MOL Launches Additional Indian Run
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced launch of the new China/West Coast India service (CIS). This new service is in addition to MOL’s existing Nhava Sheva Karachi Express (NKX) service which together will enhance coverage between ports in India and China, Singapore, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. Port Rotation (Turn Around: 42 days) Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – Shekou – Singapore – Port Kelang – Nhava Sheva (JNPCT) – Mundra – Colombo – Penang – Port Kelang – Hong Kong – Qingdao Commencement: West Bound: MV WAN HAI 507 ETA Qingdao February 27, 2016 East Bound: MV WAN HAI 507 ETA Nhava Sheva March 16, 2016 Vessel Deployment: 4,000 - 4,500 TEU container vessels, total six vessels
OOCL, Wan Hai To Start Direct China-Mid East Route
Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) and Wan Hai Lines Ltd. will reportedly operate a joint direct container shipping service directly between North China and the Middle East.
Companies Align to Form Taipei Port Consortium
Taiwan's Evergreen Marine forged an alliance with three local counterparts on Friday to bid jointly for a container port project in Taipei Harbor. Evergreen Marine, Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp., Wan Hai Lines and Evergreen Transport said in a joint statement they would set up the Taipei Port Consortium to issue the bid. Evergreen Marine and Evergreen Transport, members of the giant Evergreen transportation conglomerate, would own a combined 50 percent of the new company
Evergreen Adjusts Intra-Asia Schedules
In view of the development of intra-Asia waterborne trade, Evergreen Line will realign its fleet deployment and launch new services, effective November 2011. Two new service loops will replace the existing Japan- Taiwan - South China Sea (JTS) service. The new South China Sea - Hong Kong (SCH) loop will serve the southern leg of JTS service while the northern leg will be covered by the carrier's existing service network
China: Asian Box Shipping Lines Cut Fees
Asian shipping lines including Japan's Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha and China Shipping Container Lines have voluntarily lowered shipping surcharges, the country's top economic planner said on Monday. The statement by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) comes after China's cabinet last month said it was probing shipping firms over allegations that they have been levying arbitrary and excessive charges.
Wan Hai Boosts China - Southeast Asia Service Network
Wan Hai Lines has announced its plan to expand the service network on China-Vietnam/Thailand corridors in July, by restructuring China-Vietnam-Thailand (CVT service) and cooperating with COSCO Container Lines with a new joint N.PRC-Thailand service (CT1) and securing slots on COSCO’s E.PRC-Thailand service. Wan Hai Lines’ independent CVT service will be restructured with effect from 10th July 2017
Ocean Common Carrier Status of Shanghai Hai Hua Shipping Company
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a notice stating that it has served an Order of Investigation and Hearing, a Request for Additional Information, and an Order to Show Cause on Shanghai Hai Hua Shipping Company and Sinotrans Container Lines Co. Ltd. The two companies filed a cross space charter and sailing agreement, but there are indications that the former company does not currently operate vessels in the trade for which it has published a tariff
Hong Kong Tin Hau Festival
The Tin Hau Festival at Tai Miu Wan will be celebrated this year on 22 April 2014. Coxswains, owners and operators of local vessels are advised that arrangements for embarkation and disembarkation will only be made at the western side of the main pier of Tai Miu Wan, whereas the eastern side of the main pier will be used by licensed ferries. A ferry service between North Point Ferry Pier and the Tai Miu Wan pier will be operated on 21 April and 22 April 2014
Hanjin Sells Vietnamese Terminal
South Korea's largest shipping line Hanjin Shipping has sold its entire 21.3% stake in Tan Cang Cai Mep International Terminal (TCIT) in Vietnam to its affiliate in order to secure liquidity. The financially-troubled shipping line will raise about $33m from the sale. The move came after the government and creditors, led by state-run Korea Development Bank, pushed Cho Yang-ho, the chairman of Hanjin Group
Rolls-Royce Powers Chinese Fast Ferry
Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with Afai Southern Shipyard (Panyu Guangzhou) Ltd. to provide power and propulsion for a third Blue Sea Jet, fast ferry for the Zhuhai High-Speed Passenger Ferry Co., Ltd. The catamaran ferry, which will carry 288 passengers between Zhuhai and Hong Kong, will be driven by twin MTU 16V 4000M70 engines powering Rolls-Royce Kamewa S71-4 waterjets. The vessel is the company’s third in a series of Rolls-Royce powered catamarans to be
CMA CGM, PSA Container Terminal JV in Singapore
The CMA CGM Group and PSA have kicked off the second phase of their container terminal joint venture in Singapore. Officiating the event were François Hollande, President of the French Republic, and Khaw Boon Wan, Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport, Singapore. The CMA CGM - PSA Lion Terminal (CPLT) started operations with two mega container berths at PSA Singapore’s Pasir Panjang Terminal 5 (PPT 5) that had an initial
Two Vietnamese Sailors Beheaded by Abu Sayyaf
The Abu Sayyaf group beheaded two Vietnamese nationals held hostage for almost eight months, CNN reported quoting the military. Colonel Juvymax Uy, commander of Joint Task Force Basilan, said the bodies of Mr Hoang Trung Thong and Mr Hoang Va Hai were found at 5.40am on Wednesday in Tumahubong village, Sumisip town, in Basilan province. The two were among the six crew members of the MV Royal 16, a Vietnamese cargo vessel
New Study Looks at LNG Bunkering for Car Carriers
To help promote liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering in Asia, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Ports and Harbors Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism of Japan (MLIT) will helm a working group to conduct a feasibility study on LNG bunkering for car carriers plying between Japan and Singapore. This working group will include Japan’s big three shippers – Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line), Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) and Mitsui O.S
Polaris Orders 10 ‘Green’ VLOCs at Hyundai Heavy
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world’s largest shipbuilder, announced today that it signed a $800 Million worth contract to build ten 325,000 dwt VLOCs (Very Large Ore Carrier) with Polaris Shipping, the domestic dry bulk owner and operator, on September 25. The contract is the largest single order in the last five years since HHI received an order of ten large-sized containerships from a Greek shipping company in 2012.
Wan Hai Join TBS Service with “K” Line
Taiwan's Wan Hai Lines Ltd will expand further on its already extensive south-east Asia network by joining Thailand-Belawan Service (also known as TBS) on 7th of January 2017, to provide a direct service from Thailand to Belawan. The service will be jointly operated with "K" Line, by using 2 vessels with effective capacity of 1,400 TEU. Wan Hai and "K" Line will deploy one vessel each.
Oil Spill after two Container Vessels Collide near Johar
At about 2350 hrs on 3rd January 2017, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) was notified by the Johor Port Authority (JPA) of a collision between Singapore-registered container vessel WAN HAI 301 and a Gibraltar-registered container vessel APL DENVER off Pasir Gudang Port, Johor Malaysia. The Master of APL DENVER reported that one of her bunker tanks sustained damage resulting in approximately 300 tonnes of oil spillage
Boxship Collision Causes Oil Spill on Singapore-Malaysia border
Nearly 300 tonnes of oil spilled into the narrow strait separating Singapore and Malaysia after a collision between two container vessels, the Singapore Marine Port Authority (MPA) said on Wednesday. There were no reports of injuries and 12 anti-pollution craft had been sent to clean up the mid-sized oil spill, the MPA said in a statement. http://reut.rs/2j7am36 "Traffic in the East Johor Straits and Singapore's port operations remains unaffected", it said
Box Ships APL Denver and Wan Hai 301 Collided
The container carriers APL Denver and Wan Hai 301 collided off Pasir Gudang Port in Johor, Malaysia, resulting in an oil spill. Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said it was notified by the Johor Port Authority (JPA) of a collision between Singapore-registered container vessel Wan Hai 301 and Gibraltar-registered container vessel APL Denver. In a statement, MPA said the master of APL Denver reported that one of the vessel's bunker tanks sustained
Update on Collision of Container Vessels Wan Hai 301, APL Denver
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) continues to coordinate the containment and clean-up efforts of the oil spillage in Singapore’s waters following the collision of container vessels Wan Hai 301 and APL Denver. As of 5 January 2016, a total of 17 vessels and 222 personnel have been deployed. Progress of the clean-up is being made along the western coastlines of Pulau Ubin (OBS Jetty) and Nenas Channel.
Liberian Registry Strengthens Asia Team
The Liberian Registry has announced strategic new appointments in a number of key areas within the Asian regional offices operated by its US-based manager, the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR). Wan Ching Chiang has been promoted to Registrations Manager for the Liberian Registry in Singapore. Chiang is embarking on her fifth year with the Liberian Registry, which she joined as Registrations and Corporate Coordinator
Cosco Scraps Eight Container Ships
Shanghai-listed Cosco Shipping Holdings sold eight container vessels to scrap during the fourth quarter 2016. The ships correspond to a total tonnage of 409,914 dwt, and the youngest in the pack was 15 years old, says the Chinese carrier. "The Group had disassembled eight container vessels (Luo Ba He, Jun He, Yue He, COSCO Qingdao, Wan He, Lu He, COSCO Ran and COSCO Sakura) during the fourth quarter of 2016," said a statement from the company.
Hai Cheung to Build Evoqua Seacure System Under License
Evoqua Water Technologies’ SeaCure ballast water management system (BWMS) continues to build momentum in the marine market. Today, the company expanded its global partnership network by joining forces with Hai Cheung, a leading marine equipment supplier to the Chinese market. Hai Cheung will initially support Chinese shipyards with the supply and service of Evoqua’s SeaCURE BWMS. In a second phase of the agreement
China Sells Ships Online
Chinese Maritime Court has sold five vessels of bankrupt Wenzhou Shipping, subsidiary of Zhejiang Shipping Group, through online auctions on Taobao.com for a a total price of $22.81m. The auctioned ships include 2011-built 57,000-dwt supramax bulker Zhe Hai 167, 2009-built 33,400-dwt handysize bulker Zhe Hai 162, 2009-built 23,500-dwt handysize bulker Zhe Hai 156 , a tugboat and an oil barge.
SpeedCast Offers Full Fleet Xpress Integration
SpeedCast International, a global communications and network service provider, is the first Inmarsat partner to integrate the software element of the Fleet Xpress Network Service Device (SoftNSD) into its Fleet Xpress offering. This allows third party application providers to develop and publish innovative, content-rich applications over Fleet Xpress, such as the real-time analysis of data, including engine monitoring, weather information and fuel consumption rates
Recent Vessel Sales: February 2017
Vessel sales for February 2017 (as of March 1) as prepared by Shipping Intelligence, Inc., New York Date Reported - Vessel Name - DWT - Year Built - (Age) - Price in Millions USD Bulk Carriers 2/10 - POAVOSA CHAMPION - 2,940 - 96 - (21) - $2.7 2/27 - IKAN TAMBAN - 18,951 - 06 - (11) - $5.2 2/27 - PAUL - 23,494 - 98 - (19) - $2.6 2/27 - ZHE HAI 156 - 23,527 - 09 - (8) - $4.9 2/19 - OCEAN TRADER I - 24,112 - 99 - (18) - $2.6