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  • 07 Feb 2019 2:19 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 06 February 2019

    JSC Mobile Heavy Machinery has delivered the first two of six new Konecranes RTG cranes for to Klaipeda Container Terminal. in Lithuania.

    Based in Vilinius, Lithuania, JSC Mobile Heavy Machinery (MHM) is part of the Alwark Group, and involved in the sale, rental and maintenance of new and used port cranes (including STS, RMGs RTGs and mobile harbour cranes). It has recently handled the delivery and hand over of two new RTGs to Klaipeda Container Terminal (KCT), with four more to follow by the autumn of 2019.

    The cranes are 16-wheel machines with Konecranes Active Load Control (ALC) system and an anti-collision system. Mykolas Baciuska general manager of MHM said the cranes are significantly more productive and safer than older cranes at KCT, as well as being easier to operate thanks to the load control system and their vastly a larger cabin, with 60% more glass area.

    They are also much higher, with a height of 21m to stack containers one-over-six, which compared to the existing one-over-four machines increases storage capacity by 50%. The operators are assisted with views from 6 cameras, and the cranes are able to be converted to automated machines in the future.

    KCT CEO Vaidotas Sileika said the new RTGs are welcome addition as KCT grows strongly. In 2018 KCT handled 4.9 mt of cargo, exceeding the previous year’s record by 21%. “All major container lines boosted their volumes generating 371 262 TEU of annual container throughput, which is the best ever result in KCT history. The new RTG’s will increase container storage capacity and will improve container handling efficiency,” Sileika said.

    “Our client Klaipeda Container Terminal (KCT) is very satisfied with the performance of RTG cranes and we are pleased to be the part of this significant investment project in Lithuania,” concluded Mykolas Baciuska from MHM.


  • 06 Feb 2019 10:01 AM | Anonymous

    This notification is for your kind attention from FM member: Trademark Logistics International Pty. Ltd., Australia.

    Mr. Michael Felsinger from Trademark Logistics International Pty. Ltd. informed us that they have moved to a new address.

    Please see their new address as below;

    Address: Unit 4 No 100 Fulton Drive, Derrimut Vic 3030, Melbourne, Australia


  • 05 Feb 2019 10:36 AM | Anonymous

    This notification is for your kind attention from FM member: Merc Logistics (India) Pvt. Ltd, India.

    Mr. Prakash Iyer from Merc Logistics (India) Pvt. Ltd. informed us that they have moved to a new address.

    Please see their new address as below;


    701, Antariksh Building, Makwana Road, Marol, Andheri East, Mumbai-400059, India

    They also stated that all the other personal contact numbers / email addresses will remain same.

  • 05 Feb 2019 9:30 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 04 February 2019

    The Port of Oakland has made truck turn time data available on its web portal.

    The Port of Oakland has respond to calls for greater supply chain visibility by adding harbour trucker turn times to its “Oakland Portal”, port community system.

    The port is posting “transaction times” for truckers at its four container terminals (SSA Marine’s Oakland International Container Terminal, Everport Terminal Services, TraPac, and Matson) on its web portal. The transaction time measures processing time inside the terminal in the most recent 30 minute period, excluding any waiting time outside terminal gates.

    “This is a big step forward on our digital platform,” said Port of Oakland Maritime Director John Driscoll. “It helps take the guesswork out of scheduling for truckers, dispatchers and the owners of cargo that moves through Oakland.”

    The Port said turn times would improve cargo flow by: Signalling to truck drivers or dispatchers if terminals are backed up; Providing cargo owners a better sense of when to expect deliveries; and Highlighting potential bottlenecks at marine terminals.

    The Oakland Portal, which is powered by eModal from Advent Intermodal Solutions and went live last May, aggregates shipping information from every marine terminal in the Oakland Harbour.


  • 01 Feb 2019 4:44 PM | Anonymous

    We are happy to share good news from Freight Systems Express (Wales) Ltd, United Kingdom.

    L-R Richard Smith, Commercial Manager of Freightliner Ltd with Geoff Tomlinson, Managing Director of FSEW

    L-R Richard Smith, Commercial Manager of Freightliner Ltd with Geoff Tomlinson, Managing Director of FSEW and Gethin Worgan FSEW's General Manager

    New contract puts FSEW on track for new business

    Leading international intermodal freight forwarder, FSEW, has signed a key new contract with Freightliner, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W), to secure additional capacity on their regular container rail services.

    FSEW has been working with Freightliner since 2006 offering customers a quick, efficient, environmentally sound freight option. The service has proved so popular over the last 12 years that, as well as increasing its capacity on the Cardiff-Southampton route, FSEW is also able to offer customers rail freight services to Birmingham and Daventry.

    By increasing its rail capacity, FSEW is able to transport freight by rail straight out of Southampton port, into and out of South Wales, providing a more efficient and reliable service.

    This latest agreement will make FSEW Freightliner’s single largest contracted user on the Southampton to Cardiff route, railing, on average, 800 containers a month.

    Geoff Tomlinson, Managing Director of FSEW said: “With the potential delays on the M4 relief road, there is no better time for companies to consider rail freight as an option.
    As a result of this agreement with Freightliner, FSEW is already seeing an increase in business and enquiries as manufacturers and importers experience significant delivery delays with their current transport providers.” 

    “We’ve worked closely with Geoff and FSEW for over a decade and in that time have built up a strong, mutually beneficial working relationship,” said Adam Cunliffe, CCO of G&W’s UK/Europe Region companies. “Hauliers and freight forwarders are increasingly seeing the value of offering their clients a rail alternative, and FSEW and Freightliner have been at the forefront of making that a viable option.”

    FSEW, based at the South Wales International Freightliner Terminal in Cardiff, is South Wales' leading independent intermodal freight forwarder providing transport and delivery services world-wide.

    Congratulations to Freight Systems Express (Wales) Ltd for the exciting development!

  • 31 Jan 2019 9:45 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 30 January 2019

    Capital Liberty Invest, a joint venture between Capital Ship Management and Liberty One, has acquired its first two high specification feeder container vessels which will come under the technical management of Liberty Blue in Leer, Germany.

    As informed, the first of the two sister ships, the 1,878 TEU Ibrahim Dede which was renamed Asterix, was taken over on January 21 in the Port of Piraeus, Greece and subsequently delivered into the charter to an unnamed container operator.

    The takeover of the second vessel, the 1,850 TEU Cafer Dede, is expected at the end of the first quarter of 2018. The Handy containership will be renamed Apostolos II, according to Capital Ship Management.

    The two ships were acquired from Turkey-based Kalkavan Transport for USD 9 million each, VesselsValue’s data shows.

    Both the Asterix and Apostolos II, which were built at the Sedef shipyard in Istanbul in 2008, were retrofitted with ballast water treatment systems in 2018.

    The acquisition of the two vessels, 12 months after the establishment of Capital Liberty Invest, has been preceded by considerations of a number of projects across different shipping segments and inspection of numerous vessels, the company said.

    The JV intends to seek further growth opportunities in the dry bulk and container segment.

    The Capital Group currently operates a fleet of 77 vessels including 49 tankers, 4 Capesize bulk carriers, 20 container carriers and 4 LNG carriers with a total dwt of around 8.22 million tons.


  • 29 Jan 2019 4:35 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 28 January 2019

    The Port of New Orleans (NOLA) set a new container volume record in 2018 having handled 591,253 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), up 12.3 percent year-on-year.

    The record marks the fifth year in a row Port NOLA has surpassed the half million TEU-mark at its Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal, which is operated by New Orleans Terminal and Ports America.

    “The expansion of the Panama Canal and growth in containerized exports, namely resin and frozen poultry, have buoyed Port NOLA’s containerized cargo to record levels. In addition, loaded imported containers rose 7 percent, which continues to be a focus of Port NOLA’s marketing efforts,” said Brandy D. Christian, Port NOLA President and CEO.

    “We anticipate further growth, as direct all-water carrier services to Asia, Europe and the Mediterranean attract larger vessels.”

    The port welcomed its largest vessel yet in October 2018, the 9,500-TEU Pusan C, operated by France-based ocean carrier CMA CGM.

    “In the short-term we plan to double our capacity at the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal to more efficiently service larger ships and expand our container yard,” Christian said.

    “Part of the investment includes an expanded partnership with Ports America, which will invest USD 66.5 million into infrastructure and equipment, accommodating up to four new 100-guage container cranes to facilitate larger ships, along with investments of up to USD 300 million for expansion opportunities within our three-parish (county) jurisdiction.”

    Port NOLA is also growing the  container-on-barge service, in partnership with the Port of Greater Baton Rouge and operator SEACOR AMH. In 2018, that service moved 26,759 TEUs by barge, up 58 percent compared to 2017.

    Another driving force for container traffic is the port’s growing intermodal service which booked 15 percent volume growth from 2017 to 2018.

    Port NOLA now features 11 weekly container services from three major global alliances as well as independent carriers, with direct connections to 58 global ports and more than 450 other ports through connecting services.


  • 24 Jan 2019 1:10 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 22 January 2019

    Qatar Airways Cargo has begun a twice-weekly B777 freighter service to Almaty, Kazakhstan (right) with a return to Doha via Hong Kong.

    Chief operating officer Cargo Guillaume Halleux commented: “2018 was a great year for us and we are excited to launch our second freighter destination in 2019, just 10 days after the launch of freighter services to Guadalajara, Mexico.

    “The new addition further strengthens our global freighter network while expanding our footprint in Europe, which is a key market for air freight,” he continued.

    The airline said in addition to general cargo, Almaty imports would include fashion and high-tech products.

    Qatar Airways has also begun a five times weekly service to Gothenburg with a B787.

    The new destination will increase overall Nordic market capacity to 1,000 tonnes per week with belly-hold flights to and from Helsinki, Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm and four weekly freighters from Oslo.

    Direct flights from Gothenburg will greatly benefit the automotive, pharma, high tech and general industries in Sweden, said the airline.


  • 22 Jan 2019 1:31 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 21 January 2019

    Finland's sea port Port of Helsinki recorded a total of 14.7 million tonnes of goods in 2018.

    This represents an increase of 3.3 percent compared to the previous year.

    The port informs that container traffic also hit record levels just like the total container volume.

    "Additionally, the first full year of pulp transport from Metsa Group's Aanekoski plant contributed positively to the result," remarked the port's CEO Ville Haapasaari on the reasons for the record numbers.

    The port saw positive growth (1.1 percent) in unitised cargo, i.e. cargo transported in trucks, trailers and containers.

    This growth was witnessed even though market growth came to a halt over the course of the year.

    Import accounted for 5.6 million tonnes ( 1.3 percent) of unitized cargo, while export accounted for 6.4 million tonnes ( 0.9 percent).


  • 21 Jan 2019 2:09 PM | Anonymous

    This notification is for your kind attention about FM member Amra Shipping Services, Jordan.

    Based on the information given by Mrs. Taghreed Jamil, their company name has been updated from Amra Shipping Services to AMRAH SHIPPING SERVICES CO.

    Kindly review company details as below:


    Main Contact: Taghreed Jamil
    Other Contact: Bahij Mana'a


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