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...

APL Introduces China Bangkok Express Service

April 04, 2018

​APL today announced the launch of the China Bangkok Express (CBX) service, a new shortsea service that directly links South China and Thailand each week. Characterised by competitive transit times, the CBX service promises the industry’s fastest connection from Nansha to Bangkok in four days. Also designed to transport special cargo, this service offers reefer and breakbulk solutions to facilitate these shipments.…See Details...

Yang Ming Returns to Profitability in 2017

April 04, 2018

​Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation (Yang Ming) held its 329th Board Meeting on 26th March to approve its 2017 annual financial report. The consolidated revenues of 2017 totaled NTD 131.08 billion (USD 4.4 billion), up 13.59% compared with NTD 115.4 billion (USD 3.88 billion) in revenue from previous year. The company’s net profit, after tax, was NTD 0.32 billion (USD 10.78 million), EPS NTD 0.17. Volumes in 2017 also increased to 4,722 thousand TEUs, up 9 % year over year. Moving into the black, Yang Ming’s annual revenue and profit for 2017 saw significant improvement.…See Details...

Notice of Business Commencement of Ocean Network Express

April 03, 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...

EDII Support Rukindo Online System Implementation

April 03, 2018

PT Electronic Data Interchange Indonesia (EDII) has successfully developed an online system for PT Pengerukan Indonesia (Rukindo). Two subsidiaries of PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II are cooperating in the implementation of online system that includes the procurement of goods and services, e-Office, and data center which was launched on Monday (2/4) at Rukindo Building, Jakarta. President Director of Rukindo, M. Hadi Syafitri Noor, expressed his gratitude to EDII who has succeeded in translating what Rukindo wants into a system. Implemented online system is integrated to facilitate all business processes and services to business owner of the company that includes the work of dredging, reclamation, repair and construction of new vessels that are currently quite tight competition.…See Details...

SeaBird Exploration: Source Work in Asia Pacific region

March 29, 2018

SeaBird Exploration is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to provide a source vessel for an upcoming undershoot project in the Asia Pacific region. The project is anticipated to commence during Q2 and will have a duration of approximately one month. SeaBird will be using the Voyager Explorer for the project.…See Details...

ICHCA Seminar Will Look at New Business Models to Improve Port-Hinterland Connectivity

March 28, 2018

Ultra-large container ships with so-called 'pit-stop calls' and mega-shipping alliances have not only created challenges on the waterside of port operations but also at the port-hinterland interface and for connecting inland logistics. Bigger peak volumes from mega-ships and alliance calls mean many more trucks and barges converging simultaneously on ocean and inland ports plus higher demands on rail terminals and networks. Major ports in Europe, Asia and the USA have all experienced significant landside congestion as a result, increasing safety, security and environmental risks and negatively impacting cargo flow efficiency.…See Details...

ZAJEL Sets Five-Year Strategy, Diversification to E-Commerce

March 27, 2018

​ZAJEL, one of the fastest courier companies in the UAE, has firmed up a five-year strategy to become a major player in the logistics business and expand to e-commerce with own platform and payment gateway, international cargo and global partnerships. “Dubai has already set a milestone in logistics internally and externally and is leading to a new era of e-commerce and online trade in line with fast changing market dynamics to fit in the 10X Initiative of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, that will take Dubai ten years ahead of all nations in the world,” said Mr Thani Abdullah Alzaffin, Director General, emaratech and Board Member of ZAJEL. “The five-year strategy is targeted to discover new markets as well as to sustain ZAJEL’s growth, which recorded 20-25 per cent, by expanding to new businesses such as e-commerce, online trade, international cargo and partnering with global leaders,” he added.…See Details...

The Coop’s 4th Annual Meeting Sets New Attendance Record

March 22, 2018

​173 agents from more than 90 cities and 50 countries came together in the Malaysian capital to attend the 4th Annual Meeting of The Cooperative Logistics Network. Taking place from 10th -12th March 2018, the event saw its largest attendance by far to date. In the words of Antonio Torres, Manager Director of The Cooperative Logistics Network, “With years of experience in the industry, the network continues to expand every year as more and more members attend our annual conference. This year especially, we set a new record, as The Coop’s 4th Annual Meeting recorded its highest attendance ever. The members were thoroughly impressed with the meeting and are sure to return to their respective cities with plenty of new business prospects in hand.”…See Details...

95% of Companies are Yet to Realize The Full Benefits of Digitalization Technologies for Their Supply Chains

March 19, 2018

DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, today launched its latest research report on digitalization in the supply chain. The report reveals that new technologies and solutions are developing at a fast-pace and disrupting industries on multiple fronts, with supply chains struggling to keep up. The global survey of nearly 350 supply chain and operations professionals reveals that 95% of respondents are not fully capitalizing on the potential benefits that physical innovation and information/analytics offer.…See Details...