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  • 30 Jan 2020 2:49 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 30 January 2019

    Unilode Aviation Solutions has announced its partnership with customer engagement software company Freshworks.

    Freshworks provides customer engagement software to businesses of all sizes, making it easy for customer support, marketing, sales, and customer success professionals to communicate more effectively with customers.

    Freshworks offers a full suite of SaaS (Software as a Service) products that create compelling customer experiences and gives businesses a 360 degree view of the customer to offer quicker and better service.

    Unilode will be leveraging Freshworks' automated and AI-driven software to streamline the handling of internal and external communications at its Global Customer Control Centre in Bangkok, Thailand.

    In the first phase of implementation, Freshworks software will enable 80 agents of Unilode's Customer Control Centre to coordinate logistics activities much quicker with ground handlers, airlines and the freight communities.

    Freshworks software will dramatically improve the quality and response times for all customer contact methods.

    Mr. Joseph P Jensen, Unilode Managing Director Customer Experience, said: "Our partnership to use Freshworks software is a great example of how artificial intelligence, intelligent automation and customised services can be combined into one platform to enhance the customer experience. The implementation of Freshworks' software at Unilode's Customer Control Centre will start in March this year."

    Mr. Benoît Dumont, Unilode CEO, added: "We are excited to work with the Freshworks team.

    Similar to our award-winning digital programme, this is another example of Unilode's investment and never-ending commitment to continuously improve our ULD solutions and provide the highest level of service to all our customers."


  • 29 Jan 2020 4:53 PM | Anonymous

    We are pleased to share that FM member Integral Chile SPA is completely ready for giving support in the temporary admission, trucking, packing, warehouse, promotional material and other services related with FIDAE 2020 which takes place in Santiago, Chile from March 31 to April 5, 2020.

    FIDAE, is the foremost Fair aerospace, defence and security exhibition of America, which nowadays has worldwide recognition due to its long and successful career, and currently it is a leader in the region and attending International exhibitors from many countries.

    You may contact INTEGRAL CHILE SPA Team if you need any support for FIDAE 2020.

    For all your information.


  • 28 Jan 2020 5:30 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 27 January 2019

    The fleet of Hong Kong-based containership operator Seaspan Corporation is approaching one million TEU as the company closed the purchase of six vessels.

    In November 2019, Seaspan signed an agreement to buy six boxships for USD 380 million.

    The vessels comprise three 10,700 TEU and three 9,200 TEU units, adding a total of about 59,700 TEU to the company’s global fleet.

    “With the acquisition of the six high-quality containerships and approaching 1 million TEU, Seaspan has continued executing on its growth strategy through disciplined capital allocation,” Bing Chen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Seaspan, commented.

    “We are well positioned to … to capture the increasingly attractive opportunities in the containership sector,” he added.

    Recently, Seaspan Corporation decided to reorganize and create a new holding company, Atlas Corp., which will become the new parent company of Seaspan.

    With this move, the company aims to advance strategic capital allocation initiatives and provide operational transparency.

    With a total fleet size of approximately 975,000 TEU, Seaspan’s fleet consists of 119 containerships, including one yet-to-be delivered ship.

    Seaspan’s current operating fleet of 118 vessels has an average age of approximately seven years and an average remaining lease period of approximately four years, on a TEU-weighted basis.


  • 23 Jan 2020 5:12 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 22 January 2019

    Qatar Airways has expanded its codeshare cooperation with Malaysia Airlines, starting from 27 January 2020, strengthening a strategic partnership first initiated in 2001.

    With 10 Qatar Airways destinations covered by the airlines’ current codeshare cooperation, the expanded agreement will allow Malaysia Airlines passengers to book travel to 20 additional Qatar Airways gateways in Europe, America, and Africa.

    In turn, Qatar Airways passengers will benefit from access to four exciting new destinations in South East Asia.

    They can now book travel on Malaysia Airlines’ flights to Sibu, Malaysia; Alor Setar, Malaysia; Medan, Indonesia; and Surabaya, Indonesia.

    This brings the total number of codeshare routes in Malaysia Airlines’ network to 24.

    Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Since 2001, both airlines have witnessed the significant benefits codeshare cooperation have brought, providing passengers with unrivalled service and seamless connections.

    The expansion of codeshare cooperation between Qatar Airways and Malaysia Airlines is a natural next step in the strengthening of our partnership.”

    Malaysia Airlines Group Chief Executive, Mr. Izham Ismail, said: “Malaysia Airlines is delighted to further develop and grow our relationship with Qatar Airways with this codeshare agreement. Through this cooperation, we will be able to provide travel options for our outbound travelers as well as inviting more travelers to experience the beauty Malaysia has to offer. We look forward to sharing our Malaysian hospitality further and provide a truly Malaysian experience for our passengers.”

    Sales for selected new codeshare destinations will open today, 15 January, when Malaysia Airlines customers will be able to book travel on Qatar Airways flights from Doha to Vienna, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Munich, Athens, Rome, Oslo, Barcelona, Madrid, Geneva, and Zurich.

    In turn, Qatar Airways passengers will be able to book Malaysia Airlines flights to Sibu, Alor Setar, Medan, and Surabaya.

    Qatar Airways began flying to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2001, now a triple daily service. Penang, Malaysia was launched in February 2018, initially with three weekly flights that increased to five weekly flights in October 2019.

    A five-time weekly service to Langkawi, via Penang, was launched in October 2019. In 2001, Qatar Airways and Malaysia Airlines announced their first codeshare agreement, which was expanded in 2018, to provide greater connectivity and new destinations to their passengers.

    A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Airline’ by the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by Skytrax.

    It was also named ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, ‘World’s Best Business Class’, and ‘Best Business Class Seat’, in recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite.

    It is the only airline to have been awarded the coveted ‘Skytrax Airline of the Year’ title, which is recognised as the pinnacle of excellence in the airline industry, five times.

    Qatar Airways operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), to more than 160 destinations worldwide.

    The world’s fastest-growing airline added several new destinations to its network last year, including Rabat, Morocco; Izmir, Turkey; Malta; Davao, Philippines; Lisbon, Portugal; Mogadishu, Somalia; Langkawi, Malaysia; and Gaborone, Botswana. The airline will add Osaka, Japan; Santorini, Greece; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Almaty and Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan; Accra, Ghana; Cebu, Philippines; Trabzon, Turkey; Lyon, France; Siem Reap, Cambodia; and Luanda, Angola to its extensive network in 2020.

    Malaysia Airlines serves 59 destinations from its hub, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL).

    As oneworld alliance partners, customers of both airlines are ensured recognition of their frequent-flyer status and benefits including access to lounges worldwide, through check-in, extra baggage allowance, plus accrual and redemption of miles, priority check-in and boarding across the carriers’ networks.


  • 21 Jan 2020 3:10 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 20 January 2019

    Dunkerque-Port will deploy an investment programme of €37.7 million in 2020, with the year devoted to the completion and handover of the major logistics and industrial platforms.

    It will also see the start of the first operations of the 2019-2023 Strategic Project, with in particular the launch of work on the new building intended to house the Border Police (PAF) and the United Kingdom Border Force (UKBF), and the creation of a new electrical substation in the West port.

    The studies for the CAP 2020 project will continue in the pre- project phase.

    2019 was marked by the commissioning of the extension to the quai de Flandre in the West Port.

    The completion of the operation is a major step in the further development of the container sector in Dunkerque.

    Dunkerque-Port can now simultaneously berth two of the largest ships in the world fleet under optimal conditions.

    A shoreside electricity supply has been developed as the same time. It has been available since spring 2019.

    Dunkerque-Port is thus the first French port to provide users of a container terminal with a shoreside elec- tricity supply.

    In 2019, Dunkerque-Port also finalized the work involved in separating the port rail network and the national rail network.

    Costing more than €18 million, the operation involved aligning the operating areas of the signal boxes at the border points of the two networks.

    This means port rail installations can now be managed and modified without calling on the French Railway Board (SNCF).

    During the year, development work on the Dunkerque Logistics International South zone (DLI-South) and the Heavy Industries zone (ZGI) continued, as did the preparation of the industrial platform for SNF Floerger which is investing 60 million euros in the Dunkerque region, creating 100 jobs.

    In addition, Dunkerque-Port started to deploy its management plan for coastline protection with a sand refill of 1.2 Mm3, representing an investment of €3 million.

    This major new operation to protect the coastline, carried out using a discharge line for the dredged sand acquired by the Port at the start of the year, will be regularly renewed with volumes of up to 2 M m3/year.

    In all, in 2019, Dunkerque-Port invested more than €42 million.


  • 20 Jan 2020 11:56 AM | Anonymous

    This notification is for your kind attention from FM member New Age Clearing & Forwarding (India) Private Limited, India.

    New Age Clearing & Forwarding (India) Private Limited will be renamed as NEWAGE HONGFA LOGISTICS INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED and the renamed company will continue to operate with the existing registrations, accreditations and bank details.

    Please update your records accordingly.

    For all your information.


  • 17 Jan 2020 4:41 PM | Anonymous

    New partners are going on to join with the valuable contribution of the members!

    Today we are excited to welcome ALE CARGO S. DE R.L DE C.V. from Honduras with the recommendation of CSC Global Services Forwarding Sa De Cv, Mexico.

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

    Wish you a great cooperation together!


    ADDRESS: Plaza Paraiso, Bo. Los Andes, 15 Avenida, 2-3 Calle, 3ra. Planta Local 3A San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras
    CONTACT: Anee Erazo de Brown
    TEL: +504 2558 1462 / 63


  • 16 Jan 2020 9:46 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 14 January 2019

    PSA International Pte Ltd handled 85.2M TEU in 2019, of which PSA Singapore contributed 36.9M TEU (+1.6%) and overseas interests 48.3M TEU (+ 8.1%).

    Tan Chong Meng, Group CEO of PSA, said: “2019 was a year where the PSA Group expanded its horizons against a backdrop of trade wars, climate action and varying technological impacts on business and society.

    "By welcoming terminals such as DCT Gdansk, together with PSA Halifax and Penn Terminals into our fold, we have broadened our reach and ability to offer greater connectivity to new economies in the Baltics and North America. Beyond our traditional port domain, we also redoubled our efforts to develop more transport options for cargo owners and movers through our new PSA Cargo Solutions arm.

    "We also continued to develop CALISTA as a value-adding and interoperable platform for stakeholders in the global supply chain with Global eTrade Services (GeTS).

    “Thanks to the efforts of the global PSA team and strong support from our customers and partners, PSA Group has achieved good volume growth for 2019. My deepest appreciation goes out to our unions, staff and management for their sterling teamwork and steadfast contributions throughout the year.

    “As we begin a new decade in 2020, PSA will continue to build on our global network of ports while harnessing technologies to improve our productivity to serve our customers better. Our vision is to empower supply chain stakeholders with the ability to move their goods with greater intelligence and agility through the Internet of Logistics, and to work alongside our partners to enable greater sustainability for the whole supply chain.”


  • 14 Jan 2020 8:40 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 14 January 2019

    Qatar Airways Cargo has expanded its cargo network in Asia-Pacific with the launch of twice-weekly B777 freighter service to Osaka, Japan from January 14, 2020.

    It recently announced a major expansion in South America with four new freighter destinations Campinas (Brazil), Santiago (Chile), Bogotá (Colombia) launching on January 16, 2020, and Lima (Peru) to be launched soon.

    The Osaka freighter will depart Doha on Tuesdays and Fridays each week, arriving in Osaka on the following day and returning via Hong Kong.

    Approximately 200 tonnes of cargo capacity will be offered each way per week, benefitting importers and exporters with increased capacity on the route.

    Qatar Airways chief officer cargo Guillaume Halleux said, “2019 has been a great year for Qatar Airways Cargo and we are glad to start 2020 with the announcement of freighters to Osaka, a major financial centre in Japan.

    Japan is an important part of our network where we already operate daily passenger flights to both Haneda and Narita airports in the capital city, Tokyo. With direct flights to Osaka, our customers are offered dedicated freighter capacity for their cargo to and from Japan.”

    The airline has a strong belly-hold presence in the Asia Pacific with 35 destinations served by the Qatar Airways passenger network and a freighter network of 10 destinations.

    The new destination Osaka will increase the carrier’s freighter network in the Asia Pacific to 11 destinations.

    Qatar Airways Cargo currently offers more than 250 tonnes of belly-hold cargo capacity each way to Haneda and Narita airports in Tokyo per week.

    The new freighters to Osaka will boost cargo capacity to over 450 tonnes weekly to and from Japan.

    General cargo, hi-tech goods, electronics, pharmaceuticals, and perishables will form the majority of exports and imports on the route.

    Qatar Airways Cargo has an extensive scheduled road transport network offering alternative routes to over 290 airports around the world.

    Overnight truck routes are available connecting Osaka with Haneda, Narita and Nagoya Chubu, six days a week.

    Five more Boeing 777 freighters will join its fleet from April 2020 onwards making it one of the largest freighter operators globally.

    Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes two B747-8Fs, 21 B777Fs and 5 A330Fs.


  • 09 Jan 2020 4:15 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 08 January 2020

    The port of Mombasa in Kenya handled more than 1.4M TEU in 2019, a record performance and an increase of more than 7% on 2018’s throughput of 1.3M TEU.

    The figure was also well ahead of forecasts made by the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) earlier in the year that 1.35M TEU would be processed.

    At the inland container terminal in Nairobi, volumes climbed by a much higher 61% to 415,650TEU.

    These numbers reflected the growing importance of cargo transfers using the country’s new standard rail gauge system.

    On average, 10 trains a day are scheduled between the port and thee capital city.

    Addressing local media towards the end of 2019, Daniel Manduku, managing director of KPA, said Mombasa’s performance had been boosted by “unprecedented growth in both transit and trans-shipment business”.
    He also attributed the higher numbers to improved levels of productivity at the port, saying that average waiting times for a ship waiting for a berth had fallen from 0.47 days in 2018 to 0.27 days in 2019.


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