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  • 15 Oct 2014 9:51 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 13 October, 2014

    Five trucks removed from storage to work in copper mine

    Van der Vlist completed the shipment of five Hitachi dump trucks, from its port in Moerdijk, to the Katanga in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    The machines were shipped in from Canada in 2012, when the wheels were dismantled to move them across to the Moerdijk site for storage. Each dump truck measured 9.45-meters long, 4.98-meters wide and 4.62 meters high. The dumpers were stored in the AEO accredited storage facility for two years.

    Once the request to move them was made, Van der Vlist’s Technical Services team set about ensuring that the machines were in perfect condition before leaving storage, which meant charging batteries, checking and refilling oils and coolant, along with installing a lubrication system, Van der Vlist said in a statement.

    The trucks were driven the short distance to the ro-ro berth at Moerdijk and loaded onto the pontoon Jacob-Evert for the trip to Antwerp. The cargo was then loaded on a vessel and sailed for the DRC. Once it reached its African destination, the dump trucks were moved into Katanga where they will be used in a copper mine.


  • 14 Oct 2014 11:02 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 13 October, 2014

    Nicaragua will this week present plans for its interoceanic canal to leaders from more than 15 Latin American countries. The presentation will take place during a plenary session of the Permanent Conference of Political Parties of Latin America and the Caribbean (COPPPAL), which opens today.

    Nicaragua will provide documents to regional politicians to give them more information on the social and economic impact of this mega-project, estimated to cost at least US$40 billion, Prensa Latina said in a report. The Nicaragua Canal will run 278 kilometers from coast to coast and is being developed by a Hong Kong group, HKND.

    In addition to the waterway, there will be also works on other projects as an airport, several roads, a free trade zone, resorts and two ports, one on the Pacific and one in the Atlantic.


  • 11 Oct 2014 11:08 AM | Anonymous
    Original news was published on 8 October, 2014

    US$2.2 billion project to carry hydroelectric power across the border

    The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a Presidential Permit to Transmission Developers for its US$2.2 billion electric transmission line to carry lower-cost Canadian hydroelectric power to New York City.

    The 333-mile  Champlain Hudson Power Express line will run under the length of Lake Champlain, through parts of the Hudson, Harlem and East rivers and beneath railroad rights of way from Quebec to Queens. The High Voltage direct current (HVdc) cable will be placed in waterways or buried along railway routes to minimize impacts to local communities and the environment, the Albany, NY-based developer said in a statement.

    Transmission Developers submitted its application for the DOE permit in July 2010. Construction is expected to take about four years.


  • 10 Oct 2014 8:41 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 8 October, 2014

    Fluor was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract by utility American Electric Power to provide environmental retrofit services at the utility company’s coal-fired Northeastern power station in Oologah, Oklahoma.

    The work is part of AEP’s plan to exit the coal-fired power plant business, which was approved by the EPA earlier this year. Unit 4 at Northeastern will be shutdown by 2016, followed by the retrofitted Unit 3 in 2026.

    Fluor will add activated carbon and dry sorbent injection systems for Unit 3 at the plant to control emissions of mercury, sulfur dioxide and acid gasses, the Texas-based engineering and construction company said in a statement. Fluor will also install a new pulse jet fabric filter to remove particulates from the emissions of Unit 3.

    Fluor will be responsible for the demolition, installation and erection of the above-ground mechanical and structural systems and components, along with related engineering and procurement services.


  • 09 Oct 2014 8:51 AM | Anonymous
    Original news was published on 8 October, 2014

    TAIWAN's Evergreen is to take slots from China United Lines (CUL) to add a direct link between Singapore, Haiphong and Ho Chi Minh City.

    China United Lines itself takes slots on the Singapore-Vietnam string of the Straits-Vietnam-Malaysia (SE2/SVS) weekly service of Yang Ming and OEL, reports Alphaliner.

    This operation calls at Singapore, Port Kelang, Singapore, Haiphong, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore, but CUL and Evergreen are not involved on the Port Kelang segment.

    The service uses two ships, the 1,803-TEU YM Inventive and the 1,500-TEU YM Heights, both of which are operated by Yang Ming. The loop turns in two weeks.

    Evergreen will brand this new service 'South East Asia II' (SEA 2).

    The SEA 2 will kick off with the sailing of the YM Inventive from Haiphong on October 16.


  • 08 Oct 2014 11:47 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 7 October, 2014

    KALMAR, part of Cargotec, is to supply four 45-ton capacity reachstackers in February in Hutchison's UK port of Felixstowe, 70 miles northeast of London. The reachstackers will be supplied with a telescopic Bromma spreader, which incorporates fully integrated overheight legs for out-of-gauge cargo handling.

    "The lifting boom attachment options and rotation possibilities allow the driver to improve the work efficiency of the unit," said Kalmar's British marketing chief Dave Patterson.
    The Kalmar has already supplied the Port of Felixstowe with eight reachstackers, three loaded container handlers and 15 empty handlers already in use.

    The Hong Kong-owned port is the UK's busiest container port, handling 3.7 million TEU annually.


  • 07 Oct 2014 2:38 PM | Anonymous

    Original news published on 6 October, 2014

    Wyoming wind farm to be connected to storage facility in Utah, deliver power to Los Angeles

    Four U.S. companies proposed an US$8 billion wind power project to provide electricity to the Los Angeles, Calif. The mega-project would provide twice the energy as the Hoover Dam.

    The four companies – Pathfinder Renewable Wind Energy, Magnum Energy, Dresser-Rand and Duke-American Transmission (DATC) – will submit their proposal to the Southern California Public Power Authority by early 2015, DATC said in a statement.
    The 1,200-megawatt wind farm would be built in Wyoming, while the energy storage facility would be constructed in neighboring Utah. A 525-mile electric transmission line would connect the two sites. “This project would be the 21st century’s Hoover Dam – a landmark of the clean energy revolution,” Jeff Meyer, managing partner of Pathfinder Renewable Wind Energy, said.

    A key component of the project – a massive underground energy storage facility – would yield 1,200 megawatts of electricity, equivalent to the output of a large nuclear power plant and enough to serve an estimated 1.2 million L.A.-area homes, Meyer said.
    Linking the wind farm to the energy storage facility would enable the wind farm to function like a traditional coal, nuclear or natural gas power plant, reliably delivering large amounts of electricity whenever needed, based on customer demand.

    Pathfinder Renewable Wind Energy would build, own and operate the US$4-billion wind farm, located 40 miles north of Cheyenne, which would generate 2,100 megawatts of electricity. Pathfinder Renewable Wind Energy, Magnum Energy and Dresser-Rand would install the US$1.5 billion compressed air energy storage system in four vertical caverns at a site near Delta, Utah, 130 miles southwest of Salt Lake City.

    Each cavern would be about a quarter-mile in height, 290 feet in diameter and 41 million cubic feet in volume. During periods of high customer demand, the facility would use the stored, high-pressure compressed air, combined with a small amount of natural gas, to power eight generators to produce electricity.

    Duke-American Transmission would build the US$2.6-billion, 525-mile, high-voltage electric transmission line that would transport the Wyoming wind farm’s electricity to the Utah energy storage facility.

    A separate, existing 490-mile transmission line  would transport electricity from the Utah energy storage facility to the Los Angeles area.


  • 06 Oct 2014 4:48 PM | Anonymous
    Dear Project Cargo Specialists,

    Today we are very happy to announce you the participation of PIONEER SEA & AIR (SHANGHAI) LTD. to Overseas Project Cargo Association. As you well know, we recently announced the arrival of their Hong Kong office PIONEER SEA & AIR LTD. and now they are also OPCA member with their CHINA office. Let's welcome our new agent on board of OPCA together !

    Hereby let us share with you that the CEO of Shanghai Office Mr. Robin Kim will be attending our coming Annual Summit in Turkey at 20,21,22 November 2014. Looking forward to meet you all soon!

    By their registration to the November meeting, now PIONEER SEA & AIR (SHANGHAI) LTD. has the privilege of becoming OPCA member till October 2015. It would be our pleasure to serve our new agent for a long term cooperation in our group. 

    ADDRESS:Room 307, YongTeng Building, No.1065, WuZhong Road, MinHang District, ShangHai, CHINA
    CONTACT : Mr. Robin KIM  / Shanghai Office CEO
    TEL    :+86 21 6401 2684 #107
    FAX    :+86 21 6401 2604


    Headquartered in Hongkong & having own branches in Greater China (Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tianjin) and Korea (Seoul), Pioneer Locistics Group is providing logistics services including international freight forwarding(sea & air), warehousing (Hongkong & China), in-land trucking (Hongkong & China) and logistics consulting.

    You can find more detailed information about Pioneer Sea & Air (Shanghai) Ltd on the website.

    Please click here then Project&Overseas Cargo menu to monitor some project shipment organized by our new member.

  • 06 Oct 2014 2:55 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 5 October, 2014

    JAPAN's "K" Line is to focus on growing its non-container business in the areas of LNG, bulk and car transport, as well as to cut costs to maintain the viability of its struggling container shipping business.

    The company's annual report shows the company made a profit of US$161.7 million for the fiscal year through March 2014 but its container business only just broke even, with just 47.6 per cent of the line's revenue generated from its container transportation business.
    "In terms of businesses that contribute to a more stable earnings structure, "K" Line has particular strength in dry bulk carriers, car carriers and LNG carriers. We hope to make these particular areas even stronger,," said CEO Jiro Asakura, reported London's Container Management. "Stable earnings are generated by businesses in which we can expect a certain level of earnings for a certain period," he said in the company's annual report.

    The shipping line currently operates 74 container vessels with a combined capacity of 350,000 TEU.

    By joining the CKYHE Alliance along with COSCO, Yang Ming, Hanjin and Evergreen, "K" Line would be able to tap the alliance's combined capacity of 3.2 million TEU deployed on the east-west trades, representing 16.7 per cent of global capacity, based on data from Alphaliner.

    "K" Line will also add five 14,000-TEU ships to its fleet next year, with another five scheduled for delivery by 2018, which is expected to lower costs per TEU. Meanwhile it will focus on reefer transport and other segments to improve overall profitability.
    In 2013-14 its container cargo volumes grew by four per cent on North American and European routes.

    As a part of the strategy to expand its logistics business further in Asia, the Japanese shipping line has agreed to establish a joint venture with Cool Japan Fund Inc. and Japan Logistic Systems Corp, and to construct and operate a cold storage facility on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City.
    The new facility will have a total floor area of 9,300 square metres occupying a 20,000-square metre site.


  • 02 Oct 2014 5:19 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 30 September, 2014

    Damen Shipyards and SeaZip Offshore Service strengthened their working relationship by signing another contract for two Damen Fast Crew Suppliers (FCS) 2610 at Wind Energy in Hamburg. The two new vessels, to be named SeaZip 3 and SeaZip 4, will be mobilized in transporting personnel and small quantities of freight to North Sea offshore wind farms.

    The new orders follow the delivery last year of two FCS 2610 – named SeaZip 1 and SeaZip 2 – that have been performing successfully at the Nordsee Ost and DanTysk offshore wind farms in the German Bight.

    Although fundamentally of the same design, Damen has implemented the modifications to the already successful FCS 2610 formula.

    “We have made a number of improvements to these two vessels,” Damen sales manager Roel van Eijle said. “Mainly in the superstructure and a better accommodation for the passengers.”

    Both vessels will be built at Damen Shipyards Singapore and delivered to SeaZip Offshore Service, a sister company of the JR Shipping Group, by March 2015.

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