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Monthly Archives: October 2014

N4 go-live at MTL’s Kwai Tsing Container Port

MTL implemented N4 at Da Chan Bay last year

Navis has announced the successful implementation of its N4 terminal operating system (TOS) at Modern Terminals Limited (MTL) in Kwai Tsing Container Port, Hong Kong. The TOS go-live is the culmination of two years of collaboration and the successful implementation highlights MTL’s mission of serving as the preferred world-class terminal and supply chain services company. MTL is a leading container ... Read More »

New post-Panamax service between the US east coast and South America

A shipping service connecting the east coasts of the Americas has been launched, with seven post-Panamax vessels to call the north-south trade route. The ‘New Tango’ service includes Hamburg Süd/Aliança, Hapag-Lloyd/ CSAV and two new carriers in the area, NYK and Yang Ming. Among the new vessels is the Monte Rosa, a post-Panamax ship with a capacity of 5,550 teu, ... Read More »

US regulator approves Ocean Three alliance

CMA CGM, along with China Shipping and UASC, have formed the Ocean Three trade pact

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has approved the Ocean Three (O3) shipping alliance; however, one of the FMC’s five commissioners, Richard Lidinsky, has criticised the decision to approve without a 45-day consideration period. The alliance consists of French-based shipping company CMA CGM, Saudi-based United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) and China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL). Lidinsky said he was shocked that ... Read More »

CMA CGM acquires 7,000 reefer containers

To meet the demands of a growing market, the CMA CGM Group has acquired more than 7,000 last generation ‘high cube’ 40 ft  reefer containers, including 6,000 low-consumption engines. With a total reefer fleet of 185,000 teu, the French shipping company has been increasing its reefer volume by 13% per year and is ranked second, carrying 850,000 teu in the ... Read More »

Massport says it needs investment to handle larger ships

Massport claims it needs extra funds in addition to the US$216m it was allocated for dredging

Quasi-public agency Massport, which is responsible for operating ports in Boston, has said that it needs between US$100m and US$200m by 2022 to cope with the predicted increase in the size and number of vessels calling at its port. To raise the money, the agency is considering privatising the port or selling part of it to property developers. The other ... Read More »

Egypt chooses six firms to dredge Suez Canal

The Government of Egypt has announced that six international firms will be contracted to dredge the new 50km long Suez Canal, with each company receiving US$375m, adding up to US$1.5bn. The chosen companies are: UAE-based National Marine Dredging Company, US-based Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company; two Dutch companies Royal Boskalis Westminster and Van Oord and two Belgian companies, Jan ... Read More »

ICTSI refutes claims about ‘culture of corruption’ in Manila

The Philippine Senate is investigating the "significant congestion" at the Port of Manila and Manila International Container Port

International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) has played down comments made last week by its president Christian Gonzalez that corruption and bribery are rampant at Manila’s container terminal. After comments made to a senate committee on trade and commerce, which appeared in the Philippine Star, Narlene Soriano, ICTSI head of public relations, told CM: “This was an ambush interview and ... Read More »

Edith Maersk berths at London Gateway

The Edith Maersk at London Gateway

The Edith Maersk, the largest vessel ever to enter the River Thames, arrived at DP World’s London Gateway, at around 6am on Sunday 19 October. The 396 m-long, 56 m-wide ship has a draught of 16 m and can carry up to 15,500 teu. The ship left the terminal, which is just weeks shy of celebrating its first anniversary, on ... Read More »

Mayotte Channel Gateway signs license agreement for Navis N4

Mayotte Channel Gateway (MCG), located in the Mozambique channel off the coast of East Africa, has become the latest terminal to sign a license agreement to use Navis’s N4 terminal operating system. Located at the French-governed Port of Longoni, MCG is a primary transhipment hub in the region, handling 60,000 teu per year and expecting to grow 15% over the ... Read More »