• 2020 February 25 12:17

    COSCO SHIPPING Lines maintains logistics chain for international trade

    COSCO SHIPPING Lines says it has intensified its efforts in container liner routes and cross-border train service to provide a strong guarantee for the resumption and development of China’s import and export trade. In addition, the company rolled out two strong measures of “land-to-water” and “land-to-rail” transport at Shanghai ports to address the problem of trans-provincial container haulage facing clients in East China. It took the lead in covering the domestic and foreign trade, import and export business in Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui Provinces. 20,000 TEU containerships including COSCO SHIPPING VIRGO, COSCO SHIPPING SCORPIO and COSCO SHIPPING ARIES, fully loaded with Chinese exports such as electronics, garments and furniture, successively set sail from Shanghai and Ningbo ports towards the vast ocean.

    CHINA RAILWAY Express trains between Nanchang and Moscow and Minsk returned to normal operations

    At 9:58 am on February 17, a CHINA RAILWAY Express train laden with 40-foot containers in its 41 carriages departed from Nanchang (Xiangtang) International Land Port and headed for Moscow (Russia) and Minsk (Belarus). Carrying homemade auto parts, all-in-one machines, mechanical equipment and garments, the train was the first of its kind from Jiangxi Province and a mark that the CHINA RAILWAY Express trains between Nanchang and Moscow and Minsk run by COSCO SHIPPING have returned to normal operations.

    As the platform company of CHINA RAILWAY Express trains from Nanchang, COSCO SHIPPING Lines has, on the one hand, provided instructions on and supervised COVID-19 prevention in various links of the logistics chain, and on the other hand, taken advantage of its transport network and opened logistics channels to help enterprises resume operations and maintain import and export trade.

    Completing the sea-rail intermodal transport of the first batch of parallel-import cars at Xiamen Port

    On February 8, with support from China Railway Nanchang Group Co., Ltd., CRCT Nanchang Branch, Xiamen Customs, Xiamen Ocean Gate Terminal and Xiamen International Logistics Port, COSCO SHIPPING Lines (Xiamen) successfully completed the sea-rail intermodal transport of the first batch of parallel-import cars at Xiamen Port. These cars arrived at Ganzhou International Port on February 11.

    As the first of their kind imported to Ganzhou, Jiangxi Province, the cars were carried by COSCO SHIPPING Lines in the form of intermodal B/L. With end-to-end service provided by the company, they were shipped from the Port of JEBEL ALI, UAE to Ganzhou International Port through sea-rail intermodal transport via Xiamen Ocean Gate Terminal.

2020 April 8

12:05 Inland terminals at the Port of Hamburg hit by the corona crises differently
11:30 IAPH Tokyo secretariat transited to remote work from home
11:05 SAFEEN acquires its largest service vessel to date
11:02 BC Ferries adjusted service levels due to Covid-19 pandemic
10:39 ABB increases remote support for ships to help customers during the COVID-19 outbreak
10:38 Port of Gdansk actively supports fight against coronavirus
10:16 Tallink Grupp’s vessels Megastar, Galaxy and Baltic Princess suspend passenger transport to Finland
09:53 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Apr 08
09:40 Bunker prices start going up at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is down to 596 points
08:47 Golden Ocean announces appointment of Ulrik Uhrenfeldt Andersen as CEO

2020 April 7

18:38 RF Government makes big decision to quit transshipment of NOVATEK’s LNG in Norway
17:27 BashVolgotanker opens navigation with first tanker leaving Samara for Kavkaz
17:03 IADC moves its seminar and course to 2nd half of 2020
16:49 RF Navy’s oceanographic research vessel "Admiral Vladimirsky" arrived in the Durville Sea
16:05 ECSA and ETF launch joint project WESS
15:51 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
15:43 Port of Rotterdam adds Boxinsider to Portbase
15:28 Dredging works at LNG terminal in Klaipeda Seaport completed ahead of schedule
15:04 VTT to assess bio- and waste-based oils suitable for power plants and ships
14:43 Nordic Investment Bank is sponsoring expansion of Klaipeda Seaport
14:20 AET and TOTAL agree time charter for two LNG dual-fuel VLCCs
13:52 Rosmorport changed tariffs on crew boats services rendered in seaports of Eysk and Temryuk
13:29 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard introduced short-time operation till 30 April 2020
12:54 Rosmorport announces tender to reconstruct coastal facilities of Vanino-Kholmsk ferry service
12:26 Rosmorport announces tender to build and reconstruct port infrastructure in Nikolskoye settlement
11:47 Hydrographic vessel of RF Navy’s Pacific Fleet continues its long-distance cruise to Antarctica
11:09 Hurtigruten temporarily suspends operations
10:25 Brent Crude futures price is up 3% to $34.04, Light Sweet Crude – up 3.53% to $27
10:08 Stena Line to furlough 600 employees and make 150 redundant in UK and the Republic of Ireland due to COVID-19
09:53 Extraordinary security measures undertaken by PORT FLEET operating in Big Port St. Petersburg
09:34 Nuclear-powered container carrier Sevmorput unloaded cargo for Arctic LNG 2 project
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is down to 604 points
09:02 Austria's overseas traffic via Hamburg remains stable
08:46 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Apr 07
08:19 LR chosen for LNG Canada export terminal project in Kitimat

2020 April 6

18:37 Okeanis Eco Tankers announces three year VLCC time charter
18:06 Bureau Veritas helps to manage risk thanks to digitalized inspection services
17:45 Turnover of DeloPorts terminals in January-March of 2020 reached 2.6 mln tonnes, up 44% YoY
17:39 The production of Tallink’s new car and passenger ferry MyStar has started at Rauma shipyard
17:12 Maersk Container Industry signs first Star Cool milestone contract with Evergreen
17:06 Lloyd’s Register completes six-day, three-person audit for marine and offshore component and equipment business Whittaker Engineering
16:30 8,800 cbm of material dredged in Korsakov seaport
16:08 MABUX Digest: Top events on global bunker market: Week 14
16:06 CMA CGM cancels PSS for cargo from East Africa to Asia
15:59 The Korean Register releases the latest updated version of KR-CON
14:50 DNV GL’s new MMC unlocks unprecedented machinery efficiencies and insights
13:57 Technical fleet of Moscow Canal to begin navigation season on April 24
13:33 Construction of Tallink Grupp’s newest eco-friendly LNG-powered shuttle ferry to begin at RMC shipyard in Rauma
12:46 World Ports Covid19 Information Portal established
12:22 IMO issues guidance for delays in newbuild vessel deliveries due to COVID-19
12:00 Nanjing Jinling Shipyard launches the second of G5GG ro-ro vessels for Grimaldi Group
11:18 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO fell to RUB 6,299 in RF spot market
11:00 Port of Singapore remains open amidst additional precautionary measures
10:21 Brent Crude futures price is down 1.61% to $33.56, Light Sweet Crude – down 3.18% to $27.43
10:09 NovaAlgoma Short Sea Carriers takes delivery of new mini-bulker
09:50 CIMC Raffles cuts first steel for largest Ice Class ro-ro
09:34 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Apr 06
09:32 RF Government approves draft Energy Strategy until 2035
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is down to 616 points