• 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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Cochin: Authorities may ferry containers on train, ships due to strike

COCHIN: As the strike of trailer truck operators continues, Cochin Port Trust (CPT) and DP World, the operator of International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT), have almost decided to move containers through railroad and coastal shipping routes. Owners of trailer trucks are protesting against imposing toll …

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Collapsed crane removed from Port of Vancouver

Eight days after it came crashing down on a container ship, a crane that collapsed at the Port of Vancouver has been removed. The ship-to-shore crane tipped over after the vessel, named the Ever Summit, ran into it while trying to berth at Vanterm in the middle of the night …

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Orsha-China: First export train with Belarusian goods

The first export train bearing Belarusian goods of the logistics company Bremino Group will leave Orsha for Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, China on 11 February. The information was released by Alexander Zaitsev, Chairman of the General Meeting of Bremino Group Participants, as an automobile logistics terminal …

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MSC Zoe: More lost containers – at least 345

The cargo ship MSC Zoe has not lost 291 containers on the North Sea, but at least 345. This is reported by Rijkswaterstaat on Wednesday, Feb. 6, after a new estimate from the MSC shipping company. The MSC Zoe lost the containers on the night …

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Kisumu port will boost domestic economy

Kenya – The envisaged expansion of Kisumu port will be a boon to the domestic economy, once the project is complete, investors have assured. According to Managing Director of Mango Tree, Jan Shu Chun, dredging Lake Victoria to allow big ships dock at the Kisumu …

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Hamburg Süd to unveil the future of RCM

Full transparency in real time as well as significantly increased efficiency for refrigerated transport chains – trade fair from February 6 to 8 in Berlin Hamburg, February 6, 2019 – Hamburg Süd will be presenting its future use of Remote Container Management (RCM) in Berlin during …

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Konecranes reports its financial results

Konecranes applied the full retrospective approach in IFRS 15 transition, and the numbers for the periods in 2017 have been restated. Please refer to note 4 for more details on the implementation of IFRS 15 and other significant accounting policies. Figures in brackets, unless otherwise stated, …

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APL enhances its NS1 service

APL announces that North South Express (NS1) service will make a direct call to Ho Chi Minh. NS1 New Port Rotation Gwangyang – Busan – Kaohsiung – Ho Chi Minh – Port Klang Westport – Singapore – Haiphong – Kaohsiung – Gwangyang  

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Internet of Logistics – The Dutch Twist

In the growing global logistics industry mistakes are made; documents accompanying shipments are not made out correctly, shipments are held up because of incomplete declarations or discrepancies and statuses are unknown. Many of these hick-ups in the logistics chain can be avoided by less focus …

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JAXPORT connects Florida business community

More than 120 Northeast Florida small business leaders participated in JAXPORT’s inaugural Small and Emerging Business Appreciation Day. The daylong seminar was held Tuesday, Feb 6, at JAXPORT’s Cruise Terminal and connected area small businesses with valuable training and resources. Business development experts from the …

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Indian grapes are a sensitive product

Article by Hapag-Lloyd: North America as well as Central and Eastern Europe are enduring a tough winter with a lot of snow. But, further south in the Northern Hemisphere, the grape harvest in India is reaching peak season. Grapes are especially flourishing in the hot, …

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BEA: International trade in goods and services

The U.S. monthly international trade deficit decreased in November 2018 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit decreased from $55.7 billion in October (revised) to $49.3 billion in November, as imports decreased more than exports. The previously …

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Announcement about “Olga Maersk” incident

Further to the last message of February 4, 2019 on MV “Olga Maersk” 847N, please be advised of the following: All Units (Dry and Refrigerated) were discharged in Cristobal Cargo to Charleston (DRY+REFRIGERATED): All units were loaded onto the TP16 Maersk Taikung 901E with an ETA February 11, …

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Maersk to apply CFD in Montreal and Oran

Maersk is introducing the Congestion Fee Destination (CFD) for ALL CARGO in Montreal, CA with effective from 08-February-2019 for Non-Regulated Countries and 06-March-2019 for Regulated Countries. The tariff levels are as follows: Surcharge code Origin Destination Currency ALL_20 ALL_40 45HDRY CFD Europe Montreal, QC, CA USD 200 250 250 …

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Maersk to introduce a virtual assistant

New smart technologies and seamless solutions continue to change the shipping industry. In 2019, Maersk will enhance its Remote Container Management (RCM) platform by a virtual assistant, named “Captain Peter”. The avatar will assist customers along the journey of their cargo. Currently being tested by …

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Worries about Roberts Bank port’s noise

The port at Roberts Bank is going to get much louder if allowed to expand. That’s according to a recent report to Delta council outlining a number of issues as the Port of Vancouver’s application for a second container terminal is being considered by a …

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ZIM joins Maersk on Avantida’s platform

As CEO of Avantida said on Container News, Avantida announces another ocean line, which will offer street turn services in the United States. ZIM will be the second one, joining Maersk on the platform.  Antwerp, Belgium, February 6, 2019 – Avantida, an E2open company, announced today …

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HHLA focuses on AGVs “green” project

At the start of the new year, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) and its partners began research and development work on the publicly funded FRESH project at its Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA). The goal is to integrate the battery capacities of the automated guided …

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Port Insight brings IoT closer than ever

Port Insight started on 20 November: the joint venture of the Port of Rotterdam Authority with TWTG, a progressive player in the development of I-IoT solutions (industrial internet of things). Port Insight is developing various services with the first achievement being the new service with …

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Maersk Line, Peak Season Surcharge

Maersk is introducing the Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) for ALL 20DRY Cargo in Mundra, IN effective 19-February-2019 for non-regulated corridors and regulated corridors The tariff levels are as follows: Surcharge code Origin Destination Currency ALL 20DRY PSS Mundra ,IN Jeddah ,SA USD 75  

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