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Cosco Shipping launches new Wuhan-Xiamen intermodal train

PostTime:2022-07-21 08:33:56 View:54

CHINA's Cosco Shippping has launched a new sea-rail intermodal train to deal with container and shipping service availability challenges, reports London's Port Technology. The first Cosco Shipping Wuhan-Xiamen sea-rail intermodal train was loaded with a total of 40 TEU of cargo and departed from Wuhan Wujiashan Station on June 26. It arrived at Xiamen Qianchang Station four days later before reaching the port on the same day. The new route is set to offer relief and aid for export of goods from inland regions by relying on their route network advantages and robust transportation resources. Xiamen seaport is located on the only eastbound trade corridor in Wuhan and, according to the company, and it has been heavily affected by the pandemic and suffered from congestion. Several groups under Cosco Shipping - Lines Wuhan, Xiamen and CSP Xiamen Ocean Gate Container Terminal - have come together to create the Wuhan-Xiamen sea-rail intermodal transport service to meet customer demand and establish new channels for the export of goods from inland regions. Cosco Shipping said this new service will open a new channel for goods from inland China to reach the international market via a two-way interaction of "Silk Road Shipping - Yangtze River Economic Belt". The company also launched the Nanchang-Qinzhou-Vietnam and Guiyang-Qinzhou dedicated trains for domestic and foreign trade. The "Nanchang-Qinzhou-Vietnam" dedicated train - jointly launched by Cosco Shipping and JMC - departed from Nanchang International Land Port on June 13 and arrived at Qinzhou Port on June 16.  

Shippers uses Shanghai and Xiamen instead of Covid-hit Ningbo

PostTime:2022-01-12 08:26:05 View:418

AS the world's third-largest box gateway Ningbo fights a Covid outbreak that has resulted in the lockdown of its Beilun district since last weekend, cargo owners are diverting freight away from the port to ship through Shanghai and Xiamen. While Ningbo's five container terminals, including the three in Beilun, are operating normally, the lockdown has led to trucker shortages and warehouse closures, making it impossible to get products to and from factories in the lockdown areas, reports IHS Media. "We are seeing an increase in shippers reassigning cargo to Shanghai or Xiamen ports [instead of Ningbo]," said Nick Xu, regional director/key accounts management at freight forwarder Rhenus Asia Pacific. Mr Xu said transport options include trucking containers to the two ports or using barge services via the Zhapu feeder port or container train services via Hangzhou to Shanghai. But the cost of those alternatives has doubled and space availability is critical, he added. About 20 percent of truckers have been given access permits, while the majority are in quarantine. "We're hearing from suppliers that the situation is improving but we have gotten no specifics," said the logistics manager at a US consumer products wholesaler. The source said factories supplying the company are working, but because they are in the lockdown zone nothing is moving in or out. "We still have pending shipments impacted," the executive said. The city's latest Covid outbreak could affect US$4 billion worth of imports and exports there for just one week, risk consultant Russell Group said earlier. That figure, based on the period between January 1-8, includes $236 million of integrated circuit boards and $125 million of clothing, Russell Group said.

SITC and Xiamen port collaborate on container shipping expansion Photo: Xiamen Port

PostTime:2021-09-18 08:41:53 View:539

SITC and Xiamen port have inked three-year cooperation agreement for global shipping service development. Katherine Si | Sep 16, 2021 The two parties will jointly develop international shipping routes, cargo transhipment, global logistics chain service, cross-border e-commerce logistics platform and port cargo hinterland resources expansion. SITC will develop Xiamen port to be a regional container shipping home port, explore international shipping service and establish transhipment base, aiming to secure double digit growth for Xiamen ports’ container throughput during 2021 and 2023, according to Yang Xianxiang, ceo of SITC. Related: SITC posts a 79.6% first half revenue growth Cai Liqun, general manager of Xiamen port said, as the world’s 14th largest container port, Xiamen port is forming alliance with SITC for high quality development on container hub port construction and Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).  Currently, SITC operates seven shipping routes for Belt and Road Initiative.

Xiamen Port acquiring tugboat trio for $18.2m

PostTime:2021-08-06 09:03:22 View:645

Xiamen Port Holding Group is to increase capital to its subsidiary Quanzhou Xiamen Port Tugboats to acquire four tugboats for a total of CNY177.8m ($18.2m). Katherine Si | Aug 05, 2021 The four vessels include two 6,800 bhp tugboats, one 5,000 bhp tugboat and one 4,000 bhp tugboat.  Quanzhou Xiamen Port Tugboats and Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard have already inked contract for two 6,800 bhp tugboats and one 4,000 bhp tugboat newbuildings, which are scheduled for delivery in September 2022. Related: Xiamen Port Holding orders four tugboat newbuilds The tugboat acquisition makes Quanzhou Tugboats to update current tugboat fleet at a very attractive price and will bring more profits to the group, said Xiamen Port Holding.     

Xiamen ITG Group buying three bulk carriers

PostTime:2020-09-14 08:14:49 View:705

Xiamen ITG Group Corporation plans to purchase 100% stake equity of Baodarun (Xiamen) Investment from its controlling shareholder ITG Holding to grow its dry bulk shipping business development. Baodarun is a platform of ITG Holding making international ship purchase transactions. The company currently owns three 82,000dwt bulk carriers via its unit Baodarun Shipping. Xiamen ITG Group plans to issue shares and raise up to RMB595m ($86m) fund to purchase the three bulk carriers. Xiamen ITG Group is a major logistics service provider in China. The company had formed a team to manage international dry and bulk shipping business. The acquisition of the three bulk carriers will greatly improve the company’s self-owned fleet capacity and support the company to upgrade shipping logistics service capability, said Xiamen ITG Group. The newly acquired three vessels, ITG U Ming 1 and ITG U Ming 2 were registered in Hong Kong, and the third ship Giovanni Corrado was registered in Nassau.

Fujian Port Group integrates Xiamen Port assets

PostTime:2020-08-18 09:31:51 View:619

Xiamen International Port has announced that Xiamen Port Holding will be integrated into Fujian Port Group as a wholly-owned subsidiary, following an approval by Fujian Provincial People’s Government. The State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the People’s Government of Fujian Province (Fujian SASAC) will integrate the assets relating to the port and shipping businesses of Fujian SASAC and the various prefectural-level cities within the province into Fujian Port Group, of which Xiamen Port Holding will come under it. Upon completion of the deal, the owner of the company will be changed from the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of Xiamen Municipal People’s Government to Fujian SASAC.  Related: Xiamen port to add new automated container berth Last year, the Fujian provincial government issued file for deepening reform and transformation, promoting port resources optimisation and integrated management.

Xiamen port gets official nod to add new automated container berth

PostTime:2020-07-30 09:09:48 View:566

CHINA's Xiamen port has received approval from the Ministry of Transport to construct a new automated container berth. The no5 container berth, located at Xiang'an port area of Xiamen port, is a 200,000 tonne-class automated container berth, with a designed annual handling capacity of 910,000 TEU. Currently, the automated terminals under construction or already delivered for operation at Xiamen port are upgraded from old ones. The no5 container berth is a brand new automated terminal project using intelligent operation system, said an official from Xiamen Port Group. The new berth will improve the handling capacity of Xiamen port especially for the large size container vessels. Xiang'an port area is one of the nine port areas of Xiamen port, which plans to construct 15 berths, reports Seatrade Maritime News, Colchester, UK.

Xiamen port to add new automated container berth

PostTime:2020-07-27 10:04:07 View:638

China’s Xiamen port has received approval from the Ministry of Transport to construct a new automated container berth. The no.5 container berth, located at Xiang’an port area of Xiamen port, is a 200,000 tonne-class automated container berth, with a designed annual handling capacity of 910,000 teu. Currently, the automated terminals under construction or already delivered for operation at Xiamen port are upgraded from old ones. The no.5 container berth is a brand new automated terminal project using intelligent operation system, said an official from Xiamen Port Group.  The new berth will improve the handling capacity of Xiamen port especially for the large size container vessels.  Xiang’an port area is one of the nine port areas of Xiamen port, which plans to construct 15 berths.

Xiamen Shipbuilding delivers largest LNG-powered car carrier

PostTime:2019-11-19 08:33:30 View:919

Chinese shipbuilder Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry has named and delivered the two largest LNG-powered pure car, truck carriers (PCTCs) to Siem Car Carriers. The two vessels, Siem Confucius and Siem Aristotle, are in 199.9 meters length, 30 meters beam and 14.8 depth, and able to carry 7,500 units of automobiles. Kenneth Ross, president of Siem Car Carriers said that, the two vessels had adopted advanced technology and powered by LNG, the ship emission will be reduced at least 50%. The two deepsea LNG powered PCTCs, currently are the largest LNG powered PCTC globally, said Li Zhenjun, deputy general manager of Fujian Shipbuilding Industry Group. Siem Car Carriers operates liner service, specializing in the transportation of cars, break bulk and project cargo between Mexico, the US West Coast, China, Japan, Korea and Russia. Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry, one of major shipyards in South China, mainly constructs containerships, heavy lift vessels and car carriers.

Xiamen offers new rail route to Europe

PostTime:2019-04-28 14:50:31 View:1181

A consignment of goods which is transported by sea for five days from Yokohama in Japan, is put on a freight train at Xiamen, a port in East China's Fujian province, heading for Duisburg, Germany on April 10. That consignment, comprising mainly bikes and ball bags, is expected to arrive at its destination in 22 days thanks to the China-Europe Railway Express, saving 15 days in travel time compared with transporting it by sea all the way. "Earlier, goods from Japan headed to European countries were transported by sea and air. But now, the China-Europe Railway Express provides a new option for large-scale logistics runners between Japan and European countries, creating a convenient and rapid mode at a reasonable price," says Chen Luchao, a manager with the Xiamen International Railway Service Co Ltd. Xiamen, a crucial point on the ancient marine Silk Road, has numerous waterways which help in integrating resources along both the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-century Maritime Silk Road to create a new-era international transport system. Nowadays, the sea-rail combined transportation system supported by the China-Europe Railway Express has enabled Xiamen to extend its business to more countries and regions involved in the Belt and Road Initiative. So, in addition to Japan, goods from Vietnam, South Korea and Thailand can also be shipped to Xiamen and then be loaded onto the train to Europe. Chen also says that the company is working on sea-rail routes linking the Philippines and Malaysia, so goods from the two countries can be shipped to Xiamen and then use the railway to reach Europe. So far, the city has launched freight train services to a number of European countries including Germany, Russia and Hungary. Since it launched rail services in August, 2015, the China-Europe Railway Express has sent a total of 433 trains to Europe from Xiamen as of the end of March, shipping 15,883 40-foot containers with goods valued at 7.75 billion yuan ($1.15 billion), according to statistics from the Xiamen International Railway Service Co Ltd. Experts say that the China-Europe Railway Express which is dubbed the "caravan of steel camels" offers new opportunities not only to China but countries like Japan and South Korea. Nippon Express in Japan has been using the China-Europe Railway Express since July, 2017. The company transports goods from ports in Japan by sea to Dalian, a port city in China, or transports goods from Japan's major airports to Southwest China's Chongqing and then loads the goods on the China-Europe Railway Express to get to Duisburg. SG Holdings, one of the top three Express service providers in Japan is also in the process of providing logistics services in conjunction with Chinese railways, Cankaoxiaoxi, a Chinese newspaper run by Xinhua News Agency reported.

Xiamen port upgrades Haicang channel to handle 10 million TEU in 2019

PostTime:2019-03-20 08:37:32 View:1215

CHINA's Port of Xiamen, opposite Taiwan, is upgrading its facilities at Haicang and will expand the shipping channel to accommodate vessels of up to 200,000 dwt. It is an expansion project for the third phase shipping channel project. The total project investment is CNY340 million (US$51.6 million), covering a shipping channel in length of 11.5 kilometres. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2021, and will be able to accommodate large containerships. Xiamen port aims to handle 218 million tonnes of cargo throughput and 10.8 million TEU in container volumes in 2019.

Xiamen port upgrades facility at Haicang

PostTime:2019-03-19 08:38:16 View:1196

China’s southern Xiamen port is upgrading its facilities at Haicang and will expand the Haicang shipping channel to accommodate vessels of up to 200,000 dwt. The shipping channel is located at Haicang port area. It is an expansion project for the third phase shipping channel project. The total project investment is RMB340m ($51.6m), covering a shipping channel in length of 11.5 kilometers. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2021, and will be able to accommodate large containerships. Haicang, a major port at Xiamen, currently has container berths capable of berthing ships of up to 200,000 dwt. Xiamen port aims to handle 218m tonnes of cargo throughput and 10.8m teu in container volumes in 2019.