|31 August 2007|
|13:45||Saint-PetersburgFESCO to Close Slot Charter Agreement with CMA CGM |
|2 July 2007|
|13:51||seaFESCO Established Feeder Operator|
On June, 26 of the current year transport group FESCO closed the dead on establishing a joint venture with ESF - FESCO ESF Limited.
The new company is based on Baltic Feeder Container Operator ESF Euroservices.
|27 June 2007|
|14:16||seaContainerships Took New Vessel on Charter |
Finnish short-sea operator Containerships Group has increased its focus on larger tonnage by taking a new vessel on charter, reports TradeWinds.
Containerships has taken the 907-teu "Aila" (built 2007), a Finland-flagged vessel owned by compatriot Langh Ship, on charter at an undisclosed rate and for an undisclosed period, in order to increase the average size of its fleet.
The Norwegian port of Fredrikstad and Aarhus in Denmark have also been added to Containerships' schedules with both now linked to Helsinki.
In addition St Petersburg will receive 4 calls per week from the company's service with calls at Liepaja in Latvia also increased to the same amount.
Containerships managing director Sigurjon Markusson said of the developments, "This new system brings our whole network into one coherent whole, providing shippers right across Europe and Russia with a fast, frequent and above all secure and reliable door to door service for their goods."
|3 May 2007|
|15:04||seaContainerships Group to Streamline UK Operations|
Finland-based door-to-door short-sea operator Containerships Group is streamlining its UK operations, reports the press-service of the company.
As part of the reorganization, Teesport will become the new operational centre for Containerships' UK services, and the Felixstowe office will be closed, on May 31 this year.
|2 May 2007|
|12:50||seaContainerships Group Welcomes FESCO Statement|
Finland-based door-to-door short-sea operator Containerships Group has welcomed a public statement by FESCO which clearly states that it is not involved in any attempts to purchase the Containerships Group or the Moby Dick terminal used by Containerships Group in St Petersburg.
Sigurjon Markusson, managing director of Containerships Group says, "We welcome and fully accept the statement by FESCO that they have not been looking at buying our group, and that statements attributed to them in the Russian press were made up by journalists.
|27 April 2007|
|16:34||seaContainerships Group not For Sale|
Finland-based door-to-door short-sea operator Containerships Group announced that it has no plans to sell the company to FESCO or anyone else.
Sigurjon Markusson, managing director of Containerships Group said, "We have seen statements from FESCO in the Russian press to the effect that they intend to buy Containerships Group.
|31 January 2007|
|14:18||seaContainerships Re-Brands South Baltic Services and Agencies|
Finland-based Containerships is rebranding the South Baltic services and agencies built up under the Kursiu Linija name.
|7 November 2006|
|10:37||seaEimskip Lands Alaskan Operator|
Ambitious Icelandic container line Eimskip has taken control of a third smaller company this year with a deal for Pacific Tramper Services Inc (PTI) of the US, reports Tradewinds.
PTI is a reefer logistics company specialising in stevedoring, trucking and cold storage in Alaska.
|4 October 2006|
|17:03||seaEimskip Acquires Kursiu Linja|
As SeaNews reported the Island container and reefer carrier Eimskip completed acquisition of Kursiu Linija shares.
|19 September 2006|
|09:43||seaEimskip Completes Kursiu Takeover |
Icelandic containership group Eimskip has completed a full takeover of Lithuanian short-sea operator Kursiu Linija by acquiring another 30% of its equity.
|4 August 2006|
|12:14||seaFeeders Lose Money on Boxship Relets|
Several intra-Asia feeder operators are giving containership owners and brokers cause for concern as freight rates tumble and under-utilised ships are relet at a loss, reports Lloyd's List.
Top is Dongnama Shipping of Seoul that recently chartered out the 2,098 TEU "Jolly" for 12 months to Iran's IRISL at $19,300 a day.
A year ago, Dongnama extended the hire of this ship at $23,700 a day, so the relet will leave it short by about $1.6 mn for the coming year.
With brokers reporting late charter payments, the line's financial performance is being closely monitored by trading partners.
Another unprofitable sublet came from Korea's Heung-A that has chartered out the John Fredriksen-owned "Sea Alpha" to Hyundai Merchant Marine for 7-10 months at $19,500 a day.
The 1,740 TEU ship was fixed 16 months ago to Heung-A, in which the Norwegian tanker tycoon has a shareholding, for four years at nearly $29,000 a day.
|23 May 2006|
|18:05||seaKursiu Linija Sold Shares to Eimskip|
Leading short sea operator Kursiu Linija has sold a 50% share of its equity to Icelandic transport company Eimskip.
|30 April 2006|
|14:21||seaKursiu Linija switches terminals|
Leading Short sea operator Kursiu Linija has switched its point of operations in the Kaliningrad region.
|27 October 2005|
|09:59||seaUnifeeder and Team Lines Work Together|
In the short term, Rotterdam is undertaking several decongestion measures including the introduction of extra cranes, personnel, barge and feeder capacity over the next three years.
|15 August 2005|
|17:41||seaBoxship Charter Rates |
Boxship charter rates continue to be unstable with an average drop of 8% taking place during the last two months.
|10 June 2005|
|10:42||seaTeam Lines and UniFeeder Discuss Slot Swap Agreements|
Europe's largest independent feeder operators Team Lines and UniFeeder recently started discussing the possibility of slot swap agreements, reports Dyna Liners.
|6 April 2005|
|15:10||seaUniFeeder Abolishes Surcharge |
The largest feeder operator of the Big Port of St.Petersburg announces about the abolishment of the winter surcharge w.e.f.
|11 January 2005|
|11:24||seaNew Feeder Line in Novorossisk|
The feeder operator X-Press Container Line has recommenced serving the Novorossiysk port.
On January 4, 2005 the 538 TEU capacity ship "Gerdia" called at the container terminal of Novorossiysk Commercial Seaport JSC.
The port rotation on the weekly service is as follows: Gioia Tauro - Cagliary - Poti - Novorossiysk - Gioia Tauro.
X-Press Container Line cooperates with several oceanic lines providing the container transportation between transshipment hubs in the Mediterranean and Black Sea regional ports.
At present X-Press Container Line is the only feeder line in Novorossiysk offering cargo transportation between Novorossiysk and Gioia Tauro.
RCC Ltd., a Delo Group subsidiary, has been nominated the agent of the line in Novorossiysk.
|11 October 2004|
|15:25||seaCP Ships Opens New Service |
CP Ships is to open a service to the port of Novorossiysk.
|19 March 2004|
|12:59||seaTeam Lines to Charter Large Container Ships|
Though not committing itself yet, feeder operator Team Lines, part of Finnlines seems to be interested in chartering the four 1,600 ice-strengthened shallow-draft, partly open-hatch box vessels specially designed for Baltic trading, to be built by Meyer Werft.