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New tugboats in Poti

Georgia’s APM Terminals (APMT) Poti has added two new tug boats which the operator believes will boost the facility’s offering. APMT said the two new Azimuth Stern-Drive (ASD) tugboats from Svitzer, Maersk’s sister brand, can operate in harsh conditions and will also improve night time performance. APMT Poti managing director, Klaus Holm Laursen, said: “This translates into faster turn times for ... Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd volumes up in third quarter

Volumes rose to 7m teu

Hapag-Lloyd’s container volumes shot up by 24.4% to 7m teu in the first nine months of 2017, while the German carrier also posted strong quarterly financial results. Net profit rose to €54.3m (US$63.9m) in the third quarter compared with €8.2m (US$9.6m) the same time last year, while earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) soared to €361.5m (US$427m), a rise ... Read More »

Antwerp announces water conservation project

Two container terminals at the Port of Antwerp will collaborate with Antwerp Terminal Services (ATS) to construct three underground storage tanks in an effort to recycle rainwater. PSA Antwerp (PSAA) and MSC PSA European Terminal (MPET) will work with AST on the tanks, which will have a total capacity of 240,000 litres of rainwater and are expected to conserve up ... Read More »

HHLA enjoys recovery in Hamburg trade

As ships get bigger in Hamburg, so do peaks in truck visits

Hamburger Hafen Und Logistik AG (HHLA) has continued to increase its throughput, revenue and profit significantly against 2016. In the first nine months of 2017, its container throughput increased by 10.8% to nearly 5.45m teu while revenue and profit also increased over 2016. The chair of HHLA’s executive board, Angela Tizrath, said: “HHLA is currently benefiting from the positive trend ... Read More »

QTerminals appoints first CEO

QTerminals, the recently-established operator of Hamad Port in Qatar, has appointed the general manager of the port authority at Suadia Arabia’s King Abdullah Port as its first CEO. Neville Blisset brings with him experience gained from a number of other roles including managing director at an APM Terminals (APMT) joint venture in Africa, CEO of Hutchison Ports’ Alexandria Container Terminal, ... Read More »

ICTSI performs well in third quarter results

Cranes arriving at ICTSI's Melbourne terminal

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) reported strong financial growth in the first nine months of the year while throughput at its terminals grew by 6%. Revenue soared by 10% compared to the first nine months of 2016, rising to US$918.3m, while containers handled reached 6.8 m teu. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) also performed well, growing ... Read More »

Staff reshuffle in Cargotec

A staff reshuffle within Cargotec has led to a change in the management teams of Navis and Kalmar, with the former’s general manager of the Americas position currently vacant. Kalmar began a domino-like change by appointing Navis’s vice president and general manager of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Guenter Schmidmeir, as its senior vice president of global terminal ... Read More »

Strong volumes at the Port of Long Beach

The port has handled 6,234,930 teu in the first ten months of 2017

The Port of Long Beach has enjoyed the busiest October in its history, with volumes surging 15% over a year ago although it was the only the port’s fourth busiest month of the year as retail patterns change. Port of Long Beach executive director Mario Cordero said: “October used to be the industry’s busiest month of the year, with retailers preparing ... Read More »

Florida International Terminal receives first avocado shipments from Colombia

The avocados are heading for Georgia

The first 18 tonnes of Hass avocados have arrived at Florida International Terminal (FIT) from Colombia, on board the Dubai Express of Hapag Lloyd. The fruit came from the Colombian port of Cartagena to the SAAM-operated terminal in the US before continuing towards a distribution center in Georgia, from where it will subsequently arrive at its final destination. Klaus Stadthagen, FIT’s general manager, ... Read More »