• 2020 January 24 18:07

    Port of Hamburg not expecting reduction in container throughput caused by liner service changes announced by Ocean Alliance and Maersk

    From April, the Ocean Alliance NEU 5 service handled by EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg – CTH is being transferred to Antwerp, the company said in its release. This service will be run by the Ocean Alliance Partner, CMA CGM as FAL 3 with an approximate annual volume of 150,000 TEU. Going forward, according to CMA CGM, the entire container volume carried until now to and from Hamburg by this service will be handled by the five Ocean Alliance liner services continuing to call in Hamburg. These are the full-container services NEU 2, NEU 3, NEU 4, NEU 6 and NEU 7. “In the course of optimizing annual planning, the resulting transfer of one of the six services creates no overall problem either for the shippers or the Port of Hamburg. The container cargo will continue to be handled in its entirety by these services in Hamburg,” stated Axel Mattern, Joint CEO of Port of Hamburg Marketing. “In the shipping industry such liner service adjustments are absolutely normal when the shipping alliances develop new products and present no cause for concern. Hamburg is not losing any cargo because of it,” added Mattern.
     
    The liner shipping partners in the Ocean Alliance are CMA CGM, Cosco Shipping, Evergreen and OOCL. For CMA CGM, one of the biggest Port of Hamburg customers in container transport with a total of 15 full-container and feeder services, the transfer of the FAL 3 service is a decision taken by the Alliance partners to optimize ships’ voyages within the context of its global service network. CMA CGM shipping line also points out that the container cargo handled until now by this service in Hamburg will be distributed among the other five Asia-Europe services continuing to call Hamburg. A shortfall in container cargo is not to be expected. With the ‘Ocean Alliance Day 4’ product starting in April, transport capacities and voyage times will even be improved for the global customers.
     
    MAERSK, the Danish shipping line, has also reported a change to its sailing schedule: The ME 1 service that until now has weekly served India via Dubai and Saudi-Arabia with the German ports: Hamburg, Bremerhaven and Wilhelmshaven will, as of February, temporarily not be calling Hamburg. In customer information issued by MAERSK line, it is pointed out that container cargo previously carried on ME 1 can continue to be seamlessly handled on MAERSK’s AE 7 service to and from Hamburg. “We assume that with Hamburg served by the AE 7 service, the majority of containers from the ME 1 service will continue to be handled in Hamburg after the fairway adjustment. The 12 mega-containerships deployed in the AE 7 service with a capacity of between 16,500 and 19,500 TEU offer the necessary transport capacity,” explained Ingo Egloff, who is Axel Mattern’s Joint CEO at Port of Hamburg Marketing. After suspending the ME 1 service, MAERSK will be calling Hamburg with a total of five container-liner services.




2020 February 22

13:41 CSBA study finds U.S. dredging industry a critical component of national security
11:39 USCG Cutter Legare returns home after interdicting over 3,300 pounds of drugs
10:47 Ray Fitzgerald to rejoin Crowley as COO

2020 February 21

18:12 Digitization of KN: paper is no longer used in the operation of Klaipėda LNG terminal
17:48 NIBULON Shipyard is about to launch second non-self-propelled open type vessel
17:17 CMA CGM announces Emergency Space Surcharge from North Europe, Scandinavia & Poland to West Med, East Med, Adriatic & North Africa
16:59 New roll trailers put into operation at Bronka port
16:04 AS Tallink Grupp’s wholly-owned subsidiary AS Hansatee Cargo merged with Group’s wholly-owned subsidiary AS Tallink
15:25 Russia's Main Department of State Expertise approved adjusted design documentation under Nord Stream 2 project
15:02 OCEAN Industries orders MAN Propulsion Packages for Royal Canadian Navy tugs
14:13 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Coronis with Koch and cancellation of the sale of a Capesize dry bulk vessel
13:01 COSCO SHIPPING Lines provides water and rail transport services
12:40 Wärtsilä LPG Fuel Supply System the first ever to undergo engine testing
12:12 ABS to class world’s largest B-Tank VLECs by Jiangnan
11:30 Coronavirus disease 2019 – IMO urges no unnecessary delays to ships
11:09 World’s first LPG-retrofit order exercises option for four additional engines
10:44 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Feb 21
10:43 Biofouling demands collective, urgent and ‘proactive’ approach, stresses Bellona
10:09 Cod farming set for rebound as savvy investors rush to back Norcod
09:55 Bunker prices are slightly down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia
09:43 GTT acquires Icelandic company Marorka, an expert in Smart Shipping
09:35 BlueWater Reporting closely monitoring blanked sailings amid coronavirus outbreak
09:34 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.73% to $58.88, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.61% to $53.55
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 480 points

2020 February 20

18:27 SMOOTH PORTS Partners met and discussed in Livorno
18:07 UNIIQ invests in Tetrahedron’s innovative crane for next-gen wind turbines
17:52 RF Navy’s Admiral Kasatonov frigate left for Barents Sea to continue testing
17:30 Evergreen issues notice for reefer cargo to Shanghai、Ningbo and Xingang, China
17:17 Tersan Shipyard (Turkey) delivers lead crab catching and processing ship of Project ST184
17:00 West Africa Container Terminal to commence Phase 2 upgrade
16:53 Port of Rotterdam increases sales of LNG and VLSFO
16:53 Indonesia hosts new national workshop on maritime security risk
16:29 UN agencies collaborate to promote seafarers’ rights treaty
16:04 INOK TM and Admiral Makarov SUMIS sign agreement on cooperation
15:38 Rosmorport reports on its icebreaker support in Russian seaports as of February 17, 2020
15:11 Rosmorport changes tariffs for services offered at the seaport of Kaliningrad
14:47 BIMCO joins Japan to regulate carbon intensity of existing ships
14:25 ESPO published its Position Paper on European Green Deal objectives in ports
14:02 CHIMBUSCO starts to supply China-produced low sulphur bunker oil to international ships
13:43 Top-level speakers announced for Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology 2020 in London
13:20 Throughput of Russia’s river ports fell by 11.6%, from 143.1 million tonnes in 2010 to 126.5 million tonnes in 2019
13:01 BC Ferries names and christens the first two Island Class ferries
12:46 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:31 National Marine Dredging Company and Royal IHC launch TSHD GHASHA
12:08 Port of Baku and Tamiz Shahar cooperate on environmental issues
11:48 Hapag-Lloyd improves operating result by more than 80 percent in 2019
11:41 Port of Gdynia widens its internal entrance to 140 m
11:15 CMA CGM announces PSS for exports from East Russia
10:52 Russian Maritime Register of Shipping introduces new scheme of oil and gas equipment approval
10:24 Main contractor Damen and more than a hundred companies contribute to Combat Support Ship
10:24 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Feb 20
09:53 Ships of RF Navy’s Baltic Fleet left for Atlantic to perform combat training tasks
09:35 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.32% to $59.31, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.45% to $53.73
09:14 Baltic Dry Index is up to 465 points

2020 February 19

18:37 Eni launches hull for Coral Sul FLNG in offshore Mozambique
18:06 Port of Rotterdam aims to become the most sustainable biorefinery in Europe
17:52 NOVATEK’s 2019 profit grew 5.3 times YoY to RUB 865.5 billion
17:31 Royal IHC launches TSHD GHASHA for National Marine Dredging Company
17:28 Wärtsilä and Carnival achieve real-time data exchange between ship and port
17:06 Jan De Nul finishes deepening works in the Port of Maputo