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AAL Bids “Benvenuti” To New Italian Office

Global MPV leader AAL has opened AAL Italia, based in Genoa, in response to the growing demand within Italy for greater and more competitive tramp and projects options to and from major trading points around the world. The new office strengthens the carrier’s European network and underlines its ongoing strategy

BBC Chartering and Seaboard create joint Service

As part of their mission to improve services for shippers moving cargo between the US Gulf Coast, Jamaica, and ports in Ecuador, Peru and Chile, BBC Chartering and Seaboard Marine are pleased to announce a new strategic cooperation which will be marketed as “Andino Service.” As of November 29, 2018, Seaboard

MEPC bans carriage of heavy fuel oil

The 73rd session of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee has dealt with a huge amount of work this week. Below is a brief summary of points: 1 – Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI to prohibit not just the use, but also carriage of bunkers above 0.50% sulphur on ships (unless

Kai von Taube to replace Ulrich Ulrichs

Kai von Taube will assume the role of Managing Director, ZEAMARINE effective Q4 2018. He will take over the operative business from Ulrich Ulrichs’ areas of responsibility that include the management of the Company’s liner and tramp services. Ulrich Ulrichs will leave the Company amiably on his own accord at

Multipurpose shipping sector is improving

Surging growth in renewable energy generation around the world and a construction boom in South East Asia that is expected to run for the next 10 years bode well for the once-ailing multipurpose shipping fleet. In the latest edition of Drewry’s Multipurpose Shipping Forecaster report, we declare that we remain cautiously optimistic on

Zeaborn in purchase talks with Hansa Heavy Lift?

The fast-growing German break-bulk/heavy lift/project cargo shipping company, Zeaborn Group, has declined to confirm European news reports that it is in negotiations to purchase Hamburg-based Hansa Heavy Lift. “I cannot confirm or deny,” said Holger Romer, head of communications at Bremen-based Zeaborn, which is also involved in ship management operations. “The shipping

Maersk Line will merge Damco

Those in the breakbulk industry expected for years that Maersk would announce a significant restructuring of its business this month. As with any highly anticipated announcement, rumors have circled around what would be Maersk's next step. This weeks announcement confirms what many analysts have speculated — that logistics unit Damco would merge with

New Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF)

From 1st January 2020, a new regulation will come into force to reduce air pollution from ships globally. Whereas today ships can use fuel with up to 3.5% sulphur content (outside Emission Control Areas), the new global sulphur cap will be 0.5%. The regulation has been developed and adopted by the International

Rickmers Line and Sinotrans sign new agreement

The Project Logistic Division of Sinotrans and Rickmers-Line have entered into a six-year-contract for the ocean transportation of breakbulk and project cargoes for a major infrastructure project from China to the United States. Rickmers-Line will provide full service to Sinotrans with its regular fortnightly Pearl String Round-The-World liner service to various

DP World’s acquisition of Unifeeder

Is global terminal operator DP World’s acquisition of European short-sea and feeder carrier Unifeeder another example of a company wanting to extend their reach in the supply chain, or simply a shrewd move to protect the core business?   Virtual integration is the buzz phrase du jour in the logistics world, so

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