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GAC raises marketing presence in Europe

GAC raises marketing presence in Europe

Jul. 29 | GAC has appointed two marketing managers to its shipping marketing team in Europe as part of efforts to strengthen its market presence in the region. Niko Steindamm has been hired as marketing manager of shipping and will be based in Bremen, Germany....

CSAV and CMA CGM collaborate on Asia-West Africa lane

CSAV and CMA CGM collaborate on Asia-West Africa lane

Jul. 29 | Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores (CSAV) and CMA CGM Group announced July 28 a new vessel sharing agreement to jointly operate the trade between Asia and West Africa. The New Discovery Service will deploy five 3,100 20-foot equivalent unit (TEU) vessels...

OOCL tops survey on best schedule tools

OOCL tops survey on best schedule tools

Jul. 29 | Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) said it has been ranked the best in the industry in online schedule tools, according to results of a July 2011 research by industry analyst SeaIntel Maritime Analysis (SeaIntel). The Hong Kong-based liner said the...

Evergreen Line introduces Kaohsiung-Cebu feeder route

Evergreen Line introduces Kaohsiung-Cebu feeder route

Jul. 29 | Evergreen Line has announced the launch in late July of a new feeder service between Kaohsiung and Cebu. The Kaohsiung-Cebu Service (KCS) deployed a 950 20-foot equivalent (TEU) ship on July 26, with a weekly rotation of Kaohsiung, Cebu, Kaohsiung. The...

Stalled relocation North Harbor project

Stalled relocation North Harbor project

Jul. 27 | THE decision of the Office of the Philippine President (OP) to defer relocation of informal settlers in various parts of Metro Manila will affect North Harbor modernization efforts of the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA). Port district manager for Luzon...

South Korea to invest $39 billion in port upgrades

South Korea to invest $39 billion in port upgrades

Jul. 27 | The South Korean government has announced plans to invest 41 trillion won (US$38.9 billion) through 2020 to expand port infrastructure, news reports said. The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs said the investment will be used to build more...

Kaohsiung Harbor eyes new business from China’s second-tier harbors

Kaohsiung Harbor eyes new business from China’s second-tier harbors

Jul. 27 | After it becomes a corporation in 2012, Kaohsiung Harbor may set up joint ventures with major international harbor operators to tap the transshipment business of mainland China’s second-tier harbors, said Hsiao Ting-hsun, director general of Kaohsiung...

PH freight forwarders elect new officers

PH freight forwarders elect new officers

Jul. 27 | The Philippine International Seafreight Forwarders Association (PISFA) last week elected its new set of officers for 2011 to 2013. Elected president was Irene Manguiat-Tan, chief executive officer of the Transmodal Group. Tan takes over from Nelson Mendoza,...

PH truckers eye uniform limit for excess truck weight

PH truckers eye uniform limit for excess truck weight

Jul. 27 | THE Confederation of Truckers Association of the Philippines (CTAP) wants a 20% uniform tolerance level for excess truck weight under Republic Act 8794 or the No Overloading Law. CTAP said the Philippine Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)...

Port of Tanjung Pelepas posts 16 percent volume growth

Port of Tanjung Pelepas posts 16 percent volume growth

Jul. 27 | The Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) in Malaysia saw volume grow 16 percent in the first half of 2011. The port handled 3.7 million 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in the first six months of the year, up 16 percent from the same period in 2010, reports news...
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