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  CMA CGM Group‘s Brands Reorganization on Russian Far East




Further to announcements earlier this year concerning the brand rationalization within the CMA CGM Group, we are pleased to share further enhancements to the trade network.

t has been decided that the scope of APL and CMA CGM in Russia will evolve as of January 1st, 2020: The allocations of APL on ERX/RUFEX1, ER3/RUFEX2, KR1/RUFEX3, KR2/RUFEX4, JRX Lines will be transferred to CMA CGM, making CMA CGM the sole carrier of the Group on Russian Far East, and the sole deep-sea brand in the 3 corridors of Russian Market: Baltic, Black Sea, Russian Far East.

The above developments are in line with our customer centricity strategy as these changes will help further re-shape the business for faster decision making, provide a simplified set of entry points and enhance customer service levels for our client base.

APL and CMA CGM teams are fully committed to ensuring a smooth transition, making sure that this transfer has no impact on our commercial operations, in Russia and globally. We will continue to support your business across all trades and are committed to maintaining strong service levels throughout the transition.

Should you have questions or need clarification please do not hesitate to contact us through your usual representative who will be able to answer any queries and support your shipping requirements as always.

< Korea Shipping Gazette >    
| DATE : 2019.10.22

  FM Logistic Strengthens Cooperation with Startups




FM Logistic, a third-party logistics (3PL) service provider, today announced its partnership with global innovation platform Plug and Play at the official launch event of Plug and Play’s new office in Hamburg, Germany.

This partnership will give FM Logistic the opportunity to work with supply chain startups in Plug and Play’s global network and help these startups test their ideas or solutions in real life settings. Areas of cooperation will cover solutions to improve e-commerce and omnichannel fulfillment.

”We are very excited to have FM Logistic on board as our newest partner,” explains Mike Zayonc, Founder of Plug and Play Supply Chain & Logistics. ”Having partners like FM Logistic, ExxonMobil, L’Oreal, DHL, Prologis, Ericsson, Shell, Tchibo, and BASF working together to collaborate with the most advanced technologies is a perfect venue to digitally transform the global supply chain & logistics market.” Together with its logistics real estate sister company NG Concept, FM Logistic aims to expand its cooperation with supply chain startups as part of a shared open innovation strategy.

< Korea Shipping Gazette >    
| DATE : 2019.10.22

  Cleaner air and climate protection in Port of Hamburg




Hamburg’s state government approved a large-scale expansion of shore-based power supply in the Port of Hamburg. This will create the conditions for a shift from shipboard diesel power supply to ecological electric power during lay times. With this expansion, Hamburg is playing a pioneering role in the field of alternative power supply during ships’ lay times in port.

As the first port in Europe, from 2022 the Port of Hamburg will offer shore-based power supply both for cruise liners and mega-containerships. Shore-based power will be available for containerships at a total of eight connection points located at Burchardkai, Europakai and Predohlkai. In addition, availability of shore-based power will be extended to all existing cruise terminals.

A shore-based power supply point will be constructed at HafenCity - CC1 and Steinwerder - CC3. The first such unit for cruise ships in Europe has been located at Altona Cruise Terminal ever since 2016.

Hamburg First Mayor Peter Tschentscher: “Expansion of shore-based power supply units in the port represents a significant and tangible step towards greater climate and environmental protection in Hamburg. Use of regenerative power from these units will totally eliminate existing CO2 and pollutant emissions from vessels during lay times. With today’s decision, we are giving shipowners clarity and planning certainty for the essential refitting of their vessels.

< Korea Shipping Gazette >    
| DATE : 2019.10.22

  Proman Shipping Signs New Joint Venture with Stena Bulk




Proman Shipping AG and Stena Bulk AB today announces a new Joint Venture partnership. The venture marks an exciting new step for Proman Shipping, which will be the operator and 50-50 owner of two long term time-chartered ships, under the name ‘Proman Stena Bulk Limited’. The Joint Venture is a significant investment for Proman Shipping and for Stena Bulk.

It represents Proman’s commitment to building a sustainable shipping sector by using methanol - a safe, clean-burning and biodegradable fuel. For Stena Bulk, an internationally renowned shipping operator, it demonstrates a commitment to be one of the leaders in the shipping industry by creating unique in-house solutions and always being in the forefront in respect of innovations.

David Cassidy, Chief Executive of Proman, said: “In just eighteen months since Proman Shipping’s foundation, we have made substantial advances and this Joint Venture with an industry leader is testament to that work. We are proud to be one of only three companies actively engaged in promoting Methanol as a marine fuel, through this partnership with Stena Bulk.

Proman is always seeking out new and innovative ways to use Methanol, and to maximise our fully integrated, diversified platform across the whole value chain, from the production and conversion of natural gas, to the marketing and delivery of end products to customers.”

< Korea Shipping Gazette >    
| DATE : 2019.10.22

  Alsace Rotterdam Express Increases to Four Round Trips




The Alsace Rotterdam Express between Rotterdam and Strasbourg/Kehl increased its frequency to four round trips a week at the end of September. The container shuttle which was established in 2015 will now call at all deep sea terminals on Maasvlakte.

The train, an initiative from the C3C partnership between Danser Group, Haeger & Schmidt Logistics and Ultra-Brag, started four years ago with two round trips. A third was added in early 2018 and the frequency has now been increased to four a week.

This expansion results in a capacity of some 360 TEU per week in both directions. ‘We are not ruling out further expansion of rail services in the future,’ stated Michel Bot, Marketing & Sales Manager at Danser Group, on behalf of the C3C partners.

Bot: ‘We transport a lot of paper, wine and beer to Rotterdam from the French Alsace and German Baden-Wurttemberg. And a lot of automotive products too. From Rotterdam, just about everything is transported in the other direction. As well as transport solutions by barge, this enables us to offer shipping companies, freight forwarders and direct shippers choice and flexibility.

And reactions are positive. Cargo reaches its destination within 24 hours by train. Transport by water takes an extra one to two days. Clients can make their own choice under the “one-stop-shop” banner. Rail also, of course, offers a good alternative at low water.’

< Korea Shipping Gazette >    
| DATE : 2019.10.15

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