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Maersk in discussion on 20,000 teu vessels

Maersk Line is understood to be in discussion with Asian shipbuilders for up to ten 20,000 teu ultra large container vessels (ULCVs) at a cost of around US$1.5bn, according to reports in the Wall Street Journal. Although the shipping company declined to comment, the move comes as no surprise in the industry following the announcements by other major shipping lines ... Read More »

Marseille Fos increases throughput by 7%

Growth was driven by the port’s two deep-sea Fos2XL container terminals

The French port of Marseille Fos increased container traffic by 7% in 2014 to 1.18m teu, a record figure for the South Coast port. This rise was driven by the port’s two deep-sea Fos2XL container terminals where volumes rose by 10%. At the largely shortsea terminal of Marseilles, on the other hand, throughput fell by 5%. In 2013, throughput had ... Read More »

CakeBoxx and Globe Tracker announce tie-up

Globe Tracker International, a provider of asset tracking, monitoring, remote management and data sharing services, has announced a strategic partnership with CakeBoxx Technologies, who make door-less intermodal shipping containers. Under the agreement, the companies will combine service and product offerings to supply pre-configured, off-the-shelf container/asset tracking solutions. CakeBoxx will offer its customers a factory installed Globe Tracker Communications Unit and ... Read More »

Port Everglades to strengthen its landside connections

Port Everglades believes that investment in transport connectivity will prevent landside congestion

Port Everglades is partnering with public and private entities on infrastructure improvements to improve connections with South Florida’s major highway and railroad systems. “Landside congestion plagues many seaports, but Port Everglades is fortunate to have direct interstate highway access and a strong partnership with the Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) that keeps commerce on the move,” said Port Everglades CEO and ... Read More »