05 Maret 2015

[050315.EN.SEA] MM Lines Quits Indonesia-Western Australia Service, Citing Poor Volumes



SINGAPORE-based MM (Meratus Mandiri) Line has withdrawn from the South East Asia-Western Australian trade to focus instead resources on Indonesia's trade within the Asian region.

MM Line's parent company, Surabaya-based PT Meratus Line, made the decision because of diminishing liner breakbulk volumes, including project cargo, as well as falling container throughput, the company said.

"As part of this realignment the company will pay stronger attention to Indonesian growth and development opportunities where it already has a competitive advantage," said the company statement.

"We would like to thank all customers and supply partners for your support and co-operations with MM Line during the past three years," said the notice to trade signed by PT Meratus CEO Charles Menaro and MM Line chief operations officer Ulrich Stelling.

Source : HKSG.

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04 Maret 2015

[040315.EN.SEA] 19,000 TEU Ships To Be Biggest Till Market Skyrockets: Maersk CEO



MAERSK CEO Soren Skou has predicted the largest ships in the world for years to come will be in the range of 18,000-19,000 TEU given the expected level of market growth.

Although it is possible to build ships with capacities of 25,000 TEU they are not practical today given the state of the market, he said.

Maersk expects to spend US$3 billion on new ships to keep up with demand growth by 2017. Some but not all will be ships of up to 18,000 TEU capacity, reported Newark's Journal of Commerce.

"We will begin ordering ships this year, probably in the second quarter," he said.

Mr Skou said there are no design barriers that would prevent construction of a 25,000 TEU ship, "but with the kind of market growth we're seeing, I don't think it's going to happen anytime soon", he said.

The largest containerships can be deployed only in high-volume Asia-Europe trade lanes with large ports on each end.

"We are the biggest carrier in Asia. We have 22 per cent market share to North Europe. That means we ship around 55,000 TEU per week from Asia," he said.

"If you deploy 25,000-TEU ships, you have enough cargo for a basically two strings. That's not a competitive product. You need to be able to offer five or six sailings per week.

"Unless the market really starts to grow very very fast, I don't think you're going to see 25,000-TEU ships anytime soon," Mr Skou said.

Source : HKSG.

[040315.ID.BIZ] Empat Proyek Infrastruktur Utama Ditenderkan



TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Pemerintah segera melakukan tender proyek-proyek infrastruktur prioritas pada tahun 2015. Menteri Koordinator Perekonomian Sofyan Djalil mengatakan proyek ini menggunakan skema kerja sama pemerintah dan swasta atau Private Public Partnership (PPP). "Yang paling siap ada empat proyek," kata Sofyan di kantorya, Rabu 4 Maret 2015.

Keempat proyek infrastruktur tersebut masuk dalam program Komite Percepatan Pembangunan Infrastruktur Prioritas (KPPIP). Tiga proyek berasal dari Kementerian Pekerjaan Umum dan Perumahan Rakyat yakni jalan tol Balikpapan - Samarinda, jalan tol Manado-Bitung, dan Sistem Penyediaan Air Minum (SPAM) Semarang Barat.

Sedangkan satu proyek infrastruktur lainnya dilaksanakan Kementerian Perhubungan yakni pembangunan jalur kereta bandara dari Halim Perdana Kusumah Jakarta Timur ke Bandara Soekarno-Hatta, Banten.

Nilai investasi untuk proyek jalan tol Balikpapan - Samarinda mencapai Rp 11,4 triliun. Sedangkan untuk tol Manado Bitung dan SPAM Semarang masing-masing Rp 4,3 triliun dan Rp 765 miliar.

Menurut Menteri Koordinator Kemaritiman Indroyono Soesilo mengatakan saat ini sudah ada investor yang sudah tertarik dengan proyek infrastruktur ini. "Ini kan sudah dicoba tahun lalu, nanti kami pancing lagi. Banyak dari mana-mana," katanya.

Sumber : Tempo, 04.03.15.

03 Maret 2015

[030315.EN.SEA] 18,300 TEU Munkebo Maersk Becomes Biggest Ship to Sail Up The Thames



THE 18,300-TEU Munkebo Maersk became the largest ship to ever sail up the River Thames as it called at DP World London Gateway, Britain's newest deep-sea container port.

The 399-metre long, 60-metre wide, 195,000 ton Triple-E class vessel near the length of four football pitches, is one of the world's biggest containerships.

The ship was drawn alongside DP World London Gateway Port, adjacent to Europe's biggest logistics park with the help of the Port of London Authority pilots.

It comes just weeks after the Edith Maersk called at DP World London Gateway, which at 366 metres, had held the previous record as the biggest ship to sail the Thames, said the DP World press release.

With the world's biggest quay cranes, automated technology, London Gateway enables vessels of this size and bigger to berth closer to two thirds of the UK market, removing unnecessary supply chain costs, said the release.

"This is yet another record and landmark moment. By welcoming the Munkebo Maersk we have demonstrated we are more than capable of handling the world's biggest containerships," said London Gateway CEO Simon Moore.

"But ships are only going to get bigger and DP World London Gateway has been built to future-proof its operational capacity, delivering efficiency that simply can't be achieved elsewhere," he said.

Source : HKSG.