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JSJ Service – Terminal Change in Jakarta

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We would like to inform you about a terminal change for the Jakarta call on the Japan – Singapore – Jakarta Service (JSJ).

  • Last vessel calling at Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT):
    Budapest Bridge V.044S/044N, ETA Jakarta on November 25, 2016
  • First vessel calling at PT. New Priok Container Terminal One (NPCT1):
    NYK Fuji V. 048S/048N, ETA Jakarta on December 2, 2016

The berth window at Jakarta will remain unchanged as Friday 23:00 hrs to Monday 01:00 hrs.

Please find the service details of the new NPCT1 terminals:

  • Address: PT. New Priok Container Terminal One
    Jl. Terminal Kalibaru Raya Kav. B No. 1,
    Kalibaru, Cilincing,
    Jakarta Utara 14110
  • Open Stacking for exports: Wednesday at 01:00 hrs
  • CY Closing time for exports: Saturday at 23:00 hrs
  • Doc cut-off (to Japan): Thursday at 15:00 hrs
  • Doc cut-off (all others): Friday at 15:00 hrs

As per requirement of all terminals in Indonesia, please register your company with NPCT1 by using the enclosed form. Once this is filled, please send the form to: billingteam@npct1.co.id

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THE Alliance Announces Planned Service Offering

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31 services covering all East West trade lanes with short transit times / Fast shuttle services / Dedicated Middle East loop / 240 modern and most efficient ships / Comprehensive port coverage with over 75 ports in Asia, North Europe, the Mediterranean, North America and the Middle East

The members of THE Alliance announced on November 8th the details of the plan for their product starting from April 2017. THE Alliance plans to deploy a fleet of more than 240 modern ships in the Asia/Europe, North Atlantic and Trans-Pacific trade lanes including the Middle East and the Arabian Gulf/Red Sea. The start of THE Alliance as the most integrated liner shipping consortia is scheduled for April 2017 (subject to completion of all relevant regulatory requirements).

The comprehensive network of 31 services would connect more than 75 major ports throughout Asia, North Europe, the Mediterranean, North America, Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Indian Sub Continent and the Middle East with fast transit times and a wide range of direct port-port-connections. The product will be characterized by fast transit times, a broad port coverage and deployment of the most modern and efficient ships.

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Once a seaman, always a seaman: Captain Hans Trey and Seafaring

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When asked where we should meet to talk, without missing a beat, Hans Trey answers: “In the International Maritime Museum.” After asking how long it would last and being told at least an hour, he responds: “That long, really?” But it ultimately turns out to be more than three hours. It was like time just flew by. Or do seafarers use another saying?

When asked where we should meet to talk, without missing a beat, Hans Trey answers: “In the International Maritime Museum.” After asking how long it would last and being told at least an hour, he responds: “That long, really?” But it ultimately turns out to be more than three hours. It was like time just flew by. Or do seafarers use another saying?

People from Hamburg are, no doubt, a bit cold at first. But after three hours, Trey has warmed up to operating temperature. “Do we still want to go to the simulator?” he asks. And without waiting for a response, he says: “We just have to go to the simulator! After all, that’s my simulator!” Then Trey laughs, more of a mischievous he-he than a guffaw.

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When Lloyd went Underwater

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The sea route across the Atlantic was under blockade – so Norddeutscher Lloyd had a submarine built during World War I. The incredible story of the submarine cargo ship “Deutschland”.

Jules Verne, the French author who caused a sensation with his science fiction novels “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” and “Around the World in Eighty Days” could not have come up with a better story: a trading voyage not on, but under the sea – with a submarine carrying not torpedoes, but valuable cargo. This is no fairy tale, however, but a true story. Long before it merged with Hapag, which was still its main competitor, Norddeutscher Lloyd played a key role in this bizarre, almost forgotten episode in the middle of World War I.

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Slam Dunk in the Cargo Hold

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Basketball? You can (sometimes) even play it on board a container ship at Hapag-Lloyd…

Some of the world’s best basketball players learned to dribble and shoot on the streets or in small “cages”, like the legendary West 4th Street Courts in New York’s Greenwich Village.

The team on board the “Bremen Express” have now shown that a container ship can also serve as a basketball arena. To help pass the time while waiting for a place in the dry dock in Qingdao, China, the crew took advantage of the empty cargo holds to have a tournament – and no doubt to perform plenty of slam dunks (when a player slams the ball down through the hoop from above).

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Hapag-Lloyd and UASC sign Business Combination Agreement

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Hapag-Lloyd AG (Hapag-Lloyd) and United Arab Shipping Company S.A.G. (UASC) have signed a Business Combination Agreement (BCA) to merge both companies, subject to the necessary regulatory and contractual approvals. Besides the Business Combination Agreement (BCA) between the two companies, the controlling shareholders, namely CSAV Germany Container Holding GmbH, HGV Hamburger Gesellschaft für Vermögens- und Beteiligungsmanagement mbH and Kühne Maritime GmbH on the side of Hapag-Lloyd, and Qatar Holding LLC on behalf of the State of Qatar and The Public Investment Fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the side of UASC, have assumed certain commitments with regard to the merger and the future equity funding of the company in a separate agreement, the so-called Shareholders Support Agreement (SSA). In that agreement some of the controlling shareholders of either side have committed to backstop a cash capital increase in the amount of USD 400 million planned by way of a rights issue within 6 months after the closing of the transaction.

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Hapag-Lloyd AG is discussing a possible merger with Cia

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Hapag-Lloyd AG is discussing a possible merger with Cia. Sud Americana de Vapores SA, Latin America’s biggest container shipping line, as the companies struggle to overcome a global trade slump that has left their industry in crisis.

Talks are focused on whether “a possible business combination or any other form of association would be of mutual interest,” Hamburg-based Hapag-Lloyd said in a statement today.

CSAV shares rose 3 per cent to 29.40 pesos at 12.21pm in Santiago, bringing their two-day gain to 16 per cent after Die Welt newspaper first reported the talks yesterday. Hapag-Lloyd, the biggest German container line with a fleet of 152 vessels, is still reeling from the downturn triggered by the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. – (Bloomberg)

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Hapag-Lloyd to raise Asia-Europe rate US$500/TEU on January 6

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HAPAG-LLOYD has announced a general rate increase of US$500 per TEU for all cargo and container types in the Far East westbound trade from East Asia to Europe from January 6.

The general rate increase will apply to all shipments from East Asia (excluding Japan) to all north Europe and Mediterranean destinations, including the Black Sea and North Africa.

Source: Schednet

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Container firms order new ships to gain economies of scale

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Global container shipping companies have a strong appetite for new vessels, despite existing overcapacity, because they want to trade up to larger ships to benefit from economies of scale, according to shipping analysts.

Shipping association Bimco expects total container shipping fleet capacity to grow by 5.9 percent in 2013, although estimates for the amount of container capacity being scrapped are at a record high.

“Despite the challenge they face, the second tier carriers continue to have a strong appetite for new capacity,” shipping newsletter Alphaliner wrote on Tuesday.

Ordering new ships is aimed at lower operating costs to match economies of scale enjoyed by the largest carriers with the biggest vessels.

Alphaliner said the order book of the three largest carriers, Maersk Line, part of Danish conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk (MAERSKb.CO), Switzerland’s Mediterranean Shipping Company and France’s CMA CGM CMACG.UL, currently stands at 15.6 percent of their current fleet.

The combined order book of the next 18 carriers has reached 19.8 percent of their existing fleet.

Nine of 17 carriers reported positive operating earnings in the third quarter, but performances of individual carriers were mixed and operating profit or loss ranged from minus 5.1 percent for Regional Container Lines RCL.BK to plus 8.1 percent for Maersk Line.

“The largest carriers continue to enjoy significant scale advantages, with Maersk and CMA CGM, the first and third largest carriers, continuing to outperform the rest of the industry,” Alphaliner said.

Maersk Line has take delivery of five mega ships with a capacity of 18,270 TEU each this year and another 16 sister ships will be finished by DSME (042660.KS) shipyard in South Korea and delivered within the next year and a half.

The average size of container ships on the busy routes between ports in Asia and Northern Europe exceeded 10,000 TEU earlier this year.

Bimco expects that vessels with a total capacity of 450,000 twenty-foot containers (TEU) will be scrapped in 2013, which is the highest annual total ever to be scrapped in the industry.

“It is one of the best ways the industry can help themselves,” shipping analyst Peter Sand from Bimco said.

He said the average age of scrapped container ships has fallen to around 22 years from around 30 years a few years ago.

The container shipping industry has been struggling with overcapacity because of too many vessels and too few goods to transport as a result of the economic downturn.

Maersk Line, the global market leader with nearly 600 container vessels, has said it planned to increase spot rates on routes from Asia to Northern Europe by $750 per TEU with effect from December 15, a 75 percent increase if successful.

Competing liners such as Israel Corporation-controlled (ILCO.TA) Zim Lines, Chinese company Orient Overseas Container Line (0316.HK), South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping (117930.KS) and German-based Hapag-Lloyd HPLG.UL have also announced rate rises with effect from mid-December.

Bimco expects fleets to grow by a lower pace in 2014 than in 2013.
Source: Reuters (By Ole Mikkelsen, editing by Anthony Barker)

G6 Alliance to Expand Coverage to Compete With P3

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The G6 Alliance unveiled plans today to expand into the trans-Atlantic and Asia-U.S. West Coast trade lanes in a widely expected response to the proposed P3 Network partnership between the world’s three largest carriers, Maersk, Mediterranean Shipping Co. and CMA CGM.

The G6 carriers — Hapag-Lloyd, NYK, OOCL, Hyundai Merchant Marine, APL and MOL — will deploy 240 container ships serving 66 ports in Asia, America and Europe.

The alliance plans to complete the expansion of services by the second quarter of 2014, pending regulatory approval, to coincide with the launch of the P3 network on the Asia-Europe, trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific routes. Details on port coverage will be announced at a later date.

The lines, which currently cooperate on the Asia-Europe and Asia-U.S. East Coast routes, will operate 76 vessels covering 12 services connecting 27 ports in Asia and on the West Coast of the United States.

A further 42 ships will operate five trans-Atlantic services, including two pendulum services, calling at 25 ports in the U.S., Canada, Panama, Mexico, the Netherlands, the U.K., France, Belgium and Germany.

“The proposed expansion will complement our existing services in the Asia–North America East Coast and Asia–Europe trades, allowing us to deploy the most suitable ships for each loop across the trades,” the G6 carriers said in a joint statement.

“With greater service flexibility and operational synergies, the G6 alliance will have an even more resilient and robust network – giving shippers a wider coverage area and shorter transit times without reducing the total capacity.”

Each G6 carrier will be able to offer almost twice as many sailings on the Asia-North America trade as what it currently operates separately, the alliance said.

The six container lines that make up the G6 accounted for 27.1 percent of U.S. containerized export trade and 28.6 percent of U.S. containerized import trade in the first nine months of 2013, according to information compiled from PIERS, the Data Division of JOC Group Inc. Not all services offered by these lines will be included in the G6 expansion; Hapag-Lloyd, for example, has noted that it will continue to offer its Montreal and ATA services, as well as Mediterranean services, outside of the G6.

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