It is the week of the breakbulk expo in Shanghai and thousands of visitors are gathering from around the world to attend this networking event. Project Cargo Weekly is of course also present in order to network, mingle and liaise with shipping people from around the globe.
Weather in Shanghai has suddenly turned from boring to spring, with a thirteen degree temperature shift. Apart from difficulty finding taxis and the high noise level of the city, it is not unpleasant to be back here where I lived originally from 2000-2003. China is a major driving force in almost all kinds of trade and their pride in their country is impossible to miss. More about the expo will be reported in next week’s issue.
In this issue:
Global Boat Shipping: moving yachts around the world
Solutions for moving cargo to/from Afghanistan via Pakistan
The port of Koper – an important hub in the Adriatic Sea for Central Europe
Sector news and shipping news which includes another couple of mergers
Photo and video of the week.
Wishing you a great week where ever you are!
Until next time, I remain,
Bo H. Drewsen
Global Boat Shipping of EMS-Fehn-Group
Mr. Manfred Müller
Can you give us a few examples of yachts and boats that you have transported recently?
Our latest project is the transport of a super yacht built in Taiwan, which is currently under way to the Mediterranean. At the moment we also have a sailing yacht northbound from Spain to Scandinavia, several motor yachts southbound from the North Continent to the Mediterranean and boats from Germany to the Far East.
Transportation to/from Afghanistan via Pakistan – Transbridge Logistics Pakistan
Mr. Sartaj Khan
Tell us about the major ports of Pakistan and the development plans for the foreseeable future. Gwadar seems to be a port developing fast right?
The major ports in Pakistan are Karachi Port and Port Qasim.T. At the moment Gwadar Port is only accepting vessel calling with Gwadar Port cargo & machinery.
Port of Koper, Representative Office in Budapest, Hungary
Mr. Borut Šemrl
Representative of Luka Koper d.d.
Tell us about the Port of Koper and the infrastructure to get cargo to and from Eastern Europe.
The port’s favourable geographical position in the North Adriatic sea, the northernmost part of the Mediterranean, near to the “heart of Europe” and our efficient services enable us to grow year by year. We operate the busiest container terminal in the Adriatic Sea (844.000 TEU in 2016) and one of the most important car terminals in the Mediterranean (750.000 vehicles in 2016). We also handle important volumes of dry bulk cargoes (soya bean meal, iron ore, coal, etc.) and break bulk (steel products, timber, paper & cellulose, etc.).
Ocean7 Projects, Ikonships Merge MPV Fleets
Denmark-based multipurpose and heavy-lift carriers Ocean7 Projects and Ikonship have merged their fleets in the latest example of consolidation involving breakbulk and project operators.
Ikonship’s six ships will join Ocean7’s fleet in a combined operation that will have more than 20 ships and will operate under the Ocean7 brand. The merger takes effect April 1. Read more…
Purchase Agreement made between Maersk Line A/S and Dr. August Oetker KG
Dr. August Oetker KG announced that it will after 80 years divest from its shipping interests and that in-tends to sell the ownership of Hamburg Süd and all its affiliates including the main business assets (vessels and containers) to Maersk Line A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark. Read more…
Oil & Gas
EPC Contract Signed for Nghi Son Oil Refinery
Construction on the 9 billion USD Nghi Son refinery and petrochemical complex in Thanh Hoa province will begin very soon following the signing of an engineering-procurement-construction (EPC) contract. Read more…
Amec Foster Wins Brunei Shell Petroleum Contract
The work includes concept, Front End Engineering Design (FEED), detailed design, construction, completions and commissioning, marine management, fabrication management, procurement, and project management. The contract will run for five years from March 2017, with two one-year options to extend, and includes Brunei Shell Petroleum’s oil and gas assets in the South China Sea. Read more…
Belarusian Specialists to Help Build Large Agribusiness Factory in Egypt
Belarusian specialists will participate in the establishment of an agribusiness factory in Egypt, BelTA learned from Alexei Bogdanov, Head of the Central Office for Foreign Economic Activities of the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry. Read more…
China’s Sany to Build 1GW of N American Wind Farms with Star Energy
The Chinese group’s subsidiary Sany Heavy Energy Equipment Co is a manufacturer of both onshore and offshore wind turbines. Its products will be used in the planned wind projects, according to the announcement. Read more…
Canadians Deliver 80MW in India
Canadian Solar has secured power purchase agreements totalling 80MW with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). Read more…
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