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"Made in Vietnam" cargo container cranes arrive at India
Monday, 17 July 2017 02:12

After nearly 30 days at sea, three 1,400-tonne rail mounted quayside cranes (RMQC), also known as ship-to-shore cargo container cranes, have safely reached the port of Bharat Mumbai Container Terminal, India.

The cranes were designed and manufactured at Doosan Vina’s heavy industry complex and then shipped from the company’s dedicated port in Quang Ngai, Vietnam on May 19.

Each of the three RMQC’s weighs 1,400 tonnes, has a cargo boom of 144 metres, stands 84 metres high and 26 metres wide. The cranes can handle 65-tonne containers efficiently, safely, and profitably. Additionally, because they were fully assembled prior to shipment, the cranes will soon be fully operational.

Located at India’s largest container port, BMCT has 16.5-metre deep berths and docks that are 2,000 metres in length. BMCT is well-connected to key markets in India by a network of highways and railroads serving the 4.8 million TEU port.

Since Doosan Vina’s grand opening in May 2009, the company has manufactured and shipped 68 giant cargo container cranes to customers around the world.

 
Cosco Shipping to buy 14 containerships for a total of US$1.78bn
Monday, 10 July 2017 03:05

CHINA's Cosco Shipping Corp will purchase 14 more containerships in two deals worth a combined US$1.78 billion.

Six mega ships will be purchased from Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co with eight vessels purchased from Shanghai Jiangnan Shipyard (Group) Co. The 14 vessels are slated for delivery over the next two years.

Traditionally, Chinese shipping companies mainly transported containers on shipping lines between Asia and Africa, and China and Southeast Asia," said Wan Min, General Manager of China Cosco Shipping Corp. "But we are now focusing on major shipping lines between Asia and Europe, and Asia and North and South America.

"Free trade arrangements, including the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, the China-Association of Southeast Asian Nations Free Trade Agreement and China-Australia FTA, will also offer new growth opportunities for China Cosco Shipping's container cargo services in the Asia-Pacific region," he added.

Cosco Shipping Lines, the container carrier subsidiary of Cosco Shipping Corp, has an order for 33 containerships that would add another 500,000 TEU to its total 1.64 million-TEU fleet.

Cheng Zhiwei, an Analyst with Changjiang Securities Co, who said new orders for containerships will boost the company's presence.

"The race for larger container vessels will delay the recovery of the industry as the global shipping sector has experienced rocky times in recent years," said Mr Zhiwei.

But Wang Mingzhi, Deputy Director-General of the Waterborne Transport Bureau at the Ministry of Transport, said an upgrade was a positive move. "Better-equipped ships will help the company compete against international rivals," said Mr Wang.

The world's top container lines, Maersk Line of Denmark, MSC of Switzerland and CMA CGM of France hold a 40 per cent market share globally, leaving Chinese companies with "a relatively small share in comparison," according to Mr Wang.

Source: Daily Shipping Times
 
Vinalines Container launches first lighterage service in northern region
Monday, 03 July 2017 02:19

The Vinalines Container Shipping Company, a subsidiary of the Vietnam Shipping Lines (Vinalines), on June 23 launched its first-ever waterway lighterage service in the northern region, focusing on the Hai Phong-Viet Tri route.

The firm will operate 2-3 lighters per week from Hai Linh port in Viet Tri city of Phu Tho province to Hai Phong city.
Dinh Hai Bac, Director of Vinalines Container, said the company will provide trucking service for customers in Viet Tri before the containers are transported to Hai Phong and then central and southern localities.
Bac said that the service aims to diversify services, expand markets and reduce container trucks operating in Viet Tri area.
The Ministry of Transport assessed that currently, the domestic waterway transport is half cheaper than road transportation. Meanwhile, it is suitable for container transport, helping ease road transportation overload.
In the coming time, Vinalines Container will continue expanding its lighterage services in the Mekong Delta region, thus creating a service chain connecting economic zones, industrial parks and major commercial ports to improve productivity and reduce transport fees.
Earlier, a Vinalines’ port has cooperated with Hyundai Merchant Marine and ZIM International Shipping Line to connect major Asian ports to the Cai Lan international container port in the northern province of Quang Ninh, welcoming ships of up to 5,000 TEU to the port.

 
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