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4 de Abril del 2018

USD 3 Bn Worth ONE Put to Sea















Japanese trio Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha have completed the investment payment into their new joint venture shipping business Ocean Network Express (ONE).

The investment worth USD 3 billion was paid all in cash on April 2, according to a joint press release on the matter.

“Assets intended as in-kind contributions will be transferred at market value in the future,” the release said.

The joint venture, established in July 2017 in Singapore, commenced service on April 1, 2018.

“The start of services marked a momentous day that will open a new chapter in the history of MOL, as well as Japan’s marine transport industry as a whole.

“Even under time pressure, our executives and employees in each division devoted every effort to lay the groundwork for the integration of the containership business. Above all, I’d like to extend my sincerest gratitude to them for their cooperation and hard work in this respect,” MOL President & CEO, Junichiro Ikeda, said.

K Line and MOL each hold 31 pct stake in the JV, while NYK participates with 38 pct share.

ONE has about 230 vessels in its fleet totaling 1.44 million TEUs, making it the world’s sixth-largest container shipping line.

The network includes a total of 85 services, calling at over 200 ports in 100 countries.

Last week the US ports of Oakland expressed its readiness to receive first calls from ONE, adding the merger would not cause any interruptions to its operations.

Image Courtesy: Contship Italia

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6 de Marzo del 2018

Top industry leaders agree cruising is on a roll

State of the Global Cruise Industry panel featured, from left, Richard Fain, Pierfrancesco Vago, Frank Del Rio, Arnold Donald and moderator Peter Greenberg

State of the Global Cruise Industry panel featured, from left, Richard Fain, Pierfrancesco Vago, Frank Del Rio, Arnold Donald and moderator Peter Greenberg(Photo: Rory Creative)

With 27m passengers set to cruise in a year when more than 25 ocean and river cruise newbuilds are entering service, cruising is strong thanks to buoyant economies boosting yields and fueling higher demand globally, top industry leaders said at Seatrade Cruise Global Tuesday.

Reminding the executives of the past two years' Seatrade Cruise Global headlines, State of the Global Cruise Industry moderator Peter Greenberg of CBS News said it was China two years ago, Cuba last year so what is it in 2018?

Norwegian Cruise Line president and CEO Frank Del Rio quickly quipped: ‘If it was Christmas and you were Santa, I would be asking for nothing.’

He went on to say whilst the US source market is dominant, 'as an industry we have been good at expanding multiple source markets globally, particularly in Asia and Europe, and whilst the boomers are still the largest group cruising, 25% of Norwegian Cruise Line guests are millennials, creating a double dose of demand.’

Carnival Corp. & plc president and CEO Arnold Donald said his top line 2018 story is ‘to listen with empathy to the ports and destinations about what people are calling "overtourism," not necessarily by cruise ships but because our vessels are visible, people see them.’

Picking up on what Greenberg referred to as ‘destination denigration,’ MSC Cruises executive chairman Pierfranscesco Vago spoke of the need to educate local communities and pointed to the fact that in Venice only 1m of the 30m day visitors each year are cruise passengers 'yet we get criticised unfairly.’

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. chairman and CEO Richard Fain disagreed with Greenberg’s terminology and felt the industry could overcome the issues it faces by delivering shore excursions in a different way, spreading the offering further, and by educating local naysayers.

Del Rio said: 'The good news is there are more ports encouraging us to go to them than discouraging cruisers.’

Looking at product differentiation, Fain said what's great about the industry is that 'we have resisted the urge to homogenise ourselves.'

Donald said Carnival’s focus is on creating personalised travel experiences. 'You all have a mobile phone but you personalise it with your own apps. This is what we need to deliver for each passenger,' he said.

Fain, whose company is introducing another world's largest cruise ship this year, Symphony of the Seas, was asked if ships would get bigger. To innovate, space is needed to provide more attractions, he said, adding: 'I am not sure if bigger is better but better is better.’

Asked the old chestnut what keeps the cruise leaders up at night, Fain and Vago both singled out the need to recruit, train and retain huge numbers of crew needed for the new ships coming on stream as a ‘constant challenge.’

That point was further hammered home with new orders announced just after the State of the Global Cruise Industry session by Fincantieri and Viking Cruises, pushing the global cruise ship orderbook to a stunning 100 newbuilds.

Vago said with vessels across the globe it’s a 24/7, 365-day-a-year demanding challenge, but also 'so exciting.'

Del Rio added: ‘I am bullish about the long-term growth of this business and things that keep me up at night are things I can’t control such as geopolitical issues still affecting our deployments.’

Donald said Seatrade Cruise Global partying is what will keep him up tonight.

Posted 06 March 2018

© Copyright 2018 Seatrade UBM (UK) Ltd. Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Seatrade UBM (UK) Ltd.


21 de Febrero del 2018





12 de Ene. del 2018


Ultra-large containership deliveries to hit record high in 2018

The boxship sector is facing record deliveries of ultra-large containerships (ULCs) newbuildings in 2018 with 10 joining the fleet in January alone.

The month of January will see seven megamax vessels in the 19,000 – 21,000 teu delivered as well as three other ULCs in the 14,000 teu and over range.

“The month will set the stage for the rest of 2018, with a record number of ULCs in the size range from 14,000 to 21,000 teu planned for delivery this year,” analyst Alphaliner said in its weekly newsletter.

The record deliveries in 2018 come despite moves by some owners to defer deliveries. Alphaliner said Cosco had pushed back 10 ULCs it was due to receive in 2018, while Yang Ming had delayed three 14,000 teu ships until 2019.

Even with the delivery delays in total some 1.5m teu is expected to hit the water in 2018 with over 50% of that capacity coming from ULCs.

“Most of this capacity is scheduled for delivery in the first half of the year, with over 1.2m teu due before the end of June. These capacity additions, together with a slower rate of container ship scrapping, will put further capacity pressure on the market,” the report warned.

As a whole the global containership fleet is expected to grow by 5.6% this year to 22.28m teu.

Posted 10 January 2018

© Copyright 2018 Seatrade (UBM (UK) Ltd). Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Seatrade.

Marcus Hand

Editor, Seatrade Maritime News


Alphaliner TOP 100 / 11 Jan 2018



6,057 active ships

including 5,198 fully cellular

21,622,093 TEU

21,213,599 TEU fully cellular

265,213,813 DWT

Figures are consolidated


Regional Trades
weekly capacities




136,237 TEU

453,909 TEU

411,952 TEU






    Existing fleet         Orderbook








Mediterranean Shg Co












COSCO Shipping Co Ltd












Evergreen Line












Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp.












NYK Line






PIL (Pacific Int. Line)












Hyundai M.M.






K Line






Wan Hai Lines






X-Press Feeders Group












Zhonggu Logistics Corp.






Antong Holdings (QASC)


















Arkas Line / EMES






TS Lines


















SM Line Corp.






RCL (Regional Container L.)






Salam Pasific






Heung-A Shipping















19 de Dic. del 2017


THE Alliance to Sail into 2018 with Strengthened Offer

Following the first year of cooperation, the members of THE Alliance are increasing their offer as they plan to deploy a fleet of 250 vessels covering 33 services effective from April 2018.

THE Alliance said it plans to cover over 81 ports in the Asia/Europe, North Atlantic and Trans-Pacific trade lanes including the Middle East and the Arabian Gulf/Red Sea.

“After one year of cooperation we are proud to say that our services and the network improved significantly,” member carriers Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express and Yang Ming said.

“The business is well on track in operational terms and with the delivery of several new big ships we are able to serve our customers even better.”

The comprehensive network of 33 services would connect more than 81 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 new product of THE Alliance will feature eight services in the Asia/Europe trade including three services covering the Mediterranean market. 16 joint services will be operated by THE Alliance members on the Trans-Pacific trade. Seven loops will serve the North Atlantic trade covering a wide range of North European and Mediterranean ports as well as those in the US, Canada and Mexico and two in Middle East.

The service network of THE Alliance is expected to cover more than 19 ports in Asia including seven Chinese and five Japanese ports with direct calls as well as 21 ports in the US and Canada, seven North European and 17 Mediterranean ports, seven ports in the Middle East and Red Sea, three Indian Sub-Continent ports, and seven ports in Central America/Caribbean.

Image Courtesy: Yang Ming

The base-plan port rotations of the total 33 services will be as follows:

Asia and North Europe

FE 1:
Kobe – Nagoya – Shimizu – Tokyo – South East Asia Hub – Jeddah – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Southampton – Le Havre – South East Asia Hub – Kobe

FE 2:
Xingang– Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – Hong Kong – South China – South East Asia Hub – Southampton – Le Havre – Hamburg – Rotterdam –Jebel Ali – Hong Kong– Xingang

FE 3:
Hong Kong – Xiamen – Kaohsiung – South China– Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Le Havre – London Gateway – South East Asia Hub – Hong Kong

FE 4:
Pusan – Ningbo – Shanghai – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Southampton – South China – Shanghai – Pusan

FE 5:
Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – South East Asia Hub – Colombo – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Southampton – Jeddah – Colombo – South East Asia Hub – Laem Chabang

Asia and the Mediterranean

MD 1:
Qingdao – Pusan – Shanghai – Ningbo – South China – South East Asia Hub – Damietta – Barcelona – Valencia – Tangier – Damietta – South East Asia Hub – Hong Kong – Qingdao

MD 2:
Pusan – Qingdao – Ningbo – Shanghai – Kaohsiung – South China – South East Asia Hub – Piraeus – Genoa – La Spezia – Fos – Piraeus – South East Asia Hub – Hong Kong – Pusan

MD 3:
Pusan – Shanghai – Ningbo – South China – South East Asia Hub – Jeddah – Ashdod – Istanbul (Ambarli) – Izmit – Izmir/Aliaga – Mersin – (Ashdod) – Jeddah – South East Asia Hub – Kaohsiung – Pusan

Asia and the Middle East

Pusan – Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – South China – South East Asia Hub – Jebel Ali – Jubail – Dammam – Abu Dhabi – Jebel Ali – South East Asia Hub – Ningbo – Pusan

Shanghai – Ningbo – Kaohsiung – Xiamen – South China – South East Asia Hub – Jebel Ali – Hamad – Umm Qasar – Jebel Ali – South East Asia Hub – Kaohsiung – Shanghai

Trans Pacific – West Coast

PN 1:
Shanghai – Qingdao – Nagoya – Tokyo – Tacoma – Vancouver – Tokyo – Nagoya – Kobe – Shanghai

PN 2:
South East Asia Hub – Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Kaohsiung – South China – Tacoma – Vancouver – Tokyo – Kobe – Kaohsiung – South East Asia Hub

PN 3:
Hong Kong – South China – Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – Vancouver – Seattle – Pusan – Hong Kong

PS 1:
Kobe – Nagoya – Tokyo – Sendai – Los Angeles – Oakland – Tokyo – Nagoya – Kobe

PS 2:
Kobe – Nagoya – Shimizu – Tokyo – Long Beach – Oakland – Tokyo – Kobe

PS 3:
South East Asia Hub – Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Los Angeles – Oakland – Pusan – Shanghai – Ningbo – South China – South East Asia Hub – Nhava Sheva – Pipavav – Colombo – South East Asia Hub

PS 4:
Hong Kong – South China – Kaohsiung – Keelung – Los Angeles – Oakland – Keelung – Kaohsiung – Xiamen – Hong Kong

PS 5:
Shanghai – Ningbo – Los Angeles – Oakland – Shanghai

PS 6:
Qingdao – Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – Long Beach – Oakland – Tokyo – Qingdao

PS 7:
Hong Kong – South China – Los Angeles – Oakland – Hong Kong

PS 8:
Xingang – Qingdao – Shanghai – Pusan – Pacific North West – Los Angeles – Tacoma – Pusan – Kwangyang – Xingang

Trans Pacific – East Coast (via Panama and Suez)

EC 1:
Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – Tokyo – (Panama Canal) – Manzanillo – Savannah – Jacksonville – Charleston – Norfolk – Manzanillo – (Panama Canal) – Balboa – Los Angeles – Oakland – Tokyo – Kobe – Ningbo

EC 2:
Qingdao – Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – (Panama Canal) – Manzanillo – New York – Boston – Wilmington – Savannah – Charleston – Manzanillo – (Panama Canal) – Pusan – Qingdao

EC 3:
Kaohsiung – Xiamen – Hong Kong – South China – Shanghai – (Panama Canal) – Manzanillo – Savannah – Jacksonville – Norfolk – Manzanillo – (Panama Canal) – Balboa – Pusan – Kaohsiung

EC 4:
Kaohsiung – Hong Kong – South China – Cai Mep – South East Asia Hub – (Suez Canal) – New York – Norfolk – Savannah – Charleston – New York – (Suez Canal) – South East Asia Hub – Kaohsiung

EC 5:
Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – South East Asia Hub – Colombo – (Suez Canal) – Halifax – New York – Savannah – Jacksonville – Norfolk – Halifax – (Suez Canal) – Jebel Ali – South East Asia Hub – Laem Chabang


AL 1:
Rotterdam – Bremerhaven – Antwerp – London Gateway – Norfolk – Philadelphia – New York – Halifax – Rotterdam

AL 2:
London Gateway – Le Havre – Rotterdam – Bremerhaven – New York – Charleston – Savannah – London Gateway

AL 3:
Antwerp – Bremerhaven – London Gateway – Charleston – Port Everglades – Houston – Savannah – Norfolk – Antwerp

AL 4:
London Gateway – Antwerp – Bremerhaven – Le Havre – Veracruz – Altamira – Houston – New Orleans – London Gateway

AL 5:
Southampton – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Le Havre – Savannah – Cartagena – Puerto Quetzal – Long Beach – Oakland – Tacoma – Vancouver – Oakland – Long Beach – Balboa – Cartagena – Caucedo – Savannah – Southampton

AL 6:
Salerno – Livorno – La Spezia – Genoa – Fos – New York – Baltimore – Norfolk – Savannah – Salerno

AL 7:
Barcelona – Valencia – Algeciras – Halifax – New York – Norfolk – Savannah – Valencia – Tarragona


Puerto de Shanghái alcanza récord de capacidad de manejo

Boletín > Boletín del día /© Mundo Marítimo. / 09 Ene 2018 14:11

Sobrepasó los 40 millones de contenedores

La capacidad anual de manejo del puerto de Shanghái sobrepasó los 40 millones de TEUs, marcando un nuevo récord a nivel mundial, según la agencia Xinhua.

En diciembre de 2017, el puerto de aguas profundas Yangshan de Shanghái, la mayor terminal automatizada de contenedores del mundo, inició operaciones de prueba. El proyecto utiliza equipos automatizados de manipulación diseñados y fabricados en China, así como un sistema de gestión automatizado desarrollado también por informáticos nacionales.

Yanshang está ayudando a consolidar la posición de Shanghái como el puerto de contenedores más activo del mundo, buscando convertirse en un centro mundial de transporte marítimo.

El puerto de Shanghái comenzó a operar contenedores en 1978, operando 7.951 TEUs. En 2011 el terminal excedió los 30 millones de contenedores, consigna Xinhua.


© Mundo Marítimo.

Hong Kong perdería el quinto lugar entre los mayores puertos de contenedores este año

Boletín > Boletín del día /© Mundo Marítimo. / 09 Ene 2018 14:11

Tras ceder el primer puesto en 2005, ha retrocedido permanentemente

El movimiento portuario de Hong Kong disminuyó por segundo mes consecutivo en noviembre de 2017, a tal grado que se convirtió, en el único puerto de contenedores entre los cinco primeros del mundo que reporta una transferencia de carga más débil, según estadísticas compiladas por las autoridades portuarias. El puerto de Busan de Corea del Sur, ocupó el sexto lugar, reduciendo la brecha y está listo para superar a Hong Kong en 2018, señaló Rahul Kapoor, un analista de Bloomberg Intelligence.

A medida que China amplió su capacidad manufacturera, aumentó la capacidad de sus puertos, haciendo posible que buques más grandes comenzaran a prestar servicios directos a ciudades importantes como Shanghái y Shenzhen. Hasta 2004, Hong Kong era el puerto de contenedores más concurrido del mundo, ya que servía de conducto para el transporte de carga dentro y fuera de China.

"El vaciamiento de las actividades de fabricación en Hong Kong ha sido el principal impulsor", señaló Corrine Png, directora ejecutiva de Crucial Perspective, especialista en investigación de equidad de transporte en Asia. "Hong Kong enfrenta una dura competencia, principalmente de los puertos chinos, los que han estado invirtiendo fuertemente en infraestructura portuaria en los últimos años y trabajando para mejorar su eficiencia operativa".

Hong Kong manejó 18,9 millones de TEUs en los primeros 11 meses de 2017, 6,4% más que el año anterior. Cifra que está detrás del aumento del 8,3% de Shanghái y del 9,1 por ciento de crecimiento en Singapur.

Hong Kong ha caído constantemente a través de las clasificaciones anuales en la última década. El puerto de la ciudad perdió su lugar N° 1, ante Singapur en 2005; el N° 2 frente a Shanghái en 2007, el ° 3, ante Shenzhen en 2013 y su 4° lugar frente a Ningbo en 2015.

De acuerdo a Bloomberg, está previsto que sea superado nuevamente, esta vez por Busan, que ha visto un aumento del movimiento de carga de transbordo al área de la bahía de Bohai en el noreste de China, según Drewry Financial Research Services. De acuerdo a datos disponibles, el tráfico en Busan superó al de Hong Kong durante tres de los 11 meses de 2017.

El puerto de Shenzhen, al otro lado de la frontera con Hong Kong, ha estado ampliando su capacidad, ya que sirve como un importante puerto para las exportaciones de bienes fabricados en el sur de China. El puerto de la ciudad es el tercero más concurrido del mundo después de Shanghái y Singapur.

La mayoría de los buques portacontenedores más grandes del mundo, incluso los operados por Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd. con sede en Hong Kong, favorecen las recaladas en los puertos chinos desde Europa.

"Hay una tendencia general de aumento de los servicios directos a China, por lo que hay una demanda reducida de transbordo en Hong Kong", dijo Victor Wai, analista de Drewry en Singapur. "Para que Busan alcance a Hong Kong, será porque Hong Kong está perdiendo su volumen", manifestó.


© Mundo Marítimo.


Boletín > Boletín del día /© Naucher Global. / 09 Ene 2018 14:11

China está en máxima alerta tras la colisión del petrolero iraní SANCHI y el granelero chino CF-CRYSTAL frente a sus costas. Hasta el momento hay 32 marineros desaparecidos tras el choque, cuyas causas todavía no se han podido determinar, y las autoridades chinas temen que un posible vertido cause una catástrofe medioambiental.

El petrolero SANCHI viajaba desde Irán hasta Corea del Sur cargado con 136.000 toneladas de petróleo, mientras que el CF-CRYSTAL, con 64.000 toneladas de grano, se dirigía a la provincia china de Guangdong procedente de Estados Unidos. La colisión tuvo lugar el domingo a unas 160 millas náuticas al este de la desembocadura del río Yangtze.

Según la televisión china CCTV, el incendio que sucedió al choque ha consumido por completo el petrolero y su tripulación, formada por 30 iraníes y dos bangladesíes, se encuentra en paradero desconocido y por el momento los trabajos de rescate han sido infructuosos. Por su parte, los 21 marineros que iban a bordo del CF-CRYSTAL han sido rescatados con vida.

A la zona han acudido medios de salvamento de China, Corea del Sur y Estados Unidos, que realizan tareas tanto de búsqueda y rescate como de contención de vertidos, ya que el posible vertido de 136.000 toneladas de petróleo al mar podría desembocar en un desastre sin precedentes en el mar de la China Oriental.

Las autoridades chinas han confirmado que el SANCHI iba cargado con condensado, un derivado del petróleo que es más tóxico que el crudo normal y más difícil de contener, pero a su vez también es menos denso, por lo que los expertos consultados por la televisión estatal china consideran que hay más posibilidades de que se disipe en el agua.

"Nuestros pensamientos y oraciones están con los marineros que todavía están desaparecidos como consecuencia del abordaje del petrolero Sanchi frente a la costa de China. Me solidarizo con sus familias y seres queridos”, ha declarado el secretario general de la Organización Marítima Internacional (OMI), el surcoreano Ki-tack Lim, que ha ofrecido la asistencia técnica de la organización y ha anunciado que habrá una investigación.

La colisión de los dos buques en alta mar plantea serios interrogantes sobre las causas del accidente, ya que actualmente la flota mercante está equipada con sistemas de detección y prevención de abordajes que deberían haber puesto en alerta a ambas tripulaciones. Hasta el momento ni las autoridades iraníes ni las chinas han ofrecido una versión oficial sobre el choque y están a la espera de concluir las labores de rescate y extinción del fuego para comenzar las pesquisas.

Por su parte, la Autoridad Marítima de Panamá (AMP) ha mostrado su “plena colaboración” con las autoridades internacionales para realizar las investigaciones pertinentes, ya que el petrolero SANCHI tiene bandera panameña a pesar de ser propiedad de la compañía estatal iraní National Iranian Tanker Company.


© Naucher Global.




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