• 2018 February 13 13:28

    THE Alliance announces further 2018 network enhancements

    Following the announcement of the 2018 service network in December the members of THE Alliance, Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express, and Yang Ming have worked to refine the product offerings. Several services will see additional enhancements to improve transit times, boost reliability, and deliver more choice to the marketplace. “The fine tuning of the 2018 product package will further strengthen our already robust portfolio and allow THE Alliance members to provide enhanced value tailored to exceed the need of the marketplace” the members said in a statement.

    THE Alliance members are also excited to unveil a further addition to the already extensive network of service offerings. Starting from April 2018, the members will inaugurate a new dedicated service branded as AR1 to provide high speed direct coverage of the Red Sea from China, Korea, Singapore and Malaysia. The service will offer superior transit times and allow customers to efficiently streamline their supply chains.

    Service Updates
    Asia and North Europe
    FE1:
    Kobe – Nagoya – Shimizu – Tokyo – South East Asia Hub – Jeddah – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Southampton – Le Havre – South East Asia Hub - Kobe
    FE2:
    Xingang – Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – Hong Kong – Yantian – South East Asia Hub – Southampton – Le Havre – Hamburg – Rotterdam – Jebel Ali – Hong Kong – Xingang
    FE3:
    Hong Kong – Xiamen – Kaohsiung – Yantian – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Le Havre – London Gateway – South East Asia Hub – Hong Kong
    FE4:
    Pusan – Ningbo – Shanghai – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Southampton – Yantian – Shanghai - Pusan
    FE5:
    Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – South East Asia Hub – Colombo – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Southampton – Jeddah – Colombo – South East Asia Hub – Laem Chabang
    Asia and the Mediterranean
    MD1:
    Qingdao – Pusan – Shangahi – Ningbo – Shekou – South East Asia Hub – Damietta – Barcelona – Valencia – Tangier – Damietta – South East Asia Hub – Hong Kong - Qingdao
    MD2:
    Pusan – Qingdao – Ningbo – Shanghai – Kaohsiung – Shekou – South East Asia Hub – Piraeus – Genoa – La Spezia – Fos – Piraeus – South East Asia Hub – Hong Kong – Pusan
    MD3:
    Pusan – Shanghai – Ningbo – Shekou – South East Asia Hub – Jeddah – Ashdod – Istanbul (Ambarli) – Izmit – Izmir/Aliaga – Mersin – Ashdod – Jeddah – South East Asia Hub – Kaohsiung - Pusan
    Asia and the Middle East / Red Sea
    AGX:
    Pusan – Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – Shekou – South East Asia Hub – Jebel Ali – Jubail – Dammam – Abu Dhabi – Jebel Ali – South East Asia Hub – Ningbo Pusan
    AG2:
    Shanghai – Ningbo – Kaohsiung – Kaohsiung – Xiamen – Shekou – South East Asia Hub – Jebel Ali – Hamad – Umm Qasr – Jebel Ali – South East Asia Hub – Kaohsiung - Shanghai
    AR1:
    Pusan – Shanghai – Ningbo – Shekou – Singapore – Port Kelang – Jeddah – Sokhna – Aqaba – Jeddah – Singapore – Ningbo - Pusan
    Trans Pacific - West Coast:
    PS1:
    Kobe – Nagoya – Tokyo – Sendai – Los Angeles – Oakland – Tokyo – Nagoya – Kobe
    PS2:
    Kobe – Nagoya – Shimizu – Tokyo – Long Beach – Oakland – Tokyo - Kobe
    PS3:
    Nhava Sheva – Pipavav – Colombo – South East Asia Hub – Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Los Angeles – Oakland – Pusan – Shanghai – Ningbo – Shekou – South East Asia Hub – Nhava Sheva
    PS4:
    Hong Kong – Yantian – Kaohsiung – Keelung – Los Angeles – Oakland – Keelung – Kaohsiung – Xiamen – Hong Kong
    PS5:
    Shanghai – Ningbo – Los Angeles – Oakland – Shanghai
    PS6:
    Qingdao – Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – Long Beach – Oakland – Tokyo – Qingdao
    PS7:
    Hong Kong – Yantian – Los Angeles – Oakland – Hong Kong
    PS8:
    Xingang – Qingdao – Shanghai – Pusan – Prince Rupert – Los Angeles – Tacoma – Pusan – Kwangyang – Xingang
    PN1:
    Shanghai – Qingdao – Nagoya – Tokyo – Tacoma – Vancouver – Tokyo – Nagoya – Kobe – Shanghai
    PN2:
    South East Asia Hub – Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Kaohsiung – Yantian – Tacoma – Vancouver – Tokyo – Kobe – Kaohsiung – South East Asia Hub
    PN3:
    Hong Kong – Yantian – Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – Vancouver – Seattle – Pusan – Hong Kong
    Trans Pacific - East Coast (via Panama and Suez)
    EC1:
    Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – Tokyo – (Panama Canal) – Manzanillo – Savannah – Jacksonville – Charleston – Norfolk – Manzanillo – (Panama Canal) – Balboa – Los Angeles – Oakland – Tokyo – Kobe – Ningbo
    EC2:
    Qingdao – Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – (Panama Canal) – Manzanillo – New York – Boston – Wilmington – Savannah – Charleston – Manzanillo – (Panama Canal) – Pusan – Qingdao
    EC3:
    Kaohsiung – Xiamen – Hong Kong – Yantian- Shanghai – (Panama Canal) – Manzanillo – Savannah – Jacksonville – Norfolk – Manzanillo – (Panama Canal) – Balboa – Pusan – Kaohsiung
    EC4:
    Kaohsiung – Hong Kong – Yantian – Cai Mep – South East Asia Hub – (Suez Canal) – New York – Norfolk – Savannah – Charleston – New York – (Suez Canal) – South East Asia Hub – Kaohsiung
    EC5:
    Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – South East Asia Hub – Colombo – (Suez Canal) – Halifax – New York – Savannah – Jacksonville – Norfolk – Halifax – (Suez Canal) – Jebel Ali – South East Asia Hub – Laem Chabang
    Trans-Atlantic
    AL1:
    Rotterdam – Bremerhaven – Antwerp – London Gateway – Norfolk – Philadelphia – New York – Halifax – Rotterdam
    AL2:
    London Gateway – Le Havre – Rotterdam – Bremerhaven – New York- Charleston – Savannah – London Gateway
    AL3:
    Antwerp – Bremerhaven – London Gateway – Charleston – Port Everglades- Houston – Savannah – Norfolk – Antwerp
    AL4:
    London Gateway – Antwerp – Bremerhaven – Le Havre – Veracruz – Altamira – Houston – New Orleans – London Gateway
    AL5:
    Southampton – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Le Havre – Savannah – Cartagena – Long Beach – Oakland – Seattle – Vancouver – Oakland – Long Beach – Balboa – Cartagena – Caucedo – Savannah - Southampton
    AL6:
    Salerno – Livorno – La Spezia – Genoa – Fos – Halifax – New York – Norfolk – Savannah – Salerno
    AL7:
    Barcelona – Valencia – Algeciras – Halifax – New York – Norfolk – Savannah – Valencia – Tarragona – Barcelona




2018 February 18

09:24 Hapag-Lloyd increases rates from Finland, Russia, Baltic States, Sweden, UK to East Asia (incl. Japan)
09:21 Preparing to define the Baltic Sea’s significant marine areas
09:19 Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurates the Fourth Container Terminal of JNPT in Mumbai
09:14 Holland America Line to launch New EXC In-Depth Voyages

2018 February 16

18:06 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from the Indian Subcontinent to North Europe and the Mediterranean
17:54 Future Outlook Forum will take place on 20 March as part of Intermodal Asia 2018
17:36 Global Container Terminals orders 10 more Konecranes RTGs for its terminals in British Columbia
17:09 University of Kent partnership helps the Port of Dover cut queues and boost efficiency
17:06 Port of Oakland reports 2.1 percent increase in export volume in January 2017
16:58 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) up 9.2% to 1.81 million TEUs in January 2018
16:35 Royal Vopak expands Vopak tank terminal (JTT) in the Port of Jakarta - Indonesia
16:05 DP World signs agreement with government of Jammu and Kashmir at World Government Summit
15:53 Murmansk Sea Fishing Port handled 11,600 t of fish in January 2018, up 26.1% Y-o-Y (photo)
15:26 Cargo traffic through NSR in 2017 grew by 36% Y-o-Y to 9.9 mln t
15:25 PPR 5 agrees on the outline of IMO draft guidelines for implementation of the 2020 sulphur limit
15:01 NOVATEK to invest USD 1.5 billion in construction of LNG terminal at Kamchatka
14:37 Rosmorport announces tender for maintenance dredging at Volga-Caspian Canal
14:14 22 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on February 15-16
13:49 TransContainer’s net income in 2017 more than doubled Y-o-Y to RUB 5.42 million
13:25 Nuclear power plant of Vaygach icebreaker breaks Arktika’s record
12:30 Rosmorport appoints Irina Egorova as Chief Accountant of its Vanino Branch (photo)
11:56 BSM and Babcock International Group collaborate on innovative LNG Supply Vessel
11:23 EBRD supports efficient grain logistics in Ukraine
11:00 WFS, Marinvest, IINO, Mitsui, NYK to build four new ocean-going vessels capable of running on methanol
10:28 Research vessel Admiral Vladimirsky leaves Mumbai port, India
10:00 Port of Rotterdam container throughput up 12.3% in 2017
10:00 Brent Crude futures price up 0.51% to $64.66, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.54% to $61.67
09:39 New DNV GL class notations aim to improve stern tube bearing performance
09:34 Bunker prices continue going down at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:15 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,089 points

2018 February 15

18:27 Largest vessel to call at The Port of Philadelphia arrives from the West Coast of South America
18:06 Ampelmann gangway system installed succesfully on the Wagenborg Offshore's Walk to Work vessel
17:06 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from North Europe to China & Far East
16:57 Bunker market in anticipation of upward correction
16:38 Container throughput drives growth in Rotterdam
16:05 Caterpillar Marine announces upgrades to reman models in commercial and yachting applications
15:57 Kont to build 4 cruise terminals in the Leningrad Region
15:24 Number of maritime accidents in North Sea Canal Area down in 2017
15:04 LUKOIL's hydrocarbon production in 2017 up 2.4% Y-o-Y to 2.23 million boe per day
14:39 Peresvet and Oslyabya, ships of RF Navy’s Pacific Fleet, sail in training zone in Sea of Japan
14:16 UN Environment visits IMO
13:43 Jan De Nul to install wind turbine generators in Germany
13:12 Seaborne cargo throughput in Hamburg was stable Y-o-Y at 136.5 million tons
12:25 Railway infrastructure management issues of importance to Lithuania discussed with EU Transport Commissioner
12:01 ClassNK releases new PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) software
11:44 Repair of tanker "President Heydar Aliyev" of Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company completed
11:17 Fuel oil prices are going down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:17 RIKON AS plans to launch manufacturing of mobile cranes in the Port of Riga
10:53 18 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on February 14-15
10:26 Posidonia 2018 to host international unveil of industry titans JV – International Maritime Industries
10:02 Brent Crude futures price up 0.81% to $64.88, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.14% to $61.28
09:40 Sailors of RF Navy’s Caspian Flotilla start training for Sea Cup 2018
09:18 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,095 points

2018 February 14

18:14 Tilbury2 examination process begins
17:51 PortXL selected port related start-ups and scale-ups for 2018
17:25 The Finnish Supreme Court did not grant the leave to appeal on the fairway dues dispute between Finnlines and the Finnish State
17:03 Documentation for maintenance dredging at Kavkaz and Taman ports obtains state environmental approval (photo)
16:44 PTP enforced FAS decision on the appeal of Baltic Sea Tug Agency
16:25 CMA CGM announces PSS from North Europe to Canada East Coast
15:52 Rosmorport target classroom opens at Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping