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Kuenz orders Bromma spreaders for APMT’S Tangier-Med 2

The spreaders will go to Africa's most automated container terminal

Kuenz has ordered 36 all-electric spreaders from Bromma for its delivery of automated stacking cranes (ASC) to APM Terminals’ (APMT) Tangier-Med 2 container terminal. The terminal is a greenfield project with full operation of the terminal scheduled to begin in the first half of 2019. When completed to full capacity the Tangier-Med 2 facility will have an annual capacity of ... Read More »

Santos draught clearance reduced to 12.3 m

The draught clearance at the Port of Santos has been reduced from 13.2 m to 12.3 m after siltation was found near the entrance of the estuary. The measure was taken by the Capitania dos Portos de São Paulo (CPSP), a navy organization, after verifying siltation points. Codesp, the port authority, has stated the reduction was not necessary, but according ... Read More »

SeaIntelligence CEO worried by weak maritime cyber security

Maersk's online shipping portal has reopened

Lars Jensen, the CEO of SeaIntelligence Consulting has expressed concern for the shipping industry’s security following the Maersk cyber-attack, stating that 44% of carriers show signs of low levels of cyber security “related to very basic elements”. In an article he posted on LinkedIn, Jensen criticised Maersk’s security following the ransomware cyber-attack saying it “cannot be categorised as high” and ... Read More »

ICTSI Manila prepares for peak season

Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), the flagship operation of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), is gearing up for the coming peak season with imports starting to arrive ahead of the holiday season. With volume is expected to surge MICT is preparing to avoid a repeat of past congestion issues such as the 2014 port congestion problem. Christian R. Gonzalez, ... Read More »

Blockchain tool hopes to boost Antwerp security

Start-up T-Mining has developed a blockchain solution which it hopes will make container handling in the Port of Antwerp more efficient and secure. If successful, the technology will ensure that several parties across the port can benefit from digitalised processes with no middleman involved.   A pilot project is currently running in the port of Antwerp with a limited number ... Read More »

CMA CGM sells 90% of terminal in Los Angeles

GGS in Los Angeles

CMA CGM has agreed to sell a 90% stake in Global Gateway South (GGS) terminal in Los Angeles (USA) for a cash consideration of US$817m. The shipping line will remain a minority shareholder holding 10% of the GGS terminal, which it acquired last year as part of Neptune Orient Lines (NOL). CMA CGM and its subsidiaries entered into a long-term industrial ... Read More »

Maersk Update: APMT Maasvlakte II crawls towards reopening

APM Terminals’ (APMT) flagship facility on the Maasvlakte II in Rotterdam is inching its way towards normal operations after being rendered one of the worst hit terminals by the Petya cyber ransomware attack on Maersk on June 27. As of 4pm local time on July 3, the terminal is open only for picking up import containers while yard operations are ... Read More »

Deal seals end of Spanish strikes

Unions have called off strikes at Spanish ports after reaching a deal with employers to ensure that jobs are protected once labour reforms are implemented. Anesco, the employers’ association has agreed to guarantee the jobs of Spain’s 6,000 stevedores and unchanged working conditions during the three-year transition to the liberalised port labour market. Unions have accepted wage reductions of “up ... Read More »

Gaussin and Didrivers to cooperate on robotisation

The Autonomous Prime Mover

Gaussin Manugistique and Didrivers have signed a cooperation contract which will propose solutions in the field of robotics and natural navigation. The purpose of this agreement is to meet growing worldwide demand for autonomous flow in public and private areas. Didrivers are a subsidiary of the Digirobotics groups and its goal is to provide autonomous solutions using 3D print technologies. ... Read More »

APMT Maasvlakte II remains closed after cyber attack

APM Terminals (APMT) Maasvlakte II in Rotterdam is still yet to open after the Petya global cyber attack hit the terminal operator’s parent company Maersk on June 27. While several of APMT’s facilities hit by the attack are now operational and running close to normal, Maasvlakte II remains closed with Maersk diverting services to other terminals in and around Rotterdam ... Read More »