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CMA CGM launches direct Morocco-Russia service

The new service will connect Agadir to Saint Petersburg directly

French shipping company CMA CGM is launching a new direct service between Morocco and Russia expected to improve conditions for the delivery of fruits and vegetables. The enhanced weekly AGAX service will be able to deliver Moroccan produces to Russia in only eight days without any stopover. The service, which is provided by CMA CGM and its subsidiaries OPDR and ... Read More »

PSA starts collaboration with Singapore Institute of Technology

Port operator PSA has signed an agreement with the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) to improve PSA staff’s ability to handle and work with smart systems. Under the terms of the new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), SIT’s education unit SITLEARN will develop and deliver a Systems Engineering training programme for PSA engineers and PSA Engineering and Infocomm Technology (ICT)’s employees. ... Read More »

New overtime ban set at APMT Gothenburg

The ban is part on an ongoing labour dispute

The Swedish Dockworkers’ Union has issued notice of a new overtime ban entering into force today afternoon at the Port of Gothenburg’s APM Terminals (APMT)-operated container terminal. The ban, which is part of an ongoing labour dispute, is expected to continue until midnight on April 30 unless the dispute is resolved earlier. The planned ban includes overtime, the recruitment of ... Read More »

Yilport records 2016 throughput growth

Robert Yuksel Yildirim, chairman of Yilport Holding

The Turkish Yildirim Group’s port operating and logistics subsidiary Yilport Holding has recorded a 5% year-on-year growth to 3.9m teu in its gross container volumes last year. Volumes at the company’s terminal in Turkey, Yilport Gebze, went up by 6% year-on-year to 400,000 teu in 2016. Growth was also registered at Yilport’s Nordic terminals, especially following the company’s acquisition last ... Read More »

Carrier receives new order from Maersk Line

Delivery is scheduled for the first quarter

Maersk Line has ordered the first 100 of a total of 200 refrigerated containers to be equipped with Carrier Transicold’s NaturaLINE natural-refrigerant based system. NaturaLINE is a more environmentally friendly solution as it is the first container refrigeration system to use the natural refrigerant carbon dioxide, a safe and non-ozone depleting gas with a global warming potential (GWP) of one. Unlike ... Read More »

DP World London Gateway to open third berth

DP World London Gateway is expected to officially open its third berth for full operations at the end of March this year. The start of full operations at the new berth will meet the increase in traffic expected following the launch in April of the new THE Alliance, which will begin calling the facilities with its new Asia-Europe and transatlantic ... Read More »

Liebherr Maritime Cranes delivers reachstaker to Dublin

The unit was produced in Sunderland, UK

Liebherr Maritime Cranes has delivered a new reachstacker to Doyle Shipping Group for its container facilities at the Port of Dublin. The LRS 545 reachstacker, which features a low front end allowing increased visibility for the operator when placing the containers onto the train, is being used at the company’s facility mainly to load and unload containers to and from ... Read More »

Maersk unveils blockchain project with IBM

Maersk has started collaborating with US technology company International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) on a new project to use blockchain technology to enhance cross-border supply chain. The blockchain solution, which is based on the open source Linux Foundation’s open source Hyperledger Fabric and built by the two companies, is expected to help manage and track the paper trail of shipping ... Read More »

PSA calls for proposals for Container Port 4.0

PSA International (PSA)’s corporate venture capital arm PSA unboXed has put out a second call for technology solutions proposals in support of an incubator programme to develop a futuristic container port. The company invited start-ups and potential partners to put forward innovative solutions to test-bed in the PSA Living Lab as part of its incubator programme Container Port (CP) 4.0. ... Read More »

Kalmar opens new jetty in China

Finnish equipment manufacturer Kalmar and Rainbow-Cargotec Industries Co., Ltd (RCI) have opened a new jetty in Taicang, China. The new jetty, which will allow delivery of fully erected Kalmar yard cranes from RCI, is 361 m long with a water depth of 12 m. The jetty, which will support Kalmar’s business growth in the Asia-Pacific region, will be able to ... Read More »