrict the volume of trade in either direction. The upgrade is one of a series of improvements in the area, which in …

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MoU signed for Indonesian port development

Sungjee Construction Co. announced on March 15 that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Indonesian state-owned port company PT. Pelabuhan Indonesia 1 (Persero) for joint development of Tanjung Sauh Container Port. The project calls for building a container port on Batam Island in the southeastern …

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Kottayam to Kochi barge services receive positive responses

India‘s large inland waterways network has immense potential to be an alternative means of transportation The recently launched container barge service between Kottayam Port, ICD and Cochin Port through national waterways is getting encouraging responses from stakeholders. The terminal operator DP World Cochin said that …

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Port of Koper keeps gaining Austrian boxes

The Austrian economy is interested in even closer cooperation with the northern Adriatic At the business meeting (March 19) held in Škocjanski zatok Nature Reserve near Koper, 26 Austrian companies active in the logistics, transport, IT and civil engineering sectors took part. Some of them …

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HMM’s plan to scrubber installation

HMM plans to complete the scrubber installation on its 19 containerships currently operated by the first half of 2020. On March 21, 2019, HMM announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a win-win fund for scrubber installation in preparation for IMO 2020 and to …

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ONE unveils enhanced service network in Asia

Ocean Network Express (ONE) announced the details of its Intra-Asia – East India service network for 2019, offering improved service coverage and comprehensive port connections. For the South East Asia to East India services offered under ONE’s 2018 profile, the Thailand East India 1 (TEI1) …

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PIL launches new Middle East – China service

PIL launches its new Middle East service – China Straits Gulf (CSG), with effect from April 2019. This new service will provide an enhanced direct service between North/Central/South China and Middle East, calling Jebel Ali, Abu Dhabi and Dammam. CSG Rotation as below: QINGDAO – …

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MSC improves its European network

MSC is updating its network to better serve shippers moving cargo between the Baltic region and key North European hubs, connecting with destinations worldwide. “MSC’s holistic approach to the region means that we can offer a variety of different solutions for shippers. Thanks to the …

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Chennai port sets new record in box handling

The Chennai port has surpassed its own record in container handling. The East Coast’s gateway port handled 15.70 lakh TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) as on March 21 — 10 days ahead of the fiscal closure . The previous record of 15.65 lakh TEUs was achieved …

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Changes at DP World terminals in Australia

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has tendered notice of legal rolling industrial actions at DPW terminals, including actions such as: bans on overtime, shift extensions and delayed start and finish time. These actions are expected to begin from 22nd March 2019, and continue for …

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SCR marks record freight loading

Over 117.16 million tonnes recorded before end of fiscal year 2018-19 South Central Railway has recorded the highest ever freight loading of 117.16 million tonnes (MTs) surpassing the target as well as the earlier best ever annual performance much before the end of the financial year of …

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Uber Freight launches in Europe

Announcement of Port of Rotterdam:  Since launching in the U.S. two years ago, Uber Freight has worked to revitalize the trucking industry and bring new opportunities to the entire logistics ecosystem. The Uber Freight app connects trucking companies of any size with loads to haul, …

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APL to adjust charges in Hong Kong

APL’s Shipping Instructions Amendment (SIA) charge will be adjusted as below. Origin: Hong Kong; Macau Destination: All Destinations Effective Date: 1 April 2019 Quantum: HKD620 per request basis SIA charges shall be prepaid at above origins. SIA charges will not apply for the following scenario: – Freight Suppression – Insufficient B/L …

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Sea & Rail boxes increase notably in China

Sea and rail containers moved to and from major ports in China surged 29.4% year on year to a total of 4.501 million TEUs in 2018, thanks to advancements in China-Europe rail services under Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Coastal ports were responsible for …

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APL to revise food surcharge in Indonesia

APL will apply the following Food Quality Surcharge with effect from 1 July 2019: Origin: Indonesia Destination: All destinations Effective Date: 1 July 2019 Equipment CUR 20′ 40′ 40H’ 45′ Remarks Dry USD 25 50 50 50 Per container FR/OT/TANK USD 25 50 – – Per container Refrigerated USD …

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Kalmar, VidaXL strengthen cooperation

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has concluded an agreement to supply a further three Kalmar T2 terminal tractors, including preventive and on-call maintenance service, to leading Dutch online retailer VidaXL. The order was booked in Cargotec’s 2019 Q1 order intake, with delivery of the machines scheduled …

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