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Antwerp continues to grow

The Port of Antwerp continued to grow following a record year, as teu throughput rose by 1.9% to 5.14m teu in the first six months of 2017. In terms of container cargo weight, volumes rose by 2.5% compared with the same period last year to 61,288,262 tonnes. Across all sectors the port handled 111,385,518 tonnes of freight, a 2.8% increase. ... Read More »

Port of Oakland appoints new president

Joan Story's term lasts for one year

The Port of Oakland, on the US West Coast, has appointed a real estate law expert who had been the port’s second vice president as its new president. Joan Story, who had been on the board for two years, was unanimously selected by Oakland’s seven-member governing body. The term lasts for one year and last year’s president, Michael Colbruno, will ... Read More »

Yilport invests in new cranes in Ecuador

Yilport has added two new mobile harbour cranes (MHCs) to its new berth at Ecuador’s Puerto Bolivar container terminal. The cranes arrived at the port, based in Machala City, in May 2017 and went through a testing period in June before handling their first containers from the MSC Nora. The new berth is 450 m long with a draught depth ... Read More »

DP World signs agreement with Indonesian government

The deal pertains to Kuala Tanjung  and Belawan ports

DP World and the Indonesian government have reached an agreement to collaborate on the development of two ports and a logistics zone. The Dubai-based company signed the Technical Assistance Contract with the state-owned port operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo) I and will advise them on developing Kuala Tanjung greenfield port and logistics zone and Belawan port in North Sumatra. As ... Read More »

CMA CGM signs VSA with Seatrade

CMA CGM and reefer specialists Seatrade have agreed a new vessel sharing agreement (VSA) which will provide a global service across four continents. The new service brings together CMA CGM’s PAD service, Seatrade’s Meridian service and French carrier Marfret. It will begin in Northern Europe and then travel to the US East Coast, the Caribbean, the Pacific Islands, Australasia and ... Read More »

China and duisport increase rail links

Freight traffic between Germany’s Duisburger Hafen AG (duisport) and China will increase after the Chinese operator of the YXE International Container Train opened an office in Duisburg. The train has travelled regularly between Duisburg and the Chinese city of Yiwu, which is one of China’s larger trading and eCommerce centres, since 2014. Two thirds of all Christmas items sold around ... Read More »

Peel Ports begins Liverpool2 phase two expansion

The second phase is expected to be completed in 2019

Peel Ports Group, which owns the Port of Liverpool, has begun the second phase of its expansion programme at Liverpool2 container terminal. The latest phase will include the installation of a further three ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and ten cantilever rail-mounted gantry (RMG) cranes. These add to the previous five STS cranes and 12 cantilever RMGs installed during phase one, which ... Read More »

Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbour crane to handle fruit in the UK

Portsmouth-based MMD Shipping Ltd. (MMD) has bought a new Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 mobile harbour crane. The eco-efficient diesel-electric 125 tonne machine was put into operation at the end of May 2017. In the terminal, located on England’s south coast, the crane will predominantly handle reefer containers and palletised fruit. Mike Sellers, MMD’s director, said: “When Portsmouth City Council purchased ... Read More »

Hyster launches new empty container handler

The machine can handle two reefer units simultaneously

Hyster Europe has launched an empty container handler, which has double handling capabilities for any container type. The machine, which has a capacity of up to 11 tonnes, can be used to handle two reefers simultaneously with the refrigeration units on the same side, which would normally cause an offset load. Elmer Dammers, global product manager for Hyster Big Trucks, ... Read More »

APMT Mumbai gains new Gulf/Mediterranean service

A new service from CMA CGM, its American President Lines (APL) subsidiary and COSCO Shipping has begun operations linking South Asia with ports in the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean. The new Indiamed service, which has called at APM Terminals (APMT)  Mumbai, expands the transhipment network through the East Mediterranean to/from Middle East destinations and the West Mediterranean to/from Middle ... Read More »