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The Ocean Alliance extends cooperation until 2027

CMA CGM will operate 111 ships on the alliance's new services

The Ocean Alliance, comprised of shipping lines CMA CGM, COSCO Shipping, Evergreen and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), has extended its cooperation agreement until March 31, 2027. First launched in 2017 for an initial period of five years with the option for a five-year renewal, the alliance is one of the world’s largest operational agreements between shipping companies. In a ... Read More »

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APM Terminals submits design for Poti Sea Port expansion

APM Terminals (APMT) Poti and Poti New Terminals Consortium have submitted a conceptual design for a first stage construction permit for the expansion of the Poti Sea Port in Georgia. The plans were received by the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia. Klaus Laursen, managing director of APMT Poti, said: “After high-level and in-depth negotiations with authorities, cargo ... Read More »

Port of Oakland still targeting growth despite trade uncertainty

The port handled 2.55m teu last year

The Port of Oakland is still aiming for growth in 2019 despite the uncertainty in world trade potentially affecting freight markets. John Driscoll, maritime director at the port, said: “The container shipping sector starts the year with uncertainty due to global trade conflicts. “Nevertheless, the Port of Oakland remains committed to a growth strategy that provides efficient cargo movement for ... Read More »

Jintang International Container Terminal implements Navis N4

Jintang International Container Terminal (JTCT), part of Tangshan Port Group, has gone live with Navis N4 as part of a plan to handle 5m teu annually by 2020. The Port of Tangshan, located on the coast of Tangshan Municipality, Hebei, in Northern China, is the ninth largest port in China and is composed of three separate port areas, Jingtang, Caofeidian ... Read More »

2M Alliance commits to permanent Liverpool Service

Liverpool gained the service after disruption at Felixstowe

The Port of Liverpool will receive a permanent call from the TA4 service, jointly run by Maersk and MSC, connecting Europe with several US ports. The move follows the introduction of a temporary call in July 2018, a result from continued disruption at the Port of Felixstowe. Mark Whitworth, chief executive of Peel Ports, said: “The tide is clearly turning ... Read More »

Volumes up 5% at Port of Sines

Sines Container Terminal – Terminal XXI – handled 1.75m teu last year, representing a 5% growth in container volumes at the port. The throughput constituted a total of 22m tonnes, giving the terminal a 46% share of the port’s total volmes across all cargo types. As a whole, the Port of Sines handled 47.9m tonnes, corresponding to an homologous decrease ... Read More »

PSA records strong volume growth in Singapore and beyond

PSA Singapore handled 36.31m teu last year

PSA International handled 81m teu at its port projects around the world in 2018, with its flagship Singapore facility and its global terminals contributing to overall volume growth of 9.1%. PSA Singapore handled 36.31m teu, representing growth of 8.9%, while PSA’s facilities outside Singapore handled 44.69m teu, an increase of 9.3%. Tan Chong Meng, Group CEO of PSA, said: “2018 ... Read More »

Exolgan orders four hybrid RTGs from Kalmar

Exolgan has ordered four rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes with hybrid drivelines for its container terminal in Buenos Aires. The order, which also includes the supply of a spare parts package for the machines, was booked in Cargotec’s 2018 Q4 order intake with delivery scheduled to take place in late 2019. The equipment forms part of Exolgan’s fleet expansion programme, boosting ... Read More »

ABP invests £250m to prepare for a No-Deal Brexit

Associated British Ports (ABP) has invested a total of £250m (US$321.3m) since the EU referendum in 2016 with the aim to “keep Britain trading through Brexit”. The UK port operator has claimed that it has been actively working to support businesses anxious about the event of a No-Deal Brexit and the potential severe disruption this may cause at the Port ... Read More »

ICTSI’s MICT receives Philippines’ first eco-friendly RTGs

Four hybrid RTGs were delivered to MICT

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI)’s Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) has received the Philippines’ first hybrid rubber-tired gantries (RTGs), as part of a long-term investment in capacity enhancement and environmental efficiency. Four out of 16 hybrid RTGs have been delivered, each equipped with a 200kVA Li-ion battery and a smaller diesel engine that aims to improve the carbon footprint ... Read More »

South Carolina Ports welcomes agriculture export transload facility

C&M Hog Farm’s transload facility has opened, handling soybeans and other local products bound for overseas markets via Inland Port Dillon, part of South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA). Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO, said: “The expansion of C&M is exciting news that reflects the benefits of Inland Port Dillon for farming and agricultural business across the Carolinas.” Demand for ... Read More »