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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 of the Arkhangelsk Region’s governor …

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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 the commencement of the barge …

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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 seek cooperation in the shipping-related …

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Hapag-Lloyd marks significant group net result

Hapag-Lloyd has disclosed its 2018 annual report today, on March 22, 2019. Based on the audited figures, the group net result increased to EUR 46 million for the year 2018 and was EUR 13 million higher compared to the previous year (2017: EUR 33 million). Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation …

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Maersk, DSGC members join forces for world’s largest biofuel pilot

A group of strong Dutch multinationals will join forces with A.P. Moller – Maersk to proceed with the decarbonization of ocean shipping. Convinced of the urgency to act on climate, the global giants – FrieslandCampina, Heineken, Philips, DSM, Shell and Unilever – all members of the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition (DSGC) …

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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 2018-19. The Railway Board had …

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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 to take place during Q3 …

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New box-solution for better quality of fruits

Unique study into alternative source of high CO2: Transport and quality is often a challenging combination. A good product can arrive in Europe as a bad product after several weeks at sea. Various options can be employed to retain the quality of the products. Wageningen Food & Biobased Research recently …

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ZIM enjoys financial and operational growth

ZIM announced its annual financial and operational results for 2018. The shipping company sees increase both in revenues and container volumes, reporting an all-time record of boxes carried. The Important Points: Total revenues in 2018 were $3,247.9 million, the highest in the last 4 years, reflecting an increase of 9.1% compared …

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COSCO’s dream project of mega containership approved

“25000 Box Container Ship Type Development” project gets the green light from all the involved sides. According to Shanghai Ship and Shipping Research Institute (SSSRI), the Shanghai Ship Transportation Science Research Institute held a project acceptance meeting, on March 8, 2019. According to a statement, the acceptance expert group consisting of …

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