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Oakland’s volumes rise slightly

There have been numerous investments at Oakland

The Port of Oakland has announced that its container volumes have increased by 1% in 2017. The Californian port handled 1.83m teu in 2016 and 1.85m teu in 2017. In its yearly review, the port authority outlined the investments it is making like a 283,000 sq. ft refrigerated distribution centre which will open in the summer of 2018. Construction will ... Read More »

Terminal Link set to buy Libra Terminais

Terminal Link is set to buy the Brazilian terminal operator Libra Terminais, according to Brazilian media reports and a local source familiar with the matter. Terminal Link is jointly owned by CMA CGM (51%) and China Merchant Holdings International (49%) and both companies have individually been trying to buy Brazilian terminals for several years. China Merchants recently bought 90% of Terminal ... Read More »

Italian transshipment troubles hit Contship’s results

Volumes fell at Gioia Tauro

A decline in its Mediterranean transshipment business has led to a fall in Contship Italia’s 2017 throughput volumes. In particular, traffic declined at the company’s Southern Italian transshipment terminals in Gioia Tauro and Cagliari. Traffic at Medcenter Container Terminal, Gioia Tauro, was down 12.5% from 2.8m teu to 2.45m teu and traffic at Cagliari International Container Terminal, on the island ... Read More »

Lisbon’s volumes up 26%

The Port of Lisbon has increased its container throughput to 493,253 teu in 2017. The Portuguese port’s volumes rose by 19% in the year – the highest growth rate of any of the national ports in Portugal. Lídia Sequeira, President of Port of Lisbon Authority, highlights that “these figures are very encouraging, specially because they show that the strategy adopted, ... Read More »

Cork’s volumes grow by 3.7%

Cork's container terminals grew in 2017

In 2017, the Port of Cork’s container volumes grew by 3.7% in to 217,763 teu at the port’s two container terminals – Tivoli and Ringaskiddy. The Chief Executive of the Port of Cork Company Brenan Keating said: “This increase is a clear indication that consumer markets are beginning to open up with both imports and exports on the rise through ... Read More »

Remote-controlled cranes arrive in Laem Chabang

The cranes were manufactured by ZPMC

Three super post-Panamax quay cranes and eight electric rubber-tyred gantry cranes have arrived at Terminal D in the Thai port of Laem Chabang. Remote control technology has been installed on all the cranes and the terminal, which is run by Hutchison Ports, will be the first terminal in Thailand with remote-control cranes. According to Hutchison Ports, these cranes will play ... Read More »

UK minister suggests building bridge to France

The shortest distance between the mainland UK and France is just 33km

The UK’s Foreign Secretary has floated the idea of building a bridge over the ‘English Channel’ to France. At an Anglo-French Summit, minister Boris Johnson discussed the idea with French President Emmanuel Macron who is reported to have reacted positively. The idea of a Channel Bridge and a three-lane highway was proposed in 1981 but was rejected as ships would ... Read More »

Ocean Network Express gains final regulatory approval

The three members of the Ocean Network Express have announced that their joint venture has now gained all the regulatory approvals that it needs. The final authority to approve the joint venture between the three Asian carriers was the South African Competition Commission which has just granted approval with conditions requiring measures regarding competition law compliance. The Commission had originally ... Read More »

Hamburg terminals set for Camco VirtualGate app

The app is designed to be easy for truck drivers to use

Camco Technologies has announced that three Hamburg terminals will use the company’s VirtualGate mobile app. HHLA’s three terminals at the port will implement the app which speeds up the process of getting trucks through terminal gates. The app allows truck drivers to pre-register their visit and loading information before entering the terminals, thus gaining time at the gates. To use ... Read More »

Dunkirk increases volumes by 10%

Dunkirk is expanding its container capacity

The Port of Dunkirk has increased its container throughput in 2017 despite bad weather hitting some of its key trading partners. Throughput was up by 10% to 374,000 teu at the Northern French port, which is the country’s leading port for containerised fruit and vegetable imports. In a statement, the Port of Dunkirk said: “During 2017, this activity suffered the ... Read More »