Mid-way between Montreal and Quebec City on the St. Lawrence River, the Port of Trois-Rivières has inaugurated a breakbulk terminal operated by Logistec Corporation that entailed investments exceeding US$22 million (C$27 million). Ninety per cent of the port’s three million metric tons of cargo is related to international trade, with the breakbulk component steadily rising.
Already a major player on container services between Montreal and Northern Europe, Maersk has announced an exclusive weekly service with the Mediterranean to cater to rising demands of importers and exporters on both sides of the Atlantic.
When it comes to the international transportation of vehicles, importers usually prefer one of two major shipping methods: Container shipping and RoRo shipping. Basically, either one of these is quite practical and secure when it comes to the safe transportation of your vehicle. However, there are some consideration to be made in terms of whether or not RoRo is the better of the two options. So, today we discuss the benefits and flaws of the RoRo shipping methods, as well as the difference it has in comparison with container shipping.
In April 2017, a cargo phosphates was loaded on the bulk carrier NM CHERRY BLOSSOM at El Aaiun, Western Sahara. This was one of a regular shipment of phosphates sold fob by the Moroccan company, OCP SA, to the New Zealand Company Ballance Agri-Nutrients Ltd.
Mounting world activity in infrastructure and other construction projects has prompted the second major Canadian bulk shipping enterprise in two years to establish a global cement shipping joint venture to broaden its revenue stream.
Maersk’s CEO Soren Skou commented recently on the state of container shipping noting that government subsidy helps to create over capacity and promotes competitive imbalance. Advocating a competitive approach, he stated that the market will sort out carriers with profitable business models.
Ocean Network Express Pte., Ltd, better known as ONE, is a brand new company. Jeremy Nixon, the CEO of the container ship operator, stressed the point in an interview with the American Journal of Transportation (AJOT) at their brand new headquarters in One East Tower in Singapore.
The Port of Prince Rupert, DP World Prince Rupert and CN have announced a new weekly marine carrier service at the Fairview Container Terminal. Yang Ming and its partners in THE Alliance, Hapag-Lloyd and Ocean Network Express, have added Prince Rupert as the first North American port of call on the amended PS8 trans-Pacific service this spring.