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OCEAN ALLIANCE – CMA CGM to reshuffle its CIMEX 6 service

Saturday Jul 21st 2018

The following customer advisory is published by CMA CGM: CMA CGM is glad to announce the revamping of dedicated CIMEX 6 service linking Asia and the Middle East Gulf with Umm Qasr call replacing Bandar Abbas as from Shanghai ETA on August 6th, 2018. With CIMEX 6, CMA CGM will offer a direct service from […]

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MPC Container Ships: Vessel Acquisition

Saturday Jul 21st 2018

This customer advisory is published by MPC Container Ships: MPC Container Ships ASA (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a 1,740 TEU geared container vessel built in 2012 at Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard, China (tbn “AS SELINA”). The purchase price for the vessel is USD 13.86m. Physical […]

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ZIM, Maersk Line and MSC enter a strategic operational cooperation on the Asia-US East…

Saturday Jul 21st 2018

This release was published by ZIM: The cooperation with the 2M Alliance creates a major upgrade of ZIM’s Pacific services, with improved port coverage and transit time ZIM Integrated Shipping Services and the members of the 2M Alliance, Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), today announced a new strategic cooperation on the Asia – […]

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​OOCL announces improvements to the Middle East Service 4

Saturday Jul 21st 2018

This customer advisory is published by OOCL: Dear Valued Customer: OOCL is pleased to introduce a direct call to the port of Umm Qasr in our Middle East Service 4 (ME4) product, effective from August 6 with the fist sailing in Shanghai. With the market reach and connections that the Umm Qasr port can provide, […]

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APL Adds New Iraq Port Call to Gulf Asia Express 2 service

Saturday Jul 21st 2018

The following customer advisory was published by APL: APL today announced that the Gulf Asia Express 2 (GA2) service will soon be calling the port of Umm Qasr. The service will also make a second call to Jebel Ali during the return leg of its service rotation to Asia. These developments demonstrate APL’s commitment to […]

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MPA Renews Memorandum of Understanding With Port of Rotterdam Authority to Strengthen…

Saturday Jul 21st 2018

The following release was published by MPA Singapore: The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Port of Rotterdam Authority (PoR) renewed their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in Information Exchange and Research and Development (R&D) today, at the sidelines of the 4th Port Authorities Roundtable (PAR) held in Long Beach, USA from 16 […]

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Toll Launches Next-Generation Logistics Hub, Toll City in Singapore

Saturday Jul 21st 2018

The following release was published by Toll Group: • Automation, innovation and state-of-the-art capabilities to redefine warehousing solutions • Singapore to serve as regional logistics hub and gateway into different markets such as retail and healthcare sectors SINGAPORE, 18 JULY – Toll Group, the Asia Pacific region’s leading provider of transport and logistics, and part […]

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DP World, China group to build 3m sqm trading facility within Jebel Ali Free Zone

Saturday Jul 21st 2018

“Trade between China and the Middle East will get a boost from an agreement between DP World and Zhejiang China Commodities City Group to jointly construct a new “Traders Market” at DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port and Free Zone in Dubai.” To learn more,  see the original story at Seatrade Maritime News. Source: Seatrade […]

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APL: Trans-Pacific Market – EXX: Change of vessel for commencement voyage

Saturday Jul 21st 2018

The following customer advisory was published by APL: APL would like to inform that due to vessel maintenance works, APL CHINA voyage 219 which was originally scheduled for the APL’s Eagle Express X (EXX) commencement voyage from Ningbo, China on 1 Aug 2018, will be replaced by APL JAPAN voyage 052. Accordingly, the adjusted vessel […]

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YM to Upgrade China-Indonesia Service

Saturday Jul 21st 2018

The following customer advisory was published by Yang Ming: Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. (YM) will upgrade its China to Indonesia Service (CTI service). Four container vessels of nominal 4,250TEU will be deployed for the service effective on 7th August 2018. They will serve customers not only from Central & South China to/from Jakarta & […]

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New APL service to test expedited demand on trans-Pacific

Saturday Jul 21st 2018

“APL’s launch of a weekly expedited service from China to Southern California next month will prove a test of whether shipper demand for guaranteed ocean and surface delivery goes beyond the market that Matson already serves, as carriers look to differentiate themselves by delivering faster and more reliable speed-to-market service.” To learn more, see the […]

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Port of Long Beach Sees Busiest Month Ever

Saturday Jul 21st 2018

June container cargo volumes highest in 107-year history Container cargo volumes reached record heights at the Port of Long Beach last month, surging past the previous mark and distinguishing June 2018 as the Port’s best month ever. Trade increased 14.2 percent in June, compared to the same month in 2017. The Port’s terminals moved 752,188 […]

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China’s Imports to U.S. Ports Peaking Early Amid Tariff Threat

Saturday Jul 21st 2018

“Chinese imports to U.S. ports rose more than expected in June, suggesting that some retailers moved up orders to insulate themselves from an intensifying trade war that threatens to send up costs on a growing number of consumer products.” To learn more, see the original story at gCaptain. Source: gCaptain (JB)

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YILPORT Holding Continued Its Rapid Growth in The First Half of 2018

Saturday Jul 21st 2018

The following customer advisory was published by Yilport: YILPORT Holding, a subsidiary of YILDIRIM Group, continued its rapid growth in the first half of 2018 by strengthening its footprint in port management and achieving the goals set in all regions YILPORT Holding is actively operating. YILPORT volume increase by 4.6% in the first half of […]

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WLS: Capacity rises on Asia-Europe, transpacific trades

Saturday Jul 21st 2018

“Ocean carriers increased their allocated capacity on the prominent Asia-Europe and transpacific trades between the first and second quarters of 2018 in the run up to peak season, according to the latest World Liner Supply Report from BlueWater Reporting.” “To learn more, see the original story at American Shipper. Source: American Shipper (JB)

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Hat Trick for Hyundai

Saturday Jul 21st 2018

“The world’s largest shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries Co may be faced with a dry spell in the offshore shipbuilding sector, but orders from the oil and gas sector keep coming in.” To learn more, see the original story at World Maritime News. Source: World Maritime News (JB)

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Good Growth for the Freeport of Riga in the First Six Months of the Year

Friday Jul 20th 2018

The following release was published by the Freeport of Riga: The Freeport of Riga completed the first six months of 2018 with good growth. Cargo volume was up by 0.7% compared to the first half of 2017. From a six-month perspective, rapid growth was observed in the general cargo segment with the last year’s cargo […]

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SC Ports Posts Milestone 2018 Fiscal Year

Friday Jul 20th 2018

The following release was published by South Carolina Ports: CHARLESTON, SC – July 18, 2018 – South Carolina Ports Authority posted strong performance across multiple business segments in fiscal year 2018, achieving new records for monthly and annual container volumes as well as progress of key capital projects. “SCPA had an ambitious growth plan for […]

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Port of Oakland import cargo volume at all-time high in June

Friday Jul 20th 2018

The following release was published by the Port of Oakland: Port of Oakland containerized import volume reached an all time high last month, according to data released recently. The Port said it handled the equivalent of 87,207 20-foot import containers in June. That beat the previous monthly record of 84,835 containers set last July. June […]

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Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 3.6% to 9.88 million TEUs in…

Friday Jul 20th 2018

The Port of Hongkong handled a total of 9.88 million TEUs which recorded a downtick of 3.6% for the first half of 2018. At the same time, the port’s biggest terminal, Kwai Tsing also decreased by 3.5% with year-on year total of 7.76 million TEUs while other terminals increased by 3.7% with year-on-year total of […]

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