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Khalifa Port Container Terminal adds new service to its network

The ‘Hyundai Bangkok’ has made its maiden call at Khalifa Port Container Terminal

Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT) has announced that Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM)’s Korea Middle East Service (KMS) has been added to its growing network list and started calling at the port on Saturday (5 September). HMM has increased its services at the terminal by adding KMS, which made its maiden call to the terminal with the 6,800 teu ... Read More »

APM Terminals to acquire Grup Maritim TCB and its 11 container terminals

APM Terminals (APMT) is to acquire a majority stake in the terminal operator, Grup Maritim TCB, and its container terminal portfolio in Europe and Latin America. Grup Maritim TCB has 11 container terminals with an annual throughput capacity of 4.3m teu and an estimated annual container volume of 3.5m teu. The Barcelona-based company consists of Spanish container terminal concessions in ... Read More »

The Port of Gothenburg announces a marginal increase in its Q2 container traffic

Container traffic increased by 2% in Q2. Credit: Port of Gothenburg.

The Port of Gothenburg has announced an increase of 2% in its container traffic during the second quarter of 2015 compared with the corresponding period last year. The Swedish port announced in its six-monthly report published today (07 September) that its container freight volumes went up to 213,000 teu in the three-month period from April to June 2015 from 209,000 ... Read More »

Five major port operators collaborate to raise environmental awareness

Five of the world’s largest port operators have launched in conjunction with the Port of Rotterdam Authority (PRA) the first ever joint industry environmental initiative of this magnitude. The initiative, called ‘Go Green’, is focused on promoting environmental awareness and make a sustainable difference in the communities in which the companies operate. The campaign, which will take place between 14 ... Read More »

Global Ports appoints new CEO with controversial past

Baumgertner was arrested in August 2013

Russian terminal operator Global Ports Investments has announced that Vladislav Baumgertner has succeeded Alexander Nazarchuk as CEO from 17 August. After being invited for a meeting with Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko, Baumgertner was arrested in Minsk in August 2013, on charges of “abusive exercise of power and abuse of office” in his role as chairman of Belarusian Potash Company (BPC). ... Read More »

Russian logistics company announces huge fall in revenue and throughput

Russian transportation and logistics company Far-Eastern Shipping Company PLC. (FESCO) has announced a 25.3% fall in revenue in the six months to 30 June 2015 in line with the negative market trends in the country. In its interim results, the company reported that its revenue went down from US$513.1m in the first half of 2014 to US$383.4m in the first ... Read More »

Conductix-Wampfler offers fully electric RTGs

German energy and data transmission supplier Conductix-Wampfler has announced that it is now offering port operators and crane manufacturers a full E-RTG system, which enables the fully electric operation of rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs). The new system, which is already operational at the Port of Tanjung Pelepas in Malaysia, enables cranes to travel up to 1,500 m on power from ... Read More »

ICTSI implements container booking system in Manila

A truck ban caused congestion at the Port of Manila last year

Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) has begun implementing a vehicle appointment system in the Port of Manila, hoping to reduce the need for local government to implement truck bans. Terminal Appointment Booking System (TABS), which officially launches next month, is an electronic platform for booking containers in the two international ports of Manila. The system is being introduced to reduce ... Read More »

India’s major ports hit by 24-hour nationwide strike

Operations were unaffected at Gateway Terminals India (GTI)

Unionised dockworkers held a 24-hour strike yesterday (2 September) disrupting operations at India’s 11 state-owned major ports, including Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNP), the largest in the country. In particular, the state-run Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT) ground to a halt as port workers participated in nationwide action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s labour reforms. However, according to an industry ... Read More »