• 2019 May 19 13:32

    Hapag-Lloyd to restructure its Service Portfolio to/from Caribbean, Central America and SAWC

    Hapag-Lloyd in continued efforts to provide high quality of services, optimize and further strengthen its products, and review cooperations, informs its clients about the upcoming restructuring of Service Portfolio, effective as from June 2019:

    The Central America - North Europe Service – SW3 Service will terminate beginning of June 2019. The last southbound sailing will be M/V “CMA CGM Fort St Georges” Voyage 9323S starting at Rotterdam, Netherlands on June 6, 2019. The last northbound sailing will be M/V “CMA CGM Fort St Georges” Voyage 9323N starting at Puerto Barrios, Guatemala on June 28, 2019.

    The North Europe - West Coast Express – EWX Service will terminate end of June 2019. The last southbound sailing will be the M/V “MSC Gayane” Voyage 926A starting at Rotterdam, Netherlands on June 25, 2019. The last northbound sailing will be the M/V “MSC Shreya B” Voyage 926R starting at San Antonio, Chile on June 28, 2019.

    The South America West Coast - North Europe Express – SWX Service will be enhanced by an additional southbound call at Caucedo, Dominican Republic and we will switch the port in Central Chile from Valparaiso to San Antonio. The first southbound sailing with this changed pro-forma schedule will be M/V “Valparaiso Express” Voyage 9123S starting at Rotterdam, Netherlands on June 4, 2019. The corresponding northbound sailing will be M/V “Valparaiso Express“ Voyage 9123N starting at San Antonio, Chile on July 10, 2019.

    The cargoes from/to Central America (Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Belize, Guatemala and Costa Rica) and Caribbean (Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and other Caribbean Islands) which we have been serving sofar by SW3, partly already in transshipment, will be accepted on our SWX Service with further transshipment at Caucedo, Dominican Republic and/or Cartagena, Colombia.

    Hapag-Lloyd will strengthen this product even further by deploying the fifth own operated vessel M/V “Santos Express” which was designed and built for the requirements of this sub-trade, i.e. Reefer and Special Cargoes.

    Enhanced SWX Service as of June 2019

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Also commencing early June 2019, we will offer a new product between North Europe and South America West Coast including South of Chile – SW2 Service with transit times and connections in the Caribbean competitive to other services. Furthermore we will offer a weekly sailing northbound from Santa Marta, Colombia which will strengthen our position to better serve our reefer customers in particular.

    New SW2 Service as of June 2019

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The first southbound sailing will be M/V “Lexa Maersk” Voyage 923S starting at Antwerp, Belgium on June 6, 2019. The first northbound sailing will be M/V “Luna Maersk” Voyage 923N at San Antonio, Chile on June 9, 2019.

    At this stage there are no changes to the Caribbean - Express Service – CES.
    The Mediterranean - South America West Coast – MSW Service will terminate beginning of June 2019. The last southbound sailing will be M/V “Celina Star” Voyage 367MGW starting at Livorno, Italy on June 2, 2019. The last northbound sailing will be M/V “Celina Star” Voyage 367MGE starting at San Antonio, Chile on July 6, 2019.
    We will strengthen further our own Atlantic Services, i.e. Mediterranean - Pacific Express Service – MPS and Mediterranean - Gulf Express Service – MGX with a transshipment operation at Cartagena, Colombia and a new, own and dedicated Hapag-Lloyd South America West Coast Feeder – FSW commencing operation beginning of July 2019.
    We will offer competitive transit times northbound also for our reefer customers. Therefore we will enhance the MPS Service as follows:

    Enhanced MPS Service as of June 2019 (eastbound only)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The eastbound port call of Caucedo, Dominican Republic will be removed and added to the restructured MGX Service (see below). The first effective eastbound sailing will be M/V “Oakland Express” Voyage 10E27 starting at Vancouver, Canada on June 28, 2019 and arriving at Cartagena, Colombia on July 20, 2019.

    The cargoes ex Mediterranean for destinations at Central America, Caribbean and South America West Coast will be accommodated on M/V “Düsseldorf Express” Voyage 18W24 starting at Livorno, Italy on June 13, 2019 and arriving at Cartagena, Colombia on July 5, 2019.
    The cargoes ex South America West Coast for destinations in the Mediterranean will be connecting at Cartagena, Colombia with M/V “Rotterdam Express” Voyage 18E28 on July 27, 2019.

    Enhanced MGX Service as of June 2019

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Hapag-Lloyd will add westbound port calls at Cartagena, Colombia and Kingston, Jamaica to serve and connect cargoes from the Mediterranean to South America West Coast, Central America and the Caribbean.
    The port of call at Caucedo, Dominican Republic will change from westbound to eastbound and replaces the connection today offered by the MPS Service.
    Miami will no longer be covered by the MGX but served by the direct call on our AL6 Service.

    In the Mediterranean, we will add a call at the port of Algeciras, Spain for import and connecting cargoes to other sub-trades. This change is designed to serve all Spanish import customers with attractive transit times for reefer cargoes ex South America West Coast.

    The first sailing with the enhanced schedule will be M/V “Venetiko” 15W24 / 15E27 departing from Livorno, Italy on June 12, 2019 and arriving at Cartagena, Colombia on June 30, 2019.

    With these changes, Hapag-Lloyd will maintain two departures from the Mediterranean to destinations in the Caribbean, Central America and West Coast South America.

    The new Hapag-Lloyd owned and dedicated Feeder “FSW”

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Hapag-Lloyd's first Feeder South America Westcoast (FSW) southbound sailing will depart from Cartagena, Colombia on July 5, 2019 and connect with M/V “Düsseldorf Express” Voyage 18W24 of our MPS Service respectively M/V “Venetiko” Voyage 15W24 of the MGX Service for final destinations Buenaventura (Colombia), Paita (Peru) and Guayaquil (Ecuador).

    The first sailing northbound will commence at Paita, Peru on July 11, 2019 arriving at Cartagena, Colombia on July 19, 2019 to connect to M/V “Oakland Express” Voyage 10E27 bound for Mediterranean and other destinations.




2019 September 17

19:06 Rosmorrechflot’s shipbuilding order for coming six years foresees construction of 147 vessels
18:29 Lead chemical carrier of Project 00216М named PortNews after our agency
18:05 MPC Capital and ZEABORN strengthen HARPER PETERSEN by combining their shipbroking activities
17:24 MOL issues integrated 'MOL Report 2019'
16:35 Eagle Bulk Shipping takes delivery of M/V Sydney Eagle
16:02 CMA CGM and TFG launch Rhine valley rail to German hinterland
15:30 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from North Europe to New Zealand
15:02 Sembcorp Marine’s Brazilian shipyard completes Petrobras P-68 FPSO
14:56 CMA CGM strengthens its intra-European and Mediterranean offer with the launch of the Black Sea Marmara Morocco service
14:10 Hapag-Lloyd announces General Rate Increase for Trans-Pacific eastbound
13:10 Zadar Cruise Port is Port of the Year 2019
12:10 Port of Oakland refrigerated exports jump 20 percent in past year
11:51 Combined Task Force Commanders discussed their shared aims and goals in tackling the threat of piracy
11:34 Lars Thrane makes its Iridium Certus® debut with the LT-4200 maritime satcom system
11:22 Belfast Harbour reveals ambitious growth plans
11:00 Marine cargo market characterised by “accelerating change” as underwriters take action to address continuing unprofitability, says IUMI
10:34 Safety at Sea and BIMCO publish cyber security white paper
10:27 ABS and Keppel partner in developing the first two new build Drilling Rigs with Smart Notations
09:43 Greenland research vessel picks MAN hybrid propulsion package
09:32 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.87% to $68.42, Light Sweet Crude – down 1.24% to $61.89
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is down to 2,311 points
08:56 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Sept 17

2019 September 16

18:04 Ports draw $5B investment, 12K jobs to Georgia
17:59 GOGL increases investment in Singapore Marine
17:50 Pella launched first serial trawler of Project 03095, Castor
17:25 Tenders on pilot projects for stevedoring company concessions in Olvia and Kherson ports officially announced
17:04 Vestdavit equips Norwegian Coast Guard’s next generation for Polar boat launch and recovery
16:29 USCG halts 2 illegal charters near Miami, Fort Lauderdale
16:04 Royal Caribbean to welcome first Quantum Ultra Class ship to North America
15:27 Boluda Towage Spain manoeuvres world’s largest container ship in port of Algeciras
15:04 Cargill and Maersk Tankers join forces in the Medium Range segment
14:10 Zvezda shipyard hosts keel-laying ceremony for third Aframax tanker for Rosnefteflot
13:39 Jotun transforms turnaround times for storage tanks with a new TankFast solution
13:16 North Sea Port starts testing more reliable lockage planning for scheduled services in the Terneuzen lock
12:42 Meyer Turku is moving the delivery of Costa Smeralda to November
12:18 AEC welcomes Guggenheim Partners Investment Management as Arctic Partner
11:55 Professional emergency response team of Kontur SPb LLC recommended to be certified for emergency response to oil spills
11:21 Workshop on ISPS Code for Designated Authority and Port Facility Security Officers held in Ghana
10:53 IMO continues work to promote ratification of international treaty covering wreck removal
10:29 GESAMP celebrates fifty years of service in ocean science
10:04 Busan Port Authority and Adani Ports & SEZ conclude MOU
09:50 Brent Crude futures price is up 9.96% to $66.22, Light Sweet Crude – up 8.61% to $59.52
09:32 Gazprom supports 3rd Conference “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia” as its General Sponsor
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is down to 2,312 points
09:08 Nyborg becomes 30th port to join the Cruise Baltic network
08:44 ECSA, INTERFERRY, EUDA and CLIA Europe welcome report on the evaluation of the Energy Taxation Directive
08:35 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, Sept 16
08:00 Live webcast of NEVA 2019 zero-day conference begins at 10 am, September 16, on PortNews website

2019 September 15

15:47 M/V "SARA” refused access to the Paris MoU region
14:26 USCG assisted capsized USFSP sail students in St. Petersburg, Florida
12:02 World’s largest wind turbine blade test stand built by Siemens Gamesa
11:21 IMCA to introduce CPD scheme for diving supervisors
10:51 L3Harris Technologies delivers new advanced autonomous vehicle capability to UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

2019 September 14

15:29 Coast Guard reopens Houston Ship Channel after protest demonstration
13:39 Crondall Energy partners with Pharis Energy on innovative Pilot Field development
12:08 Prysmian's new cable-laying vessel Leonardo da Vinci scheduled for delivery in 2Q 2021
10:32 Woodside invests in emerging technology for seismic data acquisition

2019 September 13

18:06 Sture terminal situation normalised
17:47 Malaysia encourages gender diversity in the maritime industry
17:24 Multipurpose ship of Project MPSV12, Kalas, successfully completed sea trials