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  • 15 Dec 2017 10:48 AM | Anonymous

    New partners are going on to join Overseas Project Cargo Association from all around the world. Today we are happy to announce you that CARGO SERVICES, S.A.U. is our new member from SPAIN.

    Let's welcome our new agent on board of Overseas Project Cargo Association! Have a great cooperation together!

    ADDRESS: C/Cavanilles, 45, 28007 Madrid, Spain
    CONTACT: María Pérez Bellido / International Division Managing Director
    TEL: +34 948 172245
    FAX: +34 948 171722


    Cargo Services, S.A.U. was set up in Madrid in March 1988 as a global transport enterprise focusing its activity on air, sea and land freights.

    Globalisation and the development of new needs in the international logistics, has meant embarking on the creation of the following departments: Cross- trade, Cross-docking and Projects Cargo.

    Cargo Services, S.A.U. is specialised in handling integral logistics projects so that merchandise may reach its destination in the best shape and manner possible and by the deadline.

    What is offered, in all cases, is a door-to-door service, allowing clients to define its scope. In order to do so, they rely on their department of highly qualified staff, with the know-how of all the international freight areas, customs clearance procedures, storage and warehousing, etc. Their staff is able to carry out the most complex coordination that a project cargo may require.

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


  • 15 Dec 2017 10:40 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 14 December, 2017

    The Port of Virginia has received a US$466,747 grant for equipment to support reefer containers and break bulk on its barge service linking Richmond with its deep sea terminals.

    The Port of Virginia operates a barge service three times a week linking its Richmond Marine Terminal (RMT) with its terminals in Portsmouth and Norfolk. With US$466,747 in grant funding from the federal government’s Marine Highway Projects grant programme and $119,186 in its own funds the port has purchased a 52,000lb capacity forklift and a portable genset system for its barge that can power up to 40 reefer containers. The power unit cost $222,700 and the forklift $373,234.

    “We have several current and potential users of RMT that are in the food and beverage, refrigerated and discount grocery industry that are expressing interest in using the barge to move reefer (refrigerated) cargo,” said John. F. Reinhart, CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority. “The power unit enables us to provide a more comprehensive level of barge service to current and potential customers and continue to serve as a catalyst for commerce in the Richmond metro area and beyond.”

    Virginia, along with the other major US East Coast ports, is participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Southeast In-Transit Cold Treatment Pilot programme to support growth in produce imports from South America.

    The port said the new 52,000 Lb forklift “is part of the ongoing investment at RMT and opens up the possibility for new heavy, or overweight cargo, business”. In comments to WorldCargo News port spokesman Joe Harris explained that the forklift will not be used to handle containers, but to stuff or unload containers and handle break bulk cargo. RMT has recently handled break bulk, including large brewery tanks.

    “Both of these investments will create more opportunities to diversify and grow our cargo mix, drive business on the barge and across RMT. We are grateful for the federal government’s recognition of the effectiveness of the barge service and the growing importance of RMT in America’s Marine Highway Program,” said Rienhart.

    While other attempts to start container barge services in the US have foundered, RMT has proved a success. Last year the port launched a new barge, the Richmond Express, with a capacity for 125 40’ containers. To handle containers RMT operates top picks and a new Liebherr mobile harbour crane. Over the year to the end of November RMT handled 21,491 containers, a 25% increase on 2016. Each container saves one gate move in Virginia and eliminates one truck journey on the I-94.


  • 13 Dec 2017 9:35 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 11 December, 2017

    SIPG and ZPMC have opened the 4M TEU Shanghai Yangshan Phase IV Automated Terminal.

    The new facility, touted as the world’s largest fully automated terminal, was opened on December 11 at Yangshan Island off the coast of Shanghai. The terminal was “jointly built” by ZPMC and Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) and features seven berths over 2350m of quay, and a total area of 2.2 million square metres.

    The terminal “marks the tremendous updating and significant change that China has made in operation mode and technical application of Chinese ports,” ZPMC said in a statement. “It also provides a new power for Shanghai port to strengthen its leading place in port handling capacity and rank as the No.1.”

    Yangshan Phase IV has two 70,000t berths, and five 50000t berths with a capacity of 4M TEU per year in the first phase. That can be extended to 6.3M TEU in future. ZPMC describes Yangshan Phase IV as the only fully automated terminal with a “China Core”. By this it means the two core software systems at the terminal were developed by Chinese companies: the TOS by SIPG, and the Equipment Control System (ECS) by ZPMC.

    Equipment at the new terminal so far includes 10 “automatic” ZPMC STS cranes, 40 ZPMC ASCs (Automated stacking cranes with the TMEIC automation and control system), 50 ZPMC AGVs and a number of "double-box automatic rail mounted cranes". These are understood to be double cantilever cranes with a box girder construction. The AGVs feature changeable batteries with an automated battery charging system. The batteries are designed to last 12 hours on a full charge. They are removed for charging (which takes six minutes) and can be recharged in two hours.

    At full build out Yangshan Phase IV will feature 26 STS cranes, 120 ASCs and 130 AGVs. The terminal is the pinnacle of ZPMC’s achievements in terminal automation thus far, and builds on the Yuanhai terminal in Xiamen and the new automated terminal in Qingdao (QQCTN), both of which also feature AGVs.

    ZPMC notes that it has other automation projects in progress, including Vado for APM Terminals in Italy and a new terminal at Khalifa for Cosco Shipping Ports, as well as another development at Tangshan in China.

    At a Smart Terminal Solutions Forum in Shanghai in November ZPMC Huang Qingfeng told the audience the automated container terminal “is a mainstay for ZPMC”. The company notes that since 1998 it has been the largest supplier of STS cranes in WorldCargo News' annual market surveys, and has now delivered cranes to 99 different countries. ZPMC expects automation will play an increasingly significant role in the company’s development.


  • 11 Dec 2017 9:48 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 11 December, 2017

    Port developer and operator Abu Dhabi Ports is to welcome some of the world’s largest bulk carriers as part of a long-term port facility deal signed with UAE-based industrial company Emirates Global Aluminium.

    Under the agreement, EGA would use Capesize vessels to import bauxite from the Republic of Guinea in West Africa for Al Taweelah alumina refinery through Khalifa Port. The parties informed that, with this deal, Abu Dhabi Ports would be able to develop the port to become the first in the Gulf capable of directly handling these massive ships.

    Abu Dhabi Ports will fund and complete dredging and widening works to the Khalifa Port approach channel and basin including EGA’s berth. The dredging will deepen the channel to 18.5 metres and basin to 18 metres basis zero tide.

    EGA plans to use large dry bulk ships to import raw materials without the need to transfer all or some of the cargo to smaller vessels outside the port, reducing long-term shipping costs and improving environmental performance.

    The development at Khalifa Port is expected to lead to larger ships calling in to Abu Dhabi, boosting the Emirate’s position as a global maritime trade hub.

    EGA is currently constructing UAE’s first alumina refinery next to its aluminium smelter in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi, located adjacent to Khalifa Port. Upon achieving full-production, the Al Taweelah alumina refinery will process five million tonnes of bauxite per annum.

    “Khalifa Port will be the first port in the region with capsize vessel handling capacity, and with EGA’s long term commitment, will give an important boost to trade and investment in KIZAD and more broadly in the region,” Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Ports, said.

    Bauxite ore from Guinea will be transported to Abu Dhabi via the global shipping firm Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line), under a separate agreement with EGA. One of the vessels K Line will use for this service was named Cape Taweelah in a ceremony held earlier this year.


  • 08 Dec 2017 10:30 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 06 December, 2017

    Nevsky Shipyard delivers dry cargo vessel of Project RSD49, Pola Sevastiana

    On December 5th, 2017 an act of acceptance of a single-deck dry cargo vessel project RSD49 mixed "river-sea" navigation "Pola Sevastiana" was signed between the shipping company LLC "Pola Rise" (Russia) and LLC "Nevsky Shipyard".

    The dry cargo project was developed by “Marine Engineering Bureau” CJSC.

    The contract for the construction of a dry-cargo vessel was signed in December 2016 between LLC “Nevsky Shipyard”, PJSC “State Transport Leasing Company” and the shipping company “Pola Rise” LLC. The construction was completed in accordance with the terms of the contract, as well as all scheduled tests of the dry cargo vessel were provided.

    "Pola Sevastiana" is the tenth vessel of the RSD49 project, built at the Nevsky Shipyard. Vessels of the series can be used for transportation of general, bulk, container, timber, grain and bulky goods, dangerous goods of Classes 1.4S, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, 9 of the RID and Appendix B of the Code of the Armed Forces in the Caspian Sea, and also in the Mediterranean, Black, Baltic, White, Northern Seas, including flights around Europe and the Irish Sea in winter.

    The vessel is named after the holy martyr of Sevastiana, a disciple of the apostle Paul.

    Nevsky Shipyard, LLC is located 40 km away from Saint-Petersburg in the town of Schliesselburg on the left bank of the river Neva.  The Shipyard is one of the oldest enterprises of water transport in the northwest of Russia which started its shipbuilding activity since 1952. Nowadays the Shipyard builds sea and river vessels of various types and purposes and carries out all kinds of ship repair works. The slipway for vessels rising allows to launch and lift for repairs the vessels up to 150 meters long and dock weight up to 4,800 tons.


  • 07 Dec 2017 5:16 PM | Anonymous

    This notification is for your kind attention from OPCA Member VIKING PROJECT LOGISTICS, Turkey.

    They informed us that their new updated social media accounts are as below;


    • Twitter : @viking_project_
    • Instagram : vplvikingprojectlogistics
    • Facebook : VikingProjectLogistics
    • Linkedin : Viking Project Logistics


    For your kind information.


  • 07 Dec 2017 3:47 PM | Anonymous

    New partners are going on to join Overseas Project Cargo Association from all around the world. Today we are happy to announce you that AUSA OPERACIONES LOGISTICAS S.A. is our new member from PERU.

    Let's welcome our new agent on board of Overseas Project Cargo Association! Have a great cooperation together!

    ADDRESS: Av. Santa Cruz 474 San Isidro, Lima, Peru
    CONTACTS: Fernando Munoz / Manager Forwarding Division
    Kori Carolina Dextre Mori / Commercial Support Executive
    TEL: +511 616 3300
    FAX: +511 616 3300


    Over three decades of commitment to the simplifying the international trade operations make them one of the leading logistics operators in the industry, backed by their excellence in service and cutting-edge technology.

    They started operations providing customs brokerage services and over the years they have become a logistics operator capable of offering all local and international services in the logistics chain such as, Pre-Shipment tracking, Freight Forwarding, Customs Brokerage, Transport, Storage and Distribution. Achieving 1stplace in the ranking of customs brokers for more than 8 consecutive years, supports their leadership in the industry.

    During these years they have gained the experience needed to provide their customers with an efficient and integrated Logistic Service that successfully overcomes the globalization processes.

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


  • 06 Dec 2017 10:18 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 05 December, 2017

    The first liquefied natural gas cargo from Russia’s Yamal LNG terminal is scheduled to be loaded utilizing the Arc7 ice-class LNG tanker Christophe de Margerie on December 8, 2017.

    The cargo loading would be undertaken at the Sabetta port only days after the project started producing LNG at the first LNG train with the nameplate capacity of 5.5 million tons per annum, Russian natural gas producer Novatek informed.

    “This event marks a milestone accomplishment for the Yamal LNG project. The commencement of LNG production begins a new chapter in our corporate history,” Leonid Mikhelson, Chairman of Novatek’s Management Board, said.

    Christophe de Margerie, the world’s first ice-breaking LNG tanker, docked at the Yamal LNG terminal on March 30 after completing its ice trials.

    With a capacity of 173,600 cbm, the vessel was designed specifically to serve the country’s Yamal LNG project and transport LNG in the Ob Bay and Kara Sea. Capable of sailing through ice up to 2.1 meter thick, the 299-meter-long vessel was delivered by South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) to its owner, the Russian shipping company Sovcomflot, earlier in March.

    “Many contractors and suppliers from Russia and abroad were involved in this project. We have received great support from the Russian government in implementing this project. We are grateful to all our partners, contractors and shareholders for the joint work on the way to the successful start of this project on time and on budget according to our FID schedule,” Mikhelson concluded.


  • 04 Dec 2017 11:50 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 30 November, 2017

    The Port of Everett has completed the first phase of its 41st Street freight mobility project, improving the city's heavy haul freight corridor from the Interstate-5 highway to the port.

    The USD3.6 million infrastructure project improved the turning radii and capacity between the I-5 and the port to better facilitate the movement of freight traffic for standard and oversized loads.

    The major highway intersections to receive an overhaul include 41st and Rucker, Pacific and Rucker, and Pacific and West Marine View Drive.

    Everett's port commission also recently authorised port staff to solicit construction bids for the port's South Terminal Modernisation project.

    This capital improvement project, combined with the double rail siding that is currently under construction, will ensure the port's facilities are ready to support the next generation of over-dimensional cargo, including aerospace parts for the new Boeing 777X aircraft that is coming on line in late-2018, as HLPFI reported here.

    The South Terminal facility is a key piece of this modernisation effort. The dock was originally built in the 1970s for log operations, and is being strengthened to accommodate heavier cargoes. The bid package is expected to be revealed this month, with construction anticipated to begin in April 2018 and lasting through December 2019.

    Located in Washington, USA the Port of Everett specialises in the handling of high-value, over-dimensional cargoes.


  • 01 Dec 2017 4:52 PM | Anonymous

    OPCA World Wall Map was delivered to Freight Rangers Co., Ltd. We are glad to share their picture as below and hereby present our thanks!



    Freight Rangers Co., Ltd. is a reliable and reputable company in total logistics. Their policy is simply to provide timely, trustworthy and cost-compromised total logistics to all their customers. They seek to distinguish themselves by providing the most flexible and reliable customer service at any point of time. Besides, their global agency networks enable their customers to benefit from a package tailored to their customers’ individual needs and time requirements. A dynamic, energetic team of experienced freight forwarding professionals converging to form a company that sets a new standard in service and professionalism. Their services include air freight, sea freight, forwarding services, customs clearance, haulage, transportation, storage, packing & removal, warehousing and insurance.


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