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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Orders up at Konecranes following acquisition

Orders received by Konecranes’s ports solutions business rose by 44.1% between January and March when compared to the combined results of the brand and its acquired Terex Material Handling and port solutions (MHPS) segment. This means the enlarged company’s ports solutions segment had a whopping 254.7% increase in order intake, when compared to the results of solely the Finnish manufacturer ... Read More »

Ocean Alliance readies Wilhelmshaven call

The trial call featured the arrival of 400 empty containers

The Ocean Alliance is preparing for its first scheduled call at Eurogate Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven with shipping lines trying to coordinate processes ahead of the visit in May. Before the OOCL Tianjin vessel arrives, carriers are running trials with preparations including deliveries of empty equipment, which local consignors collect from the container terminal for packing at their warehouses. This ensures ... Read More »

Strainstall’s container weighing system receives EU approval

Strainstall has achieved full Automatic Weighing Instruments EU-type approval from the National Measurents and Regulatory Office (NMRO) for its container weighing system (CWS). The approval enables complete complaince to the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) amendment for the verification of container weights. Hence, the CWS is approved to provide the verified gross mass (VGM) of ... Read More »

Yilport Ferrol Container Terminal receives first vessel

Ferrol is located on Spain's Northwestern coast

Yilport Ferrol Container Terminal has welcomed its first vessel, a trial multimodal container service from MacAndrews on its way to Poland. The objective for the new facility is to turn the trial into a weekly service from Yilport Ferrol that will link Northwest Spain to Scandinavia, the UK and Poland. Yilport Holding CEO Christian Blauert said: “Ferrol offers the deepest ... Read More »

Newark volumes up after N4 TOS go-live

The TOS upgrade forms part of PNCT's modernisation project

Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT) has achieved weekly records for vessel lifts and rail lifts since upgrading to Navis’s N4 terminal operating system (TOS) in January 2017. The facility handled a record number of container volumes without disruption during and in the two-to-three weeks immediately following the go-live period.” The move to N4 is part of PNCT’s US$500 million infrastructure ... Read More »