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  • 07 May 2019 10:17 AM | Anonymous

    FM is going on to introduce you new members.

    FM valued member PT. PROTEUS MITRA LOGISTIC, Indonesia referred one of its reliable, experienced and active partners KAI ASSOCIATES PRIVATE LIMITED, Singapore.

    We are happy to announce you that KAI ASSOCIATES PRIVATE LIMITED successfully completed membership requirements and joined among Freight Midpoint professionals from SINGAPORE.

    Let's welcome our new member on board of the Freight Midpoint..!

    Have a great cooperation together!
     
    KAI ASSOCIATES PRIVATE LIMITED_SINGAPORE
    ADDRESS: 10 Ubi Crescent #05-27 Lobby B, Ubi Techpark, 408564, Singapore
    CONTACT: Kalvin Lim
    TEL: +65 6589 8881
    FAX: +65 6589 8683
    WEB: www.kai-associates.com

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  • 07 May 2019 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 07 May 2019

    The Port of New York and New Jersey is continuing with good results as it handled an all-time record of 1,800,000 TEU (20-foot equivalent units) during the first quarter of 2019.

    According to the port, the result represents a 6.7 percent increase over the same period in 2018.

    What is more, the port also set a new first-quarter record for cargo handled by rail.

    NY/NJ’s first quarter performance comes on the back of a 2018 milestone in which the port handled over 7 million TEU for the first time in its history.

    During March 2019, the port handled 585,083 TEUs, the most ever for that month, which represented a 4 percent increase over the previous March record, set in 2018, of 572,572 TEUs.

    The March 2019 cargo growth was bolstered by a 12-percent increase in export containers over March 2018.

    With the volume of cargo handled, the Port of New York and New Jersey said it retained its position as the busiest on the US East Coast.

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 02 May 2019 10:35 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 30 April 2019

    Emirates SkyCargo has transported a 2,000 year old statue of Buddha to Switzerland and back for an exhibition at Zurich’s Museum Rietberg.

    The 1.7 tonne, two metre tall statue from the Peshawar Museum in Pakistan was transported from its home to Zurich and back by Emirates SkyCargo.

    The Gandhara Buddha was on loan for the exhibition “Next Stop Nirvana – Approaches to Buddhism, and it was the first time that the statue had travelled outside Pakistan.

    Special cargo had to be taken during the packing and installation process, as well as by Emirates SkyCargo during the transportation to ensure that it was not damaged.

    It was transported in the bellyhold of a widebody passenger aircraft using the Emirates Valuable product, but Emirates still had to do some thinking outside the box.

    Julius Mooney, commercial development manager – speciality products for Emirates SkyCargo says the standard procedure is to transport precious cargo in secure metal door containers, but the size of the statue meant this was not an option.

    He says: “In the end we came up with the simple solution of affixing an Emirates tamper proof tape on the outer packaging of the wooden crate to make sure that we would not have any tampering of the shipment.”

    Emirates SkyCargo worked with Emirates Group Security and Transguard to ensure seamless security screening, handling and clearance for the statue.

    During its transit at Dubai International Airport, the statue was quickly transferred on the ramp to the connecting aircraft.

    With detailed planning and coordination with Emirates Network Control, Emirates SkyCargo ensured that the arriving and departing aircraft were parked in close proximity to avoid long transit delays.

    The shipment was monitored continuously by Emirates SkyCargo’s 24/7 Cargo Operations Command Centre to pre-empt and avoid any potential obstacles.

    Emirates SkyCargo executed the first leg of the movement from Peshawar to Zurich in December 2018 and completed the return leg from Zurich in early April 2019.

    Jassim Saif, vice president cargo commercial – West Asia and South East Asia at Emirates says: “Audiences in Switzerland had an opportunity to become familiar with an important part of Pakistan’s ancient heritage and Emirates SkyCargo had a part in creating this link between the two countries.”
     
    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 30 Apr 2019 4:51 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 29 April 2019

    Budapest Airport will cooperate with two Chinese cargo hubs, Xi’an Xianyang and Zhengzhou international airports, to develop the Hungarian gateway into a major central and eastern European distribution base for Chinese goods.

    This was the main goal of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed during the ‘Belt and Road Forum’ summit held in Beijing.

    The document was signed by Wang Zhendong, deputy managing director of Xi’an Xianyang International Airport, and René Droese, chief property and cargo officer of Budapest Airport, in the presence of Péter Szijjártó, Hungary’s minister of foreign affairs and trade.

    Budapest Airport will also sign a cooperation agreement with Zhengzhou International Airport next month (May), when a Chinese delegation is due to visit Budapest.

    Said Szijjártó: “Between two countries – like these – with quite a distance between them geographically – strong economic cooperation is only possible if they are well-connected, which is why aviation connections, direct flights between Hungary and China, are of key importance.

    “For this reason, we are delighted that a cooperation agreement between the airport of Xi’an and Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport is signed, as this agreement may link additional Chinese cities to the network where direct flights are available from Hungary, from Budapest.”

    During the Hungarian-Chinese Forum, a series of other agreements were signed between the Hungarian and Chinese partners in the field of investments and the pharmaceutical industry.

    The support of Hungarian diplomats and trade promotion experts has helped Budapest Airport to double the weekly capacity of direct cargo flights between Budapest, Hong Kong and Zhengzhou, and also to increase the belly cargo links on board scheduled Air China passenger flights between Beijing and Budapest.

    Jost Lammers, chief executive of Budapest Airport said: “The foundation stone was laid with the direct connection to Zhengzhou, and now it is time to further intensify our cooperation with our new Chinese partners, and thus exploit the enormous potential in the freight business in particular.

    “Zhengzhou, Xi’an and Budapest share a great dynamic of growth, and we are very confident that we can mutually benefit from this cooperation,”

    Since the beginning of April, Cargolux has been operating two additional direct cargo flights per week between Zhengzhou and Budapest.

    With Xi’an International Airport, located at the ‘gateway to the Silk Road’, in the industrial province of Shaanxi, Budapest Airport has gained a strategically important partner.

    Last year Budapest Airport launched a €32.6m project to construct a new Cargo City which will be handed over to operators and tenants by the end of this year.

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 29 Apr 2019 4:51 PM | Anonymous

    This holiday notification is for your kind attention from FM member MAJLAN INTERNATIONAL CARGO SERVICES CO., Jordan.

    Ms. Riham Al Hindi informed us that their office will be closed on 2 May 2019 as they will have a local holiday for the worker's 'The Labor Day'.

    They will resume working on 4 May 2019.

    Ms. Riham also stated that they thank you in advance for your kind attention and understanding.

    For your information.

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  • 25 Apr 2019 5:15 PM | Anonymous

    This notification is for your kind attention from FM member JL Logistic Gmbh, Germany.

    Please see the below updated key contacts' details of JL Logistics:

    Contact Name: Mr. Thomas Waschke
    Title: Managing Director
    Phone: +49-6107-985688-12

    Contact Name: Mrs. Caren Schlicht
    Title: Airfreight Export Manager
    Phone: +49-211-405730-41

    Contact Name: Mr. Heiko Coldenstrodt
    Title: Seafreight Export Branch Manager
    Phone: +49-421-4089236-1

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  • 25 Apr 2019 2:44 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 23 April 2019

    Rotterdam has inaugurated the deepening of the river and the Botlek basin, making this port complex accessible for ships up to 15m draught.

    The operation involved 5M m3 of dredging works over a 25-km stretch of the Nieuwe Waterweg/New Waterway into the big Botlek basins. The €70M project (50/50 Dutch transport department/Rotterdam port authority – HbR) has added 1.4m to 1.9m of water depth.

    The project started in March 2018 and was originally scheduled for completion in late August last year. Its completion was marked by the arrival of the tanker DELTA MARINER, as it berthed at the Koole terminal (port number 4045) on Saturday 20th April with a 15m draught.
     
    Now enjoying unrestricted accessibility for fully laden New Panamax ships, the Botlek basin might increase its annual cargo volume of around 50 Mt by between 5 Mt and 10 Mt, it is hoped.

    Koole Terminal’s CEO John Kraakman noted how the deepening will result in the need for fewer ships and consequently improve his customers’ logistics, carbon footprint and transport costs. Ronald Paul, HbR’s COO, commented that the deepening will further the Botlek’s competitiveness and will make new generations of bulkcarriers and chemical tankers feel as much at home there as the ultra large container carriers do at the two Maasvlaktes.

    Effectively, the operation has extended the guaranteed water depth on the Nieuwe Waterweg to -16.20m on the first stretch from the sea near Hook of Holland, followed by -16.40m further inland between Maassluis and the Benelux Tunnel. The Botlek basis itself now has -15.90m. The only thing left to do to make it ‘official’ is the removal of three obsolete power lines in the coming months.

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 19 Apr 2019 3:37 PM | Anonymous

    FM is going on to introduce you new members.

    FM valued member AS AGENT D.O.O., Serbia referred one of its reliable, experienced and active partners PRIME FORWARDING LTD., Russia.

    We are happy to announce you that PRIME FORWARDING LTD. successfully completed membership requirements and joined among Freight Midpoint professionals from RUSSIA.

    Let's welcome our new member on board of the Freight Midpoint..!

    Have a great cooperation together!
     
    PRIME FORWARDING LTD._RUSSIA
    ADDRESS: 15, Volkovka River Emb., St. Petersburg, 192102, Russia
    CONTACT: Alexandr Mukhin
    TEL: +7 (921) 446 86 44
    FAX: +7 (812) 380 6613
    WEB: www.prime-f.ru

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  • 18 Apr 2019 4:25 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 17 April 2019

    Ethiopian Airlines is planning the next expansion phase of its Addis Ababa Cargo Terminal-II facility, which opened in July 2018, to accommodate 1.2m tonnes per year.

    The new 38,000 sq m facility increased Ethiopian Airlines’ previous throughput capacity at the earlier single terminal operation to nearly 1m tonnes per year from 350,000 tonnes.

    A spokesperson for the ACUNIS joint venture, which planned and implemented Ethiopian’s second cargo terminal at its home hub, said: “The largest air cargo terminal in Africa has been running to capacity since the beginning of the year.”

    Tewolde GebreMariam, chief executive of Ethiopian Airlines, said: “In the long term, in making this investment, we want to establish our capital not only as a freight hub for the African continent, but also as an international cargo hub. This puts us in direct competition with hubs like Dubai.”

     In March this year, Ethiopian Cargo took delivery of its first B737-800 freighter, with a payload capacity of more than 23 tonnes.

    Africa’s largest airline has seen its freighter fleet grow rapidly over the last decade, evolving from two leased MD-11Fs to an inventory of eight new Boeing 777 freighters – with more to come.

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 16 Apr 2019 6:09 PM | Anonymous

    FM is going on to introduce you new members.

    FM valued member BLUE OCEAN INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION CO., LTD, Vietnam referred one of its reliable, experienced and active partners SHANGHAI ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT FORWARDING CO., LTD., China.

    We are happy to announce you that SHANGHAI ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT FORWARDING CO., LTD. successfully completed membership requirements and joined among Freight Midpoint professionals from CHINA.

    Let's welcome our new member on board of the Freight Midpoint..!

    Have a great cooperation together!
     
    SHANGHAI ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT FORWARDING CO., LTD.

    ADDRESS: Room 1002 No.228 Siping Road Hongkou District, Shanghai, China
    CONTACTS: Keven Chen
    Sam Chen
    TEL: +86 21 61395818
    FAX: +86 21 56050277
    WEB: www.alliance-acl.com

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