Thursday, May 14, 2009
For Maersk, the service will be operated as the AE23 service. An existing call on the FAL3/ AE23 service at Xiamen will be dropped and a new call at Chiwan will be introduced in mid-July 2009. Nine vessels averaging 8,740 TEUs weekly capacity will run the service, offering direct calls at Qingdao, Ningbo, Chiwan, Nansha, Yantian, Port Klang, Malta, Le Havre, Dunkirk, Zeebrugge, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Zeebrugge, Southampton, Beirut, Jeddah, Port Klang, Chiwan and Qingdao.
Source: PR News/ Copy 6055/ 14 May 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
The re-instated Tiger Service will begin with the first westbound sailingfrom Ningbo on 22 May 2009 by the 6,732 TEUs MSC Alessia. Port rotation on the Tiger Service in the Mediterranean rotation shall include Beirut, Istanbul, Constantza, Odessa and Ilychevsk.
The K Line slot agreement is with SCI, and does not involve MSC. The present ISES service will end with the last westbound sailing expected to arrive in north Europe in early June. Under the new MSC/ ISC service, that will also operate under the name of ISES, the port coverage will be: Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Salalah, Port Said, Barcelona, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Felixstowe, Port Said, Jeddah, Colombo and Nhava Sheva.
Seven vessels averaging 4,300 TEUs will eventually be deployed, with the split being four from SCI and three from MSC. SCI will also offer direct calls at Gothenburg, but that call will not involve K Line. For MSC, the new ISES service is in addition to its own India/ Pakistan service known as the IPAK service, which is being upgraded from 4,300 TEUs to 6,300 TEUs vessels. The port coverage for this service will continue as Nhava Sheva, Gioia Tauro, Valencia, Felixstowe, Antwerp, Jeddah, Salalah, Mundra and Nhava Sheva.
Source: PR News/ Copy 6051/ 13 May 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Ports of call for the CIX include Kaohsiung, Hong Kong, Shekou, Singapore, Port Kelang, Colombo, Nhava Sheva, Port Kelang, Singapore and Kaohsiung.
Source: PR News/ Copy 6047/ 12 May 2009
The CPX will also include a new eastbound call at Nhava Sheva starting with the first call on 9 June 2009. The CPX shall thus cover Shanghai, Ningbo, Shekou, Karachi, Mundra, NhavaSheva, Penang, Port Kelang, Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Source: PR News/ Copy 6045/ 11 May 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
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Sunday, May 10, 2009
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She has her hand full and her heart is overflowing with love
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on this Special Day...
Friday, May 8, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
MISC has a short term agreement with the Lines, to purchase slots on the service following the ending of its involvement as a vessel deployer in the joint ISES service run by YML, K Line and SCI, which is now closing down.
Instead of having a direct Europe/ Indian sub-continent service, MISC will, from next month, tranship westbound ISC volumes over Singapore onto one of the five Asia/ North Europe/ Mediterranean services of the Grand Alliance (GA).
Sources say, the utilisation on services on this trade, is presently ranging between 55-60%.
Last direct sailing for MISC will be Eastbound from Hamburg on 5 June 2009 and Westbound from Karachi on 6 June 2009.
Source: PR News/ Copy 6035/ 6 May 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
Both Safmarine vessels are being switched from the Far East/ Central America service known as the AC2 that covered Far East/ Southeast Asia/ Lazaro Cardenas and Balboa.
Safmarine and Maersk will market the joint service as the Asia Europe 12 (AE12), and CMA CGM will retain the brand name of the New Phoex/Levex service.
Full vessel deployment from July 2009, shall be as follows:
CMA CGM Bizet - 6,627 TEUs
CMA CGM Balzac - 6,627 TEUs
CMA CGM Berlioz - 6,627 TEUs
CMA CGM Corneille - 6,447 TEUs
Maersk Kinloss - 6,478 TEUs
Maersk Kensington - 6,478 TEUs
Safmarine Kariba - 6,477 TEUs
Safmarine Komati - 6,477 TEUs
(Future) Average weekly capacity: 6,522 TEUs
(Present) Average weekly capacity: under CMA CGM vessel deployment : 4,308 TEUs
Direct port calls shall be Shanghai, Pusan, Hong Kong, Chiwan, Chiwan, Tanjung Pelepas, Port Kelang, Port Said, Damietta, Trieste, Koper, Rijeka (feeder connection), Damietta, Port Saidm Jeddah, Port Kelang, Singapore and Shanghai.
Source: PR News/ Copy 6029/ 30 April 2009
Thursday, April 30, 2009
The ATX service operates with four x 4,100/4,500 TEUs vessels with Hapag Lloyd deploying two vessels, and OOCL and Zim one each.
Port coverage for this service is : Rotterdam, Hamburg, Le Havre, Southampton, New York, Norfolk, Charleston, Rotterdam.
The move comes less than a month after Hamburg-Sud announced it would launch its own transatlantic service as part of the restructured Trident service covering theEurope/ US/ Australasia trade.
Source: PR News/ Copy 6028/ 30 April 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Good Lucks to Logisticians.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
NEC Computers Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd (NECCAP) (in Malaysia) will no longer market and distribute personal computers and notebooks bearing the trade mark of "NEC" with effect from June 2009. NECCAP shall continue to provide after sales services and support under its warranty and spare part commitments.
For service and spare parts purchase, end-users and customers of NEC PC products can continue to contact its
NEC Computers Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd or NECCAP is a subsidiary of NEC Personal Products in
By leveraging on NEC's No.1* PC Brand position in Japan and NEC's leadership in Computers & Communications Technologies, NECCAP has been providing a full range of innovative desktop and notebook, home media network and enterprise PC solution ideal for consumers and commercial customers.
NECCAP is active in both business and marketing operations in the Asia Pacific regions.
Source: PR News/ Copy 6003/ 15 April 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
First Ashdod call scheduled for 21 May 2009.
Separately, Evergreen will introduce new call at Qingdao on the China/Europe/Mediterranean Asia/Europe (CEM) service from late April increasing coverage of China to include the northern region. The first scheduled Qingdao call is on April 22nd
CEM westbound port rotation : Kaohsiung, Qingdao, Ningbo, Shanghai, Yantian, Hong Kong, Tanjung Pelepas, Taranto, Le Havre, Hamburg, Rotterdam and Thamesport.
Source: PR News/ Copy 6000/ 15 April 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Source: PR News/ Copy 5992/ 7 April 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
"Thaipusam" is the feast for the son of Shiva, Lord Subramanya.
The celebrations of this festival are carried out at almost all the temples of Lord Subramanya.
This year, 8 February (Sun) shall be the day of Thaipusam in Malaysia.
However, the celebrations take place from 7 to 9 February (3 days).
Friday, February 6, 2009
German carrier Senator Lines announced on 4 February 2009 that it would cease operations, effective the end of this month.
The Bremen-headquartered line, which since 1997 has been 80% owned by the Korean shipping operator Hanjin Shipping, said its shareholders and board had decided on the shutdown "as a result of the financial and economic crisis and − as a consequence thereof − reduced volumes together with overcapacity and extreme unhealthy competition, especially on the east-west routes".
According to the board of Senator Lines, there are no positive signals to be foreseen for 2009 and there are not even any freight rate improvements visible in the long term. All these facts have resulted in this painful decision."
The remaining shares in Senator, which was founded in 1987, are held by Bremer Investitionsgesellschaft in Bremen and shipping company F. Laeisz in Hamburg, with 10% each.
The line specialised in serving Far East-Middle East-Northern Europe trade lanes.
They used to offer a total of 14 liner services involving approximately 1,570 voyages per year.
They are a shipping company that specializes in slot chartering, mainly having chartered the space from the members of CYKHS (Cosco, Yang Ming, K-Line, Hanjin, Senator) Alliance. However, they do have space arrangement with Hamburg Sud, Hapag Lloyd, CSAV, MSC and MOL, too.
Source: Supply Chain Leaders Intelligence
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Having received a news about Intel Corp...
The world's biggest computer chip maker, announced plans on Wednesday to close facilities in Malaysia, the Philippines and the United States?
This would affect more than 5,000 employees worldwide.
But, according to the news, not all employees would have to leave Intel, as some may be offered positions at other facilities.
In a manner corresponding, two assembly test facilities in Penang, Malaysia and one in Cavite, Philippines, additionally the wafer production facilities in Santa Clara and Hillsboro, Oregon would be closed down.
The closures, will take place between now and the end of 2009.
A spokesman mentioned the moves are to "align its manufacturing capacity to current market conditions"...!?
A particular degree to which, the logistics and transportation sectors especially the airfreight and warehousing acted as distribution hub, may be affected in terms of cargo inducement.
Hopefully, Intel Corp could revise the decision or preferably the news are not truth...
Source: Washington (AFP)
Monday, January 19, 2009
3. Penang Economic Report 2008 - Year End Review and Outlook For 2009 (Part II)
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Effective 15 April 2004, Army officers/warrant officers in any branch/specialty that have been awarded the designation CPL by SOLE - The International Society of Logistics (SOLE) are authorized to add their CPL certification to their Officer Record Brief (ORB) and Official Military Personnel Folder (OMPF). This change to AR 600-8-104 (Military Personnel Information Management/Records) authorizes the inclusion of the CPL certificate in the OMPF.
ECBL is an independent body consisting of member countries who voluntarily agree to share the Standards of Competence for Logistics and adhere to common levels of quality assurance procedures.
The European Certification Board for Logistics (ECBL) is the custodian of the Standards, and is responsible for updating the Standards as and when required.
The said Certified Professional Logistician (CPL) was launched by the Transport and Logistics Centre of Australia (TALC), that TALC grew out as a Commonwealth and NSW Government initiative aimed at building capability in the Transport and Logistics (T&L) industry, including road, rail, maritime, aviation and logistics. TALC, together with five industry or professional organizations ie. The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Australia (CILT-A), Supply Chain Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA), Logistics Association of Australia (LAA), Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management (AITPM) and Australasian Production & Inventory Control Society (APICS), form the panel of CPL certification council, which is known as Transport & Logistics Certification Council of Australia (TLCC, Australia).
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Logistics or its related branches of the supply chain system, have been classified as indispensable in the international trade and economic growth and/or in making the globalization possible for a developed or developing country, such as Malaysia.
Henceforth, the blogger is very much in great desire to witness the increasing number of professional logisticians or FCILT or CMILT or CPL in Malaysia, regardless of conferment or certification by Australia, Singapore, China, Canada, United States, Europe or others. Of course it can be further enhanced with the effort, co-operation and support from the governments (local, state and federal) and professional bodies (local, regional and international) . The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT) is one of them internationally.
The CILT (UK) actively promotes "Humanitarian Logistics", too.
Serving the country through the professionalism of logisticians!
Friday, January 2, 2009
TS Lines starts calling the port of Penang.
The Welcoming Party, organized by Penang Port Sdn Bhd (PPSB), for the new service, namely China-Middle East-Express Service (CME) of TS Lines at Penang, was held on 2 January 2009 (Friday), at 1500 hours.
Picture (1) – Plaque Giving Ceremony by PPSB to MV TS Qingdao, represented by Capt Wojciech Witold Nowicki and accompanied by the Port Agent - Sea Intergrated Services (SIS) and the Marketing Agent – Ben Line Agencies (BLA) of TS Lines in Penang:-
Picture (2) – The terminal operator PPSB, represented by Mr Obaid B. Hj Mansor (General Manager - Container) and the Port Agent of TS Lines, represented by Mr Chang Kah Loon (Regional Manager, SIS
Pictured (from left): Mr Chang Kah Loon (Regional Manager, SIS
TS Lines was established by Mr T. S. Chen in early 2000, primarily as an Inter-Asia Container Carrier with a full service range within North, South Asia, the Far East,