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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Dry Container News

Pronomar, ELA Cooperation Continues

In October 2014 Pronomar shared news about its cooperation with German based company ELA Container Offshore GmbH and developing the concept of drying containers. Following a collaboration at Offshore Energy in Amsterdam, the companies team up again for EWEA in Copenhagen, Denmark from March 10-12, 2015. The ready-to-plug-in 20-foot offshore drying container will be showcased, including the installed Pronomar drying systems. The container is fully equipped and installed with drying systems for 20 work overalls…

Rate Increase, Transatlantic Trade

As a result of market instability in the transatlantic trade, Maersk Line is announcing the following general rate increase, effective 1 April 2009. The filed increases are as follows between Northern Europe and the East Coast and Gulf Coast of North America: •    $160 per 20 ft dry container •    $220 per 40 ft container/high cube/45 ft container/reefer The filed increases are as follows between Northern Europe and the West Coast of North America: •    $200 per 20 ft dry container •    $300 per 40 ft container/high cube/45 ft container/reefer  The increases apply equally to all Eastbound and Westbound cargo moving between the US & Canada and Northern Europe.

Maersk Line General Rate Increase

Maersk Line announced that unsustainable rates and continued improved demand led to rate increases effective 1 May 2009. The filed increases are as follows on eastbound services from Northern Europe, North Africa and Mediterranean to the Middle East and South Asia: - USD 100 per 20' dry container - USD 200 per 40' dry container The increase applies equally to all cargo and commodities, excluding reefers.

Crowley Adds Vastly to its Fleet Cargo-Handling Equipment

New Shipping Containers: Photo credit Crowley

Crowley Maritime Corporation’s liner services group is adding more than 3,000 pieces of cargo handling equipment to its diverse fleet. The additional resources will allow the company to better meet increasing customer demand throughout Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Latin America service areas. The equipment  includes 200 53-foot (102-inch wide) dry containers, 200 45-foot (102-inch wide) dry containers, 500 20-foot dry containers, 1,000 40-foot dry high-cube containers, 337 40-foot refrigerated high-cube containers…

Crowley Continues Fleet Upgrade

Photo: Crowley

Crowley Maritime Corp. is continuing to receive and place into service $32.7 million worth of new cargo carrying equipment. The latest additions include 325, 20-foot chassis and 440 generator sets (gensets) all of which should be received by the end of April and 600, 53-foot (102-inch wide) dry containers along with 400, 53-foot chassis, which are expected by the end of May. These arrivals follow 500, 45-foot (102-inch wide) dry containers and 400, 40-foot high cube refrigerated (reefer) containers which were received at the end of 2015.

Crowley Invests $25.5 Mln in Containers

Photo: Crowley

Crowley Maritime Corp.’s liner services group has invested $25.5 million in new cargo carrying equipment. The units will include 325 x 20-foot chassis, 500 x 45-foot (102-inch wide) dry containers, 600 x 53-foot (102-inch wide) dry containers, 400 x 53-foot chassis and 440 generator sets (gensets), some of which are underslung and some that are nosemount. This latest upgrade to the equipment fleet follows the company’s acquisition earlier this month of 400 new 40-foot, high-cube refrigerated (reefer) cargo containers for use by perishables customers in Central America and the Caribbean.

Crowley Acquires 4,300 Pieces of Liner Equipment

Photo: Crowley

In response to continuing high customer demand, Crowley Maritime Corporation’s liner services group has placed orders for additional equipment, including hundreds of new chassis and containers for use in the company’s U.S., Puerto Rico, Caribbean and Central America trade lanes. This latest equipment acquisition includes nearly 400 gensets – both nosemounts and underslungs – which will begin arriving in Jacksonville between July and September. Also scheduled to arrive in Jacksonville are 700…

Maersk Hikes Rates on Two Trade Routes

Maersk Line has announced it will implement container General Rate Increases on its Transatlantic & Asia/US routes as follows: With effect from July 1, 2013, the Transatlantic trade between North Europe and North America  will be increased by US$200 per dry container. Maersk Line will also implement a General Rate Increase for the Middle East, India & Pakistan to United States and Canada trade lane with an effective date of July 3, 2013. Rate increase amounts are as follow for all dry cargo:     •    USD 300 per 20′     •    USD 400 per 40′ standard     •    USD 450 per 40’ highcube     •    USD 505 per 45’ The scope of the increase applies to all dry cargo from the Middle East, India & Pakistan regions to the United States and Virgin Islands(US) and Canada.  

NYK Holds 10th Environmental Management Conference

Conference in Progress Photo NYK

On November 30 at NYK’s 10th annual Environmental Management Conference in Tokyo, Asahi Unyu Kaisha Ltd. (head office: Aichi; president and CEO: Toshiya Kozawa) and the GENEQ Corporation (head office: Fukuoka; president: Keiji Ushiyama) were selected from among 33 domestic NYK Group companies for recognition of environmental activities that resulted in the improvement of company value. NYK holds this conference once a year with NYK Group companies to share information on environmental practices and strengthen environmental management.

Crowley Receives New 40-ft. Reefers

Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner services group has begun to take delivery of 929 new 40-ft. refrigerated (reefer) high-cube containers, 1,453 new 45-ft. containers, 1,453 chassis and 347 generator sets. The equipment, all of which is arriving in Jacksonville, FL, during the next four months, is being deployed in the company's Latin America, Caribbean and Puerto Rico liner services as soon as it is received to meet increased customer demand. The new containers will complement an order received in 2006 for 5,942 new 45-ft. (102-in. wide) dry containers, 40- and 45-ft. chassis, 40-ft. high cube refrigerated containers and gensets. Like the containers delivered in 2006, the new boxes were built to Crowley's high security specifications.

Matson Pumps $30 Million into Alaska Operations

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Ocean cargo shipper Matson, Inc. said it is moving quickly to fund improvements in its new Alaska operations following its May 29 acquisition of Horizon Lines' Alaska services. The company expects to invest more than $30 million in new equipment planned by Horizon prior to its acquisition. According to the shipper, equipment upgrades to be made over the next three months include 2,000 new standard 40-foot dry containers for general cargo, a new 65-ton gantry crane for Kodiak Terminal…

US Sets Import Duties on Containers from China

Photo courtesy of the Port of Los Angeles

The U.S. Commerce Department on Thursday set duties on imports of rail and road transport containers from China after finding the goods were sold below cost in the United States. Under the department's preliminary decision, 53-foot domestic dry containers will face anti-dumping duties of up to 153.24 percent after a complaint from Stoughton Trailers. Some containers, including those produced by China International Marine Containers, face a lower 24.27 percent rate. In 2013, about $184 million worth of such containers were imported from China.

Crowley Adds 400 Refrigerated Containers

Photo courtesy Crowley Maritime Corporation

As produce farmers across the Americas gear up for the peak winter produce season, Crowley has added 400 new refrigerated containers to its fleet to accommodate their needs. The 40-ft containers were delivered last week at Puerto Limon in Costa Rica and will be distributed throughout the Central American countries Crowley serves within the next couple of weeks. The state-of-the-art units were purchased to accommodate future growth and to replace older units. The new Carrier PrimeLINE containers offer scroll compressor technology (inspired by the chamberednautilus shellfish).

US Sets Import Duties on Chinese Containers

The U.S. Commerce Department on Tuesday set duties on imports of rail and road transport containers from China after finding the goods were produced using unfair government subsidies. Under Commerce's preliminary decision, 53-foot domestic dry containers, including those produced by China International Marine Containers, will face anti-subsidy duties of up to 10.46 percent after a complaint from Stoughton Trailers. In 2013, about $184 million worth of such containers were imported from China. The duties must still be confirmed in a final decision by Commerce and by the U.S. International Trade Commission. (Reporting by Krista Hughes; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)

CMA CGM Hikes Asia-Europe Rate

Photo: CMA CGM

CMA CGM will increase rates US$900 per TEU from all Asian ports to the Mediterranean including the Black Sea and North Africa - and EUR800 (US$892.93) per TEU to Syria from March 1. The Frech shipping giant will also increase rates US$250 per TEU and $400 per FEU on 40-foot high cube dry containers and tank containers from north Europe to the Far East from March 15. "In a continued effort to provide quality services, CMA CGM hereby informs its customers of a Rate Restoration Program: from Far East and Japan and to West Med…

BV, Vietnam Register Team

International classification society Bureau Veritas recently teamed with Vietnam Register and entered into a long term cooperation agreement. BV and VR have agreed to cooperate on the following services: classification/certification surveys of construction, transformation and major repairs of vessels and offshore structures, holding or intended to hold the dual classification/certification VR/BV, or the single classification/certification VR or BV; classification/certification surveys including survey of routine maintenance and repair works of vessels and structures in service holding or intended to hold the dual classification/certification VR/BV or the single classification/certification VR or BV…

Reefers Segment to Witness Highest Growth by 2021

Photo: ARD-aktuell / tagesschau.de

Shipping containers are defined as containers that facilitate the transport and carriage of goods without the need to unload and/or reload the cargo at intermediate points. These containers are large rectangular boxes made of a special corrosion resistant grade of steel and are characterized by high strength and durability. Containers are generally made up of aluminum and steel. The size and type built of each container comply with specifications and regulations formulated by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Ship Newbuilding Market Remains Active

The newbuilding market has continued to remain active with various new orders being reported placed in a variety of the conventional sectors, including both the Dry, Container markets and PCTC’s, reports the Clarkson Hellas S&P Weekly Bulletin. In the dry bulk market we continue to see a steady stream of orders surfacing in the handymax sector, whilst the other sectors have seen a range of sizes being contracted. In Dry: clients of Spar shipping are reported to have placed an order at Hantong Shipyard for a pair of SDARI Dolphin 64K bulkers. These vessels follow a variety of ultramax orders at the yard this year and are expected to deliver in 1H 2015, pricing stands in the region of USD 25 Mill.

TOTE Deploying State-of-the-Art Telematics in Alaska

Photo: TOTE Maritime

TOTE Maritime Alaska has announced that the installation of ORBCOMM’s telematics devices across a broad equipment platform will be complete in the coming months. ORBCOMM was selected to provide a broad portfolio of telematics solutions to monitor and control its refrigerated, dry and flatbed equipment. TOTE Maritime Alaska is a leading Jones Act carrier serving the Alaska market, connecting greater Alaska to the Continental United States and beyond. This is the second deployment for TOTE Maritime…

Pentalver to Expand Container Facility at DP World London

Photo: DP World

Pentalver Transport Limited has commenced work on Phase two of its container facility at DP World London Gateway. Work started to expand the container yard, located on Berth Seven of the logistics hub, on Monday, August 15. Pentalver opened the first phase of the facility in 2015, following a successful interim operation in support of customers who has commenced container operations at the new port. Phase two of the development will add 40% additional capacity to the Pentalver…

Spot Freight Rates Soar from North Europe to Asia

Photo: Maersk Line

Spot container freight rates from North Europe to China increased by 45 percent this week, reaching a four-year high. The “World Container Index assessed by Drewry” market reading on the route from Rotterdam to Shanghai jumped to $1,076 per 40ft dry container today, from $740 last week. “Our sources reported that ships are currently full and that carriers have demanded much higher rates – only some prior rate agreements remain in place,” said Philip Damas, head of Drewry’s logistics practice.

Crowley Adds 400 Reefer Containers

Crowley Maritime Corporation’s liner services group has added 400 new refrigerated (reefer) cargo containers to top off its fleet of equipment for service to its perishables customers in Central America and the Caribbean. All of the units are 40-foot high cubes, built to Crowley’s structural and security standards. “Putting these containers into service is part of our continued commitment to maintain the highest quality equipment for our customers just in time for the peak refrigerated shipping season,” said Steve Collar, senior vice president and general manager, international liner services. “Our expert staff continuously evaluates our fleet for its ability to meet the customer’s needs.

Crowley Adds 537 Refrigerated Containers

Photo: Crowley

Crowley Maritime Corporation’s liner services group has added 537 new refrigerated (reefer) cargo containers to its fleet of equipment in an accentuated effort to serve the growing needs of its produce customers in Central America, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. All of the units received are 40-foot high cubes built to Crowley’s personalized standards. This recent acquisition will expand the fleet by 200 units in anticipation of market growth and will replace another 337 aging units.

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