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  • 29 Mar 2018 9:37 AM | Anonymous

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  • 28 Mar 2018 2:59 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 27 March, 2018

    China’s COSCO Shipping Lines has named COSCO Shipping Leo, a 20,000 TEU containership newbuild.

    The naming ceremony for the giant boxship was held in Nantong on March 22, 2018.

    Built by Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering (NACKS), COSCO Shipping Leo is the second 20,000 TEU ULCV built by NACKS for COSCO. In addition, it is COSCO Shipping Lines’ third 20,000 TEU-class vessel.

    The 197,000 dwt ship, which features a length of 400 meters and a width of 58.6 meters, has a market value of USD 126.45 million, VesselsValue’s data shows.

    As informed, COSCO Shipping LEO is expected to start sea trials on March 27.

    On April 10, it will join the company’s fleet to serve on the Far East-Northwest Europe (AEU3) loop.

    The port rotation of AEU3 is Piraeus (Greece), Rotterdam (the Netherlands), Hamburg (Germany) and Antwerp (Belgium), offering shipping service from North China, East China and Southeast Asia to the Mediterranean and Northwest Europe.

    In January 2018, the company took delivery of the first two 20,000 TEU boxships — COSCO Shipping Aries and COSCO Shipping Taurus.


  • 26 Mar 2018 12:58 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 26 March, 2018

    Singapore Airlines has taken delivery of the world’s first Boeing 787-10, the newest and largest member of the Dreamliner family.

    The new aircraft is designed with strong, lightweight composites, advanced systems and a longer fuselage than other 787 Dreamliners.

    The airlines, through its subsidiary Scoot already flies 787-8 and 787-9 Dreamliners and the group is the first to operate all three models.

    Singapore Airlines chief executive officer, Goh Choon Phong says: “It is an honour for us to be the world’s first airline to take delivery of this amazing aircraft. The 787-10 is a magnificent piece of engineering and truly a work of art. It will be an important element in our overall growth strategy, enabling us to expand our network and strengthen our operations.”

    Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and chief executive officer, Kevin McAllister says: “This is a big day for all of us at Boeing and for our global supplier partners. We are thrilled to deliver the first 787-10 Dreamliner to Singapore Airlines, one of the world’s leading carriers. And we are honoured by Singapore’s partnership and trust, as reflected by their repeated orders for the Dreamliner.”

    Singapore Airlines plans to put the 787-10 into scheduled service in May with flights to Osaka, Japan and Perth, Australia.


  • 23 Mar 2018 12:55 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 21 March, 2018

    Doncaster Sheffield Airport is aiming to increase cargo operations to 70,000 tonnes per year by 2037 as it unveils its 20-year masterplan.

    The DSA Vision Plan sees the creation of an Aerotropolis in the Sheffield City region with the airport’s 1,600-acre site becoming a central hub.

    It says the airport city would help transform the North of England, creating 73,000 jobs for the Sheffield city region and provide advanced manufacturing, logistics and aviation led innovation opportunities.

    Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones says: “Doncaster Sheffield Airport is a superbly located international gateway to the north. It is already experiencing significant growth, driving job creation and delivering new economic activity.

    “Most importantly, it has huge additional potential and can play a major role in the future transport and economic ambitions of the north as set out in its Vision and Masterplan.”

    Transport for the North strategy director, Jonathan Spruce says: “Doncaster Sheffield Airport’s Vision would see it unlock significant passenger and cargo capacity and could create a major economic cluster, supporting the transformation of the North of England economy.

    “We are currently consulting on our draft Strategic Transport Plan for the North which identifies DSA as a key economic centre and we recognise the need for enhanced rail access to DSA.”

    The airport has the ability to handle up to 250,000 tonnes of cargo per year, with the Aero Centre Yorkshire able to provide 5.5 million square feet of airside and landside cargo, logistics, distribution and manufacturing facilities.

    DSA says there are a number of drivers behind its cargo ambitions including major integrators and scheduled operators looking to expand capacity; new entrants into the air express market increasing pressure on airport capacity for European networks and trans-Atlantic connectivity; rationalisation of freighter fleets; and the continuing capacity squeeze at major airports across the UK and Europe impacting cargo operations.


  • 23 Mar 2018 10:22 AM | Anonymous

    FM is going on to introduce you new members. FM valued member SAM LOGISTICS (PVT) LTD., Pakistan referred one of its reliable, experienced and active partners EVERLLOYD CONTAINER LINES PVT. LTD., India.

    We are happy to announce you that EVERLLOYD CONTAINER LINES PVT. LTD. successfully completed membership requirements and joined among Freight Midpoint professionals from INDIA.

    Let's welcome our new member on board of the Freight Midpoint..! Have a great cooperation together!
    ADDRESS: Concorde Kukreja Plot No.66-A, 1004 , 10th Floor, Sector - 11, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai - 400614, India
    CONTACT: Bhargav Patil / Director
    TEL: +91 22 27583706 / 07
    FAX: +91 22 27583703


  • 21 Mar 2018 12:16 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 20 March, 2018

    Turkish Cargo recently netted a vast transport contract – moving 1.5m live fish to Oman from Izmir.

    The 1.5m baby Gilt-head breams weighed in at around 100 tonnes and were accompanied by aquaculture engineers who checked the pH balance, oxygen and water temperature levels of the fish every hour.

    The transport was carried out on a charter basis utilising one of the airline’s Boeing 777 freighters and the whole operation needed to be completed in 40 hours.

    Turkish Airlines chief cargo officer Turhan Ozen said: “They were first taken to trucks and carried to Izmir in three hours upon completion of the initial preparations, and then, they were loaded in our freighter equipped with special techniques by our cargo handling officers.

    “They were carried to Oman from Izmir in three hours, so, we were able to carry them within 24 hours in total. 

    “Carrying 1.5m live fish by means of a freighter requires accurate air-conditioning, and expertise in oxygen and temperature checks.

    “Furthermore, this carriage operation fell under the status of transportation of dangerous goods due to the oxygen cylinders utilised.”


  • 19 Mar 2018 12:46 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 16 March, 2018

    Virgin Atlantic Cargo is to launch a second daily flight between London and Johannesburg, adding up to 24 tonnes of additional cargo capacity when services commence in October.

    The new daily flight will be operated by a Boeing 787-9, which can carry up to 24 tonnes of cargo, helping to provide extra capacity with Virgin seeing business growing five per cent going to South Africa in 2017 and four per cent leaving Johannesburg.

    In April, Virgin Atlantic Cargo will also open a local contact centre in Johannesburg to support customers in South Africa.

    Virgin Atlantic Cargo director of sales, Steve Buckerfield says: “Virgin has been serving the Johannesburg market for 22 years and we continue to receive outstanding customer support. 2017 was a particularly strong year for both north and southbound cargo volumes, so the addition of a second daily frequency is great news for us and our customers.”

    In addition to general cargo, Virgin has seen an increase in the volume of courier and express business from the US and the UK to South Africa driven by e-commerce.

    Northbound traffic includes high volumes of perishables for the UK market as well as general cargo.

    Virgin Atlantic Cargo regional sales manager in Johannesburg, Laurn Baldwin says: “News of this additional capacity could not be coming at a better time and reinforces our commitment to the South African market. Our decision to open a dedicated Contact Centre in Johannesburg is also based on having listened to the requirements of our customers, who value the presence of a local team.

    “I am confident these positive developments, alongside our commitment to providing great customer service, will help us deliver another fantastic year for cargo.”


  • 16 Mar 2018 11:25 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 13 March, 2018

    Northport (Malaysia) Berhad, a Member of MMC Group, has received a thirty-year extension for the operations of Northport and Southpoint in Malaysia’s Port Klang.

    The concession deal was signed between Northport, the Government of Malaysia and Port Kelang Authority (PKA) in Kuala Lumpur on March 6.

    Under the agreement, which is subject to government and PKA terms and conditions, Northport is granted the right and authority to provide and carry out the operation, maintenance, management and control of the port operation in Northport and Southpoint.

    Northport is also granted the right to charge and collect from the port users in relation to the port operation provided and carried out, pursuant to the Privatisation Agreement and the Licence, in accordance with the Port (Privatisation) Act 1990 and Port Authorities Act 1963.

    “We are delighted to have signed this agreement and to have the opportunity to continue working for the progress of Port Klang and the nation’s economic growth as a whole,” Dato’ Sri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh, Chairman of Northport, said.

    Northport, formerly known as Klang Container Terminal (KCT), was established as part of the first phase of Port Klang’s privatisation in March 1986.


  • 14 Mar 2018 4:49 PM | Anonymous

    FM is going on to introduce you new members. FM valued member INFINITY SHIPPING SERVICES, Pakistan referred one of its reliable, experienced and active partners HUSSAIN MURAD SHIPPING SERVICES LLC, United Arab Emirates.

    We are happy to announce you that HUSSAIN MURAD SHIPPING SERVICES LLC successfully completed membership requirements and joined among Freight Midpoint professionals from UNITED ARAB EMIRATES.

    Let's welcome our new member on board of the Freight Midpoint..! Have a great cooperation together!
    ADDRESS: 11, S.S.Lootah Building, Near Satellite Market, Naif Road – Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    CONTACT: William Fernandes / Business Development Manager
    TEL: +971 4 2221714
    FAX: +971 4 2247599


  • 12 Mar 2018 9:40 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 09 March, 2018

    Cargo at Gatwick Airport continues to grow at double digit rates, passing 100,000 tonnes on an annual basis, helped by an expanding long-haul network.

    On a moving annual total from March 2017 to February 2018, cargo has grown 27.7 per cent to 101,052 tonnes compared to 79,136 tonnes in the same period in the previous year.

    In February, cargo has continued to rise with 37.2 per cent growth from 5,965 tonnes in 2017 to 8,183 tonnes this year.

    Gatwick Airport has welcomed a number of airlines operating new routes to Asian destinations including Hong Kong, Singapore and Tianjin, and to the Americas new services to Austin and Chicago starting this month, joining the popular Buenos Aires flights.

    Qatar Airways will also launch double daily services from Gatwick on 22 May using a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

    Gatwick Airport chief executive officer, Stewart Wingate says: “We have exciting plans for growth maximising the use of our existing facilities whilst we also offer the country the prospect of a financeable and deliverable new runway scheme.”


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