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APMT Mumbai gains new Gulf/Mediterranean service

A new service from CMA CGM, its American President Lines (APL) subsidiary and COSCO Shipping has begun operations linking South Asia with ports in the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean. The new Indiamed service, which has called at APM Terminals (APMT)  Mumbai, expands the transhipment network through the East Mediterranean to/from Middle East destinations and the West Mediterranean to/from Middle ... Read More »

COSCO Shipping signs agreement with DP World Australia

DP World's Australian terminals already receive COSCO's A3 services

COSCO Shipping Lines has made DP World Australia its preferred stevedore of choice on its major services into Australia, after inking a new agreement. The state-owned Chinese carrier has major services in Australia calling at DP World Australia terminals in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Yong Pan, managing firector of COSCO Shipping Oceania said that DP World Australia had demonstrated a ... Read More »

Tideworks announces new president

TJ Rucker is currently vice president of operations at Manzanillo International Terminal

Terminal operating system (TOS) provider Tideworks Technology has appointed Thomas J (TJ) Rucker as president effective from September 2017, once Michael Schwank retires from the post. Rucker is currently vice president of operations at Panama’s Manzanillo International Terminal (MIT), where he is responsible for managing liner customer relationships, strategic planning and ensuring terminal productivity and key performance indicator (KPI) performance. ... Read More »

Peru’s Paita port implements Navis TOS

Peru’s Terminales Portuarios Euroandinos Paita (TPE Paita) has implemented Navis’ N4 2.6 terminal operating system (TOS) as part of a three-stage expansion plan. The facility hopes to combat existing bottlenecks within the terminal by increasing gate productivity, gaining greater visibility into yard operations and faster vessel processing. TPE won the concession of Paita port in north Peru’s Piura region in ... Read More »

ICTSI in consortium to deepen Congo River

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and dredging contractor Dredging International have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to co-operate in the further deepening of the Congo River. The project to deepen the river will cost an initiall €35m (US$39m) and will take it in phases to an eventual depth of 40ft and beyond.   Deepening the river will eliminate ... Read More »

Swisstrain adds calls at Antwerp and Rotterdam

Swisstrain will switch a service connection from Duisburg to Neuss

Swisstrain, a transportation product offered by Swissterminal AG, has expanded its service portfolio with calls at the Port of Antwerp and the Port of Rotterdam. Swissterminal will switch its service connection from the inland hub of Duisburg to the hub Neuss Trimodal in an effort to offer links to Europe’s two biggest ports. The Frenkendorf-bsaed company has also entered a ... Read More »

COSCO Shipping offers US$6.3bn to acquire OOIL

COSCO Shipping has offered to acquire all the shares in Orient Overseas Container Line’s (OOCL) container shipping business, in a move that would make the Chinese state-owned carrier the third largest line in the world. The offer price for each OOIL shares is HK$78.67 (US$9.34), totalling HK$49.23bn) (US$6.30bn) in cash while the Hong Kong-based carrier last closed on HK$57.10 (US$6.78). ... Read More »

Yildrim looks to sell CMA CGM stake and buy Ports America

Robert Yuksel Yildirim, president and CEO of Yildirim Holding

Yildirim Holding is looking to sell its 24% stake in CMA CGM as it plans to strengthen attempts to buy Ports America. “We will either exit our investment completely or remain as an ordinary shareholder,” the comapny’s president and CEO Robert Yuksel Yildirim told Bloomberg. Yildirim is seeking a financial investor to join the bid by its terminal-operating arm Yilport Holding ... Read More »

APM Terminals wins direct Asian calls to South America’s east coast

Itajaí specialises in frozen poultry exports

A joint service deployed by Hapag-Lloyd, NYK Line, ZIM, Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) and Hamburg Sud will call at both APM Terminals’ facilities in Itajaí and Buenos Aires, in a boost for the operator. The weekly Asian service, operated jointly with 13 vessels will call the ports of Kelang, Singapore, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Hong Kong, Shekou and Busan before calling ... Read More »

Noatum adds another Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour crane

Noatum Terminal Castellon, part of the Spanish port operator Noatum Maritime, has added another Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour crane to its fleet. The Model 6 machine was put into operation in May in Castellon, where it handles mainly bulk but also a number of other cargo types. It is hoped that this new 125-tonne diesel-electric machine will contribute to the ... Read More »