• 2018 November 13 15:03

    Damco launches a dedicated warehouse for Barry Callebaut and inaugurates a new facility in the heart of Poland

    Thursday, 18th October was an important day for Damco in Poland and Central Europe – first pallets arrived at the new dedicated warehouse facility, just opened by Damco for Barry Callebaut – one of the world’s leading B2B manufacturers of cocoa and chocolate. Located in Łódź, Poland, the warehouse is an integral part of the production cycle for Barry Callebaut’s second largest factory in Europe and a continuation of a cooperation between the customer and Damco in Poland, lasting since 2011.

    Damco’s cooperation with the chocolate manufacturer began in 2011 with container clearance and intermodal deliveries, followed by warehousing services in Łódź (main warehouse) and Pabianice (auxiliary). The new facility, part of the distribution centre run by Panattoni in Poland’s prime logistics location in the centre of the country, consolidates both previous warehouses under one roof, increases the volume handled and adds additional capacity needed for future growth.

    The 11 800-square metre facility forms part of Damco’s new competence centre in FMCG raw materials and finished goods warehousing and is located within City Logistics Łódź I complex run by Panattoni, one of the leading industrial space developers. Strategically located in the heart of Poland, in close proximity to major road networks, the facility is only 4h away from the ports in Gdańsk and Gdynia and offers easy access to major Polish cities in the hinterland (Warsaw: ~90 min, Wrocław: ~2h, Katowice: ~2.5h).

    “In recent years Barry Callebaut has significantly increased the output of its production facility in Łódź as a result of our Smart Growth strategy”, says Willy Raemdonck, Regional Logistics Manager at Barry Callebaut. “In order to sustain our expansion in the region, we needed improved logistics solutions”. In Summer 2017 a 6-year contract was signed with Damco, who will not only operate the new warehouse, but also run a dedicated shuttle, transporting raw materials from the warehouse to the factory and finished goods from the factory to the warehouse.

    Damco has therefore taken extra measures, together with Panattoni and real estate broker CBRE, to change the design of the warehouse and accommodate special sustainability needs of the customer. As result, the new building is more environmentally friendly than the previous warehouse, which was certified by external consultants.

    The facility is fully compliant with quality standards required for food storage (HACCP) and consists of three zones: ambient storage area, temperature controlled storage (15-25°C) and cold storage (2-8°C). The launch of the dedicated warehouse for Barry Callebaut inaugurates the new facility, which Damco will be able to offer to a wide range of customers seeking premium warehousing and distribution services in the very heart of Poland.

2018 December 17

11:42 Milaha unveils large plans to upgrade its shipyard in Mesaieed
11:01 IBIA welcomes decision by IMO’s MSC to add new item to its agenda to address concerns about fuel safety
10:43 SENER to design passenger vessel for Tanzanian ferry operator
10:17 Brent Crude futures price down 0.02% to $60.27, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.21% to $51.58
09:58 Port of Singapore throughput in 11M’18 grew by 0.4% Y-o-Y to 575.44 million tonnes
09:40 Floating regasification plant “Marshal Vasilevsky” arrives in Kaliningrad
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,401 points

2018 December 16

16:09 Navios Acquisition completes acquisition of Navios Midstream
15:23 Thun Tankers names environmentally adapted tanker Thun Evolve
13:21 Traxens trials IoT network in port environment for first time, at MSC Terminal Valencia
12:32 Executives must watch both sea and air amid trade war tensions, warns Xeneta
10:55 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from ISC to North Europe and the Mediterranean
10:11 PGNiG receives third spot delivery of US-sourced LNG at Świnoujście

2018 December 15

16:23 MOL Passenger Line receives award for outstanding performance in 'Cruise of the Year 2018'
14:53 CMA CGM to implement GRR for India East Coast-West Africa trade
13:51 CMA CGM announces LSS on services from / to China, Hong Kong and Taiwan
12:44 NYK Cruises receives Grand Prix Award for 2018 World Cruise
11:27 TT-Line places order for RoPax "green" ferry with China's Jiangsu Jinling Shipyard

2018 December 14

18:17 Hapag-Lloyd to increase rates from East Asia to Mexico, Central America, West Coast of South America, Caribbean & Panama
17:48 Petersburg Oil Terminal puts into operation its emergency response team
17:33 Vinalines to open container shipping centre next week
17:30 Fairway adjustment will simplify Elbe traffic control already next year
17:27 Final cruise ship for the year calls to the Port of Gothenburg
17:23 The MV Magda joins the Klaveness Bulkhandling pool
17:16 India’s containerised export up 10% in the third quarter of 2018
17:13 FSL Trust announces newbuilding agreement for the construction of two LR2 product tankers
17:13 Havyard project with Havila Kystruten on hydrogen-powered coastal route operations to receive over NOK 100 million in funding from Pilot-E
16:24 World Fuel Services expands bunker operations in US leading up to 2020
15:57 IMO held training workshops in Cameroon Single Window for Foreign Trade Transactions
14:49 Onezhsky Shipyard lays down self-propelled hopper barge of Project HB600
14:08 Irish Continental Group plc takes delivery of cruise ferry W.B.Yeats
13:55 WMU takes part in Ocean Literacy Conference
13:31 First in industry ADNOC co-loads LPG and propylene onto same vessel in Ruwais
13:10 WMU hosted round table discussion regarding key challenges facing IMO
12:53 Bunker market at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia shows mixed price movements (graph)
12:32 Nordic American Offshore secures contract for its PSV NAO Viking
12:11 Rosrybolovstvo supports 2nd Dredging and Hydraulic Engineering Structures Congress
11:50 Association of Commercial Sea Ports celebrates its 30th anniversary
11:24 Gazprom and Itochu sign MoU under Baltic LNG project
11:06 Scorpio Bulkers announces time charter-out agreement
10:48 Domestic ferry safety exercise conducted in Indonesia
10:25 IMO holds training for managing insecurity in west Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden
10:06 EC adds six new yards to its ‘European List of ship recycling facilities’
09:47 Brent Crude futures price down 0.61% to $61.05, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.4% to $52.37
09:25 GTT notified by HSHI for the tank design of two new LNG carriers for CMM
09:18 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,365 points
08:06 Fincantieri publishes its Sustainability Plan 2018-2022
07:14 Port of Long Beach cargo volume up to 621,835 TEU in November 2018
06:09 Mitsubishi Shipbuilding holds christening ceremony for LPG carrier "LAUREL PRIME"

2018 December 13

18:43 Coal exports via Rosterminalugol hit 19-millionth tonne mark
18:28 Port of Kaliningrad throughput in Jan-Nov rose 4% to nearly 13 million tonnes
18:25 Tideway completes installation of longest AC offshore wind export cable at Hornsea One in the UK
17:49 Hapag-Lloyd to cancel calls at Port of Bremerhaven
17:25 Building of Johan Sverdrup Phase II begins
17:19 Port of Vyborg 11-month cargo volumes soar 24% to 1.72 million tonnes
17:13 Seabridge first in Belgium to receive the SCA certificate
17:08 Jan De Nul cleans up polluted beaches along the coast in southern France
17:07 Bunker fuel prices at Far Eastern ports close the week lower
17:00 Murmansk Region will improve water safety regulations – Marina Kovtun
16:47 Port of Vysotsk cargo volume in Jan-Nov rises 6% to 16.86 million tonnes