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UAE Shipping Directory wishes you & your family Eid Mubarak -
UAE Shipping Directory wishes you & your family Eid Mubarak

Abu Dhabi hosts The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference 2017 -
The third annual The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference will take place on November 8th 2017 at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort. The event is expected to attract more than 150 senior executives from different sections of the market, including shipping, ports, finance and banking and law.

Nominations now open for TMS Awards -
The Maritime Standard launches its call for nominations for its 2017 Awards on 15th May. 15th May 2017, Dubai, UAE: The Maritime Standard Awards 2017, which take place at Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai on Monday October 23rd, will be a glittering, high quality event with key decision makers from across the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent in attendance. It is an occasion organised by The Maritime Standard to recognise industry achievements and celebrate success.

The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference 2017 - date and location confirmed -
The second annual The Maritime Tanker Conference will take place on Tuesday 24th October 2017 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Dubai. The event is expected to attract over 150 top executives from across the regional tanker business, as well as global participants.

The Directory Printed Book 2017 is available now -
The Directory Printed Book 2017 is available now You can contact us to get the printed paper version or browse the online version and download the desktop software of the printed directory book.

The Maritime Standard Awards 2017 aims to set the bar higher still -
The region's leading maritime industry awards, officially launched today, are now in their fourth year. They will celebrate and reward the achievements of the best and brightest stars in the industry across the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent, from the shipping, ports and related maritime sectors, at a glamorous, high quality gala dinner in Dubai

DEXTER Sea Storage area for shallow water vesselsand barges in UMM AL QUWAIN -
Sea Storage area for shallow water vessels and barges in UMM AL QUWAIN

CERTIFICATE OF APPRICIATION for AL SOL MARINE SERVICES -
Event held on 28-Feb-2017 at KOTRA Office located in Arenco Tower, Dubai & AL SOL MARINE SERVICES represented by Mr. JAMES STANLEY MARTIN awarded with "CERTIFICATE OF APPRICIATION" by Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (Government of Korea).

Tanker conference highlights regional growth opportunities -
The inaugural The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference, which took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Dubai, on 25th October, highlighted the scope that exists for sustained growth and expansion within the region's tanker sector, provided investment is sustained and cooperation between various participants is strengthened. It attracted a high quality audience of around 150 people, including delegates from leading owners and operators from across the region.

Top class panel of speakers assembled at TMS Ship Finance and Trade Conference -
The second annual The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference will take place in Abu Dhabi on November 14th. The theme of this year’s conference is “Beating the downturn; investing to be ready for the upturn.” A top class panel of speakers has been assembled to address some of the key issues facing the industry as it seeks to chart a course for long term recovery. The conference sessions will deal with a number of themes, including regional trade patterns, ship finance and ports and shipping.

Pricing a claim is tied to shipment contract of sale -
Q: I’d like to get clarification on whether the cost value of material or the full sale value of a product is the proper amount by which to value a claim. We’re a logistics group with a client that operates a transload terminal. Product was lost after the material arrived at...

NY-NJ’s GCT Bayonne boosts appointment slots -
GCT Bayonne, the first marine terminal at the Port of New York and New Jersey to introduce an appointment system, will increase the number of reservation slots by more than 60 percent, a sign of trucker demand ahead of expectation for larger ships and the intensified import discharges they bring. Starting...

Video: Machine Learning Holds Immediate Freight Potential -
To effectively leverage data and harness the tremendous potential of current technology, you don't need to wait for the perfect place or strategy, according to Adam Compain, CEO and Founder of predictive logistics company ClearMetal. Machine learning and AI can go beyond visibility, to forecast the progress of cargo, using...

Trans-Pac spot rates fall again without peak season lift -
The peak season has yet to make itself felt on the trans-Pacific spot market. With a peak-shipping season in the eastbound Pacific still building, spot rates this week edged lower for the third straight week, falling 3 percent the East Coast and 5 percent to the West Coast.  The spot rate for...

MSC takes full control of Itajai container terminal -
Portonave and other terminals in the Itajai port have struggled with draft issues for more than a year. Mediterranean Shipping Co.’s terminal arm Terminal Investment Limited has snapped up the half of the Itajai port’s Portonave container terminal it did not already own for 1.3 billion reais ($389 million), a sign...

Structural changes of global shipping slow port growth -
The maturation of container shipping in the developed world will prove challenging for ports globally. Ports are facing slower growth as fundamental structural changes in the container shipping industry and global trade impact throughput volumes, according to new research from global credit ratings agency Fitch. Fitch said ports and terminals also face...

US railroads seen riding e-commerce growth to cargo gains -
Although shipper spending on parcel surpassed rail last year, e-commerce still offers opportunities to US railroads. E-commerce and railroads aren’t often mentioned in the same breath, but US railroads are far from immune from the so-called Amazon effect. The rapid growth of online shipping and shifting fulfillment demands affect railroads directly...

Russian northwest ports and terminals battle for cargo -
The Bronka port has added capacity to an already oversupplied market in the Russian northwest. Container terminal operators in Russia’s northwest are battling for market share with discounts, new services, and capacity expansions. The fight is fiercest among terminal operators in St. Petersburg, Russia’s top port, but also extends to the nearby...

Kobe cranes to improve big ship handling -
New cranes will soon join the skyline in Kobe. Two new ship-to-shore gantry cranes will become operational at the Port of Kobe soon as part of the port’s efforts to boost its international competitiveness by enabling it to better handle larger ships, the port operator said. The two “high-standard” gantry cranes will...

Indian terminals say SOLAS compliance strong -
The international shipping community feared widespread disruption when the container weight rule took effect July 1, 2016. Global container terminal operators active in India told JOC.com that shipper compliance with the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) verified gross mass requirement remains an integral part of their operational planning and supply...

Peak season space pressure looms as Europe orders rise -
APL containers stacked at the port of Shenzhen's Chiwan terminal. Credit: APL The container shipping market is preparing for a strong Asia-Europe peak season with cargo owners and carriers reporting rising orders from Europe and tightening space on vessels heading westward.Several gateway ports in Europe reported growing volume in the first...

Asia-Europe spot rates flat ahead of July 1 increases -
Recent previous rate increases on the Asia-Europe trade failed to stick. There was virtually no change in spot rates from China to North Europe and the Mediterranean with still a week to go before the next round of rate increases scheduled for July 1.The Shanghai-North Europe spot rate rose just $2...

Alameda Authority expects to meet debt duty amid slowdown -
The Alameda Corridor is a path to the US Midwest and helps alleviate truck congestion in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Despite slower container growth than originally projected in Los Angeles-Long Beach, the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority’s revenue will cover debt obligations without the need for a large...

NY-NJ port authority, carriers to talk per-container fees -
The fee funds investments in infrastructure that are essential to the productivity of the largest port on the US East Coast. Officials at the Port of New York and New Jersey can discuss a contentious per-container charge with major container lines after a tied vote by the four US Federal Maritime...

Video: TVA Grows Memphis Supply Chain Workforce -
JOC.com recently interviewed Senior Development Consultant Aaron Stewart about the Tennessee Valley Authority's work creating economic development opportunities in Memphis. With $11 billion in exports, 4 foreign trade zones, and the busiest national cargo airport, Stewart said, the TVA is in an ideal position to expand opportunities for a working...

Video: Examining the Question of Stability for Container Shipping -
Will stability return to container shipping? In Q1 2017, JOC.com posed this question to Robbert Van Trooijen, Asia-Pacific CEO of Maersk Line, and he commented on the shift in dynamic from 2016, stability priorities from a customer perspective, and the expectations for stability at this point in the industry's evolution. ...

Video: With Carriers Focused on Supply-Demand, Opportunities for NVOs Open Up -
DB Schenker's Senior Vice President Trond Prestroenning spoke to JOC.com about the birth of the "5PL" and the long- and short-term impact of recent M&A activity as well as smaller strategic partnerships. Providing the NVO perspective, he discussed the opportunities opening up as carriers move into a pure carrier model...

Long-awaited US inventory drawdown spotted -
Lower US inventories would be a boon from coastal ports to heartland highways. Industry analysts say strong truck and steady intermodal traffic in May suggest US retailers are finally drawing down their inventories after two years of a higher-than-average inventory-to-sales ratio, a welcome sign for container lines to trucking companies but...

Video: Essence of Digital, Ecosystem of Partnership -
Maerskline.com recently passed the 250,000-user milestone, and the company is keenly focused on delivering a digital end-to-end trade global trade platform. In an interview with JOC.com, Chief Commercial Officer Vincent Clerc considers the possibilities for available data, development of better products, and collaborative essence of the digital stage. ...

Video: Final Mile will be "Final Foot" Within 5 Years -
Adam Roth, Director, NAI Global, spoke to JOC.com about the benefits of knowing your the weak spots in your competitor's supply chain, the relationship between industrial real estate and supply chain disruptors from e-commerce to autonomous trucking and the power for 3-D printing to soon turn the "final mile" conversation...

Sunday is the Day of the Seafarer -
On Sunday, 25 June, seafarers are in focus. This date has been dedicated to seafarers as United Nations' international day in honour of the world's seafarers, the Day of the Seafarer. This year’s theme “Seafarers matters” accents the importance…

UK Chamber of Shipping Survey on Election Results -
A survey carried out by the UK Chamber of Shipping has found that a majority of its members believe that the general election result will damage the economy and hinder the Brexit negotiation process, and that a deal on transitional arrangements…

Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group Returns from WESTPAC -
The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), along with embarked Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2…

MOL-MES Joint Development Next-generation Vessel Monitoring System -
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced an agreement with Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (MES) to jointly develop next-generation vessel monitoring and support systems for practical applications and commercialization. Based on the real time data…

Abandonment of Seafarers on Agenda -
Seafarer abandonment was the subject of a seminar held at  International Maritime Organization (IMO) Headquarters, London (22 June) – a joint IMO-Consular Corps of London event. Diplomats and consular officers involved in dealing with abandonment…

Mexico's Pemex Sees Restart of Salina Cruz Refinery -
Mexican state oil producer Pemex said on Thursday that it expects to restart operations on July 30 at Salina Cruz, its largest oil refinery, after it was hit last week hit by flooding and subsequent fire that forced a shutdown of the plant.

Reederei Hamburger Lloyd Chooses Sealink Plus VSAT -
Hamburg-based shipping group Reederei Hamburger Lloyd will move its fleet of nine containerships and six bulk carriers to Marlink’s Sealink Plus VSAT package including unlimited L-band backup. Hamburger Lloyd is a long term customer of Telemar…

New 11,000 TEU Ship Enters Service for Zim -
The newly built 11,000 TEU vessel Cape Sounio owned by Costamare has been deployed on Zim’s Asia South America East Coast (ASE), the Israeli container shipping company said. The vessel embarked on its maiden voyage on from Pusan, South Korea…

Novatek Aims to Topple Qatar from LNG Top Spot -
Russian gas producer Novatek aims to topple Qatar as the world's biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas as it gets closer to completing its first LNG project, a top executive said, batting away concerns about U.S. sanctions on the sector.

Viega: Maintaining the Flow -
Viega Group has a history spanning more than 115 years and today is more than 4,000 employees worldwide, a leading manufacturers of pipe installation technology for shipbuilding, industrial, commercial and residential projects. In the U.S., Viega LLC employs nearly 500 people and offers more than 3…