MV Interasia Progress Calls Biweekly at IPC TPK Panjang

May 17, 2018

​MV Interasia Progress, a 2,700-TEU containership, regularly calls at Panjang Container Terminal (IPC TPK Panjang) biweekly by turns with MV Sendang Mas to cater export-import commodities through Panjang.…See Details...

Key Issues from ASA 27th Annual General Meeting

May 16, 2018

The Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA) held its 27th Annual General Meeting on 15th May 2018 in Hong Kong, China, hosted by the Hong Kong Shipowners Association (HKSOA). Mr Jack Hsu, the 27th ASA President, welcomed delegates of member associations and called members to proactively work together to strengthen existing relationships with key regional and international stakeholders, to promote sustainable international shipping, and to take a leading role in international maritime matters affecting Asian shipowners. Protect Seafarers in Abandonment The 2014 amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006), which entered into force on 18 January 2017, requires that an expeditious and effective financial security system be put in place to ensure that shipowners provide compensation to seafarers and their families in the event of, inter alia, abandonment. In addition, under the 2014 amendments, it is mandatory for ships to carry aboard certificates and other evidence to demonstrate that the financial security system is in place. A study by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) shows that a joint ILO/IMO database recorded 55 cases of seafarer abandonment from 18 January 2017 to 17 January 2018. Condemning these abandonment cases, the ASA SC urges further ratification of the Convention and acceptance and enforcement of the 2014 Amendments as they will assure the protection of seafarers. Comply with 2020 Sulphur Cap…See Details...

Jokowi: This Signals the Indonesia's Positive Trade

May 16, 2018

President Joko Widodo appreciates the routine weekly direct call between Tanjung Priok Port Jakarta (JICT) and USA that is served by bigger and bigger vessels of French shipping line CMA CGM, thanks to the increasing export from Indonesia to USA. …See Details...

HICT Opens In Vietnam Contributing To Economic Growth With First Deepwater Terminal

May 15, 2018

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that its joint venture company Haiphong International Container Terminal Co., Ltd. (General Director: Akira Kurita; headquarters: Haiphong, Vietnam) held an opening ceremony for the new Haiphong International Container Terminal (HICT) at Lach Huyen Port on May 13.…See Details...

IMLOW: Tighten Up Security Aspect in Seaports and Airports

May 15, 2018

​Indonesia Maritime, Logistics and Transportation Watch (IMLOW) stated that the enhancement of security and supervisory aspects against vital objects of national economic activities, such as seaports and airports must be conducted. Secretary-General of IMLOW, Achmad Ridwan Tento explained that the terrorism acttions that happened within 25 hours period in Surabaya, East Java on last Sunday and Monday were worried to disrupt economic activity and investors who were planning to invest in Indonesia.…See Details...

JAI and PetroChina Agree on Piloting Tariff, Other KKKS to Follow

May 15, 2018

The agreement on piloting and tugboat tariff service in the area of special privately terminal of Tanjung Jabung was signed on Monday (5/14/2018) in Jakarta. …See Details...

DKB Holds Ground Breaking of Graving Dock Shipyard in Palembang

May 15, 2018

National shipbuilding company, PT Dok & Perkapalan Kodja Bahari (Persero) has just conducted the ground breaking of semi-dock graving rehabilitation civil works, dock gate and pier construction in its Palembang shipyard area. The CEO of PT Dok & Perkapalan Kodja Bahari (DKB), Wahyu Suparyono said the development of the entire facilities were one of the strategic plans of the company in the utilization of funding allocation taken from the state private placement (PMN) of the revised state revenues and expenditure (APBN-P) in 2015 fiscal year, which was estimated requiring Rp 5.5 billion investment. “The construction of the facilities will be conducted together with local company, PT Gilas Perkasa and is estimated to complete within 90 working days,” Wahyu stated in PT DKB press release on Monday (5/14/2018).…See Details...

New China to Iran Freight Train Beats Ocean Shipping

May 14, 2018

A new freight train service connecting Inner Mongolia to Tehran, Iran's capital, will cut shipping times by over half compared to ocean carrier services, according to China’s state-run news agency Xinhua. The test of the new route started with a train leaving the city of Bayannur in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on May 10, 2018. It will make an 8,352-kilometre journey through Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan before arriving in Tehran 15 days later, shortening transportation time by at least 20 days when compared with ocean shipping options.…See Details...

Hapag-Lloyd CEO has Contract Extended

May 14, 2018

The supervisory board of Hapag-Lloyd has unanimously approved an extension of CEO Rolf Habben Jansen's contract for a further five years until March 31, 2024. Jansen was appointed member of the Hapag-Lloyd Executive Board in April 2014 and has been CEO since July 2014. Additionally, in the wake of a reorganization of Hapag-Lloyd’s Executive Board in March, management changes have been made in Asia and the Middle East. Beginning April 1, Lars Christiansen assumed the position of Senior Managing Director of Region Asia, in Singapore. Christiansen replaced Joachim Schlotfeldt, who was appointed Chief Personnel and Global Procurement Officer on the Executive Board. Dheeraj Bhatia has been appointed Christiansen’s successor in this position as Senior Managing Director Region Middle East.…See Details...

APL Further Reduces Fleet Carbon Emissions in 2017

May 14, 2018

Singapore-based shipping company APL managed to cut its carbon dioxide emissions per transported container per kilometer by 50.7% in 2017, compared to its base level in 2009. The company said that the achievement marks APL’s eighth consecutive year of improved environmental performance. “We are proud to raise the bar in reducing the carbon footprint of our fleet operations once again. APL’s concerted efforts to improve our environmental efficiency year after year underscore our commitment to a greener and more sustainable maritime industry,” Dennis Yee, APL Global Head for Safety Security and Environment, said.…See Details...