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Krasnoye Sormovo to Build Tankers for Palmali

The ship of 'river-sea' class with 12 cargo and one precipitation tanks of the total capacity of 14,770 cu. m is intended for the haulage of crude and oil products with vapor explosion temperature lower than 60°С. The ship has double boarding preventing oil spills at accidents. It provides for simultaneous loading of several grades of oil products on the same voyage. The tanker design was developed by Engineering Center of MNP Group. Source: FIS


GreenCarrier, NVO Transport BV Sign Transport Agreement

GreenCarrier, the logistics arm of the Swedish-headquartered Björk.Eklund Group, has signed an exclusive transport agreement with NVO Transport BV, based in Groningen. NVO is one of the Netherlands’ leading haulage companies and has 40 years’ experience in the transport of goods to and from Scandinavia. The agreement will reportedly allow GreenCarrier to offer several departures to and from the Netherlands per day.


Wilhelmsen Large Project Loading at Huangpu

The logistics department of Wilhelmsen Ships Service in Shanghai recently completed a large project loading an air-filter system for shipment to India. Wilhelmsen Ships Service was tasked with loading 39 packages, weighing a total of 303 tons (2400 cubic metres), valued at about $2m. The company’s responsibility included vessel chartering, export customs clearance, picking up the cargo and trucking into the terminal, storage, haulage and handling.  


IAS Addresses Intermodal Challenges

New IAS Dispatch cloud technology improves last mile visibility and connects multiple trading partners to optimize inland container trucking.   IAS has unveiled a new generation of cloud technology to address the complexities associated with planning, pricing, booking and executing inland container haulage. Developed as an extension to the industry-leading IAS DispatchManager, a web solution that automates the container haulage work order process from creation to proof of delivery


IAS Introduces Intermodal Container Solution

New IAS Dispatch cloud technology improves last mile visibility and connects multiple trading partners to optimize inland container trucking.   IAS has unveiled a new generation of cloud technology to address the complexities associated with planning, pricing, booking and executing inland container haulage. Developed as an extension to the industry-leading IAS DispatchManager, a web solution that automates the container haulage work order process from creation to proof of delivery


Major UK Port, Waterway Authority, Now Uner One Banner

Liverpool 2 Port Expansion: Photo credit Peel Ports

Port of Liverpool & the Manchester Ship Canal become one entity under Peel Ports' management, the UK's second largest ports group. These two dynamic international trading centres form a single 44 mile seaway to the heart of the UK and Britain's richest cargo creating and consuming region outside London. Together, the Port of Liverpool and Manchester Ship Canal offer a comprehensive range of port facilities, handling more than 40 million tonnes of cargo and 15


ASRY Delivers Tanker

According to KUNA, Bahrain-based Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard Company delivered an oil tanker to Kuwait Oil Tanker Company. The delivery ceremony was attended by Kuwaiti Ambassador to Bahrain Sheikh Azzam Mubarak Al-Sabah, Chairman of the Bahraini company Eid Abdullah Yussef, and Sheikh Ali Hamoud Al-Sabah, a representative of Kuwait Oil Tanker Company. Designed upon a request from the Kuwaiti company, the $5m tankers-6 is 35 meters long and nine meters wide


Maersk Line Service to UMM Qasr, Iraq

As new opportunities for foreign trade arise, importers and exporters in Iraq are calling for more reliable cargo transport services to neighboring countries - with the regular, on-time port calls and professional terminal services international traders require to grow their business. Now, Maersk Line offers a new dedicated feeder service between Jebel Ali (UAE) and Umm Qasr (South Port terminal), linking Iraq to trading partners in the region and beyond.


New Scottish Cargo Service

Scottish cargo customers are benefiting from the launch of a new domestic service, linking the Port of Grangemouth to strategic east coast English ports. Forth Ports has recently teamed up with Feederlink to provide a service from Grangemouth – the UK’s largest feeder port – to Southampton, offering an opportunity for Scottish customers with export, import and domestic cargo needs. The new route meets the demands of a range of industry sectors – in particular retail


Commission Launches Pilot Blue Belt Project

The European Commission launched a pilot project designed to reduce administrative burdens in shipping. Short sea shipping is an environmentally friendly way of transporting freight within the European Union, but complex procedures hamper its full development. These could be overcome by creating a "blue belt" for maritime transport in which ships could operate freely within the internal market, with a minimum of administrative burden


Road Transport Puts Denmark Ferry Out of the Running

Photo courtesy of Kattegatruten

Kattegatruten’s ferry services between Kalundborg and Aarhus are to end next month . The core business area for the service is truck transport and driverless cars, but for months the service has been unprofitable. "It is impossible to compete with Eastern European prices


Equipment Shift Understates Demand in Box Trades

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Demand for 40ft high-cube containers continues to grow, creating stowage problems for ocean problems for carriers and entities requiring an accurate assessment of demand, according to Drewry.   This week’s Container Insight Weekly from Drewry highlights the growing share of 40ft


SLM Winches: Commercial, On Deck and Heavy Duty

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Superior-Lidgerwood-Mundy’s standardized commercial winches are tough, customizable and built to last.  For 150 years, Superior-Lidgerwood-Mundy (SLM) has been at the forefront of innovation for the Marine Sector. Focusing on the strict Navy and USACE standards for much of that time


EU R&D Project to Exhibit Security Model

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A practical demonstration of the ARENA R&D project, part funded by the EU, will be delivered at Sagem’s premises in Massy, Paris on April 16, 2014. ARENA (Architecture for Recognition of thrEats to mobile assets using Networks of Affordable sensors) was developed to enable the automatic


Seatruck Christens First of Five

SEATRUCK Ferries has celebrated the christening of the first of five new ferries, the Clipper Point, at Astilleros de Huelva in Spain. When it enters service early in 2007, the Clipper Point will be by far the largest and most powerful vessel to operate from Heysham


Shippers’ Voice Seminar, Think Outside the Box

One of the conclusions of the Shippers’ Voice seminar discussing Portcentric Logistics Solutions at the Multimodal 2009 exhibition was that now maybe even the best time for shippers to reassess their logistics patterns and structure.


Rates, N America to Mediterranean, N Africa

The general rate increase on the North America to Mediterranean and  North Africa trade which Maersk Line previously announced for 15 June  2009 will now be effective 1 July 2009. Maersk Line has delayed the increase to coincide with the change in Bunker  Adjustment Factor (BAF)


SBS Strengthens Management Team

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SBS Worldwide Group has appointed Geoff Gillo as a non-executive director and Doug Overett as its first UK Country Manager. Chairman Steve Walker said the company, headquartered in Dartford, UK, is strengthening its management team as part of its strategic global development plan.


DP-08 Reaches Stage Two

Photo courtesy Diverse Projects

Diverse Projects' Build Project 08 was recently transported overland from its construction facility at Profab Engineering in Palmerston North, to Napier. It was one of New Zealand’s largest ever over land yacht movements. Diverse Projects took on the challenge in keeping with their virtual


Flagship-RTS Reduces Port Emissions, Congestion

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Flagship, a part EU-funded maritime transport project, has successfully implemented the first real-time optimization system targeting congestion in container terminals. The system, known as Flagship-RTS was trialed at the Port of Valencia and plans transport resources


Gibdock Tackles Sixth Special Survey on Comanav Ferry

Gibdock has underlined its strategic location for regional ferry operators following a significant program of work on the ferry Ibn Batouta, for Moroccan operator Comanav. Docked in early September for a 25 day stay at the Gibraltar ship repair and conversion yard, work included the 426


Interferry Specialist to Fuel Debate on Eco-issues

Johan Roos, Interferry Executive director of EU and IMO Affairs

Emissions control and alternative fuels will be among the headline topics at Interferry’s 36th annual conference – providing a high-profile platform for the trade association’s newly appointed specialist on maritime policy and regulations.


Lloyd's Register Safety alert:

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Explosion of refrigerated container compression units and recommendations for recharging - Applicability: Container ship operators and crew, container terminals and stevedores, road haulage firms, maintenance fitters and end users/leasers of refrigerated containers.


Stolt-Nielsen Limited Reports Results

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Stolt-Nielsen Limited reported unaudited results for the first quarter ended February 28, 2013.    Net profit attributable to SNL shareholders in the first quarter was $1.5 million, with revenue of $519.4 million, compared with $18.2 million, with revenue of $510


Swedish Port Stoppage Only Lasted 45-Minutes

Road haulage and port workers in Sweden secured a new three year contract after staging short-term industrial action. Members of the Swedish Transport Workers’ Union (STWU) walked out at noon on Wednesday following the breakdown of negotiations with the Swedish Road Transport Employers


 
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