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  • 06 Aug 2019 11:48 AM | Anonymous

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

    Kindly note that our office will be closed in Saturday August 10, 2019,  and we will resume our working on Thursday August 14, 2019 as we will have Eid Al-Adha Holiday.

    Wishing you all a very happy & blessed Eid, may it returns to you all with happiness & blessings.

    Thanking you in advance.

    For your kind information.


  • 06 Aug 2019 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 05 August 2019

    Namibia has launched an expanded container terminal at the Port of Walvis Bay that is set to double the country’s annual container handling capacity.

    Works on the expansion of the terminal started in 2014 and were completed by China Harbour Engineering Company under a project worth NAD 4 billion (USD 268 million).

    This included the creation of 40 hectares of new land reclaimed from the bay within Namibian Ports Authority’s current port jurisdiction.

    The reclaimed land was linked to the existing port by a causeway.

    The expanded terminal will have a capacity of at least 750,000 TEU per annum, compared to the previous capacity of 350,000 TEU. The project will not only provide increased container handling capacity in the Port of Walvis Bay, but will also increase the port’s bulk and break-bulk handling capacity by freeing up the existing container terminal to become a multi-purpose terminal.

    The project added an additional 600 meters of quay wall in addition to a new passenger liner berth.

    There is also an option for the construction of an LNG export facility and a multi-purpose dry bulk terminal but these projects are currently on hold, according to the port authority.


  • 01 Aug 2019 5:46 PM | Anonymous

    FM keeps expanding with the continues support and recommendation of our members!

    Today we are happy to announce that NASHRAH SHIPPING & LOGISTICS has joined among us from UNITED STATES OF AMERICA with the recommendation of our valued member Allied Xpert Logistics, Pakistan.

    Let’s have a warm welcome to our new member on board of the Freight Midpoint.

    Wish you a great cooperation together!

    ADDRESS: 10998 South Wilcrest Drive, Suite 279, Houston, 77099, Texas, United States of America
    CONTACT: Ali Abbas
    TEL: +1 281 741 7626
    FAX: +1 281 506 7858


  • 01 Aug 2019 4:38 PM | Anonymous

    Professional partners are going on to join FM with the continues support of our members!

    Today we are very pleased to welcome AB CARGO LIMITED from UNITED KINGDOM with the recommendation of our valued member Kai Associates Private Limited, Singapore.

    Let’s have a warm welcome to our new member on board of the Freight Midpoint.

    Wish you a great cooperation together!


    ADDRESS: Forsyth House, Cromac Street, Belfast, BT2 8LA,
    Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
    CONTACT: Anthony Budde
    TEL: +44 (0) 3300417227


  • 01 Aug 2019 2:56 PM | Anonymous

    This notification is for your kind attention from FM member PRIME LOGISTICS W.L.L., Qatar.

    Their Managing Director Mr. G. D. Khan Bangash informed us about a new regulation in Qatar.

    Qatar Ministry of Transport & Communication is issued a statement for regulating the practice of services of maritime shipping intermediaries.

    The statement indicates that the shipping lines will accept cargo of only those freight forwarders who are registered to Qatar Ministry and certified.

    The Ministry grants a grace period till 31.12.2019 and all freight forwarders have to obtain the necessary licences from the Ministry until that day.

    Mr. G. D. Khan also informed us that Prime Logistics W.L.L. is already registered and certified by the Ministry bearing licence no 01/18.

    For all your information.


  • 01 Aug 2019 12:09 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 31 July 2019

    The Port of Savannah reported a record volume of container traffic for the fiscal year that ended June 30, having moved a total of 4.5 million TEUs.

    This represents an increase of more than 305,000 TEUs, or 7.3 percent, according to the U.S. seaport.

    In another first, Georgia Port Authority (GPA) handled more than half a million container lifts to rail, growing that number by more than 72,000, or 16.6 percent. The 506,707 intermodal boxes constituted more than 20 percent of total containers, another record, the port noted.

    “The authority’s investment in the Mason Mega Rail project is coming just in time for our capacity to stay ahead of demand, ensuring the free flow of intermodal cargo,” said Will McKnight, GPA’s Board Chairman.

    At the Port of Brunswick, 613,680 autos and machinery units crossed the docks at Colonel’s Island Terminal, GPA’s main port for the import-export of cars, trucks and tractors, while roll-on/roll-off cargo grew by 4 percent at Colonel’s Island in FY2019.

    Ocean terminal in Savannah added another 35,884 vehicles for a total of nearly 650,000 units moved through Georgia’s ports.

    GPA also has a program in place that will allow the Port of Savannah to simultaneously handle six 14,000 TEU vessels by 2024. The port can currently accommodate three boxships of that size.


  • 31 Jul 2019 8:51 AM | Anonymous

    This notification is for your kind attention from FM member MULTI-GOLD AIR & SEA EXPRESS LIMITED, Hong Kong.

    Dear Friends & Partner,
    Please be informed that tropical Storm Wipha is attacking Hong Kong today.

    Therefore we will be closed the office in this afternoon.  

    If you have any urgent cases that please send email to us and we will reply to you once available. 

    Thank you for your kind attention.


  • 30 Jul 2019 3:27 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 30 July 2019

    APM Terminals has invested €47M in the former TCB Barcelona terminal, a straddle carrier-direct operation, in recent months and is reaping the rewards, with a claimed productivity of 150 MPBH on one ship earlier this month.

    The performance of 150 MPBH was achieved "on a vessel of the latest generation."

    The company did not disclose the average number of cranes deployed over the ship, or whether the achievement was gross or net.

    However, as a straddle carrier-direct terminal, the operation is self-(de)coupling at both quay and stack, so there are no handover delays.

    Two post-NPX cranes were recently transferred to Barcelona from APM Terminals Pier 400, Los Angeles, via upgrade and refurbishment work by ZPMC in Shanghai.

    With these cranes, the former TCB flagship terminal can now work ships of up to 23 containers across the beam.

    The cranes have a maximum lift under beam of 100 tonnes and can also operate in twin 20 mode, which allows the terminal to increase further its level of service, "offering customers the highest productivity of all the Mediterranean terminals."

    APM Terminals Barcelona also recently acquired 29 new straddle carriers, the biggest single investment to date in Barcelona terminal in this type of equipment.

    It has also introduced a new Rack platform for refrigerator connections, which has allowed it to increase its connection capacity by 31%.

    "We renew our commitment to the Port of Barcelona, outfitting ourselves with the technical equipment necessary to operate the most modern container ships that call in the Catalan capital," said Narcís Pavón, General Manager of APM Terminals Barcelona.


  • 25 Jul 2019 1:21 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 24 July 2019

    Saudi Arabia’s largest container terminal at the King Abdullah Port is getting a boost in capacity after receiving 28 new cranes.

    With the addition of 20 gantry cranes and 8 ship-to-shore (STS) cranes, the port’s yearly capacity will be raised to five million TEU.

    Technical teams are currently assembling the cranes, which are expected to begin operating at the beginning of next year as part of the first phase of the expansion of the container terminals.

    The delivery is part of the terminal expansion that was arranged through a memorandum of understanding signed with National Container Terminal in February 2019.

    Once all phases of development are completed, King Abdullah Port will have the capacity to handle 20 million TEU annually.

    King Abdullah Port concluded 2018 with an increase of 36% in its annual throughput, which reached 2.3 million TEUs by the end of the year.

    Since its inception in the last quarter of 2013 the number of containers handled by the port has reached 7.2 million TEUs.

  • 23 Jul 2019 1:13 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 22 July 2019

    Philippines-based International Container Terminal Services has bought concession rights to operate, manage and develop the Terminal de Contêineres 1 in the Port of Rio de Janeiro.

    ICTSI Americas is taking over the terminal after reaching a deal with Boreal Empreendimentos e Participações S.A. to acquire one hundred per cent of the shares of Libra Terminal Rio S.A. (Libra Rio).

    The purchase price, according to ICTSI, is approximately BRL 740 million (USD 197 million).

    The concession of Terminal de Contêineres 1 (T1Rio) commenced in 1998 and was extended in 2011 until 2048. ICTSI said it would assume the operational, development and other responsibilities under the current concession contract.

    The transaction will expand ICTSI’s footprint in the Brazilian container terminal market. The company already operates the Suape Container Terminal in the Brazilian city of Ipojuca.

    In 2018, T1Rio had a throughput of 135,000 TEUs. The terminal has a capacity in excess of 530 thousand TEU with the ability to expand further.

    The terminal has five ship-to-shore gantry cranes and a total land area of 18.8 hectares and 715 meters of quay wall.

    A design water depth of up to 16 meters enables the terminal to receive global shipping lines’ largest container vessels.

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