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Maersk Line and Hamburg Süd enter East-West trade slot purchase agreement

The agreement is not related to Maersk Line's acquisition of Hamburg Süd

Maersk Line and Hamburg Süd have agreed a slot purchase agreement for Hamburg Süd’s volumes on the East-West trades to be shipped on vessels in the 2M network. Due to changes in the global liner alliances, the agreement follows commercial negotiations in anticipation of the termination of Hamburg Süd’s current slot purchase arrangements on the East-West trades. Although Maersk Line ... Read More »

Port of Oakland to spend US$600m on new projects

The Port of Oakland has outlined a US$600m spending plan featuring investments in rail, a refrigerated warehouse and a terminal expansion. The port’s maritime director John Driscoll told an American Association of Port Authorities conference that the port would team with private developers and public agencies to modernise its infrastructure. “We’re building for growth in a shipping industry that is ... Read More »

Haifa Port handles it largest ship

The ship is part of a 2M Alliance weekly service

Haifa Port’s Carmel Terminal, Israel, has received a call by the largest ship ever docked in the country. The 13,092 teu Maersk Elba links ports in South Korea, China and Singapore to Haifa Port, continuing from there to the Adriatic ports as part of a weekly service operated by the 2M Alliance, which includes Maersk and the Mediterranean Shipping Company ... Read More »

HHLA to assist India on inland waterways

HHLA has inland waterway experience from working on the Rhine

India’s Inland Waterway Authority has contracted HHLA subsidiaries Uniconsult Universal Transport Consulting and HPC Hamburg Port Consulting to help towards increasing inland waterway traffic in the country. The aim is to use waterways to take the strain off road and rail infrastructure in some parts of India. Hartmut Beyer, managing director of Uniconsult, said: “Compared to other countries, India has ... Read More »

Navis N4 goes live in Mozambique

US-based terminal operating system (TOS) provider Navis N4 system has gone live at the Port of Beira, Mozambique. According to a company statement, Cornelder de Moçambique (CdM), which operates the port’s container and general cargo terminals, decided to replace its existing TOS as it was unable to support the facilities’ future business requirements, including automation and business intelligence. The new ... Read More »

Transhipment boosts Barcelona volumes

The Port of Barcelona handled 2.2m teu in the financial year of 2016, representing container volume growth of 14.5%, largely due to a significant rise in transhipment. Transhipment increased by 47% to 431,750 teu, as the segment continued its trend of recovery since being severely affected during the financial crisis. Export container numbers grew by 3.8% to 683,527 teu while ... Read More »

CMA CGM prepares for global sulphur cap

The partnership will last three years

CMA CGM has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with oil and gas company Total to gear up for the stricter fuel regulations which will affect the global shipping industry from 2020. The three-year MoU will involve combined efforts to develop solutions to make container vessels more-environmentally friendly in preparation for the global sulphur cap, which will require ships trading ... Read More »

Eurogate volumes flat in 2016

Wilhelmshaven was Eurogate's best performing location

Eurogate Group had a stable 2016, with total volumes 14.6m teu across its global terminals, marking a slight improvement over the previous year. A company statement noted: “While the first six months of 2016 got off to a promising start, in the second half-year the turbulences in the shipping industry impacted on the total handling volume of the Eurogate Group.” ... Read More »

New Federal Maritime Commission chairman appointed

Republican maritime industry veteran Michael A. Khouri has been appointed as acting chairman of the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) by the recently-elected US President Donald Trump. Khouri, which has a 45-year experience in the maritime sector and was appointed an FMC commissioner by the USA’s former President Barack Obama in 2009, replaced the Democrat Mario Cordero, which held the ... Read More »