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US Senators warn China may take over Djibouti port

Doraleh Container Terminal, Djibouti

Two US Senators have written to the country’s Secretary of State warning him that China may take over Djibouti port and increase its influence in the Horn of Africa. Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Chris Coons said they were alarmed that, after Djibouti seized the port from UAE-owned DP World in February and nationalised it in September, it may cede the ... Read More »

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Le Havre, Rouen and Paris ports to merge

French Prime Minister Eduoard Phillipe has announced plans to merge the Northern French ports of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris by 2021. The ports are already jointly represented by HAROPA but the government is proposing making them a single public institution. On 15 November, Philippe tweeted about this issue. His words roughly translate as: “In order to have a real ... Read More »

Maersk blames disappointing European imports for weak container trade

Bunker prices rose by 47% in Q3

Maersk has blamed disappointing levels of imports from the UK, Turkey and the Mediterranean from China for “weaker than expected” global container trade figures in the third quarter of 2018. While Maersk increased its volumes by 5% in this quarter, excluding Hamburg Sud, these figures are skewed by the fact that the third quarter of 2017 was when a cyber-attack ... Read More »

Planned new Dutch terminal cancelled

The Kramer Group has announced that it is cancelling its plans to build a container terminal in the Dutch city of Vlissingen. According to local public broadcaster Omroep Zeeland, the company’s commercial director Ted Holleman said that the company and its partners in Vlissingen were not able to gurantee enough containers to make the terminal profitable. Kramer operates a terminal in ... Read More »

Panama Canal Authority to relaunch Corozal project in 2020

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) is planning to relaunch the concession process to build and operate a new container terminal at Corozal on the Pacific side of the canal in 2020. Following a market study, the ACP is opting for a smaller scale project featuring one fewer berth in the first phase in an effort to reduce the risk to ... Read More »

US studies dredging of Miami harbour

Miami's harbour may be dredged

The US Army Corps of Engineers is studying further dredging of Miami’s harbour to allow bigger ships to pass. Some areas of the harbour’s access channel may be deepened or widened by the US government so that the port can handle 14,000 teu vessels. With the expansion of the Panama Canal in 2016, there has been an increase in the ... Read More »

Tideworks and MIT collaborate to promote maritime education

MIT handled 1.9m teu in 2017

Tideworks Technology and Manzanillo International Terminal-Panamá (MIT) have entered into an agreement with two universities to strengthen professional maritime education in the Latin American and Caribbean region. Tideworks, MIT, the International Maritime University of Panama (UMIP) and the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) of Jamaica are signing a letter of intent for academic collaboration at TOC Americas on November 13. As part ... Read More »

Turkish Safiport chooses CyberLogitec’s TOS

IT solutions provider CyberLogitec will implement its OPUS terminal operating system (TOS) at Turkey’s Safiport Derince as part of a project to develop the port’s container facilities. The Safi Holding-operated container terminal, which is located in Turkey’s Marmara region, is set to go live with OPUS Terminal in the first quarter of 2019. The TOS, which is expected to increase ... Read More »

Maersk transfers service from Felixstowe to London

Felixstowe started experiencing operational delays in June 2017. Copyright: Courtesy of the Port of Felixstowe

Maersk Line has announced that its AE7 service will transfer from Felixstowe to London Gateway to reduce the possibility of experiencing “unexpected disruption”. The Port of Felixstowe, which is operated by Hutchison Ports, started experiencing operational delays following the implementation of a new in-house terminal operating system (TOS) replacing Navis in June. The problems with the go-live resulted in delays ... Read More »

ICTSI plans to develop two ports in the Philippines

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has submitted a proposal to develop two ports in Iloilo, Philippines, for an estimated total investment of over PhP5bn (US$94m). The company submitted a Letter of Intent to the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) to modernise the infrastructure and superstructure of the Iloilo Port Complex and the Port of Dumangas, and eventually manage and operate ... Read More »

Navis survey finds maritime sector prioritising technological investments

A study by Navis, designed to track the perceptions, intentions and mindset of the global maritime industry, has found that the vast majority of the sector plans to increase investments in new technology within the next 12 months. Of 170 participants in the Navis Business Bellwether survey, over 90% of respondents expect their companies to increase technology spending in the ... Read More »