Archive for the ‘Containers’ Category

Diana Containerships sells post panamax contship “Puelo”

Diana Containerships sells post panamax contship “Puelo”
.. Diana Containeships Inc., announces completion of sale of a post-panamax container vessel and delivery to her new owners ATHENS, GREECE, June 29, 2018 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, announced...
June 29th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Container shipping, Containers, Markets, Sales and Purchases | Read More

INTTRA sets record transaction volume

INTTRA sets record transaction volume
Parsippany, NJ, June 14, 2018 – INTTRA, the largest neutral network, software and information provider at the center of the ocean shipping industry, today announced that May 2018 was a record month with more than four million requests for container bookings or shipping instructions processed on its...
June 15th, 2018 | Containers, IT and Communications | Read More

Establishment of the Terminal Industry Committee 4.0 (TIC 4.0)

Establishment of the Terminal Industry Committee 4.0 (TIC 4.0)
Recognizing the need for the container terminal industry to prepare for the 4th industrial revolution and to further advance digitalization, an open group of 15 global private container terminal operators and port equipment manufacturers has recently met in Brussels on 30th May 2018 at FEPORT (The...
June 13th, 2018 | Containers, IT and Communications, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Peel Ports hires 25 staff at Port of Liverpool

Peel Ports hires 25 staff at Port of Liverpool
Jouke Schaap Peel Ports has hired 25 full time staff to work at the Port of Liverpool as part of a local recruitment drive. Ten staff started at the port in May, with additional groups due to start work throughout June and July. All new staff will be employed on a full time and permanent basis, and will...
June 6th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Containers, HR, Ports & Terminals | Read More

‘Brave new world?’ – What industry leaders really think the future holds for container transport

Charles Fenton –   a comprehensive report into the global container transport industry authored by TT Club and McKinsey Coinciding with its 50th anniversary, leading international freight transport insurer TT Club, in conjunction with global management consulting firm McKinsey, have today published...
June 6th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Containers, P and I Clubs | Read More

PEMA publishes health and safety recommendations for RTG and container cranes

PEMA publishes health and safety recommendations for RTG and container cranes
.. The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association has published a report on crane operator health and safety that includes 20 recommendations for crane manufacturers and terminal operators on how to improve RTG and container crane cabin ergonomics and safety. “This paper and its recommendations provide...
June 1st, 2018 | Books, Containers, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

CSSF held its latest meeting in Vancouver, Canada on 17 and 18 May 2018

CSSF held its latest meeting in Vancouver, Canada on 17 and 18 May 2018
Hamburg, 30 May 2018. The Container Ship Safety Forum (CSSF) held its latest members’ meeting with 25 participants in Vancouver, Canada on 17 and 18 May 2018. The meeting was kindly hosted by CSSF member Seaspan Ship Management Ltd. in their premises in Vancouver. Besides CSSF members also three...
May 30th, 2018 | Containers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets | Read More

Best quarter performance ever at Container Terminal St. Petersburg: 168,500 TEUs, a 7.8% container volumes growth

Best quarter performance ever at Container Terminal St. Petersburg: 168,500 TEUs, a 7.8% container volumes growth
… St. Petersburg, Russia based Container Terminal St. Petersburg (CTSP) between January and March of 2018 handled 168,500 TEUs, which represents a 7-percent growth on the same period a year earlier. The quarter results appeared to be the best ever for CTSP in terms of container traffic. This...
May 28th, 2018 | Containers, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Diana Containerships fixes “Pucon” with OOCL on period

Diana Containerships fixes “Pucon” with OOCL on period
.. DIANA CONTAINERSHIPS INC. ANNOUNCES DIRECT CONTINUATION OF TIME CHARTER CONTRACT FOR M/V PUCON WITH OOCL  ATHENS, GREECE, May 25, 2018 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that,...
May 25th, 2018 | Chartering, Containers, Fixtures, Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI’s fall raises many issues amid deteriorating Geopolitics

The BDI’s fall raises many issues amid deteriorating Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 34 points today and now reads 1,239 which is 1,008 points below the end of December 2013 closing; back to square one, unfortunately but expected. The Capes, the most volatile of all sizes id the culprit… Geopolitics might even get worse. As we have...
May 21st, 2018 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Containerization & Intermodal Institute welcomes three new board members

The Containerization & Intermodal Institute welcomes three new board members
l to r: Robert Cannizzaro, Richard Larrabee and Susan Winfree Hamburg Sud’s Robert Cannizzaro, Admiral Richard Larrabee and NYSA’s Susan Winfree Join CII’s Board of Directors (Holmdel, NJ) May 17, 2018 – The Containerization and Intermodal Institute (CII) has announced three...
May 17th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Containers, Person Profiles | Read More

MSC develops a regional hub for container handling at Khalifa Port

MSC develops a regional hub for container handling at Khalifa Port
Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Chief Executive Officer at Abu Dhabi Ports and Diego Aponte, President and CEO of MSC Group, were signatories for both agreements The new container terminal represents one of MSC’s strategic investments and aims to further strengthen the UAE’s position in attracting...
May 7th, 2018 | Containers, Logistics, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Containerships selects Fleetrange

Containerships selects Fleetrange
One of the four new LNG vessel Containerships Nord. copyright Containerships Containerships plc selects Fleetrange for Operational Awareness Finnish logistics company Containerships plc has chosen Fleetrange as the company’s Operational Awareness solution. Fleetrange enables Containerships to easily...
May 3rd, 2018 | Bunkering, Containers, LNG, Logistics, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

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