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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Georgia and Virginia ports to enter agreement

The port authorities of Georgia and Virginia have filed for a US East Coast agreement amid the increase in calls from larger vessels following the expansion of the Panama Canal. The East Coast Gateway Terminal Agreement is expected to help increasing efficiency of the ports by encouraging a voluntary cooperation in the areas of operational and supply chain efficiencies, safety, ... Read More »

Navis N4 goes live in the Philippines

Navis’s N4 terminal operating system (TOS) has gone live at the Davao International Container Terminal (DICT), located in the southeastern part of the Philippines. According to a statement by the US-based software developer, which is part of Cargotec Corporation, DICT decided to invest in a new TOS to improve its efficiency and throughput. As part of efforts to increase capacity, ... Read More »

Tilbury begins consultations on new terminal

An aerial view of the plan

The Port of Tilbury will begin its pre-planning community consultation in March to seek local views on its proposals to build a new terminal adjacent to the current port. The new facility, known as Tilbury2, will be built on a 152 acre site, which was part of the former Tilbury Power Station, and will include a new pontoon and deep ... Read More »

Lase’s load collision prevention system earns safety certification

The German BG (Employers’ Liability Insurance Association) has certified Lase’s load collision prevention system as Performance Level D – Category 3, meaning it exceeds today’s requirements on safety standards in the port industry. The performance levels EN ISO 13849-1 are parameters for the reliability of how a control system complies with safety functions. According to a statement from the laser ... Read More »

Court exonerates DP World from all charges in Djibouti case

An international arbitration court has exonerated DP World from all charges of misconduct related to the award of a 50-year concession to operate a container facility in Djibouti. The port operator was taken to the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) by the government of Djibouti in 2014 over allegations that it paid bribes to the head of the country’s ... Read More »

Paceco España to supply STS crane to Guadeloupe

Paceco España has signed a contract with Gaudeloupe Port Caraïbes for the supply of one post-Panamax ship-to-shore (STS) crane. The crane will especially be conceived to work under typically Caribbean weather conditions such as very high winds. It is expected to be delivered in 2018 and will complete Port de Jarry terminal´s current equipment needs. The container terminal in the ... Read More »

APM Terminals increases Port Elizabeth investment

The terminal currently has a 1.5m teu annual capacity

APM Terminals (APMT) has more than doubled its investment plans for its facility at the Port of New York/New Jersey. The terminal operator is now planning a US$200m investment project in its Port Elizabeth facility, compared to the US$70m previously announced. The new investment plans include the purchase of four next-generation ship-to-shore (STS) cranes to handle ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs) ... Read More »

Konecranes to deliver RTGs to Terport in Paraguay

Konecranes has signed an agreement with Terport (Terminales Portuarias S.A.) for the delivery of two Boxhunter rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes. The cranes will be delivered in early 2018 to Terport’s container terminal located in Villeta i.o San Antonio, on the outskirts of Asunción. The terminal, which handles container traffic on the Paraguay river, will become the first terminal in Paraguay ... Read More »

Drewry: Launch of new alliances will cause delays

CMA CGM is looking to improve its South American offering

Immediate disruption following the launch of the Ocean Alliance and THE Alliance seems inevitable, according to shipping consultant Drewry. Both the Ocean Alliance, which includes CMA CGM, COSCO Container Lines, Evergreen Line and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), and THE Alliance, which consists of Hapag-Lloyd, NYK Line, MOL, “K” Line and Yang Ming Line, will launch on April 1 this ... Read More »