Biman Bangladesh banks on freighter expansion

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January 31, 2019 Biman Bangladesh the national carrier of Bangladesh has confirmed it is looking at a big expansion of its freighter operations in order to gain more of the country’s booming air cargo market. “Biman is looking to new freighter services as the cargo market in Bangladesh is huge,” an official with the carrier […]

Breaking: Kidnapped MSC Mandy Crew Released

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January 31, 2019 The six crew members of MSC Mandy, who were kidnapped on January 2, 2019 in the Gulf of Guinea, have been released. “MSC is pleased and relieved to confirm that the six crew members, who were reported as missing after a small container ship was attacked in the Gulf of Guinea on January 2, […]

HRAS: 8 Seafarers Abandoned off Namibia Suffering from Serious Mental Health Issues

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January 31, 2019 Eight Indian seafarers, who have been abandoned offshore Namibia on board an offshore supply vessel MV Halani without wages, are suffering from fatigue and serious mental health problems, a case study from England-based maritime charity organization Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) shows. Halani 1 is a DP3 vessel that works with offshore oil rigs owned […]

Peli BioThermal comes to Los Angeles

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January 30, 2019 Peli BioThermal has opened a network station and service centre in Los Angeles to service, refurbish, repair and condition Credo on Demand shippers. The Los Angeles station is located near two of the world’s busiest international seaports and airports – the Port of Long Beach and Los Angeles International Airport. The Port […]

LATAM Cargo expands perishables hub at Guarulhos

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January 30, 2019 LATAM Cargo Brazil is upgrading its perishable services with the construction of a cooler facility at Sao Paulo’s Guarulhos airport, significantly increasing capacity. The perishables hub will be able to store 33% more perishable cargo than the existing hub, covering 17,620 square feet, of which 8,880 square feet will be coolers. The […]

NGO Shipbreaking Platform: 90 Pct of Tonnage Scrapped on South Asian Beaches

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January 30, 2019 A total of 744 large ocean-going commercial vessels were sold to the scrap yards in 2018, out of which 518 were broken down on South Asia beaches, accounting for a record-breaking 90.4% of the gross tonnage dismantled globally, data from NGO Shipbreaking Platform shows. “The figures of 2018 are shocking. No ship owner can claim to […]

Japan’s ANA poised to order 18 Airbus A320neos: source

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January 29, 2019 Japanese airline ANA Holdings Inc is set to order 18 Airbus SE A320neo jets, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. An announcement could be made later on Tuesday alongside the airline’s quarterly financial results, the source said on condition of anonymity, adding that a separate Boeing deal was also […]

Cargo grows at Changi despite year-end slow down

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January 29, 2019 Airfreight volumes at Singapore Changi Airport grew by 1.4% in 2018 despite demand slowing down at the end of the year. The airport handled 2.15 million tonnes in 2018, with growth in all segments – exports, imports and transhipments. For the year, the top airfreight markets were China, Australia, Hong Kong, the […]

New Liquefied Hydrogen Bunker Ship Design Unveiled

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January 29, 2019 Design and engineering services company Moss Maritime has, in cooperation with Equinor, Wilhelmsen and DNV GL, developed a design for a liquefied hydrogen (LH2) bunker vessel. The vessel design, made in response to the global ambition of reducing the environmental footprint from global ship transport, comes at a time when hydrogen is finally developing into a […]

COSCO Shipping Holdings Raises USD 1.1 Bn

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January 29, 2019 Hong Kong-listed COSCO SHIPPING Holdings Co., flagship of China Ocean Shipping Company, has raised USD 1.1 billion (RMB  7.7 billion) from a private share offering.  The net proceeds were lower from the initial plan under which COSCO Shipping Holdings was aiming to collect RMB 15 billion (USD 2.1 billion). The private share offering […]