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Panama Canal handles largest vessel to date

The vessel is heading to US East Coast ports including New York/New Jersey

The Panama Canal has handled the largest vessel to transit its expanded locks – a container ship with a capacity of 14,885 teu. The Neo-Panamax vessel, the CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt, measures 365.9 m in length and 48.2 m in beam. The ship is deployed on the new Ocean Alliance’s weekly South Atlantic Express (SAX) service, which connects Asia and ... Read More »

Circle connects MILOS and INTTRA

Logistics consulting firm Circle has released a new product which allows electronic data exchange between its MILOS platform and the INTTRA booking platform. The MILOS Connector for INTTRA provides full interoperability between INTTRA and Circle’s MILOS platform, used to optimise the transport of containers, as well as integration with other booking and tracking tools. This new product is a result ... Read More »

Kloosterboer orders Liebherr equipment

The equipment will mainly be used to to handle fruit in Vlissingen

Logistics provider Kloosterboer has ordered a new mobile harbour crane and a new reachstacker from Liebherr Maritime Cranes. The mobile harbour crane type is an LHM 550 model, providing a maximum lifting capacity of 144 tonnes and an outreach of up to 54 m. The reachstacker is an LRS 545model, which Kloosterboer tested for two months before choosing to purchase ... Read More »

Maersk sells oil business for US$7.45bn

Maersk has agreed to sell Maersk Oil to Total for US$7.45bn, in the first big sale of its energy segment, as it seeks to focus on its transport businesses. Last year, the Danish conglomerate unveiled a restructuring strategy to offload its four energy arms, with the sale of Maersk Oil representing the first major development. On the day of the ... Read More »

Two RTGs to be delivered to Kláipeda

Paceco España has signed a contract to deliver two “Transtainer” rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes to Klaipedos Konteineriu Terminalas in Kláipeda, Lithuania. The Volvo diesel cranes have 16 wheels with a width of 6+1 containers and 5+1 height.  The cranes are able to handle 41-tonne containers under a spreader. An automation package is available to convert these Transtainers into automatic RTGs, should ... Read More »

Fujairah Terminals receives first vessel call

Fujairah is expected to play a complimentary role to Khalifa Port and Zayed Port

Fujairah Terminals, a newly established facility managed by Abu Dhabi Ports, has handled its first vessel. The first call was made by the Dubai Alliance, a container feeder ship run by Star Feeders,  a specialist short-sea carrier which operates a network between UAE ports. In June 2017, Abu Dhabi Ports signed a 35-year concession agreement with Fujairah Port for exclusive ... Read More »

Orbcomm launches new cold chain monitoring solution

Orbcomm has launched a new generation of its cold chain monitoring solution, the PT 6000, version, enabling fuel and temperature management, maintenance and regulatory compliance for refrigerated transport assets. The solution, which is available as a 3G or LTE cellular or dual-mode satellite-cellular version, can remotely set reefer temperature, change reefer state and initiate a defrost with two-way commands. It ... Read More »

South Carolina Ports posts record July

The SCPA operates facilities in Charleston, Georgetown and Greer

South Carolina Ports recorded its strongest July on record after container volumes rose by 13% year-a-year. The US East Coast port handled 182,411 teu over the month, beating the previous record of 177,265 teu set in July 2016. The port has now handled 1.3m teu since the start of the calendar year began, compared to last year’s figure of 1.14m ... Read More »

New service between Qatar and Kuwait

Milaha has launched the first direct feeder service between Qatar and Kuwait, as it seeks new partners following the blockade imposed by several Gulf countries including Saudi Arabia and the UAE. The state-owned Qatari shipping company currently has services calling at Sohar and Salalah in Oman and Nhava Sheva, Mundra and Kandla in India. The Kuwait Qatar Express Service (KQX), ... Read More »

Cyber attack could cost Maersk US$300m

Maersk CEO Soren Skou

Maersk has announced that the June NotPetya cyberattack could cost the company up to US$300m, but remains upbeat after underlying profit nearly tripled year-on-year. The damage caused by NotPetya is estimated to fall between US$200m and US$300m, the majority of which will come out of Maersk’s third quarter profits due to the delayed impact on volumes and IT. In its ... Read More »