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June 2015 - ARRC’s First Europe to US Transit Vessel Heads for Houston

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ARRC’s First Europe to US Transit Vessel Heads for Houston



ARRC's Baltic Mercur II is on its final leg of its westbound voyage from the Port of Antwerp to Texas Terminals at the Port of Houston. The transit is the first for ARRC on its new monthly service between Europe and the U.S. Gulf.

The vessel will be discharging a variety of cargoes including project cargo, metals and containers, once it reaches Houston. The project cargo consists of three 138-ton transformers manufactured by Siemens. Each unit measures 7.15 meters long, 3.56 meters wide and 4.46 meters high, and are destined for a substation in Illinois.

The shipper had very strict requirements, Nikolay Sokolov, AARC vice president for trade development told Breakbulk. "We had to produce a method statement detailing the stowage and lashing of the unit while on board, which was subsequently approved by the shipper," Sokolov said. "ARRC actually contracted the CNIIMF (Central Scientific Research Institute for Marine Fleet) to perform calculations needed for the method statement."

The cargo was loaded at Zudnatie Terminal in Antwerp, which has a very good working relationship with Texas Terminals, where the cargo will be discharged. "Both are home terminals for ARRC, which of course gave us a competitive edge for this booking," he said.

The Baltic Mercur II is due to arrive at Texas Terminals this weekend. Check back for coverage of the discharge, including photos.

Photos below show loading operations in Antwerp. Courtesy of ARRC.



source: http://www.breakbulk.com/arrcs-first-europe-to-us-transit-vessel-heads-for-houston/
 

May 2015 - ARRC Expands Service to Include Europe

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ARRC Expands Service to Include Europe



Atlantic Ro-Ro Carriers today announced it has added Europe via the Port of Antwerp to its regular transatlantic service to the U.S. Gulf. Its Baltic Mercur II will make its maiden voyage from Antwerp this Friday [22 May]. ARRC made its announcement on the opening day of Breakbulk Europe 2015 to a record crowd of more than 7,000 at the Antwerp Expo.

ARRC has been operating as the only direct transatlantic MPP carrier between St. Petersburg, Russia, and the U.S. for the past 20 years. With a mixed fleet of LORO and LOLO vessels, the company is responsible for moving almost half a million tons of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, thousands of units of specialized equipment for the oil & gas, mining, construction and agricultural sectors, as well as thousands of TEUs and FEUs for various industries in both directions annually.

The service expansion coincides with the ARRC’s fleet upgrade initiative. Starting in 2014 and continuing through 2016, ARRC and the CISN Shipping Group intend to replace 75 percent of their fleet and upgrade their tonnage with modern (built from 2003 to 2011), 30,000-deadweight-ton MPP vessels with lifting capacities up to 200 tons. ARRC intends to run four such upgraded vessels on the Baltic – Continent – U.S. Gulf Service.

The service will be offered with monthly frequency and will be open to general breakbulk, metals and steel cargoes, oversized and heavy equipment, as well as containers. The service will be supported by European agency network, led by Ernst Glaessel Hamburg and backed by local agency services of Neptumar NV in Antwerp and Neptumar BV in Rotterdam.

source: http://www.breakbulk.com/arrc-expands-service-to-include-europe/
 

April 2015 - BreakBulk Europe

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Visit us at BreakBulk Europe

CISN Shipping Group and its direct Trans-Atlantic services, ARRC and CSAL, will be represented during this year's Break Bulk Europe event. We are look forward to seeing you at our booth

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Where:              Antwerp Expo |  Jan van Rijswijcklaan 191, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
When:               May 18-21, 2015
Event Website:  www.breakbulk.com


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March 2015 - TransRussia 2015 Exhibition

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Visit us at BreakBulk Europe

CISN Shipping Group and its direct Trans-Atlantic services, ARRC and CSAL, will be represented during this year's Break Bulk Europe event. We are look forward to seeing you at our booth

116 H2. 


Where:               Antwerp Expo |  Jan van Rijswijcklaan 191, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
When:                 May 18-21, 2015
Event Website:  www.breakbulk.com


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March 2015 - M.V. Warnow Venus and Warnow Sun are joining ARRC’s transatlantic service

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M.V. Warnow Venus and Warnow Sun are joining ARRC’s transatlantic service

Spring is in the air and our fleet upgrade program and service expansion plan are pushing forward with full speed with the welcoming of two new vessels into ARRC’s fold. M.V. Warnow Venus (2012 built) and M.V. Warnow Sun (2010 built) will be joining ARRC fleet as of end of March / beginning of April respectively in St. Petersburg. The vessels will be added to our regular sailing schedule and will be servicing the trade lane between St. Petersburg Russia, North West Continental Europe and the United States EC and Gulf ports.

Both vessels are modern 33,227 deadweight tons multi-purpose (MPP) dry cargo ships. Similarly to all our fleet, these vessels are suitable for carriage of break bulk, project, bulk and containerized cargo. The vessels are geared with 4 electro hydraulic single deck cranes – 60mt each combinable above hatch 2/3/4 to 110 mts by means of a traverse beam location center. With a container capacity of 1,158 TEUs per vessel they will also provide a significant boost to our container program.



The additional carrying ability provided by the new additions would allow us to restructure and streamline our sailing schedule dedicating 3 Astrakhan type vessels on a St. Petersburg – USA EC loop and 4 x 30,000 + deadweight MPP to a USA and Mexican Gulf service. These changes will also be reflected in the new format of our sailing schedule which will be released shortly.

With sincere appreciation for your continued support.

 

June 2014 - M.V. San Pablo to join ARRC’s transatlantic service

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M.V. San Pablo to join ARRC’s transatlantic service



As a part of our fleet upgrade program and service expansion plan, we are excited to announce that M.V. San Pablo will be joining ARRC fleet as of this June in St Petersburg. Upon delivery, the vessel will be added to our regular sailing schedule and will be servicing the trade lane between St. Petersburg Russia, North West Continental Europe and the United States EC and Gulf ports.

M.V. San Pablo is a year 2003 built modern 30,500 deadweight tons multi-purpose (MPP) tween deck vessel. She is an exact sister-ship of mv Antonio, which will be joining ARRC fleet shortly this month in Houston. Similarly to the Astrakhan type fleet, these vessels are suitable for carriage of break bulk, project, bulk and containerized cargo. The vessel is geared with 2 x 50mt lifting capacity and 2 x 100mt lifting capacity cranes, offering max lifting capacity of 200mts when used in tandem.

With additional carrying ability provided by M.V. San Pablo, we intend to increase the frequency of sailings to and from St. Petersburg and extend service to a wide range of European originating cargo as well as for consignments moving from the US and Mexican Gulf to Northern Europe and the Baltic.

We thank you for your continuous support as we continue to work toward improving our service and expanding our reach.
 


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