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  APL Introduces New America Central America Caribbean Service




APL, part of the CMA CGM Group, today announced the launch of a new weekly America Central America Caribbean (ACC) service, connecting US East Coast to the Dominican Republic with the fastest transit time.

The ACC service will be characterised by its three-day and five-day transit time from the port of Miami to the Rio Haina and Caucedo ports in the Dominican Republic respectively.

The ACC service will also make a weekly port stop at Kingston in Jamaica to relay shipments that arrive onboard APL's ACE service to the Latin American ports on rotation. Via the ACC service that will call Cartagena in Colombia, Latin American shippers will be able to access various Asian markets through APL's Asia-Latin America services from there.

The ACC service will commence sailing from the Port of Miami on 23 August with the following rotation: Port of Miami-Rio Haina-Caucedo-Kingston-Belize-Puerto Cortes-Puerto Barrios-Cartagena-Port of Miami.

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| DATE : 2019.07.16

  CEVA Strengthens Partnership with the World's Largest Pure Play Contractor




CEVA Logistics has announced a two-year extension to its contract with Shelf Drilling through to March 2021. The Dubai-headquartered shallow water drilling services specialist has been working with CEVA since its inception in 2012.

Shelf Drilling is a geographically diversified market leader with operations in four key regions-South East Asia, India, West Africa and MENAM (Middle East, North Africa and Mediterranean) and focuses on building strong, long-term relationships with its customers and suppliers.

As an integral part of Shelf Drilling's supply chain CEVA provides logistics support to the customer's hubs located in Houston, Aberdeen, Singapore and Dubai, where it facilitates exports and imports which feed a continuous flow of re-supplies and project cargo.

Key highlights to this new agreement were CEVA's value proposition, consistency in managing Shelf Drilling's operational needs and CEVA's ability to react and support during emergencies and out of hours. "We are delighted to have retained our business with Shelf Drilling for next two years which now covers a complete 3PL End to End solution," says Marcelo Franceschetti, Executive Vice President-Global Energy Sector at CEVA Logistics.

"Thanks to our team's constant focus on operations and ability to meet the customer's expectations we have proven our capabilities in this demanding market time and again. We will continue to build on our strengths and expertise in the energy sector, and this additional business is proof of our capabilities in this market."

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| DATE : 2019.07.16

  Sweden is the First DSV Country to Introduce an 'Acohol Barrier'





At our new cross-docking facility in Jnkping in Sweden, we have now taken steps to prevent drunk driving. We have installed a so-called alcohol barrier which requires that drivers pass an automated sobriety check.

"With the introduction of the alcohol barrier we send an important signal not only to the truck drivers but also to other DSV staff, our customers and the general public that we take our responsibility for safety seriously," says David Mluller, Deputy Managing Director of DSV Road AB, Sweden.

To be able to leave DSV's premises in Jnkping drivers must pass a breath test. The barrier opens only if the breath test is negative for alcohol. If the breath test is positive, the barrier will remain closed and if subsequent tests are positive, the authorities will be alerted.

The alcohol barrier at our Jnkping facility is not only the first one at a DSV facility, it is also thought to be the first installed at a company in the transport industry. DSV Sweden will continue to invest in safety-promoting initiatives including more alcohol barriers. Next in line for installation of an alcohol barrier is DSV's Landskrona terminal.

The technology behind the barrier has been tested and approved by several associations including the Swedish National Forensic Centre (NFC). We are incredibly proud to be involved in DSV's efforts to shoulder increased responsibility on the road," says Christer Folkesson, Managing Director of AutoSober Sweden AB, manufacturer of alcohol breath testing devices.

Several Swedish ports are also testing automatic sobriety checks for drivers coming in and out. The tests are believed to contribute to reducing the number of intoxicated drivers of both cars and trucks.

< Korea Shipping Gazette >    
| DATE : 2019.07.16

  ZIM is Launching two Direct Services between Asia and the US Gulf




ZIM is pleased to announce a further expansion of its Strategic Cooperation with the members of the 2M Alliance, Maersk & MSC, to the Asia - US Gulf Trade. The new agreement includes two new strings:

ZGC - ZIM US Gulf Central China Xpress - 10x6500 TEU vessels with the following rotation: Ningbo, Shanghai, Busan (Panama Canal Transit), Houston, Mobile, Miami, Freeport, (Panama Canal Transit), Araijan, Busan. First Sailing: Ningbo, August 18th.

ZGX - ZIM US Gulf South China Xpress - 10x4500 TEU vessels with the following rotation: Xiamen, Yantian, Busan (Panama Canal Transit), Houston, Mobile, Tampa, Manzanillo, (Panama Canal Transit), Balboa, Busan. First Sailing Xiamen August 16th.

The new services, catering for both Central and South China and South Korea, offer significant advantages for customers, including direct connections to major ports in Asia and the US Gulf; best-in-market transit time with reliable dedicated service by reputable carriers; Two weekly cutoffs in Houston & Mobile to better serve growing US exports requirements.

Eli Glickman, ZIM President and CEO said: "This is the third phase of our tightening cooperation with the 2M Alliance, now extending to four major trades. I'm confident in our strategy, which gains momentum while our customers reap the benefits!"

< Korea Shipping Gazette >    
| DATE : 2019.07.16

  DB Schenker Awarded CEIV Pharma Certification in Korea




In early June 2019, Schenker Korea received its CEIV Pharma Certification at the IATA Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit in Seoul. The award ceremony on 3rd June, 2019 was organized by IATA Korea, and the certificate was presented by Mr. Alexandre de Juniac, Director General and CEO of IATA, to Schenker Korea CEO Dirk Lukat.

The Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics, or CEIV Pharma, is an IATA program designed to address the pharmaceutical industry’s need for increased safety, security, compliance and efficiency, through the creation of a globally consistent pharmaceutical product-handling certification.

The accreditation officially recognizes Schenker Korea - already an established leader in the transportation of pharmaceuticals and healthcare equipment for its commitment to ensuring product integrity and the safety of healthcare products via air freight. In response to the growing demand for increased quality standards in the healthcare sector, Schenker Korea has taken a proactive stance in promoting the standardization of safety, security and compliance for pharmaceutical goods over the past year and a half.

In January 2018, the Incheon Airport CEIV Pharma Committee was formed through the initiative of Schenker Korea by the Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC), with the objective of verifying end-to-end logistics processes, from the point of arrival of goods, up until the final delivery. This partnership required a strong collaboration between IIAC, Korean Airlines, Asiana Airlines, and DB Schenker.

In July 2018, IATA conducted a two-week CEIV Pharma training with more than 30 representatives from the 4 participating organizations. The training was followed by a preliminary assessment in August 2018 held by IATA validators. From there, further preparation and validation ensued until the successful audit in May 2019.

Hanmin Kim, Head of Air Freight Schenker Korea, proudly commented that the certification is an official recognition of Schenker Korea’s pharmaceutical transportation and operational capabilities. Schenker Korea will continue to actively engage in multiple services for the healthcare industry by providing the highest standards of service quality through its competent network of experts, contributing to the overall growth of the healthcare industry, globally and in Korea.

< Korea Shipping Gazette >    
| DATE : 2019.07.08

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