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  • 09 Oct 2018 10:22 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 08 October, 2018

    Finland-based company Containerships, recently acquired by French CMA CGM, is adding two more LNG-powered containerships to its orderbook in China.

    Announcing the christening of its third and fourth LNG-powered vessels at the Wenchong Shipyard, China, the company said it had signed a preliminary agreement for the fifth and sixth LNG-fueled boxhips with the shipbuilder.

    The contract was signed in the summer this year, but further details were not disclosed.

    The two ships, christened in China last week, have been named M/S Containerships Finn and M/S Containerships.

    As informed, due to the nascent nature of the construction of LNG-powered ships, the company has had to push the delivery dates of its newbuilding quartet.

    According to the current delivery schedule, the first two LNG-powered vessels, which were christened in May this year, will be delivered to Containerships during 2018 and the last two during January – March 2019.

    The first vessel, M/S Containerships Nord, is scheduled to start its last sea trials during October.

    “Even though we have been forced to reschedule the delivery of the LNG vessels by some months, I am happy to say that no major issues that would have put the whole project at risk, have appeared. M/S Containerships Nord, our first newbuild, successfully completed the first part of its sea trials in July,” CEO Kari-Pekka Laaksonen said.

    “Five years ago, we committed to the largest investment in Containerships’ history and started to build Europe’s first LNG-based supply chain basically from zero. Obviously, as the first logistics company to do this, it has not been easy, but I still believe it is the way to go. The environment needs new solutions, and both the public authorities and our customers demand more ecological transport options.”

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 04 Oct 2018 2:32 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 04 October, 2018

    Norwegian shipping company Grieg Star has acquired a semi-open hatch vessel.

    The 2009-built Star Majesty, previously known as Samos Majesty, was bought on September 25 from an unnamed seller.

    “We are really happy we have been able to conclude this deal. Grieg Star is committed to this business, and securing quality tonnage for the future is important for us,” Camilla Grieg, CEO of Grieg Star, said.

    Star Majesty has entered into the G2 Ocean pool as of September 30, according to the company.

    Featuring a length of 190 meters and a width of 32.3 meters, the bulk carrier has a tonnage of 50,800 dwt. It currently has a market value of USD 11.88 million, VesselsValue’s data shows.

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 02 Oct 2018 11:23 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 27 September, 2018

    Cargo shipping line Hansa Heavy Lift has transported two fully assembled ship-to-shore container gantry cranes from Ireland to the UK for Liebherr Container Cranes.

    The cranes measured 81 meters long, 30 meters wide and 57 meters high, and were shipped aboard the multipurpose vessel HHL Lagos. They were loaded at DSG Terminal, Port of Cork, and discharged at the Port of Hull, UK.

    “This was a complex project where in-depth engineering knowledge and operational expertise was an absolute requirement throughout all stages,” said Emek Ersin Takmaz, head of projects at HHL.

    Based in Hamburg, Germany, Hansa operates a fleet of 14 multipurpose heavy-lift vessels with lifting capacity of up to 1,400 tonnes.

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 27 Sep 2018 9:21 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 26 September, 2018

    On behalf of broker HBB Hanseatic Break Bulk, Hansa Heavy Lift transported two ship-to-shore gantry cranes for Liebherr Container Cranes from the Doyle Shipping Group (DSG) terminal at the port of Cork, Ireland to Hull in the UK.

    Andre Milschus, managing director at HBB Hanseatic Break Bulk, pointed out that this was the first time fully assembled ship-to-shore cranes were transported via a lift-on and lift-off method on a heavy lift vessel after being built in Ireland.

    Each crane measured 81.4 m by 30.3 m by 57.3 m; Hansa and Liebherr worked together to design tailor-made seafastening and load spreading structures, as well as special rigging for loading and discharge.

    At Cork, the cranes were moved using SPMTs. Once lifted onto HHL Lagos, the first of the cranes was moved to the forward end of the hatch covers. The second was then lifted directly into its stowage position in the cargo hold.

    Both cranes were discharged directly onto the rails at the port of Hull.

    Denis Doolan, transport and shipping manager of Liebherr Container Cranes, said: “This project was quite a challenging one from a logistics point of view and took months in the planning.”

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 25 Sep 2018 11:42 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 21 September, 2018

    Shipping agent Tuscor Lloyds has delivered a series of breakbulk cargo baskets from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to the Qatar.

    The oversized consignment involved handling of eight CBR cargo baskets, weighing 6.1 tonnes, eight CBV weighing 10.1 tonnes, four CBZ weighing 12.1 tonnes, and 14 KH open-top containers. The cargo was loaded in Macaé, Rio de Janeiro and transferred to the port of Itaguaí for loading.

    “During the operation, we definitely appreciated our team’s experience in the Brazilian market and the great relationships with local professionals, which allowed us to maintain the high level of service despite all the challenges,” said Suellen Higino, Logistics Specialist at Tuscor Lloyds.

    Registered in Manchester, UK, Tuscor Lloyds provides transport solutions for large project cargo shipments and complex freight consignments across the globe.

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 20 Sep 2018 11:46 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 19 September, 2018

    Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K Lines (MOL) has ordered construction of two 240,000 dwt bulkers at compatriot Imabari Shipbuilding, Intermodal said in its weekly report.

    Delivery dates and shipbuilding prices of the Capesize duo have not been disclosed.

    This is the second bulker order the company has been tied to this year. Namely, MOL ordered two Panamaxes back in March from Chinese shipbuilder Jiangsu New Yangzijiang, paying USD 26.5 million per unit.

    The newbuilding pair is scheduled for delivery in 2019.

    The company has 71 bulkers in its fleet, based on the data from VesselsValue, with Capesizes dominating the fleet with 20 units.

    Intermodal reported three more bulker contracts for last week, scored by Chinese shipbuilders.

    CSIC Haijing reportedly booked two Kamsarmaxes at Tianjin Xingang, Turkish Akmar Shipping ordered two 61,000 dwt bulkers at DACKS, and Wuhu Shipyard secured an order for two 64,000 dwt bulkers from Chinese owner Shishi Dingxin. As disclosed, all six newbuildings are expected for delivery in 2020.

    *NEWS SOURCE

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  • 18 Sep 2018 10:22 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 17 September, 2018

    The port of Indiana-Burns recently took delivery of 12 brewery tanks destined for a Michigan beer producer, on board Fednav’s bulk carrier Federal Mackinac.

    Each cylindrical tank can hold 800 barrels of beer - or 198,400 pints - weighs 11.5 tonnes, and is 40 ft (12.2 m) long and 14 ft (4.3 m) in diameter.

    The tanks were discharged from the vessel by Federal Marine Terminal's shore crane into a storage area. They will then be loaded onto heavy haulage trucks for final delivery.

    Indiana-Burns says it has become a regular hub for heavy lift and project cargo due to its ocean access and proximity to the US heartland, although it mainly handles bulks such as coal, limestone, steel and agricultural products. In the last three years, the port has handled dozens of brewery tanks in five separate shipments.

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 13 Sep 2018 4:25 PM | Anonymous

    Dear All,

    This notification is for your kind attention from OPCA Thailand member: Falcon Logistics Solution Co., Ltd.

    Ms.Narisara Chiewpattanacharoen from Falcon Logistics Solution Co., Ltd. informed us that they will move to a new office on 17 September 2018.

    After 17 September 2018 their address, telephone, fax numbers and BL Consignment will be as below;

    Company Name: Falcon Logistics Solution Co., Ltd.
    Address: 24, 5th Floor, Room 501, Srinakarin, Nongbon, Pravet, Bangkok 10250 Thailand
    Tel: +662 1033286
    Fax: +662 1033235

    They also stated that nothing will be changed in their account and banking system. So their old address will be effective until they inform about the change of their account system.

    Please click here for more information about the office change of Falcon Logistics Solution Co., Ltd.

    You can contact with Ms.Chollada (Amp): sales_1@falconlogistics.net and Ms.Patacharaporn (Pumpui): operation_2@falconlogistics.net for more information.

    For your kind information.

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