• 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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Freeport of Riga launches Development Programme

At the end of last year, the Board of the Freeport of Riga approved a new port development programme for the upcoming decade, which was presented to representatives of media and involved parties last week. The Development Programme 2019-2028 provides for significantly expanded operations at …

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Port of L.A achieves strong start of the year

7th Consecutive Month Above 800,000 TEU Mark, 5.4% Increase Over Last January SAN PEDRO, Calif. – February 13, 2019 – The Port of Los Angeles processed 852,449 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in January, the busiest January in the Port’s 112-year history. The volumes represent a 5.4 percent jump …

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Port of Rotterdam enjoys continuing container growth

At 469.0 million tonnes, the port of Rotterdam’s total throughput volume ended up slightly higher in 2018 than in 2017, which was itself a record year (467.4 million tonnes). Container transhipment was the engine of growth again, with a 4.5% increase in tonnage. Measured in …

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ECL unlocks Port of Hull benefits

An international Caribbean shipping service has recently unlocked multiple routes to the Port of Hull, handling thousands of tonnes of breakbulk and project cargo per year. Europe Caribbean Line (ECL) represented in the UK by Baltic and European Shipping, saw its first call at ABP’s …

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Drewry, World Container Index – 14 Feb

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 up 1.1% to $1,682.67 per 40ft container (updated Thursday, 14 February 2019).   Two-year spot freight rate trend for the World …

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7 “digital” tips for freight forwarders (Cargofive)

Here are seven lead generation tips for freight forwarders:   1. Study your competition and make a difference: In the business world, you have to be constantly studying your competition and your position regarding the market. Take a look at what your competitors are doing on the …

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Cambodia ready for EU’s possible sanctions

Cambodia has unveiled some measures to support local manufacturers and exporters if the European Union (EU) temporarily strips trade preferences from the kingdom. The EU began on Tuesday, Feb 12, the 18-month process that could lead to the temporary suspension of Cambodia’s duty-free trading access …

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Hong Kong port out of the world’s top-5 container terminals

Hong Kong’s port, which once vied with rival Singapore for global dominance, has slipped out of the world’s top five busiest shipping container terminals for the first time, new data has revealed. The bustling southern Chinese financial hub owes its very existence to its ideal …

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“MOL Tribute” renewed loading record

14 Feb 2019 – Singapore – “MOL TRIBUTE”, operated by Ocean Network Express (ONE), renewed a loading record with 19190 TEUs (including 38 TEUs void slots). The previous loading record was 18767 TEUs by “MOL TRADITION” in late December 2018. “MOL TRIBUTE”, which is deployed …

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POLB hikes container volume

The Port of Long Beach hovered near record container cargo levels to begin the new year. In January, dockworkers handled 657,286 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), a 0.1 percent decrease compared to the Port’s all-time January record set in 2018, which turned out to be the …

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MSC at Seafood Expo North America

MSC’s announcement about its participation in Seafood Expo North America: Did you know that when transporting frozen fish, it’s crucial that the boxes are packed tightly to form a solid block, leaving room between the walls of the unit? This allows air to freely circulate …

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French Port upgrades data infrastructure

Press release of Port of Marseille-Fos: Globalization does not simply mean more ships; it also means more information flows. No wonder that data traffic is predicted to grow at a rate of 45% per year over the next decade. This dramatic increase in volume, along …

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Recession in logistics property? (PoR)

Press release of Port of Rotterdam: Anyone following the news frequently comes across reports about an approaching recession, or even a crisis. Anton Pil from JP Morgan, Harvard Professor Carmen Reinhart and economist Paul Krugman – to name but a few. They are all concerned …

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APL Vancouver update: En-route to Singapore

APL VANCOUVER is now en-route to Singapore. The vessel was cleared for departure on February 12th following inspections by the Salvage team and Class surveyor. Additional safety measures have been provided for its voyage to Singapore, including an escort tug. The incident on board the …

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Hapag-Lloyd to revise PSS in Nigeria

Hapag-Lloyd will adjust the Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) for all container types originating from: World to Tin Can Island and Apapa (Nigeria) Effective March 1, 2019 until further notice for all origins (excluding USA) and March 15, 2019 until further notice for USA origin, the PSS will …

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CMA CGM, new GRR from India to East Africa

CMA CGM informs its customers of the following General Rate Restoration :   Effective March 1st, 2019 (B/L date): From India West Coast To Mombasa, Kenya and Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania Quantum: USD 150/TEU All cargo dry, OOG and breakbulk  

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Wihelmsen and Hitachi offer high-tech XRF analyzers

Signing a supply agreement with Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science (Hitachi High-Tech), Wilhelmsen will supply Hitachi High-Tech’s industry-leading handheld XRF analyzers to the maritime market, enabling vessel crews to accurately and efficiently test the sulphur content of their fuel, on the spot. With the International Maritime …

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M/V “Cap San Sounio” schedule’s amendments

Due to port congestion and labor shortages in Le Havre, France the European Costal Schedule of the M/V “Cap San Sounio” Voyage 8149N / 9106S will be amended as follows: Rotterdam: February 5, 2019 – Tuesday 14:00 hrs. London: February 7, 2019 – Thursday 04.30 hrs. Hamburg: …

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Second Indian boxship enters Chabahar port

The second Indian container ship has entered the Iranian port of Chabahar, said Behrooz Aghaei, director general of the Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Trend reports referring to Mehr News Agency. According to Aghaei, the INTER SYDNEY vessel is the …

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