|In recent weeks the industry has appeared optimistic about the lifting of the lockdown in Shanghai, but so far little progress has been made. The uncertainty is making it difficult for shippers to plan their supply chains for the year One industry consultant commented “I’ve never seen so many mixed signals. How long will it take for Shanghai to come back? Maybe four to eight weeks. Possibly 12 weeks.” Although some factories have been allowed to reopen in Shanghai, Tesla was forced to close their Shanghai plant last week citing supply chain issues. The situation in China is also having a knock-on effect in Japan, where Toyota has also been forced to close many of its factories. There continues to be uncertainty over what will happen once Shanghai reopens. Many in the industry still think there will be a huge surge in cargo volumes as manufacturers fill order backlogs, but some industry pundits are now saying that the factories will be slow to ramp up and we will not see a sudden spike in volumes.|
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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