Patricks terminal Melbourne has received industrial action notices from Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) for 12-hour stoppages every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for the month of October in addition to a ban on overtime and shift extensions. We are currently expecting a delay of 5-6 days on average for October for our vessels calling Melbourne.
Samsung Heavy Industries held a naming ceremony for the world’s largest container ship at its Geoje yard on Wednesday.
The 20,150 TEUs MOL Triumph is the first of four ultra-large container ships being built for MOL of Japan. The vessels were ordered in February 2015, and steel was cut for MOL Triumph in January 2016.
MOL Triumph has a length of 400 meters, breadth of 58.8 meters (193 feet) and depth of 32.8 meters (108 feet). The ship boasts an array of energy-saving equipment designed by Samsung Heavy Industries including propeller, rudder valve and stator.
MOL Triumph will be delivered on March 27 after preparation for her maiden voyage are complete.
Previous record holders based on TEUs are the MSC Oscar, MSC Oliver, MSC Zoe and MSC Maya at 19,244 TEUs and 395.4 meters (1,297 feet) long and built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering.
Samsung Heavy Industries expects to deliver 10 container ships of around 20,000 TEU capacity this year. The shipyard received an order for six 21,100 TEU-class ultra-large container ships from OOCL (Hong Kong) shortly after the MOL order in 2015.
The yard hosts the world’s largest commercial towing tank at its Daeduk R&D center.
By MarEx 2017-03-15 16:22:49
As many of you may already know Lunar year is approaching, the dates below will be when offices will be closed:
China office: 27/01 – 02/02
Malaysia office: 29/01
Vietnam office: 26/01 – 02/02
Nautica Global Forwarding would like to say in advance a Happy Lunar Year
Below is a little fact about this years Rooster Lunar year
Rooster is the tenth in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign. The Years of the Rooster include 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029.
Rooster is almost the epitome of fidelity and punctuality. For ancestors who had no alarm clocks, the crowing was significant, as it could awaken people to get up and start to work. In Chinese culture, another symbolic meaning of chicken carries is exorcising evil spirits.
MELBOURNE PUBLIC HOLIDAY
Please be aware there is a Public Holiday in Melbourne for the AFL grand final on Friday 30th September.
Offices will be closed for business, so make sure to get up to date before the closure.
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CHINA PUBLIC HOLIDAY
Please be aware there is a Public Holiday throughout China for China National Day. This is taking place between 1st October and 7th October.
During this time many offices will be closed for business, so make sure to get up to date before the closure!
A BIT ABOUT THE CHINA NATIONAL DAY
The October 1st National Day “golden week” is the biggest week for tourism in China, when people have a week off to reunite with families and take trips. The celebration of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
On October 1, 1949, the People’s Republic of China was inaugurated. An official victory celebration and ceremony was held in Tian’anmen Square. Mao Zedong raised the first Communist national flag of China in person amid 300,000 soldiers and other people who were gathered at the square.
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