Importance of Industry Collaboration to Boost Shipping and Trade Investment

​Collaboration, partnership building, and improved communications are key factors to create a success in investment in port and shipping industry. That is a conclusion of a panel discussion of the 3rd Annual The Maritime Standard Ship Finance & Trade Conference, held at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, recently.…See Details...

November 21, 2017

Container Volume Growth to Exceed the Early Year Prediction

After enjoying a 5.8 per cent and 7.4 per cent growth in the first and second quarter 2017, the world container volume continued to grow higher in third quarter, reaching 7.7%, according to a survey by analyst Alphaliner. Analyst predicts the trend will continue to the remaining quarter (Q4). As a result, the analyst has increased its forecast for full year container volume growth to 6.4%, from 6% contracted in the early year prediction.…See Details...

November 21, 2017

Tahun 2019 Pelabuhan Patimban Dapat Beroperasi

Pelabuhan Patimban direncanakan untuk melayani bongkar muat peti kemas sebanyak 7.5 juta TEUS dan kendaraan dengan kapasitas sebanyak 600.000 CBU. Salah satu Proyek Strategis Nasional, yang telah tercantum dalam Peraturan Presiden Nomor 58 Tahun 2017.…See Details...

November 20, 2017

The Netherlands has The Best Port Infrastructure in The World

​The Netherlands has the best port infrastructure in the world, according to the World Economic Forum in ‘The Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017’. It is the sixth consecutive time that Netherlands has taken the top position. In comparison with last year, Singapore remains in second place, Hong Kong takes third place and Belgium is seventh.…See Details...

November 17, 2017

Konecranes Noell RTGs Successfully Delivered to Sabah Port

Four Konecranes Noell RTG cranes were shipped from Konecranes’ Xiamen factory and were successfully delivered to Sapangar Bay Container Port recently. The crane commissioning was completed in line with the port yard infrastructure, which mainly involved the ground busbar system. The crane was handed over in September, 2017.…See Details...

November 16, 2017

Palembang to Accelerate Facilities Repair, Add One More Reach Stacker 

​Port of Palembang will accelerate to repair its facilities and add one more reach stacker (RS) in response to slow productivity in the last several days as one of its rubber mobile gantry crane (RMGC) is not in operation while one container crane (CC) is in lower level performing. Agus Hendryanto, General Manager of Palembang Port, affirmed to Indonesia Shipping Gazette on the slow productivity, but saying the port has provided an optimum service to customers. …See Details...

November 15, 2017

Dry Bulk Charter Rate Up, But BIMCO Says the Market Still Fragile

​Capesize ships have (as of 26 October) been in profitable territory (above $15,300 per day) since 11 August and panamaxes likewise, since 5 September (above $10,200 per day). The handysize segment has, for the first time since April 2014, reached a freight rate level above $9,000 per day, according to BIMCO. BIMCO (Baltic and International Maritime Council) is the largest of the international shipping associations representing shipowners; its membership controls around 65 percent of the world’s tonnage and it has members in more than 120 countries, including managers, brokers and agents.…See Details...

November 07, 2017

What Does Shipping Community Expect from the New Sea Transportation Dirjend?

​The Indonesia shipping community says welcome the new Director General (Dirjend) of Sea Transportation, saying they are ready to cooperate with and will support any programs and policy that he will take in building the country’s shipping industry. However, they also noted some works that he should accomplish as soon as possible. As the report said, the Ministry of Transportation finally appointed Agus H. Purnomo, President Director of PT INKA, as the new director for Sea Transportation, after he joined the top three candidates together with Johnson W. Sutjipto, President Director of PT Arial Niaga Nusantara, and Dwi Budi Sutrisno former Secretary of Directorate General of Sea Transportation Dwi Budi Sutrisno.…See Details...

November 07, 2017

PBM Struggling for Survival

The existing system of giving right to port operator to run stevedoring activities has threatened the existence of stevedoring companies (PBMs). Hence they proposed for new system for their survival. What they are proposing, follow this story.…See Details...

November 06, 2017

Sinergi Pelayaran Swasta Nasional - BUMN Wujudkan Program Tol Laut

Sinergi yang dibangun dengan cara memanfaatan ruang muat pelayaran swasta nasional, sehingga kapal-kapal tol laut tidak perlu mengambil muatan dari pelabuhan origin seperti Tanjung Priok dan Tanjung Perak.…See Details...

November 03, 2017