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Two RTGs to be delivered to Kláipeda

Paceco España has signed a contract to deliver two “Transtainer” rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes to Klaipedos Konteineriu Terminalas in Kláipeda, Lithuania. The Volvo diesel cranes have 16 wheels with a width of 6+1 containers and 5+1 height.  The cranes are able to handle 41-tonne containers under a spreader. An automation package is available to convert these Transtainers into automatic RTGs, should ... Read More »

Orbcomm launches new cold chain monitoring solution

Orbcomm has launched a new generation of its cold chain monitoring solution, the PT 6000, version, enabling fuel and temperature management, maintenance and regulatory compliance for refrigerated transport assets. The solution, which is available as a 3G or LTE cellular or dual-mode satellite-cellular version, can remotely set reefer temperature, change reefer state and initiate a defrost with two-way commands. It ... Read More »

South Carolina Ports posts record July

The SCPA operates facilities in Charleston, Georgetown and Greer

South Carolina Ports recorded its strongest July on record after container volumes rose by 13% year-a-year. The US East Coast port handled 182,411 teu over the month, beating the previous record of 177,265 teu set in July 2016. The port has now handled 1.3m teu since the start of the calendar year began, compared to last year’s figure of 1.14m ... Read More »

New service between Qatar and Kuwait

Milaha has launched the first direct feeder service between Qatar and Kuwait, as it seeks new partners following the blockade imposed by several Gulf countries including Saudi Arabia and the UAE. The state-owned Qatari shipping company currently has services calling at Sohar and Salalah in Oman and Nhava Sheva, Mundra and Kandla in India. The Kuwait Qatar Express Service (KQX), ... Read More »

Cyber attack could cost Maersk US$300m

Maersk CEO Soren Skou

Maersk has announced that the June NotPetya cyberattack could cost the company up to US$300m, but remains upbeat after underlying profit nearly tripled year-on-year. The damage caused by NotPetya is estimated to fall between US$200m and US$300m, the majority of which will come out of Maersk’s third quarter profits due to the delayed impact on volumes and IT. In its ... Read More »

PIL, PSA and IBM to collaborate on blockchain solutions

The agreement was signed at the Singapore Regional Business Forum

Pacific International Lines (PIL), PSA International and IBM Singapore (IBM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to trial blockchain-related solutions. The Singapore-based carrier and terminal operator have become the latest companies in the supply chain to trial the technology, with Maersk beginning work with IBM earlier this year. The companies will explore and trial proof of concept (POC) blockchain-based ... Read More »

Throughput growth drives strong half year for HHLA

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) recorded strong growth across the board in its half year results, largely prompted by a 12% increase in container throughput. The group, which operates three terminals in Hamburg, posted revenue growth of 9% to €622.8m (US$729.5), while the Port Logistics subgroup’s operating result (EBIT) grew by just over 54% to  €90.6m ($106.046). This makes ... Read More »

Drewry: World container trade back on track

World container trade appears to be back on track after two lean years according to Drewry, with global throughput increasing by 6.6% in the first six months of 2017 across its sample of 150 ports. The consultancy had forecast growth of 4.1% over 2017 but if trade maintains its pace for the remainder of the year, this will be the ... Read More »

COSCO ship runs aground blocking Antwerp Port

The vessel became a tourist attraction before being moved

A ship which ran aground on the banks of the River Scheldt, blocking access to the Port of Antwerp, has now been moved. Ocean traffic to and from the Port of Antwerp was halted after a 14,000 teu vessel ran aground but it was successfully moved on the evening of August 14. The Western Scheldt had been closed to larger ships before ... Read More »

DP World and Suez Canal establish joint company

The heads of DP World and the Suez Canal Authority with Egypt's President Sisi

DP World and the General Authority of the Suez Canal have created a joint company to implement a series of projects in Egypt. The Dubai-based operator plans to carry out an integrated investment plan in the country by establishing an integrated industrial, logistic and commercial zone in the canal’s economic zone. DP World operates Sokhna container port, which sits south ... Read More »