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Red Sea Gateway Terminal completes US$70m expansion

RSGT had a capacity of 1.8m teu before the expansion

Red Sea Gateway Terminal (RSGT) in Jeddah Islamic Port (JIP) has completed two parts of its expansion work, enabling it to handle three 14,000 teu vessels simultaneously. The facility, which is Saudi Arabia’s largest import terminal, has increased its berth length by more than 25% from 1,070 m to 1,350 m. Dredging of the turning basin has also finished, increasing ... Read More »

Asia’s first fully-automated terminal implements Navis N4

Asia’s first fully automated terminal Qingdao New Qianwan Container Terminal (QQCTN) has implemented Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS) as part of the first phase of a wider automation project. The terminal, located at the Port of Qingdao, China, went live commercially earlier this month and is undergoing a three-phased automation project. According to Navis, QQCTN, which has two berths ... Read More »

MSC to expand Côte d’Ivoire terminal

The terminal will be able to handle 14,000 teu ships

The Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has signed a 35-year concession agreement to expand a container terminal at the Port of San Pedro in Côte d’Ivoire. The project, which will involve a total initial investment of nearly CFA 300bn (US$511.4m), will allow San Pedro Container Terminal (TCSP) to handle 14,000 teu ships. After an initial phase in which San Pedro Port ... Read More »

Indonesian port operator orders eight mobile harbour cranes

PT Berlian Jasa Terminal Indonesia (PT BJTI) is to add eight more cranes to its existing fleet of eight Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour cranes over the course of 2017 and at the beginning of 2018. For particularly eco-efficient operation, the new cranes will be equipped with an external power supply to hook up to the terminal’s mains, thus enabling PT ... Read More »

MOL windshield reduces CO2 emissions

The device was installed on MOL Marvel

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has completed in-service testing of a wind resistance-reducing windshield which it claims reduces carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by approximately 2%. As part of the test, the windshield, which was co-developed by the carrier, was installed on the bow of the containership MOL Marvel sailing at 17 knots per hour. According to MOL, the emissions reduction of approximately ... Read More »

American ports concerned about funding cuts in Trump budget

AAPA CEO Kurt Nagle was encouraged by a US$1tn commitment in infrastructure spending

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) is worried about declines for most federally funded port-related programmes in President Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget. Reductions in funding forTransportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery(TIGER) discretionary grants, Harbour Maintenance Trust Fund (HMST) outlays, port security grants and assistance in reducing diesel emissions drew particular concern. However, the AAPA met the administration’s call to support ... Read More »

ICTSI pulls out of Nigeria terminal project

ICTSI has terminated a sub-concession agreement to develop and operate a container terminal at Lekki Port, Nigeria, despite its ongoing strategy of investing in Africa. The port operator’s subsidiary Lekki International Container Terminal Services LFTZ Enterprise (LICTSE) and Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise (LPLE) have mutually agreed to terminate it due to delays in executing the project. According to ICTSI, LICTSE ... Read More »

Finnish terminals become first to go live with N4 cloud TOS

Two Finnish container terminals Steveco Vuosaari and Steveco Mussalo have become the first in the world to go live with Navis’s N4 terminal operating system (TOS) in a hosted private cloud environment. Steveco sought a new TOS provider after learning that its legacy provider would no longer develop future versions of the software. The terminal operator then became the first ... Read More »

Guayaquil to operate Ecuador’s largest cranes

The terminal's dock will be extended by 120 m

Terminal Portuario Guayaquil (TPG) has received Ecuador’s largest cranes as part of a wider expansion project. The SAAM-operated terminal took delivery of two new super post-Panamax cranes featuring a 105 m lift height and a 60 m horizontal outreach reaching 22 rows of containers. The machines, which have a container capacity of 65 tonnes, are able to load or unload ... Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd and UASC finally merge

Hapag-Lloyd's headquarters will remain in Hamburg

Hapag-Lloyd and United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) have merged, creating the fifth largest shipping line in the world with a shared fleet capacity of 1.6m teu. It is hoped that the deal, which comes more than one year after discussions began, will deliver annual synergies of US$435m, making investments in new-buildings unnecessary for the next few years. The two majority ... Read More »