International shipping

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 […]

Updated Carpenters Shipping sailing schedule – 10/3/2017

By |March 10th, 2017|

Next available vessel ex-Port Klang to:

Papua New Guinea: mv Szczecin Trader v.1705S eta Pkg 20th Mar 2017
Honiara: mv Kwangsi v.1706S eta Pkg 30th Mar 2017/ Kwangtung v.1707S eta Pkg 18th Apr 2017
Vanuatu: feeder ex-Pkg eta 17th Mar 2017 – 07th Apr 2017 (pls call us for feeder details)

BAF levels – Asia to Pacific :

March 2017: USD […]

Carpenters Shipping: Updated sailing schedule

By |October 30th, 2015|

Next available vessel ex-Port Klang to:o   PNG: mv Szczecin Trader v.1517S eta Pkg 21st Nov 2015 / Kwangsi v.1528S eta Pkg 10th Dec 2015o   Honiara: mv Kweichow v.1517S eta Pkg 10th Nov  2015 / Changsha v.1518S eta Pkg 30th Nov  2015o   Vanuatu: feeder ex-Pkg eta 13th Nov 2015 – 04th Dec 2015 (pls call us for […]

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 […]

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 […]

Singapore up 4.1pc in June to 2.94 million TEU, Hong Kong up 5.6pc

By |July 21st, 2014|

SINGAPORE’s Maritime and Port Authority reported a 4.1 per cent increase in container movement in June, having handled 2.84 million TEU compared to 2.73 million TEU in June last year.


Figures from the Hong Kong Marine Department show the port handled 1.93 million TEU in June, representing a year-on-year increase of 4.5 per cent from […]