• 2019 May 19 13:32

    Hapag-Lloyd to restructure its Service Portfolio to/from Caribbean, Central America and SAWC

    Hapag-Lloyd in continued efforts to provide high quality of services, optimize and further strengthen its products, and review cooperations, informs its clients about the upcoming restructuring of Service Portfolio, effective as from June 2019:

    The Central America - North Europe Service – SW3 Service will terminate beginning of June 2019. The last southbound sailing will be M/V “CMA CGM Fort St Georges” Voyage 9323S starting at Rotterdam, Netherlands on June 6, 2019. The last northbound sailing will be M/V “CMA CGM Fort St Georges” Voyage 9323N starting at Puerto Barrios, Guatemala on June 28, 2019.

    The North Europe - West Coast Express – EWX Service will terminate end of June 2019. The last southbound sailing will be the M/V “MSC Gayane” Voyage 926A starting at Rotterdam, Netherlands on June 25, 2019. The last northbound sailing will be the M/V “MSC Shreya B” Voyage 926R starting at San Antonio, Chile on June 28, 2019.

    The South America West Coast - North Europe Express – SWX Service will be enhanced by an additional southbound call at Caucedo, Dominican Republic and we will switch the port in Central Chile from Valparaiso to San Antonio. The first southbound sailing with this changed pro-forma schedule will be M/V “Valparaiso Express” Voyage 9123S starting at Rotterdam, Netherlands on June 4, 2019. The corresponding northbound sailing will be M/V “Valparaiso Express“ Voyage 9123N starting at San Antonio, Chile on July 10, 2019.

    The cargoes from/to Central America (Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Belize, Guatemala and Costa Rica) and Caribbean (Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and other Caribbean Islands) which we have been serving sofar by SW3, partly already in transshipment, will be accepted on our SWX Service with further transshipment at Caucedo, Dominican Republic and/or Cartagena, Colombia.

    Hapag-Lloyd will strengthen this product even further by deploying the fifth own operated vessel M/V “Santos Express” which was designed and built for the requirements of this sub-trade, i.e. Reefer and Special Cargoes.

    Enhanced SWX Service as of June 2019

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Also commencing early June 2019, we will offer a new product between North Europe and South America West Coast including South of Chile – SW2 Service with transit times and connections in the Caribbean competitive to other services. Furthermore we will offer a weekly sailing northbound from Santa Marta, Colombia which will strengthen our position to better serve our reefer customers in particular.

    New SW2 Service as of June 2019

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The first southbound sailing will be M/V “Lexa Maersk” Voyage 923S starting at Antwerp, Belgium on June 6, 2019. The first northbound sailing will be M/V “Luna Maersk” Voyage 923N at San Antonio, Chile on June 9, 2019.

    At this stage there are no changes to the Caribbean - Express Service – CES.
    The Mediterranean - South America West Coast – MSW Service will terminate beginning of June 2019. The last southbound sailing will be M/V “Celina Star” Voyage 367MGW starting at Livorno, Italy on June 2, 2019. The last northbound sailing will be M/V “Celina Star” Voyage 367MGE starting at San Antonio, Chile on July 6, 2019.
    We will strengthen further our own Atlantic Services, i.e. Mediterranean - Pacific Express Service – MPS and Mediterranean - Gulf Express Service – MGX with a transshipment operation at Cartagena, Colombia and a new, own and dedicated Hapag-Lloyd South America West Coast Feeder – FSW commencing operation beginning of July 2019.
    We will offer competitive transit times northbound also for our reefer customers. Therefore we will enhance the MPS Service as follows:

    Enhanced MPS Service as of June 2019 (eastbound only)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The eastbound port call of Caucedo, Dominican Republic will be removed and added to the restructured MGX Service (see below). The first effective eastbound sailing will be M/V “Oakland Express” Voyage 10E27 starting at Vancouver, Canada on June 28, 2019 and arriving at Cartagena, Colombia on July 20, 2019.

    The cargoes ex Mediterranean for destinations at Central America, Caribbean and South America West Coast will be accommodated on M/V “Düsseldorf Express” Voyage 18W24 starting at Livorno, Italy on June 13, 2019 and arriving at Cartagena, Colombia on July 5, 2019.
    The cargoes ex South America West Coast for destinations in the Mediterranean will be connecting at Cartagena, Colombia with M/V “Rotterdam Express” Voyage 18E28 on July 27, 2019.

    Enhanced MGX Service as of June 2019

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Hapag-Lloyd will add westbound port calls at Cartagena, Colombia and Kingston, Jamaica to serve and connect cargoes from the Mediterranean to South America West Coast, Central America and the Caribbean.
    The port of call at Caucedo, Dominican Republic will change from westbound to eastbound and replaces the connection today offered by the MPS Service.
    Miami will no longer be covered by the MGX but served by the direct call on our AL6 Service.

    In the Mediterranean, we will add a call at the port of Algeciras, Spain for import and connecting cargoes to other sub-trades. This change is designed to serve all Spanish import customers with attractive transit times for reefer cargoes ex South America West Coast.

    The first sailing with the enhanced schedule will be M/V “Venetiko” 15W24 / 15E27 departing from Livorno, Italy on June 12, 2019 and arriving at Cartagena, Colombia on June 30, 2019.

    With these changes, Hapag-Lloyd will maintain two departures from the Mediterranean to destinations in the Caribbean, Central America and West Coast South America.

    The new Hapag-Lloyd owned and dedicated Feeder “FSW”

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Hapag-Lloyd's first Feeder South America Westcoast (FSW) southbound sailing will depart from Cartagena, Colombia on July 5, 2019 and connect with M/V “Düsseldorf Express” Voyage 18W24 of our MPS Service respectively M/V “Venetiko” Voyage 15W24 of the MGX Service for final destinations Buenaventura (Colombia), Paita (Peru) and Guayaquil (Ecuador).

    The first sailing northbound will commence at Paita, Peru on July 11, 2019 arriving at Cartagena, Colombia on July 19, 2019 to connect to M/V “Oakland Express” Voyage 10E27 bound for Mediterranean and other destinations.




2019 September 23

17:07 Scorpio Bulkers announces the sale of two Ultramax vessels for $37.9 mln
17:06 Lloyd’s Register signs up to Getting to Zero Coalition
16:43 Marseille, France to host EUROMARITIME on 4-6 February 2020
16:28 MAN Energy Solutions joins getting to zero coalition
15:24 Hapag-Lloyd increases rates from North Europe to Middle East and Indian Subcontinent
14:24 Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach release report on the state of clean cargo-handling equipment technology
14:01 Severnaya Verf starts cutting metal for fourth processing trawler of Project 170701 ordered by NOREBO Group
13:39 ESPO Award jury puts ports of Dover, Dublin, Stockholm and UPF in final competition for Award 2019
13:15 Glander International Bunkering opens 8th office globally in Oslo
13:02 ECOSUBSEA achieves requirements to offer sustainable hull cleaning in the ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge
12:53 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 14,725 in RF spot market
12:31 USPA Supervisory Board discussed corporatisation, integrated audit and dividend reduction
12:08 DNV GL’s Veracity strengthens maritime digitalization with new Asia-Pacific hub
11:50 Workshop in Kenya focused on reducing marine plastic from ships
11:36 Abu Dhabi Ports’ container volume up 82.4% in the first half of 2019
11:29 Regional workshop in Saudi Arabia focused on clean shipping in Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and Gulf
11:04 Vympel Shipyard launches fourth Grachonok-class special purpose boat for Federal National Guard Troops Service
10:26 Brent Crude futures price is up 1.1% to $64.99, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.1% to $58.73
10:08 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to Red Sea
09:47 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 7.4% to 12.18 million TEUs in Jan-Aug’2019
09:25 Baltic Dry Index is down to 2,131 points
09:08 DNV GL awards AIPs to DSME for ethylene carrier cargo tank designs
08:49 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, Sep. 23
08:06 Damen completes maintenance work on Innovation at Damen Verolme Rotterdam

2019 September 22

17:03 Höegh increases its frequency to Australia
16:21 USCG Cutter Seneca offloads more than 12,000 pounds of cocaine in Miami
15:16 Algoma announces agreement to acquire Croatian-built dry-bulk carrier
13:03 Van Oord: Second Sand Motor successfully completed
12:47 Ørsted to pioneer deployment of GE’s next generation offshore wind turbine
11:39 ZPMC orders compressors to pipelay vessel

2019 September 21

16:17 USCG responds to breakaway barges striking I-10 San Jacinto River bridge
15:14 Eastern Shipbuilding launches the C.D WHITE for E.N. Bisso & Son
14:06 Boskalis associate Smit Lamnalco signs first 10-year terminal services contract in Mozambique
12:52 Kongsberg wins first full-scope expedition cruise vessel tender, with gensets and propulsion equipment
11:34 Rauma Shipyard bags Finnish Navy's four corvettes order

2019 September 20

18:41 Vostochny Port joins Coordinating Council on Trans-Siberian Transportation as its permanent member
18:22 IAA PortNews offers photo release from 'Development of Icebreaking and Support Fleet' conference held on NEVA 2019 zero-day
18:05 Global Ship Lease announces new five-year $268 mln credit facility for debt refinancing
17:24 Vostochny Port’s harbour services fleet presented at dedicated conference in Saint-Petersburg
17:05 F. A. Vinnen places entire fleet with Verifavia Shipping & Rina for IHM services
16:50 Helsinki Shipyard (Finland) to build two liners for polar cruises
16:35 COSCO SHIPPING Ports announces disposal of interest in various port assets and possible disposal of Taicang Terminal and Jiangsu Petrochemical Terminal
16:21 ABB presents electric power and propulsion solutions for icebreaking vessels at NEVA 2019
16:05 Port of Los Angeles protects overall clean air gains
15:19 Port of Riga rapidly increases volume of handled wood pellets
14:53 South Korean port to slash passenger vessel emissions with ABB shore power
14:15 Krasnoye Sormovo launches Pola Pelagia, dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59З, for Pola Rise
13:30 Damen Shipyards Group is ready to ensure construction of electric water buses for rivers and canals of Saint-Petersburg and Russia
13:12 MSC Cruises and Fincantieri unveil further details of MSC Seashore at coin ceremony
12:24 Victor Olersky sees promising future of electric river passenger ships in Saint-Petersburg and in Russia
12:09 Algoma Central Corporation announces agreement to acquire Croatian-built vessel
11:28 Specifications for 0.50% sulphur fuels and the PAS from ISO: IBIA explains
11:09 GTT obtains Approval in Principle from Bureau Veritas for the Mark III Flex technology on ice-breaking LNG carriers
10:52 IBIA and S&P Global Platts collaborate to help shipping industry comply with IMO 2020
10:31 Workshop for training on emergency response, preparation and planning held in Manila
10:09 Van Oord and Shell test the use of biofuel on trailing suction hopper dredger HAM 316
09:50 State Duma ratifies Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea
09:33 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.20% to $63.73, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.98% to $58.7
09:25 Lloyd’s Register, China Merchants, GTT, CNOOC, DSIC form jv to design LNG-fuelled VLCC
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is down to 2,192 points