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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

A Need For Project Logistics Training

There is a new wave of Project Freight Managers on its way and the project logistics industry is seeking ways to obtain proper training programs to educate their current and new personnel. Companies are increasingly finding that proper training programs are not there or in very limited numbers. In the project freight

Mammoet partners with PortXL

Dutch heavy lift specialist Mammoet has signed an agreement to join the world’s first port and maritime industry start-up accelerator, PortXL. This partnership enables Mammoet to collaborate with established businesses and start-ups active in the maritime sector – working in energy, ports, refineries, shipping, and logistics. The end goal of PortXL

Port of Rotterdam launches blockchain project

ABN AMRO, the Port of Rotterdam Authority and Samsung SDS, the logistics and IT arm of Samsung, have joined forces to launch a pilot based on blockchain technology The ultimate goal is for a complete, paperless integration of physical, administrative and financial streams within international distribution chains. “Currently payments, administration and the

Speedy Loading on Volga-Dnepr

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has organized the delivery of a 38-ton crankshaft from Mexico to India. The Project Freight Network (PFN) member, Volga Dnepr organized the flight from Apodaca to Mumbai with the shipment packaged in a 7-meter long box alongside some support equipment required for loading. Within 12 hours of receiving the request,