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Auckland considers automation

Ports of Auckland could become the first automated container port in New Zealand

Ports of Auckland could become the first automated container port in New Zealand if consultations with staff on the proposal proceed satisfactorily. CEO, Tony Gibson said: “Auckland freight growth is relentless. To handle it we’ve pushed our performance to world class levels but we’re reaching the limit of what we can do with our current technology. We need more room.  ... Read More »

Lack of large automation projects hits Terex backlog

Ronald DeFeo said Terex's ports business is turning around

The Terex Corporation has attributed a 27% fall in the backlog of its ports sector business to an absence of large automation project orders. The backlog of the company’s Material Handling and Port Solutions (MHPS) was down 27% year-on-year in the second quarter, from US$865m to US$631m. Speaking to investors, the group’s CEO Ronald DeFeo said: “Much of this change ... Read More »

APMT purchases Vado Ligure Reefer Terminal

APM Terminals (APMT) has announced that it has purchased Vado Ligure Reefer Terminal in North-Western Italy, near Genoa, from the GF Group. The terms and the price of the deal were not disclosed. Reefer Terminal, which APMT said has been the largest refrigerated terminal in the Mediterranean for more than 30 years, handles 600,000 pallets a year as well as ... Read More »

Final approval for Seattle and Tacoma alliance

The Northwest Seaport Alliance between Seattle and Tacoma came into existence on  August 4 after it was approved by the commissions of both ports. A Port Development Authority (PDA) will be formed to promote the Alliance’s marine cargo operations. The two ports will conduct joint business planning and marketing but will remain separate organisations, retaining ownership of their respective assets. The Alliance ... Read More »

Suez Canal expansion inaugurated with promises of further development

Two CMA CGM vessels led the inaugural procession

Egypt’s ruler Abdel Fattah el-Sisi inaugurated the “New” Suez Canal yesterday (6 August) at a grand ceremony on the banks of the canal. A 35 km stretch of the canal’s central section has been widened so that two ships can pass each other at the same time. A 37 km stretch has been deepened to a depth of 66 ft (20 m) ... Read More »

Suez Canal Container Terminal CEO calls for Sisi commitment

Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT)

Klaus Holm Laursen, CEO of Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT) hopes that Egyptian ruler Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi will show his support for the Suez Canal Zone (SCZ) and an access channel to connect SCCT with the Suez Canal when he inaugurates the newly expanded canal later today. “Anything that would send a strong signal of progress on the SCZ is what ... Read More »

CMA CGM set to increase capacity of North Europe to Latin America route

French shipping company CMA CGM has taken delivery of the second of three vessels which will be added to its service between North Europe and Latin America. The 2,100 teu capacity CMA CGM Marseille and two other vessels will be added to the fleet sailing between Algeciras, Rotterdam, Tilbury, Rouen, Le Havre, Philipsburg, Port of Spain, Degrad des Cannes, Belem, Fortaleza, ... Read More »

Hunger strike hits Gateway Terminals India

An RTG strike has hit Gateway Terminals India

A hunger strike and slowdown by outsourced RTG operators at Gateway Terminals India (GTI) has severely disrupted the terminal’s operations. According to an NYK Line customer advisory, operations at the terminal came to a standstill at 7am local time on 4 August, after an unsuccessful meeting between workers and management the previous day. The RTG operators, who have previously been on ... Read More »

Hutchison to increase capacity of its Oman terminal to 5.3m teu

Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) has announced that it will increase the capacity of its Oman International Container Terminal (OICT) to 5.3m teu from the current 2.3m teu. Around US$300m will be invested in  the container terminal by 2019, including US$184m which has already been invested, as it tries to capitalise on the closure of the neighboring Port Sultan Qaboos. The ... Read More »