• 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 June 25

18:06 VARD orders seawater cooling for newbuild cable layer
17:34 ABP Humber Estuary Services (HES) purchased new £600,000 survey vessel
17:06 Q-Flex vessel sets delivery benchmark in Turkey
16:28 Awilco LNG posts vessel and contract update
16:22 Zhatai Shipyard to be provided with RUB 4.1 billion of budget investments in 2019–2021
15:59 Maersk introduces Maersk Spot, a new fully online product that simplifies the buying process for customers
15:15 NCSP Group announced decisions made at annual general shareholders' meeting
14:51 IMO: committed to implementation
14:20 ABP King’s Lynn investment attracts new construction industry customer
13:37 MAN B&W dual-fuel engines pass half-million hour milestone
12:59 ECSA celebrates the Day of the Seafarer
12:47 Bunker market sees mixed price movements at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:58 Fuel technologies in the spotlight at ABS Hellenic Technical Committee
11:39 Dickson obtains status of international port
10:58 MEYER WERFT hands over Spirit of Discovery to the British cruise line Saga Cruises
10:42 Concordia Damen ships 18 hulls from Shanghai to Rotterdam
10:24 Gender equality is the theme of Day of the Seafarer 2019
10:03 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.81% to $63.66, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.88% to $57.39
09:46 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, June 25
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,258 points

2019 June 24

18:05 Training Montenegro to combat oil spills
17:50 Four cruise ships visit the Port of Riga at the same time
17:27 Finnish Government proposes supplementary appropriation of EUR 40 million for basic infrastructure management
17:05 Austal delivers third guardian class patrol boat to the Australian Department of Defence
16:47 Incat Crowther announces contract to design a 65m catamaran passenger ferry
16:46 Construction and operation of dual-fuel ships has low economic efficiency – USC President
16:45 Maersk Drilling completes sale of jack-up Mærsk Giant
16:24 USC set to build floating electricity-generating facilities running on LNG supplied by bunkering ships
16:03 Van Oord and Mammoet enter into cooperation with scale-up Verton
15:45 United Shipbuilding Corporation to launch the first LNG-powered ferry for Ust-Luga – Baltijsk line in late July
15:30 United Shipbuilding Corporation establishes USC-Propulsion and USC-Interior subdivisions
15:03 MOL signs deal on a long-term charter contract to utilize "MOL FSRU Challenger" for Hong Kong Offshore LNG Terminal Project
14:42 New USC Vice-President, Civil Shipbuilding, to get into office on 10 July 2019
14:21 USC expects its Astrakhan cluster to build 12 river-sea class ships per year
14:03 Yang Ming announces new China-Thailand direct service
13:37 Port of Rotterdam Authority to collaborate with four new companies
13:25 Igor Vasilyev appointed as Acting General Director of FTI Rostransmodernizatsiya
13:02 ARIES gained ABS Certification: Middle East 1 st Remote Inspection Techniques specialist
12:20 BC Ferries releases year-end results
12:10 Keel laid for the first of Damen’s revolutionary new FCS 7011 Crew Change
11:56 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 15,377 in RF spot market
11:29 FESCO to launch new container train to China via Far East overland route
10:58 Southern Center of Shipbuilding and Ship Repair acquired property of Krasniye Barrikady plant
10:35 Satti floating drilling unit owned by Kazmortransflot delivered to Azerbaijan
10:13 Throughput of Chinese ports grew by 4.1% to 5.5 billion tonnes in Jan-May’2019
09:53 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning June, 24
09:52 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.4% to $64.71, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.68% to $57.82
09:34 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 7.7% to 7.55 million TEUs in Jan-May’2019
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,239 points

2019 June 23

16:29 INPEX submits revised plan of development for Abadi LNG Project
15:13 Oceanwide Expeditions: Hondius sister ship m/v Janssonius ordered for 2021
14:19 CMA CGM announces FAK rates on Asia - Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka service
13:46 Coast Guard rescues five from capsized boat in Chesapeake Bay
12:43 Danske Commodities signs 20-year PPA with Hywind Scotland wind farm
10:29 TMC sets up office to support Chinese yards

2019 June 22

15:24 AAPA selects Christopher Connor as its new CEO
12:37 TMC contracted by VARD to supply marine compressors for Viking Cruises' vessels
11:23 ABS to class first ‘tri-fueled’ vessel for Harvey Gulf
10:13 Port of Oakland steps up as ships carry bigger loads than ever
10:05 Coast Guard responds to barge aground in Naknek, Alaska