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Monthly Archives: June 2016

PortMiami continues to expand its cargo services

PortMiami has welcomed the start of the Lone Star Express with the arrival of the 5,000 teu container vessel Maersk Danang. The Lone Star Express is part of a recently launched service between Asia and US Gulf and East Coast, which includes a weekly rotation at PortMiami. The service is part of the 2M Alliance, comprising Maersk Line and MSC. ... Read More »

Konecranes introduces the Boxporter RMG

The Boxporter cabin view

Also at TOC Europe in Hamburg on June 14, 2016 Konecranes introduced a new Rail Mounted Gantry (RMG) crane: Boxporter. According to a company statement, the new crane “offers the clearest view in intermodal container handling with its “smarter cabin”, which gives the operator superb visibility and comfort. It also gives the operator an extended view to truck and train ... Read More »

Puerto Lirquen opts for Navis N4 TOS

Navis has agreed a new N4 terminal operating system (TOS) licensing agreement with Chilean terminal Puerto Lirquen, the 50th Latin American terminal to choose the Navis TOS. According to a company statement, the terminal selected N4 to support its two primary goals: to increase terminal capacity and improve productivity. In addition, Puerto Lirquen “looks to optimise its operations and maintain ... Read More »

Terex’s triple presentation at Hamburg

The Terex Liftace 6-45 LS

Coinciding with this year’s TOC Europe in Hamburg, Germany on June 14, 2016 Terex Port Solutions (TPS) presented three new products: Terex Transace terminal tractors, Terex Liftace reachstackers and a newly designed training programme for harbour crane operators. Transace terminal tractors The new product line includes two variants for container transport from quay to container stackyard and one for ro-ro ... Read More »

EOIs invited to develop Colombo’s East Container Terminal

The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) has invited expressions of interest (EOI) to develop Colombo Port’s East Container Terminal (RCT) on a build-operate-transfer (BOT) basis. The terminal currently comprises a 440m long, 18 m deep quay, a 20 ha yard and supporting facilities developed by the SLPA. The concessionaire will have the advantage of utilising current container handling equipment “and ... Read More »

Indian container volumes rise

Throughput was down by 12% at APMT's Gateway Terminals India

Container volumes at India’s state-owned ports have risen year-on-year in April and May 2016. At the country’s 12 state-owned, so-called ‘major ports’, throughput was up 4% in this period. At the biggest of these ports however, Jawaharlal Nehru in Mumbai, growth was just 1% with the privately run facilities performing badly and the state-owned one performing well. At the private ... Read More »

Peel Ports introduces container weighing at Liverpool

The construction of weighbridges at the port of Liverpool is complete, as cargo owners gear up for the new Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) regulations on container weighing. Dynamic axle weighbridges have been installed at multi-lane autogates, linking with the terminal operating system (TOS) and able to automatically provide a verified gross mass (VGM) for the container. From July ... Read More »

CMA CGM’s offer to acquire NOL goes unconditional

CMA CGM’s offer to acquire Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) has been declared wholly unconditional as the Singapore-based carrier’s majority shareholders tendered shares in its acceptance. Temasek and its affiliates’ tender of all of their shares in NOL brought the French group’s stake in the company to 78.07%. The current stake include 10.79% of shares acquired in market purchases and 67.29% ... Read More »

APMT completes expansion of Pipavav

APMT Pipavav has a total land area of 631 ha

APM Terminals (APMT) has completed its capacity expansion project at Port Pipavav in Gujarat, India, a local newspaper reported. The expansion of APMT Pipavav, also known as Gujarat Pipavav Port, increased the facilities’ container handling capacity by 59% from 850,000 teu to 1.35m teu. The expansion project, which was worth a total of Rs. 400 crore (US$60m), included dredging, the ... Read More »