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Hamburg Süd Expands in West Coast Central America

Effective from 4 September 2011, Hamburg Süd will expand its coverage of West Coast Central America by joining APL in a two loop service concept (WECA). - String 1 (WCX – WECA1) will deploy three vessels of 1.300 TEU nominal capacity and has the following port rotation: Balboa – Puerto Quetzal – Lazaro Cardenas – La Union – Puerto Caldera – Balboa – Paita – Guayaquil – Balboa. Hamburg Süd will be providing one vessel. - String 2 (MCX – WECA2) will deploy one vessel of 1.100 TEU nominal capacity and has the following port rotation: Lazaro Cardenas – Acajutla - Puerto Quetzal – Lazaro Cardenas. The new service allows for a more comprehensive coverage connecting the growing market of West Coast Central America to the Hamburg Süd network. Likewise are additional possibilities opened through the connection of Paita, Guayaquil and Balboa.


Containership Route Reshuffling

CMA CGM Group, MSC and CSAV are pleased to announce the reshuffling of their service linking Asia, Mexico, Central America and West Coast of South America. Operated by CMA CGM and CSAV until then, this service (called ACSA for CMA CGM and ANDEX for CSAV) will now be joined in by MSC. This service will still be operated on two distinct loops deploying respectively 11 x 8,500 TEUs  (1 CMA CGM, 2 CSAV, 8 MSC) and 10 x 6,500 TEUs containerships (3 CMA CGM, 7 CSAV)


Freighter Hits Pier In Panama

The Maltese-flag bulk carrier Fortuna Europa collided with pier no.14 of the Balboa-Hutchinson terminal, Panama, on Tuesday after experiencing steering/engine problems, Reuters reported. Substantial damage was sustained to both the 26,849 dwt vessel and the jetty. The accident happened as the ship, which was carrying a cargo of fertilizer, was passing Balboa on its way to sea, still under the control of a Panama Canal pilot.


Bulk Carrier In For Repair

The Maltese-flag bulk carrier Fortuna Europa arrived in Yokohama on November 27 for permanent repairs to damage sustained at Balboa in September, Reuters reported. In September, Fortuna Europa collided with a pier of the Balboa-Hutchinson terminal, Panama, after experiencing steering/engine problems and substantial damage was sustained to both the 26,849 dwt vessel and the jetty.


CMA CGM Services to Asia and Mexico, Central America & WCSA

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 In a continued effort to provide our customers with reliable and efficient services from Asia to Latin America, CMA CGM wishes to inform about the improvement of ACSA services linking Asia to Mexico, Central America and West Coast South America.   Port coverage will increase and will be improved with: Pusan EB call, Balboa EB and Coronel on ACSA 2. Balboa EB & WB calls on ACSA 3   CMA CGM will keep providing the most efficient services to link Asia to West Coast Latin


Aegean Announces Expansion Plans in Panama

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Awarded Long-Term Concession to Operate Storage Facilities in Ports Located at Each End of the Panama Canal; Company Plans to Commence Physical Supply Operations in Panama by the End of Q2 2011 PIRAEUS, Greece, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE: ANW) today announced it has been awarded a 20-year concession by the Panamanian Maritime Authority (PMA) to operate onshore storage facilities in the ports of Cristobal and Balboa in Panama on an exclusive


CMA CGM Debuts New Black Pearl Service

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The CMA CGM Group launched its new Black Pearl service, a direct service between the East Coast of North America and the West Coast of South America (Panama, Peru and Chile). This new service is part of the operational agreement between CMA CGM and MSC.  It comes as a response to a growing market demand for refrigerated cargoes from Chile and Peru to Philadelphia and New York and for fast and competitive transit times between these two continents.


Chemoil to Supply Bunkers in Panama Canal

Chemoil Corporation will soon start supplying bunkers in the Panama Canal. Chemoil plans to be a physical supplier in both Cristobal and Balboa by the middle of March, 2003. Further details of this new operation will be available at the beginning of March.


Direct Service from Jacksonville to Asia

To provide East Coast customers an all-water option to Asia, MOL will soon offer the only direct transpacific export service from Jacksonville, Florida (JAXPORT), via the Panama Canal, to key Asian ports as part of its NYX service. The first NYX vessel will sail from TraPac’s newest terminal at JAXPORT on May 13, 2009.   The NYX westbound port rotation is as follows: New York – Norfolk – Savannah – Jacksonville – Miami – Manzanillo – Balboa


G6 Alliance Announces Port Rotations

Members of the G6 Alliance  released details on port rotations for the proposed service expansion to the Asia-North America West Coast and Trans-Atlantic trade lanes, announced in early December last year. Subject to the completion of regulatory review process, the 17 services are scheduled to start in the second quarter of 2014. “The G6 Alliance monitors market developments closely and is continuously seeking opportunities to improve our service offerings


Panama Canal Expansion: Impacts on the Bunker Industry

Photo: Monjasa

The total volume of the Panama bunker market has increased in recent years as price levels are becoming increasingly competitive to U.S. bunker hubs like Houston, New Orleans and New York.   In 2015, reports indicate that approximately 5 percent of the global trade passes through the Panama


MSC Announces New Port Call, Revises Canada Gulf service

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 MSC’s California Express service is now to feature a new port of call – Manzanillo in Mexico.   The addition brings a significant customer benefit in transit time and reliability, and provides a direct route to the port as part of the route from Balboa to Long Beach.


MSC Introduce 'Lone Star Express' and 'Amberjack' to the Transpacific Trade

Photo: Mediterranean Shipping Company

 Swiss headquartered Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has announced two new services alled the ‘Lone Star Express’ which will operate between Asia and the US Gulf.    This new service will become a new Gateway to/from the US Gulf in anticipation of increased demand


Terex STS Cranes for Tanzanian HPH Terminal

TPS will supply two Terex Courtesy Terex

Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has received an order to supply two Terex ship-to-shore cranes (STS) to Tanzania International Container Terminal Services (TICTS), a member of Hutchison Port Holdings Limited (HPH), a leading port investor, developer and operator


MOL Car Carrier Rescues Castaway

Photo: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd

 Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. has announced that on January 20, 2016, the MOL-operated car carrier TRIUMPH ACE safely rescued a survivor about 80km offshore of Mexico.   Details of the rescue follow: At 08:50 (all times in local time) on January 20, 2016, the TRIUMPH ACE


MOL Car Carrier Rescues Castaway

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Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that on January 20, 2016, the MOL-operated car carrier TRIUMPH ACE safely rescued a survivor about 80 km offshore of Mexico. Details of the rescue follow:


APMT Takes Stake in Cartagena Terminal

Pictured left to right are Mr. Gabriel Echavarría, President of Compas Board of Directors who signed the deal on behalf of Compas and Mr. Joe Nicklaus Nielsen, Vice President, Port Investments for APM Terminals. Photo APMT

 APM Terminals and Colombian-based port and terminal operating company, Compañia de Puertos Asociados S.A. (Compas S.A.) have finalized the incorporation of Cartagena Container Terminal Operator (CCTO), a new joint venture which will manage and operate Compas S.A


G6 Announces Asia-North America Winter Program

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  Members of the G6 Alliance today announced the Winter Program for Asia – North America services in response to traditional seasonal changes in market demand. The following are the temporary service suspensions: Asia – North America East Coast Service


APM Terminals Enters Colombia

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  APM Terminals and Colombian-based port and terminal operating company, Compañia de Puertos Asociados S.A. (Compas S.A.) have signed a joint venture agreement to jointly manage and operate Compas S.A.’s existing multipurpose Cartagena Terminal.  


Indonesia, Panama explore maritime cooperation

Dian Djani Triansyah in a meeting with Jorge Barakat Pitty in Panama. Photo credit:  Panama government resources.

 The governments of Indonesia and Panama have explored cooperation in the field of maritime affairs, reports the Jakarta Post.   The cooperation in maritime affairs especially regarding the management of seaports include vessel registration, the eradication of illegal fishing


APL, MOL, NYK Launch Joint Service

APL, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) have together launched a new joint service between trading hubs in Asia and ports in Mexico, Colombia and Panama.   In a joint statement made by the carriers, APL, MOL and NYK said Asia is an important market for exporters in


G6 Alliance Makes Seasonal Service Change

Pacific Atlantic 2 service has temporarily stopped calling European ports due to a seasonal change in market demand. The service portfolio between Asia and North America East Coast continues unchanged. Members of the G6 Alliance have adjusted one of its Pacific Atlantic services in response to


G6 Alliance Announces Asia – US East Coast Winter Program

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Combined service will replace NYE and SCE temporarily / Due to seasonal changes in market demand. Members of the G6 Alliance have announced the Winter Program for Asia – U.S. East Coast sailings in response to seasonal changes in market demand.


Panama Canal Infrastructure to be Valued by VRC

Panama Canal: File photo

Leading provider of independent valuations, Valuation Research Corporation (VRC) says it has been engaged by the Panama Canal Authority to value the locks, dams, power plants and other structures of the canal for insurance purposes. This is VRC’s second valuation engagement with the


SAAM SMIT Towage J/V to Operate 100 Tugboat Fleet

SMIT Brasil tugboats: Image Boskalis

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. inform that with SAAM S.A. they have successfully created a joint harbor towage operation within the American Continent in Brazil, Mexico, Canada and Panama, comprising two underlying joint ventures operating in more than 30 port terminals with a hundred tugboats.






 
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