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Volumes up in South Carolina

South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) handled 167,398 teu in January, reporting growth of 1.8% over the fiscal year beginning last July. SCPA president and CEO Jim Newsome said: “Strength in global container trade continues to drive increases in the Port’s container volumes, and at the current pace SCPA is on track to achieve a combined 12 percent growth rate over ... Read More »

Port of Antwerp to appoint representative in Britain ahead of Brexit

The Port of Antwerp will appoint a full-time representative in the UK, based in London, in order to keep in closer touch with the economic situation there now that Brexit is looming closer. Attracting additional sources of trade and cargo will also form part of the new port representative’s job. Luc Arnouts, the port authority’s international networks manager, said: “The ... Read More »

Transhipment up by 20% in Colombo

Jaya Container Terminal (JCT), which is run by Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA)

 The Port of Colombo has recorded a strong start to 2018, with transhipment volumes up by 20.4% at its three main terminals in January. Collectively, Colombo International Container Terminal (CICT), South Asia Gateway Terminal (SAGT) and Jaya Container Terminal (JCT) handled 436,303 teu of transhipment volumes in January, well over the 362,451 teu recorded in the same month last year. ... Read More »

Hyperloop connecting Port of Mumbai with Pune on the cards

The project will enter a procurement stage after a six month feasibility study

The Indian state of Maharashtra has signed an agreement with Virgin Hyperloop One, announcing its intent to build the first hyperloop route in India, potentially linking Jawaharlal Nehru Port with Pune. According to the developers, the system will have the potential for the rapid movement of palletised freight and light cargo between the Port of Mumbai and Pune, creating a ... Read More »

Avanza trials Daikin’s Active CA for avocados

Avocado supplier Avanza has completed a trial with Daikin Reefer using Active Controlled Atmosphere (CA) technology on a proof of concept shipment of 6,500 kg avocados between the ports of Tauranga, New Zealand, and Busan, Korea. The trial took place in December, towards the end of the New Zealand avocado season, which runs from September to January. By slowing down ... Read More »

Twill takes first customer booking in India

Twill launched in April 2017

Digital freight forwarder Twill has taken its first customer booking in India, having identified it as a target export country. Later this year India will also be made an import country on the platform, which was launched in April 2017. Twill, which is partnered with Damco, is now present in eight countries, and alongside this continuous roll-out the platform is ... Read More »

Contargo opens first branch office in Duisburg

Contargo Rail Services (CRS) has begun offering its services for the rail transport of goods at a newly-established Agency and Coordination Point in Duisburg. The company is offering commercial and schedule processing of trains for customers, as well as providing full coordination services for the transports of third parties. Andreas Mager, co-managing director of CRS. Said: “Agency services are one ... Read More »

Bin Sulayem: DP World has no plans to invest in America

DP World CEO Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem said the operator has ruled out investing in American ports for the time being. Bin Sulayem said operational costs in America were too high but refused to rule out future investments in a wide-ranging interview with CNBC. Bin Sulayem said: “The problem is the port operation in the States is more expensive than ... Read More »

Trump announces US$1.5tn infrastructure plan

Port projects are targeted in the infrastructure plan

President Trump has announced an infrastructure program which he claimed would ‘stimulate’ at least US$1.5tn in new investments, including for port projects. However the program, outlined in a 55-page legislative document, would not see the US government invest US$1.5tn directly if approved by Congress. Instead it would authorise spending US$200bn on projects, which Trump hopes would then stimulate US states ... Read More »