• 23 Feb 2015 4:06 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 22 February, 2015

    HUTCHISON's Barcelona Europe South Terminal (BEST) handled the largest containership ever to call at the Port of Barcelona, the 16,600 TEU MSC London.

    The arrival also set a new productivity record by discharging 618 containers and loading 1,035, in less than eight hours: a rate of 212.58 moves per hour, said the Hong Kong company statement.

    Individual cranes operated at rates of up to 45 moves per hour, one of the best rates in Europe, Hutchison declared.

    "We achieved this record using seven cranes at the peak supported by our fleet of 36 automatic stacking cranes," said BEST general manager Guillermo Belcastro.

    "BEST is the only semi-automated terminal in Spain and the only one in the Mediterranean to be equipped with 11 ship-to-shore gantry cranes large enough to handle the latest generation of mega-vessel," he said.

    With state-of-the-art operating systems, including HPH's proprietary terminal operating system, nGen, BEST offers shipping lines and shippers the most efficient way of accessing markets in Spain and southern France," said the company statement.

    The MSC London is one of the largest ships operated by Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC). Built in 2014, the vessel is 399 metres in length with a breadth of 54 metres and a draft of 16 metres.

    With a gross tonnage of 176,490 tonnes the call was the last at the port from the MSC Dragon Express service. The MSC London was followed on 11 February 2015 by a call from the 10,300 TEU Susan Maersk, the first call at BEST by the new 2M alliance between MSC and Maersk.

    Barcelona Europe South Terminal, owned by Hong Kong's Hutchison Port Holdings Limited (HPH) is capable of serving multiple mega-ships simultaneously and has an eight-track rail facility, the biggest on-dock railway terminal of any port in the Mediterranean connecting it to traffic coming from, and destined for, Southern Europe.


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  • 23 Feb 2015 2:48 PM | Anonymous
    3F is going on to introduce you new partners. Today it is our pleasure to announce you the arrival of FIRLAKE FINLAND OY LTD from FINLAND. Let’s welcome our new agent on board of the Freight Forwarders Family..! Have a great cooperation together!

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  • 20 Feb 2015 2:48 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 20 February, 2015

    EURO Gate’s container volumes rose by 4.2 per cent year on year to a record 14.8 million TEU in 2014, making it Germany's largest terminal operator.

    A report by St Petersburg Port News said that within this total 8.1 million TEU were handled at the group's German terminals in Bremerhaven, Hamburg and Wilhelmshaven, up 3.5 per cent over the previous year.

    This comes as the world's largest box ships, the 19,100-TEU CSCL Globe, called at the Hamburg container terminal, while the 19,224-TEU MSC Oscar is expected to visit the box terminal in Wilhelmshaven.

    Eurogate chairman Emanuel Schiffer said the arrival of such enormous containerships "presents considerable challenges for the infrastructure of the seaports as well as the superstructure of the container terminal operators," however, the port said it is ready to handle them.

    In a related development, the new 2M shipping alliance will route two scheduled services on the Far East-Europe trade lane and four feeder services via Wilhelmshaven.

    Moreover, Maersk Line is introducing a third main ship scheduled service from March on the Middle East-India route augmenting rising demand among carriers to call at the port.

    Throughput at the Ust-Luga Container Terminal was also described as being highly encouraging, registering an on-year increase of 68.1 per cent to 103,521 TEU despite the crisis in Russia over the annexation of Ukraine from Europe.


  • 16 Feb 2015 7:05 PM | Anonymous

    Chairman of Freight Forwarders Family Worldwide Agents Network (3F),- Mr.Kemal KIRIKKANAT visited 3F Hong Kong member "SOARASAIL INT'L LOGISTICS LIMITED" on FEB 2015. Mr.Kemal said "Starting from my 1st contact with Mr.Mike LAM regarding my visit to their company, I was quite surprised for the friendship and sincerity shown. As soon as Mr.Lam received my email, he asked if any special preparation required and pick up or assistance needed. Very professional and very friendly. I recommend SOARASAIL if you are looking for boutique service and cooperation."

    Mr.Kemal said "More to the point, Mr.Mike LAM clearly expressed that he is eager to provide some benefits to Freight Forwarders Family (3F) members in different fields as well. We talked about Annual General Meeting and the importance of face to face meeting. He cares his friends and I agree with him that friendship turns into partnership in time."

    SOARASAIL is formed by a group of experienced and versatile professionals who dedicated to provide modern international freight forwarding and logistics services to China, Hong Kong and overseas markets.

    They aimed to provide personalized services to every individual customer and grow up with them together, as well as their partners. They offer in-depth solutions - being flexible with optimized multi-modal transportation services.

    The management is open-minded to develop the company in multi-angle directions with modern I.T. technologies beyond just freight forwarding.

    The Company was formerly a well known local transportation company, in year 2009, it got the right opportunity to evolve into fully integrated international logistics company. With the team of young and aggressive members, they successfully expand business scope from “trucking between Hong Kong and China” to global markets. The company hence covers the int’l airfreight, sea freight, road freight, multi-modal transport and 3rd party logistics management services, combining the local expertise and global service vision. Within year 2009, they proudly accomplished transformation and gained trust from customers and carriers. Year 2010 to 2012, they strengthen their team, customer base and partnership with carrier, provide “4C” service with passion and quick response to offer tailor made services to their valuable customers.


  • 16 Feb 2015 3:42 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 15 February, 2015

    THE US Port of New Orleans's Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal docked the 7,400-TEU Maersk Kotka that has started calling at the port as part of two weekly 2M services with MSC.

    The world's two largest carriers' ships are calling at the southern US port on its northern Europe service, with the Maersk Kotka, the largest ship on one of the port's highest volume services, which deploys a total of seven ships.

    Said New Orleans port CEO Gary LaGrange: "For the last three years Maersk has offered service to New Orleans customers through slot charter agreements with various carriers."

    Ships deployed on the Mediterranean-Gulf service are also scheduled to begin calling at New Orleans on February 15, starting with the 6,200-TEU MSC Zambia, reports New York's Marine Link.

    These two 2M services are being operated in addition to MSC's Caribbean Gulf service and Central American Express service.


  • 12 Feb 2015 12:08 PM | Anonymous

    Chairman of Freight Forwarders Family Worldwide Agents Network,- Mr.Kemal KIRIKKANAT visited "SHIPAIR EXPRESS (HK) LIMITED" on FEB 2015.  Shipair is a professional company and in freight industry since 1991. Mr.Kemal said "It was a great pleasure to meet Mr. Kenneth YU. We had a nice conversation from World Economy to Hong Kong Development and the hospitality shown was great as well, thanks to Mr.Kenneth YU (Managing Director of Shipair Express) for his kindness".

    One of the most important parts of a good business valuation is viewing the facilities in which a company operates and speaking at length with those most involved in the management of the business. The primary objective of the site visit is to gain a broader perspective of the business, its operations, identify current and potential opportunities,- and for sure to make friends and catch human touch.

    With the mission "Provision of World Class Services, Customer Comes First", Shipair provides professional, quality and efficient forwarding services to its customers and partners globally.

    Shipair was founded in 1991 and has developed into one of the leading forwarding companies in Hong Kong and China under the good leadership of the management of Shipair and the efforts of a team of motivated staff. Shipair provides high quality one-stop transport and forwarding services including airfreight, seafreight, land transport and logistics management. Furthermore, Shipair specializes in handling hanging garment and dangerous goods. Their customers come from all over the world and they focus on markets of Europe, America, Middle East and Asia.

    Mr.Kemal KIRIKKANAT met with Mr.Ernest HO as well who is one of the team members of Shipair. Mr.KIRIKKANAT said "It was good to see old friends. We met with our Ernest in 2013 at Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA. Once you see old friends, you understand that time is flying and what makes time memorable is friends. Thanks Ernest".


  • 11 Feb 2015 12:52 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 10 February, 2015

    Germany’s terminal operator Eurogate Group increased its container handling volumes Europe-wide in 2014 by 4.2 % to all time high 14.8 million TEUs, attributed to a rising number of mega container ships calling at the operator’s terminals.

    8.1 million TEUs were handled at the German terminal locations Bremerhaven, Hamburg and Wilhelmshaven, equivalent to a rise of 3.5 per cent overall.

    The trend among shipping lines to deploy ever larger vessels is continuing, says Eurogate. Only recently, the CSCL Globe (19,100 TEUs) called at Eurogate Container Terminal Hamburg. The MSC Oscar (19,224 TEUs), currently the largest container ship in the world, is expected at Wilhelmshaven on March 6.

    Emanuel Schiffer, Chairman of the Eurogate Group Management Board, said: ”The forecasts have proved correct. Our customers are calling at our container ports with ever larger container vessels. In the meantime, orders to build container ships with transport capacities of 22,000 TEUs are on the point of being contracted out. We are expecting this trend to continue. It presents considerable challenges for the infrastructure of the seaports as well as the superstructure of the container terminal operators.”

    Operating activities at the international Eurogate locations developed positively overall. The Italian container terminals managed slight growth of 0.3 per cent. Eurogate Tanger, located directly on the Strait of Gibraltar, raised volumes by 33.2 per cent. The throughput at the Ust-Luga Container Terminal increased by 68.1 per cent to 103,521 TEUs despite the Russian crisis situation.


  • 11 Feb 2015 11:11 AM | Anonymous
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  • 09 Feb 2015 3:49 PM | Anonymous
    Original news was published on 09 February, 2015

    Port of Hamburg achieved best-ever throughput in 2014 with total throughput of 145.7 million tons, representing growth of 4.8 percent. Up by 6.1 percent at 102.7 million tons, general cargo throughput was outstanding. A 1.7 percent increase in bulk cargo throughput to 43.0 million tons also contributed to the new record for Germany’s largest universal port.

    “This year of throughput records was possible because port customers and ship-owners rely on Hamburg and value our port’s high quality performance. Along with its excellent liner services and links with markets in Germany and abroad, the outstanding level of performance by the port and its many providers of cargo handling, logistics and transport services continue to prove convincing for its many customers. “Internationally, Hamburg belongs in the Champions League of world ports, achieving above-average growth compared to its European competitors,” emphasized Axel Mattern of Port of Hamburg Marketing (HHM)’s Executive Board in presenting the port’s results. “I am very pleased with the annual result. It shows how important it is to develop and implement intelligent solutions for the port. With our smartPORT strategy, we are set on precisely the right course for the future of the Port of Hamburg,” says Jens Meier, CEO of Hamburg Port Authority. Registered & Protected Protection Status