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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Puerto Caacupe-mi Paraguay selects both Navis and Kalmar

Puerto Caacupe-mi has become the first port in Paraguay and South America to select Navis’ N4 terminal operating system (TOS), to achieve greater agility, efficiency and control in handling large cargo volumes, and Kalmar’s SmartPort process automation solutions for its Asuncion and Pilar facilities. Part of the SmartPort solution, SmartFleet offers real time and historical data for remote equipment monitoring ... Read More »

A.P. Moller-Maersk and China Shipping sign cooperation agreement

Executives from A.P. Moller – Maersk Group and China Shipping (Group) signed a cooperation agreement today (2nd April) in the presence of the Chinese President Xi Jinping and the Prime Minister of Belgium, Elio Di Rupo, in the Royal Palace in Belgium. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) expands discussions on new container terminal projects to potentially collaborate as joint venture ... Read More »

Liebherr STS cranes for Flinders

The cranes are part of the 30-year strategic plan

Liebherr Container Cranes has signed a contract to supply two ship-to-shore container cranes to Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal, as part of a 30-year strategic plan to boost service levels at the Port Adelaide Terminal. The post-Panamax cranes will have an operational outreach of 50 m and a safe working load (SWL) of 65 tonnes under twin lift spreader and 80 ... Read More »

Improvements planned for Hong Kong ports

Hong Kong maritime officials have been quoted as saying that the Hong Kong government is planning to deepen ports in the region to: “prepare for and attract mega-container ships”. Jessie Chung, responsible for marketing at the Kwai Tsing Container Port (KTCP), which represents 70% of Hong Kong’s total throughput, and Chair of the Hong Kong Terminal Operators Association, is quoted ... Read More »

PSA’s creditable performance

PSA Group CEO TAN Chong Meng

PSA International Pte Ltd (PSA) handled 61.8m teu at its port projects around the world for the year ending December 31, 2013 up 2.91% over 2012. The flagship PSA Singapore Terminals contributed 32.24m (+3.1%) while the overseas terminals handled 29.57m teu, up 6.3% over 2012 on a like-for-like basis. Adjusting for port portfolio changes, the Group’s like-for-like volume growth over ... Read More »

Shippers must have a voice in maritime emissions debate says GSF

Ahead of the International Maritime Organisation’s Marine (IMO) Environment Protection Committee meeting (MEPC 66) at the end of last week, the Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) called for shippers to have a greater voice in global discussions as the debate continues on how to tackle maritime greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions. The issue has become a matter of greater urgency with the ... Read More »