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Crowley orders gas-powered Conros

Crowley orders the world’s first LNG Conros

US-based Crowley Maritime Corporation has ordered the world’s first environmentally-friendly liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered container-ro/ro (Conro) vessels for its services between the United States mainland and Puerto Rico. Read More »

LSCT integrates more rail services

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Italy’s La Spezia Container Terminal (LSCT) has signed an agreement to establish La Spezia Shunting Railways S.p.A (LSSR), marking what the company calls a milestone in the provision and upgrading of rail service standards for the port of La Spezia in which the Contship Italia Group’s terminal handles the majority of container volumes. Read More »

CSAV and Hapag-Lloyd in merger talks

Chilean shipper Compania Sud Americana de Vapores (CSAV) said that it was in merger talks with German container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd. According to Reuters, CSAV has faced steep losses in the recent years brought about by lower shipping rates, high fuel prices and expensive leases. Read More »

LSCT integrates more rail services

Santo Stefano di Magra, part of the La Spezia rail system

Italy’s La Spezia Container Terminal (LSCT) has signed an agreement to establish La Spezia Shunting Railways S.p.A (LSSR), marking what the company calls a milestone in the provision and upgrading of rail service standards for the port of La Spezia in which the Contship Italia Group’s terminal handles the majority of container volumes. Read More »

Batumi deploys Tideworks

Tideworks Technology has announced that Batumi International Container Terminal (BICT) has successfully deployed Tideworks’ Mainsail Vanguard, its core marine terminal operating system (TOS); Forecast, its port community web portal; and Traffic Control, its equipment dispatch system; to complement BICT’s previous deployment of Tideworks’ Spinnaker Planning Management System. Read More »

US$1.3bn approval for Lekki deep-sea port

The decision by the Nigerian federal government to decongest existing ports in the country, with the approval of a US$1.35bn contract for the construction of a new deep-sea port at Lekki in Lagos State, has been welcomed by International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI). Read More »

Da Chan Bay 1 alive with Navis N4

Modern Terminals has gone live with a Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS) at its Da Chan Bay Terminal One (DCB), the latest facilitate to be built in Shenzhen, China to handle the largest container ships. Read More »

Revolutionary Kalmar RTGs for Oslo port

The RTGs will help boost capacity at the port

Kalmar is to supply eight zero emission rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, featuring new Kalmar SmartPort automation technology, to the Port of Oslo in Sydhavna, Norway. The order, valued at approximately Euro 17m (US$23m) will see the machines delivered within 18 months. Read More »