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ICTSI posts record productivity in Manila

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has posted record productivity at its flagship Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) in the Philippines for August and September. MICT recorded an increase in berth productivity of 22% and 13% in August and September respectively, and the port attributed this success to its workers. MICT operations director Jay Valdez said: ““Management acknowledges the excellent ... Read More »

Orbcomm purchases transport solution company Blue Tree Systems

Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider Orbcomm has acquired Irish transportation solutions company Blue Tree Systems, along with its American, German and French subsidiaries. The Galway-based firm provides solutions for trucks, including refrigerated trucks, as well as refrigerated and dry trailers, and has more than 300 customers across North America, Europe and Australasia. Orbcomm’s CEO Marc Eisenberg ... Read More »

Gothenburg continues tariff freeze

Tariffs will remain at their 2015 level

Gothenburg Port Authority has announced port tariffs will remain unchanged for a third successive year, meaning the charges will remain at their 2015 level. The charges are levied on all vessels that call at the Swedish facility and are based on the vessel’s type and its gross tonnage. Money raised from the tariffs are used to finance a range of ... Read More »

Storm causes disruption in Durban

The MSC Ines briefly blocked Durban's channel. Credit: MarineTraffic

Port operations in Durban have ground to a halt as a result of a storm that has hit the South African city. Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), which operates the Port of Durban, has confirmed that all vessel movements at the facility have been suspended. TNPA’s marine service team and tugboats were called to action to help move the 6,880 ... Read More »

Port of Antwerp joins plastic reduction initiative

The Port of Antwerp has joined a programme to organise measures for keeping the loss of pellets to a minimum, in an effort to keep plastic out of the environment. Plastic products are made from polymers, usually delivered in the form of small pellets, and Antwerp is the main polymer hub in Europe for the production, handling and distribution of plastic ... Read More »

DCT Gdansk announces three-year expansion plan

The terminal will add two STS cranes and five RTGs

Poland’s only deep-water container terminal, DCT Gdansk, has announced plans for further expansion worth PLN 280m (US$76.3m), which will be completed within three years. DCT Gdansk, which began operations in 2007, will add a further two ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and a further five rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, as well as additional yard area. The gate complex will also be fully ... Read More »

Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals orders 18 RTGs

PSA-subsidiary Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals has ordered 18 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from Konecranes in addition to a prior order for 18 RTGs and 4 rail-mounted gantry (RMG) cranes. The latter set will be delivered by the end of this year, which nine RTGs will be delivered by August 2018 and the final nine units by the end of next ... Read More »

SSA Marine takes APMT’s lease in Tacoma

SSA Marine has strengthened its presence in the Seattle/Tacoma port complex

APM Terminals (APMT) Tacoma has transferred its lease to a joint venture between SSA Marine and Matson Lines, called SSAT. APMT’s lease was valid until the end of 2017 but contractual language allowed the lease transfer. The facility was primarily used by the Matson Alaska Service, with twice-weekly sailings between Tacoma, Anchorage and Kodiak, Alaska, and a weekly service between Tacoma ... Read More »

More Konecranes equipment for CSX Intermodal Terminals

CSX Intermodal Terminals (CSXIT) has made a further order of Konecranes equipment which will take its total number of Konecranes machines to 27 by December 2017. CSXIT, a subsidiary of CSX Corporation, has been working with Konecranes since 2012 and made the most recent order in spring 2017. Since August eight pieces of Konecranes equipment arrived, with a further three ... Read More »

PSA Sines orders STS crane from Paceco

The terminal already has nine STS cranes

Paceco Espana has been appointed by PSA Sines Terminal XXI to design, construct and assemble a ship-to-shore (STS) crane capable of handling the world’s largest ships. The ‘Portainer Malaccamax’ crane has an outreach of 24 rows of containers and a height under spreader of 48 m. The terminal currently has natural depth of 17 m, a quay length of 946 ... Read More »