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  • 18 Aug 2017 3:17 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 17 August, 2017

    Emirates SkyCargo is rolling out a new pharma white cover solution developed in collaboration with DuPont. 

    Featuring DuPont’s Tyvek Xtreme W50 material, the new White Cover Xtreme will offer “enhanced protection for temperature sensitive cargo in hot, cold and wet weather conditions”.
     
    From June to August 2017, Emirates SkyCargo has also been offering complimentary White Covers to all customers who have temperature sensitive perishables consignments transiting through Dubai. 

    An average 30,000 tonnes of perishables transit through Dubai every month on Emirates SkyCargo.

    The new triple layered White Cover Xtreme acts as a shield reflecting solar heat when temperatures are high and as a barrier for conduction preventing heat from escaping when temperatures are low, thereby helping maintain cargo internally at the right temperature. 

    In addition, White Cover Xtreme is breathable and allows water vapour to escape preventing condensation from forming on the surface of cargo and affecting the integrity of the shipment.

    The new White Cover Xtreme will help shield temperature sensitive shipments, including pharmaceuticals, which travel through extreme and variable weather conditions from origin to destination.

    The collaboration between Emirates SkyCargo and DuPont on the new White Cover Xtreme is part of an existing agreement between the two companies to develop new temperature protection solutions, in particular thermal covers, for the air cargo industry. 

    The agreement was renewed for a further period of two years until 2019 during the Air Cargo Europe event in Munich in May this year. Complimentary White Cover protection for cargo.

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 16 Aug 2017 2:26 PM | Anonymous

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    As an AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) operating from the UK all our suppliers including our overseas partners are checked and vetted for quality purposes. Special emphasis is given to partners with an equivalent industry standard in their respective country. As we look to further develop our worldwide airfreight offering whilst reducing transit times and customs influence on our cargo movements AEO and equivalent schemes will only become more important within the supply chain.

    • CT-pat in the USA                            
    • SOAC in Argentina
    • STP in Singapore
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    This quality standard not only provides greater emphasis on the security supply chain but adds confidence that our partners have had their procedures checked by an external body related to the industry.

    As of Monday 21st August, Emma Partington who some of you will already have spoken with on our import department will become the new AEO representative for John Good Air.

    Any questions about our AEO Status, We hold the combined Customs Simplifications and Safety & Security so Full AEO should be directed to Emma ( epartington[AT]johngood.co.uk or +44(0)161 639 0163 ).
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  • 16 Aug 2017 2:04 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 16 August, 2017

    Port of Long Beach sets new record in July this year in terms of cargo volume handled. The seaport has seen the best month in its 106-year history, surpassing the previous high mark set in August 2015 for the number of containers moved.

    With total volume of 720,312 twenty-foot-equivalent units (TEUs) in July, cargo traffic has increased for five consecutive months in Long Beach, and in six of the first seven months of 2017. Volume is up 6.4 percent for the calendar year compared to 2016.

    “Given the unprecedented change in the industry, we are pleased to see shippers choosing Long Beach,” said Lou Anne Bynum, president, Harbor Commission.

    “These numbers are great for Long Beach and good news for the economy,” said Mario Cordero, executive director, Port of Long Beach. “They are also indicators of the kind of service we provide to our customers as they seek the best and most efficient pathways to get their goods to US markets.”

    Overall, container business in Long Beach was 13.1 percent higher in July compared to the same month a year ago. Imports jumped 16.3 percent to 378,820 TEUs — also setting an all-time record for the Port — as retailers anticipate consumer demand for goods in the coming months. Exports slipped 11.7 percent to 126,098 containers. The recent wave of imports helped push empty containers 27.7 percent higher, to 215,394 TEUs. Empty containers are repositioned overseas.

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 14 Aug 2017 12:33 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 11 August, 2017

    The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) has signed a concession agreement with compatriot firm IbisTek for the development and operation of an integrated container and multi-purpose terminal at the Port of Takoradi.

    The concession term is 25 years, according to GPHA.

    The move is said to be part of the port authority’s master plan and development efforts to equip the Port of Takoradi for future demands.

    As informed, the concession related project works and installations will cost USD 370 million.

    The terminals, in the long term, could have the capacity of handling one million TEUs. This is in line with the GPHA’s projected growth for cargo through the Port of Takoradi.

    According to IbisTek, funding for the facility is expected to come from various lending agencies to be led by the African Development Bank (AfDB). There are also intentions to approach the Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (GIIF) to participate in the financing.

    “It is a good step that we have taken for the Port of Takoradi and it is a project that will uplift the status of Takoradi Port to compete favorably with other ports in the sub region. Takoradi Port will position itself as the gateway for development into the western parts of Ghana,” Paul Asare Ansah, Acting Director General of GPHA, said, adding that the project is to play a pivotal role in Ghana’s economic development process.

    GPHA said it has already contracted major loans to prepare the basic port infrastructure for such development prospects.

    In December 2016, GPHA invited parties to submit the expression of interest for the concession of the integrated terminal. The authority said the concession provides the right and obligation to develop, equip, finance, operate and maintain the terminal over the concession period.

    The new terminal combines the handling and storage of containers, general cargo, project cargo, Ro-Ro, food-related and other specialized cargo. It has an initial phase of 30 hectares of land and a 795-meter quay wall at CD -14 meters, while Phase 2 consists of another 32 hectares and 700-meter quay wall.

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 11 Aug 2017 9:50 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 10 August, 2017

    In today’s spotted, we bring you an image of Munich Maersk, which berthed at EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg on August 5 while on its maiden voyage.

    With a nominal capacity of 20,568 TEU, the container vessel is one of the largest in the world. The boxship, which flies the flag of Denmark, features a length of 399 meters and a width of 58.6 meters. Currently, Munich Maersk is worth USD 153.9 million, VesselsValue’s data shows.

    The mega-ship belongs to the second generation of Maersk Line’s Triple-E class and calls Hamburg as part of the AE5 service of the 2M alliance, which connects European harbors with ports in the Far East.

    Built at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in South Korea, the 190,300 dwt Munich Maersk was delivered to the carrier in June.

    “Hamburg is an important location for Maersk Line and the maiden call of Munich Maersk is a great opportunity to celebrate our good cooperation with the city and the port,” Jens-Ole Krenzien, Vice President North West Continent, Maersk Line, commented.

    Munich Maersk is part of a series of the company’s eleven container ships which will be delivered by the end of 2018. According to Maersk, the ships of the second generation of the Triple-E class are setting new standards in container shipping and will replace smaller, less efficient ships on the East-West-trade.

    One of the highlights of the Munich Maersk and its sister vessels is, among other things, that it has similar dimensions as the previous generation, but can load 2,000 TEU more. Compared to the first generation, Munich Maersk is seven percent more efficient.

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 09 Aug 2017 10:20 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 08 August, 2017

    Manila-based International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has reported a rise in its earnings, as well as an increase in volumes in the first half of the year.

    The company said that net income attributable to equity holders was at USD 103.6 million, up 19 percent from the USD 87.3 million earned in the same period last year due to the continuing ramp-up at the new terminal in Matadi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), strong operating income contribution from the terminals in Iraq, Mexico and Brazil, and the one-time gain on the termination of the sub-concession agreement in Nigeria.

    For the first half of 2017, the company’s revenue from port operations was at USD 603.7 million, representing an increase of 10 percent over the USD 550.8 million reported for the first six months of 2016.

    ICTSI handled consolidated volume of 4.54 million TEUs in the first six months of 2017, seven percent more than the 4.26 million TEUs handled in the same period in 2016.

    The increase in volume was primarily due to continuing improvement in global trade activities particularly in the emerging markets, continuing ramp-up at ICTSI’s operations in Basra, Iraq, new services at Manzanillo, Mexico and the new terminals in Matadi, DRC and Melbourne, Australia.

    Excluding the new terminals, consolidated volume increased by five percent. For the quarter ended June 30, 2017, total consolidated throughput was three percent higher.

    ICTSI’s revenue from port operations increased by eight percent from USD 284.3 million to USD 306.5 million in the second quarter of the year, while its net income attributable to equity holders was up 15 percent from USD 45.1 million to USD 51.9 million for the three-month period ended June 30, 2017.

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 07 Aug 2017 12:17 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 04 August, 2017

    India’s port company Essar Ports has signed a 30-year concession agreement with the Government of Mozambique to develop a new coal terminal at Beira Port.

    The deal forms part of a Public Private Partnership (PPP) project that will be executed on Design, Build, Own, Operate and Transfer (DBOOT) basis through a subsidiary, New Coal Terminal Beira, SA (NCTB SA), which is a joint venture of Essar (which will own 70) and Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique (CFM, which will own 30%).

    The project aims to enhance the coal handling capacity of Mozambique by 20 MTPA in two phases of 10 MTPA each, Essar said.

    “We would like to congratulate the Government of Mozambique for this initiative and for partnering with Essar on such a prestigious national-level project. It will not only boost coal exports from Mozambique and strengthen its economy, but also deliver significant direct and indirect benefits,” Rajiv Agarwal, CEO & Managing Director, Essar Ports, said.

    Mozambique is estimated to have reserves of over 23 billion tonnes of coal, which makes the country a major coal exporter that is well placed to cater to the international steel & power industries, especially in India, China, Japan and Korea.

    The NCTB has dedicated rail connectivity to Mozambique’s coal mining belt in the Tete region, which CFM has recently enhanced to a capacity of 20 MTPA.

    The first phase of this project will be developed at a cost of close to USD 275 million and will entail developing dedicated berths, along with mechanized and environmentally-friendly systems, Essar added.

    Essar Ports has five operational port terminals at Hazira, Vadinar, Paradip, Salaya and Visakhapatnam.

    The company is expanding its Hazira port capacity by 20 MTPA, which will take the capacity to 50 MTPA, and is working on adding iron ore berths at Visakhapatnam Port with a total capacity of 16 MTPA.

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 04 Aug 2017 5:21 PM | Anonymous

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  • 04 Aug 2017 10:08 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 02 August, 2017

    Danish container shipping giant Maersk Line has decided to resume its weekly container shipping service to Wellington, New Zealand.

    The service will return once CentrePort, Wellington port operator, has completed works that will allow its ship-to-shore cranes to operate.

    These works were required following damage sustained in the November 2016 Kaikoura earthquake which made the port’s gantry cranes inoperable. They are expected to be largely complete by September.

    Jens Maersk, deployed on Maersk Line’s Northern Star service and capable of carrying 3,000 TEUs, is scheduled to make its first call at CentrePort on September 18.

    Gerard Morrison, Maersk Line Oceania’s Managing Director, applauded CentrePort’s efforts to complete the structural repairs needed to become fully operational again.

    “CentrePort has kept us fully informed of its progress over the last nine months and we are very pleased to return to Wellington with our weekly Northern Star service,” Morrison commented.

    Derek Nind, CentrePort Chief Executive, welcomed the return of Maersk: “We look forward to working with Maersk in the future as we resume our strong growth in container shipping volumes.”

    Maersk Line’s Northern Star service deploys six 3,000 TEU vessels. The service makes six weekly port calls around New Zealand each week.

    Earlier this year, regular container shipping returned to Wellington, with weekly visits by a geared ship linking the port with Australia.

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 02 Aug 2017 11:32 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 31 July, 2017

    THE Georgia Port Authority (GPA) handled an all-time high of 3.85 million TEU in its fiscal year 2017, which ended on June 30, representing an increase of 6.7 per cent over FY2016. Container throughput in June also set a new record, up 17 per cent at 337,710 TEU.

    A record total of 33.4 million tonnes of cargo moved across the GPA's terminals, up 8.3 per cent year on year, reported American Shipper.

    The increase in container volumes has led the GPA board to approve a US$72.75 million purchase of six more Neopanamax ship-to-shore cranes. The cranes are scheduled for delivery in 2020, and are in addition to an earlier order of four cranes that will be operational in June 2018, said GPA.

    GPA executive director Griff Lynch said: "Shipping lines are moving 13,000- and 14,000-TEU vessels into service on the east coast more quickly than anticipated, and concentrating their deliveries at efficient gateway ports like Savannah. This new crane purchase, along with the four already on order, will enable GPA to increase crane capacity by nearly 40 per cent."

    *NEWS SOURCE

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