Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Since 2017, SF Airlines has launched multiple China-Japan routes such as Wuxi-Osaka, Shanghai-Tokyo and Wuhan-Osaka routes."These routes provide efficient and stable transport services for the import and export business, cross-border e-commerce and delivery of anti-pandemic supplies," the company said.SF Airlines is the aviation branch of China's delivery giant SF Express. It operates 62 freighters and has a global air cargo network of 77 destinations at home and abroad.
The airlines will sell the aircraft to Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM), with the first sale being done in March 2021. Both are expected to be redelivered to Air Canada by the end of 2021.Air Canada announced its plan to use converted freighters to grow cargo business due to the evolving opportunities in the air freight market."Getting these two 767 freighters into our operation in 2021 is aligned with our announcement in November. We are excited to be in a position to capture the market opportunities that currently present themselves. Delivering on our commitments is critically important to all of us at Air Canada," said Air Canada vice president Jason Berry.Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will convert the aircraft."It is always a great feeling to gain a new lease customer and we are proud to be able to again support a great airline like Air Canada. We are looking forward to delivering these airplanes and extending our special partnership with Air Canada," said chief commercial officer Mike Berger."We continue to see growth outside of the US, and ATSG continues to enable great companies to take advantage of growing global e-commerce and mobile-commerce trends," said Mr Berger.Cargo has become an important part of business for carriers due to the ongoing Covid crisis."We are seeing shipments of vaccines and vaccine consumables being transported by Air Canada Cargo for distribution in Canada since December. These shipments are a result of close collaboration with our supply chain partners, and our operational readiness to expertly handle them," said cargo and commercial vice president Vito Creon.
Dedicated all-cargo operations now fly to Antigua, Brussels, Chicago, Delhi, Dublin, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Miami, Mumbai, San Juan in Puerto Rico and Shanghai.The cargo-only flying includes daily flights between London and Brussels, offering same day European connections for customers, which the carrier hopes will prove important should Brexit related border hold ups occur."The growth in our cargo-only flying this January demonstrates the agility and flexibility of our teams in order to maintain a resilient cargo operation in such dynamic market conditions," said Virgin Atlantic Cargo managing director Dominic Kennedy.The increase in scheduled operations comes as Virgin Atlantic Cargo celebrates a record-breaking year in 2020, with revenues up 50 per cent. Last year, the cargo business operated 4,000 cargo only flights.The airline also continues to transport cargo on its scheduled passenger services to destinations including Atlanta, Barbados, Boston, New York JFK, Lagos, Islamabad, Lahore, Los Angeles,
The ship set sail to the Chiba port of Japan for a crew change, releasing the 23 Indians to return home after completing related local formalities. The other 18 members aboard 75,331-dwt bulker Anastasia is still yet to be known.Meanwhile, there are a total of 1,400 crew members aboard 70-plus ships anchored off China's northeastern coastline carrying 10 million tons of Australian coal.China stated the ships are free to go anywhere, explaining their denial for docking in terms of several shipments failing to meet their environmental standards. China accounts for over 32 per cent of Australia's total export, while the figure stood at US$151 billion last 2019 to 2020. The country's second highest export, Japan, stood at only $52 billion.Coal plays a role in China's industrial manufacturing, while the economic interests explain the subdued Sino-Australian response in addressing the crisis.
"This is an impressive accomplishment considering the team has also achieved a new record in productivity on top of the record volume," said port chief operations officer Scott Selman.The year 2020 had an unprecedented global impact on supply chain efficiencies with all players facing existential challenges which required fast, flexible, proactive and a very collaborative approach with all stakeholders for survival. Results have been attributed to the commitment and dedication displayed by the staff at every level across the organisation and a strong commitment of its customers and business partners.The Port of Shalala also highlighted the collaboration and remarkable efforts of various government agencies like ROP, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Transport and Information Technology and ASYAD to name a few."While the year 2020 has undoubtedly been one of the most challenging years the world has witnessed, it was a privilege to lead a team that went above and beyond to ensure that our customers' supply chain were functional and operational during these uncertain times and also mitigated any adverse impact to the local economy to the maximum extent possible," said port CEO Mark Hardeman. Throughout 2020, the staff displayed extreme caution and discipline in following the safety protocols as well as Covid precautions as prescribed from time to time. This not only helped minimize the infections amongst the port staff but also ensured that the terminal operations continued in an undisrupted manner.
After two years of partnership, ECU Worldwide will now operate together as ECU Worldwide and Uni Logistics and serve customers across South Korea."South Korea is a key trade hub in the APAC region and an important growth driver of the global economy," said ECU Worldwide chief operations officer Uday Shetty. "ECU Worldwide Korea Co is an ideal partner with its global connectivity and leadership position in the South Korean market," Mr Shetty said."Customers are likely to benefit from the company's direct service to 37 ports in Japan including ferry console service from Busan to Hakata and Tokyo," said the company statement. "Offering 137 direct trade lanes with 182 weekly service offerings for exports along with 92 direct trade lanes and 132 weekly service offerings to facilitate imports, the company offers extensive coverage and opportunities to enhance supply chain agility," it said.ECU offers service to Miami, San Juan, Ensenada, Lazaro Cardenas, Paranaque, Rio De Janeiro, Rio Grande, San Pedro Sula and well as Akita, Chiba, Hiroshima, Imabari, Kumamoto, Naha, Notes, Sendai Tokushima, and Yokkaichi in Japan.The company has its own warehouse, a team of professionals to provide customs clearance, warehousing and multimodal transportation solutions, and supported by ECU World wide*s state-of-the-art digital platform ECU360 v2.0.This offers door-to-door quotes and deliveries for 57 countries, ECU Worldwide Korea Co Ltd is geared to empower customers in the region with more convenient and truly seamless global logistics solutions.
The German-flagged Hapag-Lloyd ship was travelling to Halifax from the Suez Canal, when the fire started. The blaze was brought under control by ocean-going tugs equipped with high-powered water cannons.Satellite tracking shows the smouldering, 320-metre ship is being slowly towed to the southwest, travelling about 130 kilometres per day.No one was hurt after the fire broke out as the ship sailed about 1,900 kilometres southeast of Halifax, but the vessel's 22 crew were evacuated from the ship as the fire grew and the weather turned ugly.Peter Ziobrowski, the blogger behind the Halifax Shipping News, says satellite data indicate the two tugs pulling the stricken ship have plotted a course to Freeport on Grand Bahama Island, which has a substantial container terminal.Mr Ziobrowski says photos of the ship and information provided by its owner, Hapag Lloyd of Germany, suggest the fire has destroyed many containers on the ship's deck."It looks like the centre of those front four stacks have collapsed," he told CP. "What you have there is a pile of smouldering cargo and containers. And the hold below is going to be heat damaged and probably filled with water."The company has confirmed all cargo in the ship's first 12 bays, and some of the cargo in the two holds beneath those bays, have been affected by the fire."Damage caused by smoke, heat and water in adjacent areas is possible," the company said in a statement on its website, adding that many other containers with refrigeration units have been switched off.Company spokesman Tim Seifert said there's no estimated time of arrival in Halifax or any other port, though he confirmed the ship was headed southwest "towards more favourable weather conditions.""At this time, it is not yet possible to make a precise estimate of any damage to Yantian Express or its cargo," the company said. "This can only be more clearly assessed once the vessel reaches a port."Five of the ship's 22 crew members, including the captain, have returned to the ship with some salvage experts, Mr Seifert said. The other crew members were recently picked up by another vessel, and they have since been flown to their home ports.Mr Ziobrowski said it Hapag-Lloyd has dispatched the 5,042-TEU Shanghai Trader to pick up the cargo that can be salvaged.
If done, the Israeli flag carrier would command a fully diluted market value of $2.1 billion. Citi, Goldman Sachs, Barclays, Jefferies, and Clarksons Platou Securities are the joint book-runners on the deal.As of September 30, the company had a global network of 66 weekly lines, calling at 310 ports in more than 80 countries. ZIM was founded in 1945 and had a revenue of $3.5 billion for the 12 months that ended on September 30, 2020.
The port's annual container throughput surpassed 28.7 million TEU last year, ranking third globally. Both cargo and container throughputs registered year-on-year growth of over four per cent, official statistics show. The port's annual sea-rail transport container handling volume also saw robust growth, exceeding one million TEU for the first time in 2020, up 24.2 per cent over the previous year. The port's sea-rail transport services link the port by rail with other parts of China and other countries. It currently has 19 railway routes linking cities in 15 provincial-level regions across China. Despite Covid-19, the port saw year-on-year service increases of over 15 per cent and over 30 per cent in the first and second halves of 2020, respectively, contributing to businesses' work resumption as well as the recovery of logistics and industrial chains. .
After strong performances in 2018 and 2019, 2020 looked equally as promising, but the Covid crisis put an immediate halt to any promise.In the second quarter of 2020, roll on roll off cargo fell 35 per cent, with quarter three showing a drop of 13 per cent, and an increase of 2.9 per cent in the fourth quarter. The handling of new vehicles declined 26 per cent, with a total of 2,191,299 vehicles being handled throughout the automotive sector in Europe.Deep sea services grew 46.3 per cent, short sea services gained 24.9 per cent, and estuary shipping grew 27.8 per cent. The Cosco Shipping Ports Zeebrugge Terminal reached a growth of 25 per cent in TEU, causing the terminal to grow an average of 20 per cent each year since 2018.Liquid bulk volume grew 16.5 per cent to 12,617,088 tonnes. Liquid natural gas (LNG) achieved a new record by growing 44.4 per cent to 11,018,023 tonnes. Break bulk declined 29.2 per cent to 634,613 tonnes, while solid bulk grew 28.9 per cent to 1,710,125 tonnes.
The HMM Algeciras introduced in April 2020 is currently considered to be the world's largest containership with a nominal capacity of nearly 24,000 TEU, although her largest load to date was just under 20,000 TEU. The vessels will have a capacity greater than 24,000 TEU, which would mean their maximum load would be 20 per cent larger than the current largest vessels in the network.Japanese-owned but Singapore-based ONE signed the agreement with Shoei Kisen Kaisha, a ship leasing business owned by Imabari Shipbuilding Co, for a total of six of the ultra large boxships planned for delivery in 2023 and 2024. The new ships will be built by a consortium of Imabari Shipbuilding and Japan Marine United Corporation. They will operate under a 15-year charter to the network."This new class of ships will join our core fleet and forms part of our ongoing strategy to introduce large, modern, and fuel-efficient vessels to further strengthen our fleet competitiveness," ONE said in announcing the agreement. Currently, the largest ships operating for ONE is Mitusi OSK Lines' Triumph class built in 2017 and 2018. That class of six ships is 210,000 dwt with a capacity of 20,000 TEU. ONE's announcement followed a similar announcement from Hapag-Lloyd which reported that it has also ordered six ultra large containerships. Hapag confirmed that it has signed an order with the Korean shipyard Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) valued at US$1 billion for vessels that would each have a capacity of more than 23,500 TEU.
The ship, enroute from Lagos to Cape Town, was stopped shortly after the boarding, went adrift, was still adrift at the time of last received AIS (automatic identification system) position 0615 UTC January 23, awaiting further updates, reports Kiev's Maritime Bulletin, which specialises in marine casualties.The 39,339-dwt Liberian-flagged ship, built in 2007, came under attack by pirates while 100 nautical miles off Sao Tome, according to shipmanagers Boden Denizcilik of Istanbul.According to maritime safety consultancy Dryad Global, the citadel onboard the vessel was breached and 15 crew, all Turkish national were taken hostage, with one Azerbaijani crewman killed. The remaining three members were left onboard.The vessel is owned by Borealis Finance, registered in the Marshall Islands and is managed by Turkish company Boden Denizcilik.Boden Denizcilik said after the attack all relevant authorities were notified and assistance has been requested.Dryad Global says incidents throughout West Africa in 2020 showed an increase of 12 per cent on those of 2019.Vessels are advised to operate within the area at a heightened posture maintaining the highest levels of vigilance.