Synchronet Marine Helps Customers With One-Click Sourcing For Interchanges

August 14, 2018

​SynchroNet Marine has just announced a new service option for existing customers, which provides immediate access to available interchange opportunities. The new outbound email communications program, sent directly to current customers, highlights opportunities for maritime container interchanges, with the option to provide specific quantities and / or precise locations for interchanges. This unique service enhancement reduces the need to sift through large quantities of emails, to field a multitude of telephone calls or to respond to fax inquiries when looking for interchange opportunities, whether on the supply or demand side of the interchange.…See Details...

Meyer Implements Cadmatic Software For Finnish And German Shipyards

August 14, 2018

​Meyer is boosting and harmonizing the outfitting design and construction of its cruise vessels by taking CADMATIC software into expanded use at its shipyards in Finland and introducing it in Germany. Meyer has acquired CADMATIC’s design and information management software for all three its shipyards: in Papenburg and Rostock in Germany, as well as in Turku, Finland. The goal of the investment is to shorten lead-times in design and construction, improve the quality of design, and harmonize the company’s ways of working across the shipyards and its subcontractors. …See Details...

Hapag-Lloyd Half Year Results: EUR 88.7 Million EBIT in a Challenging Market

August 13, 2018

Hapag-Lloyd has concluded the first half of the year 2018 with earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of EUR 425.2 million. This is EUR 61.4 million higher compared to the EBITDA of the first six months of 2017 (EUR 363.8 million). The earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) stood at EUR 88.7 million after six months and therefore close to the level of the first half of the year 2017 (EUR 90.7 million). The group net result amounted to EUR -100.9 million, which is EUR 58.2 million below the 2017 half year result (EUR -42.7 million). These developments are mainly driven by the ongoing intense competition as well as higher operational costs, partly compensated by synergies coming from the business combination with United Arab Shipping Company Ltd (UASC).…See Details...

Container Shipping Firms Focus on Asset Optimisation Amid High Fuel Prices, Trade Disruption

August 13, 2018

Asset quality, size and diversification will determine the success of shipping companies in the next 18 months as higher costs, tighter environmental rules and worsening global trade relations risk offsetting buoyant demand and capacity reductions. ­­ Only container- shipping companies with the biggest fleets and most efficient vessels are likely to turn a profit this year and meet longer-term challenges, says Scope Ratings in a short report. Container shipping is a capital-intensive business. A .P. Møller-Mærsk, the industry leader, spends around USD 1bn a year on new ships. When owners have little control over cargo rates, and differentiating one freight service from another is difficult, industry returns depend on asset optimisation – ensuring ships are always at sea and fully loaded. …See Details...

The Role of Asean’s Ports in China’s Belt and Road

August 09, 2018

​China’s investments in deep-sea ports in Myanmar and Cambodia will provide critical links in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), but there are also concerns that they could give China undue economic leverage in the region. On the Bay of Bengal in Myanmar, Chinese state-owned firms have been given the green light to construct a $7.3 billion deep-water port and a $2.7 billion industrial area in a special economic zone which would be 70 per cent owned by China and 30 per cent owned by Myanmar. However, if the costs of Myanmar’s share prove too much to bear there are concerns it could fall into a debt trap, as happened with Sri Lanka, which late last year handed over control of its Hambantota port to China. …See Details...

Pelindo II Bantu Pemasangan Listrik untuk 2000 Keluara Miskin di Bogor

August 09, 2018

Pelabuhan Indonesia II /IPC mendukung program pemasangan listrik gratis bagi keluarga tidak mampu yang tersebar di beberapa wilayah di Indonesia. Untuk itu Pelindo II ambil bagian dalam penandatangan kerjasama Program Penyambungan Listrik melalui Sinergi BUMN untuk Masyarakat Tidak Mampu tahun 2018. Program ini diinisiasi Kementerian BUMN. …See Details...

FKA segera Inventarisasi Regulasi Macet & Tarif Kadaluwarsa di Priok

August 08, 2018

Forum Komunikasi Asosiasi (FKA) di Pelabuhan Tanjung Priok segera meningkatkan perannya sebagai wadah asosiasi dalam membahas berbagai masalah terkait kegiatan di Pelabuhan Tanjung Priok. Sekretaris FKA Budi Wiyono kemarin mengatakan tahap awal ini FKA segera melakukan inventarisasi masalah di pelabuhan. "Misalnya tarif layanan jasa apa saja yang sudah kadaluwarsa mau pun berbagai ketentuan pemerintah yang tidak jalan di pelabuhan", ujarnya.…See Details...

Aptrindo Sambut Baik adanya Prioritas dalam Penertiban ODOL

August 06, 2018

​Asosiasi Pengusaha Truk Indonesia (Aptrindo) menyambut baik penerapan prioritas dalam penertiban kendaraan angkautan barang yang melanggar Over Dimensi, Over Load (ODOL). "Dangan demikian penertiban untuk sementara ini hanya dilakukan pada kendaraan baik ukuran mau pun muatan yang sudah melebihi toleransi," kata Ketum DPP Aptrindo, Gemilang Tarigan. Bincang dengan Indonesia Shipping Gazette di kantornya, Senin (6/8/2018), Taraigan mengatakan prioritas itu disepakati oleh Dirjen Perhubungan Darat, Kemenhub Budi Setijadi, bersama Aptrindo, Organda, Asosiasi Karoseri(Askarindo), Asosiasi Pengemudi Truk Indonesia dan PT Gaya Makmur Mobil (produsen mobil truk FAW), Sabtu (4/8/2018).…See Details...

16 Types of Container Units and Designs for Shipping Cargo

August 06, 2018

Container units form the most integral part of the entire shipping industry, trade, and transport. These shipping containers are the structures that store various kinds of products that need to be shipped from one part of the world to another. Moving containers protect contents on the long journeys they make and ensure they make it back to you in one piece. As such, depending on the type of products to be shipped or the special services needed from them, container units may vary in dimension, structure, materials, construction etc. various types of shipping containers are being used today to meet requirements of all kinds of cargo shipping. Some of the most common types of shipping containers in use today are mentioned below.…See Details...

PETRONAS delivers first LNG cargo to Hokkaido Electric Power Company

August 06, 2018

​PETRONAS through its subsidiary, Malaysia LNG Sdn Bhd (MLNG) delivered its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo to Japan's Hokkaido Electric Power Co., Inc. (Hokkaido Electric) on August 1st, 2018. This delivery marks the beginning of MLNG's supply to Hokkaido Electric via a 10-year Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) signed on 2 March 2017.…See Details...