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  • 06 Apr 2018 3:04 PM | Anonymous

    Dear Sirs,

    We are delighted to share that Overseas Project Cargo Association (OPCA) supports: INAMARINE 2018

    INAMARINE 2018 offers great networking opportunities with Indonesia’s leading shipyard, ship repair, shipbuilding, ship owner, offshore, buyers, importers, distributors, and marine’s supply chain. The show is also conjunction with INAWELDING and INACOATING 2018.

    Since Indonesia government’s target is to build 100 ports for Indonesia Maritime Highway Programme until 2019, the show will be concurrent with new event “Port & Terminal 2018” which is expected will be able to attract high attention from vendors and buyers.
    Gaining huge success from its show in 2017, INAMARINE 2018 will expand the scale up bigger than last year.
    This exciting and unique event is expecting to bring together more than 25.000 industry related professionals to address the important concerns.
    INAMARINE 2018, an event of maritime industry not to be missed!

    For more information kindly review >>>

  • 06 Apr 2018 2:03 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 06 April, 2018

    Mediterranean Shipping Company’s MSC Laurence arrived at the Northwest Seaport Alliance’s Terminal 46 in Seattle on April 5, becoming the largest containership to call the terminal.

    The Laurence has capacity for almost 13,000 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs). If laid end-to-end, the 13,000 TEUs would stretch to the top of Mount Rainier 18 times, a distance of almost 50 miles, according to NWSA.

    Built in 2011, the Neo-Panamax features a length of 365.8 meters and a width of 48.4 meters.

    Two years ago, the NWSA welcomed the 18,000 TEU CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, the largest ship to call the US at the time, and 10,000 and 13,500 TEU ships call regularly in the North and South harbors.

    Larger vessels require terminals with deep berths, strong piers and large container cranes. In order to meet these requirements, NWSA has been investing in upgrades to the North Harbor’s Terminal 5 and South Harbor’s Husky Terminal.

    In 2017, NWSA’s international container volumes increased by 4 percent and were the fourth highest in NWSA history. The alliance’s total international container volumes stood at 2.96 million TEUs in 2017, compared to 2.86 million TEUs recorded in 2016.


  • 05 Apr 2018 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    Good News...

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

    Falcon Logistics Solution Co., Ltd. successfully managed barge transportation of steel tank and components from Laemchabang, Thailand to Stung Hav, Cambodia.

    The shipment details are as follows:

    Shipment: Export-Barge
    Commodities: Steel Tank and Components
    Total Volume: 840-cbm/217-tons
    POL: Laemchabang, Thailand
    POD: Stung Hav, Cambodia

    Loading Barge: 30 March 2018
    ETA: 31 March 2018
    ETD: 03 April 2018

    Logistics Mode: Transport by Barge
    Barge Capacity:
    Barge Dimension:
    L54.7 x W14.80, Draft 3.2M
    Transit Time:
    4-5 days

    Operation Process

    Loading barge 1 day
    Sea Fastening + Third Party Survey 1 day

    Advantages of Barge Transport
    1. Biggest dimension of cargo is L6.0 x W4.87 x H5.07 (M), GW 6.7-tons/unit. This dimension is over limitation for containerize and cross border transport.
    2. There is no conventional vessel from Laemchabang port to Sihanoukville directly. So, barge become best solution and safety transporting oversize cargo from Thailand to Cambodia.

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


  • 04 Apr 2018 3:12 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 BENAVIDES MELO S.A.S. 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: Transversal 93, No. 51-98, Bodega 45, Bogota, Colombia
    CONTACT: Ximena Quintero Varon / Project Manager
    TEL: +57 1 4291800
    FAX: +57 1 4291801


    Benavides Melo S.A.S. is a Colombian company founded in 1974 based on the premises of flexibility, commitment and personalized service.

    You can click here to review the services of our new member.


  • 04 Apr 2018 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 03 April, 2018

    Höegh Autoliners has increased its direct services to Australia and New Zealand from the USA and Mexico to two sailings per month.

    The service started as a monthly service earlier this year. According to Höegh, it provides customers with a shorter transit-time from the USA and Mexico to Australia.

    Brendan Wallis, Höegh's representative in Australia, said: "From Mexico's Lázaro Cardenas this is the quickest ro-ro connection available in the market to Australia and New Zealand.

    "The new service also offers a very fast connection for exporters in Oceania, via Singapore, to Africa, Middle East, Southeast Asia and European destinations."

    Höegh will deploy a mix of its traditional ro-ro vessels and the New Horizon-class vessels, which the company took delivery of during 2015-2016 and are designed to carry large and heavy cargoes.

    Meanwhile, Port Canaveral in the USA has welcomed Höegh Autoliners' post-Panamax ro-ro vessel Donington, marking the second time this year a vehicle carrier of this size has called at the port.

    Port ceo, Captain John Murray, said: "The improvements we have made to berth infrastructure, our channel and turning basin have enhanced our ability to handle increased cargo volumes coming into the region. Mega ships like Donington calling on the port highlight our competitiveness in the global marketplace."


  • 02 Apr 2018 12:59 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 30 March, 2018

    Nigeria’s government has launched the construction of the Lekki Deep Sea Port in Lagos, pledging to provide the needed support for the project.

    Located at the center of the Lagos Free Trade Zone, the deep sea port will feature three container berths, one dry bulk berth and three liquid berths. It would be capable of handling up to 2.7 million TEUs on an annual basis.

    Port developers are also expected to undertake dredging of the port channel to a depth of about 16 meters in an effort to accommodate larger ships.

    The USD 1.5 billion project, which is expected to be finalized in 2020, would deliver one of the largest sea ports in the region, Muhammadu Buhari, the President of Nigeria, was cited as saying during the inauguration ceremony, held on March 29.

    The port would enable Nigeria to maintain its position as a leading maritime hub in the West Africa and Gulf of Guinea Maritime Domain.

    The development of Lekki Deep Sea Port has been conceptualized on the basis of a significant gap in projected demand and capacity. Market studies indicate that the demand for containers is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.9% up to 2025. The capacity shortfall for container terminal facilities in Lagos was projected to reach up to 5.5 million TEUs in 2025.


  • 30 Mar 2018 4:51 PM | Anonymous

    Dear Sirs,

    We are delighted to share that Overseas Project Cargo Association (OPCA) supports: China (Shenzhen) International Logistics and Transportation Fair (CILF)

    Jointly held by Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government, China (Shenzhen) International Logistics and Transportation Fair (CILF) is the leading logistics & Transport Expo in Asia. Since its debut in 2006, the CILF has been successfully held for 12 successive years and earned a popular reputation. As a professional, effective, reliable and wide exchange platform for all players in logistics, transport and relevant industries all over the world, the CILF attracts numerous international well-known firms to exhibit and further promotes the international influence of China logistics industry.

    The CILF2018 will be held on October 11-13,  And it's expected to receive about 1,800 exhibitors from more than 50 countries & 130,000 visits from over 80 states and regions.

    For more information kindly review >>>

  • 30 Mar 2018 10:24 AM | Anonymous

    Dear Sirs,

    We are delighted to share that Overseas Project Cargo Association (OPCA) supports: The 4th China International Internet and E-commerce Expo (CIE)

    As an important part of the (12th China International Logistics Fair) CILF, the 3rd China International Internet and E-commerce Expo (CIE) attracted more than 200 exhibitors and over 130,000 visits.  In concurrent with CILF and several forums on 11-13th Oct. 2018, the 4th CIE Fair continues its glory and develops itself to be a professional place for new products launch, trade, and networking.

    CIE Fair intensively shows the latest achievements of e-commerce research and application worldwide, the latest technologies and products, as well as enterprises of e-commerce industrial chain including e-commerce platforms, financial payment, logistics and fulfillment, technological support, and data services etc..

    Trade visitor tickets are free of charge.

    More info, please click here

  • 30 Mar 2018 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 29 March, 2018

    The port of Townsville in Australia has completed the AUD40.7 million (USD31.2 million) upgrade of its Berth 4 container and general cargo facility.

    The two-year project has resulted in a full upgrade of the inner harbour berth, enabling larger vessels to call at the port. The project doubled the capacity of Berth 4 and has increased the throughput capacity of the port by 20 percent.

    While the berth has now officially opened, the next phase of the project will see investment in cargo handling infrastructure.

    Port of Townsville ceo, Ranee Crosby, said: "This latest investment is part of a programme of works to ensure international shipping lines have reliable and efficient berth access, giving our customers efficient infrastructure to handle their cargoes.

    "The next step will be a AUD27.3 million (USD20.9 million) investment into state-of-the-art cranes and cargo handling infrastructure at Berth 4, which will commence this year."


  • 28 Mar 2018 3:06 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 27 March, 2018

    PhilaPort received its first two super post-Panamax cranes at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal after their ninety-day journey on board crane vessel Zhen Hua 16 from Shanghai, China.

    Manufactured by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC), the new cranes will be 13 feet (4 meters) taller than the neighboring Walt Whitman Bridge with its boom in the upwards position.

    The cranes were bought by PhilaPort and Packer Avenue Marine Terminal’s operator Astro Holdings as part of Governor Tom Wolf’s USD 300 million Port Development Plan to increase cargo-handling capacity and efficiency to meet the vessel size growth over the past decade. Each crane has cost USD 12 million.

    The new container gantry cranes are capable of discharging containers from Ultra Large Container Vessel (ULCVs) ranging from 10,000 to 20,000 TEU container capacity.

    Crane specifications:

    • Cranes height [boom up]: 391 ft.
    • APEX of crane [height; boom down]: 252 ft.
    • 32 stories high [boom up]
    • 21 stories high [boom down]
    • Weight of each crane: 3,368,659 lbs. (1,528 metric tons)

    “For over a year we have been working hard to prepare the terminal for these cranes and it is great to see them here,” Jeff Theobald, Executive Director and CEO of PhilaPort, said.

    “Last year we hit an East Coast record of 19 pct container growth. To sustain that type of growth, these new cranes are a necessity.”

    “The cranes allow us to handle more cargo from bigger ships, and since we’re already setting records for cargo growth at Packer, the cranes are arriving not a moment too soon,” Tom Holt, Jr., President of Astro Holdings, the Packer Avenue terminal operator, said.

    In the first quarter of 2019, PhilaPort plans to add two more identical cranes and Astro Holdings another one crane at Packer Avenue Marine Terminal, bringing the total number of cranes at Packer Avenue Marine Terminal to seven.

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