• 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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Crowley christened its new LNG-ConRo ship

Crowley Maritime Corp. christened the U.S.-flag combination container/roll on-roll off (ConRo) ship MV Taíno on February 22 in San Juan, where the company’s investments have ushered in a new era of world-class supply chain services in the U.S. mainland-Puerto Rico trade. Clara Crowley, daughter of Chairman and …

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“San Clemente” situation update

MV “San Clemente” Voyage 9103S / 9103N was requested by Peruvian Customs to stay anchored at the port of Callao, Peru. Hapag-Lloyd has officially received clearance for departure from Peruvian Authorities. It has been decided to omit Puerto Angamos and Valparaiso calls. Best routing for …

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CMA CGM, FAK rates from Asia to North Europe

Please find the new applicable CMA CGM Freight All Kinds (FAK) rates as follows as from March 15th, 2019 (date of loading in the origin ports) and until further notice (but not beyond March 31st, 2019):     These new FAK rates will apply as follows: Origin …

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WiseTech Global acquires Containerchain

Global logistics solutions group, WiseTech Global, yesterday (on Feb. 25) announced the acquisition of Containerchain, a leading container optimisation solutions provider to the container shipping and landside container logistics communities in Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States. Headquartered in Singapore, Containerchain is a market …

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MOL signs deal to improve LNG infrastructure

TOKYO – Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) yesterday (on Feb. 25) announced that it has signed a long-term charter contract to operate Asia’s largest (12,000m3-class) LNG bunkering vessel in Singapore, the world’s largest fuel supply port, with Pavilion Gas Pte Ltd. (PGPL; CEO: Frédéric Barnaud; Headquarters: …

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Milaha reports 10% increase in annual net profit

Qatar Navigation (Milaha) Q.P.S.C. announced its financial results for the twelve months ended December 31, 2018. Key financial highlights: Operating revenues of QAR 2.4 billion for the twelve months ended December 31, 2018, compared to QAR 2.5 billion for the same period in 2017 Operating …

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APL to revise charges in Indonesia

APL announces the following revised Origin Terminal Handling Charges (OTHC) and Destination Delivery Charges (DDC). Origin Terminal Handling Charge (OTHC) Origin Destination Effective Date 20′ Reefer 40′ Reefer Indonesia All destinations 22 March 2019 US$210 US$280 Destination Delivery Charge (DDC) Origin Destination Effective Date 20′ Reefer 40′ Reefer …

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Konecranes supports Greek port to enhance its container equipment

Konecranes has received an order from the Thessaloniki Port Authority SA for 12 Konecranes Noell Straddle Carriers. The delivery time is exceptionally short. The machines will be ready for acceptance in March 2019. The Thessaloniki Port Authority SA, a privately listed company, is the Concessionaire …

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Port of Antwerp gets LNG bunkering pontoon

The Belgian gas distribution network operator Fluxys is to partner the Dutch company Titan LNG to build a pontoon for supplying liquefied natural gas (LNG) to ships in the port of Antwerp. The pontoon is due to enter operation in mid-2020. Alternative fuels such as …

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BIFA warns about the dangers of switch B/L

The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, has warned its members about the dangers of requesting a switch bill of lading without being fully aware of potential liabilities.   Switching bills of lading is a practice …

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Port of Chabahar connects India, Iran, Afghanistan

TEHRAN – In a significant development, the landlocked Afghanistan began exports to neighboring India through the strategic port of Chabahar on Sunday, Feb. 24. At the inauguration ceremony of the new export route in Nimruz that would allow the war-ravaged country have access to markets …

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GRAHAM appointed to deliver new London port, Tilbury2

The Port of Tilbury, the UK’s fastest growing port, has appointed GRAHAM to deliver their new multimillion pound port terminal, Tilbury2. The port received development consent from the Secretary of State for Transport to build the new port last week and will now work with …

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Study about methanol as a marine fuel

Shipowners, shipyards, manufacturers and ports of Amsterdam and Rotterdam join forces to study methanol as a marine fuel. A consortium of leading international maritime companies, supported by Maritime Knowledge Centre, have joined forces to further investigate the feasibility of methanol as a sustainable alternative transport …

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Sea trade to Nepal gathers pace from India

The Indian government is offering several business sops to Nepal and train transshipment is one among items According to shipping agents, the trade will be increased rapidly in the coming five years Nepal exports various products particularly woolen and woolen products Visakhapatnam: The sea trade …

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Strike in Peru puts at risk thousands of fruit exports

The indefinite work stoppage of heavy cargo carriers puts at risk the export of thousands of tons of mango and organic bananas that must leave through the port of Paita. Without transport service or access to the port, mango exporters who were going to make …

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Port of Hueneme ready for its deepening project

The Port of Hueneme capped off a week of focus on California’s ports in February 2019 with a groundbreaking for their newest project, deepening the harbor an additional five feet. The project is largely funded by a $12.3 million TIGER Grant (Transportation Investment Generating Economic …

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Port of New York and New Jersey unveils new logo

Last year the Port of New York and New Jersey celebrated a major milestone by handling more than 7 million TEUs for the first time. We also made improvements at our rail facilities, which helped boost the amount of cargo we moved last year by …

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“Ship owners need more than a warning”

Ship owners need more than a simple warning from regulators as new rules affecting global shipping operations come into play – they need stronger support, according to Panos Kirnidis, CEO of Palau International Ship Registry (PISR). “My frequent talks with ship owners throw up the …

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