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  • 29 Mar 2019 11:52 AM | Anonymous

    New members are going on to join Overseas Project Cargo Association from all around the world.

    Today we are happy to announce you that INFINITY CARGO EXPRESS LIMITED is our new member from HONG KONG.

    We are also pleased to announce that Mr. Kenny Cheung will be attending our upcoming Annual General Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at 28, 29, 30 June 2019. The gathering will be a great opportunity to meet all OPCA members. Please click here for more information about our event.

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

    Have a great cooperation together!

    ADDRESS: Suite 2503, 25/F., Tower 2, Nina Tower, 8 Yeung Uk Road, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong
    CONTACTS: Mr. Kenny Cheung
    Mr. Simon Lee
    Ms. Jennifer Kwok
    TEL: +852 2406 0820 (ext 800) / +852 2406 0338
    FAX: +852 2406 1330 / 0998


    Infinity Cargo Express has been serving customers across the import market- delivering what you need, when and where you need it. They are an international freight forwarder offering import, export, third party logistics and e-commerce services. They offer a wide range of comprehensive services for any complex project or oversize shipment. They provide ideal cost and tailor-made solution for your needs.

    Their airfreight services include export cargo consolidation, import freight customs clearance, garment on hanger, dangerous and valuable cargo handling and aircraft chartering. Their seafreight services are less container load consolidation, buyers’ own consolidation, full container load, refrigerated container, freight customs clearance, professional on garment on hanger, oversize and project shipment handling and entry of automated manifest system.


  • 28 Mar 2019 2:07 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 26 March 2019

    Liebherr has retrofitted two LTM 1500-8.1 mobile cranes with low temperature equipment and an altitude package for Chilean crane contractor Burger Grúas.

    Company owner Raul Burger said the cranes have been updated to suit the numerous climate zones in Chile: "For us, it is important to be ready to work flexibly throughout the whole country. That is why we had Liebherr retrofit our two LTM 1500-8.1 cranes with low temperature equipment and an altitude package. Our cranes are often used in mines, which are generally located at high altitudes.”

    The two cranes are currently erecting turbines at a wind farm in southern Chile. “We also had the cranes modified by Liebherr so that the telescopic booms can be removed easily for transport. That's a real benefit for obtaining road permits. Furthermore, there are lots of bridges in our country which are only passable in vehicles under 60 tonnes.”

    Burger Grúas recently acquired a LR 1750/2 crawler crane from Liebherr, which is now the most powerful crane in its fleet. It is currently at work in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile at a mining project.


  • 27 Mar 2019 2:42 PM | Anonymous

    Overseas Project Cargo Association continues to introduce you new members from all around the world.

    Today we are happy to announce you that JS WORLD FREIGHT DISTRIBUTOR (S) PTE LTD is our new member from SINGAPORE.

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

    Have a great cooperation together!

    ADDRESS: 56 Loyang way, Loyang Enterprise Building #01-17, 508775, Singapore
    CONTACT: Jag Jivan Singh
    TEL: +65 65420079
    FAX: +65 65420761


    JS World Freight is a leading project cargo forwarder in Singapore. Their main core of business is airfreight, seafreight and handling of project cargoes. They have the necessary expertise to take care of customer's shipments, to ensure that their customers get the best services.

    Oversized and heavy lift cargo are handled regularly by experienced staff on a local and worldwide basis. Earth moving machinery, cranes, energy plants, complete production lines are some of the typical project cargoes that JS World Freight deals with regularly. Many projects have been accomplished on a door to door basis including customs clearance as well as discharging at site.


  • 27 Mar 2019 1:09 PM | Anonymous

    New members are going on to join Overseas Project Cargo Association from all around the world.

    Today we are happy to announce you that COMMERCIAL FREIGHT SERVICES, INC. is our new member from PHILIPPINES.

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

    Have a great cooperation together!

    ADDRESS: G/F Shipping Centre Bldg.07 A. Soriano Jr.Ave., Intramuros, Metro Manila, 1002, Philippines
    CONTACTS: Cosme Nonan Jr
    Amor G. Consulta
    TEL: +632 5275690
    FAX: +632 5275454

    Commercial Freight Services, Inc. offers a complete range of logistic services. Their services are sea freight LCL/FCL, overland transport, customs clearance, door-to-door concepts, air cargo consolidation, industrial projects, heavy and oversized cargoes, documentation and formalities, consultation on insurance, packing, bank procedures and household goods moving. CFSI’s mission is to be a provider of worldclass surface and air transport services for the Philippines' export and import market and to be a dependable and competent logistic partner in the industrialization of the Philippines.

    The flexibility of their service package allows an international shipper to select only those services which meet individual project requirements. This can be limited to domestic services at origin or encompass a complete door to door guaranteed rate package. They have their own transport equipment, access to special trailers/barges/LCTs/cranes/hydraulic jacks for heavy and oversized cargoes, familiarity with port procedures, customs and requirements, procedures of BOI tax exempted projects and government projects.


  • 26 Mar 2019 11:42 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 24 March 2019

    The Port of Durban has noted growth in volumes in the container, liquid bulk and dry bulk sectors in 2018, according to recent data released by Transnet National Ports Authority.

    Container volumes in the Port of Durban ended 9.5% higher for the year ending December 2018 at 2,956 670 TEU compared to 2,699, 978 TEU handled in 2017, stated TNPA. Of this, container imports grew by 10% in 2018 and exports by 17%. These are the highest volumes handled by the port in the last seven years, noted the authority.

    Dry bulk volumes grew by 5.8% from 2017 to 2018, driven mainly by dry bulk exports while imports remained fairly stable. The biggest growth in imports was seen from rice and associated products, wheat, malt, fertiliser products, coal and coke, while maize, sugar and chrome ore exports also bolstered dry bulk volumes.

    Liquid bulk volumes grew 3.1% from 28.231M kilolitres in 2017 to 29M kilolitres in 2018. This was mainly attributed to demand factors as well as South Africa being a net importer of crude.

    The port also noted growth in its automotive throughput with imports growing by 4% and exports by more than 15% year-on-year excluding transhipment and coastwise cargo. The Port of Durban thus handled a total of just over 487,000 units in 2018, which is the highest since 2013 when a throughput of 503,000 units was recorded.
    Breakbulk volumes in 2018 were relatively on par with 2017 volumes. Throughput in this sector is erratic with some cargoes migrating to other forms of handling such as the containerisation and dry bulk sectors.

    Port of Durban Acting Port Manager, Nokuzola Nkowane, said: “The Port of Durban continues to work with terminal operators and other stakeholders to ensure improvements in terminal productivity levels for quicker ship turnaround times. Operational efficiencies are the focus to drive volume performance.”


  • 22 Mar 2019 11:04 AM | Anonymous

    Dear All,

    Good News...

    We are delighted to share that Overseas Project Cargo Association (OPCA) supports: 13TH INTERNATIONAL NAVIGATION FORUM

     13th International Navigation Forum
    «2019: The Art of Navigation in a Digital World»

    On April 23-24, 2019 at Expocentre Fairgrounds on Krasnaya Presnya, Moscow, the 13th International Navigation Forum will open the door wide to recognized world-class experts in the field of using navigation technologies. The event will be held in conjunction with the NAVITECH Exhibition as part of the Russian Week of High Technologies. Up to 1,000 delegates from 500 companies throughout the world will get together at the same venue.

    With the emergence of new challenges, new demands navigation service users, the growing demand for digital technologies for connected and unmanned transport among mass consumers, navigation has become more than just a set of routine operations and functions for specific industries.

    Navigation has become art.

    That is the context in which the 13th International Navigation Forum will be held, where each participant is a creator, and his/her product or solution is a masterpiece.

    For the first time, the market of navigation technologies will address directions of Aeronet and Marinet National Technology Initiatives, telling the audience about the latest developments in the air and on the water. The Plenary Session will bring together industry leaders, government authorities, world-class businessmen and experts.

    New business models, navigation and digital technologies in the logistics of people and things, ERA-GLONASS, industry digital transformation, development of smart cities and intelligent transport systems, connected mobility, digital platforms and Big Data, navigation solutions for IoT (Internet of Things), use of drones and unmanned systems, insurance telematics, geoinformation systems, geodesy and cartography, high-accuracy positioning, protected mobility, cybersecurity and blockchain – these and many other topics will be actively discussed by professionals of the industry.

    NAVITECH is the only specialized exhibition in Russia, which unites leading Russian and foreign developers and manufacturers of navigation hardware, services and software, including mapping apps, reflects current world trends and identifies a path for developing national information resources being the main exhibition event for industry professionals.

    Please click here for more information about 13TH INTERNATIONAL NAVIGATION FORUM
  • 21 Mar 2019 2:05 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 20 March 2019

    Polish natural gas companies PGNiG and LOTOS recently completed two commercial bunkering ops of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in what PGNiG says are the first operations of this kind carried out at seaports in Gdańsk and Gdynia.

    The first bunkering took place on March 13 and saw chemical tanker Fure Valo receive 54 tonnes of LNG fuel.

    In the second bunkering, which took place on March 18, bulk carrier Ireland received 18 tonnes of LNG fuel.

    Worth noting is the fact that the 4,500 dwt Ireland previously became the first vessel to be successfully bunkered with LNG at the Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) in May 2018.

    “Bunkering of ships with natural gas in liquefied form is another of many possibilities of using gas, which PGNiG imports to Poland from Qatar, Norway and the USA through the President Lech Kaczyński LNG Terminal in Świnoujście,” commented Maciej Woźniak, Vice-President of the PGNiG Management Board for Trade.

    According to the directive on the development of alternative fuels infrastructure, by the end of 2025 at the latest, a sufficient number of LNG bunkering points should be created in seaports. In case of Poland, these are to be: Gdańsk, Gdynia, Szczecin and Świnoujście.

    PGNiG and LOTOS said LNG bunkering services are now a permanent offer of both entities and can be provided in both Tri-City ports.


  • 19 Mar 2019 12:07 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 19 March 2019

    Australia’s Port of Newcastle hosted the largest fuel tanker in its 220 years of commercial operations on March 18.

    The 244-metre LR2 tanker, Pro Alliance, berthed at Stolthaven’s bulk liquids terminal Mayfield 7, marking the culmination of a significant investment in Newcastle. The milestone follows the arrival of the port’s first LR1 tanker in early January.

    Receiving vessels of this size was made possible following a four-year collaborative project between Stolthaven, Port of Newcastle, Port Authority of NSW and Svitzer to expand channel capacity and accommodate deep-draft inbound tankers up to 245 metres LOA.

    The project partners committed to increasing the port’s capacity through a number of activities, including detailed channel simulation investigations, adding active escort tug capability to the port’s fleet and the development of a dynamic under-keel clearance system (DUKC) for deep draft inbound ships to complement the existing outbound DUKC system.

    “In our 220th year of commercial shipping, milestones such as this signify the evolving role of the port in facilitating global trade through our harbour and driving growth in the regional, state and national economies,” Keith Wilks, Port of Newcastle Executive Manager Marine and Operations, said.


  • 14 Mar 2019 3:11 PM | Anonymous

    New members are going on to join Overseas Project Cargo Association from all around the world.

    Today we are happy to announce you that DAP CARGO LINE SAS is our new member from COLOMBIA.

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


    ADDRESS: Km. 19 via Mosquera Madrid, Parque Industrial San Jorge Int. 143 Bogotá, Colombia
    CONTACT: Jennifer Bohorquez
    TEL: +57 1 893 3588

    Dap Cargo Line is a company specialized on handling and advising of logistics in international and national cargo transportation, customs and storage. They can transport any type of merchandise as power generators, tanks and isotanks, vehicles, pipe, agricultural and industrial machinery.

    Their success consists of an excellent project planning and execution before and after the handling of multipurpose cargo in order to guarantee full customer satisfaction not only in the logistics that demand cargo handling but also in the minimization of time and costs, delivering as a result a route plan with equipment recommendations for handling your cargo, of port or airport operators, ports or airport more convenient, type of ship or plane, permit requirements, and in general everything necessary to minimize the risk of eventualities that may affect the logistics, for the end to reach the success of their service and guarantee their customers the security of continuing to entrust their loads to Dap Cargo.


  • 14 Mar 2019 2:00 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 12 March 2019

    Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) has received a DNV GL technology qualification certificate for its QUAD lifting method, which has been established to install and/or remove oversized topsides or jackets.

    HMC tested the lifting method in the Gulf of Mexico in October 2018. The solution deploys two dynamically positioned vessels and uses the combined capacity of the ships' four cranes in tandem. HMC’s semi-submersible crane vessels Thialf and Balder were used to compete the test.

    The QUAD lifting method is, according to HMC, suitable for installing topsides on any type of foundation, from jackets to floating structures. HMC added that the method guarantees lower overall project costs.

    The certificate from DNV GL recognises that HMC is able to prepare and execute this method.

    According to HMC, when its largest semi-submersible crane vessel Sleipnir enters commercial service, the company will be able to use the combined lifting capacity of Thialf’s 14,000-tonne capacity cranes and Sleipnir’s 20,000-tonne capacity.

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