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FMC: Alliances are good for US trade

Marine terminal alliances and carrier ones like the recently formed THE Alliance and OCEAN Alliance can be very beneficial for US exporters, importers and consumers, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC)’s acting chairman has claimed. According to Michael Khouri, evidence shows that members of the alliances obtain efficiencies and cost-savings which have been historically passed on to domestic consumers, particularly if there ... Read More »

Double digit growth for ICTSI

ICTSI's new joint venture terminal in Buenaventura, Colombia, made a loss

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) enjoyed a strong first quarter of 2017 with double digit growth across both container throughput and financial results. Volumes rose by 11% to 2,272,647 teu, largely due to growth in emerging markets with contributions from the continuing ramp-up at ICTSI Iraq, and ICTSI Democratic Republic of Congo (IDRC), the company’s new terminal in Matadi, ... Read More »

TOTE Maritime selects remote-monitoring reefer system

TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico will be using ORBCOMM’s VesselConnect solution to remotely manage its fleet of smart refrigerated containers at sea. The carrier, which specialises in moving cargo between the US mainland and Puerto Rico, will use the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)-based solution to monitor and control its refrigerated container fleet along the cold chain both on land ... Read More »

Vessel collides with harbour wall at Jebel Ali

A container vessel has collided with the harbour wall at Jebel Ali Port, Terminal 1, striking the leg of a quay crane and causing it to fall. A second crane was also shifted off its rails during the incident but remained upright and stable. The incident resulted in one moderate and nine minor injuries, but no fatalities. A man with ... Read More »

GCT Deltaport receives largest vessel to call Canada

The vessel called Vancouver directly from the Far East

GCT Deltaport in the Port of Vancouver has handled a 13,200 teu vessel, the largest ship to visit Canada. The Hapag-Lloyd “Antwerpen Express” was deployed as part of THE Alliance’s Transpacific mainline West Coast PN3 service. The vessel is the first of a progressive ship upsizing for the service, which also offers an improved environmental footprint according to a statement ... Read More »

DP World London Gateway to open new storage yard

DP World London Gateway is set to open a new off-dock container storage yard at the Port of London, UK. The five ha yard, which will be operated and managed by Solent Stevedores, will be located on Berth 7, outside of the terminal’s ISPS perimeter and adjacent to the port’s main gate. The new facility, for which works are set ... Read More »

New container terminal to be built in Cambodia

The terminal will increase the port's annual capacity to 1m teu

A US$200m container terminal is expected to be built at the main deep sea port of Cambodia, local media reported. The Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (SAP)’s new container facilities, which are part of an expansion project expected to be completed by 2022, will increase the port’s annual capacity to around 1m teu. The new development is set to meet increasing growth in the ... Read More »

DP World signs MoU to develop logistics in India

DP World plans to invest US$1bn in Indian logistics over the next few years

DP World has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India’s National Investment and Infrastructure (NIIF) to help to develop the country’s logistics sector. The terminal operator announced in February 2016 that it was seeking opportunities in India worth over US$1bn over the next few years. This will be aimed at projects including development of port infrastructure under the government’s ... Read More »

Tecon Rio Grande upgrades to N4 TOS

Tecon Rio Grande (RG) has upgraded to Navis’s N4 terminal operating system (TOS) as part of an investment programme in new equipment, totalling more than US$40m. The developments at the terminal in southern Brazil are expected to increase productivity by 45% according to the TOS provider. The facility, which is a subsidiary of Wilson Sons Group, manages 98% of the ... Read More »

Konecranes receives RTGs order from the Cayman Islands

Konecranes has signed an agreement with the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands for the delivery of two Boxhunter rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes. The new units, which will be the first Boxhunter RTGs to be operated in the Caribbean, will be delivered to the Port of George Town in mid-2018. The cranes will be used for container handling at an ... Read More »