Archive for the ‘Logistics’ Category

TT Talk – ‘That weighs eight tonnes, it will never move!’

TT Talk – ‘That weighs eight tonnes, it will never move!’
Date: 10/06/2013 Source: TT Talk 175 – International research has demonstrated that there is little awareness of the international guidelines for packing cargo. The TT Club’s claims statistics demonstrate that there is poor awareness of what good practice is in relation to packing cargo. As...
June 10th, 2013 | Logistics, Regulatory | Read More

Orbita zooms into quay crane OCR market

Orbita zooms into quay crane OCR market
New CraneOCR system uses advanced technology to automatically identify freight containers while in motion during vessel loading and unloading operations 10.06.2013, Valencia, SPAIN – Process control and artificial vision technology specialist Orbita Ingenieria has launched a new optical character recognition...
June 10th, 2013 | Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The Reefer Summer Party

The Reefer Summer Party
Now then, what a great event at one of the world’s most prominent and historic Maritime venues!  No marquees , no parasols just the historic ship on the dry-dock! Over fifteen* international companies from all fronts and sectors of the reefer fraternity – those who keep us …cool and happy 365/6...
June 7th, 2013 | Events, Logistics | Read More

Port equipment and technology providers line up the launches at TOC Europe 2013

Port equipment and technology providers line up the launches at TOC Europe 2013
A host of new products and services are due to be unveiled at the world’s largest and longest-running exhibition for port handling equipment and technology London, 06.06.2013 – The quest for greater productivity in maritime ports and terminals is on as ever-larger vessels enter global and regional...
June 6th, 2013 | Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals | Read More

GAC pushes further into the Arctic with Polar Logistics Group

GAC pushes further into the Arctic with Polar Logistics Group
23 May 2013 – Bergen, Norway – GAC Norway AS and Polar Logistics Group ApS (POLOG) have formed a strategic partnership to further strengthen GAC’s network within the Arctic Circle.  The move is the latest stage in the company’s Arctic strategy to better serve the region by...
May 23rd, 2013 | Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Jamaica’s Logistics Hub plans: “Failure is not an option”

Jamaica’s Logistics Hub plans: “Failure is not an option”
When it comes to its long-ranging and dynamic plans to develop as an international logistics centre, failure is not an option for Jamaica, according to the country’s Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce. Addressing the Jamaica Parliament as his contribution to the 2013/2014 Sectoral Debate...
May 21st, 2013 | Logistics | Read More

Cargotec wins EUR 22 million order for 900-tonne MacGregor AHC subsea crane from South Korea

Cargotec wins EUR 22 million order for 900-tonne MacGregor AHC subsea crane from South Korea
Cargotec’s MacGregor has received EUR 22 million order to deliver a 900-tonne active heave-compensated (AHC) MacGregor subsea crane to the South Korean shipyard, Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd. The crane will be installed on a 150m multi-purpose offshore construction vessel (MOCV) ordered by Sealion...
May 18th, 2013 | Logistics, Marine Equipment, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Investors keen to back Jamaica’s “platinium opportunity”

Investors keen to back Jamaica’s “platinium opportunity”
International investors are expressing serious interest in Jamaica’s plans to develop as a world-class logistics hub with potentially millions of dollars being lined up to back the Government’s proposals. Jamaica Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, the Hon Anthony Hylton, said: “With...
May 17th, 2013 | Logistics, Ports & Terminals | Read More

U-FREIGHT on the move in Rotterdam

U-FREIGHT on the move in Rotterdam
U-Ocean, the oceanfreight forwarding brand of leading global freight and logistics provider the U-Freight Group (UFL), is on the move in The Netherlands, with U-Ocean Rotterdam relocating to a new office/warehouse facility. The new station is based at: Dotterbloemstraat 25; 3053 JV Rotterdam; The Netherlands....
May 14th, 2013 | Logistics | Read More

Greencarrier Freight Services acquires Trana Spedition

Greencarrier Freight Services acquires Trana Spedition
Greencarrier Freight Services Sweden will today acquire all shares in Trana Spedition. Based just outside Borås, Sweden, Trana’s road transport solutions to and from Finland makes it a great addition to the Greencarrier organization. “Trana Spedition is an outstanding and well-managed company, ”...
May 2nd, 2013 | Logistics | Read More

New daily European groupage service from DSV Road

New daily European groupage service from DSV Road
DSV daily pallet service 1 May 2013 sees the introduction of DSV Daily Pallet, a new, high-quality service offering daily pick-up and departure with on-time delivery of palletised groupage shipments between 35 and 3, 500 kg to and from anywhere in Europe. DSV Daily Pallet is the result of a comprehensive...
May 1st, 2013 | Logistics | Read More

Samskip supports EC proposal on container weight

Samskip supports EC proposal on container weight
Samskip Multimodal supports the European Commission‘s proposal to revise the “Maximum Authorized Vehicle Weight” article to allow maximum combined transport laden weights of up to 44 tonnes to move using 45ft containers. April 15th the European Commission proposed revising Directive 96/53...
April 17th, 2013 | European Union, Logistics, Regulatory | Read More

Boris Johnson tours Jebel Ali Port…

Boris Johnson tours Jebel Ali Port…
H.E. Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman, DP World gives The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, a bronze model dhow during his visit to Jebel Ali Port Boris Johnson tours Jebel Ali Port and sees what’s in store for London DP World Chairman says Jebel Ali’s successful model is being replicated at...
April 16th, 2013 | Logistics, News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

CORY provides solution for weighty transport problem

CORY provides solution for weighty transport problem
Loading arm transportation International logistics expert Cory Logistics solved a weighty problem when it transported four 36 tonne, 20m long loading arms and ancillary equipment from UK fishing town Whitstable in Kent to Antwerp, Belgium, bound for Indonesia. Cory provided a 100 ton mobile crane in...
April 11th, 2013 | Fisheries, LNG, Logistics | Read More

Phase IV extension completes GAC Samudera Logistics’ Cikarang Distribution Centre

Phase IV extension completes GAC Samudera Logistics’ Cikarang Distribution Centre
 Jakarta, Indonesia – An additional 15, 000 square metres has been added to the PT GAC Samudera Logistics (GSL) warehouse and distribution centre in Lippo Cikarang, further boosting the company’s standing as one of Indonesia’s largest third-party logistics (3PL) providers. PT GAC Samudera,...
April 11th, 2013 | Logistics, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Indian Government Delegation Visits MOL

Indian  Government Delegation Visits MOL
Koichi Muto Indian  Government Delegation Visits MOL – Confirms MOL’s intentions to  strengthen operations in India – TOKYO—Mitsui  O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that a  nine-member delegation from the government of India, headed by Milind Murli ...
April 10th, 2013 | Liner Shipping and Trade, LNG, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training, News | Read More

New supply base signals GAC’s commitment to the offshore sector and local

New supply base signals GAC’s commitment to the offshore sector and local
GAC Turkmenistan has opened its new Offshore Supply Base and Logistics Support Centre in the Port of Turkmenbashi. The new 11, 000 square metre base is designed to further enhance the speed and safety of GAC’s marine and logistics services for the offshore sector operating in the Caspian Sea,...
April 10th, 2013 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Logistics, Ports & Terminals | Read More

JAMAICA signs bilateral investment treaty with Kuwait

Minister Hylton and Kuwaiti Minister of Finance, His Excellency Mustafa Al-Shemali following the signing of a Bilateral Investment Agreement Jamaica has signed a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) with Kuwait that will encourage and guide future investments into the Caribbean country. The agreement signed...
April 4th, 2013 | Logistics, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers | Read More

GAC seals deal to serve Bibby Offshore UK fleet

GAC seals deal to serve Bibby Offshore UK fleet
GAC staff attending the first Bibby port call in Aberdeen Agreement covers ship agency and complementary services Aberdeen, UK, 2 April 2013 – Bibby Offshore UK Ltd has signed a non-exclusive ship agency services contract with GAC covering all ports in the UK and making the Group their first choice...
April 2nd, 2013 | Logistics, News, Ship Agencies | Read More

Wilhelmsen grows safety services in Australia

(l-r) Bijoy Babu Ships Agency Operator, Geoff Brown General Manager Northern Territory & S Australia, Kaarlo Perala Ships Agency Operator, Abdur Razzaque Liferaft Specialist, Wesley De Kruijf Ships Agency Operator. Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has expanded and upgraded its premises and service...
April 2nd, 2013 | Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oil Industry, Ship Agencies | Read More

U-FREIGHT on the moove in Xiamen

The U-Freight Group – (www.ufreight.com) – the Hong Kong-headquartered international freight services and logistics group – has  enhanced its coverage of China’s coastal manufacturing regions with the  opening of a  new airport office in Xiamen, Fujian province, one of the country’s...
April 2nd, 2013 | Logistics, Markets | Read More

WSS opens new office in Dakar

Simon Hutt Oslo, 25 March 2013 – Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) is continuing its expansion programme into Africa with the opening of a brand new office in Dakar. Simon Hutt, Area Director for North and West Africa paid tribute to the hard work of the area operational team in West Africa who have...
March 26th, 2013 | Logistics, Ports & Terminals, Ship Agencies | Read More

London Gateway Say Fastest Way to Unload a Container Ship Is ‘Stig’ At It!

London Gateway Say Fastest Way to Unload a Container Ship Is ‘Stig’ At It!
Original Stig’s crane driver cousin (left) and The Original Stig, Perry McCarthy (right) 22nd March 2013, London:Some say he sleeps in the highest, darkest point of the gigantic London Gateway quay cranes, and some say reality exists simply because HE lets it….. All we know is; he’s called The...
March 22nd, 2013 | Container shipping, Logistics, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Brazilian rural producers launch a campaign to encourage the participation of private capital in modernising Brazil’s ports

Brazilian rural producers launch a campaign to encourage the participation of private capital in modernising Brazil’s ports
Senator Katia Adreu during a presentation at CNA HQ’s The Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (CNA) believes that, unless new legislation proposed by the government is approved, the country will run the risk of a decreased ability to compete in food exports. Brazil’s rural...
March 21st, 2013 | Consumers Market, Food and Drink, Logistics, News, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Kolkata Port in India to start trans-loading operations from new location advises ISS

Kolkata Port in India to start trans-loading operations from new location advises ISS Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, is advising that India’s Kolkata port is expecting to begin trans-loading operations from a new anchorage location within the Kanika...
March 21st, 2013 | Logistics, Ports & Terminals | Read More