• 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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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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Drewry, World Container Index – 21 Mar

The World Container Index assessed by Drewry, a composite of container freight rates on 8 major routes to/from the US, Europe and Asia is down 2.2% to $1,293.17 per 40ft container (updated Thursday, 21 March 2019). Two-year spot freight rate trend for the World Container …

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Inland ship on 100% sustainable biofuel for Heineken

Sustainable biofuel pioneer GoodFuels and partner REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker have fuelled the ‘For Ever’, the first inland vessel from Combined Cargo Terminals (CCT) that runs fully on 100% sustainable biofuel. With this delivery feasibility of using 100% sustainable biofuels in inland vessels is demonstrated – …

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APL revises terminal handling charges in Germany

APL will apply the revised Origin (THC) and Destination (DDC) Terminal Handling Charges for the service scope stated below: The THC and DDC will be applicable for the service scope stated above and will also be applied to the Freight All Kind (FAK) Basic Ocean …

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Container train from Belarus arrives in China

An international container train from the Belarusian city of Orsha reached the Chinese city of Nanchang, Jiangxi Province on 19 March, representatives of the Consulate General of Belarus in Shanghai told BelTA. After travelling for over 11,000km across Belarus, Russia, Mongolia, and China along the …

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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 …

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Peel Ports expands amid Brexit

Privately owned Peel Ports is expanding its workforce mostly in Liverpool and plans acquisitions this year, its chief executive said, as Britain prepares its ports to ease any trade disruption caused by Brexit. The British operator has been upgrading much of its network of seven …

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Konecranes received big order from Wilmington

Konecranes has received an order from Gulftainer USA Wilmington LLC. The order is for nine all-electric Konecranes Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes and three Konecranes Liftace Reach Stackers. The equipment will be delivered in 2019-2020. The parties involved have agreed not to disclose the value …

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NYK signs Japan’s first ESG support loan

On March 20, NYK entered into a 9 billion yen syndicated loan agreement in which the proceeds will be used solely for the purpose of funding environment-friendly projects. This is Japan’s first syndicated loan to be certified by Japan Credit Rating Agency Ltd. (JCR) with …

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Hyundai Mipo wins order for three boxships

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co., a mid-sized South Korean shipbuilder, said Thursday, March 21, that it has secured 120 billion won (US$107 million) worth of orders to build three container vessels. Under the deal with an Asian shipper, Hyundai Mipo will build the 2,500-TEU vessels, with …

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RCL revamps Thailand Indonesia Express with ONE

RCL, with its partner ONE announces the revamp of both its existing Thailand to Indonesia services i.e. RIT1 and RTI2 via Port Klang and Singapore. The current and new changes are: RCL will continue branding the service as “RTI 1” and “RTI 2” on both …

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APL adds a void sailing on Trans-Pacific route

APL announces an additional void sailing on the South China Loop 3 (SC3) service. The details are as follows: SC3 Void Sailing Service Vessel Voyage Original ETA SC3 – South China Loop 3 CSCL Summer (0SX2XE1PL) CSCL Summer (0SX2YW1PL) ETA Nansha 18 Apr 2019 ETA …

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Sudan, ICTSI unveil mega deal for South Port’s epxansion

The Sudanese government will make 2.13 billion euros ($2.44 billion) over a 20 year period from a deal with Philippine port operator International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) to expand port capacity, a government official said. The deal aims to more than triple capacity at …

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SC Ports reports record February volume

South Carolina Ports Authority reported the strongest February container volume in its history and nearly 12 percent fiscal year-over-year growth. SCPA moved 178,131 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEU) during the month of February, with 1.6 million TEUs handled since the fiscal year began in July. …

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Ethiopia seeks to upgrade its logistics

Ethiopia has high hopes for manufacturing and exports, but the country will not be competitive until it solves its logistical problems. To that end, the state is starting to liberalise the sector. In January, it emerged that Ethiopian exports had once again disappointed, undershooting the …

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