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Japanese carriers post growth in quarterly results

K-Line's container volumes rose by 14%

K Line announced growth in container traffic and finances in its quarterly report, while Japan’s two other major carriers also performed well financially. K Line registered a 14% rise in container handled, with particularly good performances in its Asia-Europe and intra-Asia services, where volumes grew by 14% and 10% respectively. However, its Asia-North America and North-South services struggled. They registered a ... Read More »

Maersk announces new loop connecting Asia and Latin America

The AC5 will launch in April 2018

Maersk has announced a new service connecting Asia with Latin America which will begin operations in April 2018. The new loop, AC5, will form a part of the carrier’s existing Asia – Latin America/ West Coast South America (AC) service and will include stops in Colombia, the Caribbean and Pecem in Brazil. Maersk claim the service will provide greater port ... Read More »

DP World announces new software

DP World has embarked on a digital transformation programme that will be led by the development an integrated software for the company’s key core processes. The port operator will work with Oracle Business Applications to create the platform, which will be used to standardise DP World’s finance, operations, procurement and human resource work. The Oracle Cloud Application platform will employ cloud ... Read More »

Bromma extends partnership with technology university

Equipment manufacturer Bromma has extended its collaboration with a leading Swedish technology university following the partnerships’ inception in 2017. The collaboration with KTH Royal Institute of Technology was extended in December 2017 and Bromma’s structural calculation specialist, Dr Mansoor Khurshid, has been appointed affiliated faculty in lightweight structures at the institute’s department of aeronautical and vehicle engineering. KTH associate professor ... Read More »

CMA CGM to launch international start-up incubator

CMA CGM will launch a call for applications shortly

CMA CGM will launch its first international start-up ‘incubator’ to help new companies develop in June 2018. The French carrier stated that the creation of Ze Box is “to make digitalisation one of the pillars of its development”, and it will launch a call for applications shortly. This development follows a series of digitalisation-focused projects which include; the appointment of ... Read More »

Barcelona’s throughput rockets by 32% in 2017

Transhipment was a major factor in the port's growth. Credit: Mhobl/ flickr

Container traffic at Spain’s Port of Barcelona shot up by 32.3% in 2017 after the facility handled nearly 3m teu. The growth, which led to Barcelona dubbing itself ‘the fastest growing European port’, was largely influenced by a sharp rise of 137% in transhipment containers. Elsewhere import traffic grew by 8.3% to 561,103 teu and export traffic grew by 2.6% ... Read More »

British Ports Association: Brexit talks are neglecting cross-border trade

The CEO of the British Ports Association has claimed cross-border trade facilitation is being neglected in Brexit talks following a speech by Brexit secretary David Davis. Richard Ballantyne made the comments after Davis mentioned working towards business opportunities outside of the EU in a speech at Teesport. In the speech Davis said the UK “must be able to prepare for ... Read More »

Sohar sets operation record

Oman’s Port of Sohar registered 169 moves per hour on January 21, setting a new container-moves-per-hour record at the facility. Vessel operation rate (VOR) – the number of containers handled by cranes per hour – across the terminal has risen by 70%, with the port citing investment in the facility as a key reason behind this. Hutchison Ports Sohar, the ... Read More »

Las Palmas opts for Navis N4

Las Palmas handles 800,000 teu per year

The operator of Spain’s Port of Las Palmas, situated in Gran Canaria, has chosen to implement Navis N4 to replace its old terminal operating system (TOS). Operaciones Portuarias Canarias. S. A. (OPCSA) decided to install N4 following its decision to upgrade its TOS, which is currently an outdated version of PSA’s Comsos TOS. Captain Jan Nowak, CEO of OPCSA, said: “We ... Read More »

Oakland’s volumes rise slightly

There have been numerous investments at Oakland

The Port of Oakland has announced that its container volumes have increased by 1% in 2017. The Californian port handled 1.83m teu in 2016 and 1.85m teu in 2017. In its yearly review, the port authority outlined the investments it is making like a 283,000 sq. ft refrigerated distribution centre which will open in the summer of 2018. Construction will ... Read More »