Yang Ming Upgrades Southeast Asia Service

April 19, 2018

Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. (YM) will deploy two bigger container ships of 2,800TEU in its Southeast Asia Service (SEA service) effective from 20th April 2018 to provide customers with better service. The calling port rotation is Port Kelang​ – Singapore​ – Jakarta​ – Surabaya​ – Panjang​ – Jakarta – Port Kelang with a round voyage of 14 days. In addition to SEA service, YM also provides CTI (China-To-Indonesia) and THI (Taiwan-Hong Kong-Indonesia) services covering China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Shekou to Jakarta, Surabaya and Semarang.​…See Details...

Konecranes Launches New Work Zone Safety Assistance System for Lift Trucks

April 18, 2018

​Konecranes Work Zone is the new addition to Smart Connected Lift Trucks. Work Zone is a suite of location-based services designed to improve the safety of lift truck operations, especially in busy, high-traffic environments. It includes different applications of geofencing. This is a big step for the lift truck industry and shows the future of Smart Connected Lift Trucks. As a part of Work Zone, Konecranes is introducing geofencing, a new safety and yard efficiency product, which uses GPS technology to create virtual fences around real-world areas. These areas can then be used to trigger user defined alerts, this can be information about height limitations, speed limits or other safety matters. The alerts can be displayed on the driver’s display or by SMS or email to chosen recipients.…See Details...

Wan Hai Lines to Launch Indonesia to Singapore / Malaysia Service

April 17, 2018

By introducing this new Indonesia service string, Wan Hai Lines will further strengthen its current service scope among Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia corridor and will enhance Wan Hai Lines’ market coverage to better serve customers’ needs. …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...

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...