• 2018 February 13 13:28

    THE Alliance announces further 2018 network enhancements

    Following the announcement of the 2018 service network in December the members of THE Alliance, Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express, and Yang Ming have worked to refine the product offerings. Several services will see additional enhancements to improve transit times, boost reliability, and deliver more choice to the marketplace. “The fine tuning of the 2018 product package will further strengthen our already robust portfolio and allow THE Alliance members to provide enhanced value tailored to exceed the need of the marketplace” the members said in a statement.

    THE Alliance members are also excited to unveil a further addition to the already extensive network of service offerings. Starting from April 2018, the members will inaugurate a new dedicated service branded as AR1 to provide high speed direct coverage of the Red Sea from China, Korea, Singapore and Malaysia. The service will offer superior transit times and allow customers to efficiently streamline their supply chains.

    Service Updates
    Asia and North Europe
    FE1:
    Kobe – Nagoya – Shimizu – Tokyo – South East Asia Hub – Jeddah – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Southampton – Le Havre – South East Asia Hub - Kobe
    FE2:
    Xingang – Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – Hong Kong – Yantian – South East Asia Hub – Southampton – Le Havre – Hamburg – Rotterdam – Jebel Ali – Hong Kong – Xingang
    FE3:
    Hong Kong – Xiamen – Kaohsiung – Yantian – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Le Havre – London Gateway – South East Asia Hub – Hong Kong
    FE4:
    Pusan – Ningbo – Shanghai – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Southampton – Yantian – Shanghai - Pusan
    FE5:
    Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – South East Asia Hub – Colombo – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Southampton – Jeddah – Colombo – South East Asia Hub – Laem Chabang
    Asia and the Mediterranean
    MD1:
    Qingdao – Pusan – Shangahi – Ningbo – Shekou – South East Asia Hub – Damietta – Barcelona – Valencia – Tangier – Damietta – South East Asia Hub – Hong Kong - Qingdao
    MD2:
    Pusan – Qingdao – Ningbo – Shanghai – Kaohsiung – Shekou – South East Asia Hub – Piraeus – Genoa – La Spezia – Fos – Piraeus – South East Asia Hub – Hong Kong – Pusan
    MD3:
    Pusan – Shanghai – Ningbo – Shekou – South East Asia Hub – Jeddah – Ashdod – Istanbul (Ambarli) – Izmit – Izmir/Aliaga – Mersin – Ashdod – Jeddah – South East Asia Hub – Kaohsiung - Pusan
    Asia and the Middle East / Red Sea
    AGX:
    Pusan – Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – Shekou – South East Asia Hub – Jebel Ali – Jubail – Dammam – Abu Dhabi – Jebel Ali – South East Asia Hub – Ningbo Pusan
    AG2:
    Shanghai – Ningbo – Kaohsiung – Kaohsiung – Xiamen – Shekou – South East Asia Hub – Jebel Ali – Hamad – Umm Qasr – Jebel Ali – South East Asia Hub – Kaohsiung - Shanghai
    AR1:
    Pusan – Shanghai – Ningbo – Shekou – Singapore – Port Kelang – Jeddah – Sokhna – Aqaba – Jeddah – Singapore – Ningbo - Pusan
    Trans Pacific - West Coast:
    PS1:
    Kobe – Nagoya – Tokyo – Sendai – Los Angeles – Oakland – Tokyo – Nagoya – Kobe
    PS2:
    Kobe – Nagoya – Shimizu – Tokyo – Long Beach – Oakland – Tokyo - Kobe
    PS3:
    Nhava Sheva – Pipavav – Colombo – South East Asia Hub – Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Los Angeles – Oakland – Pusan – Shanghai – Ningbo – Shekou – South East Asia Hub – Nhava Sheva
    PS4:
    Hong Kong – Yantian – Kaohsiung – Keelung – Los Angeles – Oakland – Keelung – Kaohsiung – Xiamen – Hong Kong
    PS5:
    Shanghai – Ningbo – Los Angeles – Oakland – Shanghai
    PS6:
    Qingdao – Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – Long Beach – Oakland – Tokyo – Qingdao
    PS7:
    Hong Kong – Yantian – Los Angeles – Oakland – Hong Kong
    PS8:
    Xingang – Qingdao – Shanghai – Pusan – Prince Rupert – Los Angeles – Tacoma – Pusan – Kwangyang – Xingang
    PN1:
    Shanghai – Qingdao – Nagoya – Tokyo – Tacoma – Vancouver – Tokyo – Nagoya – Kobe – Shanghai
    PN2:
    South East Asia Hub – Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Kaohsiung – Yantian – Tacoma – Vancouver – Tokyo – Kobe – Kaohsiung – South East Asia Hub
    PN3:
    Hong Kong – Yantian – Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – Vancouver – Seattle – Pusan – Hong Kong
    Trans Pacific - East Coast (via Panama and Suez)
    EC1:
    Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – Tokyo – (Panama Canal) – Manzanillo – Savannah – Jacksonville – Charleston – Norfolk – Manzanillo – (Panama Canal) – Balboa – Los Angeles – Oakland – Tokyo – Kobe – Ningbo
    EC2:
    Qingdao – Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – (Panama Canal) – Manzanillo – New York – Boston – Wilmington – Savannah – Charleston – Manzanillo – (Panama Canal) – Pusan – Qingdao
    EC3:
    Kaohsiung – Xiamen – Hong Kong – Yantian- Shanghai – (Panama Canal) – Manzanillo – Savannah – Jacksonville – Norfolk – Manzanillo – (Panama Canal) – Balboa – Pusan – Kaohsiung
    EC4:
    Kaohsiung – Hong Kong – Yantian – Cai Mep – South East Asia Hub – (Suez Canal) – New York – Norfolk – Savannah – Charleston – New York – (Suez Canal) – South East Asia Hub – Kaohsiung
    EC5:
    Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – South East Asia Hub – Colombo – (Suez Canal) – Halifax – New York – Savannah – Jacksonville – Norfolk – Halifax – (Suez Canal) – Jebel Ali – South East Asia Hub – Laem Chabang
    Trans-Atlantic
    AL1:
    Rotterdam – Bremerhaven – Antwerp – London Gateway – Norfolk – Philadelphia – New York – Halifax – Rotterdam
    AL2:
    London Gateway – Le Havre – Rotterdam – Bremerhaven – New York- Charleston – Savannah – London Gateway
    AL3:
    Antwerp – Bremerhaven – London Gateway – Charleston – Port Everglades- Houston – Savannah – Norfolk – Antwerp
    AL4:
    London Gateway – Antwerp – Bremerhaven – Le Havre – Veracruz – Altamira – Houston – New Orleans – London Gateway
    AL5:
    Southampton – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Le Havre – Savannah – Cartagena – Long Beach – Oakland – Seattle – Vancouver – Oakland – Long Beach – Balboa – Cartagena – Caucedo – Savannah - Southampton
    AL6:
    Salerno – Livorno – La Spezia – Genoa – Fos – Halifax – New York – Norfolk – Savannah – Salerno
    AL7:
    Barcelona – Valencia – Algeciras – Halifax – New York – Norfolk – Savannah – Valencia – Tarragona – Barcelona




2018 April 23

18:06 World’s largest short sea Ro-Ro vessel MV Celine christened at Dublin Port
17:52 Digital Ship’s Maritime Big Data Forum will be held on 29 May 2018 in Oslo
17:36 Ocean Rig announces agreement to postpone delivery of newbuilding drillship Ocean Rig Santorini
17:20 Construction of Bagayevsky hydrosystem begins in Rostov Region (photo)
17:05 ITF urges Hutchison Ports to improve global health and safety operations
16:35 Polskie LNG conduct a technical dialogue on extension of LNG Terminal in Świnoujście
16:29 Rosmorport’s icebreakers assisted over 5,700 vessels in freezing seaports of Russia this winter navigation season
16:05 Hapag-Lloyd plans 20 percent reduction in CO2 emissions by 2020
15:55 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company to provide additional scholarships for students
15:33 TransContainer’s net profit in QI’2018 increased by 19.5% Y-o-Y to RUB 1.479 million
15:04 M.v. Tucana delivers fibre optic cable baskets from Drammen (Norway)
14:47 Port of Gdansk (Poland) throughput up 44% to 12.7 million tonnes in January-March 2018
14:31 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO in RF spot market up to RUB 13,542 per tonne
14:10 ICTSI PNG units ink union agreements
13:59 MOL сrude oil tanker rescues a castaway in the South China Sea
13:39 Container barge transport to become more efficient in the port of Antwerp
12:48 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport fell by 7.3% to 0.7 million tonnes in 3M’18
11:46 Vistula Maersk makes a maiden call to St. Petersburg, as first in series of new ice-class vessels
11:13 2 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on April 22-23
10:51 Training ship Perekop completes unofficial visit to Republic of Sri Lanka
10:25 Brent Crude futures price down 0.04% to $74.03, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.13% to $68.31
10:04 Workshop on IMO's ISPS Code held in Mexico
09:40 Training on ship air pollution and low carbon measures held in Tehran
09:17 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,281 points

2018 April 22

15:33 Port of Rotterdam Authority to realise tide pools along Calandkanaal
15:32 British Ports Association raise border facilities' concerns with PM
15:31 Hapag-Lloyd to revise the Fuel Surcharge for Inland Haulage under Carrier arrangement from Germany to Belgium and Netherlands
15:30 JAXPORT names Interim Chief Financial Officer
15:28 Seaspan announces senior management change

2018 April 21

15:06 MV Thuringia makes maiden CI3 service call at Chennai International Terminals
15:04 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Arethusa with Glencore
15:00 Gothenburg Port Authority publishes Sustainability Report for 2017
14:47 Wärtsilä welcomes global shipping’s agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions
14:45 Vopak to invest in new storage capacity at its Rotterdam terminal

2018 April 20

18:15 Yaroslavsky Shipyard launches yet another boom-laying boat (photo)
18:03 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to Middle East Gulf
17:47 President of Cyprus visits IMO
17:29 NOVATEK’s AGM approves 2017 dividends
17:03 SEA\LNG reiterates LNG’s central role in meeting IMO’s decarbonisation goals
16:40 SCF Group’s financing deal with VTB Bank recognized by Marine Money as a Deal of The Year
16:03 CMA CGM announces an agreement to acquire a stake in CEVA
15:36 Nuclear-powered submarine Severodvinsk passed control check for winter training period
15:03 MEPC 72: Proposal to mandate ISO sulphur test methods to be discussed further
14:40 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches Russia’s first dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59 (photo)
14:24 HELCOM group meets in Berlin to focus on reducing land-based pollution affecting the Baltic Sea
13:38 WMU supports IMO climate change strategy for shipping
13:02 Panama Canal transits three LNG vessels in one day
12:43 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane to handle bulk materials in Rotterdam
11:49 2 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on April 19-20
11:26 "Safety Day" held for Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company management
11:02 Navigation on rivers and canals of Saint-Petersburg opens from April 20
10:38 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company and Russian Maritime Register of Shipping discuss cooperation
10:13 Brent Crude futures price down 0.26% to $73.59, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.31% to $68.08
09:55 Marine Technics supplied a set of engines to refit gensets of vessels operating on the Yenisei river
09:34 Bunker prices are going up at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,201 points
08:07 Chairman of IACS pinpoints three key themes of the Association's strategy for the future
07:45 The Fjords takes delivery of groundbreaking zero emission vessel Future of The Fjords

2018 April 19

19:00 Okskaya Sudoverf launches lead shallow-draft tank barge of Project ROB20, Belmax 1 (photo)
18:05 Vroon's MPI Napoleon commences Baltic-Sea charter