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MSC adds Far East – Middle East service

MSC has announced a new service connecting the Far East with the Red Sea as it looks to enhance its services out of Asia. The ‘Petra Express’ will operate on a loop calling at: Ningbo – Shanghai – Nansha – Shekou – Singapore – Colombo – Salalah – Djibouti – King Abdullah Port – Sokhna Port – Al’Aqabah – King Abdullah ... Read More »

Embraport on track to renew procedural certifications

The Embraport Terminal at Brazil’s Port of Santos has received recommendations for the renewal of its Supply Chain Security and Quality Management System certifications. Embraport is the only Brazilian terminal to have received a Supply Chain Security certification, or ISO 28000, since October 2014, and its renewal confirms that the port complies with an appropriate security system for all supply ... Read More »

TCTenerife receives first transhipment calls

The Maersk vessels are the largest to call at the terminal

Transhipment operations have begun at Terminal de Contenedores de Tenerife (TCTenerife), with container vessels of 300 m in length calling at Santa Cruz de Tenerife for the first time. The first transhipment calls came from the Maersk Guayaquil and the Maersk Genoa. The former, which has a capacity of 10,100 teu and a length of 337 m, undertook an operation ... Read More »

Xeneta: Europe and US to have contrasting Christmas periods

The Christmas period will be fruitful for the US container shipping market but not for its European sibling, according to analytics platform Xeneta. The company predicts that high consumer confidence and strong job growth in the States will benefit the US container industry. The Washington DC-based National Retail Federation also takes this view, and has forecast container import growth of ... Read More »

Africa Express Line adds 500 Star Cool reefers

AEL will use the reefers between Europe and West Africa

Africa Express Line (AEL) has added 500 Star Cool Integrated reefer containers manufactured by Maersk Container Industry (MCI) to its fleet. The containers will be deployed to service AEL’s owner, French fruit exporter Compagnie Fruitiere, in routes to and from Europe and West Africa. Mathew Shed, technical director at AEL, stated: “We set out to invest in containers that would ... Read More »

CMA CGM to acquire Sofrana Unilines

CMA CGM has agreed to acquire the majority of shares in Sofrana Unilines, a significant player in the Pacific Islands regional maritime trade. The French carrier will make the purchase throught its subsidiary ANL, which already offers 16 trade lanes servicing major ports throughout Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, North Asia, South East Asia, Indian Subcontinent and North America. Sofrana ... Read More »

New rail spur to beef up Oakland’s meat exports

Intermodal activity in Oakland

The Port of Oakland has approved an US$11m rail connection for Cool Port Oakland which will act as a key link in the US-Asia meat export chain. The two mile-long rail spur will connect Union Pacific Railroad tracks with Cool Port’s 280,000 sq ft distribution centre, which is currently under construction on 25 acres of the Port of Oakland’s land. ... Read More »

Kalmar receives Gloria reachstacker order

Kalmar has received its first order of Gloria reachstackers with K-Motion Technology from logistics company, Kunming Tianfu Logistics. The Chinese company based in the Yunnan Province, specialises in logistics and transportation services and the new equipment will add to four existing Kalmar reachstackers that the company uses to support its growth in the railway transport business. Li Yong, manager of ... Read More »

DP World to develop Mali transport plan

DP World group chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, with Mali's President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta

DP World is developing a transport and logistics strategy for landlocked Mali, aiming to replicate its home model with Dubai Trade, Jebel Ali Port and Freezone in Dubai. Regional trade in West Africa connects through ports such as DP World Dakar in Senegal to international markets. Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, DP World group chairman and CEO said: “Mali has a has ... Read More »

APMT Gothenburg announces new labour pool

Henrik Kristensen, managing director of APMT Gothenburg

APM Terminals (APMT) Gothenburg has signed an agreement with staffing agency Adecco to hire temporary personnel to address adhoc extra staffing needs at peak times. Until now, the facility has been involved in an arrangement known in Sweden as the Blixtsystem, in which additional personnel were shared with three other port facilities in Gothenburg. APMT Gothenburg managing director, Henrik Kristensen, ... Read More »