• 2017 September 13 17:06

    Ningbo Zhoushan Port ranks the first among ports in South China in term of sea-rail intermodal transport volume

    According to Production Express, the sea-rail intermodal transport volume of Ningbo Zhoushan Port has reached 254,000 TEUs as of August 31st, increased by 72% year on year. The port took only eight months to surpass the total volume of the previous year and further consolidated its position as the first major port in sea-rail intermodal transport in south China.

    Since the beginning of this year, Ningbo Zhoushan Port has optimized and integrated the internal platform and resources of container sea-rail intermodal transport and has continuously promoted service efficiency through advanced operation and management mode. In April, Beilun Railway Station Sea-rail Intermodal Integrated Operation Center was put into operation and realized unified management of business, equipment, staffs and truck team. The ratio for fulfillment of production plan was increased from original 78% to over 90%. In May, the real-time instruction confirmation system for the operation of sea-rail handling vehicles was successfully put on line in Beilun Railway Station. Ningbo Zhoushan Port started to enter “paperless era” for sea-rail intermodal operation. In June, National Container Sea-rail Intermodal IoT Application (Ningbo Port) Demonstration Project passed acceptance check by the Ministry of Transport. It provided new solution for the consignors to obtain the real-time updated information of sea-rail intermodal containers and improve the safety and operation efficiency of sea-rail intermodal business.

    Externally, Ningbo Zhoushan Port further expanded the hinterland cargo sources and continued to expand business territory.The port fully leveraged the advantage of the linkage between sea ports and land ports to provide whole process customized “door-to-door” logistics services for the major clients. In addition, the port improved the efficiency of empty containers allocation through “regional linkage and sharing of container sources” and won the trust from many domestic top 500 customers, such as JAC and Jiangling Motors and continuously expanded the scope of cooperation for sea-rail intermodal business.Meanwhile, while consolidating the cargo sources within Zhejiang province, Ningbo Zhoushan Port opened two new regular trains to Nanchang and Zhumadian city and successfully developed sea-rail intermodal routes and services to Lhasa, Emeishan and Fuyang, etc.. Also, the port realized full coverage of sea-rail intermodal routes in the territory of Jiangxi province and extended sea-rail intermodal services to south Suzhou for the first time, thus further expanded the hinterland territory outside Zhejiang province. At present, Ningbo Zhoushan Port totally owns 11 sea-rail intermodal regular trains and has expanded business to 34 cities in 13 provinces throughout China.

2018 March 17

06:48 Seatrade convicted for trafficking toxic ships

2018 March 16

18:06 Rijkswaterstaat awards Afsluitdijk project to Levvel consortium
17:36 HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai handles new record ship
17:05 ICS publishes latest Flag State Performance Table
16:51 Vladimir Putin inspected the completed new road section of the Crimean Bridge
16:35 Wison successfully delivers the global largest single cracking furnace module
16:20 GTT announces the end of the test phase of its new LNG brick® technology
16:05 Fincantieri starts building of ultra-luxury cruise ship for Regent Seven Seas Cruises
15:30 Caterpillar Marine announces first European IMO Tier III tugboat
15:03 Throughput of port Kavkaz up 67% to 4.3 million tonnes in 2M’18
14:39 Port of Hamburg proves effectiveness in handling mega-carriers
14:05 Training for port facility security staff arranged in the Dominican Republic
13:42 Multipurpose Reloading Complex takes lead in the industry
13:20 Karachi Shipyards & Engineering Works delivers two Damen Stan Patrol 1605 FRP patrol boats to Pakistan Customs
13:17 Bunker prices continue going down at the port of Novorossiysk, Russia (graph)
12:51 52 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 15-16
12:28 Seaports of Russia’s Azov Sea Basin handled 16.77 million tonnes of cargo in winter 2017-2018, up 63.8% Y-o-Y
12:04 Latin America maritime cooperation centre launched
11:40 Vympel Shipyard laid down second armament support ship of Project 20360М for RF Defence Ministry (photo)
11:15 Vostochny Port JSC develops railway infrastructure under its Phase 3 project (photo)
10:52 IMO joined leading oil spill experts to discuss future issues concerning oil spill preparedness, response and restoration
10:27 Brent Crude futures price down 0.11% to $65.05, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.05% to $61.16
10:09 Panama Canal signs agreement with Association of Soybean and Corn Producers of Mato Grosso
09:48 IMO is looking at safety aspects of on shore power supply to ships
09:34 Bunker prices are flat at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,150 points
09:03 Damen unveils Multi Cat Water Injection Dredger

2018 March 15

18:25 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
18:11 ICS releases latest Flag State Performance Table (with new criteria included)
18:05 Fincantieri will cooperate with Barzan Holdings
17:57 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in 2M’18 up 16% Y-o-Y to 2.32 million tonnes
17:35 Second Sanmar Voith Schneider Propeller tug joins sister in Israel
17:20 Throughput of port Vyborg up 19% to 197,800 tonnes in 2M’18
17:05 Seaspan acquires Greater China Intermodal Investments LLC
17:02 MABUX: global bunker market still in 'wait-and-see' mood
16:35 DP World announces strong financial results for 2017
16:16 Throughput of port Vysotsk down 5% to 3.06 million tonnes in 2M’18
16:05 ECSA and WSC call for the revision of the Reporting Formalities Directive to improve the efficiency of maritime transport
15:39 Port of Oakland imports up 14.9 percent in February 2018
15:31 Sanmar orders 42 Rolls-Royce thrusters
15:22 Coastal facilities and hydraulic engineering structures under FNPP project in Chukotka to be completed in August 2019
15:07 Port of Dover awards major contract for new Refrigerated Cargo Terminal
14:33 Yang Ming to launch new Japan-Malaysia-Vietnam direct service
14:11 Throughput of port Primorsk in 2M’18 down 32% Y-o-Y to 7.47 million tonnes
13:50 Throughput of port Ust-Luga up 6% to 16.59 million tonnes in 2M'18
13:25 VARD secures contract for the construction of one fishing vessel for Remøybuen AS
13:12 Throughput of Big Port St. Petersburg up 11% to 9.01 million tonnes in 2M’18
12:30 Paweł Jakubowski appointed as President of Polskie LNG S.A. Management Board
11:45 Freeport of Riga is getting ready for new cruise ship season
11:44 MOL announces delivery of the Beluga Ace, 1st next-generation FLEXIE series car carrier
11:23 34 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 14-15
11:00 Bunker prices are going up at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
10:38 Marine Recruiting Agency and Corporate University “Norilsk Nickel” take on joint educational project
10:14 Brent Crude futures price up 0.05% to $64.92, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.11% to $61.03
09:49 Arctic Council will gather in Levi, Finland on 22-23 March 2018
09:17 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,169 points

2018 March 14

18:26 Port of Antwerp sets up maritime training institute in Brazil
18:06 Port of Oakland releases a new 5-year strategic plan
17:55 Baltic Workboats delivers ten more 15m Baltic wave piercing pilot boats to Denmark pilots stations
17:36 Fincantieri upgrades ultra-luxury cruise ship Silver Spirit