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MSC increases raft of seasonal rates and surcharges worldwide
THE Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) transpacific bunker formula has triggered an upward bunker adjustment for the fourth quarter, with Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF) levels rising, reports the American Journal of Transportation.
Nonetheless, the Low Sulphur Fuel Contribution (LSC) shall remain at previous levels, said the report.
MSC also announced that bunker adjustment comes with a general rate increase of US$480 per TEU, $600 per FEU, $675 per FEU high cube and $760 per 45-footer effective October 1.
Also effective October 1, the following surcharges and increases shall also apply. Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF). For cargo discharging at a US or Canadian west coast ports will be US$367 per TEU, $408 per FEU, and $517 per 45-footer.
For cargo discharging at a US or Canadian east and Gulf Coast ports, charges will be $689 per TEU, $765 per FEU and' $968 per 45-footer.
The above amounts apply to all equipment types. Then comes the Low Sulphur Contribution for cargo discharging at a US or Canadian west coast ports at $30 per TEU, $33 per FEU and $42 per 45-footer.
For cargo discharging at a US or Canadian east and Gulf Coast ports: $29 per TEU, $32 per FEU and $41 per 45-footer.The above amounts apply to all equipment types.
"We would like to inform you that effective October 3rd 2018 the FAS (Fuel Additional Surcharge) from US and Puerto Rico to Indian subcontinent, Middle East and Red Sea will change as per below: Current FAS: $195/TEU and new FAS: $185/TEU," said MSC.
This will be applicable for all shipments from US ports & Puerto Rico to: Red Sea (Yemen, Jordan, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, Egypt (Sokhna), Sudan); Middle East (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Iran); Indian Subcontinent (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives).
Zeamarine gets official clearance to launch as new heavy lift operation
ZEAMARINE, joint venture between long-time project and heavy-lift cargo vessel operators has now received the government approval to begin operations, reports American Shipper.
Zeamarine, consists of Intermarine, Zeaborn and Rickmers-Line and currently encompasses more than 85 ships. Zeamarine plans to build its fleet to more than 100 ships by year's end.
Zeamarine's senior management includes Ulrich Ulrichs and Nicki Schumacher of Zeaborn, and Andre Grikitis, Frank Fischer and Michael Dumas from Intermarine. Global offices and staff of the companies will also be combined.
CMA CGM offers cutting-edge long distance fruit transport solution
FRENCH shipping group CMA CGM has launched CLIMACTIVE, a technologically advanced solution for transporting highly sensitive fruits and vegetables in an actively controlled atmosphere. It made the announcement at the Asia Fruit Logistical fair in Hong Kong.
CLIMACTIVE maintains the freshness of sensitive commodities through to final destination by quickly reducing oxygen levels inside containers equipped with DAIKIN Active CA.
CLIMACTIVE has been especially designed for commodities that require special handling and care due to their biological composition and maturation time. The solution primarily targets high value-added products, organic produce and perishables transported over long distances.
This technology allows businesses to optimise their competitive attractiveness by maintaining the products' freshness up to final destination, preventing the maturation process, extending their shelf life and preserving the products' quality attributes.
It also allows businesses to target news markets by extending their reach to destinations that are farther field.
CLIMACTIVE enables the optimal level of oxygen and carbon dioxide to be reached much faster than other solutions on the market. A nitrogen pump creates a barrier against oxygen infiltration, protecting the cargo from excessive ripening. Temperature, humidity and the balance between gases are also precisely regulated, allowing optimal preservation and protection of highly sensitive commodities.
The CMA CGM Group is the second largest refrigerated container carrier in the world. Thanks to its fleet of 385,000 reefer containers and 288,000 reefer plugs, the shipping line offers transport solutions for all sensitive cargo requiring refrigerated transportation through its network of experts in 160 countries.
"Following the launch of the REEFLEX innovation, CMA CGM continues upgrading its reefer range to better meet customers' needs and acquire new markets. By introducing CLIMACTIVE, an additional technology is now available for the most sensitive commodities in CMA CGM's Controlled Atmosphere offer," said vice-president, specialised products and value-added services, Eric Legros.
"CMA CGM testifies again the importance of customer centricity and its ability to remain equipped with the latest innovative technologies.".
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