• 2021 April 30 14:21

    Services between Hamburg and Xuzhou successfully established

    The Port of Hamburg is a top destination for rail services between China and Germany. Since November last year, a new link has become established between Xuzhou and Hamburg, according to Port of Hamburg's release.

    The Port of Hamburg expects at least two more trains from the Chinese city of Xuzhou in May. This latest service by Xuzhou-Europe Railway Express signals its established status in the Hanseatic City, where its sixth train has meanwhile arrived, and the service will be further expanded.
     
    The first train to Hamburg departed in November last year from Tongshan rail freight terminal. Its route encompassed Russia, Poland and Hamburg, among other points. The containers still on board are despatched onwards throughout Europe. In recent years, 232 links have been established between 20 Chinese destinations and Hamburg. In 2020 throughput on intercontinental rail traffic between Hamburg and China alone increased by at least seven percent. Total volume therefore climbed to 107,000 TEU. Almost 40 trains per week are meanwhile running between various provinces in China and Europe’s largest rail port. “The New Silk Road is an important addition to seaborne services on the global supply chain between China and Germany. Positive developments stress the welcome being given to what is being offered,” says Axel Mattern, Joint CEO of Port of Hamburg Marketing.
     
    Throughput is also growing at the same rate. Xuzhou Huaihai International Land Port provides one example. Throughput in the first eleven months of last year increased to 24,190 TEU. That represents a 56 percent gain on 2019. The Chinese operator is pursuing ambitious aims to make the location an essential hub for Silk Road services to Europe: “With Hamburg, the Xuzhou-Europe Railway Express offers its customers an additional connection with Central Europe. From Tongshan freight terminal in SW Xuzhou, via Erenhot, Mongolia, Russia, Belarus and Poland, freight reaches the Hanseatic City in just 18 days,” reports Xuzhou Huaihai International Land Port.
    Last year alone, 300 trains from Xuzhou transported consumer goods and building machinery made by Xugong, Liebherr, Hitachi and CAT to Europe. On average, a block train departs with 94 containers and weighs almost 470 tons. Depending on traffic, on average it will need 15 days to cover the route of over 6,000 kilometres.
     
    Conditions are favourable, since Xuzhou is one of China’s top hubs for rail traffic. Several high-speed routes – e.g. between Beijing-Shanghai and Lianyungang-Lanzhou – meet there. Operated by China Railway, the rail freight terminal is Eastern China’s largest. The city is also directly linked via canals with the ports of Ningbo-Zhoushan, Shanghai and Lianyungang on the East coast / Westküste. This autonomous city is situated in the North of the Eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu. Xuzhou’s administrative area covers 11,257 square kilometres and has a population of around 8.6 million.
     
    Xuzhou is also the home of Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group – XCMG. The group develops, manufactures and distributes building machinery, including trucks, cranes, earth-moving and road-building equipment. It is the world’s fifth-largest construction machinery group, despatching its products, some on its own train, via the New Silk Road to Central Asia, Russia and Europe. These were aboard some of the 300 trains that last year transported quantities of consumer goods and construction machinery from Xuzhou to Europe. These included products from companies such as Xugong, Liebherr, Hitachi and CAT. On average, a block train departs with 94 containers and a weight of almost 470 tons. Depending on traffic, it will need an average of 15 days to cover the route extending over 6,000 kilometres.




2021 May 14

18:46 Pilbara Ports Authority posts results for April 2021
18:23 Onezhsky Shipyard launches Ice Arc5 tug Pomor built for Rosmorport
18:06 Port of Southampton announces second Shore Power connection
17:53 Warships of RF Navy's Pacific Fleet completed visit to Singapore
17:36 ICS releases Vaccination Roadmap to quicken seafarer jab rollout
17:16 Maersk secures daily rail services from Felixstowe to respond to Brexit and COVID-19
16:54 Throughput of Murmansk Sea Fishing Port in 4M’2021 fell by 3.7% YoY
16:31 DNV, the University of Bristol and Percepetual Robotics launch new research project to develop automated verification of offshore wind turbine inspection results
16:11 Port of Los Angeles container volumes up 37% to 946,966 TEUs in April 2021
15:25 Fincantieri and Amazon Web Services team up to power the digitization and competitiveness of Italy with cloud computing
14:56 Rosneft reports its 1Q 2021 net income of RUB 149 bln
14:17 Port of Liepaja throughput in 4M’2021 climbed by 1.6% Y-o-Y
13:34 Nevsky Shipyard delivers cargo-passenger vessel of Project PV22, Pavel Leonov, to the customer
12:25 Throughput of port Kavkaz in 4M’2021 fell by 15% Y-o-Y
12:03 Austal Australia delivers two cape-class patrol boats to Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard
11:58 Port of Oakland sets all-time cargo record in April 2021
11:49 Daphne Technology seeks financing through crowdfunding platform
11:28 Throughput of Russian seaports in 4M’2021 fell by 4.2% Y-o-Y
11:09 Rosmorport commences dredging at the port of Arkhangelsk
10:46 Rosmorport announces competition on dam strengthening at Kaliningrad Maritime Channel
10:17 HCS and CyberLogitec partner in TOS implementation at finished-car logistics terminal in Yarimca, Turkey
10:13 Acceptance certificate signed for Phase 1 (preparation) of Bagayevsky hydrosystem
09:45 Oil prices decrease on demand concerns
09:28 Höegh Autoliners onboard more vessels to Kongsberg Digital’s Vessel Insight
09:12 Baltic Dry Index as of May 13
08:24 Port of Ayr completes £2.2m investment strategy with new crane delivery

2021 May 13

18:41 DFDS ferry volumes up 50% in April 2021
18:13 Sealand adds weekly Port of Wilmington call to its NAE service
17:54 Sparta III delivered yet another cargo to Franz Josef Land
17:37 COP26 in focus as UNGC gathers leaders at Nor-Shipping’s Ocean Now
17:30 Oboronlogistics took part in BREAKBULK RUSSIA 2021
17:02 Admiral Makarov University took part in ARCSAR workgroup
16:28 IAPH renews ties with WCO
16:05 VoltH2 and Virya Energy sign cooperation agreement for development of green hydrogen plant in North Sea Port
15:37 12th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting convenes in Reykjavík
15:13 Bunker Weekly Outlook, Week 19, 2021
15:04 Klaveness joins collaboration project to evaluate the potential role of carbon capture in meeting shipping’s near-zero emissions target
14:52 Wärtsilä Cargo Handling and Fuel Supply Systems again selected for Oriental Energy vessels
14:32 Capital Link Maritime Forum - Norway to take place on 26-27 May 2021 as digital event
13:48 Cargo traffic within Azov-Don Basin of Russia’s IWWs grew fell by 26% in 4M’21
12:46 Shell Marine expands shipcare network, offering customers greater convenience and smoother operations
12:29 Small anti-submarine ships of White Sea naval base commence training maneuvers at sea
12:00 Mitsubishi Shipbuilding holds christening and launch ceremony in Shimonoseki for large ferry built for Meimon Taiyo Ferry
11:50 Singapore and Rotterdam successfully complete trial with electronic bill of lading
11:37 Bunker sales at Vladivostok port in 4M’2021 fell by 26% YoY
11:09 Port of Long Beach container volumes up by 43.6% to 746,188 TEU in April 2020
10:42 TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING collects actual operation data by IoS-OP
10:33 RF Government approves new composition of its Marine Board
10:09 Bureau Veritas partners with North Sea Energy program
09:44 Damen launches RoPax 6716 for the Port Authority of Timor-Leste
09:41 Oil market sees downward price correction
09:24 Baltic Dry Index as of May 12
09:08 RINA certifies the improvement of the energy efficiency of Grimaldi ro-ro fleet
08:45 UN launches the Human Rights Due Diligence Tool for seafarers

2021 May 12

18:36 Rolls-Royce to supply mtu generator sets for U.S. Navy frigate program
18:06 COSCO SHIPPING Ports successfully launches green finance framework
17:54 Severnaya Zvezda shipped second batch of equipment for Taimyr coal cluster facilities
17:36 High demand sees Teesport Bulks Terminal sign third major deal in eight months
17:16 Port of Antwerp and the City of Antwerp kick off The Tall Ships Races 2022
16:53 Valenciaport exceeds one million export containers for the first time in a year