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  ZEAMARINE Secures Largest Contract to Date




ZEAMARINE has successfully been awarded a large ocean transportation contract from Schenker Australia Pty Limited for the BHP South Flank Project in Western Australia. The project scope encompasses the transportation of approximately 450,000 freight tons from China to Port Hedland, Western Australia, with the majority of the cargo being heavy and oversized modules.

ZEAMARINE will be utilizing its newly-built ZEA 14k-900 vessel type for the execution of the project. The F-900 vessels were delivered between 2018 and 2019 and are among the most fuel-efficient and technologically advanced multi-purpose tonnage on the water today.

“We are extremely proud of this major award, which represents the largest contract awarded to ZEAMARINE since its inception. The ZEA 14k-900 vessel class has proven again to be a valuable asset and we are pleased that our clients recognize the value of these modern and ecologically-friendly vessels,” Dominik Stehle, Chief Commercial Officer at ZEAMARINE, commented.

The BHP South Flank Project is located in the Pilbara, Western Australia and will become one of the largest integrated mine sites in the world. “After an extensive and competitive RFQ process, we selected ZEAMARINE due to its brand new fleet of environmentally friendly vessels that will be utilized for the project, as well as the overall execution proposal offered by ZEAMARINE. On behalf of our client BHP, we look forward to a successful partnership with the ZEAMARINE team and a seamless execution of the module shipping program to the highest safety and environmental standards that are available in the heavy lift market today,” Frank Vogel, Director Projects at Schenker Australia Pty Limited, said.

< Korea Shipping Gazette >    
| DATE : 2019.08.13

  Priscilla Leong Named CEO of Agility Fairs&Events




Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has promoted Priscilla Leong to be chief executive of Agility Fairs & Events, one of the world’s top exhibition forwarding specialists. Leong, COO of Agility Fairs & Events since 2011, will oversee all aspects of the business globally and continue to serve as regional director of its operations in Asia-Pacific.

Agility Fairs & Events has 50 offices in 34 countries and handles 6,500 trade shows, exhibitions and specialty events each year, serving more than 35,000 exhibitors in industries that include automotive, consumer electronics, defense, maritime, medical, oil & gas, food, lifestyle and others. Leong will oversee a workforce of more than 400 event logistics professionals worldwide. In her 15 years at Agility, she has helped Agility Fairs & Events establish itself as one of the world’s leading providers of exhibition logistics services for trade exhibitions, brand rollouts, global sporting events, concerts and theatrical productions, fine arts exhibitions and other events.

“Priscilla Leong has a remarkably varied background, and that is one reason why she is an asset for Agility’s Fairs & Events specialty,” said Francesc Casamitjana, Chief Commercial Officer of Agility GIL. “We are looking to Priscilla to build on our existing accomplishments and accelerate the pace of the growth of Agility Fairs & Events.” Leong said, ”I‘m grateful for the opportunity to lead Agility Fairs & Events at a time when its dedicated team is striving to enhance service capabilities and offerings. These include the adoption of exciting new technologies such as Internet of Things connectivity, advanced inventory and vendor management tools, online booking, real-time visibility, and tailored reporting.”

Leong, a Chartered Certified Accountant, has held senior finance positions in venture capital management, banking, ship management and security. She serves on the executive council and has held leadership positions in SACEOS, Singapore’s leading association for business events, conventions and trade shows. Leong was recently elected to the board of the International Exhibitions Logistics Association. She is a graduate of the National University of Singapore.

< Korea Shipping Gazette >    
| DATE : 2019.08.13

  Logistics’ eCommerce Services in South Korea




CEVA Logistics launches its first express eCommerce services in South Korea on behalf of iHerb, a US-based natural health products company.

CEVA Logistics is pleased to announce it has been chosen by iHerb to provide air export services to Japan and Singapore from their newly opened logistics and distribution center near South Korea‘s Incheon International Airport, the country’s main gateway airport.

“This is a milestone for CEVA Korea because it is the first time that we operate a business-to-consumer express business in the country. We believe this high potential, win-win model will offer us positive growth prospects in the Korean B2C market,” says Bruce Lee, CEVA Korea Business Development Head.

This new contract underlines CEVA Logistics’ outstanding commitment to carrier allocation, timely transfer of goods from Distribution Center to destination, competitive pricing, high quality service, and a dedicated team. By choosing CEVA Logistics, iHerb also benefits from a jointly implemented data transfer system that will help it streamline its business, and from CEVA’s global network that will provide it services enabling it to scale up its business in the future.

< Korea Shipping Gazette >    
| DATE : 2019.08.13

  Chubb Innovates in Marine Insurance with Instant Shipment Insurance


Chubb announced today it will provide instant shipment insurance on the Networked Trade Platform (NTP) via its Value-Added Service (VAS) listing. Catering to the needs of the transport community, a wide range of goods including commercial containerised cargo, household goods, parcel freight and speciality items, like works of art, can now be insured instantly on the NTP.

Currently, Chubb offers automated shipment insurance in Australia, Korea and Singapore. This allows traders, logistics service providers, carriers, and even insurance intermediaries to obtain an insurance quotation and bind cover within minutes. The process, previously characterized by endless paperwork and long turnaround time, is now seamless, quick, and available 24/7.

In order to benefit the marine insurance community, the instant shipment insurance technology was developed to be promptly and easily deployed on other platforms, thereby allowing transport operators to easily offer automated shipment insurance to their clients on their proprietary platforms.

Prior to this, Chubb‘s intermediaries were able to quote and issue marine insurance to shippers instantly with CargoAdvantage®, a proprietary and award winning web-based marine insurance quoting and issuing system.

Mr Anthony O‘Brien, Chubb‘s Regional Marine Manager in Asia Pacific said, ”Being part of the NTP ecosystem reinforces Chubb‘s commitment to innovate in marine cargo insurance. We are proud to be part of this robust, vibrant environment, and pleased to be able to serve and grow with the community.”

”In addition to our automated solutions, Chubb‘s team of specialists will be on hand to assist with complex marine insurance risks such as heavy lift and over-dimensional freight, special transportation contracts, higher value shipments, as well as fine art and valuable goods in transit. Our shipping and transport partners can also be assured with Chubb‘s strong network of claims, e-commerce and risk management professionals in the Asia Pacific region,” he added.

< Korea Shipping Gazette >    
| DATE : 2019.08.06

  Kick Off for Elbe River Dredging


The works for the adjustment of the fairway has been started yesterday. With the arrival of the hopper dredger “Scheldt River” the deepening and widening works of the river Elbe have officially kicked off.

“This is very good news for our trading and shipping customers in the German and European hinterland and all our worldwide business partners,” said Axel Mattern, Joint CEO of Port of Hamburg Marketing. “We have waited a long time for today and are now hoping for rapid implementation,” added Ingo Egloff, his Executive Board colleague. The port is already megaship-ready and can handle the largest containerships with a slot capacity of over 20,000 TEU, as well as other mega-vessels.

Suitable berths and terminal equipment make that right possible now. Irrespective of the tide, after the fairway adjustment, ocean-going ships will be able to leave Hamburg with a draft of 13.50 metres; and using flood tide, with one of 14.50 metres. For shipping, the fairway adjustment will provide one extra metre of draft and the related decisive advantages. Containerships will be able to transport around 1800 more containers (TEU) per call. The ‘passing box’ downstream from Hamburg will make the Elbe navigable for mega-ships in both directions without the existing restrictions.

Hamburg is Germany’s largest universal port and the third biggest container port in Europe. Technical innovations and high productivity, along with short lay times at its terminals and an inland rail network matched nowhere else in Europe, underline Hamburg’s importance for worldwide transport chains.

< Korea Shipping Gazette >    
| DATE : 2019.08.06

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