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HMM and IKEA forge alliance to advance ocean transport decarbonization


HMM and IKEA Supply Chain Operations have entered into an agreement to utilize HMM's 'Green Sailing Service', a low-carbon ocean transport solution aimed at reducing environmental impact and supporting the decarbonization of ocean transportation.

Central to this collaboration is a significant reduction in carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions achieved by replacing conventional fossil fuels with environmentally responsible, waste-based biofuels for transporting IKEA products across the ocean.

The biofuels utilized for this service are ISCC-certified and derived from waste-based biomass. HMM is incorporating sustainable biofuel into its FIM service, which connects the Far East, India, and the Mediterranean.

Noteworthy, this agreement is expected to decrease approximately 11,500 tonnes of CO2e emissions from 1 March 2024 to 28 February 2025, through the use of such biofuels for all IKEA ocean cargo shipments with HMM.

IKEA aims to reduce the relative greenhouse gas emissions from their product transportation by 70% by 2030 and become a zero-emissions cargo owner by 2040.

"We will keep looking for ways to make sustainable development our top goal, which will help us make important progress towards carbon neutrality," stated an HMM official.

Singapore reopens disused container terminals to alleviate bottlenecks


The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said on 30 May that operations at shuttered container terminals in the city-state’s downtown have been temporarily resumed to ease the backlog of ships queueing to dock in the world’s second busiest port.

MPA said, “We’ve seen large increases in container volumes and the ‘bunching’ of container vessel arrivals over the previous months due to supply chain disruptions in upstream locations.”

Singapore processed 13.36 million TEU between January and April, up nearly 9% over the same period last year.

More off-schedule boxship arrivals and the increased container volumes have resulted in longer vessels’ wait time for a container berth. While most container vessels are berthed on arrival, port operator PSA has worked with liners to adjust arrival schedules where feasible, and where this is not feasible, MPA said that the average waiting time for container vessels is about two to three days. However, other industry estimates are that ships have had to wait up to five days to berth.

The increased demand for container handling in Singapore is a result of several container lines discharging more containers in Singapore as they forgo subsequent voyages to catch up on their next schedules. The number of containers handled per vessel has also increased.

DP World and Mawani begin US$250M logistics park at Jeddah Port


DP World and the Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) have begun constructing a new US$250 million logistics park at Jeddah Islamic Port.

This state-of-the-art facility aims to enhance storage and distribution capabilities, bolstering trade within Saudi Arabia and the broader region.

Spanning 415,000 square meters, the greenfield facility will include 185,000 square meters of warehousing space and an expansive multi-purpose storage yard, making it the largest integrated logistics park in the Kingdom. It will accommodate over 390,000 pallet positions, providing customers with an efficient platform for the seamless movement of goods in and out of Jeddah.

Established in 2022 under a 30-year concession, Jeddah Logistics Park will be developed in two phases, with a planned opening in Q2 2025. The facility will feature a rooftop solar plant on the warehouse, generating 20MW of renewable energy, underscoring its sustainable design.

“This investment marks a significant step as we mark 25 years of operations in Jeddah and underscores our enduring commitment to facilitating the flow of trade," stated Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman and CEO of DP World.

Additionally, Mawani and DP World are collaborating on the management of the South Container Terminal through a separate 30-year concession signed in 2020. This terminal is in the final phase of a comprehensive modernization project, slated for completion in Q4 2024, which will increase its handling capacity to five million TEUs.

Together, these two DP World projects represent a combined investment of nearly US$1 billion.

“This new logistics area will be connected to DP World’s South Container Terminal at Jeddah Islamic Port, facilitating growth and increasing the number of containers handled at the terminal. The project is part of Mawani’s broader efforts to expand the number of logistics centres in Saudi ports, in partnership with major national and international companies, and in line with the objectives of the National Transport and Logistics Strategy and Vision 2030,” added president of Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani), Omar Bin Talal Hariri.

According to a statement, Mohammad Alshaikh, DP World Country Head, KSA, delivered details on the comprehensive project to attendees at the groundbreaking, including the UAE Consul General to Jeddah, Nasser Huwaiden Thaiban Ali AlKetbi, and senior Saudi government representatives and members of DP World’s leadership team.



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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