• 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.

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