PCW- Week 01 2017

Week #01 – 2017

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Week #01 | 5th January 2017

Dear Readers,

Bo H. DrewsenLet me start off by wishing all of you a very happy new year. I trust you entered it well and that the subsequent hangovers for some of you by now have subsided and that your wallets are not too empty from buying gifts (for those who celebrate Christmas).

A new year is also the start of some new promises. For example, I promised myself not to eat chocolate for one month. After forty-eight hours, I was reaching for another morsel.

Nevertheless, a new year is a fresh start. We aim to provide you with interesting insights, interviews and solid market information every Thursday.

This year we speak to:

Shipping agents
Shipping professionals
Heavylift Service Providers

We will attend the following events in 2017:

Breakbulk Asia in Shanghai in March
Breakbulk Europe in Antwerp in April
TransRussia in Moscow preceding breakbulk Antwerp
CLC Projects Network conference in Ho Chi Minh City 11th-13th May.

Although we will not be having a formal booth at the expos, we will be reachable normally at the Höegh Autoliners booth at breakbulk Shanghai & Antwerp. At the TransRussia and CLC Projects events, we will be available by appointment only. We’ll be only too happy to interview and formally introduce those who have something to add to the shipping industry.

We accept only four ads per week and interviews are not dependent on ad placement. As you all know, the entire journalism industry has been under siege in recent years. Investigative journalism is scarce and the majority of coverage serves as instant gratification, clickbait and sensationalism. We aim to be different.

In this issue:

Project Cargo can also be carried by air, especially for time sensitive goods. This week we have a Q&A with Air Charter Service (HK) Ltd., a strong cargo broker that is part of the London based group by the same name.  Also in this issue we have industry news for those of you who are active in sales. The news can be used to wake up your overseas partners and start chasing the business.

Wishing you once more a very happy 2017 and a good start!

Until next week, I remain,

Yours sincerely,
Bo H. Drewsen


A Strong Airfreight Cargo Broker

Interview with

Mr. Frank Scheibner
Regional Director – APAC

How quickly can you indicate/quote a freight?

Indication wise can be immediate and in most cases our experience and internal record of all quoted enquiries allow for accurate indicative rates.

PCW-Shipping News

COSCO Shipping Specialized Carriers’ new 98,000dwt m/v Xin Guang Hua

The new heavy lift vessel  safely loads her maiden cargo consisting of barges with modules – click through to see the impressive photo.

Purpose built and delivered from the COMEC shipyard in Guangzhou, the m/v Xin Guang Hua is the largest of the COSCO semi-submersible fleet and second largest semi-submersible vessel in the world. She features an unobstructed deck space of up to 211m by 68m and is fully redundant including industry leading DP2 systems. Read more…

Shanghai’s biggest and most important breakbulk cargo hub thanks AAL

Shanghai Luojing Terminal Formally Thanks AAL For Cargo Trade In 2016

New AAL China Chief, Christophe Grammare, emphasises importance of offering convenient and competitive trade routes between China and its global partners. The package includes Ultrabooms, compact crawlers, rough terrain scissors and super compact telehandlers. The majority of new products are for Eazi’s rental fleet. Read more…

Energy & Process

Alfa Laval Wins Middle East Energy-efficiency Order

Alfa Laval has won an order to supply compact heat exchangers to a natural gas plant in the Middle East. Read more…

Doosan Heavy wins $2.3bn bid to build coal-fired power plants in India

The contract was awarded by the Indian State Government of Uttar Pradesh to Doosan Power Systems India (DPSI) for the construction of two thermoelectric power plants in the region. Read more…

Oil & Gas

Micoperi wins Ghana’s Tema LNG project EPC contract

Under the contract, awarded by Quantum Power Ghana Gas, Micoperi will build the full off- and onshore project infrastructure, which will connect the floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) utilized by the project to the onshore gas distribution network, the Italian company said in its statement. Read more…


Vestas to deliver 89 MW of wind turbines in Jordan

Korean Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) has via Fujeij Wind Power Company placed a firm and unconditional order for 27 V126-3.3 MW wind turbines. The machines will be installed at the Fujeij wind farm in Al Shobak, Governorate of Ma’an, Jordan, currently the second largest wind power plant in the country. Read more…


Daewoo Shipbuilding to construct shipyard in Iran

Under the deal with the Industrial Development and Renovation Organisation of Iran, Daewoo Shipbuilding will work on constructing a shipyard and related facilities in Iran. Read more…

Ports & Harbors

Contract signed for new Antioquia port

The Puerto Antioquia Company (SPA), a Colombian port operating company, has chosen the Cotema consortium, consisting of the Franco-Italian company Saipem and Colombia’s Termotécnica Coindustrial, to build the port. Read more…

Plant Construction

Sinoma to supply waste heat recovery plant for Fauji Cement

The power plant will be installed by the end of the first quarter of 2018. Once the project is complete the cement producer will be able to produce 80% of electricity requirements from captive sources. Read more…

HORN to build a glass sheet producer factory in Azerbaijan

AzerFloat has concluded with German company HORN Glass Industries AG an agreement for the construction of a glass sheet producer enterprise in the Sumgait Chemical Industrial Park. Read more…

PCW-Featured Video

Titan Cargo produced this drone video of a project they handled in Shanghai, loaded in Antwerp. In case you would like to know more on the subject, please contact their MD Mr Peter Huybrechts – peter@titancargo.eu

Titan Cargo is member of Atlas Breakbulk Alliance in Antwerp. Video kindly provided by Albert Pegg, Managing Director, Atlas Breakbulk Alliance.

PCW-Featured Photo
Walking for exercise onboard a 13,800 TEU container ship
Walking for exercise onboard a 13,800 TEU container ship
One way to exercise on a container ship is to walk the entire perimeter pathways. This particular vessel with 367m length and 50m across equals nearly 1km per lap!
Taken onboard CMA CGM Christophe Colomb.