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Monthly Archives: December 2016

DCT Gdansk receives 33 Mafi terminal tractors

DCT Gdansk has received 33 terminal tractors from German company Mafi Transport-Systeme GmbH, which are set to be operated at the recently opened second deepwater berth (T2). For this operation, the type T 230 F tractors will be handling container chassis with a payload of up to 65 tonnes. The tractors have been delivered with a Cummins engine in stage ... Read More »

ICTSI completes Melbourne terminal construction

VICT opened in January 2017

Philippines-headquartered port operator International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) has completed the construction of its new terminal in Melbourne, Australia, ahead of schedule. The Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT), which is located in Webb Dock at the Port of Melbourne, will start operations in January 2017. VICT, which ICTSI claimed will be the most technologically advanced container terminal in the world, ... Read More »

Eurogate appoints new managing directors in Bremerhaven and Hamburg

Eurogate has chosen new managing directors for its container terminals in Bremerhaven and Hamburg following the retirement of Peter Zielinski, who has been managing director at its Hamburg facility since 1999. Wolfgang Schiemann, current manging director of Eurogate Container Terminal Bremerhaven, will replace Zielinski, thus returning to the Elbe after 12 years away. Replacing Schiemann will be present operations manager ... Read More »

Myanmar’s new cargo policy draws international criticism

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has urged Myanmar’s government to reassess the negative impact the recently implemented changes to the country’s national cargo collection and release policy are having on the shipping industry and the supply chain. In a letter to Myanmar’s Minister for Transport Thant Sin Maung, the ICS expressed concerns that the new amendments to the policy ... Read More »

Maersk CEO details future strategy

Maersk CEO Soren Skou

Following Maersk’s restructuring in September when it was split into separate segments, Group CEO Søren Skou has outlined plans for a core focus on transport and logistics. Speaking at the conglomerate’s “capital markets day”, he stated that Maersk intends to separate its energy units out of A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S. Skou said: “When we set out the ambition of ... Read More »

Ports America to operate new Nova Scotia port

Ports America and Sydney Harbour Investment Partners (SHIP) have announced an agreement for the promotion, development and management of Novaporte, the container facility in the Port of Sydney, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s East Coast. Ports America, the largest US terminal operator, will market the Novaporte terminal as a Ports America-managed facility and advise on the operational configuration of the terminal ... Read More »

HMM enters strategic cooperation with 2M alliance

The deal will boost 2M in the Transpacific trades

Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has made a strategic cooperation agreement with Maersk Line and MSC, the two members of the 2M alliance, although the leading Korean carrier has failed to become a fully-fledged member. Earlier this year, HMM’s creditors requested the company’s entry into an alliance agreement as a condition for restructuring its debt. The cooperation is a combination of ... Read More »

FEPORT calls for new private investment framework

The Federation of European Private Port Operators (FEPORT) has called for the adoption of a real enabling framework for private investment in the European Union (EU). FEPORT claimed that the big challenges currently faced by port operators in the container sector are becoming “unsustainable” in the context of a regulatory framework for ports constantly changing at either national or European ... Read More »

Terex receives new order from Japan

The machine will be delivered in Spring 2017

Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has received an order for a new diesel-electric mobile harbour crane (MHC) for the inland seaport of Otake, southern Japan. The new Model 2 MHC in the G HMK 2204 variant, which will mainly handle containers and general cargo, is expected to be delivered to the port in spring 2017. The unit, which will be the ... Read More »