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Week 22

Editorial

Bo H. Drewsen

Today it is Thursday, June 1. Last week saw the US president visiting Europe and shaking its foundation a bit, mainly by asking the NATO members to pay their dues. Not an unreasonable request frankly, given that there really is no free lunch these days for security and safety. Perhaps its time that we all wake up to that fact.

I took a quick trip to Marseille, France (with passport control in/out mind you!) where I had an interesting meeting with the head of special cargoes of CMA CGM, a shipping group that has grown to be the 3rd largest in the world.

The week also provided some shipping news, with the Hapag Lloyd / UASC merger being finalized. Coincidentally our first interview today is with Hapag Lloyd.

Other news also from Germany involves Rickmers Group that seems to be filing for bankruptcy but it is NOT to be confused with Rickmers-Line that is owned by Zeaborn and thus separate.

Now for this weeks issue:

  • Interview with Hapag Lloyd (as mentioned)
  • Interview with Tschudi Group in Denmark which is an interesting Scandinavian project logistics entity working worldwide
  • We speak with VR Transpoint -  a Finnish group involved with both road and railway transportation in Finland, Russia & beyond

I hope that you will find the articles interesting and I remind you as readers to feel free to contact me if you wish to be portrayed, or if you believe you have something to contribute. Project Cargo Weekly plays no favorites and is prepared to write about anyone truthfully and transparently.

Wishing you a good read and until next week...

Yours sincerely,

Bo H. Drewsen
bo.drewsen@projectcargo-weekly.com
www.projectcargo-weekly.com

Hapag-Lloyd AG – Hamburg, Germany

Interview with Mr. Christian Denso, Director Public Relations

Can you tell us a bit about the upcoming alliance / merger of Hapag-Lloyd and UASC? Will this merger make a difference for the acceptance of project cargo?

In view of the merger with UASC we see that our Special Equipment Fleet did grow even further. The difference we expect is to become a stronger player within the Special Cargo segment. We will also increase our focus with one additional region and set-up in Middle East. Read more...

Tschudi Logistics A/S – Aarhus, Denmark

Interview with Mr. Thomas Vestergaard
Chief Commercial Officer – Tschudi Logistics Group

What are the main business functions of Tschudi Logistics A/S in Denmark?

Project cargo worldwide for local clients, but also for a large proportion of international companies. We aim to answer the customer before they ask, this is a result of awareness and proactivity. Read more...

VR Transpoint – Helsinki, Finland

Interview with Ms. Kirsi Liflander
Sales Director – Road Logistics
&
Mr. Antti Pursiainen
Sales Manager – Rail Logistics

What services does VR Transpoint provide in Finland and beyond?

We offer rail logistics services, domestic road logistics services, as well as international road logistics services in the Baltic region, CEE region and Russia. Read more...

Hacklin Logistics

Video of the Week

Ocean7 Projects - M/V Oceanic loading oversized cargo in Arbatax, Italy

Railways

  • Chinese CRCC company could build Belarus’ high-speed rail line

    The China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) has been asked by the government of Belarus to consider building a high-speed rail link across its territory between Russia and Poland. The request was made by Vladimir Zinovsky, Belarus’ Economics Minister, who held meetings with CRCC’s top executives. Read more...

  • Argentina: CRRC to modernise San Martín railway network

    Argentina’s Ministry of Transport and CRRC agreed on the conditions for the fully rehabilitation of FFCC San Martín and to obtain a concessional loan for the renewal of the entire rail freight network linking Mendonza province with Buenos Aires and Rosario ports. The Chinese financing will be covered by Exim Bank of China. Read more...

Cement

  • FLSmidth receives cement plant order in Pakistan

    FLSmidth has been awarded an order from Power Cement Limited, part of the Arif Habib Group in Pakistan, for engineering, procurement and supply of equipment for a 7,700 tonnes per day production line comprising two projects; clinker production and cement production & dispatch. Read more...

Premier Logistics

Renewables

  • Gamesa catches Peruvian rays

    The Spanish outfit said it was chosen, in part, due to its technical capabilities in high altitudes: Intipampa sits 2100m above sea level. It will supply the project with nine 4.7MW solar power stations. Read more...

  • Chinese manufacturer of solar panels keen to move to European market via Estonia

    Trinasolar could consider setting up a manufacturing plant in Estonia to move on to the markets of eastern and central Europe, Colin Yang, brand manager for the Chinese manufacturer told.  Read more...

  • Starters orders at Vietnam gem

    Construction has cranked into top gear at the 40MW Dam Nai wind farm in Vietnam. Consultancy K2 Management is supporting the build in the owner’s engineering role for Singapore developer The Blue Circle. Read more...

Project Cargo Weekly

Minerals & Mining

  • Alrosa, Angola Sign Deal on New $35B Mine

    Alrosa has partnered with Angolan national diamond company Endiama to develop the African nation’s largest kimberlite deposit, claiming the project could be worth more than $35 billion. Read more...

Shipping News

  • AAL Delivers Two 500mt Cyclone Vessels to Malaysia’s RAPID Project for Oceansmart Global

    AAL, one of the world’s leading breakbulk, project cargo, and heavy lift shipping operators, has successfully completed the transportation of two giant ‘cyclone vessels’ (each measuring approx. 22m x 11m x 10m and weighing over 500mt) to Petronas’s US$27 billion RAPID project in Malaysia, on behalf of leading freight forwarder, Oceansmart Global. Read more...

  • Shipping group Rickmers to file for insolvency as revamp fails

    Rickmers Holding AG issued an Ad-Hoc Release yesterday evening stipulating that the proposed financial restructuring plan was rejected by the HSH Nordbank. Therefore, the Rickmers Holding AG is forced to file for insolvency without undue delay. Read more...

Photo of the Week

Strength portrayed here with 2 sumo wrestlers lifting a 20ft container outside the CMA CGM HQ in Marseille, France

"Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than trying to solve them."


- Henry Ford -

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Job Seekers


Mexico:
Octavio Santos Chávez
(willing to relocate)​

Sweden:
Australia

Denmark:
 Peter Schou
(willing to relocate)

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