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  • 22 Aug 2019 2:08 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 20 August 2019

    Poland’s Port of Gdansk Authority (PGA) has contracted a consulting company for the development of the Central Port in Gdansk on a public-private partnership model.

    As a complex of envisioned 6 to 8 terminals and deep-water quays used for different purposes, the Central Port in Gdansk is the largest planned maritime investment in Europe, according to the port authority.

    In May this year, PGA presented the final concept of this investment.

    Approximately 410 hectares of seaside land are to be used to operate terminals of various types, including areas for containers, passengers, offshore operations, LNG or shipbuilding facilities.

    “We believe that the construction of such a complex infrastructure must respond to market demands. We want private investors to decide which terminals should be located here,” Lukasz Greinke, President of the PGA, said.

    “On the other hand, we want to provide our future business partners and ourselves a professional project consultancy for this task.”

    DS Consulting will cooperate with the PGA for over four years.

    During this period, the company will support the port authority in talks with potential partners and also in preparing applications for financing, creating documentation for contracts in public-private partnership with individual contractors.

    As part of the agreement, DS Consulting will carry out preliminary analyses (including the feasibility study) and will provide constant consultancy for transactions, covering economic, financial, market, technical and legal issues.

    The advancement of Central Port project follows a record-breaking half-year result achieved by the Port of Gdansk.

    In the first six months of 2019, the port moved 27.3 million tonnes of goods, a 9 percent increase compared to the corresponding period in 2018.

    What is more, the port authority noted it was getting closer to St. Petersburg, the largest container port in the Baltic Sea at the moment.

    Gdansk would need to handle 130,000 TEU in order to catch up with the Russian port, the authority said.

    Port of Gdansk’s development plans assume that the transshipment dynamics would increase even further in the coming years, mainly due to the redevelopment of the existing areas and the Central Port project.

    The investment will make it possible for the Polish port to handle up to 100 million tonnes a year.


  • 20 Aug 2019 5:16 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 19 August 2019

    Vietnam Airlines has received its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner airplane via lease from Air Lease Corporation (ALC).

    The carrier plans to deploy twin-aisle airplane on the busiest routes in its expanding network.

    This is the first of eight 787-10 Dreamliner airplanes and this 787-10 jet will complement Vietnam Airlines' existing fleet of 787-9 jets.

    Both feature the Dreamliner's ultra-efficient technology and passenger-pleasing comforts.

    The 787-10 is longer than the 787-9, providing the space to carry 40 more passengers and more cargo and helping it offer the lowest operating costs per seat of any twin-aisle jet in service today.

    "Welcoming the largest member of the 787 family to our growing fleet ensures we continue to boast one of the youngest and most modern fleets in Asia and also adds a competitive edge to Vietnam Airlines' operations," said Pham Ngoc Minh, chairman of the Board of Directors of Vietnam Airlines.

    "On our journey to become a 5-star airline, we are confident that the Boeing 787-10 fleet will further elevate the customer experience on the Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh route as well as many international routes."

    Vietnam Airlines is outfitting its 787-10 models with 367 seats (24 in business class and 343 in economy class).

    In addition to its size and fuel efficiency, the 787-10 can cover long distances.

    With a published range of 6,430 nautical miles (11,910 km), the 787-10 can fly more than 95 percent of the world's twin-aisle routes.

    Airlines are deploying the 787-10 around the world, especially in Asia as it is home to more than half of all 787-10 destinations.

    "Vietnam Airlines has achieved impressive growth in recent years and helped power the rapid rise of commercial aviation in Southeast Asia. We see even greater potential ahead and the 787-10 brings the perfect combination of size and efficiency for Vietnam Airlines to serve high-demand routes, while the longer-range 787-9 delivers the flexibility to connect the world's major cities with popular destinations in Vietnam and surrounding countries," said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing of The Boeing Company.

    To optimize the performance of its 787 fleet, Vietnam Airlines uses Boeing Global Services solutions such as Airplane Health Management (AHM) to capture real-time flight data and enable predictive maintenance.

    AHM is powered by Boeing AnalytX, a collection of software and consulting services that transform raw data into greater efficiency during every phase of flight.


  • 19 Aug 2019 10:08 AM | Anonymous

    Freight Midpoint's coverage keeps expanding in North America with the valuable contribution of the members!

    Today we are pleased to welcome B2B GLOBAL INC from Canada with the recommendation of Allied Xpert Logistics, Pakistan.

    Let’s have a warm welcome to our new member on board of the Freight Midpoint.

    Wish you a great cooperation together!

    ADDRESS: 6500 Silver Dart Dr., Vista Cargo Building Suite 307, Building "F", Mail Box # 131, Mississauga, L5P 1A2, Ontario, Canada
    CONTACT: Imtiaz Haider
    TEL: +1 905 672 2536
    FAX: +1 905 672 2538


  • 15 Aug 2019 6:02 PM | Anonymous

    Glad to share with you that FM member Everfast Global Logistics Pvt. Ltd., India celebrates their 10th business anniversary!

    Below notification is for your kind attention from their director Mr. Siddharth Goswami.

    Dear FM friends,

    On this special day of our 10th  anniversary, we want you to know that your trust and support has always been the biggest drivers for our continued growth! You have always been an integral part of our journey. Without you, this journey would never have been so epic. Thank you for inspiring us in all these years. Your satisfaction is what motivate us to thrive continuously in the market. We are proud to have you with us on the journey. Happy anniversary!

    We do business to bring smiles on your face. Your satisfaction matters the most to us. We congratulate you for being with us in all these years!

    You are not just our partners, you are the assets that we value most. Thanks for being a part of us!

    Partners like you are our capitals for the future. You have been our greatest inspires and our biggest supporters in all these years. Congratulations!

    We would never have made it this far if we didn’t have associates like you. You are the prime examples of corporate excellency! Happy anniversary!

    Cheers to FM Family!!!!!!

    Thanks & Regards

    Siddharth Goswami

    Congratulations to EVERFAST GLOBAL LOGISTICS PVT. LTD. for completing 10 years of success in business!


  • 15 Aug 2019 3:22 PM | Anonymous

    FM keeps expanding from all corners of the world!

    Today we are glad to announce that WINGS & WAVES INTERNATIONAL CARGO LLC joined among us from United Arab Emirates as our new regular level member.

    Let’s have a warm welcome to our new member on board of the Freight Midpoint.

    Wish you a great cooperation together!

    ADDRESS: PO Box 185392, Office # 04, Mezzanine Floor, Zabeel House-1, Near Vasan Eye Care Clinic Karama, Dubai, U.A.E.
    CONTACT: Subhash Menon / Managing Director
    TEL: +971 4 3796068
    FAX: +971 4 2834859


  • 15 Aug 2019 12:32 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 14 August 2019

    Expecting a 20-35% increase in throughput, APM Terminals is expanding the yard area and adding new equipment and systems.

    APM Terminals Yucatán, which operates the Port of Progreso, Mexico, has announced new investment to expand and modernise the Progreso container terminal.

    Progreso is an important point for reefer cargo, and services calling include Hamburg Süd’s North Europe - Mexico/Caribbean service.

    This uses the carrier’s “Polar” class ships that have 1,000 reefer plugs on a 3,800 TEU vessel design.

    APM Terminals said Progreso is now handling five vessels a week and has increased its volume from 80,000 TEU to 140,000 TEU over the last two years.

    The facility is expecting a further 20-35% increase this year. “To continue to facilitate this trade growth, APM Terminals has committed to investing in the terminal to meet the evolving needs of importers/exporters in the region and shipping lines,” the company said.

    “We are committed to the long-term sustainable development of the region and are delighted to announce that we have signed an addendum with the port authority to commence a 20% expansion of the yard to support the region’s growing trade needs, as well as other investments to improve productivity and efficiency. This represents a significant additional investment on top of the USD 22.6 million that has already been invested in the terminal since the concession began in 2005,” said Martijn Koolen, Managing Director of APM Terminals Yucatan.

    The modernisation project includes US$714,000 to expand the yard capacity by 20% and two new reachstackers, one of which has already arrived.

    Other aspects include “software optimisation” and a digital client portal.

    “Our vision is to provide customers with a fully-fledged logistics zone to help importers/customer manage their end-to-end supply chains,” concluded Koolen.


  • 08 Aug 2019 3:52 PM | Anonymous
    Original news was published on 05 August 2019

    Swiss WorldCargo, the air freight division of Swiss International Air Lines, will begin nonstop services to Osaka, Japan, and Washington DC, USA, in March 2020.

    Flights to the two destinations will be operated by an Airbus A340-300 and Airbus A330-300, respectively.

    Swiss WorldCargo will fly to Osaka five times weekly, while servicing Washington DC daily during its summer timetable, and five times weekly during its winter timetable.

    The new destinations will create nonstop connections between Japan’s third-largest city and the capital of the United States of America, while offering a weekly payload of 100 to 150 tonnes in each direction.

    Additionally, the carrier will also begin operating a Boeing 777-300ER on daily flights to Tokyo, Japan, and Miami, USA. These two destinations are currently operated with smaller Airbus A330 and A340 jets.

    The Zurich-Tokyo route will be operated with Boeing 777-300ERs from February 2020 onwards, and the Zurich-Miami route will switch to all-Boeing 777-300ER service from summer 2020. The larger-capacity Boeing 777-300ERs will offer an increase in payload.

    Alexander Arafa, head of Global Area & Contribution Management said: “By increasing capacity to and from major locations in Japan and the USA, we are able to further meet the needs of our customers in these cities and their surrounding regions.”

    Flights and schedule changes will begin going into effect following the arrival of two new Boeing 777-300ER to the SWISS aircraft fleet.

  • 08 Aug 2019 11:51 AM | Anonymous

    FM continues to introduce you strong partners with the valuable contribution of the members!

    Today we are very excited to announce you our newest member NIPPON SAILING CO., LTD. from Japan with the recommendation of Continental Worldwide Logistics, S. L., Spain.

    Let’s have a warm welcome to our new member on board of the Freight Midpoint.

    Wish you a great cooperation together!

    ADDRESS: Okuuchi-Awaza-Ekimae Bldg., 12th Fl., 1-7-3, Enokojima, Nishi-ku, Osaka, 550-0006, Japan
    CONTACT: Sam San / Station Manager
    TEL: +81 6 6940 7157
    FAX: +81 6 7632 3150


  • 07 Aug 2019 11:48 AM | Anonymous

    Professional partners are going on to join FM with the continues support of our members!

    Today we are very pleased to welcome UNIVERSAL TRADING AND SHIPPING LTD. from BULGARIA with the recommendation of our valued member Hussain Murad Shipping Services LLC, United Arab Emirates.

    Let’s have a warm welcome to our new member on board of the Freight Midpoint.

    Wish you a great cooperation together!

    ADDRESS: 32 Marko Balabanov Str., Varna, 9000, Bulgaria
    CONTACT: Yavor Georgiev
    TEL: +359 52 953 323


  • 07 Aug 2019 10:39 AM | Anonymous

    FM keeps expanding from all corners of the world!

    Today we are glad to announce that EVERGLORY INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS CO., LTD joined among us from CHINA as our new regular level member.

    Let’s have a warm welcome to our new member on board of the Freight Midpoint.nWish you a great cooperation together!

    ADDRESS: R. 7-2 F, 7 Building 1 Huanhe Center, 168 AnBo Road Jiangdong District, Zhejiang, Ningbo, China
    CONTACTS: Kevin Huang
    Ada Xu
    TEL: +86 (0) 574 55862233
    FAX: +86 (0) 574 55862211


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