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  • 14 Nov 2019 5:05 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 13 November 2019

    Seattle-based Tideworks Technology is boosting its presence in the intermodal software market with a new dedicated intermodal division located in Jacksonville, Florida.

    As part of its expansion in the intermodal market Tideworks plans to hire additional staff and move its existing Jacksonville office to a new location by the end of 2019.

    The expansion is well timed; the Gulf and East coasts are the fastest growing intermodal markets in the US at the moment.

    Tideworks IPRO TOS is an established application in the market, and with key customer CSX Intermodal Terminals now running 31 facilities with its software Tideworks has a reference that spans a wide variety of operations.

    Some of the key rail operators in the US are now expanding terminals and converting some facilities to stacking operations using RTGs and widespan RMGs, which creates new opportunities for software suppliers.

    “The intermodal division will enable Tideworks to dedicate resources and continue investing in the research and development of new products and services for the global rail industry,” Tideworks stated.

    Mark Bromley has been appointed Vice President of Intermodal at Tideworks to lead the new division and oversee the testing, deployment and support of intermodal products and services across Tideworks’ global customer and partner network.

    “This expansion solidifies Tideworks’ position and commitment as a key intermodal TOS provider,” said Thomas Rucker, president of Tideworks. “It will empower us to drive future adoption of our intermodal TOS, while exploring additional ways to serve the intermodal market that align well with our business. This growth and focus allow Tideworks to deploy specialized resources for the intermodal market – a necessity in the increasingly competitive global supply chain. Our existing and future intermodal customers can have confidence and comfort knowing Tideworks has a fully-staffed team focused on the market and its unique needs.”

    “I am excited to see Tideworks’ increased commitment to the intermodal market,” said Bromley. “Jacksonville is a prime location for this dedicated team given its proximity to some of our key customers, including leading rail carriers. We look forward to working closely with our current and future intermodal customers to deliver solutions that help them remain competitive in the global supply chain.”


  • 12 Nov 2019 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 12 November 2019

    Emirates SkyCargo, over the years, has been stepping up its capabilities for flying temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals from origin to destination.

    During financial year 2018-19, the air cargo carrier transported over 75000 tonnes of pharmaceuticals, making it one of the leading players in the pharma transportation business.

    In these years of flying pharma, Emirates SkyCargo has marked three important milestones, which has transformed its pharma transportation journey.

    GDP certification for Chicago pharma facility

    As part of its pharma corridors initiative, Emirates SkyCargo opened a 1000 square metre facility at Chicago airport to offer increased protection for temperature-sensitive pharma shipments.

    The facility is now EU GDP-compliant as certified by leading certification services company SGS.

    The GDP certification validates the high standards adhered to by the carrier when transporting temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals.

    Developed alongwith ground handler Maestro, this pharma facility has a total capacity of nearly 15,000 tonnes of pharmaceuticals annually.

    It offers pharma corridor temperature-controlled zones for acceptance and delivery, cargo build up and break down, storage and direct ramp access. Since its launch, the facility has handled close to 6,900 tonnes of pharma.

    Move to GDP certified pharma facility in Copenhagen and expansion of pharma corridors

    In line with its focus on fit-for-purpose facilities and development of pharma corridors, Emirates SkyCargo has also moved its pharma handling operations at Copenhagen to a dedicated GDP certified facility for pharmaceuticals developed by WFS.

    The facility offers complete handling of pharma cargo with two separate temperature ranges of 15-25 °C and 2-8 °C. The facility is expected to boost the cargo carrier’s pharma handling operations in Copenhagen.

    Henrik Ambak, Emirates senior vice president, cargo operations worldwide, said, "Copenhagen is an important pharma station for Emirates SkyCargo and the move to a facility that provides dedicated pharma handling is aligned with our customer requirements for protecting the integrity of valuable pharma cargo while also ensuring that cargo is transported rapidly and efficiently.

    "Our current priority is to strengthen our Pharma Corridors programme. We have done this by adding more relevant pharma origin and destination stations to the initiative - we have expanded the initiative to 25 stations globally from the 12 we started with initially. We’re also working to ensure that the capabilities we are developing with support from our ground handlers are fit-for-purpose. The Chicago GDP certification is also part of our overall plan to connect pharma cargo efficiently and securely," he added.

    State-of-the-art infrastructure in Dubai

    With a total GDP-certified space sprawling over 8600 square metres, Emirates SkyCargo handles pharmaceutical shipments at Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Central.

    The carrier operates a fleet of 50 Emirates Pharma Cool Dollies which facilitate transport of pharmaceuticals on the ramp. Apart from this, Emirates SkyCargo has partnered with DuPont for the use of innovative thermal blankets namely the Emirates White Cover.

    These covers offer initial level of protection against external temperature fluctuations for cargo.


  • 08 Nov 2019 10:03 AM | Anonymous

    Freight Midpoint's coverage keeps expanding in Africa!

    Today we are excited to welcome AGORA SHIPPING AND LOGISTICS SARL from Cameroon with the recommendation of SCM INTERNATIONAL - EPSP, France.

    Let’s have a warm welcome to our new member on board of the Freight Midpoint.

    Wish you a great cooperation together! 

    ADDRESS: Avenue Dr Jamot, 4th Floor, MZ Building, near Equinoxe TV, Douala, 3532, Cameroon
    CONTACTS: Yves Hypolithe Hiol
    Stephanie Kengne
    Maquise Kadje
    TEL: +237 243 78 8589


  • 07 Nov 2019 1:53 PM | Anonymous

    Good News...

    Proud to share with you the professional performance of FM member Seaking Shipping & Logistics, India.

    They have recently completed 13x40'OT I/G cargo from ICD Hyderabad, India to Altamira, Mexico.

    About Shipment:

    Port of Refuge: ICD Hyderabad, India
    Port of Loading: JNPT, India
    Port of Discharge: Altamira, Mexico
    Commodity: Steel Strapping Machines
    Volume: 13x40’OT I/g cargo
    Carrier: Hapag-Llyod
    Vessel: CMA-CGM Lamartine V 0MX4TW1MA
    Time of Departure: 2 November 2019

    Congratulations to SEAKING SHIPPING & LOGISTICS for their excellent job!


  • 07 Nov 2019 12:30 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 07 November 2019

    Germany’s Port of Hamburg has received three new gantry cranes that would provide the port with additional capacities for handling 23,000+ TEU ultra large container vessels (ULCVs).

    The three cranes for the Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB) of the Hamburg Port and Logistics AG (HHLA) arrived on November 5, 2019.

    They reached the provisional berth at Athabaskakai after a journey of almost eight weeks aboard the special vessel Zhen Hua 27.

    There, they are prepared for the extinguishing process before the Zhen Hua 27 arrives at the final location at mooring 6 in the Waltershofer harbor.

    The new bridges of the manufacturer ZPMC replace at the CTB three smaller units that have already been dismantled.

    In the first quarter of 2020, HHLA expects two more large container bridges of the same type.

    Following the gradual commissioning of the new handling equipment, HHLA has an additional large ship berth at Burchardkai.

    “With the investment in five new gantry cranes and the creation of another large ship berth, we offer our shipping companies additional capacity and more flexibility in handling particularly large container ships with a transport capacity of more than 23,000 standard containers,” Jens Hansen, HHLA board member, commented.

    Last year, the number of shipments of large containerships with a capacity of 18,000 to 22,000 TEU increased by 47 percent to 150 at the port.

    This trend continues –in the first half of 2019, the number has once again grown by almost 40 percent.

    The investment in new gantry cranes is part of an expansion program at CTB.

    In addition to new gantry cranes and other handling equipment, these include the creation of new storage blocks and the expansion of the container terminal in 2019.

    HHLA plans to invest about EUR 1 billion (USD 1.1 billion) by 2022, of which around EUR 450 million is to be used for container handling.


  • 06 Nov 2019 2:52 PM | Anonymous

    Today we would like to share with you our three-in-one reception that we did last week.

    We would like to announce the farewell of Mrs. Marta Sevinc who was assigned as Business Manager. Since her joining in January 2019, she was a valuable member of our team and we hereby thank Mrs. Marta for her dedication and performance.

    While we were saying goodbye, we welcomed our newcomers Mrs. Seher Erdeniz Tuzun and Ms. Busra Cetiner to the Marketing Services. INO Networks Group keeps expanding with the qualified team members and the support of high calibre members at FM!

    We also celebrated the greatest interest of our members to the INO Summit 2020. Once and for all we would like to send our sincere appreciation to our sponsors and registered members.

    Look forward to meeting you at Istanbul!


  • 06 Nov 2019 9:11 AM | Anonymous

    This notification is for your kind attention from FM Member AAS LOGISTICS B.V., Netherlands

    Mr. Chris van Mullem from AAS Logistics B.V. informed us that they moved to a new office.

    Please see their new address as below and update your records;

    Wolgaweg 9, 3198 LR, Rotterdam Europoort, Port Number 5326, Rotterdam, 3198 LR, Netherlands

    All the other contact details remain the same.

    For all your information.


  • 05 Nov 2019 4:07 PM | Anonymous

    Good News...

    We are proud to share the good news of FM member Bee Logistics Corporation, Vietnam.

    Bee Logistics Corporation (Bee Logistics) represented by President/CEO Henry Dinh Huu Thanh, was honorably granted by Thailand Deputy Prime Minister with ASEAN Business Award 2019, Priority Integration Sectors – Logistics.

    ASEAN Business Award – ABA is a region-level reputable award having been established for over 10 years.

    It is annually organized by ASEAN Business Council (BAC) in the framework of ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ASEAN BIS) to recognize ASEAN outstanding key enterprises that have contributed significantly to ASEAN region.

    Regarding eligibility to gain this award, candidates must undergo independent verification and assessment with strict criteria on business growth, financial capacity, employment, innovation, social corporate responsibility, demonstrating the enterprise sustainable development and contribution to the regional community.
    Winning ASEAN Business Award proves Bee’s business capacity in logistics and this achievement is attributable to their effort & dedication of nearly 800 logistics professionals working in their broadened network of 28 offices in 9 countries with Bee Logistics footprint.

    This award drives Bee Logistics to maintain their strategic goals to offer their customers with global, modern, integrated and tailor-made logistics solutions, more utilities, more effective and distinctive logistics services on the market. 

    With what they have gained over the past 15 years on the market, it is their pleasure to provide their customers with total logistics services: international freight forwarding, multimodal transport (air freight, sea freight, bulk cargo, railway, trucking), domestic services, contract logistics, supply chain management consultancy, customer brokerage, project and special cargo handling, cross border trucking and so forth.

    They are faithful to pursue their business philosophy of transparency and customer focus, their commitment of service quality – cost effectiveness, smoothness, convenience, enhancing interaction, special consulting and support on 24/7 by their highly-qualified and dedicated experts.

    In the future, they are directed to improve consistently their service quality on advanced information technology platform keeping up with the world-wide trend, proactively formulating new and more efficient solutions to help enterprises be ready to embrace new challenges in the more demanding and volatile business context of cutthroat competition, as their small help to the development of Vietnam enterprises community reaching out to the global level

    Bee Logistics' Team is proud to get confidence and support from their customers and partners in Vietnam as well as in the world and they finally comments 'Our customers & partners success is ours'

    Adress: 39B Truong Son, Ward 4, Tan Binh District, HCMC
    Tel: +84 28 6264 7272 
    Fax: +84 28 6264 7373
    Hotline: 0901 585 313

    Congratulations to BEE LOGISTICS CORPORATION for the award!


  • 05 Nov 2019 12:30 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 04 November 2019

    Miami International Airport (MIA) last week broke ground on one of its first modernization projects, part of its new capital improvement programme.

    The Central Base modification and expansion project includes upgrade of 34.1 acres of asphalt and concrete pavement originally built in the 1960s.

    This space is now used for aircraft parking and movement near MIA’s Concourse D.

    The rehabilitated space, slated for completion by December 2022, will better support larger aircraft, maximise aircraft parking locations and improve the area's stormwater and lighting.

    “This is the first of many groundbreakings we will be hosting in the coming months and years, as we move forward with our new capital improvement programme,” said Lester Sola, director and CEO, MIA.

    “MIA grew by one million passengers in 2018 and is on track for another record-breaking year in 2019, which makes modernisation projects like the Central Base renovation all the more essential to accommodating our growth and maximizing our efficiency.”

    The total construction cost is $76.2 million. Majority of the project (75%) is being funded by the Federal Aviation Administration and 50 percent of the remaining cost is being funded by the Florida Department of Transportation.

    This project is part of MIA’s $5 billion, airport-wide capital improvement programme.

    According to the major US airport, with the completion of this programme, MIA will be able to serve a projected 77 million travelers and more than four million tonnes of freight projected by the year 2040.


  • 31 Oct 2019 12:05 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 28 October 2019

    Ethiopian Airlines has expanded its Indian network with the launch of new services to Bengaluru, India.

    The capital of the Indian state of Karnataka, Bengaluru is dubbed ‘Silicon Valley of India’ and serves as the center of technology and innovation.

    The direct flights to Bengaluru will run four times a week.

    Commenting on the launch of the service, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked, "Ethiopian Airlines is a significant player in connecting India and Africa and beyond. The new four weekly flights will connect the important ICT hub city of Bengaluru to the ever-expanding Ethiopian network in addition to our twice daily flights each to the commercial city of Mumbai and the Capital New Delhi. The flights will also complement our existing dedicated freighter flights to/from Bengaluru.

    "The addition of Bengaluru to our Indian network will give wider menu of choices to the fast- growing air travelers between India and Africa and beyond. The increasing flight frequencies and number of gateways in India will facilitate trade, investment and tourism to/from the Indian sub- continent. The schedule is carefully designed to connect passengers efficiently through our global hub in Addis Ababa with short connections and will provide the fastest and the shortest connections between Bengaluru in southern India and more than 60 destinations in Africa and South America."

    Currently, Ethiopian operates passenger flights to Mumbai and New Delhi as well as cargo service to Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi.


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