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Cobelfret Starts New Service

April 23 Cobelfret Ferries starts a new service Rotterdam-Purfleet (Thames, near London). Initial frequency is once a day in both directions. In due course the company wants to offer two daily sailings. Cobelfret already runs a daily service Rotterdam-Immingham. Both services will be handled on the recently acquired dedicated Rotterdam terminal.


CMA CGM Launches New Service

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CMA CGM Group has launched a new service connecting Asia, Fiji Islands and New Zealand, effective July 18, 2011. Named ANZEX, this new weekly service will deploy 7 ships of 1 800 TEU. ANZEX will be the only service in the market to offer two ports of call each on New Zealand's North and South Islands. With transit times of 17 days between Shanghai and Auckland and 16 days between Tauranga and Port Kelang, ANZEX is poised to become the fastest weekly service of its kind.


Crowley to Launch New Service

Crowley Liner Services will launch a new, dedicated, direct, weekly RoRo service between Port Everglades, Fla., and Kingston, Jamaica, beginning January 7, 2000. The new service, previously handled through Crowley's Central America Southern Zone Service, will reduce transit times and increase capacity for customers shipping between Port Everglades and Kingston. "We've dedicated a Ro/Ro vessel specifically for this service in order to accommodate customers shipping increased cargo volumes both


MSC Announces New Service

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) announced the start of a new service linking the East Coast of South America with the Mediterranean commencing January 10, 2003. MSC will offer a dedicated directs service to and from the major ports on the East Coast of South America to ports in the Mediterranean. Additionally, the company will enhance its port coverage in Brazil with direct calls at Itajai and Parangua. A string of 6 vessels with capacities averaging 4


Horizon Lines of Guam to Begin Micronesia Service

Horizon Lines, LLC initiated a new service to the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau under the carrier's subsidiary company, Horizon Lines of Guam, LLC. The new service starts January 15th. Horizon Lines of Guam offers through bills of lading for service between Chuuk, Pohnpei, Kosrae, Yap and Palau and the United States. Shipments between the U.S. and Guam, Tinian and Rota will continue to be booked with Horizon Lines, LLC.


Containership Cutbacks on Asia to Mexico/South America Route

Hamburg Süd and CCNI on the one hand and China Shipping, Hanjin and Hyundai on the other have reached agreement on optimizing their service offering during the forthcoming slack season between Asia and Mexico/South America West Coast with effect from mid-November 2011. To this end, the partners’ three slings will be reduced to two. Sling 1 of the new service will see the deployment of eleven 5,500 TEU vessels (nominal), of which Hamburg Süd is to provide ten and CCNI one


Interferry Addresses Challenges

The conference included a keynote address by Pansy Ho, CEO of Hong Kong-based TurboJet, which runs one of the world’s largest high-speed passenger ferry fleets. Case studies from , and addressed environmental considerations to win support for new services. The growing trend for private equity funds to own ferry companies was reviewed by Professor Alfred Baird of the maritime transport faculty at business school in .


Rickmers-Linie New Breakbulk Service

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Rickmers-Linie, breakbulk, heavylift and project cargo specialist headquartered in Hamburg, has launched a new service linking North Asia with South America and the US East Coast. Four vessels, each capable of lifting 120-tonne indivisible loads and featuring stern ramps for rolling cargo, will maintain the monthly schedule. Base ports covered by the Rickmers NCS Service are: • Moji, Kobe, Yokohama and Nagoya in Japan;


CMA CGM To Launch New Service

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CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce the launching of a new service linking Asia, Indian Ocean Islands and South Africa, effective May 8th, 2011.   Called Shaka Express, this new weekly service will deploy 6 vessels between 4500 and 6500 TEU, and will allow CMA CGM to meet the growing market demand of South Africa, as over 30% of the country’s trade is with Asia.   The assets of this new service:   


G6 Alliance Announces Port Rotations

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After agreeing to expand the successful G6 Alliance to the transpacific trade earlier this year, the six member lines announced the port rotations of their new comprehensive and competitive service portfolio.   The new expanded cooperation will start in May with six coordinated services in the Asia-to-North America East Coast trade. It will deploy more than 50 efficient vessels with capacities between 4,500 and 8,000 TEU to connect about 30 ports in Asia


DNV GL Building Service Targets Fuel Efficiency

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DNV GL launched a new service named Build2Design to help shipyards and shipowners improve the fuel economy of their ships by reducing variations in their building process. Significant improvements have been achieved in the design of more fuel-efficient ships in recent years


CaroTrans Launches Direct Le Havre to Houston

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Strategic European hub location offers fastest transits from France to U.S. Gulf. CaroTrans announced a new, weekly LCL export service from Le Havre, France to Houston which will commence April 5. This direct service shortens shipping time by 5-11 days for freight moving from France to the U.S


ABB Turbocharging Service Point at Drydocks World

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ABB engineers and machinery now permanently based onsite in Dubai shipyard Drydocks World, the international service provider to the maritime, oil and gas and energy sectors announced today that ABB’s first-ever Middle Eastern Turbocharging Service Point is now in operation inside its


FMC Commissioner Approves Amended G6 Alliance Agreement

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Commissioner William P. Doyle of the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has voted in favor of the amended G6 Alliance Agreement.  Commissioner Doyle highlighted the U.S.-Flag international trade, U.S. mariner jobs and environmental benefits


CMA CGM Targets Expansion in Africa

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The CMA CGM Group said 2014 will be the year of African ambition. At this occasion, the CMA CGM Group announced the launch of its new advertisement campaign in Africa thus reaffirming its ambition to expand further on this continent. This new campaign


New BTL Import Connection from Colombo to KPCT

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Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal (KPCT) has sailed in to a new frontier with the addition of Bengal Tiger Line’s (BTL) new Colombo feeder service (BOX-2) from KPCT.  This new fixed day weekly service has a port rotation of Colombo - KPCT - Chennai and had its maiden call on


WWL Extends Service to South Africa & Australia

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Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has started the year by introducing a new service departing Santander, Spain twice a month for South Africa and on to Australia. The enhanced product which includes additional capacity and extended port coverage reflects WWL’s ongoing work to extend its


Hapag-Lloyd Launches New Service

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Enhanced service network between Japan and South East Asia / Port rotation includes four Japanese ports / First sailing mid of March. Hapag-Lloyd is launching the new Japan-Singapore-Jakarta service (JSJ) which will commence on March 12 from Singapore


Zhurbenko Named DA-Desk Agency Relationship Manager

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DA-Desk, an independent provider of port cost management services, today announced the promotion of Anna Zhurbenko to Agency Relationship Manager, replacing the retiring head of the department, Bert Hoogenboom. Zhurbenko, who has been with DA-Desk since 2011


CaroTrans Boosts Services to Central America

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March 6 marks the start of a new service from Los Angeles gateway. CaroTrans, a global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, has announced a new weekly, direct, all-water LCL (less than container load) service from the U.S


MTN Launches Social Media Threat Intelligence

MTN Government (MTNGOV), a subsidiary of MTN Communications (MTN) and a company in satellite communications, cybersecurity and integrated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) solutions serving U.S. DoD and civilian agencies worldwide


Sureclean Added to NRC Group

National Response Corporation (NRC) announced the completion of a deal which sees U.K.-based Sureclean Limited become part of the NRC group. NRC is a global provider of diversified environmental, industrial and emergency response solutions


Mediterranean/N.American Freight Rate Stagnancy

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Ocean carriers were unable to increase freight rates between the Mediterranean and North America from November to January due to continuing poor vessel utilisation and the approaching threat of P3, according to the latest edition of Drewry's Container Insight Weekly. Westbound


DNV Introduce Vessel General Permit Enviro-Oil Advisory Service

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Classification society and consultancy DNV GL inform it has introduced the "Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants" (EAL) Report Service to help ship operators to comply with the new rules set out for the US Vessel General Permit (VGP) without the need for extensive outlays


Shale Gas Verification Service Launched by DNV GL

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DNV GL, an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, informs it has launched a comprehensive, tailor-made independent verification service based on the provisions of its Recommended Practice for Risk Management of Shale Gas Developments and


 
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