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Khalifa Port Container Terminal adds new service to its network

The ‘Hyundai Bangkok’ has made its maiden call at Khalifa Port Container Terminal

Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT) has announced that Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM)’s Korea Middle East Service (KMS) has been added to its growing network list and started calling at the port on Saturday (5 September). HMM has increased its services at the terminal by adding KMS, which made its maiden call to the terminal with the 6,800 teu ... Read More »

APM Terminals to acquire Grup Maritim TCB and its 11 container terminals

APM Terminals (APMT) is to acquire a majority stake in the terminal operator, Grup Maritim TCB, and its container terminal portfolio in Europe and Latin America. Grup Maritim TCB has 11 container terminals with an annual throughput capacity of 4.3m teu and an estimated annual container volume of 3.5m teu. The Barcelona-based company consists of Spanish container terminal concessions in ... Read More »

Conductix-Wampfler offers fully electric RTGs

German energy and data transmission supplier Conductix-Wampfler has announced that it is now offering port operators and crane manufacturers a full E-RTG system, which enables the fully electric operation of rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs). The new system, which is already operational at the Port of Tanjung Pelepas in Malaysia, enables cranes to travel up to 1,500 m on power from ... Read More »

ICTSI implements container booking system in Manila

A truck ban caused congestion at the Port of Manila last year

Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) has begun implementing a vehicle appointment system in the Port of Manila, hoping to reduce the need for local government to implement truck bans. Terminal Appointment Booking System (TABS), which officially launches next month, is an electronic platform for booking containers in the two international ports of Manila. The system is being introduced to reduce ... Read More »

India’s major ports hit by 24-hour nationwide strike

Operations were unaffected at Gateway Terminals India (GTI)

Unionised dockworkers held a 24-hour strike yesterday (2 September) disrupting operations at India’s 11 state-owned major ports, including Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNP), the largest in the country. In particular, the state-run Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT) ground to a halt as port workers participated in nationwide action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s labour reforms. However, according to an industry ... Read More »

China Merchants announces 5% throughput growth despite Hong Kong’s decline

Chinese state-owned terminal operator China Merchants Holdings (CMH) has announced throughput growth in the first half of the year of 5.3%. The majority of the company’s throughput comes from mainland China where its terminals volume increased by 5% to 30.4m teu. Ningbo Daxie’s throughput grew particularly strongly, by 17% to 1.4m teu. In Hong Kong, on the other hand, throughput ... Read More »

Port of Rotterdam Authority considers developing new sea port in Indonesia

Ahmed Aboutaleb, the Mayor of Rotterdam, was present at the signing

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has partnered with the Indonesian Port Corporation Pelindo I to examine the possibility of developing a new deep sea port called Kuala Tanjung. Located in Medan, North Sumatra in the North West of Indonesia, the port sits by the Strait of Malacca approximately 300 km from Penang in Malaysia and less than 800 km from ... Read More »

Surprise as Kribi concession awarded to CMA CGM, Bolloré and CHEC

In a surprise move, the government of Cameroon has awarded a 25-year concession to operate the new Kribi Container Terminal to a consortium of French companies CMA CGM and Bolloré as well as China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC). This was unexpected because, in April 2015, the government removed this consortium from a shortlist of operators considered to manage the terminal, ... Read More »

New concession for Terminal 5 in the Port of Buenos Aires up for grabs

The Port of Buenos Aires

The General Ports Administration (AGP) of Argentina has issued a new four-year tender for Terminal 5 in the Port of Buenos Aires, with a one-year extension period available. The terminal has been run by Buenos Aires Container Terminal Services SA (BACTSSA), a member of Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH), on a temporary extension of a concession, which ran out in 2012. ... Read More »

Port of Savannah to enhance its cranes with more automation

Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) is to extend its use of process automation technology from Identec Solutions to support the operation of new ship-to-shore (sts) and rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) at the Port of Savannah. GPA will now install Identec Solutions’ automated container hand-off and job promotion system on 30 new RTGs and, for the first time, on four new super-post-Panamax quay ... Read More »