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  • 20 Nov 2017 3:35 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 18 November, 2017

    In the year to the end of Q3 2017, the port handled a total of 104.3 Mt of seaborne cargo, with containerised traffic up 0.4% in unit terms to 6.8M TEU

    For loaded boxes, the port achieved a 1.2% increase to 5.8M TEU, reported Axel Mattern, Joint CEO of Port of Hamburg Marketing, at the port’s quarterly press conference. By contrast, handling of empty containers at 924,000 TEU was 4.3% lower than in the previous Q1-Q3 period.

    Referring to the still unimplemented dredging of the Elbe fairway as one reason for the downturn in empty box handling, Mattern cited market research by Port of Hamburg Marketing indicating that restrictions on the Elbe applying to Hamburg plus limited tidal ‘windows’ are causing shipping companies are to use available slot space on their mega-containerships for loaded boxes as a matter of priority. Empty containers are increasingly being routed via other ports in Northern Europe, he said.

    Among Northern Europe’s major ports, Hamburg’s container throughput features the lowest proportion of empty boxes at 13.7%, and at 86.3%, the highest for loaded containers.

    "With the navigation channel adjusted, we could increase both container and bulk cargo throughput in Hamburg. We therefore continue to closely monitor the downturn in empty box handling. From the angle of value added, which on handling loaded boxes can be seen as higher for the port, our throughput of loaded boxes underlines Hamburg’s attractiveness as a Northern European hub port."

    Of the 6.8M handled, 3.5M TEU were import containers (up 0.7%) and 3.2M TEU export containers (up 0.1%). The upward trend in container traffic with China, Hamburg’s leading trade partner by a wide margin, was maintained, with 2.5% growth to 2.0M TEU.

    Looking ahead, for Port of Hamburg Marketing, the excellent trend in container traffic with Canada is a gratifying pointer. The port’s marketing organisation sees the CETA free trade agreement as providing an additional boost for seaborne trade that will benefit the Port of Hamburg.

    Once ratified by the parliaments of EU countries, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union and Canada that provisionally came into force on 21st September will simplify foreign trade. Customs dues will be scrapped on 98% of goods traded, and import and export restrictions will very largely be discarded. Alignment of industry standards through standard regulations for many goods will also make trading simpler.

    With trade volume put at around €64B, Canada is among the EU’s Top Ten trading partners. Germany’s trade with Canada totals around €14B. Canada takes 13th place among the Port of Hamburg’s trading partners for container transport. The Port of Halifax, Nova Scotia is a member of Port of Hamburg Marketing.

    With calls by containerships with slot capacities of between 14,000 and 17,999 TEU increasing by 36.9% to 167 and those by even larger vessels (18,000-20,000+ TEU) up by 87.8% at 77, the number of particularly large containerships seen in the Port of Hamburg further increased. Making maiden calls, among the latter were mega-carriers MOL TRUST with slot capacity of 20,170 TEU and MUNICH MAERSK (20,568 TEU).

    With around 2,000 container train services per week, Hamburg is Europe’s largest rail port. With something over 611,000 TEU being brought into or moved out of the Port of Hamburg by rail, Q3 produced a record figure, 8.8% higher than the Q2 figure.

    For the first nine months as a whole, rail transport totals of 34.4 Mt (down 2.9%) and around 1.8M TEU (down 2.0%) were recorded. Up to 220 freight trains with up to 5,900 wagons are cleared daily in the Port of Hamburg. Around 11% of total German rail freight traffic originates or terminates in the Port of Hamburg.


  • 17 Nov 2017 9:40 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 15 November, 2017

    THE Port of Virginia's terminals handled a record 265,490 TEU in October, representing a year-on-year increase of 11.3 per cent. Total throughput volume was 7.5 per cent higher than in May, the previous record-setting month.

    Total volume in October included 126,557 TEU of imports, up 8.1 per cent against the same month a year earlier; and 138,933 TEU of exports, up 14.3 per cent year on year. Total truck containers rose by 14.4 per cent to 94,304; rail containers were up 3.9 per cent at 50,441; and total barge containers at 4,850 were up 45.6 per cent, reported AJOT.

    Commenting on October's record throughput, Virginia Port Authority CEO John Reinhart said in a statement that to "do so safely and with efficiency is testament to the high level at which the port of Virginia team and our labour partners are performing."

    Mr Reinhart continued: "The berth, gate, rail and barge operations are all flowing. Our strategic growth plan is firing on all cylinders. We continue to move containers more swiftly, safely and sustainably than ever before.

    "Our breakbulk tonnage increased nearly 12 per cent and automobile imports jumped nearly 103 per cent. Next week we are going to put our new 40-plug mobile power unit to work on the Richmond Express and this development will help to build refrigerated cargo business moving across Richmond Marine Terminal."

    For the first 10 months of the calendar year, total TEU volumes are up 7.9 per cent; containers, up 8.2 per cent; rail, up four per cent; trucks, up 10 per cent; and barge volume, up 28.5 per cent.

    Peak season volumes, arriving on ultra-large container vessels, are steady, and Mr Reinhart said the trend is expected to continue through December. Furthermore, construction teams are making good progress on the expansion at Virginia International Gateway (VIG).

    The first rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMGs) are scheduled for delivery in January 2018 and are set begin operations by late April.


  • 16 Nov 2017 2:33 PM | Anonymous

    New partners are going on to join Overseas Project Cargo Association from all around the world. Today we are happy to announce you that ACT MULTINATIONAL TRANSPORTATION LOGISTICS CO., LTD. is our new member from VIETNAM.

    Let's welcome our new agent on board of Overseas Project Cargo Association! Have a great cooperation together!


    ADDRESS: Unit 6, 10th Floor, Song Hong Parkview Office Tower, 165 Thai Ha Street, Lang Ha Ward, Dong Da District, Hanoi 8413, Vietnam
    CONTACT: John Nguyen / President
    TEL: +84 3722 6565
    FAX: +84 3728 6565


    ACT Logistics is a logistics management company providing full service integrated transportation, customs brokerage, warehousing and distribution globally. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Vietnam with an investment from Singapore. The facility handled their goods allows them to provide personal service and efficiency for their customers, regardless of size. Whether shipments originating overseas or in Vietnam, global partners and their agents, along with the staff of their dedicated, providing a full range of cargo handling services goods quickly, efficiently and economically.


  • 15 Nov 2017 11:08 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 14 November, 2017

    HONG Kong-based port terminal operator Hutchison Ports is to take over operations of the Ahmed Bin Rashid Port in Umm Al Quwain, in the United Arab Emirates.

    Hutchison did not disclose financial details of the agreement in its announcement. It said the company will run the facility under the name of Hutchison Ports UAQ.

    The port is a key entry-exit point for container, general, roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) and bulk cargo in the northern UAE.

    Hutchison Ports' managing director of Middle East and Africa, Andy Tsoi, said: "The UAE economy is growing strongly and there is great demand for terminal facilities in the northern part of the Emirates. Our target is to improve the service level of the port to facilitate the emirate's import and export trade."

    Hutchison Ports UAQ is a four-berth facility with an 845-metre-long quay and a 23-hectare yard with access to northern UAE road connections, American Shipper reported.

    "The port in Umm Al Quwain has a long, rich history. With the presence of Hutchison Ports, we expect the terminal to be better positioned to serve the local community," said Sultan Saeed Al Ali, executive director at Umm al Quwain Ports, Customs & Free Zone Corp. "This will help support our existing businesses while also helping to attract future investment into the emirate."


  • 14 Nov 2017 1:41 PM | Anonymous

    Good News...

    Proud to share with you the professional performance of OPCA Thailand member Falcon Logistics Solution Co., Ltd.

    Falcon Logistics Solution Co., Ltd. successfully handled project shipment from CY to Hai Phong.

    The shipment details are as follows:
    *Transit time: 5 days
    *Incoterm: CIF
    *Total Tonnage: 29,365-Kg
    *Types of machines:
        -CNC (Computer Numerical Control)
        -Calibrate machine
        -Laser cutting machine
        -Electric control box
        -Others and raw-material
    Job Description:
        - After engineer of customer did unplug and dismantle some electronic components
        - Falcon moving team will start to move out machines from production line
        - Due to dimension of machines are over capacity of elevator, so we do need to use platform +50T Mobile crane in lift do from 2nd & 3rd floor before packing ,weighting and stuffing & lashing at car park area (working place)

    Congratulations to Falcon Logistics Solution Co., Ltd. for their excellent job!

    Please review pictures of the shipment as below:


  • 13 Nov 2017 4:12 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 09 November, 2017

    COSCO Shipping Ports (CSP) has held a groundbreaking ceremony for the CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal at Khalifa port that is expected to commence operations in the first quarter of 2019 with an annual container handling capacity of 2.5 million TEU.

    On the sidelines of the groundbreaking ceremony, CSP also signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi Ports Company, the owner and operator of ports in Abu Dhabi, to develop the region's largest container freight station at Khalifa port, reported Colchester's Seatrade Maritime News.

    "CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal is the first overseas greenfield project controlled by Cosco Shipping Ports. The project encompasses our passion to build our own strategic terminal and our goal to drive the economic growth of the region," said CSP managing director Zhang Wei.

    "CSP is dedicated to building a highly efficient comprehensive terminal with synergies from port and shipping, a transhipment hub, and a solid services network connecting transportations in the sea, land and air."


  • 10 Nov 2017 9:35 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 08 November, 2017

    Savannah and Charleston have both reported golden October container traffic numbers.

    Container trade at the Port of Savannah grew by 32% in October, with Garden City Terminal moving 410,000 TEU, an increase of nearly 100,000 TEU on October 2016. It was the first time in the port's history that it topped 400,000 TEU in a single month. For the fiscal year to date (July 1st-October 31st), the Port of Savannah has moved 1.42M TEU, up by 155,050 or 12.3%.

    "Since the opening of the expanded Panama Canal, Garden City Terminal has experienced meteoric growth," said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch. "We're now handling more ships, bigger vessels and larger cargo exchanges.

    "By working more weekly vessel calls than any other East Coast port, and serving more neopanamax ships than any other port in the US Southeast, Savannah has strengthened its position as a vital gateway to the global marketplace."

    South Carolina Ports Authority has reported its strongest October on record, with 184,804 TEU.

    Fiscal year-to-date (July 1st-October 31st), TEU volume is up 5%, with 724,799 TEU handled. "Container growth in October was broad-based across multiple segments, with particular strength of export loaded containers," said Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO.

    "All indicators are that the US port market will continue to grow, based on good performance of the global economy. We look forward to the addition of container volume from major manufacturing operations such as Volvo Cars, Samsung Electronics and Mercedes Vans going into 2018."

    As measured in pier containers, or boxes handled, SCPA moved a record 105,208 containers across the docks of its two container terminals in October, surpassing the previous October record of 102,413 pier containers in 2004. Fiscal year to date, pier container volume is up 5.7% with 410,856 boxes handled July through October.

    SCPA's Inland Port Greer also achieved its strongest October since the facility opened in November 2013, with 11,773 rail moves handled last month.


  • 08 Nov 2017 4:59 PM | Anonymous

    New partners are going on to join Overseas Project Cargo Association from all around the world. Today we are happy to announce you that MAZIZA LOGISTIQUE SARL is our new member from SENEGAL.

    Let's welcome our new agent on board of Overseas Project Cargo Association! Have a great cooperation together!

    ADDRESS: Lot N° 4, Ngor Almadies Route de l'aeroport, Dakar, Senegal
    CONTACT: Moussa Beye / CEO
    TEL: +221 33 864 98 98
    FAX: +221 33 820 16 20


    Maziza Logistique Sarl was founded in 2008 as a customs broker and international freight forwarder. Their Integrated Information System allows them to offer a large number of services and to meet all the requested requirements.

    Maziza Logistique Sarl offers the following professional services:

    • Warehouse management: Reception, Storage, Preparation, Shipping.
    • Transport management: Choice of transport, Chartering, EDI, Transportation labels, Pre-invoicing.
    • Modules adapted to their customers' specificities: Hazardous materials, Billing services.


  • 08 Nov 2017 4:39 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 06 November, 2017

    KOREAN shipping giant Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) is reportedly ordering 20,000-TEU ships to boost competitiveness against its larger peers, according to a South Korean news site.

    MTN claimed that the orders could be placed in March 2018 for delivery in 2021. By then, HMM's fleet would be increased from an aggregate of 350,000 TEU to 600,000 TEU.

    A spokesman for HMM told London's IHS Fairplay that the company had yet to decide on ordering newbuildings, having already ordered five big oil tankers and two 11,000-TEU ships this year.

    The biggest ships in the HMM fleet are 13,000 TEU. There is therefore concern that HMM could lag behind its competitors.

    Mid-October, HMM sold shares to raise US$614 million for newbuilding plans and recently placed firm orders for five big crude carriers, with options for another five tankers, with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering.

    The company also ordered two 11,000-TEU ships from Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction.

    MTN reported that the proceeds from the share sale are expected to be partly used to finance HMM new series of newbuildings.


  • 06 Nov 2017 10:40 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 03 November, 2017

    Australia's Port Kembla has seen the delivery of some huge machinery in one of the port's biggest ever deliveries.

    The massive equipment included three giant coal stackers, which load coal into stockpiles ready for shipping, and a huge reclaimer which loads these stockpiles onto ships.

    The machinery was designed and constructed by thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions Australia in western Australia and loaded in a single lift onto the heavy lift ship Jumbo Kinetic for the journey to New South Wales.

    The port claims that the reclaimer, weighing 1,490 tonnes, was the biggest piece of machinery ever loaded onto a ship in a single lift at the Australian Marine Complex south of Perth.

    The machinery will form part of the Port Kembla Coal Terminal Restoration project which will replace the 30-year-old infrastructure currently in place at the terminal. When installed, the new machinery will be able to process 144,000 tonnes of coal per day.

    Port Kembla Coal Terminal (PKCT) is a coal exporting facility that services the coalfields of New South Wales.


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