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  • 04 Apr 2019 3:22 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 03 April 2019

    The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) has moved a step closer to welcoming containership giants as it authorized Terminal 5 construction and lease agreements on April 2.

    The deal, including future Phase II commitment, represents approximately a half-billion dollars in private and public investment in the region’s economy, according to NWSA.

    In addition, an interlocal agreement was approved, allowing the Port of Seattle to use a portion of Terminal 46 for a cruise berth.

    The modernization of Terminal 5 “will ensure robust and competitive marine cargo and maritime industrial activities in our harbor for the next 30 years, sustaining and creating family-wage jobs and economic opportunity for the region,” Stephanie Bowman, Port of Seattle commission president and co-chair of the NWSA, said.

    “Terminal 5 will be able to handle the largest marine cargo vessels now being deployed in the Asia-Pacific trade route quickly and efficiently, providing a critical link for Washington state exports to Asian markets,” said Clare Petrich, Port of Tacoma commission president and co-chair of the NWSA.

    Vessels regularly visiting the gateway have grown in capacity from 4,800 TEUs in 1997 to 14,000 TEUs today.

    The lease package approved by NWSA would see SSA Terminals (Seattle Terminals) start operating the Terminal 5 once phase one construction is complete in 2021. The current lease at Terminal 18 would be amended to introduce conditional consent for the lease to be assigned to the new joint venture (SSA Terminals and TIL) and waive a rail yard fee.

    The current Terminal 46 lease with TTI will terminate early, allowing international container cargo to be realigned to Terminal 18. This presents the opportunity for Port of Seattle to operate a cruise berth on a portion of the property with breakbulk or project cargo on the remaining, larger section of property.

    Matson’s Hawaii service will relocate to the south berth at Terminal 5 while the north berth is under construction, creating additional room at Terminal 30 for international container cargo.


  • 03 Apr 2019 1:35 PM | Anonymous

    This notification is for your kind attention.

    FM member Tieffe Group S.R.L., Italy continues their Freight Midpoint membership in Premium Level.

    Kindly review company details as below:

    Tieffe Group S.R.L.
    Membership Level: Premium
    Main Contact Person: Alessandro Galati
    Tel: +39 0586 320445
    Fax: +39 0509 656234
    Address: Via Adriano Gozzini n.5, Pisa, 56121, Italy


  • 03 Apr 2019 11:16 AM | Anonymous

    FM is going on to introduce you new members.

    FM valued member SHENZHEN FOCUS GLOBAL LOGISTICS CORPORATION LTD., China referred one of its reliable, experienced and active partners SCORPION LOGISTICS W.L.L., Qatar.

    We are happy to announce you that SCORPION LOGISTICS W.L.L. successfully completed membership requirements and joined among Freight Midpoint professionals from QATAR.

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

    Have a great cooperation together!
    ADDRESS: Wakra Boulevard, Office No: 133,  Abdul Rahman Bin Jassim Street, Al Wakrah, 63434, Qatar
    CONTACT: Sharad Srivastava
    TEL: +974 4038 6434


  • 02 Apr 2019 11:02 AM | Anonymous

    FM is going on to introduce you new members.

    FM valued members AB LOGISTICS LTD., Bulgaria and MISHI INTERNACIONAL S.A., Panama referred one of their reliable, experienced and active partners CARGAS DEL ATLANTICO (FEMAWOR S.A.), Uruguay.

    We are happy to announce you that CARGAS DEL ATLANTICO (FEMAWOR S.A.) successfully completed membership requirements and joined among Freight Midpoint professionals from URUGUAY.

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

    Have a great cooperation together!
    ADDRESS: Juncal 1378 Of.608, Torre X, Plaza Independencia, C.P. 11100 Montevideo, Uruguay
    CONTACT: Hernan Martinez Escardo
    TEL: +598 2900 4197
    FAX: +598 2900 4197


  • 02 Apr 2019 9:30 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 02 April 2019

    Turkish Airlines will handle bellyhold cargo on passenger flights at the new Istanbul airport from April 6, while the carrier’s freighters will continue to operate from the Ataturk hub.

    A spokesperson for Turkish Airlines said that the temporary satellite facility at the new hub is “completely satisfactory in terms of infrastructure at Istanbul Airport”, and that the carrier will offer cargo customers “the same level of quality and care as previously”.

    The statement continued: “The operations, performed via freighter flights, will continue to be performed from the existing cargo terminal at Ataturk Airport until construction of the Mega Cargo Facility is completed at Istanbul Airport.

    “Getting ready to maintain its operations from Ataturk and Istanbul airports as ‘Dual Hub’, Turkish Cargo will have a capacity to handle 4m tons of cargo annually in our modern cargo terminal that will have an indoor area of 300,000 sq m when all phases of Istanbul Airport have been completed.”


  • 29 Mar 2019 11:08 AM | Anonymous

    FM continues to introduce you new members.

    FM valued member RAZ MARITIME SERVICES, Saudi Arabia referred one of its reliable, experienced and active partners 2LOG SRL, Italy. We are happy to announce you that 2LOG SRL successfully completed membership requirements and joined among Freight Midpoint professionals from ITALY.

    We are also pleased to announce that they will be attending our upcoming Annual General Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at 28, 29, 30 June 2019. The gathering will be a great opportunity to meet all FM members. Please click here for more information about our event.

    Let's welcome our new member on board of the Freight Midpoint! Have a great cooperation together!
    ADDRESS: Via Assarotti, 11/3, 16122 Genova, Italy
    CONTACTS: Riccardo Dufour
    Carlomaria Sugliano
    TEL: +39 (0) 10 8568872


  • 28 Mar 2019 2:00 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 28 March 2019

    India’s Navayuga Container Terminal (NCT) achieved a milestone as it handled 500,000 TEUs for the first time in a financial year.

    The milestone was reached on March 27, with the jubilee TEU being handled on India-flagged containership SSL Kutch.

    NCT noted that the milestone was enabled by an almost 9-fold increase in the 5-year period starting from 58,577 TEUs in FY 2013-14.

    “NCT has taken giant strides in getting established as a transshipment hub on the East Coast of India and we are working towards making it the hub port in the Bay of Bengal,” Anil Yendluri, Director & CEO, Krishnapatnam Port, commented.

    “We are further expanding our terminal capacity from 1.2 million TEUs to 2 million TEUs by the end of 2019 to be ahead of the demand,” Jithendra Nimmagadda, NCT Chief Operating Officer, added.

    The previous financial year saw the Navayuga Container Terminal commission five new e-RTGs, increase yard capacity to 5,000 ground slots, and develop 30 acres of off-dock stuffing and de-stuffing zone close to the container terminal.


  • 27 Mar 2019 11:56 AM | Anonymous

    This notification is for your kind attention from FM member: Trans Express Freight Lines Pvt Ltd, India.

    Mr. Koteeswaran from Trans Express Freight Lines Pvt Ltd informed us that they have moved to a new office address. They also changed their phone number.

    Please see last updated details as below;

    Address: No.6 Appu Street, Chamundeeswari Nagar, Chromepet, Chennai, 600044, Tamil Nadu, India
    Phone: +91 44 22730254


  • 26 Mar 2019 11:55 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 25 March 2019

    In January 1788, a square piano made by Frederick Beck become the first keyboard instrument to land in Australia, now it has returned to London thanks to Emirates SkyCargo.

    The ‘First Fleet Piano’ landed in Sydney on board the HMS Sirius, one of 11 First Fleet ships that sailed on an eight month voyage from Portsmouth to Rio de Janeiro then to Cape Town before arriving in Sydney.

    231 years later and the piano, now in the collection of Edith Cowan University, Perth has returned to the UK.

    This time, the journey lasted 21 hours from Perth to London through Dubai courtesy of Emirates SkyCargo.

    The First Fleet Piano was joined by five other musical instruments, three of which are rare pieces produced in the 18th and 19th centuries.

    The instruments were packed in specially crafted insulated flight cases with sensors to track temperature and movement.

    The cases were loaded into the cargo hold of an A380 flight from Perth to Dubai, then transferred to the connecting flight to London.

    Once in London, the instruments will be showcased in a bespoke salon performance at the Australia House on 26 March.

    The First Fleet Piano will then undergo extensive restoration work before returning to Edith Cowan University’s Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

    Ravishankar Mirle, vice president cargo commercial – Far East and Australasia at Emirates says: “With the transport of these historic pianos from Edith Cowan University’s collection of rare musical instruments, we have also played a role in a cultural project that connects two nations through music and heritage. Our modern aircraft and facilities combined with our expertise in handling precious cargo ensured that the pianos travelled safely from their origin to destination.”

    Professor Steve Chapman, vice chancellor of Edith Cowan University says: “The restoration of the First Fleet piano has firmly placed Edith Cowan University at the centre of worldwide efforts to create research and education programs on how to conserve and restore prized historical instruments. We are confident that our precious Founding Pianos collection will be in safe hands travelling with Emirates SkyCargo.”


  • 21 Mar 2019 12:09 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 20 March 2019

    PSA International has signed an agreement with the Polish Development Fund (PFR) and the IFM Global Infrastructure Fund (GIF) to jointly acquire DCT Gdańsk, the largest container terminal in Poland.

    The shares would be purchased from Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) managed fund Global Infrastructure Fund II, MTAA Super, AustralianSuper and Statewide Super.

    With a quay length of 1,306 meters and a maximum depth of 17 meters, DCT Gdańsk is the only terminal in the Baltic that can serve ultra large container vessels (ULCVs), the world’s largest container ships with a capacity of up to 23,000 TEUs.

    Following a significant capital expenditure programme, the port’s capacity doubled in 2016 with the completion of a second quay. Container volumes have grown steadily over the years to reach 1.9 million TEUs in 2018.

    Given the constant growth and development of the business, the terminal is expected to reach full capacity utilisation in the upcoming years. To allow for further development of DCT Gdańsk, PSA, PFR and IFM Investors will explore the construction of a new expansion area and further increases in capacity.

    “DCT Gdańsk is PSA’s first investment in Eastern Europe, and we look forward to working closely with our partners PFR and IFM to further develop its facilities and to strengthen its position as the preferred port of call for Poland and the Baltic Sea,” Tan Chong Meng, Group CEO of PSA International, said.

    “Through leveraging our global network and our expertise in creating value for the port and shipping communities, PSA will partner with shipping lines, logistics operators and cargo owners to deliver more efficient, flexible and robust supply chain solutions for the region.”


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