• 2017 June 16 13:19

    SM Line launches Korea Haiphong Express (KHX) service at Busan Port

    SM Line Corp. three days ago launched the KHX (Korea Haiphong Express) service. The launching ceremony with its vessel SM TOKYO deployed on the service was held at Busan Port, where the vessel is homeported. The KHX is the second liner service following the VTX, an intra-Asia service, launched on the 8th and they are strategically established to connect with its trans-Pacific service which is scheduled to commence on the 16th, Busan Port Authority(BPA) said.

    BPA President WOO congratulated stating “I would like to congratulate SM Line on launching vessels at Busan Port. I’d like to take this opportunity to strengthen our T/S logistics network in order to achieve this year’s goal to handle 20 million TEU.”

    SM Line CEO WOO Oh-hyeon said “I would like to thank BPA and related organizations for their support to launch of our first vessel. Currently, we offer trans-Pacific and intra-Asian service. However, our goal is to become a major global liner in 5 years and meet Busan citizens’satisfaction.”

    BPA President WOO Ye-jong, administrator JO Seung-hwan of Busan Regional Office of Oceans and Fisheries, director SONG Yang-ho of Busan Metropolitan City Oceans and Fisheries Division, CEO CHOI Seong-ho of Busan Port Terminal, Representative PARK In-ho of Busan Port Development Council, and other numerous guests participated in the vessel’s inauguration ceremony.

    SM Line Corp. plans to focus on stabilizing its service this year. Moreover, it will endeavor to fulfill its duties and responsibilities as the second Korean flag ocean-going shipping company by expanding its routes to the East coast of America and South America in 2018.




2017 October 19

10:08 Samsung Heavy Industries wins order to build LNG-FSRU
09:16 Baltic Dry Index edges up to 1566
09:08 Fincantieri starts dry dock works on Viking’s sixth ocean ship
08:16 Conductix-Wampfler’s LASSTEC Container Weighing System Earns OIML R51 Certification

2017 October 18

19:36 Experts to assess damage caused by tanker’s allision with Primorsk port’s pier
18:06 Scorpio Bulkers announces commitment for a new loan facility
17:36 New regular Ro-Ro service starts from Port of Koper to Japan
17:01 ABP’s Port of Ipswich welcomes Department for International Trade’s Export
16:31 Cammell Laird strikes ‘Teaming Agreement’ with BAE Systems in bid to build Type 31e Frigates
16:30 ABP’s Port of King’s Lynn helps support national infrastructure project
16:03 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from ISC to North Europe and Mediterranean
15:29 LNG truck first loaded with LNG as part of commissioning of Klaipėdos nafta’s reloading station
15:03 Yang Ming Marine to launch Taiwan–Hong Kong–Indonesia service
14:35 MOL conducts tabletop drill
14:20 Marine Rescue Service of Rosmorrechflot handles large-size equipment for RPK Nord (photo)
14:03 Ports of Stockholm welcomes the new Stena Line service between the Port of Nynäshamn - Gdynia
13:41 Panama Canal sets record annual cargo tonnage in Fiscal Year 2017
13:04 JMSDF warships leave Vladivostok (photo)
12:38 Baltic Fleet helicopters land on icebreaker Ilya Muromets within state trials
12:35 Alfa Laval PureSOx the choice for SOx abatement on over 100 vessels
12:19 Training for port security officials held in Tunisia
11:46 Wärtsilä to deliver 16 engines for four new LNG carrier vessels
11:43 RF Navy’s anti-submarine ship Vice-Admiral Kulakov completed its mission in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden area
11:17 Vostochny Port completed major preparation of its facilities for winter operations (photo)
10:48 MariNet Conference in Novorossiysk considered preliminary results of 20 R&Ds under Development-NTI Programme
10:21 Brent Crude futures price up 0.60% to $58.23, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.35% to $52.06
10:02 Bunker prices resume upward movement at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:39 Krylov Center to present its designs of LNG bunkering ships at “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia” conference
09:14 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,552 points
08:45 Orlaco introduces the most sturdy HD IP cameras for vessels and cranes

2017 October 17

18:06 British Ports Association urges Brexit negotiation agreement on a mutually beneficial trade facilitation strategy
17:57 Port of Gdansk throughput up 2% to 28.4 mln t in Jan-Sep'17
17:35 Representative of ZVEZDA JSC to tell about domestic gas engine design at “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia” Conference
17:06 Stanley Black & Decker transfers Nordic distribution operations to the Port of Gothenburg
16:58 FIDIC Form of Contract for Dredging and Reclamation Works is available in Russian
16:56 The third Container Terminal at the Port of Algeciras goes out to Public International Tender
16:49 Viking Line donates EUR 40,000 for protection of the Baltic Sea
16:20 Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service approves acquisition of 100-pct share of Yakutsk Port by Osetrovsky River Port JSC
16:04 Locks and aids to navigation on the Volga-Baltic Waterway to work till November 15
16:04 Damen Shipyards Cape Town to host first African dredging seminar
15:16 RF Government instructed to ensure construction of freight-passenger ship to link Komandorskiye Islands, Kurils and Kamchatka
14:05 RF Navy's Pacific Fleet and Brunei Navy ships took part in Passex exercise
13:31 COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard delivers deep subsea support vessel “MAERSK INSTALLER”
13:28 Murmansk hosts 10th International Conference "Arctic Shelf Development: Step by Step" on 13-14 November’17
13:01 Jumbo and BBC Chartering create “Global Project Alliance”
12:37 LNG terminal operated by Klaipėdos nafta received 40 gas carrier since the start of operations
12:01 Golden Ocean announces acquisition of two modern Capesize vessels and termination of waiver restrictions
11:29 Bunker market in the Far East ports of Russia sees mixed price movements (graph)
11:01 The “OOCL Germany” docks for the first time at EUROGATE Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven
10:14 Brent Crude futures price down 0.02% to $57.81, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.17% to $51.78
10:12 ABS and Green Award join forces to set standards for safety and excellence
09:58 Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles to consider update to Clean Air Action Plan on Nov. 2
09:50 Rickmers-Line and RZ Carrier certified according to latest ISO standards
09:15 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,523 points
03:46 DNV GL rolls out electronic certificates across entire fleet

2017 October 16

18:01 Ship owners can raise freight rates by 10% at Frank Freight electronic freight market
17:10 Russia’s General Board of State Expert Review approved the project on dredging at port Taman (photo)
16:17 Draft Regulations on Sea Pilots of the Russian Federation brought up for public discussions (document)
15:45 UTLC launched shipping in tank containers from China to Europe
15:34 Digital Ship announces the speaker line-up for the 15th Annual Digital Ship Conference & Exhibition in Athens on 1& 2 November