• 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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China, Vietnam open new cross-border bridge

China and Vietnam officially opened a new cross-border bridge on Tuesday, March 19, linking the city of Dongxing in China and the city of Mong Cai in Vietnam. The 27.7-meter-wide Beilun II bridge has four main lanes and two auxiliary ones. Its opening means that …

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Port Tampa Bay sets the stage for more

Now that its cargo business is ramping up, thanks largely to two new weekly container ships from Asia, Port Tampa Bay has a new challenge: keeping up with its growth. “We’re sort of the dog that caught the car,” Port Tampa Bay president and chief …

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Italian blood oranges enter Chinese market

The first batch of Sicilian blood oranges from Italy entered the Chinese market Tuesday, March 19, after the imported fruits passed customs inspection in Shanghai, according to the city’s customs. The blood oranges, weighing 37.44 tonnes, were shipped from Catania Harbor on Sicily Island over …

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Hapag-Lloyd unveils increased prices

Hapag-Lloyd announces an increased FAK Ocean Tariff rate for all cargoes for 20’ and 40’ General Purpose (incl. High Cube Container) as well as for 20’ Reefer Container from North Europe to the Caribbean, Central America, South America West Coast and South America East Coast. …

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Russia enjoys container volumes’ increase

Containerized shipments moved to and from ports in Russia increased 9.8% to a total of 5.075 million TEUs in 2018, according to statistics compiled by an association of commercial seaports in the nation. Throughput swelled 9.8% from the previous year, but was smaller than the …

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Hyster to introduce hydrogen energy at Valencia Port

Hyster Europe has announced it is developing a zero-emission reachstacker featuring a hydrogen fuel cell for the Port of Valencia, as part of the European Horizon 2020 programme and H2Ports project. The port will be the first in Europe to incorporate hydrogen energy in its …

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CMA CGM announces fresh FAK rates

CMA CGM will apply new Freight All Kinds (FAK) rates as follows as from April 1st, 2019 (date of loading in the origin ports in Asia) until further notice: These new FAK rates will apply as follows: Origin Range: From all Asian base ports Destination Range: To …

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DP World renews Black Sea Port concession

DP World Constanta, a subsidiary of the Dubai-headquartered global trade enabler DP World, has renewed its concession agreement allowing it to operate in the Romanian Black Sea port of Constanta for another 30 years, until 2049. DP World Group Chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed bin …

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Maersk Line increases its rates from Asia

Maersk Line announces an increase in rates, as follows: Origins Destinations Cargo Type Price Increase Amounts (USD) Effective date 20DC 40DC 40High (& Reef) 45HDry Middle East, Pakistan and Indian sub-continent United States and Canada DRY and REEFER 300 300 300 300 15th April 2019   -Reefer FAK rates- Origins …

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Hapag-Lloyd to rollout XVELA Carrier and terminal collaboration services

XVELA, the world’s first maritime business network for ocean carriers and terminal operators, announced that Hapag-Lloyd AG, one of the world’s leading shipping liner companies, plans to implement XVELA’s collaboration services to increase transparency throughout the transportation supply chain and more efficiently employ assets and …

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Kalmar to enhance Dutch terminals

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is helping the Dutch company Ter Haak Group to improve the sustainability of its operations with the delivery of three Kalmar Eco Reachstackers, one Kalmar Gloria Reachstacker and three Empty Container Handlers to its Container Stevedoring IJmuiden (CSY) – Haringhaven and …

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CMA CGM to apply GRR from Asia to West Africa

In a continued effort to provide its customers with reliable and efficient service, CMA CGM informs of the following General Rate Restoration: Effective April 1st, 2019 (B/L date): From China, Taiwan, South Korea To West Africa (all ports) Quantum: USD 500/20′ | USD 1,000/40′ All …

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Gulftainer welcomes M.V. Port Klang

Gulftainer, a privately owned independent port operator, welcomed the M.V. Port Klang from Sunmarine Shipping Services on a maiden call at its gateway flagship Sharjah Container Terminal, SCT. The vessel is one of the shipping group’s fastest services between the Indian subcontinent and the UAE. …

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BIFA: Freight Forwarders remain ahead of the curve

Whilst the UK government keeps working, pushing and grinding on to try again to make the case for its Brexit compromise, and MPs carry on hunting, and arguing for alternatives that could take the place of that compromise if it ultimately fails, the British International …

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Singamas to sell a massive part of its container manufacturing capacity

Singamas Container Holdings has entered into framework agreement with a potential buyer for five of its wholy-owned subsidiaries. These are Qidong Singamas Energy Equipment Co., Ltd., Qidong Pacific Port Co., Ltd.,  Qingdao Pacific Container Co., Ltd., Ningbo Pacific Container Co., Ltd., Singamas Container Holdings (Shanghai) Limited. According to a …

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Asia-Australia: Maersk’s new rates

Maersk Line is announcing an increase in FAK rates (Freight All Kinds). Origins Destinations Commodity Rate levels (USD) Effective start date Effective end date 20DC 40DC 40HC Singapore Sydney FAK 550 1100 1100 01-04-2019 Until further notice, but not beyond 30-04-2019 Singapore Fremantle FAK 600 …

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LA Port sees container traffic slowing

The Port of Los Angeles moved 705,306 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in February. While it was the third busiest February at the Port, it represents a 2.7 percent decrease compared to last year’s record-setting February. According to a statement, Lunar New Year played a pivotal …

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Maersk Line to increase rates from Far East

Maersk Line increases its FAK rates from Far East to several destinations: North Europe Origins Destinations Commodity Rate levels (USD) Effective start date Effective end date 20DC 40DC 40High Shanghai, CN Rotterdam, NL FAK 950 1700 1750 15-04-2019 Until further notice, but not beyond 30-04-19 …

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Wärtsilä to run another eco-project

The technology group Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to design a state-of-the-art multipurpose transport vessel that will operate in Antarctic waters. According to a statement, Wärtsilä will also provide the vessel with a comprehensive package of integrated propulsion and hybrid solutions to ensure highly …

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