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Cobelfret Starts New Service

April 23 Cobelfret Ferries starts a new service Rotterdam-Purfleet (Thames, near London). Initial frequency is once a day in both directions. In due course the company wants to offer two daily sailings. Cobelfret already runs a daily service Rotterdam-Immingham. Both services will be handled on the recently acquired dedicated Rotterdam terminal.

UASC Boosts West Africa Services

Photo: United Arab Shipping Company

 United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has launched two new West Africa services, WAF2 and WAF3, to enhance schedule reliability and cater to growing demand.   The new services, effective September 2015, will operate in addition to UASC’s existing WAF1 service.   Lars Christiansen, Chief Trade Officer at UASC commented, “In addition to reduced transit times and enhanced schedule reliability

Horizon Lines of Guam to Begin Micronesia Service

Horizon Lines, LLC initiated a new service to the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau under the carrier's subsidiary company, Horizon Lines of Guam, LLC. The new service starts January 15th. Horizon Lines of Guam offers through bills of lading for service between Chuuk, Pohnpei, Kosrae, Yap and Palau and the United States. Shipments between the U.S. and Guam, Tinian and Rota will continue to be booked with Horizon Lines, LLC.

CMA CGM To Launch New Service


CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce the launching of a new service linking Asia, Indian Ocean Islands and South Africa, effective May 8th, 2011.   Called Shaka Express, this new weekly service will deploy 6 vessels between 4500 and 6500 TEU, and will allow CMA CGM to meet the growing market demand of South Africa, as over 30% of the country’s trade is with Asia.   The assets of this new service:   

CMA CGM Launches New Service


CMA CGM Group has launched a new service connecting Asia, Fiji Islands and New Zealand, effective July 18, 2011. Named ANZEX, this new weekly service will deploy 7 ships of 1 800 TEU. ANZEX will be the only service in the market to offer two ports of call each on New Zealand's North and South Islands. With transit times of 17 days between Shanghai and Auckland and 16 days between Tauranga and Port Kelang, ANZEX is poised to become the fastest weekly service of its kind.

Containership Cutbacks on Asia to Mexico/South America Route

Hamburg Süd and CCNI on the one hand and China Shipping, Hanjin and Hyundai on the other have reached agreement on optimizing their service offering during the forthcoming slack season between Asia and Mexico/South America West Coast with effect from mid-November 2011. To this end, the partners’ three slings will be reduced to two. Sling 1 of the new service will see the deployment of eleven 5,500 TEU vessels (nominal), of which Hamburg Süd is to provide ten and CCNI one

Crowley to Launch New Service

Crowley Liner Services will launch a new, dedicated, direct, weekly RoRo service between Port Everglades, Fla., and Kingston, Jamaica, beginning January 7, 2000. The new service, previously handled through Crowley's Central America Southern Zone Service, will reduce transit times and increase capacity for customers shipping between Port Everglades and Kingston. "We've dedicated a Ro/Ro vessel specifically for this service in order to accommodate customers shipping increased cargo volumes both

MSC Announces New Service

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) announced the start of a new service linking the East Coast of South America with the Mediterranean commencing January 10, 2003. MSC will offer a dedicated directs service to and from the major ports on the East Coast of South America to ports in the Mediterranean. Additionally, the company will enhance its port coverage in Brazil with direct calls at Itajai and Parangua. A string of 6 vessels with capacities averaging 4

Rickmers-Linie New Breakbulk Service

Bright State is one of the four vessels utilised in the new NCS Service of Rickmers-Linie.” Photo: Phil Gilston

Rickmers-Linie, breakbulk, heavylift and project cargo specialist headquartered in Hamburg, has launched a new service linking North Asia with South America and the US East Coast. Four vessels, each capable of lifting 120-tonne indivisible loads and featuring stern ramps for rolling cargo, will maintain the monthly schedule. Base ports covered by the Rickmers NCS Service are: • Moji, Kobe, Yokohama and Nagoya in Japan;

ABB's 25th Year in Dubai

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 ABB Turbocharging is celebrating its 25th anniversary in UAE. Established in 1989 in Dubai, ABB has grown to become a fully-fledged service station capable of carrying out all repair works with 27 employees in three locations. ABB Turbocharging Dubai provides customers with turbocharging solutions for land-based diesel power plants with a strong focus on the marine segment in both seaports and offshore anchorages at Khorfakkan, Fujairah, and major shipyards Dubai drydocks + ASRY

RINA Launches New Services for Yacht

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Press release - Italy-based classification society RINA has launched a series of new services and standards aimed at helping the growing global yacht industry to grow efficiencies and reduce its environmental footprint. The five new services being rolled out in the last quarter of 2015 are a

SC Line Begins Service to Cuba from Port Everglades

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 Shipping company SC Line has started up service between Fort Lauderdale's Port Everglades and Cuba, reports Sun Sentinel.   The cargo and cruise vessels no longer require a special license to ply between US and Cuba.   SC Line can serve the Cuban seaports of Mariel and Santiago

UASC Expanding its Reefer Business

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United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has confirmed  that its reefer business will continue to expand. Following several initiatives including investment in new reefer units, and a cooperation agreement with Hamburg Süd opening up new services to South America

Maersk to Install Inmarsat's Entertainment Service


  The leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, today announced that Maersk Tankers, the owner and operator of one of the world’s largest fleets of product tankers, has chosen to install Inmarsat’s Fleet Media maritime entertainment service on 30 of its

Maersk Starts Weekly Service through Port of Jacksonville

JAXPORT. Photo by Port of Jacksonville

 The Port of Jacksonville (JAXPORT) has welcomed the 4,400 teu AS Mariana, the first ship in Maersk Line’s new weekly service to Asia through at the port’s Blount Island Marine Terminal.   JAXPORT has officially announced the addition of the world’s No

Scottish Exporters Bullish on New Shipping Service

BG Rotterdam. Photo: B.G. Freight Line B.V

 As the shipping operator BG Freight Line is set for a new freight service connecting the links, Scotland’s food and drink, chemical and manufacturing industries are looking for a boost.   BG Freight Line, wholly-owned by Clydeport owner Peel Ports

Voyager IP Wins Irish Navy Satellite Contract

Left to right: Rory Fitzpatrick, ceo, National Space Center; Simon Coveney TD, Minister of Defense, Agriculture, Food and the Marine; Commodore Hugh Tully, Flag Officer Commanding Naval Service and John Makarus, operations director, Voyager IP at the launch of the new satellite service (Photo: Voyager IP)

Voyager IP, the Irish marine telecoms solutions specialist, has partnered with the Irish National Space Center to win a €500,000 contract to manage the entire satellite communications service for the Irish Naval Fleet at home and abroad

Intelsat Records $598 mln Q2 Revenue


Satellite services provider Intelsat S.A. has reported total revenue of $598.1 million and net income attributable to Intelsat S.A. of $60.2 million, or $0.47 per common share on a diluted basis, for the three months ended June 30, 2015. The company reported adjusted net income per diluted common

Hoover Container Solutions Opens Facility in Brazil

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Hoover Container Solutions, a global provider of chemical tanks, cargo carrying units and related products and services, opened its new service facility in Brazil.   The wash line facility allows Hoover to provide expanded cleaning services while handling all intermediate bulk containers

Vessel Size, Alliances Up Pressure On US Ports -Fitch

Photo: Port of Portland

The rise of alliances among shipping carriers and industry moves toward post-Panamax and ultra large cargo ships are pressuring many U.S. ports to address access restrictions. The widening of the Panama Canal, slated to open in 2016, will further intensify the need to accommodate larger ships

MCS Adds London Stop to Australia Express Service

Photo courtesy of DP World London Gateway Port

The MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A Australia Express Service will begin calling at DP World London Gateway Port, the U.K.’s newest deep-sea terminal, following changes to the service. The service will now provide direct calls between DP World London Gateway Port

Busan LNG Bunkering Terminal by 2020

Photo Source: Busan New Container Terminal

 A new liquefied natural gas (LNG)-bunkering terminal may become operational at South Korea's Busan New Port by 2020.    South Korean shipping company Polaris Shipping will reportedly invest $500 million (KRW 600 billion) to construct the facility.  

APM Terminals Pipavav Starts New Ro/Ro Service

APM Terminals Pipavav handles RORO vessel

  With 1,300 new Indian-built Ford automobiles loaded onto the Grand Dahlia on August 27th for delivery to Mexico, a new era for the Indian auto industry and Gujarat Port Pipavav commenced. The 59,217 gross ton roll on/roll off (Ro/Ro) vessel was the first to call Western India’s

MSC Upgrades Europe-West Africa Service

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  As part of our objective to continually improve our services to customers, MSC is delighted to announce an upgrade to its Angola Express service with a first sailing of the MV Nikolas from Rotterdam on 18th September 2015. MSC will deploy six vessels with a nominal capacity of 2

Ocean Three Alliance optimize Asia-Europe routes

Photo: CMA CGM

 CMA CGM and Ocean Three partners  announced optimization on Asia-Europe routes, which aims to reduce capacity and to improve the rates efficiency.    The Ocean Three Alliance have decided to harmonize FAL2 and FAL3 in order to adapt to the current market situation between

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