SM Line starts 2 intra-Asia services with another 2 within a month

By |March 15th, 2017|

SM Line – the new South Korean carrier created by Samra Midas Group in the wake of Hanjin Shipping’s collapse – has launched two intra-Asia services, and plans to start a West India service later this month as well as a transpacific service in mid-April that will connect Busan, Shanghai and Ningbo with Long […]

Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) to invest US$1.2 bn in phase three expansion project

By |October 26th, 2015|

MALAYSIA’s port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) is pushing ahead with its MYR5 billion (US$1.2 billion) phase three development plan that will increase annual throughput capacity to 15 million TEU when it is completed in 2019 in a move to cope with an expected surge in cargo-handling volume over the next decade.

PTP currently has an […]

Inter Terminal Transfer by Sea at Port Klang

By |December 31st, 2014|

24th Dec 2014: Port Klang Authority (PKA) have announced that effective 1st Jan 2015, a new mode of Inter Terminal Transfer (ITT) will be in place, in collaboration with QEL / LKC.Container transfer between the 2 terminals in Port Klang, Westport and Northport, can now be done via sea, in addition to the current […]

Asia-Europe falls 6.6pc to US$1,149/TEU as Asia-Med, transpac rates slip too

By |December 31st, 2014|

ASIA-EUROPE freight rates fell 6.6 per cent last week to US$1,149 per TEU, according to data from the Shanghai Containerised Freight Index.

It was the second consecutive week of falling freight rates on the world’s busiest route, noted Reuters. Container freight rates have in 2014 increased in 13 weeks but fallen in 38 weeks.

Last week […]

Asia-Europe rates fall, but transpac up 11.5pc to US$1,239/FEU

By |October 20th, 2014|

THE Shanghai Containerised Freight Index (SCFI) fell 51.69 points to 911.03 last Friday, but also registered a US$248 gain to hit $2,139 per FEU to the US west coast.

And rates from Shanghai to the east coast of South America soared 57 per cent from the previous week to $1,298 per FEU with the implementation […]

Carpenters Shipping: Rate restoration -October 2014-

By |October 20th, 2014|

In a circular released 8th August 2014, Carpenters Shipping has announced a rate restoration effective 1st Oct 2014, for all cargo moving from South East Asia to Papua New Guinean ports. Quantum announced as follows:

USD150 per 20gp

USD300 per 40hc

USD10 per rt

Above will apply to all shipments with ship on board date 1st Oct 2014 […]

Power Logistics Asia 2014 in Singapore

By |October 13th, 2014|

good day all!

We’ll be participating in the coming Power Logistics Asia 2014 (Nov 18th – 19th) in Singapore. Please visit us.

You can pre-register by clicking on below banner or via forward to meeting you.regardsQEL Shipping Services / Q-Express Line

Pirates drain Malaysian tanker of oil cargo in Malacca Strait

By |July 23rd, 2014|

PIRATES attacked a Malaysian-flagged 2,500-tonne oil tanker in the Malacca Straits, stealing its cargo, according to the Malaysian Navy, reports London’s Tanker Operator.

The Oriental Glory was sailing from Singapore to a port in the Malaysian state of Sabah. After siphoning off its cargo, the pirates fled, leaving the 15 crew unharmed, the IMB Piracy […]

Singapore shippers back 2M, but call for vigilance against collusion

By |July 21st, 2014|

THE Singapore National Shippers’ Council (SNSC) is urging regulatory authorities in China, Europe and the US to maintain vigilance and monitor developments concerning the new 2M shipping alliance between Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC).

The body also warned that “such agreements so easily serve as backdoors for shipping lines to collaborate to fix […]

Westport operating hours during Ramadhan

By |July 3rd, 2014|

Circular received from Westport dated 24th June with regards to stoppage time for break fasting during the Ramadhan month.



WESTPORTS would like to take this opportunity to inform that the Muslim fasting will commence on the 29th June 2014 (subject to confirmation).

Therefore in view of the above WESTPORTS Conventional […]