It is Thursday again and it is time for our newsletter. I returned from Vietnam a couple of days ago after visiting Ho Chi Minh City for the conference of CLC Projects Network. It was a well planned event, moreover it was a pleasure to visit Vietnam, see the port of Cai Mep and try the local seafood. It is highly recommended to try out Vietnam as your next holiday destination. Vietnam is growing both in tourism and trade. You now have 14,000 TEU vessels calling direct at Cai Mep near Ho Chi Minh City – rather impressive (see picture here).
It seems that the big container vessels keep on cascading into the main liner services i.e. between Europe and Asia. It makes one wonder where all the cargo is going to come from to fill up all of these behemoths. Not a week goes by without this or that shipowner announcing the largest container ship in the world has been launched. See the shipping news this week with the largest ever calling the port of Hamburg.
On another note I have in store for you today a few interesting interviews. We start off with a ship operator running services from Europe into the East Coast of South America. Then we interview a Japanese citizen who established his own company in Malaysia to service Japanese companies present in the country.
Wishing you a good read and until next week, I remain,
Bo H. Drewsen
SeaWorks – A Ship-Operator with Regular Breakbulk Service from Europe to East Coast of South America
Mr. Tjeerd Veldhuizen
Describe your breakbulk service to South America? Tell us a bit about the type of ships you have in the service and the ports of call.
One way we offer smart solutions for breakbulk and project cargo is by combining the cargoes so that various smaller part-cargoes can be shipped by one ship at a competitive ocean freight rate. At the moment we are generally using multi-purpose (MPP) ships of about 12,500tdwat with cranes of 80mts lifting capacity, combinable up to 160mts. With these ships we can basically call any port in Europe or the Baltic and Mediterranean Seas.
Nippon Kikai Transport – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
What made you establish a company in Malaysia, who are the owners of the company today and what is your main focus?
Nippon Kikai Trans is my own company. I chose Malaysia to set up my company because of the clear company regulation requirements and reasonable fixed costs. We are focused on project logistics, especially for power plants and industrial projects. We provide not only transportation but also mechanical installation. We are trying to become a total solutions provider.
BIMCO Re-Launches one of its Most Enduringly Popular Publications – Check Before Fixing
Check Before Fixing is an indispensable tool used across the industry for daily chartering and shipping transactions. Since the first edition was issued more than 30 years ago, it has proved to be an invaluable checklist for negotiations, and there is already a waiting list for the most up to date version. Read more…
First 20,000 TEU Containership called Hamburg Container Terminal
MOL TRIUMPH, one of the biggest containerships in the world, made fast in Hamburg at HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB). The new flagship of Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) is the first vessel with a loading capacity of over 20,000 TEU in the Port of Hamburg. Some 10,000 TEU will be loaded or discharged at CTB for the MOL TRIUMPH that is provisionally scheduled to leave the Elbe conurbation again at four in the morning on May 18. Read more…
Container Lines look to India for More Business
Containership operators sailing to and from India are starting to explore opportunities in the breakbulk or heavy and/or outsized project cargo markets to make up for a shortfall in containerised cargo traffic. DP World-operated Nhava Sheva (India) Gateway Terminal (NSIGT) at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), for example, handled an oversize shipment weighing 79 tonnes, said to be the heaviest-ever lift at the country’s busiest public container port, reported IHS Media. Read more…
Smart Logistics Move Steel Treatment Plant a Whopping 9000 KMS
The breakbulk shipment arrived at the Port of Veracruz from Bilbao after 22 days without any delays or any kind of damage. The shipment was unloaded at the port and delivered to the warehouse in Veracruz. The second shipment arrived a few days later, which meant that the Smart Logistics team delivered this project 7 days earlier than the date indicated by the client on the original application. Smart Logistics is member of X2 Projects Network. Read more…