• 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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MOL prepares a high-tech mooring trial

TOKYO – Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that, in partnership with MOL Coastal Shipping, Ltd. and MOL Information Systems, Ltd., it will start a demonstration test of a mooring rope with a built-in sensor, along with a rope status monitoring system. The project focuses on the …

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Maersk increases rates from East Asia to West Africa

Maersk will introduce an increase in FAK rates from South East Asia & Far East Asia to West Africa. Origins Destinations Commodity Rate levels (USD) Effective start date Effective end date 20DC 40DC 40HC Tanjung Pelepas Dakar FAK 2200 3150 3150 01-04-19 Until further notice, …

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Relief for older BOT cargo terminals

Most of the older cargo terminals, run by private firms at Centre-owned major port trusts under a restrictive rate regime finalized in 2005, are set to win “substantial tariff hikes” after the Government framed new rules that alters the way rates are computed. The rate …

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CMA CGM announces new GRR

CMA CGM announces the following General Rate Restoration. The reason is to provide its customers with reliable and efficient service, CMA CGM says in its announcement.   Effective April 15th, 2019 (B/L date): From East Coast South America To West Africa, East Africa, South Africa, …

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Port of Vancouver enters SEA/LNG

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has joined SEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is the federal agency of the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s largest port, and …

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CMA CGM to test the use of bio-fuel oil

Landmark refuelling scheduled for March 19th on a CMA CGM vessel, marks a major step towards the decarbonisation of ocean freight Second generation biofuel derived from forest residues and waste cooking oil delivers low carbon and sulphur oxide emissions   ROTTERDAM, March 12th, 2019 – IKEA …

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APL to revise local surcharges in Singapore

APL will revise the following surcharges: Local Surcharges Effective Date (excluding China) Effective Date (for China export or import) Charge Code Revised Charges Remarks BL Fee – E submission 5 April 2019 N/A DA001 SGD 120 Applicable when booking and shipping instruction are received by …

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CEVA Logistics expands in eCommerce services

Baar, Switzerland – CEVA Logistics has further expanded its eCommerce services with the implementation and go-live of significant new business wins in the UK, Turkey, USA, Canada and Brazil in the last few months. CEVA’s unique global footprint as well as the ability to provide …

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Swedish new terminal finds a new investor

Infranode invests US$42,7 million (SEK 400 million) in the development of the new greenfield container terminal in the Port of Gävle and at the same time becomes a minority shareholder in the port operator Yilport. With this investment Infranode becomes a partner and co-owner of …

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Hapag-Lloyd changes terminal in Rotterdam

Hapag-Lloyd announces the structural terminal change for the Rotterdam port call of its Caribbean Express Service (CES) as follows: All Hapag-Lloyd operated vessels employed in this service will call at UNIPORT Multipurpose Terminals BV, Rotterdam instead of RST (“Rotterdam Shortsea Terminal”). First vessel affected by this terminal change will …

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Positive forecast of China’s foreign trade

China’s foreign trade growth will be backed by a wide range of trading partners and a resilient import and export structure, and a domestic market with growing demand in 2019, despite some uncertainties remaining in the global outlook, said political advisors and legislators from business …

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Port of Virginia proceeds with its expansion project

The Port of Virginia® continues to expand its capacity and this month 12 new container stacks at Norfolk International Terminals (NIT) began operating as the project to reconfigure the terminal’s south container stack-yard moves forward according to schedule. “A little more than a year ago …

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Matson christens second Aloha Class vessel

Matson christened the second of two Aloha Class containerships built for Matson in a ceremony at Philly Shipyard on Saturday, March 9. The new vessel, named ‘Kaimana Hila,’ is the sister ship to ‘Daniel K. Inouye,’ which was christened in June and went into service in November of 2018. “Kaimana …

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Wan Hai enhances its Japan services

Wan Hai Lines announces the enhancement of its Japan service coverage. With effect from early April 2019, the company shall upgrade its existing New Super 1 service and also extend one of its existing Japan Kanto service to cover Malaysia. Upgrade existing New Super 1 …

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MSC announces new FAK rates

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. announces the following freight rates as from March 11th, 2019 until further notice but not beyond March 31st, 2019. All Prices are in US Dollars unless otherwise specified The above Rates are inclusive of the Base Rate (i.e. ocean freight …

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Maersk revises terminal charges in Africa

Maersk is revising the Terminal Handling Service – Origin (OHC) & Terminal Handling Service – Destination (DHC) for ALL Cargo in South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe to/from World, effective 01st April 2019. The revised tariff amount is detailed as follow: Surcharge code Origin Destination Currency Non-Dangerous cargo …

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Port of New York and New Jersey keeps breaking records

The momentum of record-breaking container volume continued in the new year, setting an all-time high in January. Total volume for January 2019 rose by 6.3 percent, posting 622,531 TEUs (355,374 lifts) versus 585,864 TEUs (335,282 lifts) in January of 2018. This increase represents the fifth …

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Upcoming port omissions of “Kota Ekspres”

MV “Kota Ekspres” Voy. 910N was further delayed in Australia. In order to get the vessel back to proforma schedule it has been agreed to omit Oakland and Vancouver. Export bookings from Oakland and Vancouver will be handled as follows: Oakland bookings will need to be transferred …

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