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Trapac goes live with Tideworks’ Spinnaker at its LA rail terminal

The solution will support the automation of on-dock rail

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines subsidiary TraPac LLC, has successfully gone live with Tideworks Technology’s Spinnaker Planning Management solution at its container terminal in the Port of Los Angeles. Deployed to support its automation of on-dock rail operations, Spinnaker integrated with TraPac’s existing systems to effectively manage increasing rail volumes and support automated rail operations for both eastbound and westbound trains at ... Read More »

MCI  begins offering Star Cool with new refrigerant

Maersk Container Industry (MCI) is now offering its Star Cool reefer container with the non-flammable R513A refrigerant, which as a 56% lower global warming potential (GWP) than the traditional R134a. All Star Cool reefers produced prior to July 2017 can be adapted to run on R513A with minor modifications. All Star Cool units produced after July 2017 can be converted ... Read More »

Konecranes to service all MPET’s straddle carriers

A Konecranes Noell straddle carrier

Konecranes has agreed to perform all of the maintenance and repair work on more than 150 straddle carriers for MSC PSA European Terminal (MPET). The work will be performed by the Finnish manufacturer’s Antwerp-based service organisation on the machines, which are Konecranes Noell-branded. The aim of this agreement is to achieve consistently high availability of the entire machine fleet. Randy ... Read More »

Kalmar and Navis deliver first OneTerminal solution in Melbourne

Kalmar and Navis have completed the delivery of the first OneTerminal integrated automation solution to International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) at the Port of Melbourne. The OneTerminal solution is delivered by one team, bringing together Kalmar’s and Navis’ software systems, equipment and services in an attempt to gain seamless deployment. The delivery was completed ahead of schedule at Victoria International ... Read More »

COSCO takes full ownership of APMT Zeebrugge

The China Shipping Globe at APMT Zeebrugge

COSCO Shipping Ports has bought APM Terminals’ (APMT) 76% majority stake in the existing APMT Zeebrugge container terminal for €35m (US$41m), giving it the full shareholding. The purchase follows multiple key investments made by the Chinese state-owned terminal operator in Europe over the last few years including in Piraeus, Vado and Euromax Terminal Rotterdam. As part of the transaction, APMT has ... Read More »

Port of Grangemouth to expand container terminal

Scotland’s largest container facility, the Port of Grangemouth, is undergoing resurfacing development as part of an expansion. This investment of £1m (US$1.3m) will upgrade the container terminal’s surfacing to increase the quality, capacity and speed of servicing vessels with further investment planned for 2018. The work is being carried out by Luddon Construction and will be finished in October. The ... Read More »

NY/NJ handles 14,400 teu vessel following Bayonne Bridge raising

The CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt

The 14,400 teu capacity vessel, CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt has become the largest container ship to call the Port of New York and New Jersey after arriving at APM Terminals (APMT) Elizabeth container terminal. The ship also became the largest vessel to pass under the raised roadbed of the Bayonne Bridge, which now gives air draught clearance to vessels of ... Read More »

Hyundai Merchant Marine trials blockchain service

Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has completed its first blockchain pilot voyage, with the technology used for everything from shipment booking to cargo delivery. The vessel carried reefer containers from South Korea’s Busan port to China’s Qingdao port, and HMM has reviewed the feasibility of adopting the technology into shipping and logistical operations. HMM also tested and reviewed the possibility of ... Read More »

Kalmar and London Gateway to pilot new green shuttle

The first machine will begin operations in early 2018

Kalmar and the UK’s DP World London Gateway will work together to pilot the port industry’s first fast charging shuttle carrier in 2018. The fully electric powered Kalmar FastCharge Shuttle Carrier will be in operation for 6-12 months at London Gateway from the first quarter of 2018. Andrew Bowen, head of technical, engineering and IT at London Gateway said: “We ... Read More »

Volumes and revenue up at Ashdod

The port managed growth among all cargo segments

Ashdod Port Company has reported a revenue increase of 4.3% over the first half of 2017, bolstered by container volume growth increase of 6.6%. The company’s total revenue for the period came to 616m Israeli shekels (US$173m), compared with 591m Israeli shekels (US$166) in the equivalent period of 2016. The port’s revenue increase comes as a result of the 6.6% ... Read More »