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  • 22 Aug 2017 11:07 AM | Anonymous

    Intermodal Europe is the world-leading exhibition and conference for companies associated with the container shipping industry. Covering all areas of container transport, logistics and innovation across road, rail and sea, the event provides an invaluable industry forum in Europe that brings together senior decision-making professionals with expert speakers and leading global exhibitors.

    Attracting over 6,000 international attendees from 70+ countries across three days, Intermodal Europe is your platform to do business with a global audience. Taking place on the 28th-30th November at the RAI Amsterdam, more than 140 global suppliers will exhibit at this year’s event. Confirmed exhibitors already include; Carrier Transicold, CARU Containers, CIMC, Daikin, Emerson Climate Technologies, Flex-Box, Florens, Maersk Container Industry, Orbcomm, Seaco Global, Seacube, Thermo King, Triton International and UNIT 45.

    “After the success of Intermodal Europe 2016, there is a lot to look forward to at the event” explains Sophie Ahmed, Event Director. “The show will develop in line with the emerging areas of growth within the market, including technological advancements surrounding the Internet of Things and Big Data, and the container weighing solutions emerging since the SOLAS amendment last year. The event will also continue to reflect the tank, reefer, special container and components market, as well as developing the container innovation and modification element, which will be a big focus for us in 2017”.

    The Intermodal Europe conference, which runs alongside the Exhibition, will cover a range of strategic, innovative and technical topics. The Intermodal Europe conference will focus on market recovery and the ongoing transformation of the global container shipping industry. Having faced considerable changes over the last 12 months, the industry can now begin to forward plan with a sense of optimism.

    To find out more, please contact Sophie Ahmed on or visit

  • 21 Aug 2017 2:51 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 21 August, 2017

    Hansa Heavy Lift has transported six rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, each weighing 135 metric tonnes and measuring 28.9 by 11.3 by 26.6 m, from Japan to Turkey.

    All units were loaded onto the vessel HHL Kobe at the port of Saiki in southern Japan, with two of the cranes being discharged at the port of Gebze and the remaining four at the harbour of Gemlik, in Turkey.

    “This was an unusually high number of RTGs being transported on a P2-800 vessel, compelling us to extend the deck as well as ensure there was sufficient space between the units, so that all cargo could be accommodated safely,” said Mohammad Abbas, Project Engineer, Hansa Heavy Lift.

    “Due to the sensitivity of the cargo units, additional precautions needed to be taken, including a motion response analysis to determine the effects of any accelerations on the cargo during the voyage.”

    “Strong cooperation between the crews and stevedores at the ports of loading and discharge ensured the project was executed seamlessly, within the tight timeframe that had been assigned.”

    The deck extension included six metres to the aft side and three metres to the starboard side, as well as a total of 11 tween deck pontoons being stowed on deck to accommodate all units.

    The strength of the extension tween deck panels was verified through a finite element analysis, to demonstrate that the overhung deck was sufficiently safe and durable enough to support the cargo.

    A 3D model assimilation was also created before the start of the voyage to check the clearance between the RTGs and vessels’ cranes due to the large size of the units.

    The project was carried out on behalf of Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding, with Yilport Konteyner Terminal Ve Liman Isletmeleri A.S. acting as the charterer.

    “By optimising the number of cranes transported on a single vessel, Hansa Heavy Lift presented us with a very cost-effective and efficient option,” said Selami Mercan, Engineering Service director, Yilport Holding Inc.

    “The entire project, from planning to delivery, was handled with care and ease, and we would be eager to work with HANSA HEAVY LIFT again in the future.”


  • 18 Aug 2017 3:24 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 18 August, 2017

    Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) has completed the construction of the 43,000 sq m Moscow Cargo terminal.

    SVO said the new hub had been constructed in partnership with Volga-Dnepr Group and Aeroflot. Moscow Cargo, the ground handling agent at SVO, says the terminal would be open for operations next month.

    The project commenced in March 2016 as part of SVO's development and modernisation programme for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

    According to the airport, the cargo terminal meets all modern requirements in the area of ground cargo handling, and exceeds the level of technical equipment of similar facilities in Russia. SVO claims this creates "favourable conditions" for further development of the global cargo hub, in partnership with Volga-Dnepr and Aeroflot.

    Located 29 km northwest of central Moscow, the terminal is equipped with an automated seven-tier system of cargo racking for shelf storage and handling, designed for 3,198 pallets; a four-tier area for container storage, equipped with an automated ULD processing system; 13 conveyor lines reaching the aerodrome; and 29 cargo acceptance/pick-up points equipped with dock levellers and canopies.

    Two of the dock levellers and canopies are intended to handle oversized cargoes, says SVO, while two will be used for express shipment items.


  • 16 Aug 2017 5:12 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 16 August, 2017

    Chapman Freeborn Airchartering oversaw the time-critical delivery of 60 tons of pipe spooling from Sharjah to Houston for an equipment upgrade at a gas-to-liquids processing plant.

    The air cargo charter specialist’s Dubai office coordinated the movement, on behalf of a freight forwarder, with the assistance of Magma Aviation, which repositioned a nose-loading B747-400F aircraft to the Middle East for the operation.

    In May this year, Chapman Freeborn increased its minority holding to a 75% stake in UK-based Magma Aviation, an aircraft management firm. At the same time as the increase shareyholding, Magma took operational control of a second B747-400F from Air Atlanta Icelandic.

    Chapman Freeborn’s cargo team was able to make a detailed loadability assessment of the pipe spooling and provide packaging advice for the urgent consignment — which included six crates of pipes of varying weights and dimensions, with the largest of the pieces measuring over 13 metres in length.

    Under the supervision of specialist loadmasters, the outsize equipment was carefully transferred from flatbed trucks and onto high loaders using an external crane brought in for the project.

    Following the successful loading of the complex cargo in Sharjah, the Magma aircraft departed on schedule and flew to the US via a short refuelling stop in Liege, Belgium.

    The equipment was cleared quickly in Houston for onward transit to its final destination for installation.

    Vikas Chaturvedi, Chapman Freeborn’s commercial manager for India and Middle East, said:  “Time-critical shipments of this kind can be challenging when the load consists of multiple outsize pieces – but with the help of Magma Aviation and the other parties involved we’re pleased to have ensured a smooth operation.”


  • 14 Aug 2017 11:50 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 11 August, 2017

    Australian energy company AGL has selected Crib Point, Western Port, in Victoria as the preferred site for the construction of a gas import terminal.

    The company said that a gas import jetty and pipeline would be built in order to increase energy security and supply in south eastern Australia.

    “Crib Point is best placed to serve Victoria, Australia’s largest gas market, as well as take advantage of the existing pipeline network, industrial port facility and associated infrastructure,” AGL added.

    AGL will continue to engage with the relevant stakeholders, including Government authorities and the Western Port community, to complete feasibility studies on the proposed site.

    “This doesn’t signal the end of the feasibility studies for the proposed site but now accelerates the process. We look forward to ongoing consultation with the local community to answer their questions and proceed towards a formal application to the Victorian Government,” Richard Wrightson, AGL Executive General Manager, Wholesale Markets, said.

    “If all goes to plan, AGL would invest roughly AUD 250 million, commence construction in 2019 and bring the terminal into operation by 2020/21.”


  • 11 Aug 2017 9:40 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 10 August, 2017

    Authorities at the port of Peterhead in the north of Scotland have signed a contract to handle breakbulk components for the construction of an offshore windfarm near Aberdeen.

    The project will involve the use of the world’s largest floating cranes and will see installation of 11 turbines for the European Offshore Wind Deployment Center, or EOWDC.

    “This is great news for business in Peterhead, and an indication of the port’s growing reputation as a place which can accommodate some of the most challenging and cutting-edge offshore construction requirements,” said Paul Wheelhouse, UK Energy Minister.

    The project is under development by energy firm Vattenfall and has been supported by €40million of funding from the European Union and Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group. Once complete the EOWDC will have an installed capacity of 92.4 megawatts.


  • 09 Aug 2017 10:35 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 08 August, 2017

    Breakbulk carrier Zeaborn Group is to purchase five Superflex heavy-lift vessels from Rickmers Holding.

    The deal is expected to conclude by the end of September and the vessels are each equipped with intermediate decks for optimizable loading capacities and four cranes with a combined lifting capacity of 640 tons.

    Headquartered in Bremen in the north of Germany, Zeaborn acquired breakbulk shipper Rickmers-Linie and NPC Projects business operations earlier this year, and rebranded the carrier as Rickmers-Line. Zeaborn operates a combined fleet of about 50 multipurpose vessels, with lifting capacities of up to 700 tons.

    “The purchase of these five vessels from Rickmers Holding is therefore not only a further commitment to the expansion of commercial activities and of the Rickmers-Line, but also ensures independence from third-party tonnage and external influences. With the ownership of the liner-service vessels, we are able to ensure the Round-The-World Pearl String liner service for our customers on a sustainable basis,” said Ove Meyer, managing partner at Zeaborn.

    The five vessels purchased are Rickmers Singapore, Rickmers Jakarta, Rickmers New Orleans, Rickmers Seoul and Rickmers Dalian.


  • 07 Aug 2017 6:28 PM | Anonymous

    This notification is for your kind attention from OPCA member: Khimji Ramdas Shipping LLC, Oman.

    Khimji Ramdas Shipping LLC request you to go through the details of below Duqm Refinery Project and look for any project cargo movements which you can jointly work with them.

    Duqm Refinery and Petrochemical Industries Company L.L.C is a Joint Venture (JV) between Oman Oil Company (OOC) and Kuwait Petroleum International (KPI). This strategic partnership between OOC and KPI has been established in the incorporation of Duqm Refinery, based in Al Duqm located in the South East Al Wusta Governorate of the Sultanate of Oman.

    Duqm Refinery has notified three international groups of its intent to award a number of packages that together constitute the estimated $7 billion refinery project and associated infrastructure planned for implementation at the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at Duqm. In all, three large multi-billion dollar packages were up for grabs, each of them for execution on an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis.

    Located in the Al-Wusta Governorate on the east coast of the Sultanate along the Arabian Sea, Duqm is located approximately 600 kilometers south of Muscat.

    Please click here to review detailed information about the Duqm Refinery Project. You can also review Duqm Refinery website >>>

    You can seek any project cargo movements in this project and contact Khimji Ramdas Shipping LLC, Oman for collaboration.

    Here are the contact details of Khimji Ramdas Shipping LLC (OMAN):

    Company Name: Khimji Ramdas Shipping LLC, Oman
    Contact 1: Arijit Das
    Contact 2: Chacko Jose
    Contact 3: KR Shipping Projects

    Please feel free to contact Khimji Ramdas Shipping LLC directly for for further inquiry.


  • 07 Aug 2017 5:00 PM | Anonymous

    New partners are going on to join Overseas Project Cargo Association from all around the world. Today it is our pleasure to announce you the arrival of JUMBO TRANSPORT SOLUTIONS A/S from DENMARK.

    We are also pleased that Mr. Ole Petersen  will be attending our coming Annual Meeting in Bali, Indonesia at 01, 02, 03 October 2017. The gathering will be a great opportunity to meet all OPCA partners. Please click here for full information about our event.

    Let's welcome our new agent on board of Overseas Project Cargo Association !

    ADDRESS: Lokesvej 8, DK-8230 Aabyhoj, Aarhus, Denmark
    CONTACT: Ole Petersen
    TEL: + 45 8675 4575
    FAX: + 45 8675 4576


    Jumbo Transport is a modern transport and logistics company with a focus on quality and solutions for the benefit of Danish companies. Their main office and warehouse is located in Brøndby, Denmark as well as a department in Aarhus, enabling them to cover the main areas of the Danish market.

    Jumbo Transport offers all economies of scale, but they still provide a quality, personal service, that has characterised Jumbo Transport since their establishment in 1982.

    Jumbo Transport Services include road transport in Europe, the Middle East and Morocco, distribution, logistics, sea freight, air freight, and projects.

    You can click here to review the services of our new agent.


  • 07 Aug 2017 4:44 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 04 August, 2017

    Greek shipowner Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis teamed up with two unidentified global investors to venture into dry-bulk shipping.

    As informed, the parties have formed a joint venture vehicle, Ivy Shipping LLC, its primary purpose being investment in Supramax and Panamax dry bulk carriers.

    Four Japanese-built Supramaxes have been purchased for the purpose and are expected to be delivered by the end of summer 2017.

    Once delivered, the ships will be managed by Marla Shipmanagement Ltd, a company owned by Kassidokostas-Latsis.

    Ivy Shipping will be monitoring developments on the market to further expand the fleet by the end of the year, availing of attractive second-hand prices.

    Kassidokostas-Latsis, who is the director at Athens-headquartered Latsco Shipping which owns VLGCs and MR product carriers, voiced his optimism about the joint venture and its prosperous future amid expected recovery of the dry-bulk market.

    Based on the data from VesselsValue, Ivy Shipping currently has two live Supramax bulkers of 55,9000 DWT, built in 2011 by Japan’s Ishikawajima Harima Heavy Industries, Ivy Alliance, and Ivy Blue.

    They are valued at around USD 15 million each.


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