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MSC partners with Traxens to provide smart container solutions

MSC has committed to equipping 50,000 dry cargo containers in the coming months with smart container solutions, using Internet of Things (IoT) solutions by Traxens. Traxens provides shippers with an internet-connected device which permanently fixes onto a container that allows it to collect and communicate real-time data on its position and movements throughout its journey. It includes other factors that aim ... Read More »

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APMT Bahrain installs new weighbridges at Khalifa Bin Salman Port

The weighbridges in action

APM Terminals (APMT) Bahrain has installed three new weighbridges at Khalifa Bin Salman Port in order to enhance its Verified Gross Mass (VGM) service offerings. The new pit-mounted weighbridges, which include a combination of fully and semi-automated units, will be located at three different points with two IN weighbridges at the entry gate and one OUT weighbridge inside the container ... Read More »

DP World Berbera enters first phase of construction

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, group chairman and CEO of DP World

DP World Berbera has started the first phase of construction on the development of the multi-purpose Berbera port in the Republic of Somaliland. The first phase consists of building a 400 m quay, a 250,000 sq m yard extension and the development of a free zone with the aim to create a new regional trading hub. DP World Berbera will ... Read More »

ONE and Hapag-Lloyd to cooperate together on bilateral feeder network

Hapag-Lloyd has entered a bilateral feeder network cooperation with Ocean Network Express (ONE), which has already started on its first trades. The two companies launched a new Intra-Asia service, the Bohai Feeder (BHX), in August and Hapag-Lloyd and ONE will share space on their feeder services under this agreement. The partners have further plans to introduce a new Intra-Europe service, ... Read More »

CEVA Logistics rejects US$1.5bn take over bid from DSV

CMA CGM currently holds a 24.99% stake in CEVA

CEVA Logistics has rejected a US$1.5bn bid from DSV, while CMA CGM is considering increasing its 25% stake in CEVA. The French carrier reaffirmed its ambition to turn the company into a stronger logistics leader and said it supports the decision of CEVA’s board of directors to reject the bid. CEVA’s board of directors agreed to modify the current agreement between ... Read More »

Port of Long Beach receives grant for Energy Resiliency Project

The Port of Long Beach has received a US$5m grant from the California Energy Commission to help build its US$7.1m “microgrid” to ensure a stable supply of energy. The grant will help the port to install a solar carport, power storage systems and advanced controls at its security headquarters, the Joint Command and Control centre. The goal of the California Energy Commission’s ... Read More »

Port of Tilbury calls for a direct road connection onto Lower Thames Crossing

Aerial of Port of Tilbury

The Port of Tilbury has continued to call for a direct road connection onto the Lower Thames Crossing (LTC) as the 10-week statutory consultation for the LTC development consent order begins. The proposed new motorway will connect Kent, Thurrock and Essex through a tunnel beneath the River Thames and aims to provide quicker and more reliable journeys locally, regionally and ... Read More »

Port of Salalah prepares for Cyclone Luban

Update October 14: The Port of Salalah has temporarily halted all operations, with the exception of safety and security, due to warnings from local authorities about tropical storm Luban. The Public Authority of Civil Aviation (PACA) warned that the Dhofar Governorate is likely to be affected by heavy rain and fresh winds that could result in flash floods. PACA advised residents ... Read More »

MCI to deliver 8,600 reefers to Hapag-Lloyd

2,000 units will have Controlled Atmosphere

Maersk Container Industry (MCI) has been awarded a large order of 8,600 reefer units from Hapag-Lloyd, representing the majority of the carrier’s recent 11,100 reefer bookings. The order includes 2,000 units equipped with Controlled Atmosphere (CA) and MCI has commenced production at its Qingdao site in China. All 8,600 reefers are ready to switch over to a low Global Warming ... Read More »

Liebherr to supply ten electric RTGs to Montreal

Montreal Gateway Terminal Partnership (MGT) has ordered ten electric rubber-tyred gantry (ERTG) cranes from Liebherr Container Cranes. The units will be delivered to both the Cast and Racine Terminals in 2019. In 2016, a conductor bar system was installed at the terminal, and associated electrical and mechanical works retrofitted to two of the earlier delivered Liebherr RTGs to allow for full electric ... Read More »

ICTSI to further expand terminal in Manila

An artist’s perspective of Berths 7 and 8 and the full back up area for Berths 9 and 10

The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has approved capacity improvements to accommodate larger vessels at International Container Terminal Services’ (ICTSI) flagship operation, the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT). As part of its contractual obligations with PPA, ICTSI is set to begin construction on berth 7 in mid-October in the first phase of improvements which also includes the construction of berth 8. ... Read More »