• 2020 January 24 18:07

    Port of Hamburg not expecting reduction in container throughput caused by liner service changes announced by Ocean Alliance and Maersk

    From April, the Ocean Alliance NEU 5 service handled by EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg – CTH is being transferred to Antwerp, the company said in its release. This service will be run by the Ocean Alliance Partner, CMA CGM as FAL 3 with an approximate annual volume of 150,000 TEU. Going forward, according to CMA CGM, the entire container volume carried until now to and from Hamburg by this service will be handled by the five Ocean Alliance liner services continuing to call in Hamburg. These are the full-container services NEU 2, NEU 3, NEU 4, NEU 6 and NEU 7. “In the course of optimizing annual planning, the resulting transfer of one of the six services creates no overall problem either for the shippers or the Port of Hamburg. The container cargo will continue to be handled in its entirety by these services in Hamburg,” stated Axel Mattern, Joint CEO of Port of Hamburg Marketing. “In the shipping industry such liner service adjustments are absolutely normal when the shipping alliances develop new products and present no cause for concern. Hamburg is not losing any cargo because of it,” added Mattern.
     
    The liner shipping partners in the Ocean Alliance are CMA CGM, Cosco Shipping, Evergreen and OOCL. For CMA CGM, one of the biggest Port of Hamburg customers in container transport with a total of 15 full-container and feeder services, the transfer of the FAL 3 service is a decision taken by the Alliance partners to optimize ships’ voyages within the context of its global service network. CMA CGM shipping line also points out that the container cargo handled until now by this service in Hamburg will be distributed among the other five Asia-Europe services continuing to call Hamburg. A shortfall in container cargo is not to be expected. With the ‘Ocean Alliance Day 4’ product starting in April, transport capacities and voyage times will even be improved for the global customers.
     
    MAERSK, the Danish shipping line, has also reported a change to its sailing schedule: The ME 1 service that until now has weekly served India via Dubai and Saudi-Arabia with the German ports: Hamburg, Bremerhaven and Wilhelmshaven will, as of February, temporarily not be calling Hamburg. In customer information issued by MAERSK line, it is pointed out that container cargo previously carried on ME 1 can continue to be seamlessly handled on MAERSK’s AE 7 service to and from Hamburg. “We assume that with Hamburg served by the AE 7 service, the majority of containers from the ME 1 service will continue to be handled in Hamburg after the fairway adjustment. The 12 mega-containerships deployed in the AE 7 service with a capacity of between 16,500 and 19,500 TEU offer the necessary transport capacity,” explained Ingo Egloff, who is Axel Mattern’s Joint CEO at Port of Hamburg Marketing. After suspending the ME 1 service, MAERSK will be calling Hamburg with a total of five container-liner services.




2020 May 28

18:07 PortXchange results in shorter idle times on departure at APM Terminals Rotterdam
17:24 Independent Container Line starts new service from Cork to USA
17:20 Antwerp@C investigates potential for halving CO2 emissions in Port of Antwerp by 2030
16:49 Nevsky Shipyard launches lead ferry of Project PV22, Admiral Gennady Nevelskoy
16:17 Finland's new Water Traffic Act enters into force in June
16:05 Lubrizol joins the Getting to Zero Coalition
15:56 Wärtsilä high-efficiency propulsion solutions selected for special high-speed ferry
15:46 ABP keeps Britain trading in the safest way possible
15:02 Bunker prices show no considerable changes at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
14:38 Bunkering tanker intended for Baikal lake delivered to the customer
14:00 WinGD wins type approval for biggest and most powerful ever dual-fuel engines
13:00 Gasum partners up with the sustainable transport solution provider company Samskip
12:30 More Konecranes BOXHUNTER RTGs to Vietnam
12:00 Konecranes and Fluidmesh join forces to deliver world-first 100% wireless Automated Rubber Tired Gantry crane system
11:30 EPS and Equinor set sights on a trio of newbuild LPG dual-fuel vessels
11:09 Boskalis awarded two dredging contracts in Finland
10:51 Oil prices continue going down
10:30 DNV GL releases first ever traceability standard for reclaimed plastic
10:09 Port of Stockholm announces arrival of the first container ship at Norvik Port
09:44 CMA CGM announces Overweight Surcharge (OWS) from Asia to North Europe
09:37 Baltic Dry Index on May 27
09:19 Rosmorport released young trout into Ladoga lake
08:54 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, May 28

2020 May 27

18:36 Nexans wins major subsea HVDC cable contract from Greece's Ariadne Interconnection S.P.S.A
18:06 The lock gate of the Pierre Vandammelock at the port of Port of Zeebrugge gets decoupled and transported to the inner harbour for renovation works
17:36 Sales of “Honesty” - device to measure the level of liquid in tanks - exceeds 1,000 units
17:06 ZIM posts Q1 2020 results
16:58 NOVATEK-Murmansk obtains resident status at Advanced Special Economic Zone
16:31 Transport Ministry addressed with proposal to introduce criteria for coal ports to be acknowledged as dedicated ones
16:04 UN agencies call for urgent action on crew changes and keyworker designation for sea and air workers
15:59 Cai Mep International Terminal welcomes maiden call of TP17 service
15:13 Traficom extends validity of certain seafarers’ competency and proficiency certificates
14:37 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches Pola Agata of Project RSD59
14:02 First global standard for ship hull cleaning essential for marine ecosystems
13:44 Experts consider development of autonomous shipping as advantage for seafarers
13:29 Introduction of autonomous cargo carriers en masse expected within five-ten years
13:02 DEME Offshore successfully completes the inter-array cable laying works at the SeaMade offshore wind farm
12:45 Industry experts discussed trial project on unmanned navigation in Russia
12:30 Multipurpose Reloading Complex in Ust-Luga: environmental performance conforms with standards
12:01 Payment term for sea port dues remains 30 days for the time being in the Port of Rotterdam
11:03 Wärtsilä upgrades the SCANTS Simulation Complex to provide advanced training at the United States Coast Guard Academy
10:32 Alexeev’s Hydrofoil Design Bureau launches fifth Valdai 45R hydrofoil for Nizhny Novgorod Region
10:05 Oil prices decrease by 0.17%-0.32%
10:03 HMM Algeciras, the largest container ship worldwide, on its way to Rotterdam
09:44 Baltic Dry Index on May 26
09:18 Bunker prices continue going up at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia
09:11 CMA CGM announces Overweight Surcharge (OWS) from Asia to the Mediterranean & Black Sea
09:02 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, May 27
08:19 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Crystalia with Glencore

2020 May 26

18:32 Diana Shipping signs a term loan facility with ABN AMRO Bank to refinance two separate existing loans with the bank
18:06 Jotun hull skating solutions tested by Wallenius Wilhelmsen
17:31 Bunker prices are going up at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
17:05 CMA CGM ends PSS for exports from West Med, North Europe, Scandinavia & Poland, Baltic, Italy Adriatic & Black Sea to Mayotte, Seychelles, Comoros & Madagascar outports
16:30 Damen announces Electric Cutter Suction Dredger 650
16:05 Aker Solutions starts CCS test program at Preem refinery in Sweden
15:35 Norsepower Rotor Sail installation completed on Scandlines ferry in just hours
15:01 Baltiysky Zavod lays down forth 60-MW icebreaker of Project 22220
13:59 Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and LNG Terminal Wilhelmshaven sign a contract to build and charter an LNG terminal ship
13:42 RF Government approves Customs Service Development Strategy till 2030
13:15 Rospotrebnadzor issues guidelines on prevention of COVID-19 spread for sea and river passenger ports and terminals