• 2017 October 10 18:06

    Incheon Port increases container volume by 16.1% in August 2017

    Incheon Port has processed 254,000 TEU last month, renewing its record for the biggest container volume for 18 consecutive months, Incheon Port Authority said in its press release.
    Incheon Port Authority revealed on the 27th that it has recorded 254,000 TEU last month, the highest ever in the August container volume. This is a 16.1% increase compared to the 219,291 TEU last year.
    According to Incheon Port Authority (IPA), such renewal of the highest record of monthly container volume is being continued for 18 months until the last month since the opening of Incheon New Port’s Hanjin Incheon Container Terminal (HJIT).
    Last month’s import container volume was 129,058 TEU which was an increase of 14,810 TEU compared to the same month in the previous year, taking up 50.7% of the total quantity. As for export, it was 123,556 TEU which is an increase of 20,522 TEU compared to the same month in the previous year. As for transshipment and coastal container volume, they were 1,244 TEU and 633 TEU respectively.
    As per country, trade amount to China recorded 152,813 TEU which is an crease of 21.4% compared to 125,841 TEU in the previous year and the trade amount to Iran attracted attention with 6,318 TEU, a 175.1% increase. In addition, the trade amount to Thailand of 9,091 TEU in the same month of the previous year recorded 12,031 TEU showing an increase of 32.3%.
    According to IPA, the top 5 countries with the highest annual container volume during the past 5 years were China, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan and Hong Kong. As for China, the annual average increased by 7.3% from 1.203,000 TEU in 2012 to 1.596 TEU last year. Vietnam showed an increase rate of 25.6% from 97,000 TEU in 2012 to 242,000 TEU last year. The annual average of Thailand, Taiwan and Hong Kong increased by 10.7%, 11.6% and 1.1% respectively.
    The top 5 countries until August this year was equivalent to other years and the increase rate of container volume to China was 19.4% and the increase rate of Vietnam was 15.9%. It increased by 10.5%, 16.8% and 3.3% for Thailand, Taiwan and Hong Kong respectively. Furthermore, the container volume with main countries in South East Asia increased by 11.7%, leading the increase in container volume of Incheon Port together with China.
    Also, as for the Middle East route which was established in June last year, the average per voyage (container volume that is loaded and unloaded in 1 voyage) was 1,000 TEU last year but this year, it increased by 72% with approximately 1,800 TEU and even for the American route, the average container volume per voyage which was merely 600 TEU last year increased up to 1,000 TEU (70% increase) this year, indicating a consistent increase.

2017 October 23

18:06 Ocean Change requires solutions - UN Oceans Envoy
17:50 Passenger Port of St. Petersburg welcomed one cruise ship last week
17:36 Hyundai Heavy Industries contracts Kelvin Hughes to supply I Band and E/F Band SharpEye™ radars
17:06 Yang Ming provides North Europe-East Med Express
16:46 Cruise shipping season closes in Kiel
16:44 Black Sea Fleet major amphibious ship Azov completed visit in Pylos, Greek port
16:16 RF Ministry of Industry and Trade is planning subsidies to cover costs on construction of shipbuilding complex “Zvezda”
15:55 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport down 12.3% to 4.2 mln t in 9M’17
15:28 Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority announces 6.3-pct growth of cargo handling
15:03 Wärtsilä to supply waterjets for a new high speed ferry for Naviera Armas
14:32 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches third chemical carrier of Project RST27М built for BF Tanker
14:03 HHLA Container Terminal Tollerort puts into service three gantry cranes
13:37 305 units of large-size equipment for ZapSibNeftekhim delivered in navigation period of 2017 (photo)
13:10 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 12,170 in RF spot market
13:00 TTS Group ASA secures two new contracts with Cosco (Dalian) Shipyard for delivery of two shipsets of cargo cranes and two shipsets of hatch covers
12:56 Port of Helsinki number of international cruise ship passengers up to 478,000 in 2017
12:47 WMU President delivered keynote opening address of Maritime Conference Bahamas 2017
12:26 Mexican port security officials undergone training on complying with IMO’s ISPS Code
11:58 ESL Shipping's LNG-powered dry cargo vessel Haaga successfully launched at Jinling Shipyard
11:31 Seatruck installs its own Optimarin BWT systems during normal service
11:15 Damen and Corrosion host anti-fouling seminar
10:41 Valcom LLC supports conference “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia” as its Sponsor
10:20 Brent Crude futures price up 0.26% to $57.90, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.52% to $52.11
10:02 Nakilat announces financial results for third quarter of 2017
09:49 Vympel Shipyard launches lead high-speed passenger-carrying hydrofoil of project 23160, Kometa 120М (photo)
09:18 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,578 points
02:14 Essar Projects congratulates GMB for inauguration of India’s first Ro-Ro ferry project

2017 October 22

15:47 Navantia and General Electric sign a license agreement
15:45 Maersk Line lands award for sustainability collaboration
15:43 Scorpio Bulkers announces the financing of a Kamsarmax vessel in Japan
15:42 Aker Solutions ASA posts results for Q3 2017
15:39 General Dynamics NASSCO christens USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams
15:36 Nb. 445 ‘Snow Crystal’ launched at the Westerbroek yard of Ferus Smit
15:34 Wärtsilä signs maintenance agreement with GasLog LNG Services for eight LNG carriers

2017 October 20

18:31 Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd joins the ITS Finland network
18:10 Kari Wihlman appointed as Director-General of Finnish Transport Agency with effect from 1 January 2018
17:47 Rosmorport appoints Oksana Masyuk as Deputy Director for Economics and Finance of its Arkhangelsk Branch (photo)
17:19 Russian Railways's loading of export freight from ports increases by almost by 6% in 3 quarters of 2017
16:56 Scandlines Helsingborg-Helsingör expands capacity
16:28 USPA announced tender for construction of berth 1-z in Port of Odessa
16:03 Wärtsilä's asset and lifecycle management agreement lets GasLog concentrate on its core business
16:00 Wilson Sons Shipyards delivers SST-Aruá to SAAM SMIT
15:31 In 9M’17, TransContainer transported 1.31 mln TEUs, up 17.7% Y-o-Y
15:03 Otto Energy starts drilling of the ST 224 #1 well
14:29 Opening ceremony of Russian-Indian international Indra-2017 exercise held in Vladivostok
14:02 d’Amico International Shipping launches the first three LR1 vessels
13:30 Sea transport of Sevastopol carried 660,400 passengers in September 2017, down 3.2%, Y-o-Y
13:02 ICTSI orders hybrid RTGs for Manila flagship
12:44 Draft procedure for investment port duty assessment is available at federal portal for legal information (document)
12:22 Aker Solutions wins order for world's largest umbilicals system
12:19 APL starts new Korea China Straits service
12:05 LNG reloading station of Klaipėdos nafta applies highest safety standards
11:37 Major ASW ship Vice Admiral Kulakov enters the port of Alexandria
11:08 Zvezda Shipbuilding complex, Rosnefteflot and Taimyrneftegaz agreed to build and operate 10 Arctic shuttle tankers
10:43 Conference “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia”: registration is underway
10:20 Brent Crude futures price up 0.24% to $57.37, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.33% to $51.46
09:59 Innovative passenger catamaran Grifon presented in Saint-Petersburg (photo)
09:32 Bunker prices are slightly up at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:14 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,582 points

2017 October 19

18:01 Record shipment marks ABP Ipswich and Glencore support of UK farmer