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Maersk Line completes Hamburg Süd acquisition

The Monte Olivia (left) and Olivia Mærsk (right) in Cartagena

Maersk Line has obtained the final regulatory approval required to close its €3.7bn (US$4.4bn) acquisition of Hamburg Süd, with the aim of realising operational synergies of US$350-400m from 2019. The Korea Fair Trade Commission’s approval was the final step cleared in a regulatory approval process involving 23 jurisdictions. Søren Skou, CEO of A.P. Moller – Maersk, said: “With the final ... Read More »

APM Terminals commits to Ghana road safety

APM Terminals (APMT) has signed an agreement to maximise road safety around its new port in the Ghanian city of Tema. The company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ghanian government and road safety charity Amend. The deal commits APMT to ensure port access roads and highways, which will handle the inland transportation from the port, are ... Read More »

HHLA introduces slot-booking for Hamburg trucks

As ships get bigger in Hamburg, so do peaks in truck visits

Hamburg Hafen Und Logistik (HHLA) has launched a policy which means trucks can only enter its terminals if they have booked a slot for their visit. The slot-booking process is part of the “Fuhre 4.0” initiative – a move by HHLA to develop digital solutions for intelligent container transport. In recent years, the capacity of the container ships handled at ... Read More »

Thermo King introduces new energy logging software

Reefer company Thermo King has launched new software for its Magnum Plus reefers with the MP-4000 controller. The new energy-logging software will be standard on all new units beginning in 2018 and is available for all existing Magnum Plus reefers through a software update. “From the beginning, our technology was built to deliver the highest efficiency, maximum cooling capacity and ... Read More »

Carrier Transicold reefers become even colder

Some of the Seaco NaturaLine units

Reefer manufacturer Carrier Transicold has announced that its NaturaLINE reefers can now reach new levels of coldness. The reefers can now achieve and maintain a temperature of -40 degrees Celsius, which is also -40 degrees Fahrenheit. The company’s senior product manager for global container refrigeration, Jim Taeckens, said: “The minus 40 C capability can help shipping lines – especially those seeking ... Read More »

CMA CGM completes transition from father to son

Rodolphe Saadé, CMA CGM Group executive officer

The founder of CMA CGM has announced that his son will take over his position as chairman of the board. Rodolphe Saadé has been Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Marseilles-based company since February 2017 but will now be both CEO and chair. His 80-year old father Jacques Saadé said: “To prepare the future, last February 7th I appointed Rodolphe Saadé to ... Read More »

Formula One star deepens Konecranes advertising deal

Konecranes has announced that it will be an “official partner” of Finnish Formula One driver Valtteri Bottas in the 2018 season. The company will put its logo on Bottas’s race overalls, website and social media as well as using advertising, videos and events to advertise the partnership. Konecranes CEO Panu Routila said: “We are very excited about this partnership with ... Read More »

PSA partners with University on Tuas automation

Singapore-based terminal operator PSA has teamed up with the National University of Singapore (NUS) in order to develop automation technology for its new port of Tuas. A memorandum of understanding has been signed which pledges joint development of curricula and programmes for NUS’ computing and engineering faculties. These will be geared towards students working on areas such as data analytics, ... Read More »

Barcelona invests in electric cars and vans

Sixte Cambra and Jose Alberto Carbonell with the electric vehicles

The Port of Barcelona has invested about €926,000 (US$1.1m) on electric vehicles and charging points. The port has incorporated vehicles with electric motors into the port fleet and installed charging infrastructure, both for the port fleet and other electric vehicles which use the port area. The additions to the port fleet are 25 pure electric units, 17 Nissan Leaf cars and ... Read More »