Welcome to the seventh edition of Project Cargo Weekly (PCW). Whilst the world is getting to grips with the new president elect in USA the business world moves on and never stands still. I was just in London for a couple of days of meetings and I can highly recommend if you get there to stay at the Renaissance St. Pancras hotel just by Kings Cross tube station with access from both Gatwick and London Heathrow.
A great place for meeting business people in London as they can easily get to where you are staying. Food and drink are also highly recommended. The decor is awesome as you can see from these photos.
This week’s issue features interviews with two regional shipowner:
NMT International Shipping based in the Netherlands running a RoRo service into South America
China Pacific Maritime based in Shanghai running a breakbulk service into North Africa and UK/Continent ports.
Regional players are often overlooked so take your time to read our Q&A this time in order to get more knowhow. Before our sector news and photo and video of the week we also have some input for you on the Walvis Bay (Namibia) Corridor through which you can access more remote places in the Southern part of Africa including Congo, Zambia etc.
Wishing you well and until next week, I remain,
Bo H. Drewsen
RoRo Service Europe/South America v.v.
Ms. Laura Bos
Give examples of cargo that you have carried into South America.
Depending on the destination we have carried both new and used trucks, truck trailers, cranes with many static counterweights, agricultural machines and we can also offer full static MAFI shipments with the assistance of our own NMT Tugmaster and Mafi Fleet.
Breakbulk Service China to Europe via Med v.v.
Mr. Eric Wang
China Pacific Maritime, CPM, Shanghai
Can you accept shippers own containers? What are the heaviest pieces that you have carried?
We can accept SOCs. The heaviest pieces we have carried before are about 150mt. We can consider various kinds of project cargo, including drilling machines, tower sections, steel structures, wagons, etc.
Walvis Bay Corridor, Namibia
Informing the industry of Walvis Bay Corridor as an alternate route into Southern Africa
You can also visit the website where you can access Annual Review which highlights key developments. www.wbcg.com.na
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Pulp & Paper
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Spanish consortium to build solar power plants in Bolivia
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3rd rail system on Nhon – Hanoi railway line
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Discharging breakbulk cargo loaded onboard a CMA CGM containership in port of Qingdao, China. Note how an artificial tweendeck of platforms have been made on top of which the very expensive breakbulk cargo bound for a paper factory was loaded still below deck”
Thorco recently established a joint venture with United Heavylift and here seen in a Canadian port in the Great Lakes is their vessel m/v Thorco Alliance performing its duty in Arctic conditions.