A new president has taken office in the White House. Only time will tell what to make of it, reading various sources before jumping to conclusions seems more relevant than ever.
The mainstream media got it wrong with both Brexit and Trump so perhaps we should spend less time on tuning in and more on our shipping business.
In this issue of Project Cargo Weekly we have an interview with one of the world’s leading RoRo carriers, Höegh Autoliners. The subject is their Asia/Africa service. It may interest some readers that breakbulk cargo and big quantities of it are moved on roll on roll off ships even to “outport” destinations.
The second interview this week is also related to Africa. We speak with a local shipping agent in Tunisia. Tunisia is well positioned in North Africa, but with some large and currently chaotic neighboring countries. In war and peach shipping continues steaming along, so contacts in these regions are still needed.
We also have our usual dose of sector news and our weekly video and photo. If you are looking to hire a competent staff check our jobs sections, where you will find a newcomer this week.
Wishing you a continued good week! Until next week, I remain,
Bo H. Drewsen
Höegh Autoliners – A Leading Global Provider of RoRo Transportation Services
Mr. Oskar Orstadius
Head of Breakbulk Sales
What is the ramp capacity and door opening on the vessels servicing the Asia/Africa trade? Do you accept project cargo (static and rolling) for all the services into Africa?
On this trade we basically have two vessel types in service. They have a door opening between 5,0 and 5,1m and ramp capacity ranging from 100-150ton.
CMC – A Shipping Agent in Tunisia
Mr. Noureddine Mannai
What major projects are in the pipeline in Tunisia?
The major projects in the pipeline are:
The National Power Company is talking about 8 power plants,
Cement Plants (2)
Extension of the Light Rail Network in Tunis
A New Light Rail Project in Sfax
A New Deep Water Port in Enfidha will be operational in 2019-2020…
Shipping News – Container Leasing
Triton Container International and TAL International Group, Inc. Complete Combination to Form Triton International Limited
Combination creates the world’s largest, most capable and most efficient intermodal container leasing company. Read more…
iContainers Opens Rotterdam Branch
In the last two years, the Barcelona headquartered iContainers has grown its global operations with new offices in Florida, Ahmedabad and now Rotterdam. Read more…
Eimskip, RAL Order Containerships from China
Iceland’s Eimskip and Greenland’s Royal Arctic Line (RAL) have signed an agreement to share capacity, and together ordered three new ice-class containerships to be built in China. Read more…
Intermarine’s Industrial Terminals Activated as Foreign Trade Zone
Foreign and domestic merchandise may be moved into zones for operations, not otherwise prohibited by law, including: storage, exhibition, assembly, manufacturing, and processing. Read more…
Look at Shipping’s Cyber Security Risks
If a vessel’s systems is compromised, the effect could be considerably more serious than would be the case ashore. The ship, its crew and cargo could be placed at risk, and could in addition create risk to other parties. As with cyber risk ashore, the human interface commonly represents the principal weakness in the cyber security framework. Read more…
Mining & Minerals
Outotec to Deliver Concentrate Filtration Plant for Toquepala Copper Project in Peru
Outotec has been awarded a contract by Southern Copper Corporation, a subsidiary of Grupo Mexico S.A.B de CV. (“Grupo Mexico”), for the delivery of concentrate filtration plant to the Toquepala concentrator expansion in Southern Peru. Read more…
GE has Partnered with Construction Firm Catcon and AGL Energy to Develop and Build the 200MW Silverton Wind Farm in Australia
Touted to be the sixth largest wind farm in the country, the Silverton Wind Farm will feature 58 3.4MW wind turbines from GE. The turbines will have rotors which would span 130 metres. Read more…
Pulp & Paper
Andritz to Deliver Folding Box Board Production Line to Kama Karton
Andritz has received an order from Kama Karton LLC, Krasnokamsk, Russia to supply a complete production line for folding box board with a basis weight range from 200 to 350 g/m2. Read more…
Suzano to Construct Two Tissue Paper Production Units in Brazil
The equipment will be supplied by Voith. Both Imperatriz and Mucuri tissue machines will produce jumbo rolls to be supplied to toilet paper converters in the northeast region of Brazil. Read more…
Coventry Autovehicle Company has Revealed Plans to Open a Base in Australia to Support its Expansion in the Asia-Pacific Region
RDM Group has developed Pod Zero, a vehicle that can travel up to 15mph. It was trialled at Cenex in Leicestershire and is attracting interest from airports, universities, theme parks and shopping centres. Read more…
Magna International Inc. Says it will Invest in a New Paint Facility in Slovenia to Help Support New Programmes
Construction of the new facility is scheduled to begin in the second quarter and the company expects to create approximately 400 jobs. Read more…