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NORDEN OPENS OFFICE IN VANCOUVER

NORDEN OPENS OFFICE IN VANCOUVER

Danish shipowner Norden has opened a new office in Vancouver, its ninth worldwide. In a shot in the arm for Vancouver’s bid to be an international maritime centre Norden has opened its second North American office in the Canadian city. The company’s ninth office global will be headed by Mark LaFrankie who will transfer from its US office in Annapolis. “Norden has a strong presence with many port calls on the West Coast. We expect the new office in Vancouver…

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APL ADDS FOUR PORTS TO ASIA-EUROPE SERVICES

APL ADDS FOUR PORTS TO ASIA-EUROPE SERVICES

APL has added the ports of Durres and Thessaloniki to its Mediterranean Express 1 service and the ports of Novorossiysk and Poti to its Mediterranean Express 2 service.   The new MX1 service has a port rotation of: Qingdao – Busan – Yangshan – Ningbo – Xiamen – Nansha – Yantian – Singapore – Malta, where cargo can be transhipped to Durres and Thessaloniki.   The new MX2 service has a port rotation off: Qingdao – Yangshan – Ningbo –…

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Iron Ore export grows 39%, Coal shipment falls 14 % in August

Iron Ore export grows 39%, Coal shipment falls 14 % in August

NEW DELHI: Coal shipments handled by Major Ports in August fell over 14% from a year earlier to 9.3 million tonnes, government data showed, as demand for overseas coal declined due to higher domestic production. The share of coal in cargoes handled at Major Ports fell to about 18% in August from 21% a year ago, the data showed, following India’s push to use more domestic coal and cut import dependency. India’s coal imports fell for the second straight year…

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CMA CGM signs strategic partnership with Infosys to accelerate its Information System

CMA CGM signs strategic partnership with Infosys to accelerate its Information System

• Using Infosys technologies to enhance differentiation • Creation of a Delivery and Innovation center in Marseilles MARSEILLE: The CMA CGM Group, a world leader in container shipping, has signed a strategic partnership with Infosys, a world leader in consulting, next-generation technology and services. The goal of this seven-year partnership is to simplify and transform CMA CGM’s IT applications and improve customer service excellence. As part of this partnership and at the request of CMA CGM, Infosys will open a…

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CMA CGM THEODORE ROOSEVELT ARRIVES AT APM TERMINALS ELIZABETH

CMA CGM THEODORE ROOSEVELT ARRIVES AT APM TERMINALS ELIZABETH

The 14,400 TEU CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt has arrived at the APM Terminals Elizabeth container terminal, becoming the largest container ship to call at the Port of New York and New Jersey.   The ultra-large container ship was also invited by the port authority to inaugurate the newly raised Bayonne Bridge, which now gives air draft clearance to vessels with a capacity of up to 18,000 TEUs.     “The ships of the future are here today and we want…

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TAIWAN: EVA SOARS, YANG MING SEES IMPROVEMENT

TAIWAN: EVA SOARS, YANG MING SEES IMPROVEMENT

Taiwan’s carriers are buoyed by the resurgence in demand for transportation on the back of a strengthening global economy. EVA is catching the lift at a time when its bellyhold capacity is on the rise and the arrival of the first of its new Boeing 777 freighters imminent. On the water, Yang Ming Marine Transport is still in the red, but its fortunes have improved considerably.   On August 21, EVA Air ended an era that started almost 25 years…

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MOL to participate in LNG receiving Terminal Project in India

MOL to participate in LNG receiving Terminal Project in India

…To Provide FSRU Operation/Maintenance, Supply of FSU and its Operation/Maintenance, and Terminal Operation TOKYO: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) recently announced the signing of agreements with Swan LNG Private Limited (Swan LNG) for the long-term operation / maintenance of a floating, storage and regasification unit (FSRU) and provision and long-term operation / maintenance of a floating and storage unit (FSU) that will serve as the core receiving facilities in an LNG terminal to be developed…

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Maersk Line enables first ever import of fresh fruits into the NCR region

Maersk Line enables first ever import of fresh fruits into the NCR region

Enables Import of fresh fruits from Durban into Sonepat on the 22nd August Only shipping line to facilitate this which is aimed at ensuring a cost effective and simplified supply chain Innovative solution for importers in North India – enabling End to End transportation of Imports from the Port to ICDs to Consignee’s factory/Warehouse ensuring quality and freshness of the fruit MUMBAI: Maersk Line, the global containerized division of the Maersk Group enables the import of the first ever consignment of…

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APL LAUNCHES ASIA LATIN AMERICA EXPRESS 3 SERVICE

APL LAUNCHES ASIA LATIN AMERICA EXPRESS 3 SERVICE

APL has launched its Asia Latin America Express 3 service, a new weekly connection between China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and other Asian markets with Mexico and the West Coast of South America.   “The Asia Latin America Express 3 service further enhances our Asia-Latin America service coverage, extending it in West Coast South America,” said Adeline Franger Chouraqui, head of Latin America at APL. “Offering the most competitive transit times, the new service underlines APL’s commitment to widen our Latin…

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OOCL TAKES DELIVERY OF SECOND 21,000 TEU VESSEL

OOCL TAKES DELIVERY OF SECOND 21,000 TEU VESSEL

OOCL has taken delivery of the 21,413 TEU OOCL Germany, its second container vessel in the 21,000 TEU class.     According to OOCL, the ship was constructed at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard on Geoje Island and will be deployed on the Asia-Europe trade lane, operating the LL1 service on a 77-day round trip.   “The state-of-the-art technologies in these newbuildings are truly pushing boundaries,” said Andy Tung, chief executive officer of OOCL, at the naming ceremony. “As a…

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