PCW-Week 40 2017

Week #40 – 2017

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In this edition: Fiji Ports Terminal Limited | LT Shipping AS – Oslo, Norway | ITN Logistics – Canada >>>

Week #40 | 5th October 2017

Dear Readers,

Bo H. DrewsenWeek 40 is here and I am back on my traveling feet. I am actually in Kotor, which is a very scenic spot in Montenegro, ex Yugoslavia. I am visiting the captain of CMA CGM Andromeda who I met while onboard (as you may recall) in July. Interesting to see one of the countries outside the EU, but still in Europe and I suppose a country that is not too well known. Tourism here is the big draw and small wonder. Salaries are low, at 4-500 euros/month for many.

Here I am above the Bay of Kotor, in Montenrgro, standing below Mount Lovćen .

I flew down here on Turkish Airlines via Istanbul, the service onboard was excellent, even in economy class where I spent my time. On Friday I head to Malta.

We conclude our newsletter with a bit of industrial and shipping news, plus our wise words and video/picture of the week. Lastly regards to the Chinese who are having their ‘golden week’ and I am sure that more than a few UnionPay debit and credit cards are steaming at the moment there.

Wishing you a pleasant read and, until next week,

Yours sincerely,
Bo H. Drewsen


Fiji Ports Terminal Limited

Interview with

Mr. Hasthika Dela

Tell us about Fiji Ports Terminal. What are the main ports of Fiji? Do you have regular liner services coming in? What kind of crane capacity / lifting capacity is available in Fiji.

Fiji Ports Terminal Limited manages the two international Ports in Fiji, which are the Ports of Suva and Lautoka. Port of Suva is the main and largest port in Fiji. Port of Suva and Lautoka are blessed with regular liner services, break-bulk, bulk and PCC vessel calls. Both of these ports are equipped with shore cranes which have the capacity to lift up to 100 metric tons.

LT Shipping AS – Oslo, Norway

Interview with

Mr. Børre Mortensen

Give us an example of challenges you have faced while shipping in Norway.

When representing break bulk carriers, we have to solve all kinds of challenges. One small sized break bulk vessel fought some heavy wind in Northern Norway. The vessel received constant list on port side up to 25 degrees and we were afraid she would capsize.

Capsizing ship
Featured Project Shipment

Logistics Plus Inc. – Loads Cryogenic Gas Tank from Turkey to Norway

 Logistics Plus Inc. - Loads Cryogenic Gas Tank from Turkey to Norway
Logistics Plus Inc. – Loads Cryogenic Gas Tank from Turkey to Norway
This video shows the loading of a 24.2m X 5.70m X 6.00m 105-ton cryogenic gas tank for transit from Turkey to Norway.

Taiwan on the Rise: Asian Shipping Demand Spurs Shipping and Logistics Development

With its reputation for all things high-tech, spurred by the so-called ‘Taiwan Miracle’, Taiwan has increasingly stepped into the spotlight as an important hub for shipping and logistics in the Asia-Pacific region. As capital and technology-intensive industries flock to reap the rewards of the nation’s business-friendly regulatory regime, there is also an opportunity for shipping and logistics providers to take advantage of this momentum. Read more…

Legal News from Thomas Cooper Singapore

Shipping Focus, the e-update from Thomas Cooper’s Shipping Group, in which you can review the latest legal developments in your area of shipping and keep up to date with Thomas Cooper’s news and events. Read more…

PCW-Shipping News

Call for Packing Code’s Adoption and Enforcement

A coalition of leading cargo industry organisations representing the full breadth of the global supply chain is maintaining its campaign for safer practices in packing freight containers and other cargo transport units (CTUs). In a meeting held at the IMO during London International Shipping Week, the group asked delegates of IMO member states for the backing of their governments to communicate the content, to encourage and oversee the use of the IMO/ILO/UNECE[1] Code of Practice for Packing of Cargo Transport Units (CTU Code) within their jurisdictions.


NSP Building 40MW Solar Power Plant in Taiwan

Taiwan-based merchant solar cell and module producer Neo Solar Power (NSP) is set to build a 40MW PV power plant on former agricultural land that is suffering from severe land subsidence in ChangHua County, Taiwan. Read more…

GCL-SI to Supply 62MW of Solar Modules to Brazilian Projects Built by WEG

GCL-SI said it would ship its GCL-P6/72 325W modules to WEG from September to November this year and is one of the first supply deals the SMSL member has secured in Latin America.  Read more…

Plants & Processing

Owens Corning to Expand European Glass Capacity

Owens Corning (Toledo, OH, US) reported on Sept. 29 that it plans to invest US$50 million to rebuild a glass melter and expand production capacity by approximately 25% at its Chambéry, France, composites manufacturing facility. The investment will support the growing demand for thermoplastics in Europe. The melter is expected to be operational by mid-2018. Read more…

Oil & Gas

KBR Awarded EPCM Services Contract for JVGAS Projects in Algeria

Under the terms of the contract KBR will provide detail design engineering, procurement services as well as construction management at the major gas developments at In Salah Gas and In Amenas. This work, which is expected to be performed over 48 months, will be a KBR collaboration with engineering and the procurement services being performed from the UK and Chennai offices in partnership with the local, in-country, engineering office. Read more…

Power Generation

Siemens Receives Order for 1.3GW Combined-Cycle Power Plant in Pakistan

CMEC is the EPC contractor of the power plant dubbed as Punjab Power Plant Jhang. The plant is being built for Punjab Thermal Power, an independent energy provider owned by the Punjab government. Read more…

Siemens to Accelerate Power Generation in Madagascar

Siemens has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Republic of Madagascar to identify measures for the country’s fast track power generation and to work towards increasing capacity by an additional 300MW by 2019. Read more…

PCW-Featured Video

Passing an E class Maersk Line Vessel

Passing an E class Maersk Line vessel
PCW-Featured Photo
A reminder of whats important in life…..
A reminder of what’s important in life.
PCW-Wise Words

“You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.”

– Napoléon Bonaparte –

“Rivers and mountains may change course but never human nature.”

– Ancient Burmese Proverb –