• UK shipping company announces rebrand after massive investment

    Portico has been revealed as the new brand for Portsmouth based shipping and cargo handling company, known previously as MMD Shipping Services. As a deep-sea port, with excellent transport links by road, rail and sea, Portico has secured £15m worth of investment over the next 10 years, which will dr…

  • Global Ship Lease signs new charter with Hapag-Lloyd

    Global Ship Lease, Inc. (“GSL” or the “Company”), a containership charter owner, has agreed a three-year charter with Hapag-Lloyd for the 2015-built, 9,115 TEU containership UASC Al Khor. The new charter is in direct continuation of the current charter and is expected to commence in June, 2019, with…

  • MSC, Contship Italia in talks for the largest Italian container terminal

    MSC discusses with Contship Italia in order to acquire 50% shares in CSM Italia Gate, the company that controls MCT – Medcenter Container Terminal. In addition to this, MCT is the concessionaire of the container terminal activities in the port of Gioia Tauro where MSC is already a partner and …

  • HMM, CNC and RCL merge their services

    Regional Container Lines (RCL), with its partners CNC and HMM merge RCL’s current RBC5 with the CSE service from CNC and HMM into a 6 x 1,700 TEU sized vessels covering: Ningbo (Sun) Shanghai (Tue) Ho Chi Minh (Mon) Manila North (Saturday) Shanghai (Thu) Shanghai (Fri) Ningbo (Sat) Laem Chabang (Sun…

  • 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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Study for Chilean Puerto Central

Article by Port of Hamburg: With the presentation of the most promising simulation results to Chilean Puerto Central (PCE) by HPC’s Head of Simulation, Dr. Nils Kemme and Terminal Optimisation Specialist, Pascal Brockmann, HPC Hamburg Port Consulting completed the yard optimization and simulation study to the …

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CMA CGM updates THC in Norway and Portugal

CMA CGM informs its customers of the following THC update in Norway and Portugal ports: Effective April 1st, 2019 (date of loading in the origin ports) until further notice: Ports: Norway all ports Perimeter: Import & Export Cargo: Dry, Reefer, OOG Amount: NOK 1,160 per container dry …

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JAXPORT to build a world-class container terminal

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) Board of Directors on March 4 unanimously approved a long-term agreement with experienced terminal operator SSA Marine for the development and operation of a state-of-the-art, $238.7 million international container terminal at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal. The facility, SSA Jacksonville International Gateway …

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DP World calls for JNPT probe to be halted

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Dubai’s DP World has asked an Indian court to halt an investigation into alleged antitrust violations at the country’s largest container port in Mumbai, saying the regulator was seeking excessive information, a court document seen by Reuters showed. The Competition Commission …

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GT USA invests in Wilmington Port

GT USA Wilmington, the US division of the global logistics company Gulftainer, has begun work on the initial set of major improvements at the Port of Wilmington and is on track to complete warehouse improvements and dock and crane rail extension on schedule in the …

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Namibia’s container terminal to be commissioned in August

Namibia’s new container terminal at the coastal town of Walvis Bay which was constructed by a Chinese company will be commissioned on August 1 this year, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Walvis Bay Corridor Group Clive Smith told reporters in the capital Windhoek on Monday, …

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CMA CGM announces new rates in several routes

CMA CGM informs its customers of the following Rate Restoration. The reason is to maintain its service quality on REX Lines, according to the company’s announcement. Effective March 15th, 2019 (B/L date): Origin Range: From all Asian ports Destination Range: To Red Sea ports Cargo: …

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Taiwan-China: Cross-strait box traffic swells

Containers traded directly between Taiwan and China increased 5.02% from a year earlier to 226,685 TEUs in January, according to statistics compiled by Taiwan’s Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC). Looking at container throughput at major ports in Taiwan, Keelung handled 54,976 TEUs, up 5.18%; Kaohsiung, …

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Maersk increases rates from Europe to US & Canada

Maersk Line is announcing increased FAK rates from North and South Europe to United States and Canada:    North Europe – United States Origins Destinations Commodity Rate levels (USD) Effective start date Effective end date 20DC 40DC 40High Rotterdam, NL Charleston, SC, US FAK 1643 …

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CMA CGM, GRR – From Asia to West Africa

CMA CGM announces the following General Rate Restoration : Effective March 18th, 2019 (B/L date): From China, Taiwan, South Korea To West Africa (all destinations) Quantum: USD 500/20′ | USD 1,000/40′ All cargo dry, OOG and breakbulk From Southeast Asia To West Africa (all destinations) …

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Update about “Yantian Express” situation

Hapag-Lloyd published an update about “Yantian Express” situation:  “Further to our CustomerInfo of February 19, 2019, please be informed that salvage operations in Freeport are continuing as planned with the discharge of fire impacted containers and door end inspections of potentially damaged containers as identified …

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Asia-Australia: Hapag-Lloyd increases rates

Hapag-Lloyd will increase rates for all cargoes and all container types from North East Asia to Australia and effective from April 1st, 2019. According to company’s announcement, current market conditions lead them to the following Rate Restoration: USD 300 per TEU North East Asia comprises …

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APL add a void sailing in GA2 service

APL will be implementing the following void sailing in the Asia-Middle East market in April. Please see overview below: Service First Port ETA Port Rotation Gulf Asia Express 2 (GA2) Shanghai 1 April 2019 Shanghai – Ningbo – Taipei – Shekou – Tanjung Pelepas – Port Klang …

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Container truck accident in Odisha

SAMBALPUR: Train services were affected for about two hours after a container truck got stuck on the track between Sambalpur and Hirakud railway stations near Laxmidungri here on Sunday (March 3) morning. A major mishap was averted as no train was running on the route at …

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Tacoma to welcome the new NWSA container cranes

The new container cranes come closer and closer to Tacoma. A huge ship carrying four super-post-Panamax container cranes is scheduled to travel through Puget Sound March 5 to Tacoma. The cranes are the same with the four that arrived in the Pacific Northwest last year. …

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MSC, new prices from Antwerp to USA & Caribbean

MSC  announces the following freight rates as from April 1st, 2019 until further notice. All Prices are in US Dollars unless otherwise specified. ·         The above Rates are subject to:  CSF (CARRIER SECURITY FEE): USD 11 / CONTAINER –  EUR 9/CONTAINER   The above Rates …

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CyberLogitec to fully upgrade Busan New Container Terminal

Leading maritime, port/terminal and logistics information technology (IT) solutions provider CyberLogitec, signed an agreement with Busan New Container Terminal (BNCT) to implement the highly-integrated terminal operating system, OPUS Terminal, at Busan New Port Terminals. With the OPUS Terminal solution, BNCT will experience an improved competitiveness, …

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MSC offers new Intra-Asia service

MSC will launch a new service connecting Vietnam and Thailand with China in few days. Acoording to company’s announcement, “the new trade will enable MSC to develop and enhance cargo flow in the intra-Asia market and ensure competitive transit times.” SEAGULL service will start at …

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Hapag-Lloyd announces THC for Finland

Hapag-Lloyd announces that the Terminal Handling Charge (THC) for Finland will increase for 20’ / 40’ containers as follows, effective April 1, 2019 and valid until further notice: Standard Container – EUR 145 / 145 per 20’ / 40’ Reefer Container – remains unchanged DG Container – …

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