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Yildrim looks to sell CMA CGM stake and buy Ports America

The port has strong reefer potential according to Robert Yuksel Yildirim, CEO of Yilport Holding

Yildirim Holding is looking to sell its 24% stake in CMA CGM as it plans to strengthen attempts to buy Ports America. “We will either exit our investment completely or remain as an ordinary shareholder,” the comapny’s president and CEO Robert Yuksel Yildirim told Bloomberg. Yildirim is seeking a financial investor to join the bid by its terminal-operating arm Yilport Holding ... Read More »

APM Terminals wins direct Asian calls to South America’s east coast

Itajaí specialises in frozen poultry exports

A joint service deployed by Hapag-Lloyd, NYK Line, ZIM, Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) and Hamburg Sud will call at both APM Terminals’ facilities in Itajaí and Buenos Aires, in a boost for the operator. The weekly Asian service, operated jointly with 13 vessels will call the ports of Kelang, Singapore, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Hong Kong, Shekou and Busan before calling ... Read More »

Noatum adds another Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour crane

Noatum Terminal Castellon, part of the Spanish port operator Noatum Maritime, has added another Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour crane to its fleet. The Model 6 machine was put into operation in May in Castellon, where it handles mainly bulk but also a number of other cargo types. It is hoped that this new 125-tonne diesel-electric machine will contribute to the ... Read More »

Kuenz orders Bromma spreaders for APMT’S Tangier-Med 2

The spreaders will go to Africa's most automated container terminal

Kuenz has ordered 36 all-electric spreaders from Bromma for its delivery of automated stacking cranes (ASC) to APM Terminals’ (APMT) Tangier-Med 2 container terminal. The terminal is a greenfield project with full operation of the terminal scheduled to begin in the first half of 2019. When completed to full capacity the Tangier-Med 2 facility will have an annual capacity of ... Read More »

Santos draught clearance reduced to 12.3 m

The draught clearance at the Port of Santos has been reduced from 13.2 m to 12.3 m after siltation was found near the entrance of the estuary. The measure was taken by the Capitania dos Portos de São Paulo (CPSP), a navy organization, after verifying siltation points. Codesp, the port authority, has stated the reduction was not necessary, but according ... Read More »

SeaIntelligence CEO worried by weak maritime cyber security

Maersk's online shipping portal has reopened

Lars Jensen, the CEO of SeaIntelligence Consulting has expressed concern for the shipping industry’s security following the Maersk cyber-attack, stating that 44% of carriers show signs of low levels of cyber security “related to very basic elements”. In an article he posted on LinkedIn, Jensen criticised Maersk’s security following the ransomware cyber-attack saying it “cannot be categorised as high” and ... Read More »

ICTSI Manila prepares for peak season

Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), the flagship operation of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), is gearing up for the coming peak season with imports starting to arrive ahead of the holiday season. With volume is expected to surge MICT is preparing to avoid a repeat of past congestion issues such as the 2014 port congestion problem. Christian R. Gonzalez, ... Read More »

Blockchain tool hopes to boost Antwerp security

Start-up T-Mining has developed a blockchain solution which it hopes will make container handling in the Port of Antwerp more efficient and secure. If successful, the technology will ensure that several parties across the port can benefit from digitalised processes with no middleman involved.   A pilot project is currently running in the port of Antwerp with a limited number ... Read More »

CMA CGM sells 90% of terminal in Los Angeles

GGS in Los Angeles

CMA CGM has agreed to sell a 90% stake in Global Gateway South (GGS) terminal in Los Angeles (USA) for a cash consideration of US$817m. The shipping line will remain a minority shareholder holding 10% of the GGS terminal, which it acquired last year as part of Neptune Orient Lines (NOL). CMA CGM and its subsidiaries entered into a long-term industrial ... Read More »