We are a leader in shipping Maersk Group CEO to CNN

Published : 12:00 am  November 26, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  565 views  |  

In a live interview on CNN yesterday, A.P. Moller – Maersk Group CEO Nils S. Andersen commented on the Group’s strategy, confirming his commitment to remain the world leader in shipping.  Read More →


DHL’s key business reports growth despite difficult market conditions

Published : 12:00 am  November 26, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  377 views  |  

In a business environment that remains challenging, the ‘Global forwarding, freight division’ mainly driven by favourable exchange-rate effects, boosted its third-quarter revenues by more than EUR 200 million, or 5.6 per cent, to EUR four billion. During the same quarter last year, revenues totalled EUR 3.8 billion. While air freight revenues remained stable, ocean freight generated double-digit growth in revenues as a result of rising volume and higher freight rates.  Read More →


BLPL Singapore starts two container vessel routes

Published : 12:00 am  November 19, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,321 views  |  

BLPL Singapore, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Transworld Group Singapore, one of East Asia’s fastest growing shipping and logistics companies, last week announced the commencement of two dedicated container vessel services: Singapore/Portklang – Port of Yangon, Myanmar and Singapore/Portklang – Kolkatta/Haldia/Paradip.  Read More →


DHL offers two new carbon reporting services

Published : 12:00 am  November 19, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,135 views  |  

DHL recently expanded its GOGREEN environmental services with the addition of two new carbon reporting services, Carbon Estimate and Carbon Footprint, for US importers and exporters.  Read More →


US reports 5% drop in inbound box volumes

Published : 12:00 am  November 19, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  593 views  |  

US inbound container volumes for October fell 4.8% to 1.4 million teu compared with the same month in 2011 and were 6.8% lower than volumes for September 2012. Latest statistical data from Minneapolis-based trade research house Zepol, using US Customs manifest entries for the major ports, records a 5% drop in imports from Asian countries in October.  Read More →


Evergreen holds Regional Trade and Agency Meeting in Colombo

Published : 12:00 am  November 19, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  970 views  |  

Evergreen Line of Taiwan, one of the mega container carriers in the world, conducted the all-important Regional Trade & Agency Meeting in Colombo for the first time of its 24 years of operations in Sri Lanka.  Read More →


End of an era as Airbus sells last two A340 jets

Published : 12:00 am  November 19, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  597 views  |  

Reuters: Airbus announced the sale of two A340 passenger jets to a UK services company last week, marking the final deliveries of its longest-range model but also one of its least profitable. The two A340-500s will be the last examples of the four-engined jetliner to be delivered brand-new from their French factory and had previously been earmarked for struggling Indian carrier Kingfisher Airlines, industry sources say.  Read More →


TSA carriers delay dry cargo rate increase until 15 December

Published : 12:00 am  November 19, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  234 views  |  

Container carriers in the Transpacific Stabilisation Agreement today announced that the planned general rate increase for dry cargo general rate increase will be implemented on Dec. 15, instead of Dec. 1, as was announced in October.  Read More →


Siem Offshore, Norway experiences Colombo Dockyard for the first time with Siem Hanne

Published : 12:00 am  November 19, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  435 views  |  

The Colombo Dockyard was the best option for Siem Offshore, when the OSV. Siem Hanne was due for her first special survey drydocking. The vessel was operating in the Indian coastal waters, thereby making Colombo one of the best locations for her repairs. Colombo Dockyard’s marketing team managed to convince the owners to place confidence in Colombo for the repair requirements of the sophisticated vessel repairs.  Read More →


Rotterdam cuts tariffs again

Published : 12:00 am  November 19, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  235 views  |  

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has announced a further cut in port dues for 2013 Port dues in Rotterdam will be lowered next year for the fourth year in a row and will be below the 2008 level, said the port authority (HBR) and Deltalinqs, the port employers’ association, in a joint statement.  Read More →


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