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BREAKING NEWS – Tension at Tacoma

The Port of Tacoma Commission plans to meet in executive session today (Friday May 29) to discuss the performance of Tim Farrell the port's executive director, according to port commissioners. Read More »

White paper highlights investment return on intermodal software

Intermodal operators and leasing companies investing in specialist fleet management systems, can achieve up to 50% return on investment (ROI) and a pay-back time of six months or less, according to Real Asset Management (RAM), the UK-based supplier of asset and business management solutions for the container and intermodal industries. Read More »

JICT inaugurates second stage expansion

The inauguration of the second stage of the Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT) expansion programme took place yesterday (May 27), increasing its handling capacity to 2.5m teu compared with 1.5m tues 10 years ago. The terminal is jointly owned by Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) Group and PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II. Read More »

ICTSI awarded Muara contract

International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) has been awarded a four-year contract to operate and maintain the Muara Container Terminal (MCT) in Brunei Darussalam, which has a capacity of 220,000 teus. Read More »

Dubai Maritime City Authority and ASPF activate MoU

Dubai Maritime City Authority recently met with the Arab Sea Ports Federation (ASPF) in Cairo to activate the memorandum of understanding, signed by both parties earlier this year, which aims to identify and capitalise on joint opportunities for cooperation and mutual growth. Read More »

Containerships selects Teesport as northern freight hub

Short-sea carrier Containerships has chosen NE England Teesport as its strategic freight hub for Northern Europe. A long-term customer of the port, the shipping line has linked its traditional Baltic routes with the Mediterranean short-sea services of Contaz, which it acquired in March. Read More »

New Port Management System for Zeeland Seaports

Last week the new Port Management Information System and Port Community System of Zeeland Seaport, PortXcs, went into operation. The system which was delivered by HITT Traffic (and sister company Klein Systems), supports the full administrative process and planning of ships and cargo in the Port of Zeeland Seaports. Read More »