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Report identifies Northport as best solution to take on New Zealand’s growing freight needs

A container ship at Northport

Northport should be developed to take on much or all of Auckland’s existing and projected future freight business as significant growth is projected for New Zealand’s freight needs, a report has recommended. Released by the Upper North Island Supply Chain Strategy Working Group, the report identifies that the Port of Auckland’s CBD freight operation is no longer economically or environmentally ... Read More »

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MSC hits back over climate criticism

MSC has claimed it is strongly committed to reducing CO2 emissions and supporting long term goals to fully decarbonise shipping following criticism from NGO Transport & Environment (T&E) over its environmental record. Research from T&E found that the carrier would be the eight biggest carbon emitter in the EU if shipping was part of the bloc’s emissions trading system (ETS), after emitting 11m ... Read More »

US West Coast ports see volumes slip, citing tariffs

Volumes are down at the San Pedro Bay complex

Container volumes dropped in November at the biggest ports on the US West Coast, as the effects of tariffs continue to impact US trade. The Port of Los Angeles handled 728,918 teu last month, representing a 12% decrease compared to last year. After 11 months of 2019, total volumes are down 0.4%. Port of Los Angeles executive director Gene Seroka ... Read More »

Gaussin to supply 70 tonne driverless electric vehicles to Russia

Gaussin has signed an agreement with the Port of Bronka, Russia, to supply it with 70 tonne driverless electric vehicles. The port, which is located on the Baltic coast 40 km away from Saint Petersburg, has an annual freight capacity of 25 tonnes. With the new vehicles, the Port of Bronka aims to improve the efficiency of its container flows ... Read More »

New US$4m mobile harbour crane for Port of Progreso

The crane arrived on the BBC Switzerland

APM Terminals (APMT) Yucatán has commissioned a US$4m mobile harbour crane (MHC) that, once fully implemented, should increase operational efficiency by around 40%. The Terex 5506, which measures 36 m high, has a 51-m boom and a 125 tonne lifting capacity, arrived at the Port of Progreso, Mexico, on the BBC Switzerland. Martijn Koolen, general director of APMT Progreso, said: ... Read More »

New weekly export train connecting JN Port to North India

Together with the Container Corporation of India (CONCOR), Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) has announced the commencement of a weekly scheduled export train from ICD Ludhiana in northern India to JN Port. The service every Saturday is meant to ensure faster evacuation of export containers destined for JNPT from a market including the states of Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, and Rajasthan. ... Read More »

Navis enters into agreement to acquire Jade Logistics

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Jade Logistics, which provides the Master Terminal terminal operating system (TOS) for mixed cargo. Adding Jade Master Terminal to its portfolio of systems, which already includes N4 and Octopi, Navis will be able to offer the flexibility of the right TOS for any prospective ... Read More »

MSC’s climate credentials criticised after becoming top 10 EU carbon emitter

MSC believes mega-ships like the MSC Gülsün will lower its carbon footprint

MSC’s environmental record has been challenged after analysis from NGO Transport & Environment (T&E) indicated the shipping line would be the eight biggest carbon emitter in the EU if shipping was part of the bloc’s emissions trading system (ETS). Having emitted 11m tonnes of CO2 in 2018, the carrier joins airline Ryanair and eight coal plants in the top 10. ... Read More »

DaChan Bay Terminals: First in South China to supply shore power across all berths

A total of three ships deployed shore power for more than 10 hours in the test period

DaChan Bay Terminals has become the first container facility in South China to offer shore power at all its berths. The second phase of the shore power installation, which began on February 25, 2019, has been officially concluded and accepted by relevant authorities. Preliminary acceptance was granted in late September by the China Classification Society and, during the test period, ... Read More »

Container terminal at Port of Gothenburg to be fossil fuel free by 2020

APM Terminals (APMT) Gothenburg has launched a climate strategy aiming to become fossil fuel free by 2020, while supporting the port authority’s goal to reduce carbon emissions by 70% by 2030. In order to achieve these goals, a machine park will be completely run on renewable fuels, rail-borne freight will need to be doubled and loading and discharge operations will ... Read More »

New tunnel improves connectivity for Suez Canal Container Terminal in Egypt

New 3rd July tunnel under the Suez Canal just south of Port of Said helps offer faster access to the Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT) and improves its position to become Egypt’s primary gateway terminal. Full export containers are now completing security checks, which include passing through one of six dedicated x-ray scanners, and crossing the tunnel in around 40 ... Read More »