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Philadelphia chooses ZPMC for gantry cranes

Philadelphia’s port operator has concluded the purchase agreement for two super post-Panamax container gantry cranes. The two cranes will be delivered by Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company Limited (ZPMC) and will cost US$23.5m for both of them. The cranes will be put to work at Packer Avenue Marine Terminal (PAMT), along with two other new gantry cranes purchased this year. The first ... Read More »

CMA CGM completes sale of Los Angeles terminal stake

CMA CGM is trying to sell off assets

CMA CGM has completed its sale of a 90% stake in Global Gateway South Terminal in Los Angeles. The stake has been sold for about US$820m to EQT Infrastructure III and its partner P5 Infrastructure. The terminal was valued at US$875m. CMA CGM will remain a minority shareholder with 10% of the GGS terminal and will continue to be a major ... Read More »

Kalmar launches ‘Essential’ range for Asia-Pacific

Kalmar essential range and TL2

Kalmar has introduced its ‘Essential’ range of port machinery at a conference in Hong Kong. The ‘Essential’ range is aimed at the Asia-Pacific market and comprises reachstackers, empty container handlers and forlkifts. The range is based on Kalmar’s G-generation platform. As well as the ‘Essential’ range, the company has introduced a new TL2 terminal tractor for Asia-Pacific customers. The ‘Essential’ ... Read More »

Macandrews and OPDR set to merge

Two CMA CGM subsidiaries, Macandrews and OPDR, will merge on January 1, 2018. The two companies specialise in intra-European transport  and will have their headquarters in Hamburg. The merged company will have a presence in 16 countries. It will also have 36 agencies, 595 employees (310 from OPDR and 285 from Macandrews) and 18 services. Macandrews claims to be the oldest shipping ... Read More »

Singapore terminal adds new berth

The COSCO-PSA terminal (CPT) in Singapore has gained a third berth. The launch of the third berth follows Cosco and PSA’s supplemental agreement signed in March 2016. This agreement replaced the original two berths in CPT located at Pasir Panjang Terminal 1 with three new and larger berths at Pasir Panjang Terminal 5. The first two berths  commenced operations on 1 ... Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd completes integration with UASC

Hapag-Lloyd's headquarters will remain in Hamburg

Hapag-Lloyd has declared that its integration of the United Arab Shipping Company is now completed. The two companies merged on May 24, 2017 so it has taken six months to bring together the operating businesses, the IT systems, the different fleets, and the corresponding departments and country organisations. Hapag-Lloyd CEO said: “Thanks to the very good cooperation of our teams we have ... Read More »

APM Terminals commits to Ghana road safety

APM Terminals (APMT) has signed an agreement to maximise road safety around its new port in the Ghanian city of Tema. The company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ghanian government and road safety charity Amend. The deal commits APMT to ensure port access roads and highways, which will handle the inland transportation from the port, are ... Read More »

HHLA introduces slot-booking for Hamburg trucks

As ships get bigger in Hamburg, so do peaks in truck visits

Hamburg Hafen Und Logistik (HHLA) has launched a policy which means trucks can only enter its terminals if they have booked a slot for their visit. The slot-booking process is part of the “Fuhre 4.0” initiative – a move by HHLA to develop digital solutions for intelligent container transport. In recent years, the capacity of the container ships handled at ... Read More »

Thermo King introduces new energy logging software

Reefer company Thermo King has launched new software for its Magnum Plus reefers with the MP-4000 controller. The new energy-logging software will be standard on all new units beginning in 2018 and is available for all existing Magnum Plus reefers through a software update. “From the beginning, our technology was built to deliver the highest efficiency, maximum cooling capacity and ... Read More »

Carrier Transicold reefers become even colder

Some of the Seaco NaturaLine units

Reefer manufacturer Carrier Transicold has announced that its NaturaLINE reefers can now reach new levels of coldness. The reefers can now achieve and maintain a temperature of -40 degrees Celsius, which is also -40 degrees Fahrenheit. The company’s senior product manager for global container refrigeration, Jim Taeckens, said: “The minus 40 C capability can help shipping lines – especially those seeking ... Read More »