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  • 27 Aug 2014 1:27 PM | Anonymous
    Original news was published on 26 August, 2014

    KENYA's government is seeking a private company to manage berths 20 and 21 at the port of Mombasa that would be willing to invest in a 51 per cent stake in the facilities, with the remaining 49 per cent going to Kenyan investors.

    One of the main determining factors in qualifying to operate the berths is that the company has experience in operating a berth with a capacity of 400,000 TEU. Construction of the berths is scheduled to be completed by 2016.
    According to Transport Cabinet Secretary Michael Kamau, the move is aimed at ensuring faster operations at the port and enhancing efficiency, reports Nairobi's Capital FM."After the procurement process is over, which we are going to commence maybe in another months time, we will start international competitive bidding," Mr Kamau said.

    The government official said the government wants Kenyans to own the remaining 49 per cent of the berths through the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE).
    "All people who are working up to berth 19 will continue working as usual because this is additional capacity. So it is more people coming in, it is more employment, it is faster movement of cargo and of course fulfilling the conditionality of the loan," he said.

    The construction of the berths will cost the government a total of KES23 billion (US$260.2 million) and they will be able to handle 550,000 TEU containers annually.

    In the last six months, container traffic at Mombasa was up 11. 5 per cent year on year reaching 463,807 TEU.
    "I wish to note that this is above the average growth rate of eight per cent per annum," said KPA managing director Gichiri Ndua.

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 26 Aug 2014 1:28 PM | Anonymous
    Dear Family,

    Kindly be informed that Ms. Sharon Bar-Lev has joined as an Import Ocean Manager to our Israel member, TARGET LOGISTIC SOLUTIONS INC`s team .

    Hereby let us remind you that Mr. Jacob Shtar is no longer in the team.

    Please login 3F website for details of  Ms.Sharon`s contact information.

    We wish great success to TARGET LOGISTIC SOLUTIONS INC team.

  • 26 Aug 2014 8:34 AM | Anonymous
    Original news was published on 24 August, 2014

    A CONTAINERSHIP powered by a liquefied natural gas (LNG) will save about US$10 per TEU against a vessel working on conventional fuel.

    Senior consultant of ocean shipping consultants David Bull said $9-$12 per TEU can be saved by an ocean-going container carrier of average capacity operating between South Korea and Rotterdam.

    Mr Bull said at the VIII annual international congress Oil Terminal held in St Petersburg that a feeder service carrier can save about $5 per TEU, reported IAA PortNews.

    The calculations have taken into account that LNG fuel system requires two to five per cent more space.

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 25 Aug 2014 8:36 AM | Anonymous
    Original news was published on 24 August, 2014

    CMA CGM, China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL), Orient Overseas Container Lines (OOCL) and Pacific International Lines (PIL) will launch a north east Asia, Australia/New Zealand service from Shanghai in early November.

    The new service will deploy seven 4,250-TEU ships, three of which will be provided by CMA CGM with two from OOCL and one each from CSCL and PIL.
    The weekly service, which turns in 49 days, will replace the current the NZEX/ZN loops operated by CMA CGM and OOCL.

    The new service promises more extensive port coverage in Asia and New Zealand and including a stop in an Australian port on the way from Asia, but port rotation has yet to be finalised.

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 23 Aug 2014 9:10 AM | Anonymous
    Original news was published on 21 August, 2014

    The Port of Gothenburg six-monthly report published today shows that European freight volumes strengthened during the first half of the year whilst global container trade fell. Around 30 per cent of Swedish imports and exports pass through the Port of Gothenburg. Fluctuations in the economy are reflected very clearly in variations in freight flows. Ro-ro traffic, which accounts for a large proportion of seafreight in northern Europe, rose by three per cent during the first half of 2014. The highest increases were for trade with Germany (nine per cent), UK (eight per cent) and Belgium (eight per cent). In total, 286,000 ro-ro units were shipped during the period.Magnus Kårestedt, CEO Port of Gothenburg, said:“European freight has risen steadily for the past year or so thanks to the recovery in the economy. We have recently seen signs of a slow-down in growth in Europe although this has yet to be replicated in our volumes.”

    Reduced global trade in containerized goods


    Global trade commonly takes place using container vessels. During the first six months of the year, container traffic fell by nine per cent, with exports falling more than imports. In total, 424,000 containers were shipped via the Port of Gothenburg during the period. “This could be an indication that Swedish trade with rapidly expanding economies in other parts of the world  is not growing at the same rate as previously,” Magnus Kårestedt continued. The Port of Gothenburg handles almost 60 per cent of all containers shipped to or from Sweden.

    Car exports continue to increase


    In total, 89,000 new cars passed through the Port of Gothenburg during the first six months of the year, up 17 per cent on the corresponding period last year. The upturn can be attributed largely to the rise in exports of Volvo cars.

    More ferry passengers


    Passenger traffic rose by five per cent during the first half of the year. A total of 774,000 people chose to take the sea route to or from Gothenburg for business or pleasure.It has also been a record-breaking year for cruise ship visits with 73 calls (38 during the first half of the year) and 120,000 cruise passengers.

    Downturn for oil


    Gothenburg is also the location of the largest energy port in the Nordic region. During the first half of the year, there was an 11 per cent fall in crude oil imports and the shipping of refined products such as diesel and petrol. The underlying factors are low margins for refined products and uncertainty about global oil prices.

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 22 Aug 2014 12:27 PM | Anonymous
    Original news was published on 21 August, 2014

    CMA CGM S.A. (CMA CGM), is pleased to announce a co-operation with China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL), Orient Overseas Container Lines (OOCL) and Pacific International Lines (PIL), in the North East Asia, Australia and New Zealand Trade commencing from Shanghai in early of November.

    The new service will be operated with 7 vessels of 4,250 TEU nominal capacity, of which three (3) vessels will be provided by CMA CGM, two (2) vessels by OOCL and one (1) vessel each by CSCL and PIL. It will be replacing the current “ANZEX” / “NZN” service operated by CMA CGM & OOCL.

    The weekly service will turn around in 49 days offering an extensive port coverage in Asia and New Zealand and including a stop in Australian port on her way from Asia, the full port rotation and phase in plan will be confirmed by end of the month once final arrangements are made.

    The Lines aims to provide their customers with direct, reliable and competitive service to both southbound and northbound legs through this cooperation.

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 21 Aug 2014 10:09 AM | Anonymous
    Original news was published on 19 August, 2014

    Canada’s Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt announced changes that will allow all Canada Port Authorities (CPAs) to enter into long-term lease agreements and use the lands they manage to generate increased revenues to support future port plans at the 56th annual conference of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities.

    Building on this year’s conference theme of ‘Anchors Away’, Minister Raitt highlighted the opportunities and challenges in global shipping for Canada’s ports, while promoting the importance of women – their contributions and potential for shaping the future of the transportation industry.

    Minister Raitt further noted recent government efforts supporting port development, sustainability and efficiency, one of which is the infrastructure investments under Canada’s Gateways or Canada’s USD 48.6 billion New Building Canada Plan.

    Further efforts mentioned are amendments to the Marine Transportation Security Regulations to bring greater clarity and consistency for marine operators, the introduction of Canada’s World-Class Tanker Safety System to ensure the transport of goods in a safe and environmentally responsible manner, or the independent review of the Canada Transportation Act, currently underway, which will look at how to improve port governance and service delivery models as well as how to support a sustainable northern transportation system.

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 20 Aug 2014 8:36 AM | Anonymous
    Original news was published on 19 August, 2014

    Qatar Airways has launched a facility at its contact centre in the Indian city of Ahmedabad, equipped to issue tickets and process secure payments through credit and debit cards through a secure Interactive Voice Response System(IVR).

    The IVR system can be accessed by calling the contact centre on 079 3061 6000. Upon calling, passengers will be presented with the option of choosing standard or automated IVR processing, depending on their preference and convenience. The IVR payment gateway accepts major credit and debit cards issued by VISA and Mastercard and the contact centre is operational seven-days-a-week from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm.

    Qatar Airways’ Country Manager India, Mr. Henry Moses said, “As a global brand, Qatar Airways is known for setting new industry benchmarks and product innovations to further enhance the travel experience for our customers. We understand that travel is no longer just about connectivity but about providing a unique travel experience. This new service offers greater flexibility for Qatar Airways’ passengers through a safe, secure, convenient and efficient IVR payment feature designed for customer convenience and comfort.”

    Passengers can also book tickets on the Qatar airways website www.qayarairways.com and choose the option of payment by calling the contact centre. The contact centre has a staff of 100 employees in voice and non-voice terms that are adept at handling customer queries and communicating with passengers in various languages including English, Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, Bengali, Malayalam, Konkani, Assamese, Kannada, and Urdu among others.

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 19 Aug 2014 4:17 PM | Anonymous
    Dear Family,

    Very strong partners are going on to join Freight Forwarders Family. Today it is our pleasure to announce that "BTI BRASIL LOGISTICA INTERNACIONAL" join our group from BRAZIL. Let's welcome them on board of the Freight Forwarders Family..!
     

    BTI BRASIL LOGISTICA INTERNACIONAL _ BRAZIL 
     
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  • 19 Aug 2014 8:41 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 18 August, 2014

    Etihad Cargo, the freight division of United Arab Emirates (UAE) carrier Etihad Airways, has unveiled a new equine service called SkyStables, targeted at customers around the world wishing to transport horses, zebras and donkeys by air. SkyStables offers equine owners bespoke global transport arrangements on Etihad Cargo’s fleet of 10 Airbus and Boeing wide-body freighters. The service is available across Etihad Cargo’s scheduled network of 44 freighter destinations with charter services to other cities also available.

    Equipped with anti-slip floors, horses and other equine travel in dedicated stalls which are then loaded in temperature controlled sections of the aircraft.

    Throughout the flight, the animals are attended to by the owners’ own grooms, ensuring equine arrive at their destination fit and healthy.
    David Kerr, Etihad Airways Vice President Cargo, said:  “Our new global SkyStables product is a tangible example of innovation being at the very forefront of how we continue to develop our business by adding more services for new and existing customers. “SkyStables goes beyond simply meeting the safety, security and reliability needs of equine owners, offering instead a more comprehensive air transport solution which is overseen by dedicated and fully trained Etihad Cargo equine managers.” “The animals are well looked after prior to, during and after the flight, and combined with a dedicated handling team and facilities at our Abu Dhabi hub, we also have approved export and import processes in place with local UAE customs and police, in addition to a full veterinary service.”

      *NEWS SOURCE

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