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...

APL Further Reduces Fleet Carbon Emissions in 2017

May 14, 2018

Singapore-based shipping company APL managed to cut its carbon dioxide emissions per transported container per kilometer by 50.7% in 2017, compared to its base level in 2009. The company said that the achievement marks APL’s eighth consecutive year of improved environmental performance. “We are proud to raise the bar in reducing the carbon footprint of our fleet operations once again. APL’s concerted efforts to improve our environmental efficiency year after year underscore our commitment to a greener and more sustainable maritime industry,” Dennis Yee, APL Global Head for Safety Security and Environment, said.…See Details...

Yang Ming Volume and Revenue Up in Q1, but Suffering Net Loss

May 12, 2018

Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation (Yang Ming) enjoyed a volume growth and revenue growth in first quarter (Q1) 2018, but it suffered a net loss of USD 67 million, the company report said as quoted by hellenicshippingnews. The report that has been approved by the Board Meeting on 11th May said that this shipping line handled as much as 1.22 million TEUs in Q1, up 9% year over year. Its consolidated revenues of Q1 totaled USD 1.07 billion, up 2.58% compared with USD 1.04 billion in revenue from previous year. But, the company’s net loss, after tax, was USD 67 million, said the report.…See Details...

Shipbuilders Expecting Govt's Sustainable Programs in Vessel Procurement

May 08, 2018

Government is expected more seriously help the national shipbuilding industry and to facilitate this one of the nation's potential industry to overcome the obstacles faced by the industry for a very long time. Some contacted indsutry players affirmed to Indonesia Shipping Gazette of some government programs that directly created positive impact to the industry, including procurement of as many as 100 fleets for sea toll program in 2015. …See Details...

Eddy Kurniawan Logam Reelected to Lead IPERINDO

May 04, 2018

Eddy Kurniawan Logam, the CEO of PT Logindo Samudera Makmur, is reelected to be the Chairman of Indonesia Shipbuilding and Offshore Industries Association (Iperindo) for 2018-2022 terms. Three names, Eddy K Logam from PT Logindo Samudera Makmur, Yance Gunawan from PT Dumas Tanjung Perak Shipyard and Askan Naim from PT Krakatau Shipyard became the candidates of the chairman during Iperindo’s Management Board election. The voting of Iperindo’s chairman for next four years term was held in the General Meeting of Members (RUA) of Iperindo on Thursday (5/3/2018).…See Details...