Archive for the ‘Containers’ Category

A Capers Market with …whatever this entails…

A Capers Market with …whatever this entails…
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained earlier on today another 24 points and now stands at 1,330 – all thanks to the Capers who clinched  121 points keeping the market “buoyant”… The geopolitics as mentioned in previous...
April 25th, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

50 years Container Ships in the Port of Hamburg – How the Steel Box revolutionized Global Trade

50 years Container Ships in the Port of Hamburg – How the Steel Box revolutionized Global Trade
Port of Hamburg Here is another video straight out of the Port of Hamburg!  50 Years of Container in the Port of Hamburg – How the Steel Box revolutionized Global Trade In 1968 the first container ship entered the Port of Hamburg. Back then nobody would have guessed that these rustic steel boxes...
April 17th, 2018 | Containers, Film Industry, Markets, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Capers’ “surge” lifts BDI@993 amid the coming Armageddon…

Capers’ “surge” lifts BDI@993 amid the coming Armageddon…
John Faraclas – picture credits by Georgina Lazaridis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 14 points since yesterday, thanks to the as ever volatile Capers and is an iota away from the 1,000 point threshold; the geopolitical situation might create a situation of no return. John Faraclas’ daily market...
April 12th, 2018 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

EGA and Abu Dhabi Ports open dedicated container freight station at Khalifa Port

EGA and Abu Dhabi Ports open dedicated container freight station at Khalifa Port
… New container freight station will improve logistics efficiency and environmental performance by reducing truck movements in KIZAD by over 290,000 kilometres per year United Arab Emirates: Emirates Global Aluminium, the largest industrial company in the United Arab Emirates outside oil and gas,...
April 3rd, 2018 | Containers, Logistics, Ports & Terminals | Read More

“K” Line: Notice of Investment Payment Completion and Service Commencement for New J/V in the Container Shipping Business

“K” Line: Notice of Investment Payment Completion and Service Commencement for New J/V in the Container Shipping Business
.. Notice of Investment Payment Completion and Service Commencement Commencement for New J/V in the Container Shipping Business for New J/V in the Container Shipping Business April 2, 2018 Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. Eizo Murakami, President & CEO Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. Junichiro Ikeda, President...
April 3rd, 2018 | Containers, Liner Shipping and Trade | Read More

The BDI@1,126 amid worsening Geopolitics

The BDI@1,126 amid worsening Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained four vital points earlier on today thanks to the Capes mini surge. Geopolitics have already rocked the boat. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The BDI gained four points but in general remains grounded. The Capers’ BCI was up 40 points at 1,197… Losses...
March 26th, 2018 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Markets, Military, News, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Reports, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The mini freeze from the east …cools the Markets further

The mini freeze from the east …cools the Markets further
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended the day at 1,147 points – down seven since yesterday and 58 since last week’s closing of 1,201 points! Geopolitics in the coming hours, days and months might cause irreversible situations to the detriment of all, all over Planet Ocean. John Faraclas’...
March 16th, 2018 | Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Giant Container Ship docks in the Port of Hamburg

Giant Container Ship docks in the Port of Hamburg
The “CMA CGM  Antoine de Saint Exupéry” berthed  in the Burchadkai Terminal in Hamburg Biggest Container Ship entered the Port of Hamburg Following the last video on the 14th of March on “Virtual Reality in the Port of Hamburg: 360°-Video of the Rethe Bridge” – another...
March 16th, 2018 | Containers, Film Industry, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Falling BDI@1,192 as Capers dive again…

Falling BDI@1,192 as Capers dive again…
John Faraclas Both Dry and Wet markets look unsustainable no matter how optimists we stand and no matter what sort of projections many believe they have; the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost nine points and going under the 1,200 threshold posses dangers… CAUTION as the geopolitical situation – for which...
March 12th, 2018 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,201 with Planet Ocean on fire…

The BDI@1,201 with Planet Ocean on fire…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) on a daily basis gained four points since yesterday – thanks to the Panamaxes, but on a weekly one there was a minimal loss of six points from last Friday the 2nd of March when it stood at 1,207! Geopolitics continue to be perplexed in all fronts; is that...
March 9th, 2018 | Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
05-Mar-2018 TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF LANDING STEPS Hong Kong INTERRUPTION OF WATER SUPPLY AT PORT Port Klang, Malaysia 70 STRAY CARGO CONTAINER POSE THREAT TO MARINERS North Carolina, United States Temporary closure of landing steps Monday, March 5, 2018, Hong Kong Landing steps No.1 & 2 of Central Pier...
March 5th, 2018 | Canals, Containers, Inland Waterways, Maritime Accidents, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Diana Containerships sells two Panamax Container Vessels

Diana Containerships sells two Panamax Container Vessels
Diana Containerships Inc. Announces the Sale of Two Panamax Container Vessels ATHENS, GREECE, March 1, 2018 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that it has signed, through two separate...
March 1st, 2018 | Containers, Markets, Sales and Purchases | Read More

Evergreen launches New Electronic Documentation Function in Partnership with Bolero International

Evergreen launches New Electronic Documentation Function in Partnership with Bolero International
An Evergreen containership Evergreen Line introduces paperless Bill of Lading (B/L) and dispatch documentation via its ShipmentLink digital portal, enhancing connectivity for exporters and importers with banks, insurers, regulators, customs and port authorities. Evergreen is the first container carrier...
March 1st, 2018 | Containers, IT and Communications, Liner Shipping and Trade, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Evergreen charters twelve 11,000 TEU containerships

Evergreen charters twelve 11,000 TEU containerships
Evergreen Marine Corp. (EMC) entered into an agreement with Shoei Kisen Kaisha today to charter twelve 11,000 TEU class containerships. The charter parties were signed by EMC Chairman Mr. Anchor Chang (left) and President of Shoei Kisen Kaisha Mr. Yukito Higaki (right). February 12, 2018 – Evergreen...
February 12th, 2018 | Chartering, Containers, Markets | Read More

Worst of US truck driver shortage problem ‘still to come’, says iContainers

Worst of US truck driver shortage problem ‘still to come’, says iContainers
Barcelona, 12 February, 2018 – Online freight forwarder iContainers says that the ongoing truck driver shortage problem plaguing the US at the moment is still to intensify. The problem, worsened by an overactive hurricane season which affected trucking in the Gulf region and high demand from the festive...
February 12th, 2018 | Containers, Land Trasnport, Logistics | Read More

Container traffic at Container Terminal St. Petersburg rises 15% to 643,700 TEUs

Container traffic at Container Terminal St. Petersburg rises 15% to 643,700 TEUs
… In January-December 2017, Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg CJSC (CTSP, a company of UCL Holding) handled 643,700 TEUs, which is 15.4% more than in 2016, which is the highest volume of containers ever handled by CTSP. In 2017, CTSP retained its leading position among container terminals of...
February 7th, 2018 | Container shipping, Containers, Logistics, Markets, Ports & Terminals | Read More

BDI dives further

BDI dives further
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 39 points  since yesterday and now stands at 1,114 points sending warnings …”shots” all around… The Wets too on a downfall mode and Geopolitics must question our patience as things escalate and WWIII might engulf us all very soon...
February 1st, 2018 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Oil Industry, Religion, Reports, Shipping Indices | Read More

Scotline order’s another new build in Holland

Scotline order’s another new build in Holland
The Scot Leader Scotline LTD are pleased to announce the signing of a contract with Royal Bodewes Group BV in Holland to build one 4785 DWAT Bodewes Trader with the option of a second sister vessel. The vessel to be named MV Scot Carrier will have a length of 89.98 meters and a beam of 15.20 meter and...
February 1st, 2018 | Containers, Markets, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Samskip takes 360 view of sustainability

Samskip takes 360 view of sustainability
… The principle of sustainability influences every aspect of business at multimodal operator Samskip.  Earlier this year, international transport and shipping company Samskip unveiled an online CO2 carbon footprint calculator to help shippers quantify the impact using multimodal transport could...
January 31st, 2018 | Containers, Logistics | Read More

New container yard from GAC’s joint venture with Hemas commences operations

New container yard from GAC’s joint venture with Hemas commences operations
Spectra Logistics‘ container yard in operation. Sri Lanka, 30 January 2018 – GAC Logistics Sri Lanka and Hemas Transportation have opened a new 30,000m² container yard with a capacity of 6,000 TEUs at their joint integrated logistics facility in the Muthurajawela Industrial Zone, Wattala. It...
January 30th, 2018 | Containers, Logistics, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The BDI is 1,090 points below from December 2013 level of 2,247…

The BDI is 1,090 points below from December 2013 level of 2,247…
John Faraclas Despite the ups and downs, the hopes and worries, the expectations and projections and all that jazz, the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) remains stuck in levels which prove our worries of yet another period of discontent…  Today the BDI gained 28 points and now stands at 1,157, thanks to the...
January 23rd, 2018 | Banking, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, News, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Brazil’s Terminal de Contêineres de Paranaguá Achieves Record Productivity of 31 Moves Per Hour Following Navis N4 Implementation

Brazil’s Terminal de Contêineres de Paranaguá Achieves Record Productivity of 31 Moves Per Hour Following Navis N4 Implementation
Use of N4 TOS Critical to Helping Achieve Greater Efficiency Needed to Support Growing Capacity Expected at the Terminal by 2020  Oakland, CA—January 22, 2018—Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation and provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency...
January 22nd, 2018 | Containers, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana Containerships announces sale of two post-panamax containerships

Diana Containerships announces sale of two post-panamax containerships
ATHENS, GREECE, January 22, 2018 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell the m/v March and the m/v Great, each a 2004 built containership...
January 22nd, 2018 | Company Profiles, Containers, Markets, Sales and Purchases | Read More

Is BDI’s fall here to stay..?

Is BDI’s fall here to stay..?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) continued its downfall as did Geopolitics and things are getting more than sour every single hour; we are living in interesting times. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: With minus 25 points the BDI now stands at 1,139 thanks to the as ever volatile and enigmatic...
January 18th, 2018 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  09-Jan-2018 REBATE FOR CONTAINER SHIPS Suez Canal, Egypt VLCCS ROUTING THROUGH CANAL Suez Canal, Egypt DRY BULK VESSELS COMING FROM EAST & SOUTH AUSTRALIA Suez Canal, Egypt DRY BULK VESSELS COMING FROM SOUTH AFRICA Suez Canal, Egypt BUNKERING AT PORT DISCONTINUED Trieste, Italy Rebate...
January 9th, 2018 | Bunkering, Canals, Containers, Inland Waterways, Ports & Terminals | Read More