Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Maersk will have containership of 18,000 TEUs

(Source: Cargosystems)

After many months speculation, Maersk Line has signed a contract for 10 of the world’s largest container ships, with an option to buy another 20.

The Danish shipping line said the 18,000teu capacity ships, built by Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), will be the most efficient container vessels.

At 400 metres long, 59 metres wide and 73 metres tall, the Triple-E will be the largest vessel of any type known to be in operation.

However, the dimensions of the new ships will mean that many major container ports will be able to accommodate them without major adjustments to existing infrastructure.

Many key terminals in Europe, Asia and the Americas already have sufficient a draught and there has been an increase in sales of high capacity STS gantry cranes with longer waterside outreach in recent years.

With each ship costing US$190 million, the confirmed order is worth $1.9bn. If the options for a further 20 ships are exercised, the value of the deal would be $5.7bn, making it the largest container ship contract ever.

Maersk said that it has today paid a 10% down payment on the 10-ship order and will pay four 10% down payments in all, with a final payment of 60%. The shipping line confirmed that financing had been arranged, but it did not explain details of the finance arrangements.

With deliveries from DSME shipyard scheduled from 2013 to 2015, the giant container vessels will be known as Triple-E.

Maersk Line said that the ships were based on “economy of scale, energy efficiency” and being “environmentally improved” – hence "Triple-E".

With capacity to carry 18,000teu, the Triple-E will be 16 % larger (2,500teu) than the Emma Maersk.

Maersk Line explained that it is buying the ships to position itself to profit from an anticipated 5-8 % growth in the Asia-Europe trade through to 2015, and to maintain its leading market share in the trade.

As well as setting a new benchmark for size, Maersk said the new ships will help it achieve its goals at the lowest possible cost, while producing the lowest possible amount of CO2 emissions.

The vessels promise an impressive 50% less CO2 per container moved than the industry average on the Asia–Europe trade and 20% less than the Emma Maersk. Maersk also claimed that the Triple-E would consume 35% less fuel per container than the 13,100teu vessels being delivered to other container shipping lines in the next few years.

“One of the biggest challenges we face in the world today is how to meet the growing needs of a growing population and while minimising the impact that is going to have on our planet,” said Eivind Kolding, Maersk Line CEO.

“International trade will continue to play a key role in the development of the global economy; but, for the health of the planet, we must continue to reduce our CO2 emissions.”

“It is not only a top priority for us, but also for our customers, who depend on us in their supply chain, and also for a growing number of consumers who base their purchasing decisions on this type of information,” he added.

(Source: Cargosystems)
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Journal Call for Paper from Asia Pacific Journal of Strategic Development

Call for Papers

The greatest emerging economies of the World in this century, namely China, India, and the ASEAN region, which is in Asia continent as well as the fantastic growth of the Latin-American economies, have marked and labeled this century as the Asia Pacific century. All countries of the world are now in a full-alert of the greatest achievement. Strategy and development need to be shared for all to get a better life for human being as well as for the environment.

The Asia-Pacific Journal of Strategic Development (APJSD) seeks to become a leading yet supportive forum for intellectual exchange among experienced and early-career researchers and academia. APJSD also welcomes professional and government involvement with submissions that stimulate engagement between academics and practitioners interested in research in the area of strategic development.



We invite qualified and state-of-art original conceptual and research papers, review papers, technical reports, case studies, management reports, book reviews, research notes, and commentaries in all aspects of social sciences, arts, technology, economics and businesses that are related to subject coverage of this journal.

Journal Coverage

The following topics are among those of interest but not limited to APJSD:
• Strategic studies
• Green growth strategy
• Sustainable development issues
• Adapting strategic planning to development
• Management of strategy
• Strategic alliances and collaboration
• Strategic infrastructure development
• Strategic resource development
• Strategic human resource development
• Strategic technology development
• Competitive strategic development
• Strategic change management
• Leadership and governance
• Building community capacity
• People involvement in development
• Market strategy and development
• Competence-based strategy

How to submit a paper:

Submissions from experienced and young researchers, professional, consultants, government officers are welcome. APJSD also make available an opportunity for less-experienced and young but talented authors to work with an editorial team which acts in a mentoring role to enhance the quality of work seeking to be published. Final paper submitted by authors will be double-blind peer reviewed to ensure quality, rigour and relevance of the final product.

All manuscripts should be submitted by email to the editor-in-chief.

Muhammad Subhan, Ph.D (Editor-in-chief)
Executive Director
Institute for Aceh Strategic Development
Banda Aceh, Indonesia
Email: subhanaceh@yahoo.com



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Asia Pacific Journal of Strategic Development

New Academic Journal on Strategic Development is Launching Soon

A new academic journal named 'Asia Pacific Journal of Strategic Development' will be launched very soon. The journal is published by the Institute for Aceh Strategic Development. Dr. Muhammad Subhan, as the journal's editor-in-chief said that the journal will have its initial printed and online version and will be published twice a year. The journal is expected to have its initial publication before October 2011.


The Asia Pacific Journal of Strategic Development (APJSD) is devoted to identifying, mapping, understanding, and interpreting new trends and patterns in strategic development especially within Asian countries as well as other parts of the world. The journal endeavors to highlight strategic development from different perspectives. The aim is to promote a broader dissemination of the results of scholarly endeavors into a broader subject of development and to establish an effective means of communication between academic and research institutions, policy makers, government agencies and persons concerned with the complex issue of strategic development.

The Journal is a peer-reviewed journal. The acceptance decision is made based upon an independent review process supported by rigorous processes, provides constructive and prompt evaluations of submitted manuscripts, ensuring that only intellectual and scholarly work of the greatest contribution and highest significance is published.

Type of Publication

The journal will be published in form of printed as well as online (electronic) version.

Contents

The APJSD publishes original conceptual and research papers, review papers, technical reports, case studies, management reports, book reviews, research notes, and commentaries. It will occasionally come out with special issues devoted to important topics concerning strategic development issues.

Subject Coverage

The following topics are among those of interest but not limited to APJSD:
• Strategic studies
• Green growth strategy
• Sustainable development issues
• Adapting strategic planning to development
• Management of strategy
• Strategic alliances and collaboration
• Strategic infrastructure development
• Strategic resource development
• Strategic human resource development
• Strategic technology development
• Competitive strategic development
• Strategic change management
• Leadership and governance
• Building community capacity
• People involvement in development
• Market strategy and development
• Competence-based strategy


Editor-in-Chief:
Muhammad Subhan, Ph.D (Editor-in-chief)


Co-Editors:
  • Mohd. Hasanur Raihan Joarder, Ph.D (United International University, Bangladesh)
  • Muhammad Abubakar, Ph.D (Malikussaleh University, Indonesia)

Editorial Board:
  • Jimoh Rasheed Gbenga, Ph.D (University of Ilorin, Nigeria)
  • Fu Xiaowen, Ph.D (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
  • Yi-Chih Yang, Ph.D (National Kaohsiung Marine University, Taiwan)
  • Ahmad Bashawir A. Ghani, Ph.D (University Utara Malaysia)
  • Simme Veldman, Ph.D (ECORYS Transport Rotterdam, the Netherland)
  • Mohammad Noorman Masrek, Ph.D (University Technology MARA Malaysia)
  • Muhammad Shabri A. Madjid, Ph.D(International Islamic University Malaysia)
  • Mohammad Ali Ashraf (United International University, Bangladesh)
  • Kang Eng Thye, Ph.D (University Utara Malaysia)
  • Chen-Dong Tso, Ph.D (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
  • Muslim Amin, Ph.D (University Technology Malaysia)
  • Abubakar Eby Hara, Ph.D (University Utara Malaysia)

International Advisory Board
  • Malcolm Tull, Ph.D (Murdoch University, Australia)
  • Juhary Haji Ali, Ph.D (City University College of Science and Technology, Malaysia)
  • Nam-Kyu Park, Ph.D (Tongmyong University, Korea)
  • Syurkani Ishak Kasim, Ph.D (Ministry of Finance, Republic of Indonesia)
  • Jose Tongzon, Ph.D (Inha University, Korea)






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