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Eurogate Wilhelmshaven to increase labour force by 50%

The terminal receives calls from two global shipping alliances

Eurogate is planning to increase the number of employees at its Wilhelmshaven terminal from 400 to 600, following a rise in alliance calls after the shake-up this year. The facility has seen monthly container throughput on liner services double since May, having gained calls from two of the three global shipping alliances. Mikkel Andersen, managing director of Eurogate Container Terminal ... Read More »

CMA CGM increases South American presence

CMA CGM has added two services linking the East Coast of South America (ECSA) with Northern Europe and the Mediterranean. The Safran service for Northern Europe will begin its journey leaving Rotterdam in late September, heading to nearby ports and then Algeciras. After that, it will call at Santos, Paranagua, Buenos Aires, Montevideo and  Itapoa before heading back to Tangier ... Read More »

Flat half year profits for DP World despite throughput growth

DP World CEO, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem

DP World’s year-on-year attributable profit fell by 0.3% to US$606m in the operator’s half year report, despite solid growth in both container traffic and revenue. Strong volume across all three DP World regions meant gross throughput increased by 8.2% to almost 34m teu, while revenue rose by 9.6% to US$2.295bn. DP World CEO, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, said: “Our balance ... Read More »

New e-Commerce platform goes live at South African Ports

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has launched a new, fully integrated e-commerce platform called “Order to cash” to replace the nine year old PortsOnline customer system already in place. The technology will offer customers 24 hour access to ports and allow them to use a self-service facility, hoping to make transacting more efficient.   The company hopes it will improve ... Read More »

DP World Australia orders 38 Kalmar machines

DP World Australia has ordered 38 machines from Kalmar for its new logistics arm, including seven reachstackers, 11 loaded and 20 empty container handlers. DP World Logistics Australia’s Botany Intermodal Terminal has already received 22 units while the remaining equipment is scheduled for delivery by September 2017. The reachstackers will be equipped with K-Motion transmission technology, which aims to secure ... Read More »

CMA CGM to order nine ULCVs

The ships will overtake the OOCL Hong Kong to become the largest container vessels in the world

CMA CGM plans to bolster its fleet with nine new ultra-large container vessels, according to Chinese media outlet China Daily. Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co has confirmed it received a letter of intent from the French carrier for an order of the 22,000 teu vessels, and the shipbuilders will be responsible for their construction alongside sister yard Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co. ... Read More »

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 »