• 2014 December 8 14:52

    Electrolux, HP, MOL to speak at TOC Asia

    Senior logistics professionals to gather at TOC Asia, part of Singapore Maritime Week, to analyze Asia’s dynamically changing container supply chains. Asia’s evolving logistics, shipping and ports sectors, and their impact on global and regional container supply chains will be key discussion points at the 19th TOC Asia Conference and Exhibition, taking place 21-22 April 2015 at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore, the event organizer said in a media release.

    Following a highly successful return to Singapore in 2014, TOC Asia - the pan-Asia conference for people who own, move and handle containerised cargoes – will again be run as part of Singapore Maritime Week (SMW), running from 19-24 April 2015. Driven by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), SMW attracts international participation for a celebration of all things maritime during a week of conferences, dialogues, exhibitions and social events. With a wide range of activities and events organised by MPA, the industry, research and educational institutions, SMW reflects the vibrancy and diversity of Singapore as a major international maritime centre.

    TOC Asia showcases a macro-to-micro perspective on global and regional container supply chains and trade, bringing together a diverse group of stakeholders to explore current challenges and solutions.

    Asia’s manufacturing industries continue to develop and mature at a fast pace, with global sourcing and e-commerce trends affecting consumer habits and regional supply chains. At the same time, urbanization is creating a shift towards more consumer-driven economies in both China and elsewhere across Asia-Pacific. These mega-trends crystallised in September when China’s Alibaba e-commerce platform began trading on the New York Stock Exchange, at US$25 bn, the largest ever IPO.

    Does this mean we are we on the cusp of a new wave of just-in-time supply chains? If so, will shipping lines, port operators and freight forwarders need to find new ways to serve shippers and their customers? Combined with the inexorable growth in vessel sizes and complex liner alliance structures, how will Asia’s ports face up to the challenges of congestion and demand for faster turnaround?

    TOC Asia 2015 will analyse and debate how these market forces have far reaching consequences for ports and container logistics, leveraging its innovative conference and networking format.

    TOC Asia comprises two concurrent debating forums – the Container Supply Chain (CSC) Conference and the TECH TOC Conference – supported by a common networking zone where industry peers can swap notes and debate the high level discussion points presented in the conference sessions.

    The Container Supply Chain (CSC) element is an executive-level discussion forum focused on international trade, container shipping, port development and logistics, bringing together shippers, shipping lines, 3PLs, port authorities, terminal operators, government and other key supply chain members.

    This is complemented by TECH TOC, designed to engage operational executives in the practicalities of port and terminal performance, with in-depth debates on facility design, automation, operations, equipment and technology from berth to gate.  

    Key supply chain stakeholders and analysts already confirmed to speak at the CSC forum include: Bjorn Vang Jensen, VP Global Logistics, Electrolux, Jaya Moorthi, Director of Supply Chain & Logistics, Hewlett Packard Asia Pacific, Stanley Smulders, SVP Asia - Europe & West Africa Trade Management, MOL Liner, Sundara Sundara, VP Ocean Product, Asia Pacific, Agility, Oscar Wang, Assistant General Manager, Shekou Container Terminals, John Arnup, Chief Technical Officer, Port of Tanjung Pelepas, David Alba, President & CEO, Grid Logistics, Richard Martin, Managing Director, IMA Asia, Alan Murphy, COO & Partner, SeaIntel Maritime Analysis, Andy Lane, Partner, CTI Consultancy, Jonathan Beard, Managing Director, ICF GHK, Dr. Stefan Wiech, Partner, HPC Hamburg Port Consulting, Dr. Thomas Vitsounis, Project Leader, Total Port Logistics, NICTA (National ICT Australia), Andrew Zerk, Director, New Dimensionz

    “Asia’s port, shipping and logistics space has to grapple both short and long term trends that could funDamentally alter the supply chain dynamics of the global trading system,” commented Paul Holloway, Event Director at TOC Events. “TOC Asia will see major industry stakeholders debate and discuss how to make sense of these complex drivers and their implications for all concerned.”


2018 February 21

19:06 Russia’s State Duma set to change tariff policy to lend a helping hand to inland water transport
18:07 ONE, OOCL and SACO Shipping use booking tool eBooking
17:43 Renovated Stena Line Terminal at Europoort starts operation
17:06 Project to map ocean floor by 2030 now operational
16:52 Rosterminalugol export coal terminal handles 3-millionth tonne YTD
16:22 Zelenodolsk Shipyard to host keel-laying of 11th Buyan-M class corvette, Feb. 23
15:03 Launching of RST27M Balt Flot 20 at Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard slated for Feb. 22
14:14 NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes list of ships dismantled worldwide in 2017
13:18 ATOMFLOT says Russia needs nine more icebreakers for the Northern Sea Route by 2025
13:01 Clarksons Platou collaborates with Maersk Line to provide shipping services in Egypt
12:43 Big Port of St. Petersburg imposes ice restrictions in the harbour effective as of March 7, 2018
12:31 Castellammare Di Stabia starts slipway works on the multipurpose amphibious unit
12:10 Rosterminalugol transferred over RUB 1.5bn of taxes to different budgets
12:01 Panama Canal hosts Cheniere Energy to discuss LNG’s Future at the waterway
11:25 MOL car carrier rescues castaways in the North Atlantic Ocean
10:53 Crude oil futures prices edge down 0.8% to $64,73 in London and 1% to $61,17 in New York
10:46 Sovcomflot and Shell ink time-charter agreements for Aframax LNG-powered duo
10:35 Vostochny Port obtains ISO 14001:2015 certificate
09:48 Port of St. Petersburg bunker prices move upward
09:26 Baltic Dry Index rises 2.76% to 1117 points

2018 February 20

18:37 Time is running out to register for the Dangerous Goods: New Requirements for Transportation Conference, March 1, 2018
18:31 Russian association of fishery businesses call to revise a 'fishing quotas per a keel' terms
18:06 AVANZA completes a successful trial with Daikin Reefer
17:38 The Maritime CIO Forume Cyprus 2018 to be held in Limassol, March 27
17:03 DNV GL issues over 50,000 electronic certificates
16:55 RIMS secured a further class approval from Korean Register of Shipping for the use of drones during surveys
16:39 Taganrog Commercial Sea Port spent $156 000 on environment protection in 2017
16:34 Wärtsilä and Maersk Drilling create a joint 25-year strategy for thruster services to increase uptime and reduce costs
16:04 Post-Brexit port health border disruption still a major concern for British ports
15:34 Goltens teams up with Yara Marine on SOx scrubbers
15:21 Taganrog Sea Commercial Port earmarked $74,4 to support social programmes in 2017
15:04 US Navy awards concept design contract to Fincantieri to evolve FREMM into FFG(X)
14:32 Port of Marseille Fos traffic up 8% in 2017
14:02 The largest vessel enters Busan Port since its opening
13:32 Carnival Fascination resumes year-round service from San Juan
13:20 Port of Kavkaz sees a 50% spike in freight volumes, to 1.98 million tonnes
13:09 Rosterminalugol coal exports reach 150-millionth tonne milestone
13:02 Partners start financing waste-to-chemistry project in Rotterdam
12:35 First foundation for the offshore wind farm Kriegers Flak installed in Denmark
12:18 Bunker fuel prices in the Far East ports remain firm
12:07 United Shipbuilding Corp: the floating co-generation plant Akademik Lomonosov is 96% complete
11:32 Rotterdam port diminishes the sale of bunker oil to 9.9 million m3 in 2017
11:27 APM Terminals Itajaí to double monthly volume
10:44 Crude oil futures price slides 0.29% to $65,48 in London, in New York gains 1.17% to $62,27
10:36 Sevastopol to host 6th Business Forum SIMBF 2018, June 6-7
09:49 Russian M100 product spot price gains last week to RUB 5,594/mt
09:30 Baltic Dry Index gains to 1087 points

2018 February 19

18:52 Russia’s Glavgosexpertiza gives nod to new phases of ZVEZDA Shipyard construction
18:05 Maersk Line increases FAK rates from Europe to West Coast South America, Caribbean and Middle America
17:05 Hapag-Lloyd introduces Asia – Middle East – New Asia Red Sea Service (AR1)
16:05 Maersk Line increases Reefer FAK rates from North Europe to Far East Asia
15:49 Iskes Towage & Salvage adds two more Damen ASD Tugs 2810 to its fleet
15:25 Maersk Line increases DRY rates from Russia to Far East Asia
15:02 The Russian Register of Seaports updates Port of Tuapse details
14:53 Nevsky Shipyard prepares the Akademik Pashin to test underway replenishment capabilities
14:26 Xeneta increases its data coverage by 161% in 2017
13:49 Rosmorport’s icebreakers assist shipping in the Gulf of Finland, escorted 17 vessels
13:12 GasLog reports financial results for 2017
12:01 GoodBulk announces delivery of Capesize vessel
11:46 Port of Mariupol freight volumes soar 32.3% to 455,860 tonnes