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NYK puts trust in Rotterdam

January 14 - NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers (NBPC) has decided to use the Port of Rotterdam as its 'port of call' for loading and unloading breakbulk cargo on its Europe-Far East service.

While NYK already uses the Port of Rotterdam for its bulk cargo loading and unloading, the Japanese shipping line has now decided to also use Rotterdam for its breakbulk cargo operations - instead of the Port of Antwerp, which the company had used up till now.

"It's a fine feather in the cap of our breakbulk proposition," said Robert Jan Timmers of the Port of Rotterdam Authority. He added that the port benefits from its hinterland connections and accessibility, as well as its economical advantages over other gateways.

"Besides already calling on Rotterdam for the unloading of our bulk cargo, we now plan to also unload our breakbulk in Rotterdam - for the simple reason that it raises the efficiency of our calls," commented NBPC general manager Seiji Ando.

"In addition, we will be coordinating the export of both freight flows from Rotterdam. This way we can avoid having to call on a second port."

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Marine insurance: Reducing costs and capacity

September 19 - Marine insurance providers are commoditising their products in order to reduce costs. The result, according to the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI), is a loss of expertise.
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Zeaborn forms JV with MPC

September 18 - Zeaborn Group has formed a joint venture with MPC Capital Group to handle the chartering and commercial management of a fleet of more than 160 container and bulk carriers.
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DHL strengthens network in Middle East and Africa

September 18 - DHL Industrial Projects is opening a centre of excellence (COE) in Dubai as well as offices in Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya and Turkey to coordinate complex logistics projects in the Middle East and Africa.
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ALE plans Swedish branch

September 18 - ALE will open an office in Sweden during the last quarter of 2019 as it looks to expand its operations in Scandinavia.
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