• 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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Maersk opens new office in Myanmar

Yangon, Myanmar – Maersk Area Managing Director Marco Civardi and Sealand Asia Managing Director Bo Wegener cut the ribbon on March 7 to officially open A.P. Moller – Maersk’s new central city office in Yangon. Located in Junction City, one of the newest built grade-A office …

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International inland port planned in Sino-Russian borders

Hunchun, a border city in northeast China’s Jilin Province, plans to build an international inland port by 2022, local authorities have said. The planned port will serve as a regional hub for storage and shipping of goods and containers, said Wu Xianzhe, vice mayor of …

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Nairobi faces logistics nightmare

According to logistics experts, the continuing transfer of cargoes to Nairobi Inland Container Depot (ICD) at the current rate will cause severe congestion problems at the capital city of Kenya. Nairobi has already suffered heavy traffic, with the Kenya Port Authorities trying to find solutions. …

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APL changes its terminal in California

APL announces a change in terminal on the Eastbound leg of the Europe California Express (ECX) service. The details are as follows: New ECX rotation Southampton – Le Havre – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Los Angeles – Oakland – Los Angeles – Long Beach – Southampton Effective Vessel Voyage …

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APL to apply new GRIs

Effective 1 April 2019, APL will apply a General Rate Increase (GRI) to all Tariff and Service Contract rates within the following scope: Origin: Asia (except Japan), Australia, New Zealand, East Africa Destination: Canada, USA (except Guam, Hawaii, Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands) Container Type Currency 20′ …

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Large cocaine seizure at the port of Newark

Authorities at the Port of New York and New Jersey have seized about 3,200 pounds of cocaine in what authorities are calling the largest cocaine seizure at the port in nearly 25 years, and the second largest of all time. The drugs were found aboard …

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US gov gives Corpus Christi funding boost

Corpus Christi, Texas, USA – For the second year, the Port of Corpus Christi’s Ship Channel Improvement Project (CIP) was included in the President’s Budget for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Coastal Navigation Construction that was released Monday (March 11) by the White House. The Port …

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Blank sailings of the “MOL Traditon”

Hapag-Lloyd announces the following void positions as part of the Vessel Maintenance Scheme (VMS): Far East Loop 2 (FE2) MOL TRADITION voyage 007W, ETA CNTXG March 18, 2019 MOL TRADITION voyage 007E, ETA GBSOU April 25, 2019  

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Container Throughput of January 2019 by COSCO

HIGHLIGHTS: January 2019 throughput Total throughput (excluding QPI) +8.4% yoy Organic growth (excluding QPI) +7.5% yoy (1) Subsidiaries +14.4% yoy Non-subsidiaries (excluding QPI) +6.6% yoy Overseas portfolio +20.1% yoy Greater China portfolio (excluding QPI) +4.7% yoy Note: (1) Excluding Nantong.   Container throughput of port …

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“Yantian Express” update: Salvage operations are continuing

Hapag-Lloyd announces that salvage operations in Freeport are continuing as previously advised, with good progress being made. The announcement of the company: “At this point, we anticipate that the discharge and door end inspections of the potentially impacted containers remaining on board will take approximately …

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Rotterdam takes measures to control hard Brexit’s effects

The Port of Rotterdam Authority, the Municipality of Rotterdam, the Municipality of Vlaardingen and highways authority Rijkswaterstaat (Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management), are creating five new buffer parking sites. Trucks will be able to wait there temporarily if their customs documents have not …

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MOL prepares a high-tech mooring trial

TOKYO – Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that, in partnership with MOL Coastal Shipping, Ltd. and MOL Information Systems, Ltd., it will start a demonstration test of a mooring rope with a built-in sensor, along with a rope status monitoring system. The project focuses on the …

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Maersk increases rates from East Asia to West Africa

Maersk will introduce an increase in FAK rates from South East Asia & Far East Asia to West Africa. Origins Destinations Commodity Rate levels (USD) Effective start date Effective end date 20DC 40DC 40HC Tanjung Pelepas Dakar FAK 2200 3150 3150 01-04-19 Until further notice, …

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Relief for older BOT cargo terminals

Most of the older cargo terminals, run by private firms at Centre-owned major port trusts under a restrictive rate regime finalized in 2005, are set to win “substantial tariff hikes” after the Government framed new rules that alters the way rates are computed. The rate …

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CMA CGM announces new GRR

CMA CGM announces the following General Rate Restoration. The reason is to provide its customers with reliable and efficient service, CMA CGM says in its announcement.   Effective April 15th, 2019 (B/L date): From East Coast South America To West Africa, East Africa, South Africa, …

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Port of Vancouver enters SEA/LNG

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has joined SEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is the federal agency of the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s largest port, and …

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CMA CGM to test the use of bio-fuel oil

Landmark refuelling scheduled for March 19th on a CMA CGM vessel, marks a major step towards the decarbonisation of ocean freight Second generation biofuel derived from forest residues and waste cooking oil delivers low carbon and sulphur oxide emissions   ROTTERDAM, March 12th, 2019 – IKEA …

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APL to revise local surcharges in Singapore

APL will revise the following surcharges: Local Surcharges Effective Date (excluding China) Effective Date (for China export or import) Charge Code Revised Charges Remarks BL Fee – E submission 5 April 2019 N/A DA001 SGD 120 Applicable when booking and shipping instruction are received by …

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