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Globe Express Strengthens Local Market Presence

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Market strategy focuses on delivering innovative supply chain solutions that complement Kuwait’s growing reputation as a major logistics hub. Globe Express Services announced that it has intensified its regional growth plans by providing a full array of innovative supply chain solutions in Kuwait. The company is consolidating its presence in Kuwait to take advantage of the government’s aggressive investments in large-scale logistics and transport infrastructure projects, including the first phase of the $1.2 billion Mubarak Al Kabir Port development that is scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2014. The Mubarak Al Kabir Port is just one of the many mega infrastructure development projects being undertaken in Kuwait aimed at reinforcing the country’s status as one of major trade and commerce hubs in the region. In addition, various other projects and changes are being implemented as part of the airport development project: the capacity of the country’s airport will be increased from seven million passengers currently to over 20 million through the construction of the new passengers’ building. Likewise, the volume of air freight in Kuwait International Airport will be increased from 600,000 tons to six million tons per year. According to industry reports, in 2013 air freight tonnage in Kuwait International Airport is expected to grow by 1.8% and is forecast to average growth of 1.4% annually until 2017


OTAL Upgrades West African Shipping Services

OT Africa Line (OTAL) has announced a number of developments to its West African Ro-Ro and container services designed to give customers access to a greater number of ports. The changes will also provide improved transit times and more frequent sailings to ensure even more extensive transport coverage of the trade to and from this region. OTAL continues to operate its established multipurpose Ro-Ro service but with the addition of a restructured improved all-round schedule called the


Chris Slotten Joins Globe Express Services

Chris Slotten: Photo credit GES

Globe Express Services appoints global logistics veteran Chris Slotten as Chief Commercial Officer & Senior Vice-President. Globe Express Services, one of the world’s top 100 global logistics providers with a market presence in over 80 countries, announce that Christopher Slotten will join the company on March 1, 2013 as Senior Vice President (SVP) & Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). In his new role, Mr


MOL Launches Mozambique Express Service

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced its new Mozambique Express Service (MZX), departing Singapore on June 7, 2013. MZX is a weekly service operated by PIL with seven vessels. MOL will have space on their new MZS service by swap with some spaces on new IOX service. Current MOL biweekly service, Mozambique Zuid Africa IOI Service (current MZX), will be discontinued upon commencement of new IOX and MZX services


Hamburg Süd Launches New International Service

Hamburg Süd will offer a new service from South Africa to Argentina and Brazil (SABR Service) in cooperation with Nile Dutch. The new fixed-day fortnightly service will provide shippers with a regular and reliable westbound link from South Africa to South America with connections to Europe and North America. The new service rotation will be: Durban – Port Elizabeth – Buenos Aires – Rio Grande – Itajai – Santos – Rio de Janeiro.


Faster Med Service

At the beginning of April 2004, Hapag-Lloyd will offer its customers an improved and expanded European Express Service (EEX), linking northern Europe with Italy and the eastern Mediterranean with weekly departures on fixed days. Customers will benefit from the new and faster ships deployed for the service. With the calls at Lisbon and now also Gioia Tauro, excellent links will be provided with Hapag-Lloyd's American and Asian services


Hapag-Lloyd Restructures North Europe Service

Hapag-Lloyd has restructured its European Express Service between North Europe and Greece / Turkey facilitating a doubling of weekly departures. Both services will be run in cooperation with MSC shipping line serving the ports of Izmir and Piraeus twice a week. Istanbul, Thessaloniki and Gemlik will be called once per week. In North Europe the ports of Felixstowe and Antwerp (both services), and Le Havre (EEX 1 only) and Sines in Portugal (EEX 2 only) will be served


Lauer Joins Matson as Director, Transpacific Services

John P. Lauer has joined Matson Navigation Company as director, Transpacific services, for Matson's China - Long Beach Express. Lauer will lead Matson's U.S. sales efforts for its burgeoning China - Long Beach Express service and will focus on trade lane yield management and revenue enhancement strategies in conjunction with other Matson operations. He will report to Dave Hoppes, senior vice president, ocean services.


APL Launches Mindanao Express Service in Philippines

APL announced the launch of a new twice-weekly service to cater for the growing global demand for Philippines produce. The Mindanao Express (MDX) will provide a 700-TEU weekly capacity increase for cargo moving from the region of Mindanao and other key Philippines locations before connecting with APL’s global service network. Three dedicated vessels of between 700 and 850 TEU capacity will make twice-weekly calls to the ports of Bugo and Davao


First Container Ship Call at Duke Point Terminal, Nanaimo

MV Westwood Pacific loading: Photo NPA

The arrival of the 'M/V Westwood Pacific' at the Nanaimo Port Authority’s Duke Point terminal marks the first such berthing at the Port’s facilities and will provide a direct link to Asia. Westwood Shipping Lines operate a dedicated break bulk and container service to Asia and have been evaluating the Vancouver Island market for some time. This trial call, with express service to Japan, Korea and feeder service to other Asian ports, is expected to lead to a regular service


New Subsea Fiber-optic Cable to Link N. America & UK

CEO Bjarni Thorvardarson fronts survey vessel: Photo (2011) Hibernia Express

TE SubCom has announced the commencement of the new Hibernia Express submarine cable system.  The 4,600 km cable will provide the lowest-latency fiber-optic path between New York and London, connecting Halifax, Nova Scotia and Brean, UK


Volumes Up for Cleveland’s New Liner Service

Cleveland Europe Express shows major increase in volume, while established maritime and development finance revenues also up substantially The Port of Cleveland announced that its Cleveland-Europe Express, the dedicated monthly liner service that launched in April


Port of Cleveland Europe Express Service Benefits AT&F

Photo: Port of Cleveland/Dan Morgan

Large scale welding & fabrication firm, AT&F, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, says that the new Port of Cleveland to Antwerp service is a welcome addition to the service lines for AT&F’s European customers. Service direct from Cleveland is four days faster than from U.S


Panama Canal Expansion May Worsen Panamax Surplus: Analyst

Image courtesy of Drewry Maritime Research

The continuous cascading of surplus Panamax vessels into North-South trades is still contributing to over-capacity, and the problem is likely to get worse when the Panama Canal’s widened locks are opened at the end of 2015, according to the latest edition of Drewry Container Insight.


New Scheduled International Cargo Shipping Service

Photo courtesy of US Department of Transportation

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) today joined the Port of Cleveland in announcing the launch of the Port of Cleveland’s Express Ocean Freight Service.  The new service will run between the Port of Cleveland and Antwerp


DHL Expects Immunity in Price Fixing Investigation

Deutsche Post expects its DHL forwarding business to be granted immunity from prosecution and fines by Singapore antitrust authorities, who are investigating 11 companies for alleged price fixing, the German logistics company said.  


Port of Cleveland’s Express Service Underway

Photo: Spliethoff Group

With the departure of the vessel Fortunagracht out of Antwerp, Belgium over the weekend, the Cleveland-Europe Express service between the Cleveland Harbor and Europe via the Saint Lawrence Seaway has officially launched. The vessel is loaded with breakbulk and containerized cargo and is set to


GES Gross Revenue Up 27% in 2013

Mr. Mustapha Kawam

Globe Express Services (GES), one of the world’s top 100 global logistics providers, has announced that its gross revenue for its UAE operations in 2013 has increased by 27 percent compared to 2012. Profit was buoyed by the rapid growth of, and positive outlook on


Globe Express Brings In V4 for Clean Eco-Project

Mustapha Kawam: Photo credit GES

Globe Express Services (GES), a leading global logistics provider, say they have appointed V4 Advisors, an environmental advisory services company with extensive experience in the field of emission reduction, energy and water audit, air pollution, and renewable energy


CMA CGM Launches New Feeder Line

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The CMA CGM Group is expanding its service opportunities in Southern Africa with the launch of the new Rhino Express feeder. The Rhino Express reinforces the Group’s service to Mozambique through an extended coverage of five ports in Mozambique


Troy Announces Italy Express Service

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Troy Container Line has announced an improved express service from Genoa, Italy to New York. Along with its partner Combi Line International Spa, the companies will now offer a 10-day transit from Genoa in addition to pick-ups throughout Italy


New CMA CGM Middle East to Somalia Service

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CMA CGM announced the launch of the direct service Noura Express from Middle East to Somalia. The service will connect at Khor Fakkan with CMA CGM long haul services from / to worldwide to reach Mogadishu, Somalia. The Noura Express will start as of January 29, 2014


CMA CGM Suspends Venice, South Sudan Port Calls

Courtesy CMA CGM

Venice CMA CGM decided to suspend Venice call on its Phoenician Express service as part of its winter program. Adverse weather conditions in Venice during winter do not allow maintaining proper schedule integrity. Venice Cargo will be relayed on CMA CGM operated and dedicated Adriatic feeder


CMA CGM Rearranges its Services

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The CMA CGM Group announced the reshuffling of its services from Europe and Med to West Africa which will allow the Group to adapt to the market and serve the heart of Africa by Through Bill of lading (TBL) to land lock countries. Starting mid December 2013


Port of Cleveland Plans 2014 Europe Express Service

Ship entering: Photo courtesy of Port of Cleveland

The Cleveland-Europe Express Ocean Freight Service will be the only scheduled international container service on the Great Lakes when it kicks off in April 2014. “Currently, local manufacturers use East Coast ports to ship goods to Europe






 
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