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Oakland sets monthly record

The previous record was set last July

The Port of Oakland handled 87,207 teu in June, an increase of 8.7% year-on-year and a new monthly record for the US facility. The Port attributed the performance to the peak season – most Asian imports are shipped in the summer-autumn period – and also to the possibility of importers ordering aggressively ahead of the tariffs that were imposed this ... Read More »

Long Beach to invest in green equipment

The US’s Port of Long Beach will invest US$5.3m in green-energy equipment for two of its terminals as part of transition to zero-emission operations. The grant was provided by the California Air Resources Board and will see two battery-electric top-handlers go into use at SSA Marine’s Pacific Container Terminal and one fuel cell yard tractor, one battery-electric top handler and one ... Read More »

Charleston volumes up 3% in fiscal year

Charleston has two container terminals

The Port of Charleston handled a record 2.2m teu during the 2018 fiscal year, a 3% increase over the previous fiscal year. The port’s authority, the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA), also announced that the 201,163 teu handled in June 2018 was the single highest month for container volumes in the port’s history, and a 10% increase over June 2017. ... Read More »

Main Manila terminal upgrades TOS

The Philippines Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) has upgraded its terminal operating system (TOS) to Navis N4 3.4 as part of an US$80m improvement project. MICT, operated by International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), announced the project after handling more than 2m teu in 2016, a company milestone. Mark Welles, vice president and general manager for Asia, said: “The ability to ... Read More »

Gdansk to improve intermodal network

The EU will co-fund the project

Poland’s Port of Gdansk will construct an additional rail track at the Deepwater Container Terminal (DCT) as part of a road and rail network expansion. The project to upgrade the road and rail system at the Outer Port, which houses DCT Gdansk, will be co-funded by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), one of the European Union (EU)’s funding bodies. Lukasz ... Read More »

Yilport volumes up in first half of 2018

Yilport Leixões

Yilport’s facilities registered a 4.6% increase in volumes in the first half of 2018, handling 3.2m teu. The growth was largely driven by the operator’s performance in Latin America, Turkey and at the Malta Freeport. The Turkish company operates two facilities in Latin America, Puerto Bolívar in Ecuador and the Port of Paita in Peru. At Puerto Bolívar volumes rose ... Read More »

CVS Ferrari launches cloud-based data-tracking

CVS Ferrari has made its remote monitoring system (RMS), which allows customers to track operational parameters online in real time, available in the cloud. Real time modelling of machine status and in-cab display is also available, as is equipment and fleet GPS tracking. RMS also offers a two-way communication system, allowing users to remotely perform functional tests on the machine ... Read More »

Tanger Med enjoys strong half year

Tanger Med port complex

Container traffic increased by 7% at the Port of Tanger Med in the first half of 2018 as the hub, located by the Strait of Gibraltar, recorded growth in most categories apart from passengers. The port’s two container terminals, run by Eurogate and APM Terminals, handled 1,668,566 teu in the first six months of the year. Vehicle traffic was up by ... Read More »

TGI Maritime Software launches new yard management modules

TGI Maritime Software has launched two complementary modules allowing yard optimisation and hazardous container management in a secure way. The hazardous management module has been developed to manage and set entry, allotment, berth and stacking prohibitions. It also manages maximum plane height constraints and storage restrictions. Users can also visualise and configure segregation distances between hazardous containers, configurable from two ... Read More »