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Bo H. Drewsen

Dear Readers,


I am gearing up for a trip to Asia, where I shall be visiting Bangkok, Mumbai, Hong Kong and Guangzhou in China, before returning back to the cold in Sweden. I am attending two global network gatherings, first in Bangkok for www.cross-ocean.com and then in Mumbai for www.clcprojects.com.


Networking is paramount in business today and once in a while you need to lift your head from the mobile and the laptop and actually stand up straight to look people in the eye, face to face. It always yields the best results and, more often than not, provides you with a gut feeling about whether you can work with and trust your counterpart. Naturally, travelling and attending such network meetings does come at a cost, however over the years I've found that if you don't invest a bit, you won't reap the benefits.


As a wise man once said, you've got to spend money to make money, but there are still some in our business who think they can develop their business on the cheap. Also, on a personal level, I am sure all of us over the years have had 'friends' or acquaintances who seldom, if ever, volunteered to pick up their wallets and actually pay for lunch. Over time, you learn to rid yourself of said types, or I suppose you can simply just choose to leave them out of the loop when something important comes along that might interest them.


I am flying out on Thai Airways and I've found them to be a generally good airline, even in when I'm in economy, sitting next to the wing in a window seat. At least there is ample entertainment and good in-flight service. Perhaps I'll get lucky and have some pleasant company sitting next to me. Sleeping on board never really seems possible unless I've had a couple of drinks and then the quality of sleep isn't worth much.


For this, week 47 and the coming week 48, I have chosen a few of our better interviews from our archives. First of all because I am traveling in Asia but also because since their first publishing we have gained a lot more receivers in our database, which leads me to believe that it's a good time to re-publish some articles from back in the early days when we began PCW, almost two years ago in January 2017.


So business-wise, this week I have chosen three interviews that you may find interesting to read. The first is about SAL Heavylift and the second is about BAHRI's India service. Finally, we repeat an interview with Dynamic Shipping from Israel. Bear in mind of course as you read the articles again or, indeed, for the first time, that they were published more than a year ago but still no doubt contain a lot of solid and valuable information.


Back to the present and we finish off with updated sector news including our video, picture and wise words. We wish you a continuing good week.

Yours sincerely, Bo H. Drewsen

[email protected]
www.projectcargo-weekly.com

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Höegh Autoliners Shortsea Americas

SAL Heavy Lift GmbH – Germany

Interview with Mr. Jürgen Kuntz
Senior Manager, Head of Africa Chartering Desk

SAL Heavy Lift Germany
Tell us a bit about the type of ships that SAL employ in the service. I believe you can call many smaller ports with your type of ships? Are your ships also heavily geared?
The ships we are using right now are featuring heavy lift gear between 550-900 ts combined capacity. Those ships indeed have the capability to enter small out of the way ports with a shallow draft. However, our 176 and 183 class with 1400 – 2000 ts lifting capacity can be made available too. It all depends on the cargoes and projects we can secure. SAL also has semi-submersible and roro capabilities which can be available on request and according to the nature of the cargo.
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Bahri's India Service

Interview with Capt. Jiten Bhosale
Country Manager

Bahri India Service
If a customer in India (for example) has a delivery to the Mediterranean or US can this be booked via the services of Bahri?
Bahri has 4 vessels in the US – Med – AG India Loop. Every 25 days Bahri logistics has a vessel calling Mumbai, destined for US East Coast via the Red Sea (Jeddah) and Med Ports (Livorno / Genoa). The Red Sea ports are transhipped via Jeddah whereas the Mediterranean Ports are catered via Livorno / Genoa with our partner carriers.
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Dynamic Shipping Services (DSS) – Israel

Interview with Capt. Yaron Karmi
Co-Owner

Dynamic Shipping Services Israel
In Israel is there any particular port mainly being used for project and heavy-lift cargoes?
For heavy lift cargo the only thing which may dictate the entry port is the on-carriage, in Israel the system of obtaining road permits is a bit complicated and time-consuming, on top of that from a certain size police escort is required, police escort dates are granted by the police and very rarely can be changed or be flexible. At each port, the weight of the unit being discharged will dictate the berth which the vessel will go in.
Read the full interview
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Shipping News

Where to now? 40 years after the big economic experiment that changed China

Editors note:
Where to now? 40 years after the big economic experiment that changed China.
Deng Xiaoping’s push for ‘reform and opening up’ launched China’s rise from the wreckage of the Cultural Revolution to the world’s second-biggest economy. To mark the 40th anniversary of the start of the process, the South China Morning Post takes an in-depth look at the forces that shaped that transformation
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China to Develop Multi Billion Dollar Deep Sea Port In Myanmar

China and Myanmar are moving ahead with a China-backed deep-sea port
China and Myanmar are moving ahead with a China-backed deep-sea port project in Kyauk Phyu Special Economic Zone (SEZ) , 250 miles northwest of Yangon.
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The future of project logistics - an article by Guy Tombs in the latest edition of Heavy Lift Magazine

Guy Tombs article - the future of Project Logistics

Guy M Tombs, president of Montreal-headquartered freightforwarder and shipbroker Guy Tombs Limited, considers how technology and a new generation of professionals will shape the projectlogistics sectorin the years ahead.

Logistics starts at the design stage. Risk management must always be in view. There is little knowledge of project logistics in the market – covering aspects like geography, environment, time zones and cultures.

I ask, what is the future of project logistics? The answer from this aficionado: “They want data – I can only teach knowledge. What is your plan B? What is your plan C?”

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Höegh Autoliners - Shortsea Americas Service

Höegh Autoliners Caribbean Service
Höegh Autoliners Shortsea Americas serves the Caribbean, Central, South and North America through a dedicated shortsea operation. The service stretches from Dégrad des Cannes (French Guiana) in the south to Port Everglades (FL, USA) in the north. Connecting with Höegh’s deep sea network via dedicated hubs in Kingston (Jamaica) and Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe), Höegh Autoliners Shortsea Americas can offer customers a global reach to and from the US Gulf Coast, Caribbean, Central and South American region.
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CNCo welcomes its first batch of female cadets from PNG

Editors note:
The maritime world is increasingly adopting equal opportunity hiring policies evidenced by this press release.
The China Navigation Company (CNCo) welcomed its first batch of female cadets, comprising five deck cadets and five engine cadets, from Papua New Guinea (PNG) in October 2018, as part of its efforts to develop local talent and improve gender diversity of its workforce.
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Sector News

VERBIO to acquire DuPont’s Nevada, Iowa-based cellulosic ethanol plant

It was announced jointly today that DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) and VERBIO North America Corporation (VNA), the U.S. subsidiary of leading German bioenergy producer VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG (VERBIO), have reached terms for VNA to acquire DuPont’s Nevada, Iowa-based cellulosic ethanol plant and a portion of its corn stover inventory.
 
NA intends to install facilities to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) made from corn stover and other cellulosic crop residues at the site.
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AGCO modernises Brazilian agricultural machinery factory

AGCO, a agricultural machinery firm, has allocated R$ 60 million for the modernisation and application of new technologies at the company’s plant in Santa Rosa (RS), Brazil, which is responsible for the production of harvesters, combines and headers of Massey Ferguson, Valtra and Challenger brands.
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Evonik company to build silica production plant in Turkey

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is lending $16.9 million to a Turkish chemicals company to increase its production of precipitated silica for green tires.
 
 As part of the project, Egesil Kimya is building a new production unit in Sakarya, Turkey, next to its existing manufacturing facility. The new plant will increase the company's annual production capacity of precipitated silica by 40,000 metric tons.
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Featured Video

BBC are everywhere and here I am not talking about BBC news service but rather BBC Chartering the breakbulk shipping company
Editors note:
BBC are everywhere and here I am not talking about BBC news service but rather BBC Chartering the breakbulk shipping company who are active on a worldwide scale. See this video for an example of a brilliantly shot drone video.

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Departing Southampton onboard mv CMA CGM Christophe Colomb
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Departing Southampton onboard mv CMA CGM Christophe Colomb

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"Leaders are important but history is ultimately not made by kings and generals. It is made by the masses"

Nelson Mandela

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- Ancient Indonesian Proverb

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