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APMT increases Port Elizabeth investment

The terminal currently has a 1.5m teu annual capacity

APM Terminals (APMT) has more than doubled its investment plans for its facility at the Port of New York/New Jersey. The terminal operator is now planning a US$200m investment project in its Port Elizabeth facility, compared to the US$70m previously announced. The new investment plans include the purchase of four next-generation ship-to-shore (STS) cranes to handle ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs) ... Read More »

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Paceco España to supply STS crane to Guadeloupe

Paceco España has signed a contract with Gaudeloupe Port Caraïbes for the supply of one post-Panamax ship-to-shore (STS) crane. The crane will especially be conceived to work under typically Caribbean weather conditions such as very high winds. It is expected to be delivered in 2018 and will complete Port de Jarry terminal´s current equipment needs. The container terminal in the ... Read More »

Konecranes to deliver RTGS to Terport in Paraguay

Konecranes has signed an agreement with Terport (Terminales Portuarias S.A.) for the delivery of two Boxhunter rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes. The cranes will be delivered in early 2018 to Terport’s container terminal located in Villeta i.o San Antonio, on the outskirts of Asunción. The terminal, which handles container traffic on the Paraguay river, will become the first terminal in Paraguay ... Read More »

Drewry: Launch of new alliances will cause delays

CMA CGM is the biggest member of the Ocean Alliance

Immediate disruption following the launch of the Ocean Alliance and THE Alliance seems inevitable, according to shipping consultant Drewry. Both the Ocean Alliance, which includes CMA CGM, COSCO Container Lines, Evergreen Line and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), and THE Alliance, which consists of Hapag-Lloyd, NYK Line, MOL, “K” Line and Yang Ming Line, will launch on April 1 this ... Read More »

Northern UK shippers back vessel calls at Liverpool

Liverpool2 container terminal opened in late 2016

Peel Ports has secured 150 advocates for its imitative calling for importers and exporters whose goods begin or end their journey in the north of the UK to switch delivery of ocean freight from south-east ports to Liverpool. Online retailer Zavvi.com and sports nutrition brand MyProtein are among the latest backers to sign up along with industrial group Thyssenkrupp. The ... Read More »

Chengdu to double trains to Europe

The Chinese city of Chengdu, capital of the country’s Sichuan Province, is expected to more than double the number of cargo trains to Europe this year, according to local media. The Chengdu International Railway Services Company said that almost 1,000 cargo trains will run from the Chinese city to Europe in 2017, compared to 460 run last year. The city ... Read More »

Kalmar to deliver 30 shuttle carriers to Tangier

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will deliver 30 hybrid shuttle carriers to APM Terminals’ (APMT) MedPort Terminal facility in the Port of Tanger Med, Morocco. The order was booked into Cargotec’s 2016 fourth quarter order intake and the delivery is estimated to be completed by the end of 2018. It represents Kalmar’s biggest single order for horizontal transportation to date. The ... Read More »

Court declares Hanjin bankrupt

Hanjin filed for court receivership in August

South Korean carrier Hanjin Shipping has been declared bankrupt by a court months after filing for court receivership. The Seoul Central District Court court said in a statement that it chose a bankruptcy administrator and creditors’ claims are due by May 1 this year. The creditors’ first meeting is expected to be held on June 1, 2017. A statement by ... Read More »

Ruscon acquires logistics company SLG-Operating

Container transport company Ruscon has acquired Smart Logistics Group-Operating (SLG-Operating), a Russian logistics firm offering warehouse and logistics services. Vladimir Bychkov, CEO of Ruscon, said: “This acquisition is a significant step for our business into the wider logistics market.” “SLG-Operating has unique expertise in operating A-class warehouse complexes and is a well-known brand in the logistics sector,” he added. SLG-Operating ... Read More »

Antwerp’s Deurganck dock to open at night

They will extend their opening hours starting from March 20

Container terminals at the Port Antwerp’s Deurganck dock are scheduled to start opening around the clock on weekdays to spread the flow of trucks more efficiently. The port’s two biggest container terminals, MSC PSA European Terminal (MPET) and DP World Antwerp Gateway, both located in the port’s Deurganck dock, will extend their opening hours as of March 20 to allow containers’ ... Read More »

Port of Hamburg container volumes up in 2016

Following a tough 2015, container throughput at the Port of Hamburg stabilised last year with 1% growth to 8.9m teu. Volumes with Russia climbed by 4.5% to 453,000 teu after being affected by geopolitical sanctions. Ingo Egloff, joint CEO of Port of Hamburg Marketing, stated: “Despite trade sanctions remaining in force, Russia returned to second place (2015: third) among the ... Read More »