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Jebel Ali orders Kalmar empty container handlers

Kalmar's empty container handler

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has been awarded an order to supply DP World’s flagship terminal, Jebel Ali Port in Dubai with 13 new generation empty container handlers. The order was booked into Cargotec’s 2016 fourth quarter order intake. The deliveries will begin in the second quarter of 2017 and are scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. ... Read More »

Increase in environmentally friendly ships at Gothenburg Port

Last year, one in three ships calling the Port of Gothenburg received an environmental discount on port charges, representing an 83% increase on 2015. The port rewards vessels classified as green according to industry environmental indexes, the Environmental Ship Index (ESI) and Clean Shipping Index (CSI). In total, 75 vessels received a 10% discount on port charges based on gross ... Read More »

ICTSI to expand Honduras terminal

A subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has signed a contract with China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) for the first phase of the expansion of the Specialised Container and Cargo Terminal in Puerto Cortes, Honduras. The first phase covers the construction of a 350 m long berth with a controlling depth of 15.5 m, two trestles that will ... Read More »

DP World to develop special economic zone in Kazakhstan

DP World already has a similar contract for Khorgos SEZ

DP World has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Kazakhstan government for the development of a special economic zone in Aktau. The terminal operator’s group and chairman, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, has previously endorsed Kazakhstan’s potential in developing production and logistics facilities to take advantage of China’s One Belt, One Road strategy. The Dubai-based company already holds a management ... Read More »

DCT Gdansk marks record throughput

A Triple-E vessel at the new T2 berth

Deepwater Container Terminal (DCT) Gdansk handled 1.3m teu in 2016, marking a Polish record for annual container volumes handled. The facility surpassed its previous record of 1.068m teu in October 2016. According to a company statement, the result was influenced by the growing need for direct vessel calls in the Baltic and the visible growth of cargo targeted at Eastern ... Read More »

DP World: Indian greenfield sites not “the way forward”

DP World group chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, has suggested that focusing on increasing the productivity of current port and transport infrastructure rather than prioritising greenfield port developments is “the way forward” in India. Last year, the Indian government launched its National Perspective Plan (NPP) featuring proposals for six to eight new ports, over 40 port-capacity enhancement projects and ... Read More »

Ashdod container volumes up 11%

Ashdod Port is located 40 km south of Tel Aviv

Container volumes handled by Ashdod Port Company increased by 11% during the first ten months of last year, as the port bucked industry trends. The Israeli hub recorded 1.2m teu in container throughput, while the volume of general cargo also increased by 30.3% over the same period of time. Recorded revenue also rose to 985m shekels (US$256m). Yitzchak Blumenthal, CEO ... Read More »

Dynamar: Further chance of shipping line consolidation in 2017

Small liner companies will come under “great pressure” to consider consolidation during 2017 according to shipping consultancy Dynamar, owing to tough industry conditions. Research from the analyst’s annual ‘Top 25 Container Liner Operators’ publication shows that the combined net result of twelve reporting lines fell by more than US$13bn during the first nine months of 2016. The previous year had ... Read More »

Konecranes completes acquisition of Terex MHPS

The Finnish brand will sell mobile harbour cranes under the name, Konecranes Gottwald

Konecranes has completed the acquisition of Terex Corporation’s material handling and port solutions (MHPS) business segment. The consideration for the MHPS business is US$595m and €200m (US$212m) in cash and 19,600,000 new class B shares, making Terex a 25% shareholder in Konecranes. The subscription price for a share is €35.01 (US$37.11) which was the closing price of Konecranes’ class A ... Read More »

HHLA appoints new CEO

Angela Titzrath has significant experience in the car industry

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) has appointed Angela Titzrath as chairman of its executive board, with her assuming the role on January 1, 2017. She has been a member of the company’s executive board since October 1, 2016. Titzrath stated that she is excited to be appointed “in what is a challenging time for HHLA”. “The world around us ... Read More »