• 04 Jul 2014 9:27 AM | Anonymous
    Original news was published on 2 July, 2014

    Nantong port five-month container volume up 17pc to 267,900 TEU
    THE Port of Nantong in eastern China's Jiangsu province posted a 17.1 per cent year-on-year increase in container volume to 267,900 TEU in the first five months of the year, reports Xinhua.

    The port's container throughput increased 30 per cent year on year and 8.3 per cent month on month to 67,500 TEU in May, another record high after April.

    Overall cargo volume in the month went up 11.5 per cent year on year and 5.9 per cent month on month to 18.67 million tonnes.

    From January to May, its overall cargo throughput climbed 10.5 per cent year on year to 88.32 million tonnes.

    Rebuilt in 1956, it was the first modern port designed and developed after the founding of the People's Republic of China and serves as the headquarters for the People's Liberation Army Navy's South Sea Fleet.

  • 03 Jul 2014 2:09 PM | Anonymous

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  • 03 Jul 2014 8:17 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 2 July, 2014

    1.55-million-ton capacity plant at ExxonMobil’s Baytown complex

    Bechtel and Linde have been awarded a contract to design and build an ethylene plant in Texas for ExxonMobil. The plant will be built just east of Houston at the ExxonMobil Baytown Complex.

    At a capacity of 1.55 million tons of ethylene per year, the new facility will be one of the world’s largest ethylene plants, Bechtel said in a statement. Construction will begin immediately, with design and procurement of key equipment already under way.

    Linde is responsible for engineering, procurement and services during pre-commissioning and commissioning of the new facility. Bechtel is responsible for the construction of the facility and related procurement.

    In 2011, Bechtel and Linde formed an alliance to provide design-build services for ethylene cracker facilities in North America. The pair in 2002 built a petrochemicals complex in the United Arab Emirates.

  • 02 Jul 2014 8:35 AM | Anonymous
    Original news was published on 1 July, 2014

    Vestas will supply a total of 450 megawatts worth of turbines for two EDF Renewable Energy projects in the U.S.

    The first order from EDF was for 75 turbines at the Slate Creek Wind Project in Kansas and the second for 150 turbines for the Roosevelt Wind Project in New Mexico. The orders are part of a supply agreement for 1,174 megawatts signed with EDF in September 2013.

    “Slate Creek will be our first V110-2.0 MW project with EDF RE, and Roosevelt will be the largest wind park in New Mexico,” Chris Brown, president of Vestas’ sales and service division in the U.S. and Canada, said.

    The nacelles, blades and towers for both projects will be manufactured at Vestas’ factories in Colorado.

    Delivery of the 150-megawatt Slate Creek project will take place in the third quarter of 2015 with commissioning expected in the fourth quarter of the same year. Delivery of the 300-megawatt Roosevelt project is scheduled for the second quarter of 2015 with commissioning expected by the end of the year.


  • 01 Jul 2014 8:27 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 30 June, 2014

    Total will drill the first test wells for shale gas in Dybvad, Denmark.Frederikshavn City Council issued the permit after more than three years of research and studies conducted by Total E&P Denmark and state-owned Nordsøfonden.

    Two licenses were originally granted to the companies by the Danish Ministry of Climate and Energy in June 2010. The licenses start with a six-year period to explore the subsoil for shale gas. Construction on the first well will begin at the end of the summer, Total said in a statement.

    However, the permit limits exploration to conventional wells, meaning no hydraulic fracturing. A separate environmental impact study and permit would be required to use the unconventional method, which has raised concerns from environmental groups.

    Production of shale gas in Denmark could possibly start around 2020.

    Denmark’s years of energy independence are coming to an end. According to Danish Energy Agency figures, Denmark can remain energy independent for only about 10 more years. And it is not the only European country eyeing unconventional resources as a way to lessen reliance on imports from both Russia and the U.S. The UK, Spain, Poland and Romania are also considering this option.

  • 30 Jun 2014 8:36 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 29 June, 2014

    NYK IS to take delivery of the first of 10 vessels of 5,370 TEU, the Wide Alpha, built by Hanjin's Subic Bay yard, Philippines assigned to the Asia-ECSA joint service from PIL, K Line, NYK and HMM. The vessel was chartered by NYK in January for a period of eight to 10 months along with sister ship the Wide Bravo for deployment on the same service to replace conventional over-panamax ships of 4,538 TEU.

    The Wide Alpha is owned by US private equity firm Oaktree Capital and managed by Germany freight line Rickmers Reederei and Schulte Group since contract in May 2013.

    These ships are fitted with 650 reefer plugs (up to 20 per cent of the ship'seffective TEU capacity), making them interesting candidates for reefer-heavy trades, especially those related to ANZ and to some Latin America trades.

    They can move at 21.5 knots, propelled by a fully electronically-controlled slow speed engine of 28,260 kW designed by MAN-B&W (model G80ME-C9 in six-cylinder version), allowing the ships to optimise fuel oil consumption while slow steaming.

    This new model burns four to five per cent less fuel than the best common engines currently in service, thanks to this unusual stroke-to-bore ratio, the ultra-long stroke design.


  • 30 Jun 2014 8:34 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 29 June, 2014

    Hamburg Süd christened its new container ship “Cap San Raphael” at Hamburg
    On Friday, June 27, Hamburg Süd christened its new container ship “Cap San Raphael” in the presence of 700 guests at the Burchardkai Terminal in the Port of Hamburg. The ship’s Sponsor is Ingeborg Schäuble, former Chair of the German Welthungerhilfe and wife of the German Finance Minister, Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble.

    Other participants in the ceremony included Dr. h. c. August Oetker, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Oetker Group, and Hamburg Senator for Economic Affairs, Frank Horch.The “Cap San Raphael” is one of six new container ships built for Hamburg Süd by the Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries in Ulsan.

    She is currently – like her sister ships – deployed in the liner service between Europe and the East Coast of South America. The newbuilds in the Cap San class, with their nominal slot capacity of 9,600 TEU are the biggest ships in the shipping group.With 2,100 reefer slots, they have the largest reefer capacity worldwide and highlights Hamburg Süd‘s capacity in one of its core competences: transportation of refrigerated goods.


  • 28 Jun 2014 2:27 PM | Anonymous
    Original news was published on 27 June, 2014

    Damco opens first warehouse and container freight station in Myanmar
    THIRD-party logistics provider Damco has started operations at its first warehouse and container freight station (CFS) in Myanmar, a 4,000-square-metre facility that is C-TPAT compliant and near Yangon's ports and industry.

    The CFS will serve import/export activities for fast moving consumer goods, consumer electronics, apparels, components, machinery and project cargo, a company statement said.

    "After acquiring an operating license in 2013 and opening a new office in Yangon, we strengthened our position in Myanmar," said managing director of the Thailand, Malaysia and Myanmar cluster, Kiattichai Pitpreecha.

    "This state-of-the-art, international standard CFS facility enables us to provide superior service to our customers through direct control and management of the entire operation and service delivery process."


  • 28 Jun 2014 2:25 PM | Anonymous
    Original news was published on 27 June, 2014

    Acco Foreign Shipping has handled the transport of a transformer from the U.S. to Escuintla, Guatemala.

    The shipment consisted of 12 pieces with measurements ranging from  118 tons to 219 cubic meters, GPLN said in a statement on behalf of its Miami, Fla.-based member. The main unit of the transformer weighed 78 tons and measured 6 meters long, 4 meters wide and 4.5 meters high.The remaining cargoes weighed from 1 to 3 tons each.

    Due to the weight and size of the main unit, Acco chartered a vessel to carry the breakbulk cargo from the Port of Long Beach in California to Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala. The accessories were transferred to an export packer specialist near the port and packed in heavy-lift closed crates, which took about two weeks. The transformer arrived several weeks after the crates were ready for shipping.

    By the time the transformer arrived to the port, the induced vessel was already berthed waiting for its arrival to start the loading process. Loading took only four hours, and by noon, the breakbulk carrier was ready to sail toward Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala.

    The transit time was eleven days and when the captain was tendering the notice of readiness to Puerto Quetzal’s Authorities, he was asked to move to an anchorage area as vessels were loading with sugar for export. After a four-day delay, Puerto Quetzal authorities gave a window to unload the cargo. The unloading began at midnight and took only three hours.

    The 11 crates were stored in the import warehouses adjacent to the dockside and the main unit was unloaded from the vessel onto a 13-axle lowboy and left in the yard for customs clearance. Finally, Acco delivered the transformer and its accessories to the jobsite.


  • 27 Jun 2014 8:51 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 26 June, 2014

    GERMANY's Hapag-Lloyd and Japan's Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) are to restructure their joint services on Europe-West Africa trade following Israel's Zim departure from both services.

    The carriers will merge the weekly North Europe to West Africa loop (WAX/ARN) with their fortnightly Med-West Africa loop (WMX/ARS) into a single weekly service, starting the end of June.

    The merged loop will reduce its capacity from 3,700 TEU a week to 2,500 TEU and add a UK call of London-Gateway while Lome and Cotonou will no longer be served, said Alphaliner.

    The service will turn in six weeks using six ships of 2,500 TEU of which five are already deployed on the carriers' joint North Europe-West Africa service.

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