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New Navis president outlines strategy

Benoit de la Tour, the new president of Navis, has laid out the IT solutions provider’s growth strategy, highlighting a willingness for mergers and acquisitions (M&A), backed by his experience in the field. The container industry newcomer is looking to target inefficiencies in the container transport market by “building or buying software”, centred around port community systems, booking systems, berthing ... Read More »

CMA CGM and PSA create container terminal joint venture

Artist's impression of the completed PPT at the end of next year

CMA CGM and PSA Singapore Terminals will form a joint venture company CMA CGM-PSA Lion Terminal (CPLT) to operate and use four mega container berths at Pasir Panjang Terminal (PPT) Phases 3 and 4 in Singapore. CPLT will start operations from the second half of 2016, providing long-term terminal services to CMA CGM and its shipping line affiliates. PPT Phases ... Read More »

Testing cable carriers in realistic situations

The Kabelschlepp testing facility has 105 m long travel lengths

German company Tsubaki Kabelschlepp tests cable carriers for crane systems on its own fully-automated and monitored outdoor testing facility where travel lengths of more than 100 m and travel speeds of up to 5m/s can be automatically simulated. A system developed in-house for monitoring the pull/push forces in energy chains ensures the system works safely around the clock seven days ... Read More »

PortMiami continues to expand its cargo services

PortMiami has welcomed the start of the Lone Star Express with the arrival of the 5,000 teu container vessel Maersk Danang. The Lone Star Express is part of a recently launched service between Asia and US Gulf and East Coast, which includes a weekly rotation at PortMiami. The service is part of the 2M Alliance, comprising Maersk Line and MSC. ... Read More »

Konecranes introduces the Boxporter RMG

The Boxporter cabin view

Also at TOC Europe in Hamburg on June 14, 2016 Konecranes introduced a new Rail Mounted Gantry (RMG) crane: Boxporter. According to a company statement, the new crane “offers the clearest view in intermodal container handling with its “smarter cabin”, which gives the operator superb visibility and comfort. It also gives the operator an extended view to truck and train ... Read More »

Puerto Lirquen opts for Navis N4 TOS

Navis has agreed a new N4 terminal operating system (TOS) licensing agreement with Chilean terminal Puerto Lirquen, the 50th Latin American terminal to choose the Navis TOS. According to a company statement, the terminal selected N4 to support its two primary goals: to increase terminal capacity and improve productivity. In addition, Puerto Lirquen “looks to optimise its operations and maintain ... Read More »

Terex’s triple presentation at Hamburg

The Terex Liftace 6-45 LS

Coinciding with this year’s TOC Europe in Hamburg, Germany on June 14, 2016 Terex Port Solutions (TPS) presented three new products: Terex Transace terminal tractors, Terex Liftace reachstackers and a newly designed training programme for harbour crane operators. Transace terminal tractors The new product line includes two variants for container transport from quay to container stackyard and one for ro-ro ... Read More »

EOIs invited to develop Colombo’s East Container Terminal

The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) has invited expressions of interest (EOI) to develop Colombo Port’s East Container Terminal (RCT) on a build-operate-transfer (BOT) basis. The terminal currently comprises a 440m long, 18 m deep quay, a 20 ha yard and supporting facilities developed by the SLPA. The concessionaire will have the advantage of utilising current container handling equipment “and ... Read More »

‘K’ Line strengthens 2030 emissions target

'K' Line is ahead of schedule in cutting emissions

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd (‘K’ Line) has tightened its CO2 emissions reduction target for 2030 after making better progress than expected since 2011. It intends to cut emissions by 25% by 2030 compared to 2011 levels, and by half for 2050. The Japanese carrier reduced its CO2 emissions by 13.6% last year against its 2011 ceiling, putting it ahead of ... Read More »

China Merchants reveals future OBOR projects

China Merchants Group (CMG) is planning infrastructure projects in Djibouti, Sri Lanka and Belarus as it looks to take advantage of China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) strategy. Company chairman Li Jianhong told China Daily that the state-owned terminal operator is constructing warehouses in the Port of Colombo as well as building a livestock wharf and a liquefied natural gas ... Read More »