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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Freight Management

CEVA Expanding Presence in Southern California

  CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain management companies, today announced plans to expand its presence in the San Diego market with a new Freight Management and Logistics facility totaling 125,000 sq. ft. (11,612 sqm.) and 23 dock doors. The new facility will be the largest Freight Management and Logistics facility serving the San Diego market and represents the largest new warehouse agreement completed in central San Diego in the past five years.  It will combine two current CEVA operations – a customer-dedicated facility presently based in Poway, CA, and the company’s current Freight Management operation, which is located in the same office park as the new facility in Mission Trails Industrial Park, 7411 Goen Place, Suite B&C, San Diego, CA 92120, near the San Diego International Airport and all major road arteries in the area. This announcement follows CEVA’s recent expansion of its Los Angeles (LAX)/Torrance freight management operation, underscoring its momentum in the Southern California market.  One of the largest operations in CEVA’s global network, the company’s LAX/Torrance station now comprises three facilities totaling more than one million sq. ft. (92,903 sqm.) and 170 dock doors.  “Our goal for our San Diego operations is to bring innovation and unparalleled knowledge of our customers’ business needs to bear on their total supply chain requirements

CaroTrans Adds Direct Montreal-Le Havre Service

Canada to Northern Europe connection sails May 22   Global non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) and ocean freight consolidator CaroTrans today announced a new weekly less than container load (LCL) service from Montreal to Le Havre, France. This direct service has a 14 day transit.   Freight can originate from as far west as Vancouver with handling provided by multiple container freight stations throughout Canada.  

NOL and APL Receive Industry Accolades

Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), and its container shipping subsidiary, APL, this week received top prizes at the Asia Logistics Awards 2006. NOL was lauded for Ethical Responsibility and APL was named Shipping Line of the Year at a gala ceremony in Singapore attended by more than 300 senior representatives of the global logistics and freight transportation industries. NOL’s supply chain management business APL Logistics was also a finalist in the Seafreight Forwarder and 3PL of the Year

A Call for Transportation Management Upgrades

Gerald Hoppe As Vice President and Product Owner Gerald is responsible for SAP’s solution package offerings for Logistics, R&D and Manufacturing Lines of Businesses. He holds a Degree in Computer Science & Business Administration from University of Mannheim.

Reduce the Headaches: The Need for an Upgraded Transportation Management System In 2009, the United States alone shipped more than 2.2 billion pounds of goods such as coal, crude materials like wood, sand and gravel, and primary manufactured goods (United States Census Bureau). Undoubtedly, this required complex logistical planning for companies shipping their goods and left many transportation managers with headaches

CMA CGM Acquires Stake in LCL Logistix

The CMA CGM Group informs it has taken a strategic stake in the 25-years old Indian logistics company LCL Logistix, via the group’s freight forwarding and logistics solutions subsidiary CMA CGM LOG.    CMA CGM LOG said it reinforces its position in India and will leverage LCL Logistix’s Indian network as well as its presence in Canada, in the United States and in East Africa to accelerate its development

Global Safety Day Celebrations at APM Terminals

A skit on safety and  risk management being presented during the Global Safety Day celebrations at APM Terminals Inland Services’ CFS in Mumbai Photo APM Terminals

Under the theme ‘Safe for you, Safe for me’, APM Terminals Inland Services, South Asia celebrated Global Safety Day on 28 th April with emphasis on raising awareness on the importance of risk management among employees, contractors and external stakeholders. Participative presentations, skits, contests and activities were conducted across its Container Freight Stations, Empty depots and Container Maintenance & Repair Centers at multiple locations in Mumbai, Dadri, Chennai

Pilot Freight Wins Logistics Award

Pilot Freight, worldwide transportation & logistics provider, picks up its seventh 'Ryder Transportation Management Carrier Quality Award'. Every year Ryder recognizes carriers through this award who demonstrate excellence in on-time performance, claims handling, customer service, technology applicants, economic value and innovation. The Ryder awards recognize excellence through a variety of metrics including: on-time performance, claims handling, customer service, technology applicants

Felix Named VP at Carlile Transportation

Larry Felix

Carlile Transportation Systems, Inc., a TOTE Logistics company, has named Larry Felix as their new Vice President of Business Development. Larry will provide leadership over commercial development in Alaska and throughout the Lower 48. Larry joins Carlile from Oak Harbor Freight Lines, Inc. out of Southern California, where he held the position of District Manager of Sales & Operations. Larry was responsible for developing the Southern Californian District comprised of seven terminals

Capt Sarveen Narula, Promoted as Director of SCI

Capt Sarveen Narula

  Capt Sarveen Narula, has taken over as Director Liner and Passenger Services of The Shipping Corporation of India Limited (SCI) from 01 May 2014. Capt  Sarveen Narula has more than 35 years of Maritime Experience  both afloat and ashore. He has had more than 7 years command experience on several type of ships including Tankers, Bulk Carriers, Cargo ships and Container ships.   He has extensive shore experience in  various aspects of Liner and Passenger

NOL Posts Loss

Photo: Neptune Orient Lines Limited

Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), the parent of containerline, APL, narrowed its fourth-quarter loss to US$75.45 million as the shipping company cut costs amid ongoing weakness in the industry.   For the full year, NOL swung to a net profit of US$707.2 million, or 27.27 US cents per share, from a year-ago loss of US$259.8 million.    Revenue fell 28 per cent during the quarter to US$1.3 billion amid planned capacity cuts, void sailings

Irish Ferries Orders New Ship for Dublin-Holyhead Route

Irish Continental Group plc (ICG) said it has ordered a new cruise ferry set to be the world’s largest in terms of vehicle capacity, due for delivery in 2020.   The new €165.2 million ($199.4 million) cruise ferry is being built by German shipbuilder Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesselschaft & Co.KG (FSG), specifically for Irish Ferries’ Dublin - Holyhead services. It is expected to replace the schedule of the MV Ulysses

Baltic Exchange to Develop LNG Freight Index

(File photo: Teekay Corporation)

The Baltic Exchange is looking into launching a freight index for liquefied natural gas (LNG) and is working with leading ship brokers to explore potential shipping routes that might be used as the LNG market grows, the company said on Thursday.   Founded in 1744 as a forum for chartering vessels, the Baltic Exchange now produces benchmark indexes for global shipping rates, including ones used by the multi-billion dollar freight derivatives market.  

Contargo Rolls out New Service from Rotterdam and Basel

Photo: The Port of Rotterdam

 Contargo AG has launched a new rail shuttle service to the German town of Weil am Rhein on the Swiss border. This creates a direct connection between the port of Rotterdam and the important industrial areas around Basel.   Three times a week, the container train travels from the DUSS Terminal in Weil am Rhein (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays) to Rotterdam and vice versa (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) in a mere 18 hours.   

Stricken Iranian Oil Tanker Keeps Exploding

(Photo: Chinas Ministry of Transport)

The stricken Iranian oil tanker Sanchi keeps exploding, hampering efforts to extinguish the fire and rescue survivors, state media Xinhua said on Friday, citing the Ministry of Transport, as the blaze raged and worries grew the ship may break up and sink.   The week-long rescue effort following the tanker's collision with a freight ship on Saturday night has been roiled by poor weather, including 3-metre (10 feet) high waves and strong winds, and toxic fumes from the burning oil.

EURONAV Opts for SERTICA Fleet Management

Photo: Logimatic

After a rigorous selection process, tanker shipping company EURONAV has chosen the SERTICA Fleet Management System by Danish software and engineering company Logimatic.  EURONAV, which operates some of the world’s largest tanker vessels, has chosen the entire SERTICA product suite onboard its 52 vessels for improved maintenance and vessel management.  There are currently more than 32 customers worldwide and 964 active vessels running SERTICA Fleet Management system.

Donnelly Elected as FFABA Tanker Chairman

Pat Donnelly (Photo: The Baltic Exchange)

Pat Donnelly, of Braemar ACM-GFI, has been elected as Chairman of the Tanker FFA Brokers Association. He replaces Ben Courtney of ICAP Energy who has chaired the group, which represents the worldwide community of tanker Forward Freight Agreement (FFA) brokers, since 2016.   Founded in 1997, the FFABA is the worldwide association for Forward Freight Agreement broking firms. Working with the Baltic Exchange, the FFABA organises educational workshops and industry forums in major shipping

SM Line Selects Intellian V100 VSAT Antennas

Photo: Intellian

Maritime satellite antenna systems provider Intellian announced that its V100 maritime VSAT antenna has been chosen by SM Lines to power its ships’ data and communications, and enable its IoT (Internet of Things) freight monitoring system.   Internet-enabled physical objects that can process, receive or store information are enabling providers who can illuminate the supply chain’s blind spots to improve productivity, make existing processes more efficient

Clipper Fleet, Dania Ship Announce Partnership

Photo: Dania Ship Management A/S

 Dania Ship Management has announced plans to extend ship management capabilities to include dry cargo in a partnership agreement with Clipper Fleet Management, part of the Clipper Group.   The partnership, which strengthens the commitment by V.Group, Nordic Tankers and Clipper Group to create a compelling platform for Copenhagen based ship management solutions, will see the transfer of 28 shore-based employees and around 1,000 seafarers to Dania Ship Management.  

SM Line Selects Intellian VSAT Antennas for its Fleet

Photo: Intellian Technologies, Inc

 The provider of maritime satellite antenna systems Intellianhas announced that its v100 maritime VSAT antenna has been chosen by SM Lines to power its ships’ data and communications, and enable its IoT (Internet of Things) freight monitoring system.   Internet-enabled physical objects that can process, receive or store information are enabling providers who can illuminate the supply chain’s blind spots to improve productivity, make existing processes more efficient

Louis Dreyfus Company Joins Sustainable Shipping Initiative

Photo: Louis Dreyfus

 Global agricultural goods merchant Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) has become a member of the Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI), a pioneering coalition of companies from across the global shipping industry.   LDC joins other SSI members who are working together to help create a more environmentally sustainable maritime industry by 2040.   As a leading agribusiness company, LDC originates, processes

Crowley Names Anderson Vice President, SSQE

Ketra Anderson (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that Ketra Anderson has been named vice president of safety, security, quality and environmental stewardship (SSQE), replacing Paul Manzi, who has been named vice president of the company’s new Alaska Tankers group. Anderson, will be based in Seattle, and report to Carl Fox, senior vice president, corporate services. As vice president of SSQE, Anderson is responsible for the strategic leadership of the company's number one core value—safety

VARD Wins Shipbuilding Contract

Vard Holdings Limited (“VARD”), one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels, has announced that it has secured contracts for the construction of two freight-and-service vessels for  FSV Group in Norway. The new freight-and-service vessels will be built by Vard Aukra in Norway, scheduled for deliveries in 3Q 2018 and 1Q 2019 respectively. The vessels are newly developed by FSV Group and Solstrand Trading for service and support in the aquaculture

Antwerp to Manage Port of Cotonou

 Photo: Port of Antwerp

 Port of Antwerp International (PAI), the consultancy and investment subsidiary of Antwerp Port Authority, has been appointed by the Council of Ministers of the West African country of Benin to modernise the port of Cotonou. This port is the economic heart of Benin, handling an annual freight volume of around 12 million tonnes.    In the longer term, the port authority wants the port to grow further, but both the infrastructure and the organization are outdated

Hyundai Glovis Bags $1.3bln Contract

Photo: Hyundai Glovis

 Hyundai Glovis, a logistics company headquartered in Seoul and part of the Hyundai Kia Automotive Group, has secured 1.42 trillion won (US$1.3 billion) in orders to ship vehicles, said a report in RTT News.   The auto freight unit of South Korea's Hyundai Motor Group quoted as saying that the orders are to ship vehicles built by Hyundai Motor Co. and its smaller affiliate Kia Motors Corp.   The report said that, under the two separate deals

British Ports Association Sets Priorities for 2018

BPA Officers and Council. Photo: British Ports Association

 The Chief Executive of the British Ports Association (BPA), Richard Ballantyne, has outlined the Association’s key priorities for 2018. These include continued interaction and influencing on the Brexit discussions, promotion of planning and freight policy reform, calls for increased transport connectivity investment and the rectification of the ‘definition of a ship’ legal anomaly.   Discussions with the various parts of Westminster and the Devolved Governments

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