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Vessel collides with harbour wall at Jebel Ali

A container vessel has collided with the harbour wall at Jebel Ali Port, Terminal 1, striking the leg of a quay crane and causing it to fall. A second crane was also shifted off its rails during the incident but remained upright and stable. The incident resulted in one moderate and nine minor injuries, but no fatalities. A man with ... Read More »

DP World London Gateway to open new storage yard

DP World London Gateway is set to open a new off-dock container storage yard at the Port of London, UK. The five ha yard, which will be operated and managed by Solent Stevedores, will be located on Berth 7, outside of the terminal’s ISPS perimeter and adjacent to the port’s main gate. The new facility, for which works are set ... Read More »

New container terminal to be built in Cambodia

The terminal will increase the port's annual capacity to 1m teu

A US$200m container terminal is expected to be built at the main deep sea port of Cambodia, local media reported. The Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (SAP)’s new container facilities, which are part of an expansion project expected to be completed by 2022, will increase the port’s annual capacity to around 1m teu. The new development is set to meet increasing growth in the ... Read More »

DP World signs MoU to develop logistics in India

DP World plans to invest US$1bn in Indian logistics over the next few years

DP World has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India’s National Investment and Infrastructure (NIIF) to help to develop the country’s logistics sector. The terminal operator announced in February 2016 that it was seeking opportunities in India worth over US$1bn over the next few years. This will be aimed at projects including development of port infrastructure under the government’s ... Read More »

Tecon Rio Grande upgrades to N4 TOS

Tecon Rio Grande (RG) has upgraded to Navis’s N4 terminal operating system (TOS) as part of an investment programme in new equipment, totalling more than US$40m. The developments at the terminal in southern Brazil are expected to increase productivity by 45% according to the TOS provider. The facility, which is a subsidiary of Wilson Sons Group, manages 98% of the ... Read More »

Konecranes receives RTGs order from the Cayman Islands

Konecranes has signed an agreement with the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands for the delivery of two Boxhunter rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes. The new units, which will be the first Boxhunter RTGs to be operated in the Caribbean, will be delivered to the Port of George Town in mid-2018. The cranes will be used for container handling at an ... Read More »

Federal Maritime Commission rejects merger of Japanese carriers

NYK Line would hold a 38% stake in the new JV

The US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has unanimously rejected an agreement among the three biggest Japanese container carriers to form a joint container shipping service. The Tripartite Agreement was filed by K Line, MOL and NYK on March 24 this year to seek authority for sharing information with each other in advance of starting operations as a new business entity ... Read More »

Cartagena receives six new cranes

The Port of Cartagena’s Terminal de Contenedores de Cartagena (Contecar), Colombia, has received six new super post-Panamax gantry cranes manufactured by ZPMC. The delivery of the new cranes marks the completion of the port’s investment project in its infrastructure, equipment and IT to prepare for the handling of larger ships following the opening of the expanded Panama Canal in June ... Read More »

Maersk deploys first of 27 new vessels ordered

Madrid Maersk is the first of 11 2nd generation Triple-E vessels

The first of 27 vessels ordered by Maersk Line in 2015 to enter service has made its first call at the Port of Tianjin, China. The 20,568 teu Madrid Maersk is also the first in a series of 11 2nd generation Triple-E vessels. The carrier, which deploys the ship in its Asia-Europe service network, is set to take delivery of ... Read More »