BBN has learned that heavylift company AAL has scheduled 12 MPP sailings calling to West Coast, Gulf and East Coast US ports over May and June 2020 in response to increased demand from american global shippers. According to seanews, AAL is refocusing efforts on the Asia-North America trade lane where
We have all witnessed a lull in newbuilding activity, a trend also noticed during the 2009-2010 crisis. But, this week some new build vessels have been added to the order book! According to Splash247, China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES) has officially contracted four new 62,000dwt multipurpose heavylift vessels to be constructed
The total freight volume handled by Port of Antwerp rose by 0.4% overall during the first four months of this year, conventional breakbulk and ro/ro remain under pressure. With steel as the most important product, the consequences of the worldwide disruptions in trade have made themselves felt since 2019 and the
Time charter rates in the multipurpose shipping sector slipped further over the last month, according to shipbroker Toepfer Transport. The Multipurpose index shows the average daily time charter rate for a 12,500 dwt/F-type heavy lift vessel stands at USD6,441 for May 2020, a drop of USD395 compared to April 2020’s rate
Global shipping company Universal Africa Lines Ltd (UAL) has established a new chartering desk in Denmark to launch a new Mediterranean and Black Sea service. UAL Chartering becomes the extending leg to the established UAL liner services from Europe and USA, providing customized solutions worldwide to and from Africa, including shipments
It’s difficult to discuss the future of breakbulk transportation with any degree of certainty at the moment. At Breakbulk.news we have been talking to some international industry logistics providers to hear what they have to say about their circumstances on the ground over the past few weeks. Considering the weak economic
The AAL Melbourne recently loaded two cranes and their components weighing just over 1,800 mt in total in Taicang, for onward transport to Jebel Ali. The cranes measured 42 metres high and 115m long. Manufactured in China by global supplier of heavy lifting and handling equipment, Nantong Rainbow Heavy Machineries Co.
According to Charles Gantz, managing director at Anlin Shipping, they usually carry apples and pears in containers on-deck. But with the current disruptions, exporters are willing to carry apples below-deck, and with great success. Anlin Shipping doesn’t usually budget for vessels during April, but this year three of their vessels have