• 2017 February 21 12:10

    Intermodal Asia to launch the Industry Leaders Strategy Summit in Shanghai on 21st – 22nd March 2017

    Intermodal Asia – the world leading exhibition and conference for the global container, transport and logistics market - will launch the Industry Leaders Strategy Summit (ILSS) which will take place on 21st – 22nd March 2017. Bringing together leading experts within the intermodal and container industry, this inaugural Summit will provide a platform to discuss strategic global issues and trends, as well as facilitating business networking.
    The ILSS will explore the current and future state of the industry through focused themes including; ‘On the Horizon: Outlook for Trade and the Market’, ‘The Container Industry: Moving Forward in a Changed Landscape’, ‘Smart Ports for the 21st Century’ and an ‘Update on China’s One Belt, One Road’.
    The summit will commence with Tim Smith, Chairman, China and Chief Representative, North Asia, Maersk Group, delivering the industry keynote – ‘Overview of the Market and Future Needs’.
    In the same forum, Tim Power, Director Head of Maritime Advisors at Drewry, will present ‘Global Economic Outlook for the Container Industry​​​​​​​’, outlining Drewry’s current view of the liner industry and the key mid-term issues. “The liner industry is going through a period of rapid change” states Power. “Internal industry factors and global geopolitics are generating a host of opportunities and risks. The key long-term issue is how does the liner industry establish a structure that will allow sustainable profitability?”
    With the container industry coming out of a momentous year of change, ‘The Container Industry: Moving Forward in a Changing Landscape’ will be the focus of sessions in the afternoon of Day One, chaired by Greg Knowler, Asia Editor of IHS Maritime and Trade. “Attendees can expect to leave the panel sessions with a clearer idea of the issues faced by shipping lines and their customers and advice from industry experts on how to navigate the changing environment.”
    The shippers’ perspective will be well represented within the Summit. A panel comprised of Dow Chemical, the Global Shippers Forum, the Hong Kong Shippers’ Council and the Global Shippers’ Forum will discuss, ‘The Shipper’s Perspective: getting the industry back on track’; an overview of the shipping industry’s current environment and its impact on shippers.
    Nik Delmeire, Secretary General at the European Shippers’ Council, will co-present with Thomas Emil Jensen, from Maersk Line in the afternoon of Day 1. Their joint session ‘Developing and Maintaining an Optimised and Transparent Supply Chain’, will provide a greater overview of how to enhance speed, reliability, sustainability and efficiency of maritime supply chains. It will also discuss how to increase effectiveness of law enforcement and security through less intrusive technologies and seamless interoperability, allowing for “end to end visibility”. The session will highlight an EU Funded project of which Maersk is the partner.
    The morning of day two will focus on ‘Smart Ports for the 21st Century’, chaired by Jason Chiang, Director, Ocean Shipping Consultants.
    Lars Anke, of the Port of Hamburg, will present on “Hamburg’s SmartPORT initiative”, a case study presentation sharing Hamburg’s experiences with traffic management systems for road transportation and vessel traffic management.
    Also looking at how technology can deliver a leading Global Shipping hub will be Artin Songbing Ding, General Manager of Strategy and Research Department at Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG).
    The afternoon sessions will deliver an update on China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’, with presentations given by speakers including; Edoardo Podesta, Managing Director of Air & Sea Logistics Asia Pacific at Dachser, Henry Tillman, Chairman and CEO at Grisons Peak Investment and Jianwei Xu, Associate Professor, Business School, Beijing Normal University.
    Kees Kuijken, Board Member of New Silk Way Logistics and CEO at KLG Europe will present a case study on the ‘End-to-end intermodal logistics between China and Europe’. Within this session, Kuijken will share the experiences of New Silk Way Logistics’ specialised train connection from China to Europe and the many new developments on the eastbound initiative that NSWL have made, offering a different approach to controllability of the train product. “2017 will present the challenge of keeping a proactive attitude towards capacity in the market,” explains Kuijken. “Therefore, it is imperative for the industry to adopt full visibility and flexibility at every step of the supply chain to ensure market sustainability and growth over the next few years.”
    Following which ‘Customer Satisfaction of China Europe Trains’ will be presented by Tatiana Serova, Commercial Director, A.R.T Logistics. “The Customer Satisfaction of China Europe Trains is a very important factor in the product, especially with the view that the subsidy will not exist forever” states Serova. “Without the support from the market, it is impossible for this to become a steady logistics solution.”
    Other confirmed speakers in the Summit include representatives from; ABN AMRO, China Container Industry Association (CCIA), Crane Worldwide Logistics LLC, Erasmus University Rotterdam, JSC Georgia Railways, Korea Maritime Institute (KMI), SeaIntel Maritime Analysis and Shanghai International Shipping Institute (SISI).

2020 October 31

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2020 October 30

18:02 Finnlines announces bunker surcharge for Malmö-Travemünde-Malmö
17:38 Expert considers methanol to be more environmentally friendly marine fuel than LNG
17:06 Port of Melbourne releases its 2020 Sustainability Report
16:56 BC Ferries' third battery electric hybrid vessel launches at Damen Shipyard
16:45 Rosmorport took part in the 4th “LNG Fleet, LNG Bunkering and Alternatives” conference
15:21 General Prosecutor's Office confirmed Vostochny Port’s compliance with Presidential instructions on transition to closed coal handling
14:19 Fuelling the industry: Low-emission development strategies at the 7th International LNG Congress
14:03 VARD to build a second advanced stern trawler for Luntos
13:36 Amursky Shipyard launches Ro-Ro ferry and ice-class rescue ship
13:13 Shuttle service to COSCO’s European hub from Vado Gateway commences
13:10 BlueWater Reporting issues intra-Asia container shipping report
12:37 DNV GL hits remote survey hat trick with 20K surveys, 2-year anniversary and new Operational Centre
11:49 Ivan Radchenko appointed as General Manager at Moby Dik Terminal
11:14 Tuapse Sea Commercial Port increased its throughput by 10% in 9M’2020
10:38 IAA PortNews thanks partners and sponsors of 4th LNG Fleet, LNG Bunkering and Alternatives conference
10:17 The CMA CGM Champs Elysees joins the fleet
10:05 Arctic LNG 2 ice-class tanker fleet formation completed
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09:40 Bunker prices go down in the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:23 Oil prices are recovering
09:12 Baltic Dry Index as of October 29

2020 October 29

18:31 Wan Hai Lines to launch Straits – Bangladesh Express Service
18:09 Lloyd’s Register launches dedicated Maritime Decarbonisation Hub
17:56 Bill on corporatization of FSUE Rosmorport submitted to RF Government
17:56 Hapag-Lloyd announces winter surcharge to and from St. Petersburg and Ust-Luga
17:30 Rosmorport’s Azov-Black Sea Basin Branch purchased 5 tugboats
17:05 Wärtsilä to collaborate with Anemoi Marine Technologies in future sales of Rotor Sail solutions
16:59 Romania’s border authorities using EMSA RPAS for coast guard surveillance
16:35 Jon Fredrik Baksaas appointed DNV GL’s Chair of the Board
16:17 Nordion Energi moves closer to the aim of 100% green energy by joining the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance
16:01 Port of Los Angeles streamlines online permit process
15:28 MABUX released Bunker Weekly Outlook
15:22 Bunker prices are slightly down in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
15:20 CMA CGM announces Peak Season Surcharge from China to Russia
15:01 Partnership agreement between leading Hamburg Port Authority and Tanger Med Port Authority
14:36 Port Kolomna takes delivery of multibucket dredger of Project 3409
14:11 MAN compressor technology for largest FPSO vessel offshore Brazil
13:53 Novatek to launch LNG terminal in Rostock (Germany) in 2023
13:30 Rosatom looks into using barges for LNG delivery to Arctic regions
13:11 IMEC and ITF opens big quarantine and testing facility in Manila
12:52 RS grants GASA to GTT’s Mark III Technology
12:29 Rosatom expects reactor plants RITM-200 to be efficient for container carriers and oil tankers
12:10 GTT entrusted by Zvezda with the tank design of ten ARC7 ice-breaking LNG сarriers
11:48 USC forecasts complete transition of shipping industry to electric propulsion in 20-25 years
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11:09 DSV Panalpina acquires Prime Cargo
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10:09 International Association of Dredging Companies signs major strategic collaboration agreement with FIDIC
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09:24 Oil prices show slight increase
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09:12 Baltic Dry Index as of October 28

2020 October 28

18:15 Sri Lanka's East Container Terminal inaugurates for operations