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  • German KG companies fined in ‘magic pipe’ case

    Time: 2016-03-21 | Publisher: glafamily

    Two German shipping companies have been sentenced to pay $1.5 million after pleading guilty to charges arising from use of a “magic pipe” to illegally dump oily bilge water from the general cargo ship BBC Magellan.The ship’s owners, Briese Schiffahrts GmbH & Co. KG and Briese Schiffahrts GmbH & Co. ...

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  • DP World Nhava Sheva handles JNPT's largest ship to date

    Time: 2016-03-18 | Publisher: glafamily

    DP World-operated Nhava Sheva (India) Gateway Terminal on Friday received a call from the 11,000 twenty-foot-equivalent unit MSC Francesca, the largest container ship ever to dock at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, India’s biggest public container gateway.The 2008-built ship is 363 meters (1,191 feet) long, and has b...

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  • Central Africa’s only deep-sea port takes shape at Kribi

    Time: 2016-03-16 | Publisher: glafamily

    Construction work is set to commence on the second phase of the only deep-sea port in central Africa at Kribi, Cameroon after a second round of financing was arranged with the Export-Import Bank of China.The second phase of the project will cost $675.5 million and consist of two container berths, two bulk cargo berths a...

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  • APMT Pipavav gets new intra-Asia service

    Time: 2016-03-14 | Publisher: glafamily

    APM Terminals-operated Pipavav Port’s efforts to grow container volumes received a big push earlier this week when the INDFEX, or India-Far East Express, consortium introduced a regular weekly call at the minor facility on India’s west coast.The intra-Asia INDFEX is a vessel-sharing agreement between W...

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  • US fines Maersk Group units millions

    Time: 2016-03-13 | Publisher: glafamily

    The U.S. government has fined two Maersk Group units a total of $3.66 million for documentation violations related to a defense contract the company described as “the submission of improper invoices.”  Farrell Lines, a subsidiary of the Maersk Group’s U.S. flag carrier Maersk Line Limited, and Da...

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  • AAL, Peter Dohle launch semi-liner service

    Time: 2016-03-12 | Publisher: glafamily

    AAL and Peter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG will launch a joint semi-liner service using multipurpose vessels with heavy-lift capability between Asia, the Middle East and Europe.The companies said the new service will combine fixed routes with flexible port calls, using multiple classes of heavy-lift/multipurpose carri...

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  • Russia seeks to develop Arctic shipping route

    Time: 2016-03-11 | Publisher: glafamily

    The poor relations between Turkey and Russia have the latter focusing on the active development of the Northern Sea Route through the melting Arctic during the next several years, according to recent statements of Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.Tensions between the two countries have been dangerousl...

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  • Successful US ports integrate shippers into operations

    Time: 2016-03-10 | Publisher: glafamily

    LONG BEACH, California — For beneficial cargo owners, the marine terminal used to be a big black hole that their containers would fall into and somehow magically emerge a few days later. Today, BCOs are an extension of the operations staff at the most successful ports.“Probably there’s not a day that goes by that BCO...

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