• 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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Yusen Logistics unveils complex logistics solutions

Yusen Logistics offers new services, trying to solve complex logistics problems. These new services are aimed to customers who are looking for a more integrated or complex set of services and to support deeper supply chain management, according to the company. Yusen Logistics say that …

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Maersk achieves mega aluminium deal

A.P. Moller – Maersk gains again the deal with Emirates Global Aluminum (EGA), the largest industrial company in the United Arab Emirates outside oil and gas. The two companies signed a volume commitment extension agreement for the current year (2019) on March 18. The agreement is …

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APL is updating Asia-Oceania network

APL announces new port rotations on the China Australia Service 2 (CA2) and New Zealand Express (NZE) services. CA2 New Port Rotation  Ningbo – Shanghai – Shekou – Kaohsiung – Sydney – Melbourne – Brisbane – Kaohsiung – Ningbo – Shanghai Effective Voyage: YM Eternity v077S/N ETA Shanghai 31 March 2019 Click …

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Maersk to adjust North Europe/Asia coverage

In connection with the phase-in of Maersk’s new Asia-Europe network, the shipping giant is adjusting its North Europe to Asia Eastbound coverage in weeks 18-19 to ensure adequate coverage from all main markets during the transition. Maersk will add a sailing to the markets called …

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Yusen Logistics expands frozen storage facility

Yusen Logistics (Hong Kong) Limited has expanded food cold storage facilities at Tsuen Wan Logistics Center in Hong Kong. They will handle a broad range of food business in Hong Kong by expanding their facilities area and providing services. “Our Hong Kong subsidiaries focus on …

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Hapag-Lloyd to apply new GRI

Hapag-Lloyd will apply a new General Rate Increase from Indian Subcontinent (ISC) and Middle East to USA and Canada. Effective Date April 15, 2019 USD 160 per 20′ standard container USD 200 per 40′ standard container (40′ x 8’6″) USD 200 per 40′ high cube …

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CMA CGM to apply new FAK rates

Find the new applicable CMA CGM Freight All Kinds (FAK) rates as follows as from April 1st, 2019 and until further notice: These new FAK rates will apply as follows: Origin Range: From all North European base ports (direct on CMA CGM services) Destination Range: To Pakistan …

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Maersk revises Documentation Fee in Kuwait

In order to keep providing you with our global services, Maersk is revising the Documentation Fee Destination(DDF) for ALL Cargo, effective 15th April 2019 from World to Kuwait. The revised tariff amount is detailed as follow: Surcharge code Origin Destination Currency New tariff Charge basis DDF World Kuwait KWD 47 Per …

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CMA CGM revises terminal charges in Lithuania

CMA CGM informs its customers of the following THC update in Lithuania ports: Effective April 15th, 2019 (date of loading in the origin ports) until further notice: Ports: Lithuania all ports Perimeter: Import & Export Cargo: Dry, Reefer, OOG Amount: EUR 105 per container dry – EUR …

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Large quantity of cocaine seized at Port of Santos

The large quantity of cocaine was allegedly found aboard a vessel at South America’s largest port, Santos. Police claimed the drugs were found by two sniffer dogs in a container carrying fresh lemons packed in paper boxes and headed towards Cartagena.  The group behind the …

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“Yantian Express” update

Hapag-Lloyd published another update about “Yantian Express” condition: “Salvage operations in Freeport are continuing as previously advised. We now anticipate that the discharge and door end inspections of the potentially impacted containers remaining on board will take approximately two weeks from now to be completed. …

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CMA CGM announces new FAK rates from Asia

In order to maintain its service quality on CIMEX Lines, CMA CGM informs its customers of its Rate Restoration Program for April 2019 as follows: Effective April 1st, 2019 (B/L date): Origin Range: From all Asian ports Destination Range: To Middle East Gulf ports Cargo: …

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RCL replaces its partner vessel on China-Thailand service

Regional Container Lines will take over CNC’s existing vessel operation on the RBC1 come end March 2019. RBC currently rotation includes calls at Ningbo – Shanghai – Laem Chabang – Bangkok (PAT) – Laem Chabang in a 3 vessel, 21-day rotation. RCL already employs two …

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Maersk start to enjoy startups’ solutions

AP Moeller Maersk said on Thursday (March 14) its first cohort of seven Indian startups have graduated from its accelerator program OceanPro. Zasti, Inatrix, MintM, KrypC, LinkedDots, LaVela Pictures and Zasti are the seven startups, which are focused on using machine learning, AI, VR and …

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CMA CGM applies GRI from Canada

CMA CGM will apply a General Rate Increase for all dry cargo exports out of Canada West Coast as follows: Effective April 15th, 2019 (sailing date): Origin: From Vancouver & Prince Rupert and points in Canada Destination: To all destinations (except Africa,EU, Russia and USA) …

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Maersk to increase rates from China to Med

Maersk is to increase its FAK rates from Shanghai to Mediterranean, from the next month. Origins Destinations Commodity Rate levels (USD) Effective start date Effective end date 20DC 40DC 40High Shanghai Barcelona FAK 925 1750 1750 01-04-2019 Until further notice, but not beyond 15-04-19 Shanghai …

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Manila: Port congestion easing

MANILA, Philippines — Congestion at the ports of Manila are easing and expected to continue to improve in the coming months after the problem resurfaced and hampered commerce since late last year, officials from the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) and the Bureau of Customs (BOC) …

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Over 1 million cigarettes seized at Dublin Port

Revenue officers seized over a million smuggled cigarettes at Dublin Port last week. The huge haul was discovered during a routine operation on Thursday, March 14. The unstamped cigarettes were discovered with the assistance of detector dog Kelly. Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner was also used …

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Major Indian port increases its container traffic

The VO Chidambaranar (VOC) Port in Tuticorin has surpassed the previous financial year’s container volume of 6.97 lakh TEUs on Wednesday. Two days later the number of TEUs crossed 7.03 lakh with an increase of 6.46% over the corresponding period in 2017-2018. Port authorities hope …

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