• 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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APL to apply Food Quality Surcharge in Indonesia

APL will apply the following Food Quality Surcharge (FQS) with effect from 14 March 2019: Origin: Indonesia Destination: All destinations Effective Date: 14 March 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 …

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Inland shipping joins forces in Netherlands corridor

TMA Logistics, CTU and VCL join forces to establish the North West Central Corridor. This cargo consolidation will result in a more reliable barge product, more sustainable transport and fewer handling delays at the terminals. The initiative is supported by the deep sea container terminals …

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Greater China to Middle-East: APL increases rates

APL will apply the General Rate Increase (GRI) within the following scope: Effective date Origin Destination GRI 1 March 2019 Greater China All Middle-East Destinations USD 100/TEU 15 March 2019 Greater China All Middle-East Destinations USD 100/TEU  

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Container re-export causes issues in Manila

Truckers and customs brokers called on the government to enforce the rules on re-exporting empty containers as an urgent measure to address congestion in the Port of Manila, with stakeholders claiming that port utilization is already at 100%. The Alliance of Philippine Customs Brokers and …

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Wärtsilä’s innovation to lessen Vancouver noise levels

The technology group Wärtsilä’s EnergoProFin, an energy saving propeller cap that delivers average fuel savings of two percent, has been listed in the 2019 Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s EcoAction Program which provides harbour dues discounts for vessels calling on the Port of Vancouver that meet environmental …

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Kalmar: Powering the port of the future

Today’s container terminals face continuous pressure to improve their performance and cost-efficiency, while simultaneously needing to meet increasingly stringent emissions regulations. Battery-powered all-electric equipment is the obvious future solution for horizontal transportation of containers, but existing solutions have been limited by long battery charge times …

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Stable cargo volume at the Ports of Genoa

Notwithstanding the tragic incidents of the Morandi Bridge collapse and October’s violent sea storm, cargo throughput remains stable at the Ports of Genoa. Now a key priority is the implementation of the emergency measures mobilised by Parliament to return to growth. The collapse of the …

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Increased rail traffic in Gothenburg

During 2018, 398,000 TEUs were transported to or from the port by rail. The figures were strongest during the final quarter of the year when rail-borne container freight increased by 27 per cent. “The fact that long-distance freight transport is recovering at a higher rate …

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Asia-North Europe: MSC’s sailing omissions

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA will exclude one additional sailing during the Chinese New Year from Asia to North Europe. However, you may continue to place bookings as usual as MSC is arranging alternate routings: WEEK 9 OMISSION SWAN SERVICE Voyage 909W, ETA 27.02 in …

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ABP won a mega paper-deal for Port of Hull

ABP has won a two-year contract with Belgium-based manufacturer – VPK Packaging Group – to handle 35,000 tonnes of paper per year at the Port of Hull. This bespoke agreement sees ABP handling paper reels destined for consumer packaging, from a weekly container shipment from …

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APL’s void sailings in March

APL is implementing the following void sailing in the Asia-Red Sea market for March: Service First Port ETA Port Rotation Red Sea Express (RSX) Tianjin Xingang 8 March 2019 Tianjin Xingang – Qingdao – Ningbo – Nansha – Shekou – Singapore – Jeddah – Ain …

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Port Sudan workers on strike

Hundreds of workers at Port Sudan went on strike Monday against Khartoum’s reported deal to transfer control of its container terminal to a Philippine company, fearing job losses, a union leader said. About 1,400 workers stopped work as Prime Minister Moutaz Mousa Abdallah was visiting …

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Salalah port sees container volume’s drop

Despite uncertain global economic circumstances and a cyclone catastrophe, Port of Salalah ended the year 2018 on a positive note with cargo volumes recording a robust 19 per cent year-on-year growth. Port of Salalah suffered its first of kind natural calamity on May 25th last …

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India: Key railways project on track

Work is apace on the Krishnapatnam – Venkatachalam – Obulavaripalle railway line, considered the major freight carrier for the South Central Railway, linking the Rayalaseema region with sea head on the Nellore coast. Freight movement from the ore-rich Rayalaseema towards Krishnapatnam and inward cargo from …

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Hanjin stops operations in Subic Bay Freeport

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT, Philippines — Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines stopped its operations at this freeport on Friday, Feb. 15, displacing around 3,000 workers. Hanjin, the world’s fifth largest shipyard and biggest investor here, had earlier declared bankruptcy, saying it owes some $400 million …

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APL changes terminal at Port of El Dekheila

Effective 1 March 2019, APL will be calling at a different terminal for the Port of El Dekheila. Current Terminal: Dekheila Public Terminal Terminal from 1 March onwards: Dekheila AICT Terminal Dekheila AICT Terminal is a private terminal with different tariffs for local charges, storage and monitoring. …

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India, Saudi Arabia launch strategic partnership

India and Saudi Arabia will launch a mechanism for coordinated decisions regarding strategically important issues, sources said on Monday, Feb. 18. The announcement came a day before the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman arrives here as part of his tour of Asia, where he chose Pakistan …

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MGT unlocks shipping system benefits

The recent call of the 2,500-TEU capacity Safmarine Nuba at the Matadi Gateway Terminal (MGT), an ICTSI Group company, opens the door to major new shipping system benefits for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).  The call, which took place at the end of …

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Hapag-Lloyd to implement Peak Season Surcharge

Strong market demand from North Europe to Mexico East Coast is leading to higher than usual operational costs on Hapag-Lloyd’s Atlantic Loop 4 (AL4). Consequently please be informed that effective for sailings as of March 1, 2019 and valid until further notice, Hapag-Lloyd will implement …

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