Martin Bencher Group Newsletter - week


Latin America

Martin Bencher has been involved in many successful projects in Latin America. We have own office in Brazil and have done lots of work in countries like Uruguay, Chile, Argentina, Guyana, Colombia, Peru etc. 

Most recently we have seen a great deal of activity in Mexico and we just completed delivery of powerplant equipment to Chihuahua. You can learn more about this project via the below video.
Powerplant in Chihuahua
For our Chinese users, please click HERE to see the video of the project.
The link will lead you to Youku page.
In this newsletter we also have a story about a successful delivery to Panama.

We can also help you with your project to/from Latin America. Give us a call.
Further down this newsletter you can, as usual, find selected news from the shipping world.
Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter, we wish you a nice weekend.

Peter Thorsoe Jensen, CEO
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Martin Bencher News

Meet MB team in Houston

Martin Bencher team will be participating at BreakBulk Americas, which will be held in Houston, the oil and gas capital of the world. The event will take place October 2 - 4 in George R. Brown Convention Center.

We will have a team of colleagues from England, Sweden, USA, Denmark and China. If you would like to talk business or just stop by and chat, do not hesitate to visit us at stand 1045. 
Transformers from China to Panama
Martin Bencher Shanghai has recently shipped two transformers from China to Panama. Transformers were transported to the terminal via axis trailers and lifted onboard via the floating crane.

If you have more questions about the shipment or interested in getting a quote, kindly contact Jonas Frank, Martin Bencher Managing Director in China. 

Shipping News

Zeaborn tipped to buy Hansa Heavy Lift 
Germany´s chief consolidator of shipping lines, Zeaborn, is being widely tipped by multiple sources as bidding for Oaktree-controlled Hansa Heavy Lift.
A spokesperson for Bremen - based Zeaborn remained tight-lipped however when contacted by Splash today. "I can neither confirm or deny", the source said, adding: "Zeaborn is in multiple talks to consolidate the shipping industry." Continue to read...
No Deal Brexit Could Limit UK Seafarers’ Opportunities
A no-deal exit from the European Union could limit the opportunities for UK seafarers, according to details shared by the UK Government. The government published another 28 technical notices, which advise on how potential disruption from a no-deal exit from the European Union can be minimised. The latest batch includes two important shipping-related notices, one on seafarer certification and one on maritime security. Continue to read...
ONE, OOCL and APL say shippers must pay additional costs of sulphur cap
Major container lines Ocean Network Express (ONE), Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) and APL all say that the costs of complying with the 2020 low sulphur cap will have to be passed onto customers. Continue to read...
China overtakes Japan as second largest shipowning nation
Greece is still by some way the largest shipowning country, but the gap is closing as China’s fleet expansion continues at a rapid rate as it overtakes Japan for the number two position. Continue to read...

Industry News

Maersk Line to Change Fuel Adjustment Surcharge ahead of 2020 Sulphur Cap
World’s largest container shipping company Maersk Line is planning to introduce a new fuel adjustment surcharge ahead of the 2020 sulphur cap. As explained, the new Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF) surcharge aims at recovering Maersk Line’s costs of compliance with the global sulphur cap, which mandates the use of fuel with a sulphur content of 0.5% instead of 3.5 %. Continue to read...
U.S. Industry Groups Organize to Oppose Tariffs
The American Petroleum Institute, the American Association of Port Authorities, the National Retail Federation and a wide array of business associations are banding together to voice their opposition to the Trump administration's escalation of tariffs on Chinese goods. Continue to read...
Cargo volumes at major ports up 7.2% in first half 2018
The Shanghai International Shipping Institute’s (SISI) most recent second quarter Global Port Development Report showed the effect of some the current trade and economic issues on the global sea freight market.
As a result of the continued global economic recovery, SISI said global port throughput continued to rise in the second quarter, with the cargo throughput of major ports rising by 7.23% while container throughput increased by 3.25%. Continue to read...
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