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Throughput plummets at Tecon Santos

The company has lost market share at its flagship terminal in the Port of Santos

Container volumes at Santos Brasil’s flagship Tecon Santos terminal fell by 18.8% year-on-year in the third quarter following the termination of its key Asia service. The facility handled 204,699 containers during the quarter due to the loss of the navigation service ESA’s contract. As a result of this loss Santos Brasil reported a fall in total consolidated volumes across all ... Read More »


Maritime Transport adds Sany machine to Manchester depot

Multi-modal logistics company Maritime Transport has added a Sany empty container handler to its Manchester operations, bringing its fleet number to three. The machine will work at Maritime’s Trafford Park depot and came from Cooper Specialised Handling, who also provided Maritime with a Sany double box empty container handler for its Leed depot in autumn 2016. Maritime Transport’s operations director, ... Read More »

Hutchison wins concession in Umm Al Quwain

UAQ is Hutchison's second UAE concession in a week

Just days after one Hutchison terminal in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) opened, it was announced that Hutchison had been awarded a concession to operate another terminal in the country. The Hong-Kong based company will operate the Ahmed Bin Rashid Port in Umm Al Quwain (UAQ), in the north of the UAE. The port is a key entry-exit point for ... Read More »

Navis joins automation taskforce

Navis and a number of other organisations from across the supply chain have teamed up to explore automated solutions for the container market. Navis was joined by Microsoft China, terminal equipment manufacturer Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC) and infrastructure advisory firm Moffat & Nichol at ZPMC’s Smart Terminal Solutions forum, where the group formed to outline its approach. Mark Welles, ... Read More »

New tugboats in Poti

Georgia’s APM Terminals (APMT) Poti has added two new tug boats which the operator believes will boost the facility’s offering. APMT said the two new Azimuth Stern-Drive (ASD) tugboats from Svitzer, Maersk’s sister brand, can operate in harsh conditions and will also improve night time performance. APMT Poti managing director, Klaus Holm Laursen, said: “This translates into faster turn times for ... Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd volumes up in third quarter

Volumes rose to 7m teu

Hapag-Lloyd’s container volumes shot up by 24.4% to 7m teu in the first nine months of 2017, while the German carrier also posted strong quarterly financial results. Net profit rose to €54.3m (US$63.9m) in the third quarter compared with €8.2m (US$9.6m) the same time last year, while earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) soared to €361.5m (US$427m), a rise ... Read More »

Antwerp announces water conservation project

Two container terminals at the Port of Antwerp will collaborate with Antwerp Terminal Services (ATS) to construct three underground storage tanks in an effort to recycle rainwater. PSA Antwerp (PSAA) and MSC PSA European Terminal (MPET) will work with AST on the tanks, which will have a total capacity of 240,000 litres of rainwater and are expected to conserve up ... Read More »

HHLA enjoys recovery in Hamburg trade

HHLA  has benefitted from Hamburg's recovery

Hamburger Hafen Und Logistik AG (HHLA) has continued to increase its throughput, revenue and profit significantly against 2016. In the first nine months of 2017, its container throughput increased by 10.8% to nearly 5.45m teu while revenue and profit also increased over 2016. The chair of HHLA’s executive board, Angela Tizrath, said: “HHLA is currently benefiting from the positive trend ... Read More »

QTerminals appoints first CEO

QTerminals, the recently-established operator of Hamad Port in Qatar, has appointed the general manager of the port authority at Suadia Arabia’s King Abdullah Port as its first CEO. Neville Blisset brings with him experience gained from a number of other roles including managing director at an APM Terminals (APMT) joint venture in Africa, CEO of Hutchison Ports’ Alexandria Container Terminal, ... Read More »

ICTSI performs well in third quarter results

Cranes arriving at ICTSI's Melbourne terminal

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) reported strong financial growth in the first nine months of the year while throughput at its terminals grew by 6%. Revenue soared by 10% compared to the first nine months of 2016, rising to US$918.3m, while containers handled reached 6.8 m teu. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) also performed well, growing ... Read More »

Staff reshuffle in Cargotec

A staff reshuffle within Cargotec has led to a change in the management teams of Navis and Kalmar, with the former’s general manager of the Americas position currently vacant. Kalmar began a domino-like change by appointing Navis’s vice president and general manager of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Guenter Schmidmeir, as its senior vice president of global terminal ... Read More »