• 2020 January 23 14:40

    New intermodal train connection arranged from Luxembourg

    In close cooperation the companies of CFL multimodal, Stena Line and LKW Walter have initiated a new direct intermodal train connection between the intermodal terminal of Bettembourg-Dudelange and the Schwedenkai Terminal in Kiel for onward transshipment to Gothenburg, the Port of Kiel says in a press release. The first train left Luxembourg this Tuesday (21st January) and arrived in Kiel on 22nd January. The connection commences operations with three runs in each direction per week with departures from Kiel on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. This new service links the Scandinavian markets with central Europe, France and Spain via the intermodal hub of Bettembourg. Dr Dirk Claus, Managing Director at the PORT OF KIEL: “We appreciate the new connection and support the expansion of intermodal traffic. The BLUE PORT Strategy of our port implies that we shift hinterland transports from the roads to railway transport whenever possible. The new connection between Bettembourg and Kiel contributes substantially to the reduction of emissions.” The train is 710 m long and consists of 21 carrying wagons for trailers and contain-ers. Through this train up to 10,000 trailers and containers can be shifted per year from the roads to the more eco-friendly mode of rail transport. This year the PORT OF KIEL already expects 8,000 load units to be transported between Kiel and Bettembourg.

    In Kiel important infrastructural foundations have been laid in order to push the ecologically advantageous shift of transport units from the roads to rail. The investments by the German Railway at the shunting station Kiel allow for longer trains and thus enhance the economic efficiency. Hence, trains with an overall length of 750 m (55o m before) can now enter the Rbf Kiel-Meimersdorf and a third shunting track is ready for usage at the Schwedenkai Terminal. Here, no less than 25 % of the hinterland transport units are tran-shipped by rail these days already. After nearly 24,000 load units were transhipped by rail last year this number is expected to increase to well over 30,000 this year. "The new intermodal train is one example of the shore-side transport options that Stena Line proactively devises together with its partners and which it markets directly to the customers. The cooperation with CFL multimodal and LKW Walter demonstrates a new way of thinking in the organisation of more sustainable logistics. We see a high potential also for the future and we are working at high pressure to establish attractive intermodal relations to Sweden”, says Katrin Verner, Freight Commercial Manager Stena Line.

    Since its foundation in 1962 the Swedish shipping company of Stena Line has developed into one of the biggest ferry companies in the world currently employing approx. 5,000 staff. In 2018, the fleet transported more than 7.6 million passengers, 1.7 million cars and 2.1 million cargo units between The Netherlands and Great Britain, on the Irish Sea as well as on the Baltic See between Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Latvia and Germany. The fleet consists of 38 ves-sels today serving 20 different routes. In addition, the company offers comprehensive package deals and services. In Germany, Stena Line operates from four ports and two locations, i.e. the headquarters of Stena Line GmbH & Co. KG in Rostock and the office in Kiel.

    The CFL multimodal group stands for a global service provider covering all aspects of the multi-modal logistics chain. Represented by 12 companies in 6 European countries, CFL multimodal and its affiliate company called CFL cargo offer a high-quality and custom-tailored portfolio of services to their customers: intermodal and conventional railway transport, wagon mainte-nance and repair, customs clearance as well as forwarding and logistics services. In Luxemburg CFL multimodal concentrates its activities on the intermodal terminal Bettembourg-Dudelange at the Eurohub Sud Logistik Park. Due to its strategic and advantageous location on the Rail Freight Corridor 2 (North Sea - Mediterranean) and right on the main axes of the European transport routes, this multi-modal hub can unite multimodal transport flows on a European scale and beyond. With an annual capacity of 600,000 UTIs and equipped with state-of-the-art security and surveillance technology the intermodal terminal Bettembourg-Dudelange is linked with the main sea ports as well as with the major industry regions through combined shuttle trains.

    The PORT OF KIEL is one of the most versatile ports in the Baltic region. The ferry connections to Scandinavia and to the Baltic States belong to the core business of the port. Daily departures to Norway, Sweden and Lithuania offer optimal opportunities to freight customers to ship their goods to the target markets in the Baltic region.




2020 February 27

17:05 AquaTerra acquires Subsea Engineering and Technical Services
16:51 Zelenodolsk Shipyard named after A.M. Gorky laid down passenger ship Chaika LNG
16:35 Vale clarifies incident with contracted vessel
16:04 NYK Cruises to cancel cruises due to coronavirus
15:30 Average physical depreciation of Rosmorport’s berthing facilities is 24%
15:07 National Association of Shipping Agencies addresses FAS over plans on multiple increase of port dues in Russia
14:56 Arbitration award related to purchase options for four VLCCs on charter to Okeanis ECO Tankers
14:43 ASCO strengthened preventive measures against coronavirus
14:19 ASCO takes necessary precautionary measures to prevent environmental damage
13:55 Rotterdam to host ACI’s 24th Ballast Water Management Conference on 7-8 April 2020
13:53 Ørsted signs 20-year lease with Port of Taichung for Greater Changhua offshore wind farms
13:34 Vysotsk VTS obtains Certificate of Conformity
13:12 Xeneta container rates alert: long-term contracted rates hold despite Coronavirus chaos
12:56 Certificate of Conformity obtained for Ust-Luga VTS
12:33 Finnlines published its 2019 Financial Statements and Financial Review
12:10 A.P. Moller - Maersk links new $5.0bn revolving credit facility to its CO2 performance
11:52 Port of Gdynia seeks opportunities for further development
11:28 Rosmorport’s Murmansk Branch performed pilotage of Capesize vessel
11:04 Rosmorport to complete dredging under NOVATEK’s project in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky by April 2021
10:41 3rd Technical Conference "Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering" kicks off in Moscow
10:35 Ships of RF Navy’s Baltic Fleet continue performing planned training as part of its long-distance campaign
10:16 Port of Oakland debt ratings affirmed by Fitch
10:13 Brent Crude futures price is down 1.52% to $51.99, Light Sweet Crude – fell to 1.54% to $47.98
09:56 Hydrographic Department to dredge about 20 million cbm of material on Sabetta’s seaway canal in 2020
09:34 Marine Recruiting Agency LLC trained 1,957 specialists in 2019, up 2.6% YoY
09:32 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Feb 27
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is up to 517 points

2020 February 26

18:37 Royal IHC to supply integrated power cablelay spread
18:01 Chartwell Marine announces sponsorship agreement with Alan Roberts Racing in the lead up to the 2020 racing season
17:29 Keppel delivers world’s fastest brownfield FPSO modification project
17:26 Busan Port Authority and Samsung SDS signed a contract to operate a logistics center in Rotterdam, Netherlands
17:00 Smart Maritime Council announces support for shipboard machinery data standard
16:23 Damen DOP ensures new approach to dredging – expert opinion
16:00 FSUE Rosmorport to dredge 18.4 million cbm of material in 2020
15:36 Yamal LNG reaches thirty million tons milestone
15:12 MHI-MME receives retractable fin stabilizer orders for two luxury expedition vessels being built by Helsinki Shipyard
14:55 Contract signed for extension of Świnoujście LNG Terminal
14:34 Rosmorrechflot to have 20 dredgers built at Lotos shipyard by 2030
14:12 Kongsberg Maritime wins 300 MNOK contract to equip four new cruise vessels
13:55 EU NAVFOR Somalia supports Djiboutian Coast Guard
13:33 Belarusian-Latvian cooperation in multimodal cargo transportation via Latvian ports discussed in Riga
13:10 Global Offshore announces new addition to its cable installation fleet
12:51 Rosmorport announces tender for dredging on access canal of Temryuk port
12:28 PortNews Media Group and Shipbuilding Cluster of Arkhangelsk Region sign agreement on cooperation
12:10 Contship Italia confirms operational continuity at Group's maritime and intermodal terminals amidst SARS-CoV-2 outbreak
12:07 Milaha reports a 6% increase in net profit for full year 2019
11:29 BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO launch survey to identify fuel oil issues
11:01 Seaspan agrees to purchase a fleet of four containerships
10:48 Viesturs Zeps elected Chairman of Freeport of Riga Board, Pavels Rebenoks elected Deputy Chairman
10:21 3rd Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging Congress kicks off in Moscow
10:17 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Feb 26
10:06 GTT receives an order from Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co. Ltd. for the tank design of two new LNG Carriers
09:59 First dredger with ultra-low emissions has arrived in Belgium
09:54 Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port to invest RUB 108.4 billion in development till 2029
09:35 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.65% to $54.61, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.8% to $50.3
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 508 points

2020 February 25

18:06 Maritime world players gather in Antwerp for World Ports Conference 2020
17:51 Four new IBIA board members announced at AGM
17:30 ClassNK develops its Digital Grand Design 2030
17:18 Piraeus Bank enters into a strategic collaboration with ORIX Corporation to provide financing solutions to the Greek maritime sector