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Long Beach US$1bn budget approved

The Long Beach budget includes the highest capital spending

The US$1bn budget presented by the Port of Long Beach for the fiscal year 2014, including, at US$788m, the largest-ever capital improvement spending plan, has been approved by the Board of Harbour Commissioners. Read More »

Maher and Navis admit issues encountered with new TOS

Maher Terminals in the Port of New York and New Jersey and Navis have issued a joint statement regarding the delays caused by computer glitches during the changeover to the new Navis terminal operating system (TOS) being implemented at the port. Read More »

HTS and DIS merge to form Certus

HTS and DIS (Dalosy Industrial Systems), providers of Optical Character Recognition (OCR), image processing technology, systems integration and automation software, have merged their respective port automation solution businesses to form Certus Port Automation. Read More »

Panama Canal reinforces tug fleet ahead of expansion

Panama Canal receives the first of 14 new tugs

The Panama Canal has increased its tugboat fleet with the arrival of the first two of 14 vessels to improve the waterway’s resources by offering a safer and more efficient service to the global shipping industry. The tugboats will strengthen the Canal’s capacity for the operation of the Third Set of Locks. Read More »

Alliance of the ‘Big 3’

The day after the announcement by Maersk Line’s chief executive, Søren Skou, that the shipping line would avoid destabilising the Asia-Europe trade by operating its new 18,000 teu ‘Triple-E’ vessels at 14,300 teu capacity until 2014, thereby matching the capacity of its current ‘E-class’ ships on the service, the company has announced that together with Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and CMA CGM, it is to form a new alliance. Read More »

All change in Cagliari

Deep-sea and feeder services rejigged at CICT

Cagliari International Container Terminal (CICT), Contship Italia’s transhipment hub in Sardinia, has seen a number of changes in the pattern of ship calls as a result of the increasing global co-operation between the Grand Alliance and the New World Alliance. Read More »

Containership order book drops

The ratio of container teu capacity on order compared to the trading fleet has been eroded to below 20% this month (June), as the industry takes delivery of record volumes of capacity this year, reports Braemar Seascope. Read More »

MOL Comfort breaks up

Cracks appeared amidships on the ‘MOL Comfort’
[Picture - sahilonline.org]

The containership ‘MOL Comfort’ has broken up after the vessel was fractured in two parts after cracks appeared amidships during inclement weather while the vessel was under way from Singapore to Jeddah in the Indian Ocean yesterday (17th June). Read More »