Martin Bencher Group Newsletter - week 44


BREAKING NEWS: New Office in Vancouver, Canada

October 30, 2018, Martin Bencher officially opened the first office in Canada.

It has been a natural next step for us to expand into Canada, as we want to be close to our customers. 

Managing Director for Martin Bencher Canada is Mr. Ryan Clancy, an experienced Project Logistics expert with working experience from South Africa, the Middle East, United Kingdom and Canada. 

We are now ready to enter the Canadian market, and our Managing Director, Ryan is ready to recieve any inquery you might have. You can find his contact details below. 

15300 Croydon Drive, Suite 300,
BC Canada, V3Z 0Z5
Tel: + 1 226 919 5586

Click here to read the official press release. 

Martin Bencher News

In 2018, Martin Bencher transported 10 engines from Europe to two different project sites in North America.

Each engine weighed 290 tons and measured 14 x 4 x 6 metres. In total 10,000 tons were transported plus 100 containers.

The engines were transported to a local harbour in the Northern USA, and it took more than a year to get acceptance from US Customs of the ship and cargo. Before the operation, surveys of the bottom at the sea were done, and due to shallow water, a mooring arrangement with spacer barges were necessary to unload the engines successfully. 

As Martin Bencher is active in many places around the World, we think it’s important to show our support and we want to help making a difference.

Therefore, this year we support:   

To read more about our sponsorships, please click here

Shipping News

Ship Operating Costs Expected to Rise
International accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens says total vessel operating costs in the shipping industry are expected to rise by 2.7 percent in 2018 and by 3.1 percent in 2019. Read more here.
World Port Community Sets Priorities
The future availability and quality of onshore power facilities, as well as quality low-sulfur fuel and LNG bunkering infrastructure in ports, will be of vital importance to owner-operators. Read more here.
Business Still Booming for Car-Carriers, but Headwinds On the Way
Automotive shipping is still on the up, having hit a low point in 2016, further gains are expected, thanks to improving utilisation levels, according to Drewry. Read more here.

Industry News

Air Freight Market Heating Up Fast As the Peak Season Gains Height
“The air freight market is very busy in China and Asia,” said one Asia-based forwarder. “The rate is increasing every week. But space is still extremely tight, even with high rates.” Read more here.
Ships With Scrubbers Could Command Premium Rates in 2020
With the IMO 2020 fuel sulfur deadline looming, shipowners around the globe are faced with a difficult choice. Read more here.
Bulk Market Correction Comes at a Price
The bulk sector is navigating its way out of the doldrums but market correction has come at a price, delegates attending Bulk Terminals 2018 learned last week. Read more here
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