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  • 23 Jun 2017 6:33 PM | Anonymous

    New partners are going on to join Freight Forwarders Family. Today it is our pleasure to share with you that PT. FORIN TRANSBUANA LOGISTICS is our new member from INDONESIA.

    We are also pleased that CEO, Mr. Richard Yandra Wongosari will be attending our coming Annual Meeting in Bali, Indonesia at 28, 29, 30 September 2017. The gathering will be a great opportunity to meet all 3F partners.

    Let’s welcome our new agent on board of the Freight Forwarders Family..! Have a great cooperation together!

    PT. FORIN TRANSBUANA LOGISTICS_INDONESIA

    ADDRESS: GWI Building, 1st Floor, Jl. Bibis 8 Surabaya 60161, East Java, Indonesia   
    CONTACTS: Lina Rosinta / Business Development
    Richard Yandra Wongosari / CEO   
    TEL: +62 31 3545868 Ext 301   
    FAX: +62 31 3545862   
    WEB: www.forinlogistics.com

    VISIT WEBSITE (CLICK HERE!) | VISIT 3F PROFILE (CLICK HERE!)

  • 23 Jun 2017 2:03 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 23 June, 2017

    Shipping and port activity in Ireland rose by 7% in the first quarter of 2017 when compared to the corresponding period of 2016, Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO).

    All five of the country’s principal freight segments saw volume increases in the first quarter of 2017. Unitised traffic, which consists of roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) and lift-on/lift-off (LoLo) traffic, continued to rise, growing by 5% when compared to the first quarter of 2016.

    The RoRo freight sector for the Republic of Ireland saw volume growth of 7% in the first quarter of 2017, representing the fifth consecutive quarterly increase in this freight category.

    Exports in the LoLo segment in Ireland rose by 6% compared to the same period a year earlier, while LoLo imports remained relatively unchanged, rising by 0.5%. Overall, LoLo traffic increased by 3% to 174,248 TEU.

    IMDO added that the country’s bulk traffic segment saw tonnage volumes grow by 8%, excluding transhipments, when compared to the same period last year. This was driven primarily by an 11% increase in dry bulk tonnage, as well as 10% growth in break bulk volumes, representing the largest level of dry bulk volume recorded since 2007.

    The relatively large expansion in dry bulk reflects the fact that a high degree of volume fluctuation exists in this market when viewed on a quarterly basis. As for break bulk volumes, this is the largest quarter on quarter increase in this segment since Q2 2015,” according to IMDO.

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 21 Jun 2017 11:23 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 19 June, 2017

    Energy Observer, the world’s first catamaran powered solely by renewable energy and CEA Liten, a research institute that developed the project, have chosen Prysmian Group to supply cables which provide energy generated from renewable sources to the vessel’s motor.

    The partnership was unveiled at the Paris Air Show on June 20.

    Featuring a length of 31 meters and a width of 12.80 meters, the catamaran is powered solely by renewables, drawing on 130m2 of solar panels, two vertical wind turbines and a sophisticated system that desalinates water, transforming it into hydrogen through electrolysis.

    Energy Observer, which was launched on April 14, 2017, at the Port of Saint Malo, France, has embarked on a six-year trip around the world during which it will visit 101 ports in 50 countries.

    The goal of the project is to share with the world a concept of electrical power not in conflict with nature, according to Prysmian.

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 19 Jun 2017 2:53 PM | Anonymous
    Original news was published on 19 June, 2017

    The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) welcomed on June 10 Holland America Line’s MS Maasdam, the first ship to dock at the Port of Montreal’s new cruise terminal.

    “We are very proud to have successfully completed this important project that represents a milestone in the Port of Montreal’s modern history,” Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of the Montreal Port Authority, commented.

    “The opening of this terminal is a perfect fit with Montreal’s 375th festivities… The arrival of the first cruise ship to the Alexandra Pier Cruise Terminal launches the Montreal cruise season, a booming tourist industry,” Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal, said.

    Following the inauguration, the 55,575 dwt Maasdam left the Port of Montreal’s new cruise facility later on June 10 and will be back at the terminal on June 24, as informed by MPA.

    Revitalization work on Alexandra Pier began in November 2015 and is expected to be completed in September 2017. A full overhaul of Alexandra Pier, an infrastructure that dates back more than a century, was necessary to upgrade operations, according to MPA.

    On September 10, MPA will celebrate a grand opening of the new facility. Then, in 2019, a signature tower will be inaugurated at the far end of the terminal.

    The project was funded by the Government of Quebec – CAD 20 million (around USD 15.1 million) – and the City of Montreal – CAD 15 million. For its part, the Montreal Port Authority invested CAD 43 million, bringing the total investment to CAD 78 million.

    Operated by the Montreal Port Authority (MPA), the Port of Montreal is the second largest port in Canada and a diversified transshipment center that handles all types of goods – containerized and non-containerized cargo, liquid bulk and dry bulk. The port operates a passenger terminal, while all other terminals are run by private stevedoring firms.

    *NEWS SOURCE
  • 16 Jun 2017 2:25 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 15 June, 2017

    Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon combined carried 161,743 tonnes of cargo and mail in May, an increase of 11.5 per cent compared to the same month last year.

    The cargo and mail load factor rose by 4.1 percentage points to 66.3 per cent. Capacity, measured in available cargo/mail tonne kilometres, was up by 1.2 per cent while cargo and mail revenue tonne kilometres (RTKs) increased by eight per cent.

    In the first five months of 2017, the tonnage rose by 11.3 per cent to 795,211 tonnes against a 1.8 per cent increase in capacity and an 8.4 per cent increase in RTKs.

    Cathay Pacific general manager for cargo sales & marketing, Mark Sutch says: “Our cargo business continued to show strong year-on-year growth in May. While the market slowed down during the local Labour Day and Japan’s ‘Golden Week’ holidays, it promptly rebounded on all routes, especially those serving Northeast and Southeast Asia.

    “Yield and demand continued to improve, which reflects the overall strength of the air freight industry. To take advantage of market conditions, we have bolstered our freighter fleet by wet-leasing two Boeing 747-8 Freighters from Atlas Air Worldwide, which will supplement capacity on our existing network, including destinations in the United States and Europe.”

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 14 Jun 2017 3:40 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 13 June, 2017

    British Columbia-based Seaspan Ferries Corporation (SFC) officially opened its new Duke Point Terminal in Nanaimo on June 12.

    The company said that the 18 acre, multi-berth facility, which took approximately 19 months to build, consolidates operations from the previous downtown-located operation and the old facility at Duke Point.

    The terminal, capable of accommodating 360 trailers as well as an overflow lot, is expected to “improve flexibility and efficiency” between Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland.

    “The opening of Seaspan Ferries’ new Duke Point Terminal marks the latest step in our bold and ambitious CAD 250 million commitment to re-construct our marine terminals and modernize the fleet of vessels that service them,” Steve Roth, President, Seaspan Ferries Corporation, said.

    The completion of SFC’s CAD 44 million (USD 33.1 million) Duke Point Terminal comes on the heels of the commissioning and introduction of its two new LNG-fuelled vessels, the Seaspan Swift and Seaspan Reliant.

    The 148.9-metre-long ferries, both now in service, “will reduce greenhouse gas emissions dramatically,” SFC said.

    The company currently operates a fleet of seven ferries out of four terminals in British Columbia.

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 12 Jun 2017 4:31 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 12 June, 2017

    The first Lockheed Martin LM-100J 'Super Hercules' commercial freighter took to the skies for the first time at the end of May.

    The test flight took place on May 25 and the aircraft followed the same test flight route over North Georgia and Alabama that is used for all C-130J Super Hercules military transport version of the aircraft, which provides the basis for the commercial model.

    "I was proud to fly the first flight of our LM-100J. It performed flawlessly, as is typical of our military C‑130J new production aircraft," said Wayne Roberts, chief test pilot for the LM-100J programme.

    The LM-100J will complete initial production flight tests and then begin Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certificate update flight test requirements.

    "This first flight is a source of pride for Lockheed Martin and serves as a proof-point to the ongoing versatility of the Super Hercules aircraft," said George Shultz, vice president and general manager, air mobility & maritime missions, and Marietta site general manager.

    The LM-100J is the 17th different mission capability developed for the C-130J Super Hercules and it is an updated version of the L-100 cargo aircraft, which Lockheed Martin produced from 1964-1992.

    The L-100s are now starting to come to the end of their working life and customers have been asking for a replacement.

    The company said the aircraft will perform as a commercial multi-purpose freighter capable of rapid and efficient cargo transport.

    "The LM-100J is an ideal airlift solution for delivering bulk and oversize cargo, particularly to austere locations worldwide. Like its military counterpart, the LM-100J will be able to support multiple missions, ranging from firefighting to medevac to VIP transport," Lockheed Martin said.

    In 2014 ASL Aviation signed a letter of intent for 10 of the aircraft, while in 2016 a further 10 were ordered by Bravo. At least one unnamed customer has also placed an order.

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 09 Jun 2017 10:56 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 8 June, 2017

    Delta Air Lines' new flight between the US and South Korea is proving popular with its cargo customers as the airline reports that the first run was at "full cargo capacity".

    The Atlanta-headquartered carrier said the new flight from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Seoul Incheon International Airport, which departed on June 3, was carrying consolidated freight, including electronics, leather goods and hair care products.

    The daily nonstop flight will operate a 30,000 pound payload Boeing 777-200LR aircraft.

    "The new route will offer large connectivity for cargo movements out of the US south east to service customer needs with a direct service to Asia, in particular the large number of Korean auto manufacturers located throughout Georgia and Alabama, such as Kia," the carrier said.

    "Combined with [Delta Air Lines] Cargo’s freight forwarding partners, now the whole region can be reached utilising overnight trucking for next-day delivery from the Atlanta gateway."

    Earlier this week, Delta Air Lines Cargo and Grupo Aeromexico Cargo announced they are teaming up on the cross-border US-Mexico trade under a flight and trucking partnership.

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 07 Jun 2017 11:55 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 7 June, 2017

    Florida’s Port Everglades is purchasing three low-profile Super Post Panamax container-handling gantry cranes to meet demands anticipated from the port’s expansion program.

    The Broward County Board of County Commissioners approved the USD 41.4 million crane purchase, with an option for the seaport to purchase an additional three cranes anytime within five years of placing the order for the first three cranes.

    At USD 13.8 million each, the new cranes will be constructed by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC). The low-profile cranes will have the ability to handle containers stacked eight units high and reach across 22 containers on a ship’s decks.

    Port Everglades’ existing seven gantry cranes in the Southport area are limited to containers stacked five units high and can reach out across 16 containers on a ship’s deck.

    “Cargo ships are getting larger and several shipping lines already coming to Port Everglades from Europe and South America need Super Post-Panamax cranes now,” Port Everglades Chief Executive and Port Director Steve Cernak, said.

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 05 Jun 2017 12:11 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 5 June, 2017

    The world’s first ice-breaking liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker Christophe de Margerie has been officially named at the Bronka deepwater port in St. Petersburg, Russia.

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin attended the naming ceremony for the new carrier, the first in a series of 15 carriers to be constructed for the Yamal LNG project, on June 3.

    The vessel, named after the former chief executive of French oil company Total who was killed in an airplane accident in Moscow in 2014, has been designed for year-round transportation of LNG in the severe environment of the Kara Sea as part of the Yamal LNG project.

    This project allows for the development of the Yuzhno Tambeiskoyegas condensate field and the construction of a plant with a capacity of 16.5 million tonnes of LNG per year.

    The ARC-7 class ice-breaking vessel, which has a capacity to carry 173,600 cubic meters of LNG, made its first arrival at the Russian port of Sabetta in late March after conducting ice testing.

    Ordered under a USD 320 million shipbuilding deal in 2014, the 299-meter-long vessel was delivered by South Korean shipbuilder DSME to its owner, the Russian shipping company Sovcomflot, earlier in March.

    *NEWS SOURCE

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