CMA CGM deploys new container tracking solution

June 22, 2018

​French container transportation and shipping firm CMA CGM has decided to deploy its innovative solution for containers tracking at a larger scale. The company announced the commercialization of TRAXENS by CMA CGM and plans to make it available to all its customers. The connected device solution is a product of the group’s investment in French start-up TRAXENS. CMA CGM has led several tests of the solution.…See Details...

ONE Takes Delivery of New Containership the “ONE STORK”

June 18, 2018

The vessel, ONE STORK, has as its capacity 18row x 11tier in hold, and 20row x 9tier on deck. She employs a hull form that allows improved cargo-loading efficiency achieved by minimized engine-room space. Moreover, the vessel applies the duel system in its main engine which is capable to choose two other output ranges (high and low) that allows flexible operation and improved fuel-consumption rate, resulting in a significant reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.…See Details...

APL Strengthening Indonesia – Southern China Connectivity

June 18, 2018

APL's new CS8 is poised to provide direct access from the key Chinese markets of Shanghai, Ningbo and Shekou to Indonesia’s largest port cities of Jakarta and Surabaya.…See Details...

MSC COOPERATES WITH ALGERIAN AUTHORITIES FOR CONTAINER INSPECTION

June 11, 2018

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. confirms that it is cooperating with Algerian authorities regarding the inspection of a single MSC container at the port of Oran, the company press release said. The container was subject to all the usual customs checking procedures on its journey from the port of Santos, Brazil, via transshipment at the port of Valencia, Spain, prior to its arrival in Algeria on 3 June.…See Details...

IKT Cooperates with World-Class Ro-Ro Operator Wallenius Wilhemsen

June 10, 2018

IKT manages to sign MoU with Wallenius Wilhemsen Solution in dealing with the development and operation of vehicle processing facility service center (VPC), Equipment Processing Center (EPC) and Logistics services…See Details...

ICON Opens Jakarta-Palembang Service

May 22, 2018

Indonesia Container Line (ICON) opens new service of Jakarta - Palembang, to add its domestic market in containerized trade. Its first call at IPC TPK (IPC Container Terminal) Palembang taking place on Monday, May 21, was served by ICON Perdana, a 202 TEUS containership. On her first call, ICON Perdana loaded and unloaded as many as 93 TEUS and 22 TEUS containeried cargoes, respectively. …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...

Hapag-Lloyd CEO has Contract Extended

May 14, 2018

The supervisory board of Hapag-Lloyd has unanimously approved an extension of CEO Rolf Habben Jansen's contract for a further five years until March 31, 2024. Jansen was appointed member of the Hapag-Lloyd Executive Board in April 2014 and has been CEO since July 2014. Additionally, in the wake of a reorganization of Hapag-Lloyd’s Executive Board in March, management changes have been made in Asia and the Middle East. Beginning April 1, Lars Christiansen assumed the position of Senior Managing Director of Region Asia, in Singapore. Christiansen replaced Joachim Schlotfeldt, who was appointed Chief Personnel and Global Procurement Officer on the Executive Board. Dheeraj Bhatia has been appointed Christiansen’s successor in this position as Senior Managing Director Region Middle East.…See Details...