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Ashdod Port to use natural gas as an energy source

Ashdod Port handled 1.5m teu last year

Ashdod Port will improve its energy and environmental efficiency as it becomes the first port in Israel to use natural gas as an energy source. The Ashdod Port Company has won 2.8m shekels (US$767,312) in grants from the Ministry of Energy to use natural gas as an energy source and establish a natural gas fuelling station. Isaac Blumenthal, CEO of ... Read More »


IMO: “Just-In-Time” ship operations could reduce CO2 emissions

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has proposed the “Just-In-Time” ship operation concept which would alert ships about the availability of the berths to significantly reduce emissions. Currently, terminal operators and service providers share very little information about completion times which means ships often spend hours or days waiting at anchor outside of ports. Incoming ships need to know in advance ... Read More »

APM Terminals sells Izmir Aliağa Terminal to SOCAR

The terminal handled around 200,000 teu last year

APM Terminals (APMT) will divest its container terminal in Izmir, Turkey to its current partner the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR). The terminal, to be named Petlim Container Terminal, will have a future capacity of 1.3m teu per year and is the largest container terminal in Turkey’s Aegean region and the third largest in Turkey. In the new ... Read More »

Liverpool welcomes trial COSCO vessel call

The Port of Liverpool welcomed a trial vessel call from COSCO on October 17, which it said demonstrated the strength of its relationships with China. COSCO’s MV Jork will unload mainly high value Asian goods at the port for fast delivery into the supply chain across the UK. Cargo is expected to be at its final destination hours after discharge ... Read More »

Konecranes to deliver 52 ARMG cranes to Abu Dhabi Terminals

Konecranes will supply Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) with 52 automated rail mounted gantry (ARMG) cranes for the second phase of building the Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT). The order will be booked in the fourth quarter of 2018 and the parties involved have agreed not to disclose the value of the deal. The new ARMG cranes will be similar to ... Read More »

Lithuanian Railways, Metrans and Port of Hamburg sign MoU

Axel Mattern, joint CEO of Port of Hamburg Marketing, and Egidijus Lazauskas, deputy Director-General for Lithuanian Railways

The Port of Hamburg has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Lithuanian Railways, hoping to strengthen cooperation on the routes to and from the Port of Hamburg. In addition, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG – HHLA’s intermodal subsidiary Metrans, and Lithuanian Railways signed a Letter of Intent to promote and improve cross-border freight flows. Seaborne freight transport between the Port of ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »