• 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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NWSA box volume hikes in 2019

The Northwest Seaport Alliance’s February container volumes reached 269,199 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), a 4.1 percent decrease from last year. Despite the dip, the year-to-date container volumes are up 10.9 percent, with imports and exports growing 10.1 percent and 13.4 percent respectively. As anticipated, import …

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JAXPORT welcomes its largest-ever container ship

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) set a new port record on March 18 with the arrival of the ZIM vessel Cape Sounio, the largest container ship to ever call Jacksonville. The 11,000-TEU (container) vessel is operated by ZIM on a service offered by the 2M …

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APL’s void sailings on China-Australia service

In line with the temporary reduction in market demand, APL will be making adjustments to its China Australia Service (CAS) with the following void sailings. First port: Kaohsiung Service rotation: Kaohsiung – Xiamen – Nansha – Hong Kong- Yantian – Melbourne – Sydney – Brisbane – Kaohsiung Voyage Number …

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Maersk’s final MDGF submission deadline

Maersk announces: “For the proper export dangerous cargo document arrangement, effective immediately, please see the revised deadline of final MDGF (MULTIMODAL DANGEROUS GOODS FORM) submission. SERVICE Terminal Code Terminal Name Proforma ETA Proforma Eth Customer Deadline IA8 Jakarta Terminal 3 Tanjung Priok Sun 21:00 Tue 05:00 …

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APL office relocation in Indonesia

With effect from 1 April 2019, APL Semarang office will be relocated to the address below. There will be also changes in telephone and fax numbers. New address: APL Semarang Office d/a PT. Container Maritime Activities Wisma HSBC, 7th Floor, Suite #701 Jl. Gajahmada No. 135, …

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Maersk revises Terminal Handling Charges in Oman

Maersk is revising the Terminal Handling Charges Origin (OHC) and Terminal Handling Charges Destination (DHC) for ALL Cargo in Sohar, Oman, effective 15th April 2019. The revised tariff amount is detailed as follow: Surcharge code Origin Destination Currency Non-Dangerous cargo Dangerous cargo ALL 20 ALL 40 45 HDRY ALL …

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Updated Maersk Line’s acceptance procedures

Maersk Line published an announcement about its new acceptance procedures on charcoal and carbon products and new charcoal deadline: This letter serves as the latest version with regards to the acceptance procedure for Charcoal and Carbon products (non-activated carbon blacks of mineral origin or carbons …

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VAHLE receives massive order from Adani Group

The Adani Group, biggest private port operator in India, has placed an order on VAHLE for the retrofit of 18 aisles and 15 RTG for the port of Kattupalli India. The project includes 3 kms of the 4-pole vCONDUCTOR U35 conductor system as well as …

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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 …

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Port of Gdansk changes hands – PSA among the new stakeholders

PSA International Ptd Ltd (PSA), the Polish Development Fund (PFR) and the IFM Global Infrastructure Fund (GIF) managed by IFM Investors, have signed an Agreement, subject to formal approval by the relevant competition authorities, to jointly acquire 100% of the shares of DCT Gdańsk, the …

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Record performance hikes ATI income

Asian Terminals Inc. published a press release about its record performance in 2018:  Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI) sustained its solid performance in 2018 on the back of record cargo volumes handled by its gateway ports in Manila and Batangas, reflective of the resilient Philippine economy. …

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Maersk and Panama Canal enter Global Industry Alliance

A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S and the Panama Canal Authority are the latest entities to join the IMO-supported Global Industry Alliance to Support Low Carbon Shipping (GIA). The GIA now has 18 members, including leading shipowners and operators, classification societies, engine and technology builders and suppliers, big data …

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Royal HaskoningDHV shows stable results and digital investments

Royal HaskoningDHV reports an organic operating income growth of 3.1%, a recurring EBITA of €25.9 million and a stable net result of €12.7 million over 2018. These results were delivered against continued investments in strategic priorities with the focus to strengthen its domain knowledge and …

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APL: GRI for Middle East destinations

APL will increase its rates for Middle East destinations. This General Rate Increase will be effective from April 1 2019. Effective date Origin Destination GRI (USD) 1 April 2019 China, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia, Myanmar United Arab Emirates, …

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Seaspan enjoys record annual revenue

Highlights for the Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2018 & Year-to-Date 2019: Earnings per diluted share of $0.25 for the fourth quarter and $1.31 for the full year Record quarterly and annual operating earnings of $134.4 million for the fourth quarter and $469.9 million for the full year Record quarterly and annual cash flows …

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Vessel replacement on WSN service

The MV Seaspan Hamburg 911N/914S will phase out of the West Coast North America-Australasia (WSN) Service in Oakland, California. Current ETA at Oakland is April 5, 2019. Seaspan Hamburg will only discharge imports from Oceania at Oakland and Long Beach. Replacement vessel MV Brotonne Bridge 914S will phase in to the West …

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APL to terminate Asia Fremantle Express

APL will be terminating the Asia Fremantle Express (AFX), as a part of the review of  its Asia-Oceania network. Last Sailing of AFX Swan River Bridge v945, ETD Singapore 10 May 2019, ETD Fremantle 17 May 2019 AFX Port Rotation Singapore – Fremantle – Singapore  

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Saudi Ports to slash container handling time

Mawani, the Saudi Ports Authority, will reduce container time at its ports to three days by 2020 even as it plans to more than double handling by 2030, as part of the kingdom’s broader drive to generate efficiencies in the economy. “What’s more, the share …

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