It’s Thursday again and time for another issue of Project Cargo Weekly. Normally in the morning, I get up to read the papers, however, in the recent week, I read the Paradise Papers instead. This is the 2nd recent leak of “papers” after the famous Panama Papers featuring revelations of incredible wealth being stashed away in various tax havens. The exposed include not only wealthy individuals but famous brand companies who are not too happy to contribute to the tax that most of us must pay.
As mentioned before by Mao “in the cleanest water lives no fish”, that is partly true, but my comment is basically: how much is enough? Perhaps we should seek rules for an upper limit on income as well as a minimum income.
Turning our attention to what we have in store for you today, we start off in New Zealand with a capable project freight forwarder, then we proceed north to Brunei where the Sultan is still the ruler and we interview a local, proactive project freight forwarder. Then taking to the skies we speak to one of the providers of the worlds largest aircrafts.
We also have some legal news that you should pay attention to and a rather sad article from the South China Morning Post about another kind of “shipping”. Finally, we round up our newsletter with the photo, video, quote and proverb of the week.
Enjoy and until next week…
Bo H. Drewsen
TNL Pindar – New Zealand
Mr. Richard Thorpe
What are the main activities of TNL Pindar?
TNL Pindar is primarily there for shipping boats, marine equipment, and any project / out of gauge cargo through TNL International. We act as the agent for GAC Pindar in the UK and in some cases use different agents around the world from the usual TNL agents. These agents are like ourselves and are specialised in boats and projects handling.
Jasra Logistics Sdn Bhd – Brunei
Mr. Mitchell Leong
Tell us about the main port in Brunei? Can you handle project and heavy cargoes in Brunei?
Muara Port is the main seaport, it is located in Northern Brunei. The port is not big but is still able to accommodate container vessels, cruise liners, cargo vessels, heavy lift vessels and navy vessels. The port is equipped with container gantry quay cranes.
This port is not equipped with any heavy lift equipment, and this is Jasra’s specialty, we are willing to provide a proposal to potential clients for their upcoming projects in Brunei.
Mr. Mitchell Leong
So your offices are based in Ukraine and the UK?
Our head office is in Kiev; it’s where the aircraft are based, we have a commercial team, an operations team, our crew and all the support functions you would need for an airline there. You have to remember that the airline is an offshoot of the manufacturer and designer of the Antonov Airplanes. Everything from the small AN-2 equipment sized aircraft all the way up to the AN-225, they designed and manufactured.
When the airline started we didn’t have seven AN-124s, we had about three at that point.
335 Metric Ton Transformer Shipped by Container Vessel
CMA CGM Korea and PEX 3 Lines operations teams, in collaboration with Asia Project Cargo Division, succeeded in loading a 335 metric ton transformer in Busan, destination Houston.
This heavy-lift transport, the biggest ever for CMA CGM Korea, requires the use of floating cranes in both ports.
Loaded on mv Rotterdam, the cargo will arrive on November 21st in Houston.
For more information contact:
Deputy General Manager
CMA CGM Korea – Seoul
Evolving and Expanding Cyber-Threat for Shipping and Logistics Industries
Rory Macfarlane, Partner, Ince & Co Hong Kong, commented:
“Throughout 2017, we have seen headline-worthy cyber-attacks occur with growing frequency and severity. A number of high-profile companies have already fallen foul of the risks posed by the increasing digitalisation of our industry. As new technologies emerge to streamline operations, cut costs and increase efficiencies, evolving and expanding cyber-threats also emerge. It is imperative that shipping companies act to mitigate their cyber-risk now, before they become the next victim of a major breach.”
Slavery at Sea
It is heartwrenching to read the article published recently in the South China Morning Post about the apparent slavery at sea that takes place. As mentioned last week, greed and corruption come in all shapes and forms these days. With the Paradise Papers exposing some of the most egregious cases…..one may ask, how much is enough?
Enel Wins 242 MW of New Solar, Wind and Geothermal Capacity in Chile’s Tender
The award, equal to 54% of the 2.2 TWh/year offered in the tender, places Enel ahead of any other participant. The energy will be provided by 116 MWp of solar, 93 MW of wind and 33 MW of geothermal. Read more…
Phoenix Energy to Construct Solar PV Plant Within Benban Solar Park in Egypt
Phoenix Energy will partner with Infinity Solar of Egypt and IB Vogt of Germany to develop a 50 MW solar PV power plant in Benban Solar Park near Aswan, Egypt. Read more…
Elastron to Open Compounds Plants in US, China
Turkish plastic compounder Elastron Kimya AS is investing $10 million to open a factory in the US – its first overseas unit – to meet growing demand in automotive and other markets. Read more…
Yiyang Rubber & Plastics Machinery Receives Order for Rubber Mixing Project in Iran
Iranian tire manufacturer Kavir Tire had placed an order for a rubber mixing turnkey project, marking Yiyang’s first international project for an entire rubber-mixing-line project. Read more…
MHPS Receives an Order for Two H-25 Gas Turbines
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) has received an order for two H-25 gas turbines for an 80 megawatt (MW) LNG fired Gas Turbine Combined Cycle power plant project developed by Qingdao Energy Kaiyuan Thermoelectricity Co., Ltd. Read more…
NNPC-Agip JV to Build 480MW Power Project in Nigeria
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) Joint Venture have decided to construct 480MW phase two of the Okpai power plant in the country. Read more…