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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Los Angeles adopts 2014-15 budget

The Port of Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Board of Harbour Commissioners has approved a US$9389m fiscal year (FY) annual budget for the Port of Los Angeles. Nearly US$350m, or 37%, of the approved budget will go toward capital expenditures to help the port maintain its global competitive position, create jobs and enhance economic development in the local community and greater Los Angeles region. The ... Read More »

Dover hopes to increase powers

The Dover Harbour Board has submitted a Harbour Revision Order (HRO) to the government in order to increase its powers and deliver on its firm commitment to play a major role in the regeneration of both port and town. Tim Waggott, the port’s chief executive, said: “This is a great moment for the port and for Dover.  It represents a ... Read More »

Liverpool to host world’s largest conros

ACL's new vessels will be delivered from mid-2015

Atlantic Container Line (ACL) has chosen the Port of Liverpool as the UK port of call for its new five-strong fleet of the world’s largest ro-ro/container ships (conros) after a review of potential schedules, market potential and opportunities for its North Atlantic Services Peel Ports Group retained the transatlantic services and will make a £10m investment in Liverpool to widen ... Read More »

PSA International opens new terminal

PSA International’s LYG-PSA Container Terminal (LPCT) was officially opened yesterday by Lianyungang Municipal Party Committee Member and director-general of Lianyungang Port Authority Wu Yi Qiao, Lianyungang Port Group (LPG) Chairman Bai Li Qun and PSA International Group CEO Tan Chong Meng. The terminal marks PSA International’s first collaboration with Lianyungang Port Group. When it is fully developed, LPCT will have ... Read More »

Bechtel announces results of wash research

Bechtel has announced the results of a joint-industry study to improve the safety of shipping ports, revealing that that in restricted waters, the wash from passing ships can exert large forces on moored vessels, mooring lines and fender loads, creating dangerous conditions. The research also concluded that the forces from the wash are directly influenced by the shape of the ... Read More »

Maersk Line voices support for Nicaragua Canal

The Olivia Maersk transits the Panama Canal

Maersk Line has become the first major carrier to publicly voice support for a Nicaragua Canal, a project which has been met with much scepticism from the wider world. “Building a Nicaragua Canal seems to make good sense,” Keith Svendsen, the line’s head of daily operations, told ShippingWatch. “The canal is projected to have room for the biggest ships, while ... Read More »

P3 gets European go-ahead

The European Union has given the P3 Alliance the all clear to begin operations having found no anti-competitive impact, reports the International Transport Journal. “At this stage, the Commission does not intend to open proceedings in relation to P3 or G6,” said Antoine Colombani, Commission spokesman for competition policy, referencing the alliance of Maersk Line, MSC and CMA CGM and ... Read More »

Latin shippers confront new reefer reality

Expect and adapt to the reality of bigger ships, more alliances and continued slow steaming in the Latin reefer container trades. This was a central message from Julian Thomas, CEO Region East Coast South America for Hamburg Süd and Aliança, in his keynote address to shippers and other members of the Latin perishable logistics community at the 1st Cool Logistics Americas conference in Sâo Paulo. ... Read More »

APMT to upgrade Aqaba logistics platform

The new facility will add an additional 11 ha

APM Terminals, operator of Aqaba Container Terminal has announced plans to upgrade the supply chain capabilities of its subsidiary, Aqaba Logistics Village (ALV) to serve the growing demand from importers and exporters for more efficient logistics services. ALV is currently 13 ha in size and experiencing strong customer demand due its optimal location. The new facility will add 11 ha and ... Read More »