DP WORLD AND CDPQ EXPAND GLOBAL INVESTMENT PLATFORM TO US$8.2 BILLION

DP World, a global infrastructure-led supply chain solutions provider, and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), a global institutional investor, have announced the expansion of their ports and terminals investment through a new commitment of US$4.5 billion (CA$6 billion), that will increase the total size of the platform to US$8.2 billion (CA$ 10.6 …

Kribi Conteneurs Terminal inaugurates direct Asia-Africa line

Kribi Conteneurs Terminal (KCT) welcomed the CMA CGM Cendrillon ship on 17 August 2020. Measuring 334 metres long and with a capacity of 8,645 TEUs, the vessel inaugurated the direct Asia-Africa (ASAF) line at the Kribi deep-water port. Through the service, and in partnership with Maersk and Nile Dutch, CMA CGM will extend the reach …

AAL delivers giant cable carousel for a US$2 billion offshore clean energy project

AAL Shipping has recently delivered a cable carousel measuring 23m in diameter (73m circumference) to Jan De Nul Group, for the Formosa 2 offshore wind farm project, 9.5 km off the coast of north-west Taiwan. The cargo was loaded in Jebel Ali and transported on deck of the 19,000 dwt heavy lift (HL) multipurpose vessel AAL Nanjing to the …

ALS and Norsea launches new logistics company to support the wind industry

Abnormal Load Services (ALS) has announced together with Norsea, part of the Wilhelmsen Group, the launch of a new logistics company Elevon, whose sole focus is to support the wind industry. “Big opportunities need a singular focus. The pure-play strategy allows Elevon to anticipate and respond quicker to client needs, attract industry-specific talent, go ‘all-in’ …

Volga-Dnepr Airlines transports 48 sterilisation trucks to Dubai

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has operated six AN-124-100 charters, transporting 48 street sterilisation vehicles from China to the United Arab Emirates. The special flights delivered the trucks from Shanghai to Dubai for final destination Abu Dhabi, where the vehicles will be used for a “National Disinfection Programme” in preventative action against COVID-19. All flights were in cooperation …

Maersk’s first intercontinental train from Europe to Asia

Mersk’s first intercontinental train was dispatched from St. Petersburg port in the eastward direction, carrying goods from Europe to Asia. The overall transit time of the new intercontinental service from ports in North Europe to ports in Korea and Japan will be between 23 and 32 days, which is a reduction by half compared to …