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HHLA to assist India on inland waterways

HHLA has inland waterway experience from working on the Rhine

India’s Inland Waterway Authority has contracted HHLA subsidiaries Uniconsult Universal Transport Consulting and HPC Hamburg Port Consulting to help towards increasing inland waterway traffic in the country. The aim is to use waterways to take the strain off road and rail infrastructure in some parts of India. Hartmut Beyer, managing director of Uniconsult, said: “Compared to other countries, India has ... Read More »

Navis N4 goes live in Mozambique

US-based terminal operating system (TOS) provider Navis N4 system has gone live at the Port of Beira, Mozambique. According to a company statement, Cornelder de Moçambique (CdM), which operates the port’s container and general cargo terminals, decided to replace its existing TOS as it was unable to support the facilities’ future business requirements, including automation and business intelligence. The new ... Read More »

Transhipment boosts Barcelona volumes

The Port of Barcelona handled 2.2m teu in the financial year of 2016, representing container volume growth of 14.5%, largely due to a significant rise in transhipment. Transhipment increased by 47% to 431,750 teu, as the segment continued its trend of recovery since being severely affected during the financial crisis. Export container numbers grew by 3.8% to 683,527 teu while ... Read More »

CMA CGM prepares for global sulphur cap

The partnership will last three years

CMA CGM has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with oil and gas company Total to gear up for the stricter fuel regulations which will affect the global shipping industry from 2020. The three-year MoU will involve combined efforts to develop solutions to make container vessels more-environmentally friendly in preparation for the global sulphur cap, which will require ships trading ... Read More »

Eurogate volumes flat in 2016

Wilhelmshaven was Eurogate's best performing location

Eurogate Group had a stable 2016, with total volumes 14.6m teu across its global terminals, marking a slight improvement over the previous year. A company statement noted: “While the first six months of 2016 got off to a promising start, in the second half-year the turbulences in the shipping industry impacted on the total handling volume of the Eurogate Group.” ... Read More »

New Federal Maritime Commission chairman appointed

Republican maritime industry veteran Michael A. Khouri has been appointed as acting chairman of the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) by the recently-elected US President Donald Trump. Khouri, which has a 45-year experience in the maritime sector and was appointed an FMC commissioner by the USA’s former President Barack Obama in 2009, replaced the Democrat Mario Cordero, which held the ... Read More »

Transnet and General Electric announce digitisation plan

Transnet group chief executive Siyabonga Gama with GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt

General Electric (GE) and Transnet have agreed a plan to partner on digitising Africa’s transport sector. The idea is to deliver a digital solution that will connect shippers and transport operators, making it much easier for a company to “understand pricing and capacity on the network, plan a shipment, and get their goods to market”. The solution will be enabled ... Read More »

Marseille reports 2.5% growth

The Port of Marseilles Fos has recorded a 2.5% year-on-year increase in its container volumes in 2016. The port handled a total of 1.25m teu last year, compared to 1.22m teu handled in 2015, with container throughput going up by 4% at the dee-sea Fos terminals. According to the port, container volumes were boosted by an increase of 20-80% on ... Read More »

New Germany-Italy intermodal connection launches

Stena Line will operate a sea connection between Kiel and Goteborg

Logistics company Ekol has started a new direct train connection between the ports of Kiel, Germany, and Trieste, Italy. The news follows the company’s recent acquisition of a majority stake in Trieste’s multipurpose facility EMT Terminal. The train connection, which is the first from the Port of Trieste to link the Baltic-Adriatic Corridor, will initially be operated once a week ... Read More »

COSCO expects US$1.4bn loss

Chinese shipping giant COSCO Shipping Holdings expects to report an RMB9.9bn (US$1.44bn) net loss in 2016 amid slow growth in global container shipping demand and oversupply of shipping capacity. According to a profit warning to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, due to weak market conditions, the group’s container shipping segment’s growth was lower than the growth of the container shipping ... Read More »