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Martin Bencher Group Newsletter - week 31

Editorial

Can You Keep Up With The News?


Anyone working with international shipping and trading must feel a bit dizzy these days. There are a lot of attention grapping headlines which indicates that our world could be changing fast;
 
Trade wars are looming: What if it happens? How will it impact the supply and demand of shipping services?
 
Digitalization and Blockchain technology: How can we make good use of todays – and tomorrows – technology? What is real and what is hype?
 
Big scale mergers in the shipping industry: Consolidation is much needed – how will it impact service level and rates?
 
How do we manage all these potential threats – and opportunities?
 
At Martin Bencher we try to use our common sense, stay alert and to be as much ahead of the game as we possibly can be, so we can guide our customers best way possible.
 
We do that by being curious and by spending time with and listening to our stakeholders; customers, employees, suppliers, authorities, and using the network which has been carefully built up over the past 20+ years.
 
We look forward to our next conversation with you and to learn from you.
 
Thank you for your attention and for subscribing to our newsletter.
 

Sincerely,

Best regards,

Peter Thorsoe Jensen
CEO
peter.jensen@martin-bencher.com
Tel: +45 40 424 050

Martin Bencher News

Martin Bencher has handled two Knuckle Boom Cranes and 20 packages of accessories including 2 x 80 MT wire rolls.

The cranes and the packages were transported overseas from Poland to Florida.

Martin Bencher arranged positioning of the cranes at quay side with floating crane and the ocean freight from Poland to Florida. In Florida, Martin Bencher also did the discharging of the cranes directly to a platform supply vessel.

The two cranes were 33,083 x 9,565 x 11,398 meters and weighed 257 tons each. Click here to read more

From Hamburg to Houston

Even though we are only half way through the summer, we will like to keep you informed of where you can meet Martin Bencher after the summer. In the fall, you will find Martin Bencher at different expos around the world. 

In September, you will find us at WindEnergy Hamburg in Germany – the global on and offshore expo. The expo will run from September 24 – 28 and you will meet our CEO, CCO and COO, our wind department as well as delegates from different Martin Bencher offices.

Remember to visit us at stand B1.EG.221.
From October 2 – 4, you will find Martin Bencher at Breakbulk Americas. This year, Breakbulk Americas will be held in Houston, where you will get the chance to meet some of our delegates from our American offices.

See you at stand 1045 at Breakbulk Americas in Houston. You are welcome to use our promocode when registering for the exhibition – use 10158 to get 25% off.

Shipping News

Challenge of Training Logistics Talent
It is the Achilles’ heel of the project cargo industry. Tracking down, developing and maintaining strong project logistics talent is hard to do when there is a tremendous personnel shortage in project logistics... Read more here.
Panama Canal Marks 4,000 Neopanamax Transits
An LNG tanker carrying gas exported from the United States became the 4,000th Neopanamax vessel to transit through the Expanded Canal on Sunday. Read more here.
Container Shipping – Survival of the Fittest
The container shipping companies are faced with the perfect storm with the ever tighter environmental regulations coming into force and oil prices jumping, exerting further pressure on liners... Read more here.
ONE Takes $120M Loss Due to "Teething Problems"
Ocean Network Express (ONE), the ocean carrier comprising the container operations of NYK, MOL and K Line, posted a loss of $120 million in the first quarter due to "operational teething problems... Read more here.

Industry News

Tariffs Cost US Chemical Industry US$9 Billion
President Donald Trump’s 10 percent tariff on US$200 billion in Chinese imports have already cost the U.S. chemicals and plastics export industry “US$9 billion and rising,” said the president of ACC. Read more here.
Offshore Heavy Transport to Enter Wind Market with Innovative Heavy Lift Installation Vessel
Norway-based Offshore Heavy Transport is set to enter the offshore renewables market with a state-of-the-art heavy lift transport and installation vessel... Read more here.
The Offshore Wind Industry’s Urgent Need for Professionals
The offshore wind industry is developing rapidly. Last year, the use of wind energy grew with 19% in the EU. It is expected that by 2030, wind energy will be the most important source of energy.  Read more here.
Australia, Japan Developing Hydrogen Export Industry
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced A$1.5 million ($1.1 million) to fund Australia’s first green hydrogen innovation hub at Jandakot in Western Australia. Read more here.
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