Hyundai Merchant Marine Confirms Plans to Order Eco-Friendly 20 Mega-Vessels

April 11, 2018

Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) embarks on ordering new eco-friendly mega containerships. After Korean government’s ‘5 Year Plan for Rebuilding Korean Shipping’ announcement, HMM - as Korea’s national flagship carrier-is now getting into its stride to gain global competitiveness through ordering eco-friendly & highly efficient mega containerships. First, HMM plans to order of total twenty mega-vessels; twelve above 20,000 TEU and eight 14,000 TEU vessels which are considered to deploy in the Asia-North Europe and US East coast trades respectively.…See Details...

Video: ONE Launches First Container Ship- ONE MINATO

April 06, 2018

Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “ONE”) is pleased to announce the commencement of container shipping businesses on Apr 1, 2018. ONE is the result of an integration of the container operations of three Japanese shipping carriers, namely, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd ("K" Line), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd (MOL), and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK). The company seeks to meet customers’ needs by providing high-quality, competitive container shipping services with the consolidation and enhancement of the three companies’ global network and service structures.…See Details...

Hamburg Süd Teams up to Cut Port Emissions

April 05, 2018

German carrier Hamburg Süd and Swedish home appliance company Electrolux are teaming up to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions in ports. Hamburg Süd and its Swedish customer Electrolux are teaming up to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions in ports. During its layovers in Manzanillo (Mexico), Callao (Peru), Iquique and Puerto Angamos (Chile) between March 11th and 24th, the "Santa Catarina" (7,114 TEU) voluntarily used cleaner marine gas oil (MGO) instead of standard heavy fuel oil (HFO) to operate its auxiliary engines and boilers. Both of these must be running in port to supply the ship with electricity and heat. Hamburg Süd and Electrolux already carried out a fuel upgrade in the past, thereby making a contribution to environmental and health protection. Due to the significantly lower sulfur content of MGO, the sulfur dioxide emissions for the Electrolux cargo in question will decrease by over 95 percent. The project is being financed by both companies. While Electrolux is bearing the additional costs for the MGO, Hamburg Süd is assuming the extra operative expenses related to planning and switching fuels.…See Details...

COSCO Shipping’s Takeover Of OOCL To Complete By End-June: Vice Chairman

April 04, 2018

COSCO Shipping’s planned acquisition of Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) is on track to be completed by the end of June, the company’s vice chairman Huang Xiaowen said on Tuesday. COSCO is still answering questions from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States on the deal, and is also awaiting a number of domestic approvals, Huang told a press conference in Shanghai. …See Details...

DKB Intensively Builds Synergy for State Shipbuilder Reputation

April 04, 2018

One of Indonesia’s leading state owned shipbuilder, PT. Dok dan Perkapalan Kodja Bahari (DKB), is intensively building synergy with other stakeholders in a bid to build up its reputation, socialize its role in the country’s maritime sector, build up competitiveness, and to support its internal performance improvement. Relating to the mission and target, recently, on March 28, PT. DKB President Director Wahyu Suparyono became a speaker at Army Staff Command School (Seskoad), briefing as many as 267 Army’s middle officer (lieutenant colonel and colonel) on its mission and target. …See Details...

Fire Off Balikpapan Kills Two Fishermen

April 04, 2018

On Saturday, a fire broke out near the bulker Ever Judger at Balikpapan Bay, Indonesia. Two individuals - believed to be fishermen - were killed, and one of the Judger's crewmembers suffered burn injuries. All 20 members of the Judger's crew were successfully evacuated. Indonesian authorities reported that the fire broke out during a burn-off operation intended to clean up a fuel oil spill. The fire has since been extinguished, but remnants of the spill remain. The source of the oil has not been determined. …See Details...

Investment in ONE Container Shipping Alliance Complete

April 03, 2018

​The Japanese container shipping alliance Ocean Network Express (ONE) commenced operation on April 1, and the alliance members have now completed their investment payments The total investment made by Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) was $3 billion with K Line contributing 31 percent, MOL contributing 31 percent and NYK contributing 38 percent.…See Details...

Building Synergy to Synchronize Business Challenge and Opportunity

April 02, 2018

Coming to establishment year and toward its vision to digital port, PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II/IPC continuously builds synergy with all port users and stakeholders. Some meetings to build synergy and to socialize some programs, including the programs in realizing the digital port have been conducted.…See Details...

Sinokor, Heung-A to Unify Liner Shipping Services in Asia

April 02, 2018

South Korea’s mid-sized liners Sinokor Merchant Marine Co. and Heung-A Shipping Co. agreed to merge their container shipping services by next year to rationalize operations ahead of joining up with bigger Hyundai Merchant Marine. The two companies would sign the deal on April 3, according to the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries and the Korea Shipowners’ Association on Wednesday. The Korea Shipping Partnership (KSP), an alliance of 14 liner operators, was launched last August under state sponsorship to restore Korea’s maritime status following the collapse of Hanjin Shipping, which had been Korea’s flag sea carrier and the world’s seventh largest shipping line…See Details...

Hapag-Lloyd Triples its Operating Result in 2017

March 30, 2018

The German-based container shipping company also recorded a positive group net result of around $39 million (€32 million). Based on the audited figures, earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) increased significantly to $1.3 billion (EUR 1.055 billion) (2016: $748 million (€607 million)). Transport volume increased significantly by 29% to 9.8 million TEU (2016: 7.6 million TEU), driven by the merger with United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) and a healthy underlying organic volum…See Details...