INTTRA Adds Salam Pacific Indonesia Lines to its Carrier Network

May 17, 2018

​INTTRA, the largest neutral network, software and information provider at the center of the ocean shipping industry, today announced an expansion of its rapidly growing carrier network with the addition of Salam Pacific Indonesia Lines (SPIL), its first carrier in Indonesia. The addition of SPIL represents a trend by regional carriers who are joining INTTRA to gain a competitive advantage in their service regions. SPIL provides services to all Indonesian routes, with 32 offices strategically located across the Indonesian archipelago. SPIL will offer its customers a range of services through INTTRA’s network, including booking requests, shipping instructions, Track and Trace, and Ocean Schedules.…See Details...

Nominations Now Open for The Maritime Standard Awards

May 17, 2018

Nominations are now open for The Maritime Standard Awards 2018, which will take place at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai on Monday, October 15th. The event will be a glittering, high quality occasion with key decision makers from across the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent in attendance. …See Details...

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...

OOCL Honored with HKAEE Gold Standing and Recognized for Outstanding Green Leadership

May 14, 2018

​OOCL has received the 2017 Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (HKAEE) Gold Award in the Transport and Logistics Sector category at a ceremony held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 4 May, 2018. Recognized by the community as one of the most prestigious and reputable environmental award schemes in Hong Kong, the HKAEE encourages businesses and organizations to embrace green management and innovation with the opportunity to benchmark their environmental performance and commitments towards best practices within their sectors.…See Details...