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Maersk starts collaboration with Microsoft

Maersk's chief digital officer Ibrahim Gokcen (left) with Microsoft's Judson Althoff

The Maersk group has partnered with Microsoft to use its cloud computing platform Azure as a single common platform shared by all its transport and logistics businesses. The platform will be used by the group to develop digital products and services across all brands in its Transport & Logistics division. The agreement is expected to help the company use data ... Read More »

Kalmar suffers fall in sales

Kalmar has reported a slight fall in its sales and orders received in the first quarter of 2017. Sales went down by 1% year-on-year to €367m (US$399m) in the months between January and April 2017 from €364m (US$395.7m) in the same period last year. The company’s orders received also fell by 1% year-on-year, going down from €454m (US$493m) in the ... Read More »

CMA CGM and Adani to operate Mundra’s new terminal

The agreement can be extended for ten more years

CMA CGM’s subsidiary CMA Terminals and Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) have signed a joint venture (JV) agreement to operate a new container terminal at Mundra Port, India, for 15 years. The agreement to operate the new CT4, which was completed three months ahead of schedule, can be extended twice for ten more years. The terminal, which will ... Read More »

Tideworks TOS goes live in San Juan

Tideworks’ cloud-based SaaS terminal operating system (TOS) CitadelMC has gone live at Crowley Maritime’s terminal in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The go-live represents the first part of a multi-phased TOS project, with the final phase expected to be completed at the end of the second quarter of 2017. As part of phase one, the terminal went live with Tideworks’ Mainsail ... Read More »

CMA CGM-backed consortium to take majority stake in Thessaloniki Port

Thessaloniki will become the second Greek port to be privatised after Piraeus

A consortium comprising CMA CGM’s terminal operating-arm Terminal Link, Deutsche Invest Equity Partners GmbH and Belterra Investments has been declared as the highest bidder for a 67% stake in Thessaloniki Port Authority. The total value of the agreement amounts to €1.1bn (US$1.2bn) for Greece’s second largest container port, which is being privatised as part of the terms of the country’s ... Read More »

Ocean Alliance readies Wilhelmshaven call

The trial call featured the arrival of 400 empty containers

The Ocean Alliance is preparing for its first scheduled call at Eurogate Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven with shipping lines trying to coordinate processes ahead of the visit in May. Before the OOCL Tianjin vessel arrives, carriers are running trials with preparations including deliveries of empty equipment, which local consignors collect from the container terminal for packing at their warehouses. This ensures ... Read More »

Yang Ming tries to dispel customers’ fears

Yang Ming has said in a customer advisory aimed at mitigating concerns that its suspension of trading in the Taiwan Stock Exchange is part of a standard procedure for companies implementing recapitalisation. The struggling Taiwanese carrier voluntarily suspended the trading of its stock on the exchange from April 20 to May 3 following the announcement in early 2017 of a ... Read More »

Strainstall’s container weighing system receives EU approval

Strainstall has achieved full Automatic Weighing Instruments EU-type approval from the National Measurents and Regulatory Office (NMRO) for its container weighing system (CWS). The approval enables complete complaince to the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) amendment for the verification of container weights. Hence, the CWS is approved to provide the verified gross mass (VGM) of ... Read More »

Yilport Ferrol Container Terminal receives first vessel

Ferrol is located on Spain's Northwestern coast

Yilport Ferrol Container Terminal has welcomed its first vessel, a trial multimodal container service from MacAndrews on its way to Poland. The objective for the new facility is to turn the trial into a weekly service from Yilport Ferrol that will link Northwest Spain to Scandinavia, the UK and Poland. Yilport Holding CEO Christian Blauert said: “Ferrol offers the deepest ... Read More »