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Martin Bencher Group Newsletter - week 48, 2020

Editorial

Introducing MB Engineering!

 
2020 has been a tough year for most of us – being grounded, no traveling, in some periods even no physical meetings in the office with clients or colleagues. But we still fight every day to become better, smarter, and to succeed beyond expectations from our stakeholders.
 
So what did 2020 bring to all of us in positive ways? In Martin Bencher Group, we decided to come out even stronger than in previous years, turning every stone, pushing any opportunity, to focus on our own performance excellence.
 
The process of developing MB Engineering has been one of the cornerstones in 2020. We want to serve our clients, not only with project forwarding but also by taking part in developing new methods to make partnership solutions even stronger.
 
Martin Bencher Group does now provide engineering on three levels:
  1. Stowage plans, lashing and lifting calculations, and trailer configurations.
  2. 3D CAD visualization of any given cargo handling sequence and project specific transport methods.
  3. Engineering calculations and innovation for heavy and oversize components including grillage and vessel stability calculations.
We want to take this opportunity to reach out to our clients, partners, and stakeholders - to challenge us in this discipline, to become the best provider, not only in project forwarding and management but also in providing excellent engineering solutions and services throughout our industry. 
 
Thank you for supporting and always trusting Martin Bencher Group as a good, honest, reliable, and innovative partner.


Best regards,
Jeppe Frank | CCO
jeppe.frank@martin-bencher.com
Tel: +45 69 133 825

Martin Bencher News

Martin Bencher Malaysia Relocates
Martin Bencher Malaysia has moved to a new location in Kuala Lumpur. As Country Manager, Maxime Galinier says: “A new environment that will offer better focus and motivation to do our best.”

Click here to find the updated contact information and read more. 
Martin Bencher Anniversaries

We are proud to share the anniversaries of the most recently opened offices in Martin Bencher Group. This fall, we are celebrating the 1st anniversary of Martin Bencher Spain and Martin Bencher Turkey, and the second anniversary of Martin Bencher Canada.
Martin Bencher Canada | Opened November 1, 2018

Two years ago, many global clients and partners were seeing an increase in work into Canada, and therefore it was a natural step to open MB Canada back in 2018.

A lot has happened in the past two years - click here to read a few of the highlights. 

Martin Bencher Spain | Opened October 29, 2019

A year ago, Martin Bencher Group opened an office in Bilbao, Spain to cover the Spanish market. 

It has been a difficult time - especially in Spain, but overall we have managed, and we appreciate the support. Click here to read more.

Martin Bencher Turkey | Opened November 20, 2019
The first year started great with an opening reception supported by the Danish Consulate and the Danish Consul General in Istanbul.

"It has been a difficult but prosperous year that we have just celebrated," says Country Manager, Enes Yilmaz. Click here to read more. 
Diesel Engines and Alternators | Germany → Singapore

Martin Bencher Germany and Martin Bencher Singapore transported two diesel engines and two alternators back in September.

Cargo was collected by coaster, discharged directly from coaster to heavy lift vessel, and part chartered from Germany to Singapore. In Singapore, the cargo was directly discharged from heavy lift vessel to barge and hereby delivered to shipyard.

Do you need help with your next shipment? Click here and contact your local Martin Bencher Representative today!

Shipping and Industry News

Container Rates Increse Dramatically
Container rates out of China have increased dramatically in recent weeks and months. Here is the most recent chart showing the rate development. Click here to see more
Container Shortage: “It´s Currently an Enormous Unseen Challenge”
The supply of empty containers is under enormous pressure and reflects a historic challenge our entire industry is facing. The unprecedented speed with which the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted economic developments becomes clear. Read more here. 
Pandemic-Induced Container Shortage Pressures Freight Rates
Efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) across the globe have disrupted normal trade patterns, causing delays and contributing to higher freight rates from Asia, largely because of a shortage of shipping containers in major export ports. Read more here.
Liners Turn to Multipurpose Tonnage to Plug Gaps in Charter Market
Liners are having to seek out multipurpose (MPP) ships to cope with extraordinary demand and sky high rates across container shipping tradelanes. Read more here
How CO2 Could be Gold for Shipping
Could carbon dioxide be one of the next big commodities shipped across the seas? Enormous sums are being spent into research and development to make carbon capture and storage (CCS) a reality for shipping, not just onboard but also taking pollution from the land for burial deep down under the ocean floor. Read more here.
Suez Canal Slashes Tolls in Half for Laden VLCCs Heading From Europe to Asia
With tanker rates looking dire for the winter and beyond, the Suez Canal Authority has taken the decision to slash tolls for laden VLCCs heading from Europe to Asia in half in a bid to avoid operators taking the slower, but cheaper Cape of Good Hope route around the southern tip of Africa. Read more here. 
British Ports are Scrambling as Brexit Deadline Looms Five Weeks Away
With just over five weeks left until the end of the Brexit transition period, fear is continuing to rise that the UK ports, terminals, and the services that support the operations are not ready. Read more here.
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