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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

China Constructs New Terminal in Suez Canal

China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) began the main phase of the construction of a new terminal basin in Sokhna Port south of the Suez Canal northeast of Egypt, said he state media Xinhua. According to the report, the project was assigned to CHEC by the Sokhna branch of the Emirati corporation

BorWin Gamma Stands Ready in UAE

Drydocks World – Dubai has completed the topside for the 900MW BorWin gamma HVDC platform, which will soon sail to its offshore site in the German part of the North Sea, where it is expected to arrive mid-September.  TenneT ordered the HVDC platform for its BorWin3 offshore grid connection project in

How will public blockchain become suitable for the shipping industry

There is disagreement within the industry over whether public blockchains will be suitable to the shipping industry. In July, APL mentioned that such an approach would discourage adoption by a community already struggling to understand blockchain in general. Deputy director at MIT’s Center for Transportation & Logistics, Jim Rice, noted that

Centurion Air Cargo permanently closed

Centurion Air Cargo has surrendered its air carrier operating certificate (AOC) and has decided against continuing to pursue the resumption of operations. According to the US Department of Transportation (DoT), the Miami-based freighter operator "operated under its certificate and exemption authority until December 31, 2016, when Centurion ceased all operations". In January

Final Turbine Parts Arrive at Borkum Riffgrund II

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up Bold Tern left Esbjerg on 26 August with the final four MHI Vestas 8MW turbines for Borkum Riffgrund II. According to the vessel’s AIS data, Bold Tern is now at the construction site.  Fred. Olsen Windcarrier is in charge of installing the offshore wind farm’s 56 V164-8.0MW

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

Cargolux in Jakarta race horse charter flight

Cargolux has flown racehorses from Luxembourg to Jakarta, Indonesia, where they participated in the Asian games.   The part-charter was operated in conjunction with horse transport specialist forwarder JIT-EX. This ad hoc shipment was routed directly from Luxembourg to Jakarta, which required additional preparation from the Cargolux Charter team because Jakarta is

New Ocean Carrier Calls PhilaPort

Atlantic RoRo Carriers Inc. (ARRC) had its first vessel call at The Port of Philadelphia’s Tioga Marine Terminal. The M/V Warnow Sun is part of ARRC’s multi-cargo handling vessels of breakbulk, project cargo, vehicles, containers and heavy lift ability operating between St. Petersburg, Russia; Antwerp, Belgium and the United States