Week #14 – 2017

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In this edition: Mitsui O.S.K. Kinkai – A Regional Heavy Lift Shipowner Covering East Asia/South East Asia & Middle East | Savar Corporacion Logistica – A Peruvian Project Forwarder | Mitsui O.S.K. Kinkai – Asia / Middle East >>>

Week #14 | 6th April 2017

Dear Readers,

Bo H. DrewsenTime again for our weekly newsletter. After last week’s tribute to Mr. Bue Drewsen, I think it was apparent that there was a Mr. Johnnie Walker present during the interview and his 80th birthday celebration that followed. At some point, I was definitely shooting or rather aiming at the famous grouse too! Life goes on, headaches subside and we get back in gear. This week we speak with Singapore, Peru, & Oman.

If any of our dear readers are interested in meeting the undersigned in person then kindly note that I shall be present at the Breakbulk Europe in Antwerp at booth no. 205H1 between 1600-1700 on 25th of April. I repeat again our willingness to write about any company/person in our industry with something to contribute.

In this week’s issue:
Mitsui O.S.K. Kinkai – A Regional Heavy Lift Shipowner Covering East Asia/South East Asia & Middle East
Savar Corporación Logística – In Peru, a country famous for food, tourism, mining and a great location in South America
Khimji Ramdas LLC – A versatile shipping and freight forwarding agent located in Oman, a beautiful country on the Arabian Peninsula
Sector news, video and photo of the week

Until next time, I remain,

Yours sincerely,
Bo H. Drewsen


Mitsui O.S.K. Kinkai – A Regional Heavy Lift Shipowner Covering East Asia/South East Asia & Middle East

Interview with

Mr. Kristian Korsvik
Singapore Representative

Are there any developments in Mitsui O.S.K. Kinkai’s services that you can share with us?

Mitsui O.S.K. Kinkai is an innovative company, always striving for progress. For example, we have developed and patented an apparatus in cooperation with Shin Kurushima Dockyard that prevents the condensation and rust damage that usually accompanies marine transportation of steel products. This system defies the conventional wisdom that it is impossible to prevent rust caused by condensation on steel as vessels move from cold climates to warmer regions during the winter.

Savar Corporacion Logistica – A Peruvian Project Forwarder

Interview with

Ms. Sara Kuoman
Director of Logistics

Tell us about the Peruvian economy and shipping in Peru.

Peru has one of the strongest economies in Latin America. Since last year Chinese don’t need a visa to visit Peru, so there many Chinese investors arriving. Peru is part of APEC, which makes for better business between China and Peru. Moreover, one-quarter of the Peruvian population has Asian ancestry; including me. My great grandfather was from China.

Khimji Ramdas Shipping L.L.C. in Oman

Interview with

Mr. Jose M C

Tell us about the ports of Oman.

Oman is regarded as the second largest land mass in the GCC with a coastline of 2092 kilometers. The logistics sites are scattered across different corners of Oman. To facilitate the logistics movements of freight to Oman, three ports have been strategically formed. The ports are namely Sohar Port (North), Salalah Port (South) and Duqm Port (Center).

Featured Project Shipment
COSTMATOS shipping

Cosmatos Shipping Services (CSS) recently carried out operations at Thessaloniki port for the export of refinery equipment to Egypt. The shipment consisted of three main columns and spares with total volume of 452.00 cbm. The longest length handled was 27.00 meters. CSS arranged the temporary storage of the cargo at the port, the stevedoring, the IMO cargo declarations and the overall coordination of the shipment. http://www.cosmatosgroup.com/

Featured Event: Sea Asia – Singapore 25 – 27 April 2017

This year’s edition of Sea Asia 2017 will provide an international platform for maritime leaders to come together and share with one another insights on how they can shape the course of the global maritime industry. With more than 16,000 people expected to come to this year’s Sea Asia event. Read more…

PCW-Shipping News


TerniEnergia Signs EPC and Module Supply Contract for 10MW Tunisia PV Plant

The US$12.5 million contract is for what will be Tunisia’s first large-scale PV plant at Tozeur. Read more…

Engie Signs Deals for $1.25B of PV, Biomass in Indonesia

Engie has agreed with Sugar Group Companies to invest USD 1 billion together in the next five years to build about 300 MW of photovoltaic (PV) and 200 MW of biomass-fired power plants in Sumatera and Eastern Indonesia. Read more…

Water Infrastucture

Larsen & Toubro, in a joint venture with Shriram has bagged an order for a water pipeline project in Tanzania. 

This engineering, procurement and construction order from the Ministry of Water and Irrigation of the United Republic of Tanzania entails extension of the water transmission pipeline from the Lake Victoria Water Supply scheme to Tabora, Nzega and Igunga Towns in the country Read more…

Automotive Industry

Iveco Set to Construct a $22M Assembly Plant in Kenya

Industrial Vehicles Corporation (Iveco) which is an Italian industrial vehicle manufacturing company based in Turin, Italy, and entirely controlled by CNH Industrial Group is targeting to construct a US$ 22m assembly plant in Kenya in the Coastal city of Mombasa. Read more…

Maritime Equipment

VLCC compressor system contracts to TMC

Under the contract, TMC will supply a control air compressor system and a service air compressor system to each of the two vessels. Read more…

Power Generation

Wärtsilä to Supply Two Power Plants to the City of Tallahassee, USA

The equipment will be delivered during the latter part of 2017 for the 19 MW plant and in early 2018 for the 75 MW plant. Read more…

Shipping News

CMA CGM, a Leading Worldwide Shipping Group, Launched Saturday, April 1st, the 40 New Maritime Services of its New Operational Alliance, Ocean Alliance

The number of weekly calls and transit times, will be among the shortest on the market and they will better meet customer expectations, notably between towards the U.S. from Asia and Europe:
Shanghai will only be 10 days from Prince Rupert in Canada, Jakarta 23 days from Los Angeles and Busan 9 days from Seattle.
Transit times between Busan and New York will be 22 days and 21 days between Busan and Houston.
It will take 7 days between Le Havre and New York and 9 days between Miami and Le Havre.
Finally, new direct services are being created, including a direct line linking South-East Asia (Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia) and the U.S. Read more…

PCW-Featured Video

Passing Panama Canal Locks

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A Peter Doehle ship in the panama canal hooked up to a train for transit.
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Walking up the gangway of a 13,000 TEU vessel alongside in Malta is serious exercise!