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Bolloré Ports signs up for Navis N4

French operator Bolloré Ports has implemented Navis’ N4 terminal operating system (TOS) at a terminal in south east India. The integration of N4 at the Dakshin Bharat Gateway Terminal (DBGT) at VO Chidambaranar Port is seen as the first step in global strategy to improve and streamline global operations at Bolloré Ports’ facilities. The implementation follows an agreement between Bolloré ... Read More »

European parliamentarians urge IMO to break deadlock

Four Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have warned the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) that the “clock is ticking” and that it must act on carbon emissions immediately. Like the small island states represented within the IMO, the European Parliament hopes an agreement to abolish carbon emissions in shipping by 2050 can be signed. However, a number of emerging economies ... Read More »

Cranes arrive at Felixstowe

The cranes arrived from Shanghai

The UK’s Port of Felixstowe has received its two remote control ship-to-shore (STS) cranes produced by China’s Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC). Felixstowe now has 33 cranes in total, but these are the first remote controlled units at the facility. Rather than being located in a cab on the crane, drivers of the remote-controlled models will be located at a ... Read More »

Hyundai Merchant Marine orders 20 vessels

The new vessels will double HMM's capacity

Korean carrier Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has ordered 20 new ships which will double its capacity to just under 700,000 teu. The company has ordered 12 vessels capable of carrying more than 20,000 teu and eight with a capacity of 14,000 teu, which have a combined total of more than 350,000 teu. According to Alphaliner, HMM has a current capacity of ... Read More »

Ocean Alliance launches Day Two Product

The Ocean Alliance has updated and upgraded its service offering and re-released it as the Ocean Alliance Day Two Product. The product offers 41 services with a capacity of 3.1m teu on a fleet of 331 container ships, with CMA CGM deploying 121 ships alone. A number of new services have been added: 20 transpacific services, four transatlantic services, six ... Read More »

DP World warns others over Djibouti involvement

DP World has warned other terminal operators against involving themselves at the Port of Djibouti following its eviction from the facility. DP World was removed from Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT) by the Djiboutian government earlier this year but the Dubai-based operator said that the concession agreement remains valid, and as such it still holds exclusivity rights at the facility. In ... Read More »

India’s largest facility hits record heights

APMT Mumbai is India's biggest container terminal

India’s biggest port handled a record 4.8m teu in 2017 after registering growth of 7.4%. APM Terminals (APMT) Mumbai, the biggest terminal in the both the port and India, also set a new record after handling 2.3m teu, 42% of the port’s total. Ravi Gaitonde, managing director of APMT Mumbai, said: “This success is a result of the cooperation extended ... Read More »

Yilport signs Letter of Intent with Gulfport Mississippi

The port has strong reefer potential according to Robert Yuksel Yildirim, CEO of Yilport Holding

Mississippi State Port Authority and Yilport Holding have executed a letter of intent (LoI) to allow for due diligence and negotiations regarding the potential location of the global terminal operator at the Port of Gulfport. With the Port of Gulfport nearing completion of the US$570m restoration project, Yilport would commit to investing in additional facility and equipment upgrades. This would ... Read More »

Feeder volumes boost throughput at Indian DP World facility

A DP World facility in south-west India recorded a 19% rise in volumes in the first quarter of 2018 after registering a monthly record in March. The India Gateway Terminal (IGTPL) in the Port of Cochin handled 52,000 teu in March and its operator, DP World, attributed the strong performances this year to improved feeder connectivity with Indian coastal ports ... Read More »

Zero-emissions port project launched in Long Beach

The RTGs will be converted into fully electric equipment

The Port of Long Beach, Southern California Edison (SCE) and the California Energy Commission have launched the largest pilot project for zero-emissions cranes and other cargo-handling equipment for seaports in the US. Funded mostly by a US$9.7m grant from the California Energy Commission, the project will bring 25 vehicles that are zero- or near zero-emissions to the West Coast hub ... Read More »