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Bulker crashes with container ship in Türkiye


While maneuvering to anchor, the bulk carrier New Legend collided with the stern of the anchored container ship Elbsun on 17 September in Ahirkapi anchorage, Istanbul, Marmara Sea.

According to Maritime Bulletin's report, both ships suffered damage and remained anchored until 12 p.m. (local time) on 17 September. New Legend arrived from Kerch Strait anchorage in Russia, while the 877 TEU boxship Elbsun arrived at Ahirkapi anchorage on 16 September from Morocco.

Container lines consolidate service networks out of South India as trade expands


Container lines are rapidly expanding connections out of South India to keep pace with growing trade volumes.

But the concentration of calls at private box terminals operated by Adani Group, which act as alternatives to Chennai Port, is becoming increasingly evident.

HMM has cemented its network with direct sailings out of Adani Kattupalli Port (AKPPL). Its FIM [Far East Asia-India-Mediterranean] service is a major boon for southern India shippers traditionally tethered to transshipment over Sri Lanka’s Colombo Port for mainline connections.

The FIM rotation is Busan, Kwangyang, Shanghai, Ningbo, Shekou, Singapore, Port Klang, Kattupalli, Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Karachi, Jeddah, (Suez Canal), Damietta, Piraeus, Genoa, Valencia, Barcelona, Piraeus, Damietta, (Suez Canal), Jeddah, Karachi, Mundra, Nhava Sheva, Kattupalli, Singapore, Da Chan Bay and back to Busan.

In addition, CMA CGM has opened a new string out of Adani Ennore Container Terminal (AECTPL) for North Europe and the Mediterranean. The NEMO [North Europe-Mediterranean-Oceania] Service rotates Ennore, Colombo, Malta, Valencia, London Gateway, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Antwerp, Le Havre, Fos Sur Mer, La Spezia, Malta, Pointe Des Galets, Port Louis, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Singapore and Ennore.

“This new call will offer our customers a fast export connection from the main commercial area in South East India to Europe together with a direct import connection from Australia and Singapore,” said CMA CGM in a customer advisory, announcing the Ennore call.

The carrier further noted, “Ennore is also a natural gateway from/to ICD [inland container depot] Bangalore covered with an efficient rail connectivity and will provide a best-in-class service to the fast-growing automotive industry.”

The NEMO competes directly with Maersk’s ME7 Service, connecting South India trade via Ennore to North Europe.

The ME7 port rotation is Ennore, Colombo, Salalah, Algeciras, Felixstowe, Rotterdam, Bremerhaven, Jeddah, Salalah, Colombo and Ennore.

With more call additions, Kattupalli and Ennore have already made sizeable inroads into the Chennai market. According to available data, Kattupalli saw 58,046 TEUs last month, while Ennore handled 59,985 TEUs.

The growing shift of volumes to emerging port locations poses challenges for box terminals at Chennai Port, putting further investment in capacity development there at risk.

CMA CGM halts Mediterranean service as rates sink


CMA CGM’s new Asia-Mediterranean service has fallen victim to falling freight rates, after just six sailings.

The French carrier has suspended its newly launched Turkey-Libya Express (TLX) service, which commenced in July, calling at Shanghai, Ningbo, Nansha, Singapore, Jeddah, Iskenderun, Malta and Misurata, with ad hoc calls at Lianyungang and Tripoli. TLX had its last sailing on 11 August.

Rates to the Mediterranean have been rapidly deteriorating after holding on to the premium over the Asia-North Europe lane since last year.

Linerlytica observed that supply-side pressure is increasingly negative for Asia-North Europe and Asia-Mediterranean lanes.

The removal of the TLX service will not be enough to tilt the balance, due to record newbuilding deliveries and weak capacity discipline.

Long-haul rates are expected to come under more pressure this month, in the lead-up to the week-long National Day holiday starting 1 October in China.

General rate increases on 1 September helped to lift Transpacific rates, even as Asia-Europe rates continued trending downwards.

Asia-US West Coast rates went up to US$2,136/FEU, up nearly 7% from the previous week, while Asia-US East Coast rates increased about 3%, to US$3,132/FEU.

Asia-Europe rates lost 4%, to US$768/TEU, while Asia-Mediterranean rates fell 6% to US$1,364/TEU.

Linerlytica’s report today (5 September) noted, “Transpacific freight rates rose by US$100 after the 1 September GRI but the rate gains were lower than expected and carriers have already started to cut rates with the outlook turning negative.”

The consultancy noted that several carriers have already withdrawn their Transpacific peak season surcharges (PSS), signifying the early end of the peak season even before the Golden Week holidays in China in October. East Coast and Pacific Northwest rates are under pressure with capacity still in excess supply on these two routes compared to the Pacific Southwest where demand and supply is more balanced.



Multimodal Transportation

Multimodal freight transportation with Forward is our network of reliable agents around the world. Through direct agreements with major shipping lines, we serve all routes required by our Customers. Our low prices are achieved through extensive shipment volumes, along with our specialized unit’s decade-long experience in dealing with sea, air, and land transportation.

Possible transport combinations:

  • sea freight + road freight;
  • rail freight + sea freight + road freight;
  • sea freight + rail freight;
  • air freight + road freight;
  • sea freight + air freight.

The benefits of container shipments

A sea container is a universal cargo unit with standard dimensions. A container is the most common and practical transport unit in multimodal shipments. Container goods are transported by different modes of transport from door-to door without excessive transshipment. Containers could be delivered to a Customer by sea, rail, road, or air transport, or any combination of the above. Container goods have a faster handling in transit and within transshipment that results in a lower shipment cost. And the safety of the goods is guaranteed. Strong partnerships with well-known maritime companies and container lines allow us to deliver goods of any category and complexity.

  • Sea and rail freight container shipping allows cargo to be delivered safely, regardless of weather conditions;
  • Goods are loaded into a container once at the shipper’s, and unloaded at the recipient’s warehouse;
  • The sealing of cargoes guarantees an additional layer of safety for the transported goods;
  • Our Customer manager provide expert advice and calculate alternative delivery options for the Customer;
  • Electronic document management and web-cabinets improve the quality and speed of engagement.

Rail Freight

Our portfolio of Partners include leading rail operators and train & wagon owners.

  • We offer a selection of alternative routes of cargo shipments depending on the Customer's desired price, delivery time, and point of destination. Included are fast container trains, group, and carload shipments;
  • Rail international and domestic transport;
  • FCL and LCL rail freights;
  • Transportation of cargoes in special temperature conditions or with the use of specialized containers.

Customs Clearance

We offer customs clearance at all customs offices:

  • Assistance in obtaining of required licenses and certificates for import or export.
  • Last mile delivery of cleared cargoes.
  • Drawing up of requisite licensing and certification documentation.
  • Delivery of a cargo released for free circulation to the Customer’s warehouse.

You can be calm

Aside from arranging appropriate vessel we also handle the related formalities along with constant tracking of the shipment while it’s in transit using the sophisticated system empowered by our efficient global partners.




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