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Contship Italia to sell Medcenter Container Terminal to MSC

The terminal can handle three mega vessels simultaneously

Contship Italia has entered into negotiations with MSC for the sale of its 50% shares in CSM Italia Gate S.p.A, the company that controls MCT – Medcenter Container Terminal. MCT is the concessionaire of the container terminal activities in the port of Gioia Tauro where MSC is already a partner and the main customer. In order to speed up the ... Read More »

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Wilhelmsen and Airbus trial drone deliveries to vessels at anchorage

Wilhelmsen and Airbus have started a shore-to-ship Singapore pilot project, marking the first deployment of drone technology in real-time port conditions, delivering a variety of small, time-critical items to working vessels at anchorage. Lifting off from Marina South Pier in Singapore with 3D printed consumables from Wilhelmsen’s onshore 3D printing micro-factory, the Airbus Skyways drone navigated autonomously along pre-determined ‘aerial-corridors’ in ... Read More »

Trump allocates US$138m for Charleston harbour deepening

President Trump’s fiscal year 2020 budget includes US$138m for the Charleston Harbour Deepening Project, which involves dredging the harbour to 52 ft. Inclusion in the budget makes the project eligible for direct appropriations by Congress through the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill this year. Bill Stern, board chair of South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA), said: “Federal funding at such a high level ... Read More »

Acquisitions boost revenue and profit 5% at DP World

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, CEO of DP World

Profit attributable to the owners of DP World rose by 5.1% to US$1.27bn last year as new investments drove substantial revenue growth for the operator. Revenue jumped by 19.8% to US$5.6bn, driven by the acquisition of Drydocks World, Dubai Maritime City (DMC), Cosmos Agencia Maritima, Continental Warehousing Corporation (CWC) and the Santos consolidation. On a like-for-like basis, revenue increased by ... Read More »

Massport to receive four RTGs from Konecranes

Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) will take delivery of four Konecranes rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes this year to be used at Conley Terminal in Boston. Massport will operate the four machines by the end of 2019, which will give the operator a told of 12 Konecranes RTGs. The order was booked last year. The units on order are 16-wheel machines lifting ... Read More »

New spreader designed to help lift four empty containers at once

Many ports have expressed interest in the spreader according to BLOK

BLOK Container Systems has designed a spreader to enable four empty shipping containers to be simultaneously lifted and transported on to quaysides as a single block. The manufacturer hopes that the invention could help to ease congestion in container ports, reduce emissions and save billions across the industry. The company was started two years ago by Martin Clive-Smith, Henry Reynolds ... Read More »

Hyster choose Mercedes-Benz/MTU engines for Stage V trucks in Europe

The engines will be used for container handlers and reachstackers

Hyster Europe has opted for Mercedes-Benz/MTU engines to power its forthcoming Stage V compliant big truck range for the European market. The manufacturer’s container handlers and reachstackers, which weigh more than 8 tonnes, will be equipped with the Stage V-compliant Mercedes-Benz/ MTU Series 1000 and 1100 engines. Jan Willem van den Brand, director of big truck product strategy and solutions at Hyster ... Read More »

Orbcomm launches solar-power tracking for dry trailers and containers

Internet of Things (IoT) solution developer Orbcomm has launched its solar-powered GT 1200 series of devices as part of a telematics solution that includes sensor options and cellular and optional satellite connectivity for trailer and container tracking. The GT 1200 series is an evolution of the company’s GT 1100 product line and includes an enhanced, high-sensitivity solar panel that charges ... Read More »

Port of Zeebrugge presents two digital tools in run up to Brexit

Ferry cargo at Zeebrugge

In the run up to Brexit, the Port of Zeebrugge has developed two digital tools, aiming to allow a fluent flow of cargo to and from the UK, despite extra customs administrations which may be implemented after the Brexit deadline. The development of the RX/SeaPort data sharing platform is an initiative by the Zeebrugge port authority and the Association of ... Read More »

Infranode invests in new container terminal at Port of Gävle

Infranode has invested SEK 400m (US$42.2m) in the development of a new container terminal in the Port of Gävle and become a minority shareholder in Yilport Sweden Terminal Investment AB (YST). Through this investment, the Swedish company has become a partner and co-owner of Yilport’s Swedish operations in Gävle and the Stockholm Nord intermodal terminal. Fredrik Svanbom, CEO of port ... Read More »

PortMiami enjoys record January

PortMiami reported the busiest January in its history, handling 104,183 teu representing a 17% jump over the equivalent period previous year. Port officials attribute January’s results to a continuation of a healthy balance of global trade combined with successfully deployed capital infrastructure improvements. Miami-Dade mayor Carlos A. Gimenez stated: “The port team and its partners are experiencing the results of ... Read More »