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Larger vessels meet Asian market demand

The ‘MSC Arbatax’ is the largest cargo vessel to moor at the Port of Itajaí

To meet the growing demand from the Asian market, Portonave in Brazil now offers the New Ipanema weekly service, operated by MSC, with upgraded vessels of 300 m in length and 48 m beam, with an average capacity of 8,900 teu. Read More »

Port services market stagnating in Russia

Petrolesport OJSC and JSC Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg, the two largest handling enterprises at the port of St Petersburg (Russia), have adjusted their profit outlook. The move is connected to the stagnating maritime shipping market and growing competition. It is expected that earnings for the two companies are set to sink even further in future. Read More »

Surplus of 8,000-10,000 teu vessels looming

Orders of new-build vessels of between 8,000 and 10,000 teu capacity are signalling the possibility of overcapacity, unless shipping companies are thinking ‘outside the box’ or have unusual service developments in the pipeline, warns Drewry. Read More »

Crowley orders gas-powered Conros

Crowley orders the world’s first LNG Conros

US-based Crowley Maritime Corporation has ordered the world’s first environmentally-friendly liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered container-ro/ro (Conro) vessels for its services between the United States mainland and Puerto Rico. Read More »

LSCT integrates more rail services

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Italy’s La Spezia Container Terminal (LSCT) has signed an agreement to establish La Spezia Shunting Railways S.p.A (LSSR), marking what the company calls a milestone in the provision and upgrading of rail service standards for the port of La Spezia in which the Contship Italia Group’s terminal handles the majority of container volumes. Read More »

CSAV and Hapag-Lloyd in merger talks

Chilean shipper Compania Sud Americana de Vapores (CSAV) said that it was in merger talks with German container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd. According to Reuters, CSAV has faced steep losses in the recent years brought about by lower shipping rates, high fuel prices and expensive leases. Read More »

LSCT integrates more rail services

Santo Stefano di Magra, part of the La Spezia rail system

Italy’s La Spezia Container Terminal (LSCT) has signed an agreement to establish La Spezia Shunting Railways S.p.A (LSSR), marking what the company calls a milestone in the provision and upgrading of rail service standards for the port of La Spezia in which the Contship Italia Group’s terminal handles the majority of container volumes. Read More »

Batumi deploys Tideworks

Tideworks Technology has announced that Batumi International Container Terminal (BICT) has successfully deployed Tideworks’ Mainsail Vanguard, its core marine terminal operating system (TOS); Forecast, its port community web portal; and Traffic Control, its equipment dispatch system; to complement BICT’s previous deployment of Tideworks’ Spinnaker Planning Management System. Read More »