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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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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.

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, these latest solutions are designed to help ocean carriers, cargo owners, third-party logistics providers, and motor carriers connect and collaborate more effectively. Intermodal road haulage is a vital link in the transportation chain, with significant impact on total shipment costs, efficiency and reliability.

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, these latest solutions are designed to help ocean carriers, cargo owners, third-party logistics providers, and motor carriers connect and collaborate more effectively. Intermodal road haulage is a vital link in the transportation chain, with significant impact on total shipment costs, efficiency and reliability.

Virginia Port Update on Handling of Hanjin, CKYHE Cargo

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In light of the recent bankruptcy filing by Hanjin Shipping, The Port of Virginia has updated its policies and processes regarding the movement and loading of Hanjin vessels and containers. The following policy is effective as of Sept. Line onto a Hanjin vessel. Line vessels. These restrictions were requested by Cosco Container Lines, "K" Line, Yang Ming Line and Evergreen Line, which with Hanjin, compose the CKYHE shipping alliance. After careful consideration, the port agreed today to comply with the request. Beginning Aug.

UK Road Haulage Market Offers Challenges

UK Road Haulage

Hapag-Lloyd informs that the current situation of the UK Road Haulage market continues to face ongoing challenges as a result of increased cargo volumes through all UK ports and a general shortage of both vehicle, rail and driver availability. The reliability and punctuality of UK container loadings and deliveries has been affected by these issues and is likely to continue to be affected in the coming months whilst these constraints in the market remain. Export bookings will continue to be accepted where necessary for loading in the morning…

Boxco Moves Longest Column through Mumbai Port

With the completion of this project, Boxco Logistics broken another record and has enriched the company’s heavy lifts operations and engineering profile, opening doors for larger and more challenging turnkey projects

Boxco Logistics has set the bar high yet again, by moving the LONGEST COLUMN EVER that was transported in and out of Mumbai Port. It all started in the industrial township of Dahej in the state of Gujarat at ISGEC Heavy Engineering’s manufacturing plant. The multimodal logistics, involving engineering and execution of transporting the equipment from Dahej to Mumbai for further export to Mexico, were carried by the team at Boxco Logistics. Apart from the C2 Splitter, a 380 MT Quench water tower and a 250 MTDemethaniserwere also to be transported along with their accessories.

First LNG disaster prevention facility in Northwest Europe

Disaster prevention involving LNG

At Maasvlakte in the Port of Rotterdam, Falck has started work on a the first Northwest European training facility for disaster prevention involving Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). The Port of Rotterdam Authority and the joint fire service in the port area are closely involved in the development of this training facility. From September 2014, fire crews, employees and members of company emergency response teams in the chemical and petrochemical industry, the road haulage and water…

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. The air filter system was loaded at Guangzhou on board M/V Balboa/1004, and will be discharged at Mumbai, India. It was manufactured in China by Guangzhou Delsun Steel Structure Co., Ltd. and Guangzhou Huayu Steel structure Co., Ltd, and will be consigned to a large heavy electrical engineering company in India.

AKD Prinsen Van Wijmen Expands Transport Law Team

AKD Prinsen Van Wijmen, one of the largest law firms in the Netherlands, is expanding its transport law team. Effective October 15, three partners and three associates are joining AKD from the Rotterdam office of law firm NautaDutilh. Frans de Vries Lentsch. Also making the move are Emily Derogee van Roosmalen, who heads up the Netherlands arbitration platform, Transport and Maritime Arbitration Rotterdam-Amsterdam (TAMARA), Taco van der Valk, researcher, maritime and transport law, and Haco van der Houven van Oordt. They will join AKD's existing transport and insurance division, which currently has two partners, Leo Boersen and Carel van Lynden.

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 15,000 ship movements a year – making the River Mersey Britain's third busiest estuary.

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. The new service offers major improvements over existing services. A Maersk-owned US Flag vessel will be deployed on the rotation, offering all the operational reliability you expect from Maersk Line. And our own dedicated, scheduled berthing facility will ensure on-time port calls and reduce the risk of delays.

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 and supermarket trade – and port centred logistics. The new service builds on the Port of Grangemouths’s reputation as one of Europe’s premier feeder ports, and reinforces Forth Ports’ recent capital investment in the Port.

SOCOTU New Agents for LCL in Tunis

The building of the global LCL network now continues with the opening of LauritzenCool Logistics activities in Tunis. SOCOTU (Societe Commerciale Tunisienne) will offer integrated logistic services for the export of Tunisian fruit, fresh produce and frozen foods, as well as the import of perishable foodstuffs to the area from producing countries worldwide. With the opening of new offices in Morocco, Spain and Portugal during 2005 the LCL office network covers more and more countries in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia with a strong focus on the main producing and receiving areas of fresh fruit and produce.Due to the strong position of road haulage in the distribution of fruit and produce in particular from Tunisia to its main European markets…

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, and has a crew of six sailors. It has lifting and haulage capacities of six tons and ten tons respectively. It is also equipped with updated systems able to separate water from oil in order to preserve sea environment.

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, by using the latest technology to monitor maritime transport. Substantial work on the one-year pilot project will be carried out by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). The project should help in assessing which services the European vessel traffic monitoring system – known as SafeSeaNet – can offer customs authorities to support their mission…

NYK Line Joins PNW West Coast Metro Pool

Effective October 20, 2014, NYK Line has become a member of the PNW West Coast Metro Pool (WCMP) operated by Trac Intermodal. The WCMP operates chassis at all major marine terminals, rail facilities and various depots in Portland, Seattle and Tacoma. All motor carriers transporting NYK Line Carrier Haulage cargo and domestic shipments will be required to utilize this chassis pool. This change is designed to build efficiencies while minimizing the environmental impact of having a large number of chassis that are used intermittently and have to be stored and moved. NYK Line said it believes that this policy change will not only lower total cost but will also build greater flexibility for the trucker, as well as improve the performance of their daily work.

Ro-Ro Volumes at Ports of Stockholm Thrive

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High volumes of RoRo freight in December generated the strongest end of year monthly figures at Ports of Stockholm since 2011. Freight volumes in the RoRo segment, goods transported by haulage vehicles on ferries, were higher than the December totals for the previous three years. The total turnover reached 436,000 tonnes. “We are very pleased with this strong end to 2015 and we are anticipating continued strong growth in 2016,” says Henrik Widerståhl, Marketing Director and Deputy Managing Director at Ports of Stockholm.

STS Cranes For Liverpool2 Arrive

Liverpool2 terminal will connect directly to a major logistics and distribution hub at Port Salford, transporting containers along the Manchester Ship Canal via vessel.

A giant vessel bearing five ‘megamax’ quayside cranes sailed up the River Mersey yesterday destined for the new Liverpool2 container terminal, completing the final stage of its voyage from China. The cranes originally set off from Shanghai in August passing south-east Asia, India, the Arabian Peninsula and Africa via the Cape of Good Hope en route to Liverpool in a journey of over 30,000km (18,000m, 16,400nm). The super-structures were produced by Chinese company, Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co (ZPMC)…

Sea Highway System Top Italian Priority

Rete Autostrade Mediterranee spa (Mediterranean Sea Highways, henceforth RE.A.M. ), was recently capitalized with 1 million euros to coordinate the projects related to the building of the Sea Highways on behalf of the Transportation and Infrastructures Ministry in close partnership with the Ministry of Economy. The company is controlled 95% by Sviluppo Italia and 5% by Sviluppo Italia aree produttive (Production areas diviison of Sviluppo Italia). The Company has been presented by the Ministry of Infrastructures (Pietro Lunardi) and by the Managing Director of Sviluppo Italia Massimo Caputi on March, 23 in Rome. "We are putting into practice an intuition we had more than 20 years ago," said Minister Lunardi while pointing out the job the Government has done in the last 30 months.

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. Working on the Seatruck route to Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland, the vessel can carry over 120 units, doubling the capacity of the current Seatruck vessels. Service speed will be an impressive 22 knots, reducing crossing times from 9 to 6.5 hours. To cope with the new vessel, Heysham Port is undertaking a significant investment in new facilities, including the provision of a brand new double-width ramp to permit more efficient vessel handling.

Seatruck Invests to Double Capacity

freight ferries from Spain's Astilleros de Huelva. Seatruck's Warrenpoint - Heysham route, more than doubling present capacity. all of our freight customers. service. each per sailing and around 58,000 units annually. m loa will each carry in excess of 120 standard trailers. nine hours to just 6.5 hours. reserve in case of bad weather. loading and discharge. local communities on both sides of the Irish Sea," says Eagles. customer-focused approach of the close-knit Seatruck team. underpin its new investments and increased capacity. Irish Sea. There will be further increases in this market," says Eagles. natural Warrenpoint hinterland. transportation needs of the haulage industry. tight team from its head office in Warrenpoint. number of large players. and freight.

MacAndrews Doubles Liverpool-Spain Sailings

trucking cargo overland. Thursday service on the same route. two to Spain and one to Portugal. CGM, has a weekly service from Liverpool to Le Havre. from road to sea. Dublin, Liverpool. news.

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