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  • 14 Feb 2019 4:24 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 14 February 2019

    King Abdullah Port concluded 2018 with an increase of 36% in its annual throughput, which reached 2.3 million TEUs by the end of the year.

    The annual increase in throughput was primarily achieved in conjunction with an 8% increase in imports and exports compared to 2017, the port management said.

    The results achieved by King Abdullah Port in 2018 include an increase in transshipment volume reaching 1.8 million TEUs, which is a 44% increase compared to 2017. Meanwhile, the number of vessels received by the port increased to 911 vessels, a 12% increase compared to 820 vessels in 2017.

    “We achieved a record 50% increase in container handling in the first half of 2018, and we are moving forward with our development plans to provide best practices in the fields of port development and operation as well as supporting logistical services,” Rayan Qutub, King Abdullah Port CEO, said.

    Since its inception in the last quarter of 2013 the number of containers handled by the port has reached 7.2 million TEUs.

    Owned by the Ports Development Company, King Abdullah Port was officially inaugurated on February 11, 2019, by Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.

    During the ceremony, the port, which is the region’s first port to be fully owned, developed, and operated by the private sector, unveiled a number of agreements signed with several undisclosed parties.


  • 12 Feb 2019 4:26 PM | Anonymous

    Good News...

    Proud to share with you the professional performance of FM member Merc Logistics (India) Pvt. Ltd.

    They have recently completed another heavy air export shipment from India to Frankfurt, Germany, succesfully.

    About Shipment:

    Port of Loading: Mumbai (BOM)
    Port of Discharge: Frankfurt  (FRA)
    Weight: 11741.00KG
    Dimensions: 101 * 150 * 50 CM / 26 PCS
    Airline: Lufthansa
    Estimated Time of Departure: 08 Feb 2019
    Estimated Time of Arrival: 08 Feb 2019
    Commodity: Unprinted Alu Foils

    Congratulations to
    MERC LOGISTICS (INDIA) PVT. LTD. for their excellent job!

  • 12 Feb 2019 2:30 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 11 February 2019

    Emirates SkyCargo has operated a total of nine freighter flights dedicated for flowers, spanning five continents, to meet additional demand ahead of Valentine's Day.

    The Dubai based carrier in its official release to meet the demand for flowers, major flower producing nations around the world including Kenya and Ecuador harvest and air-freight additional quantities of roses to important global centres of flower distribution such as the Aalsmeer market in the Netherlands and directly to customers around the world.

    Every year, millions of roses are gifted worldwide on Valentine's Day resulting in a spike in demand for flowers in early February, said the carrier through a statement in its official release.

    The freight division of Emirates operates daily scheduled freighter flights to Nairobi and four weekly freighters to Quito around the year to uplift flowers that are then flown to destinations across its network.

    The spokesperson said: "The air cargo carrier operated its first direct freighter flight carrying flowers from Nairobi directly to Sydney and from Quito directly to Los Angeles."

    The airline's 777 freighter is capable of transporting up to 100 tonnes of cargo and thus it translates into the carrier flying close to 900 tonnes of roses over and above the around 4000 tonnes transported monthly.

    Emirates SkyCargo carried over 50,000 tonnes of flowers across the world in 2018. A majority of the flowers, over 27,000 tonnes, originated in Kenya. This is estimated to be around 15 percent of the overall flower exports from the nation.

    In January 2019, the carrier uplifted over 2,200 tonnes of flowers from Nairobi. During the same time, Emirates SkyCargo flew over 1,200 tonnes of flowers from Ecuador to Amsterdam.

    Emirates SkyCargo also transports flowers in the belly hold of its passenger aircraft from other markets such as India, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Ethiopia.


  • 08 Feb 2019 2:58 PM | Anonymous

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  • 07 Feb 2019 2:19 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 06 February 2019

    JSC Mobile Heavy Machinery has delivered the first two of six new Konecranes RTG cranes for to Klaipeda Container Terminal. in Lithuania.

    Based in Vilinius, Lithuania, JSC Mobile Heavy Machinery (MHM) is part of the Alwark Group, and involved in the sale, rental and maintenance of new and used port cranes (including STS, RMGs RTGs and mobile harbour cranes). It has recently handled the delivery and hand over of two new RTGs to Klaipeda Container Terminal (KCT), with four more to follow by the autumn of 2019.

    The cranes are 16-wheel machines with Konecranes Active Load Control (ALC) system and an anti-collision system. Mykolas Baciuska general manager of MHM said the cranes are significantly more productive and safer than older cranes at KCT, as well as being easier to operate thanks to the load control system and their vastly a larger cabin, with 60% more glass area.

    They are also much higher, with a height of 21m to stack containers one-over-six, which compared to the existing one-over-four machines increases storage capacity by 50%. The operators are assisted with views from 6 cameras, and the cranes are able to be converted to automated machines in the future.

    KCT CEO Vaidotas Sileika said the new RTGs are welcome addition as KCT grows strongly. In 2018 KCT handled 4.9 mt of cargo, exceeding the previous year’s record by 21%. “All major container lines boosted their volumes generating 371 262 TEU of annual container throughput, which is the best ever result in KCT history. The new RTG’s will increase container storage capacity and will improve container handling efficiency,” Sileika said.

    “Our client Klaipeda Container Terminal (KCT) is very satisfied with the performance of RTG cranes and we are pleased to be the part of this significant investment project in Lithuania,” concluded Mykolas Baciuska from MHM.


  • 06 Feb 2019 10:01 AM | Anonymous

    This notification is for your kind attention from FM member: Trademark Logistics International Pty. Ltd., Australia.

    Mr. Michael Felsinger from Trademark Logistics International Pty. Ltd. informed us that they have moved to a new address.

    Please see their new address as below;

    Address: Unit 4 No 100 Fulton Drive, Derrimut Vic 3030, Melbourne, Australia


  • 05 Feb 2019 10:36 AM | Anonymous

    This notification is for your kind attention from FM member: Merc Logistics (India) Pvt. Ltd, India.

    Mr. Prakash Iyer from Merc Logistics (India) Pvt. Ltd. informed us that they have moved to a new address.

    Please see their new address as below;


    701, Antariksh Building, Makwana Road, Marol, Andheri East, Mumbai-400059, India

    They also stated that all the other personal contact numbers / email addresses will remain same.

  • 05 Feb 2019 9:30 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 04 February 2019

    The Port of Oakland has made truck turn time data available on its web portal.

    The Port of Oakland has respond to calls for greater supply chain visibility by adding harbour trucker turn times to its “Oakland Portal”, port community system.

    The port is posting “transaction times” for truckers at its four container terminals (SSA Marine’s Oakland International Container Terminal, Everport Terminal Services, TraPac, and Matson) on its web portal. The transaction time measures processing time inside the terminal in the most recent 30 minute period, excluding any waiting time outside terminal gates.

    “This is a big step forward on our digital platform,” said Port of Oakland Maritime Director John Driscoll. “It helps take the guesswork out of scheduling for truckers, dispatchers and the owners of cargo that moves through Oakland.”

    The Port said turn times would improve cargo flow by: Signalling to truck drivers or dispatchers if terminals are backed up; Providing cargo owners a better sense of when to expect deliveries; and Highlighting potential bottlenecks at marine terminals.

    The Oakland Portal, which is powered by eModal from Advent Intermodal Solutions and went live last May, aggregates shipping information from every marine terminal in the Oakland Harbour.


  • 01 Feb 2019 4:44 PM | Anonymous

    We are happy to share good news from Freight Systems Express (Wales) Ltd, United Kingdom.

    L-R Richard Smith, Commercial Manager of Freightliner Ltd with Geoff Tomlinson, Managing Director of FSEW

    L-R Richard Smith, Commercial Manager of Freightliner Ltd with Geoff Tomlinson, Managing Director of FSEW and Gethin Worgan FSEW's General Manager

    New contract puts FSEW on track for new business

    Leading international intermodal freight forwarder, FSEW, has signed a key new contract with Freightliner, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W), to secure additional capacity on their regular container rail services.

    FSEW has been working with Freightliner since 2006 offering customers a quick, efficient, environmentally sound freight option. The service has proved so popular over the last 12 years that, as well as increasing its capacity on the Cardiff-Southampton route, FSEW is also able to offer customers rail freight services to Birmingham and Daventry.

    By increasing its rail capacity, FSEW is able to transport freight by rail straight out of Southampton port, into and out of South Wales, providing a more efficient and reliable service.

    This latest agreement will make FSEW Freightliner’s single largest contracted user on the Southampton to Cardiff route, railing, on average, 800 containers a month.

    Geoff Tomlinson, Managing Director of FSEW said: “With the potential delays on the M4 relief road, there is no better time for companies to consider rail freight as an option.
    As a result of this agreement with Freightliner, FSEW is already seeing an increase in business and enquiries as manufacturers and importers experience significant delivery delays with their current transport providers.” 

    “We’ve worked closely with Geoff and FSEW for over a decade and in that time have built up a strong, mutually beneficial working relationship,” said Adam Cunliffe, CCO of G&W’s UK/Europe Region companies. “Hauliers and freight forwarders are increasingly seeing the value of offering their clients a rail alternative, and FSEW and Freightliner have been at the forefront of making that a viable option.”

    FSEW, based at the South Wales International Freightliner Terminal in Cardiff, is South Wales' leading independent intermodal freight forwarder providing transport and delivery services world-wide.

    Congratulations to Freight Systems Express (Wales) Ltd for the exciting development!

  • 31 Jan 2019 9:45 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 30 January 2019

    Capital Liberty Invest, a joint venture between Capital Ship Management and Liberty One, has acquired its first two high specification feeder container vessels which will come under the technical management of Liberty Blue in Leer, Germany.

    As informed, the first of the two sister ships, the 1,878 TEU Ibrahim Dede which was renamed Asterix, was taken over on January 21 in the Port of Piraeus, Greece and subsequently delivered into the charter to an unnamed container operator.

    The takeover of the second vessel, the 1,850 TEU Cafer Dede, is expected at the end of the first quarter of 2018. The Handy containership will be renamed Apostolos II, according to Capital Ship Management.

    The two ships were acquired from Turkey-based Kalkavan Transport for USD 9 million each, VesselsValue’s data shows.

    Both the Asterix and Apostolos II, which were built at the Sedef shipyard in Istanbul in 2008, were retrofitted with ballast water treatment systems in 2018.

    The acquisition of the two vessels, 12 months after the establishment of Capital Liberty Invest, has been preceded by considerations of a number of projects across different shipping segments and inspection of numerous vessels, the company said.

    The JV intends to seek further growth opportunities in the dry bulk and container segment.

    The Capital Group currently operates a fleet of 77 vessels including 49 tankers, 4 Capesize bulk carriers, 20 container carriers and 4 LNG carriers with a total dwt of around 8.22 million tons.


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