Germany: CTA Handles Its First 13,000 TEU Ship + MSC News

Artikel World Maritim Germany: CTA Handles Its First 13,000 TEU Ship Posted on Apr 16th, 2012 with tags 000 TEU, 13, CTA, europe, first, Germany, Handles, News by topic, ship. At the weekend, a container ship with a carrying capacity of 13,000 standard containers (TEU) was handled at Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG’s (HHLA) Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA) for the first time. The Hyundai Together, owned by the South Korean shipping company Hyundai, will operate on Loop 4 between Asia and Europe. This is a new service from the G6 Alliance, founded at the end of 2011. Five out of the six services between Asia and Northern Europe offered by this group of shipping companies call at Hamburg and will be handled at the CTA. “Thanks to its high degree of automation and its efficient processes, the CTA is designed to handle large container ships,” said CTA Managing Director Oliver Dux. “We are especially pleased that by handling ships with a carrying capacity of 13,000 TEU, we can demonstrate our efficiency and high degree of productivity.” The CTA, considered as the world’s most modern container terminal, is frequently singled out for awards due to its outstanding performance. For a number of weeks now, the facility, which celebrates its ten-year anniversary this year, has regularly seen ships with a capacity of more than 10,000 TEU calling. The Hyundai Together came in on Saturday morning at around 3 a.m. and left the Port of Hamburg yesterday afternoon. When calling at port, around 60,000 tons of cargo were handled. On Saturday, harbour master Jörg Pollmann presented Captain Loukas Konstantinidis of the Hyundai Together with the admiralty plaque of the Port of Hamburg to mark the maiden call of the ship. At 366.5 metres long and 48.2 metres wide, the Hyundai Together is the first of eight 13,000 TEU ships ordered by Hyundai to be delivered. The Hyundai Tenacity and Hyundai Smart, the next two 13,000 TEU ships awaiting delivery, will also call at the CTA while sailing Loop 4. Other ships operating on this loop belong to the shipping companies APL and OOCL, who together with Hyundai, Hapag-Lloyd, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and Nippon Yusen Kaisha form the G6 Alliance. In 2011, the Asian shipping region accounted for almost 60 % of HHLA’s container handling. This underscores the region’s importance for HHLA. It is on these routes in particular that many of the Ultra Large Container Ships (ULCS) – container mega-ships with a carrying capacity of more than 10,000 TEU – are deployed. Last year, almost 300 ULCS called at the Port of Hamburg. At HHLA’s terminals, the largest container ships can be efficiently discharged and loaded.


MISC trennt sich von Megaboxern

Montag, 16. April 2012
Die MISC gibt ihre erst 2006 gebaute „Bunga Seroja Dua“ für 48 Millionen Dollar ab
Einen Gesamterlös von 96 Millionen Dollar erzielte die MISC (Kuala Lumpur) für ihre beiden größten Containerfrachter "Bunga Seroja Dua" und "Bunga Seroja Satu". Ein griechischer Reeder übernimmt diese erst 2006/2007 gebauten 7943-TEU-Schwestern mit einer bis Juli (Dezember) 2012 laufenden Zeitcharterbeschäftigung bei der Mediterranean Shipping Company. Ebenfalls nach Griechenland veräußert wurde der 1996 gebaute Capesize-Bulkcarrier "Vogesailor" von der Hamburger Reederei H. Vogemann zum Preis von 11,6 Millionen Dollar. Die Londoner Griechen Lykiardopulo & Co. trennen sich von ihrem zwölf Jahre alten Panamax-Bulkcarrier "Amalia". Der 75.000-Tonner konnte für 16,25 Millionen Dollar nach Griechenland verkauft werden. Die Mediterranean Shipping Company (Genf) schickt ihre Containerschiffe "MSC Brooke", "MSC Hanne" und "MSC Hina" zum Abbruch nach Indien. Mehr Schiffsverkäufe: Im "THB Täglicher Hafenbericht" Switzerland Based MSC Eyes USD 1 Bln Ports Business Posted on Apr 11th, 2012 with tags based, business, europe, eyes, MSC, News by topic, ports, Switzerland, USD 1 Bln. Based on the information provided by IFR, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), a privately owned shipping line engaged in worldwide container transport expressed interest in a Singapore listing for its global ports business. It is said that BNP Paribas, CLSA and Deutsche Bank have been entrusted with management of $1 billion worth deal. Even though the project is still in its opening stage, it could take the form of a business trust or Initial Public Offering (IPO). The company’s principal activity is shipping, providing direct port calls to the 6 continents and a total of 335 ports worldwide, from Australia and New Zealand, Black Sea, Americas, Far and Middle East to Europe. At the end of the first quarter of 2012 the company had 473 container vessels with 2,210,000TEU’s intake capacity. MSC also owns and manages several ports.  
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