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  • 17 Jan 2018 11:34 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 16 January, 2018

    Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Port became the country’s second largest port in terms of container handling as it witnessed a rise of 21 percent in container volumes in 2017.

    The port handled 1.69 million TEU by the end of 2017, up from 1.4 million TEU seen in the year before.

    The increase in annual throughput was mainly due to the increased activity in imports and exports, amounting to an average of a 4 percent increase, with exports at 3 percent and imports at 5 percent.

    “The port’s success in reaching second place in container handling in the Kingdom after only four years of operations proves that we are confidently moving towards becoming a main hub on the maritime navigation and logistics map, both locally and regionally,” Rayan Qutub, CEO of King Abdullah Port, said.

    King Abdullah Port’s transshipment volume also surged by 28 percent in 2017, while the number of vessels received by the port increased to 820 vessels, with a 14 percent increase compared to 716 vessels received in 2016.

    Qutub added that the port is moving forward with executing its development plans to utilize best practices in the field of developing and operating ports and logistics support services.


  • 15 Jan 2018 9:40 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 12 January, 2018

    Gatwick Airport’s cargo volumes increased 24.4 per cent in 2017 helped by a rapidly expanding long-haul network.

    The airport located 30 miles south of central London handled 97,045 tonnes in 2017 compared to 77,995 tonnes in 2016, with volumes in December rising 33.6 per cent to 9,849 tonnes.

    It has welcomed new routes to destinations including Singapore, Rwanda, Seattle and Denver.

    Asia was also another growth area, with Hong Kong and Tianjin proving popular routes, and China Airlines launched services to Taipei at the start of December.

    Gatwick Airport chief executive officer, Stewart Wingate says: “Gatwick’s soaring long-haul and cargo growth in December is an impressive conclusion to 2017 and we’ll be strengthening the airport’s global connectivity even further this year, with new services to Buenos Aires, Austin and Chicago already confirmed to begin in the first quarter alone.”

    He adds: “This year, we’re also looking forward to British Airways’ biggest summer schedule at Gatwick for almost ten years, which will see 15 per cent more weekly BA flights than last summer.”


  • 12 Jan 2018 9:05 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 11 January, 2018

    Heathrow Airport has ended 2017 as the fastest growing major cargo airport in Europe with volumes almost reaching 1.7 million tonnes.

    The London airport handled 1,698,455 tonnes of cargo in 2017, up 10.2 per cent compared to 2016, which it says is the equivalent of 134,000 London buses.

    The key markets for growth were the US, East Asia and Europe, and December was also strong with volumes increasing 7.3 per cent to 143,353 tonnes, helped by the US, Japanese and Hong Kong markets all performing particularly well.

    Heathrow Airport chief executive officer, John Holland-Kaye says: “Heathrow had its best year ever in 2017 helping to strengthen the British economy as the country seeks to redefine its role in the world.

    “Our colleagues welcomed 78 million passengers and supported the delivery of record volumes of British trade to markets around the world. We’re looking forward to continuing to deliver for Britain in 2018 as we progress our expansion plans.”

    Other achievements throughout the year was reducing the noise footprint to the smallest recorded level in 11 years with 15 per cent fewer households affected by noise, which it says is the result of working with airlines to encourage the use of quieter aircraft.

    Heathrow has also passed a key milestone to deliver a third runway by launching its first public planning consultation.


  • 11 Jan 2018 2:11 PM | Anonymous

    FM is going on to introduce you new partners. Today we are happy to announce you that AS AGENT D.O.O. is our new member from SERBIA. Let's welcome our new agent on board of the Freight Midpoint..! Have a great cooperation together!
    ADDRESS: Jovana Đorđevića 5/II, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
    CONTACT: Srdjan Apic
    TEL: +381 21 421 393 / 456 640 / 456 400
    FAX: +381 21 421 393 / 456 640 / 456 400


  • 10 Jan 2018 11:31 AM | Anonymous

    FM is going on to introduce you new partners. Today we are happy to announce you that GLOBAL FREIGHT SYSTEMS CO. W.L.L. is our new member from KUWAIT. Let's welcome our new agent on board of the Freight Midpoint..! Have a great cooperation together!
    ADDRESS: Sultan Ben Essa Complex, Dajeej, Farwaniya, Kuwait
    CONTACT: Savio Fernandes
    TEL: +965 24316530
    FAX: +965 24316478


  • 10 Jan 2018 9:27 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 09 January, 2018

    Turkish Airlines is continuing to expand its freighter fleet by ordering an additional three Boeing 777 Freighters, to join the two it took delivery of in December.

    The 777 Freighter is based on the 777-200LR passenger aircraft, and can fly 4,900 nautical miles with a full payload of 102 metric tonnes.

    Boeing says its range means significant cost savings for airlines, fewer stops and associated landing fees, less congestion at transfer hubs, lower cargo handling costs and shorter cargo delivery times.

    Turkish Airlines chairman of the board and the executive committee, Ilker Ayci says: “These freighter orders will surely contribute to our significant target for establishing a young and efficient cargo fleet. The new aircraft will be delivered this year and will provide us with additional flexibility to serve more destinations while we continue to develop our global freight service.”

    Boeing Commercial Airplanes senior vice president of sales – Middle East, Turkey, Russia, Central Asia and Africa, Marty Bentrott says: “The 777 Freighter is the largest and most capable twin-engine freighter in the world today. We’re pleased world-class customers like Turkish Airlines recognise the value of the 777 Freighter’s long range and large payload capability.”


  • 09 Jan 2018 3:50 PM | Anonymous

    FM is going on to introduce you new partners. Today we are happy to announce you that AIRLAND LOGISTICS (L.L.C) is our new member from UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. Let's welcome our new agent on board of the Freight Midpoint..! Have a great cooperation together!
    ADDRESS: PO Box 54197, 1701, Bayswater by Omniyat Business Bay, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    CONTACT: Saurabh Bhalla / Managing Director, Middle East
    TEL: +971 4 45 111 35
    FAX: +971 4 42 708 64


  • 08 Jan 2018 11:34 AM | Anonymous

    FM is going on to introduce you new partners. Today we are happy to announce you that TSLOGISTIC TOMASZ SAWICKI is our new member from POLAND. Let's welcome our new agent on board of the Freight Midpoint..! Have a great cooperation together!
    ADDRESS: Ul. Warszawska 39, 61-028 - Poznan, Poland
    CONTACT: Damian Jankowski / Air Freight Manager
    TEL: +48 71 721 3233
    FAX: +48 71 721 3235


  • 08 Jan 2018 9:45 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 03 January, 2018

    Container throughput at China’s Port of Shanghai surpassed 40 million TEUs in 2017, the country’s news agency Xinhua reported.

    With this number, the port is believed to have broken an existing annual world record.

    The Port of Shanghai has been the world’s busiest port since 2010 when it surpassed the Port of Singapore in terms of annual container traffic, according to World Container Traffic Data provided by the International Association of Ports and Harbours.

    Belonging to the world’s top 20 container ports, Shanghai Port had a growth rate of 142 percent in a ten-year period between 2007 and 2016.

    In 2016, Shanghai Port reported container volumes of 37.1 million TEUs, a 1.6 percent increase compared to 36.5 million TEUs seen in 2015.

    The port started container operations four decades ago, in 1978, recording a throughput of 7,951 TEUs.

    Last month, the port launched trial operations at its brand new automated container terminal, described as the world’s largest unmanned box terminal. The terminal at Shanghai Yangshan Deep Water Port kick-started test operations on December 10.

    With the new terminal, which is expected to handle 4 million TEUs on an annual basis, the port wants to position itself as an international shipping hub.


  • 05 Jan 2018 10:27 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 04 January, 2018

    Canada’s Montreal Port Authority (MPA) reported another record year with close to 38 million tons of cargo handled in 2017.

    As informed, this unaudited figure represents a year-over-year (YOY) increase of almost 7% in cargo traffic. Additionally, in the last five years, the port’s cargo volumes have grown 34%.

    What is more, the Port of Montreal again shattered a cruise traffic record. In 2017, Montreal welcomed more than 114,517 cruise passengers and crew members, a 33% leap over the previous year. The rise in cruise traffic comes after the inauguration of the new cruise terminal in June 2017.

    In 2017, MPA’s new container terminal at Viau completed its first full year of operations. At term, the facility will make it possible to handle 600,000 TEUs, the port authority said.

    In September, the MPA submitted its Environmental Impact Statement for its 1.15 million TEU container terminal project at Contrecoeur.

    “This key project for the future of the container in Montreal and Quebec is based on the steady growth of containerized cargo in recent decades,” Sylvie Vachon, Chief Executive Officer and President of MPA, commented.

    The project will be subject to consultations through the regulatory process of the federal regulatory process in early 2018.

    The announcement on the port’s cargo throughput was made during a ceremony held on January 3.

    On that occasion, Vachon awarded the Gold-Headed Cane to Captain Rakesh Kumar, an Indian national, Master of the Ottawa Express, the first ocean-going vessel to reach the Port of Montreal without a stopover in 2018. The Ottawa Express crossed the Port of Montreal‘s limits on January 1, 2018, and docked at Berth 77 at the Cast terminal. It will be reloaded for its departure on January 5.

    “The arrival of Captain Kumar and his container ship is a great reminder at the start of this new year that container handling is part of the Port of Montreal’s DNA and has been growing here for over 50 years,” Vachon said.


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