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Abu Dhabi Terminals punch through 2m teu at Khalifa

ADT has experienced 20% year-on-year growth

Two years after starting operations, Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), which manages and operates Khalifa Port Container Terminal, the first semi-automated advanced container terminal in the Middle East, has celebrated handling 2m teu. The milestone surpasses the company’s initial target, representing a 20% year-on-year increase in containers handled by ADT, driven by strong increases in both imports and exports, with volume ... Read More »

Phoenix introduces the EcoMod 450

Phoenix Products has introduced what it calls ‘its brightest idea yet’ – the EcoMod 450 LED floodlight, suitable for use in ports and terminals. The fixture is the latest edition to the company’s EcoMod series; with an output of up to 41,250 lumens the new model replaces up to 1500W HID conventional floodlights and can be used in new or ... Read More »

Jaxport invests in the future

Jaxport has finalised a US$37.6m contract for three new cranes

The US port of Jaxport in Jacksonville has finalised a US$37.6m contract to purchase three new ship-to-shore (STS) cranes from Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co. (ZPMC) for Blount Island Marine Terminal. With the cranes due to be operation by 2016, ZPMC will deliver and set-up of the units that will significantly increase the terminal’s cargo-handling capability.  The Florida Department of ... Read More »

Crowley’s LNG ConRo ships under construction

Construction has started on the first two liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered, combination container – roll- on/roll-off (ConRo) ‘Commitment Class’ ships for Crowley’s Puerto Rico/Caribbean liner services. The 219.5 m long, 32.3 m beam and 10 m draught vessels have been designed to maximise the carriage of containers, having a cargo capacity of approximately 2,400 teu, with additional space for nearly ... Read More »

Third quarter growth for Antwerp and Rotterdam

The two largest Benelux ports, the Port of Antwerp and the Port of Rotterdam, reported container throughput growth of 5.0% and 4.2% growth respectively in the first nine months of the year. Antwerp has handled 6,725,777 teu, with container volume rising by 6.0% to 81,127,972 tonnes while Rotterdam dealt with 9,213,118 teu despite a slow start to the year. Allard ... Read More »

APMT denies union claims of “victory” at Aqaba Container Terminal

The International Transport Workers’ Federation and APM Terminals dispute the outcome of contract negotiations at Aqaba Container Terminal

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has claimed a victory in a dispute over contract changes at Aqaba Container Terminal, which the terminal operator APM Terminals (APMT) has disputed. Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT), which is part-owned by APMT, has been negotiating a new collective contract with its workers’ union, ITF-affiliated General Union of Port Workers (GUPW) since March 2014. The ... Read More »

Jebel Ali’s new container terminal welcomes first ship

Terminal operator DP World has welcomed the first scheduled vessel at its new Container Terminal 3 at Jebel Ali, Dubai. The ‘APL Phoenix’ called at the terminal, which will add 4m teu to Jebel Ali’s capacity, when fully operational, taking the port’s total capacity to 19m teu. In a statement, DP World said that the US$850m terminal’s 18 m draught ... Read More »

N4 go-live at MTL’s Kwai Tsing Container Port

MTL implemented N4 at Da Chan Bay last year

Navis has announced the successful implementation of its N4 terminal operating system (TOS) at Modern Terminals Limited (MTL) in Kwai Tsing Container Port, Hong Kong. The TOS go-live is the culmination of two years of collaboration and the successful implementation highlights MTL’s mission of serving as the preferred world-class terminal and supply chain services company. MTL is a leading container ... Read More »

New post-Panamax service between the US east coast and South America

A shipping service connecting the east coasts of the Americas has been launched, with seven post-Panamax vessels to call the north-south trade route. The ‘New Tango’ service includes Hamburg Süd/Aliança, Hapag-Lloyd/ CSAV and two new carriers in the area, NYK and Yang Ming. Among the new vessels is the Monte Rosa, a post-Panamax ship with a capacity of 5,550 teu, ... Read More »