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DP World to take control of Embraport

The Brazilian competition regulator has approved DP World’s purchase of Odebrecht’s 66.7% share in the Embraport terminal at the Port of Santos, Brazil, local media reported. Following the purchase, for which the terms have yet to be finalised, DP World will take full control of the 1.3 m teu terminal. The Brazilian construction company has recently been involved in the ... Read More »

Panama Canal to change tolls structure

The expanded Panama Canal officially opened in June last year

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has published a proposal to modify its current tolls structure in an attempt to attract more traffic and ensure competitiveness. The ACP decided to offer additional incentives to the containership segment after considering the current utilisation of the neo-Panamax locks and the feedback received during meetings with customers in Asia, Europe and North America. The ... Read More »

Liebherr to start crane retrofit project

Liebherr is set to retrofit an Eimskip container vessel with two new ship cranes. The company’s ship crane department is expected to start retrofitting the Icelandic shipping company’s ship with the two CBW 2800 ship cranes in September this year. The machines are able to handle cargo with a maximum outreach of 31.5 m and a maximum capacity of 60 ... Read More »

Asia’s first fully-automated terminal implements Navis N4

Asia’s first fully automated terminal Qingdao New Qianwan Container Terminal (QQCTN) has implemented Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS) as part of the first phase of a wider automation project. The terminal, located at the Port of Qingdao, China, went live commercially earlier this month and is undergoing a three-phased automation project. According to Navis, QQCTN, which has two berths ... Read More »

MSC to expand Côte d’Ivoire terminal

The terminal will be able to handle 14,000 teu ships

The Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has signed a 35-year concession agreement to expand a container terminal at the Port of San Pedro in Côte d’Ivoire. The project, which will involve a total initial investment of nearly CFA 300bn (US$511.4m), will allow San Pedro Container Terminal (TCSP) to handle 14,000 teu ships. After an initial phase in which San Pedro Port ... Read More »

MOL windshield reduces CO2 emissions

The device was installed on MOL Marvel

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has completed in-service testing of a wind resistance-reducing windshield which it claims reduces carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by approximately 2%. As part of the test, the windshield, which was co-developed by the carrier, was installed on the bow of the containership MOL Marvel sailing at 17 knots per hour. According to MOL, the emissions reduction of approximately ... Read More »

ICTSI pulls out of Nigeria terminal project

ICTSI has terminated a sub-concession agreement to develop and operate a container terminal at Lekki Port, Nigeria, despite its ongoing strategy of investing in Africa. The port operator’s subsidiary Lekki International Container Terminal Services LFTZ Enterprise (LICTSE) and Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise (LPLE) have mutually agreed to terminate it due to delays in executing the project. According to ICTSI, LICTSE ... Read More »

Guayaquil to operate Ecuador’s largest cranes

The terminal's dock will be extended by 120 m

Terminal Portuario Guayaquil (TPG) has received Ecuador’s largest cranes as part of a wider expansion project. The SAAM-operated terminal took delivery of two new super post-Panamax cranes featuring a 105 m lift height and a 60 m horizontal outreach reaching 22 rows of containers. The machines, which have a container capacity of 65 tonnes, are able to load or unload ... Read More »

Port Everglades to start US$437m expansion project

Port Everglades is set to start a US$437.5m expansion project to add new berths and crane rail infrastructure after receiving unanimous approval from the local county commissioners. The two-part expansion plan includes construction of up to five new berths to handle larger cargo vessels, and the upgrade of the existing crane rail infrastructure to house new super post-Panamax units. As ... Read More »

Kalmar delivers five RTGs to Taiwan

The units are expected to improve the terminals’ operational efficiency

Kalmar has delivered five rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes to Evergreen International Storage & Transport in Taiwan. The new machines will be operated at the company’s Taoyuan Inland Container Terminal and Hsichih Inland Container Terminal. The new RTGs, which join six Kalmar empty container handlers already operated by the Taiwanese inland terminal operator, are expected to help the company improve its ... Read More »