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Monthly Archives: July 2017

LA and Long Beach release new clean air action plan

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have released the draft of their updated 2017 Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP). The 2017 CAAP sets new clean air goals, focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030 and 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. The plan is to replace cargo equipment and diesel trucks with ... Read More »

Maersk adopts new protective IT measures

No data loss to third-parties is known to have occurred

Maersk has announced that new protective measures are in place following the cyber attack it suffered in late June. The Danish company noted in a statement: “This virus attack was a previously unseen type of malware, and updates and patches applied to both the Windows systems and our antivirus were not an effective protection in this particular case.” The company ... Read More »

Konecranes wins contract to supply a new Indonesian customer

Konecranes has won a contract to supply PT Prima Multi Terminal, a subsidiary of PT Pelabuhan Indonesia with an automated rubber-tyred gantry (ARTG) system. The Finnish company will deliver a total of three post-Panamax ship-to-shore (STS) cranes, eight all electric rubber-tyred gantry cranes (ERTGs), four remote operating stations (ross), a truck guidance system, intelligent gates for the container stacks, an ... Read More »

Legislation repealing Jones Act introduced to US Senate

Senator John McCain is trying to repeal the Jones Act for the fourth time

Legislation to repeal the law which constrains US domestic waterborne trade to US-built and owned vessels has been introduced to the Senate. Senator and ex-Presidential candidate John McCain has introduced the Open America’s Waters Act of 2017, which would repeal the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, known as the Jones Act. McCain said: “I have long advocated the repeal of ... Read More »

Antwerp continues to grow

The Port of Antwerp continued to grow following a record year, as teu throughput rose by 1.9% to 5.14m teu in the first six months of 2017. In terms of container cargo weight, volumes rose by 2.5% compared with the same period last year to 61,288,262 tonnes. Across all sectors the port handled 111,385,518 tonnes of freight, a 2.8% increase. ... Read More »

Port of Oakland appoints new president

Joan Story's term lasts for one year

The Port of Oakland, on the US West Coast, has appointed a real estate law expert who had been the port’s second vice president as its new president. Joan Story, who had been on the board for two years, was unanimously selected by Oakland’s seven-member governing body. The term lasts for one year and last year’s president, Michael Colbruno, will ... Read More »

Yilport invests in new cranes in Ecuador

Yilport has added two new mobile harbour cranes (MHCs) to its new berth at Ecuador’s Puerto Bolivar container terminal. The cranes arrived at the port, based in Machala City, in May 2017 and went through a testing period in June before handling their first containers from the MSC Nora. The new berth is 450 m long with a draught depth ... Read More »

DP World signs agreement with Indonesian government

The deal pertains to Kuala Tanjung  and Belawan ports

DP World and the Indonesian government have reached an agreement to collaborate on the development of two ports and a logistics zone. The Dubai-based company signed the Technical Assistance Contract with the state-owned port operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo) I and will advise them on developing Kuala Tanjung greenfield port and logistics zone and Belawan port in North Sumatra. As ... Read More »

CMA CGM signs VSA with Seatrade

CMA CGM and reefer specialists Seatrade have agreed a new vessel sharing agreement (VSA) which will provide a global service across four continents. The new service brings together CMA CGM’s PAD service, Seatrade’s Meridian service and French carrier Marfret. It will begin in Northern Europe and then travel to the US East Coast, the Caribbean, the Pacific Islands, Australasia and ... Read More »