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Court declares Hanjin bankrupt

Hanjin filed for court receivership in August

South Korean carrier Hanjin Shipping has been declared bankrupt by a court months after filing for court receivership. The Seoul Central District Court court said in a statement that it chose a bankruptcy administrator and creditors’ claims are due by May 1 this year. The creditors’ first meeting is expected to be held on June 1, 2017. A statement by ... Read More »

Antwerp’s Deurganck dock to open at night

They will extend their opening hours starting from March 20

Container terminals at the Port Antwerp’s Deurganck dock are scheduled to start opening around the clock on weekdays to spread the flow of trucks more efficiently. The port’s two biggest container terminals, MSC PSA European Terminal (MPET) and DP World Antwerp Gateway, both located in the port’s Deurganck dock, will extend their opening hours as of March 20 to allow containers’ ... Read More »

EU MEPs support shipping inclusion in emissions trading scheme

The European Parliament will vote again after a final legislation is drafted

The European Parliament has voted in support of a draft proposal to incorporate international shipping into the EU Emissions Trading System (EU-ETS) starting from 2023 if an international measure is not introduced by 2021. The regulation would apply to all ships calling at EU ports, including non-EU flag ones. The inclusion of shipping in the system was part of draft ... Read More »

Marseille Fos CEO calls for united approach to hinterland transport

The port has three rail and three river services per day

The CEO of the Port of Marseille Fos, France, has called for a united approach to promote hinterland rail and waterways connections following her appointment as 2017 chair of the promotional body for Rhone-Saone river services Medlink Ports. Speaking at her appointment ceremony, Christine Cabau Woehrel argued that efficiency as well as national and international visibility can be boosted by ... Read More »

Maersk Line introduces two new 2M services

The carrier is also merging two of its Asia-US West Coast services

Maersk Line has introduced two new services to run on the 2M alliance network it operates with the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC). The carrier’s AE7 and TP16 services are expected to allow Maersk Line and MSC to accommodate the volumes coming from the slot purchase agreements with Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) and Hamburg Süd. Under the recently announced agreements, the ... Read More »

German court: Elbe dredging project needs improving

The project has been delayed again

A German court has ruled that plans to dredge the river Elbe in Hamburg have to be improved before works can continue. The news follows the filing of a complaint by green organisations raising worries over the potential environmental impact of the fairway adjustment of the Lower and Outer Elbe. While stating that parts of the planning process broke planning ... Read More »

Kalmar reports fall in 2016 orders

Finnish equipment manufacturer Kalmar has reported a 2% year-on-year drop to €1.72bn (US$1.8bn) in the orders received last year. However, the company recorded an 11% year-on-year rise to €440m (US$469m) in orders received during the fourth quarter attributable to a good demand in the EMEA region. Kalmar’s sales were up 2% from €1.67bn (US$1.78bn) in 2015 to €1.7bn (US$1.8bn) last ... Read More »

Quetzal container termimal to start operations in March

APMT obtained the concession through the acquisition of Grup TCB

APM Terminals (APMT)’s container facility in Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala, is scheduled to start operations on March 9, 2017. Terminal de Contenedores Quetzal (TCQ), which APMT obtained the concession to operate through the acquisition of Grup TCB last year, is set to start its operations by handling Maersk’s 2,546 teu vessel Sealand Balboa, according to a customer advisory. A statement by ... Read More »

Djibouti’s new port to be completed in March

The Port of Djibouti has announced that its new Doraleh Multipurpose Port (DMP) will be completed by the end of March 2017. Construction of the new 690 ha facility, which will feature four separate terminals for handling containers, ro/ro, breakbulk and bulk, is expected to have required a total investment of over U$590m. The new port recently received several new ... Read More »

DP World announces drop in UAE volumes

UAE volumes were affected by challenging market conditions in Jebel Ali

Dubai-based port operator DP World has reported a 5.3% year-on-year drop in its United Arab Emirates (UAE) gross container throughput last year. Volumes at the company’s terminals in the UAE fell from 15.6m teu in 2015 to 14.8m teu last year amid challenging market conditions at its flagship Jebel Ali Port. The operator’s consolidated volumes, which are handled in terminals ... Read More »