Hamburg, 31 January 2007. On Thursday, 1 February 2007, the container vessels “Bahia“ and “Bahia Blanca“ will be christened at the yard of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. (DSME) in Okpo, Korea. The sponsors of the two Hamburg Süd newbuildings are Alexandra Prinzessin zu Salm-Horstmar and Dr.
The world's largest dedicated project forwarding company, Worldwide Project Consortium, continues to expand in the lead up to its annual conference in South Africa during March with seven new franchise appointments.
The 27 Boeing 767-300ER planes will be delivered between 2009 and 2012, UPS said. The value of the contract was not disclosed Monday. At Boeing's catalogue prices, the order could be worth up to 4.02 billion dollars. However, air carriers rarely pull full price on large plane orders.
The Canadian Patent Office has issued a Notice of Patent Allowance for iCE (I Communicate Effectively) technology, from Syscan International Inc. iCE technology is a market first in lowpower dynamic wireless communication networks. Syscan’s allowed patent application consists of 20 claims covering all aspects of iCE technology.
Avnet Technology Solutions, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. and a value-added distributor focused on enterprise computer products and embedded subsystems, announced a new relationship with Stratum Global, a leading radio frequency identification (RFID) software solutions provider.
Food and beverage companies are increasing their use of cross-docking, are continuing to rely on paper-based order-pick methods, and most are outsourcing some or all of their transportation, according to a survey of logistics practices in the industry.
A new container for keeping products cool under transportation has been developed. It works basically as a mobile refrigerator and is run by electricity, which ensures a constant temperature over a long period of time. With this new cooling container we are able to offer customers with temperature sensitive shipments another high quality product. It guarantees a constant temperature all over the container from the moment it leaves the shipper and until it reaches the consignee, says Kenneth Marx, President of SAS Cargo Group.
The decision will effectively combine the companies’ domestic and overseas management resources with the aim of providing more comprehensive and flexible strategic solutions to customers.Initially, the business partnership will develop in three key areas:
The member lines of the Oceania Vessel Sharing Agreement -- Hamburg Süd, Hapag-Lloyd and Maersk Line -- today announced a streamlining of their vessel schedule in the West Coast North America to Australia/New Zealand trade.
The Pacific Southwest String (PSW) will, in the future, depart from Los Angeles every Sunday and offer non-stop service to Melbourne in 17 days.
The Worldwide Project Consortium has welcomed Sphinx Egypt Ltd. Co to its specialist global logistics network.
WWPC General Manager, Kevin Stephens, based in Queensland, Australia, said today (December 11, 2006) Sphinx Egypt, with offices in Cairo and Alexandria, had more than 20 year’s experience delivering outstanding service along the important transport artery between Egypt and Europe.
The Port of Gdansk expects to handle 23.8 mn tons during 2005, i.e. 0.5 mn tons more than the peak year 2004. In June, 1,835,680 tons were handled.
Ozburn-Hessey Logistics Announces Promotions and New Structure: Changes to Support Growth and Improve Customer Service
Russia and Finland discuss further possibilities for stimulating East-West rail cargo routes.On 28 June in Moscow, Vladimir Yakunin, CEO of RZD Russian Railways and Henri Kuitunen, CEO of VR Finnish Railways signed an agreement on organizing freight traffic on Finland-Moscow-Finland route with use of the 'Northern Lights' container train.
UPS selected as logistics, express delivery sponsor of 2008 OlympicsThe Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2008 Olympic Games (BOCOG) announced on Wednesday that UPS has been selected as the official logistics and express delivery sponsor of the 2008 Games.
Rusian raillways post results of the first half of 2005. Vladimir Yakunin, the President of Russian Railways public corporation, has held a teleconference to analyse the results of the corporation’s activities in the first half of 2005.
Container trains organised by Russian Railways public corporation help reduce container delivery time at least by one third. This was announced at the ‘Improving competition and marketing at railway transport’ International conference in Jurmala, Latvia. The managers of TransContainer, a subsidiary of Russian Railways, took part in the conference.
ProLogis is developing two pre-leased facilities totalling more than 430,000 sq.ft for Shenzhen ST-Anda Logistics Co at ProLogis Park Yunpu in Guangzhou. Additionally, ProLogis has entered into an equity joint venture (EJV) agreement as an 80% partner with a subsidiary of the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA) to develop a bonded logistics park within its boundaries.
The European Commission and the US Department of Justice have cleared the envisaged acquisition of Royal P&O Nedlloyd N.V
P&O announces that it has reached agreement with its joint venture partner to double the size of its port operations at Vostochny in Russia. Vostochny is located at the eastern end of the Trans Siberian railway which provides highly competitive transit times for cargo from east Asia to Europe, the CIS countries and elsewhere in Russia.
According to the Russian Association of Sea Ports (ASOP), during January-June 2005 the Russian ports handled 194.933 mn tons. This is a 14.9% over the same period of 2004.
China Shipping and CMA lead race for CP Ships China Shipping Group, the second-largest Chinese ship group, and CMA CGM, the French worldwide container shipping line, are leading the bidding for CP Ships, in a deal that could value the Toronto-listed group at more than CDollars 1.8bn (USDollars 1.46bn).
The UAE arm of DHL has announced an exclusive tie-up with Apacer, a global manufacturer of memory module and digital storage devices.Under the terms of the agreement, DHL UAE will develop a customized end-to-end supply chain solution for Apacer. The DPWN subsidiary will effectively open the door to a stream of hi-tech components into the UAE, and from there to the rest of the Middle East.
FedEx, the largest express freight carrier in the world, informed that it would shift its hub for Asia-Pacific operations to Guazgzhouf in southern China.
PWC Logistics, a global provider of end-to-end supply chain solutions and GeoLogistics Corporation, an international freight forwarder and logistics services provider, jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which PWC Logistics will acquire GeoLogistics.
Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) has told shipping lines in China's commercial heartland to move all their European services to the new US$ 12 billion Yangshan deepwater port development by November.