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  • 11 Dec 2018 11:15 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 11 December 2018

    The Panama Canal has signed an agreement with Port of Itaqui, located in the northeastern region of Brazil, to promote the shipment of grains and other cargoes.

    Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the parties would target shipments in the commercial route between the north of Brazil through the Panama Canal to destinations located in the Pacific Ocean.

    With this agreement, the Panama Canal looks to promote the use of the Panamax Locks for grain transits originating in northern Brazil and traveling to markets in Asia.

    “We look forward to a very productive relationship while we work together on our mutual objectives of improving and facilitating global trade,” said Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano.

    The agreement will allow the Panama Canal and Port of Itaqui to conduct joint marketing activities and exchange market studies and information on trade flows to support modernization and improvement programs.

    Today, Brazil ranks among the main producers of grains worldwide and growth prospects are encouraging. In 2017, the port moved 19.1 million tons of cargo, becoming an important logistic corridor for the central-western region of Brazil.

    The MOU’s signing comes at a time when Brazilian grain exporters are enjoying considerable increases in shipment volumes. From a Panama Canal traffic standpoint, dry bulk vessels transporting grains and other dry commodities accounted for roughly 22.2 percent of the waterway’s total oceangoing commercial transits during its fiscal year 2018, which covers the period from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018.


  • 06 Dec 2018 4:07 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 4 December, 2018

    MAFI will deliver another 25 terminal tractors to Poland’s biggest container and ro-ro terminal operator

    Following a public tender organised by DCT Gdansk earlier this year, MAFI was awarded a contract for 25 more terminal tractors in the summer and all the machines will be delivered during the first four months of 2019.
    With already 40 MAFI tractors already in place, which were sold around three years ago, the company will have supplied 65 tractors to the Polish operator.

    The new contract comprises 19 type T 230 4x2 terminal tractors and six type R 336 4x4 ro-ro tractors including a detachable ballast weight. As an added feature, a snowplough can be attached to each of the ro-ro tractors. “These ro-ro tractors will replace tractors of another brand as DCT considered our tractors to be the best solution for their operation,” said MAFI’s sales manager Harald Lutz.

    The tractors are equipped with Volvo Stage IV engines up to 210 kW and transmissions from ZF.

    "The new tractors will help DCT continue growing to achieve their future targets," added Lutz.


  • 04 Dec 2018 9:55 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 03 December 2018

    Wisdom Marine’ Board of Directors has approved the purchase of two bulk carriers, the Taiwanese shipping company said in a regulatory filing.

    The approval relates to one 63,300 dwt bulk carrier to be ordered from Japanese shipbuilder Tsuineishi Group. The company has assigned USD 31 million for the acquisition.

    The second newbuild is a smaller bulker featuring 61,000 dwt and will be ordered from Kawasaki Heavy Industries. Wisdom Marine said it would assign USD 29 million for the vessel bringing the total value of the deal to USD 60 million.

    Just last month, the Taiwanese shipowner ordered the construction of a 82,400 dwt bulker at Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU). The Tier III NOx compliant newbuild is priced at USD 34 million, and is identical to the one ordered in June this year.

    In February, the company invested USD 68 million in two new NOx Tier III Panamaxes, which will also be built by JMU.

    Wisdom Marine has been on an ordering spree since last year, and it has 12 newbuilding ships under construction. These include four Panamaxes at JMU, three Handies and two Supramaxes at Imabari, one Handy at Namura, and two Supramaxes at Kawasaki.

    In total, the company’s large and diverse fleet of dry bulk vessels counts over 130 ships, the focus being on Handysize and Supramax bulkers.


  • 30 Nov 2018 1:01 PM | Anonymous

    Dear All,

    Good News...

    Proud to share with you the professional performance of OPCA member TEAM LOGISTIC SPECIALISTS SRL, Romania.

    Business Development Manager Mr. Adrian Penes informed us that Team Logistic Specialists SRL recently handled transportation from ICDAS, Turkey to Constanta, Romania.

    About Project:
    Port of Loading: ICDAS
    Port of Discharge: Constanta
    Commodity: Wired Coils

    Mr. Adrian Penes also indicated that operations successfully completed by Team Logistics. They arranged the vessel acting as broker only. They have been the ship agent in Constanta.

    When the vessel arrived to Constanta, Team Logistic discharged the goods from the vessel.

    Warehouse operations were carried out by them, moreover, they also arranged inland transportation to the final destination.

    Congratulations to TEAM LOGISTIC SPECIALISTS SRL, Romania for their excellent job.

  • 29 Nov 2018 9:59 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 28 November, 2018

    Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) has selected Konecranes to be the supplier of an automated stacking crane (ASC) system for the second phase expansion of its container terminal in Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT).

    As informed, ADT has placed an order with Konecranes for a total of 54 automated rail mounted gantry (ARMG) cranes.

    The value of the deal has not been disclosed.

    Konecranes has previously delivered 52 ARMG cranes for the first phase of KPCT, which went live in December 2012.

    The second phase involves a large expansion of the terminal area, infrastructure and container handling equipment including the delivery of 54 Konecranes ARMGs.

    ADT has, along with Abu Dhabi Ports’ multi-billion-dirham port expansion project and the Khalifa Port South Island project, embarked on the expansion of KPCT. This project will see the terminal’s capacity grow from its current 2.5 million TEU to 5.5 million TEU by 2021.


  • 27 Nov 2018 11:49 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 24 November, 2018

    The third Liebherr STS gantry cranes has been commissioned and put to work at Forth Ports’ Grangemouth container terminal.

    Grangemouth’s STS crane complement has increased by 50% to three and so, backed by an efficient straddle carrier-backed operation, shipping line customers can expect a significant reduction in turnaround time.
    Delivered part-big from Ireland and erected under the supervision of Liebherr engineers, the panamax crane has an SWL of 40 tonnes under spreader and 50 tonnes under lifting beam. As also previously reported, clear height under portal is 14.5m, enough clearance for 4-high straddle carriers should Forth Ports decide to go down this route.

    The first ship to be worked by the three cranes was ANDROMEDA J, a 962 TEU feeder vessel bound for Rotterdam.
    Forth Ports states more than £6B worth of goods passes through Grangemouth each year, including food and drink, chemicals, timber, paper and equipment, as well as project cargoes for the oil and gas industry.
    Derek Knox, Grangemouth’s Port Manager, said: “We are Scotland’s largest container port and we handle some of the country’s most valuable exports including food and drink. It is vital that we deliver fast turnaround times for our export and import customers and with this new crane, we can now unload and load a ship with a trio of cranes."


  • 22 Nov 2018 11:49 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 21 November 2018

    DEME’s offshore installation vessel, Orion, has been launched at the Cosco Qidong shipyard in China.

    The vessel will be used in the construction of large offshore wind farms, servicing of the oil and gas industry, and decommissioning of offshore installations.

    Orion will be fitted with a 5,000-tonne capacity Liebherr crane - the HLC 295000 - which will be able to lift heavy loads at a height of over 170 m.

    Liebherr is currently constructing a 1,600-tonne capacity crane - the TCC 78000 - at its facility in Rostock, Germany, which will be responsible for installing the HLC 295000 heavy lift crane onboard Orion.

    The vessel’s deck space has been optimised to provide a high load capacity and will be capable of carrying monopiles, jackets, wind turbine components and other structures in a single shipment. It will also be able to transport and install the next generation of wind turbines, said DEME.

    Measuring 216.5 m long, Orion features DP3 capability, is fitted with dual-fuel engines and can run on liquefied natural gas (LNG).

    The vessel is expected to join DEME’s fleet at the end of 2019.


  • 21 Nov 2018 3:04 PM | Anonymous

    Dear All,

    Very Professional partners are going on to join Overseas Project Cargo Association from all around the world.

    Today we are happy to announce you that WORLD JAGUAR LOGISTICS INC. TIANJIN BRANCH is our new member from CHINA.

    Let's welcome our new member on board of Overseas Project Cargo Association!

    Have a great cooperation together!

    ADDRESS: City Center Tower VIP B-203 / 210-3, No.87 Yueyang Road,Heping District, Tianjin, China
    CONTACT: Teresa Wong / Project Manager
    TEL: +86 022 8712 9881 / 2310 6828

    World Jaguar Logistics Inc, Tianjin Branch, established in February 2012, after years’ development, has developed into an international freight forwarder with ocean freight service, air, rail, multimodal transport, bonded logistics, warehousing, customs clearance, insurance, packaging, delivery etc comprehensive service, committed to provide safe, fast, efficient service to the broad masses of new and old customers.


  • 20 Nov 2018 2:47 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 16 November 2018

    Two Liebherr mobile harbour cranes, type LHM 600, were recently delivered from Liebherr’s maritime production facility in Rostock in Germany to Yilport’s recently acquired multi-purpose terminal in Quetzal, Guatemala.

    Yilport has an option for two more LHM 600s in 2019.
    The machines are equipped with a tower extension of 12m, which ensures a maximum cabin height of more than 37m. The higher position of the operator cabin ensures high visibility into deep cargo holds and enables highly efficient container handling with maximum safety.

    With a maximum outreach of 58m, twin lift capability and a lifting capacity of 104 tonnes, the LHM 600 is capable of servicing vessels up to 19 container rows wide and nine container stacks high.

    The two cranes were shipped fully-erect by the ro-ro vessel ROLLDOCK STORM. This is a proven method of shipping Liebherr cranes built in Rostock. Shipping fully-assembled Liebherr cranes by ro-ro vessel means that the machines can be ready for operation shortly after driving off the vessel onto the quay. Both cranes will be ready for operation by the end of November.


  • 20 Nov 2018 11:06 AM | Anonymous

    Dear All,

    OPCA is going on to introduce you new partners. Today it is our pleasure to announce you the arrival of INTERFREIGHT GROUP CARGO SAS from COLOMBIA.

    Let's welcome our new member on board of Overseas Project Cargo Association!

    Have a great cooperation together!

    ADDRESS:Street 94 #51B-43 - 4th Floor Business Center Movich Buró 51 Office 401-14, Barranquilla Colombia
    CONTACT:Natalie Trujillo Hernandez / Operations and Pricing Assistant
    TEL:+57 5 316 1553


    InterFreight Group is a company specialized in the international freight transport service, in its different modalities of export and import of goods, aimed at the development of the different operations of foreign trade. They take care of designing and executing solutions for your supply chain, you can trust that your cargo will be safe with them.

    They have a team with more than 10 years of experience in international freight transport and customs brokerage, which allows them to provide their clients with the confidence and support of their foreign trade operations. Their worldwide network of agents, has high quality standards. They understand the need to offer just in time services under the agreed conditions.


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