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PSA and ONE to form joint venture terminal in Singapore

An Ocean Network Express vessel at berth

PSA Singapore (PSA) and Ocean Network Express (ONE) have formed a joint venture company at the Pasir Panjang Terminal, scheduled to commence operations in the first half of 2019. The two companies will operate four mega container berths with a combined annual handling capacity of 4m teu. The Japanese carrier follows the likes of CMA CGM and COSCO Shipping in ... Read More »

Jade Logistics launches new blockchain solution

Port software company Jade Logistics Group has launched a new business named CargoChain, which it has claimed will “revolutionise” the way that cargo information is shared across the global supply chain. CargoChain has created an information sharing and innovation platform that supports the distribution of previously unavailable data, as well as the development of third-party applications. David Lindsay, CargoChain’s CEO, ... Read More »

Maersk and MSC reduce port calls on Asia-Europe trade

Six vessels will be added to the network

Maersk and MSC are revamping the 2M Alliance’s Asia-Europe network with fewer port calls in a bid to improve schedule reliability and enable stable and reliable cargo deliveries to its customers. The network changes see a reduction of eight port calls in the network while six extra vessels are added across the ten service strings with weekly deployed capacity remaining ... Read More »

Paraguayan container terminal goes live with N4 TOS

Newly-opened Paraguayan container terminal Terport Villeta has gone live with Navis’ N4 terminal operating system (TOS) with the aim to offer its customers greater visibility on its operations and cargo status. The first phase of the facility opened in October 2018 after three years of planning, two years of construction and a US$40m investment made by operator Terport Terminales Portuarias. ... Read More »

Liebherr delivers mobile harbour cranes to Euroports Germany

Liebherr has delivered the first out of two mobile harbour cranes (MHCs) to its neighbour, a multipurpose terminal operated by Euroports Germany at the Port of Rostock. One of the two LHM 550s was shipped fully-assembled on the heavy load carrier Meri from the Liebherr plant to the Euroports pier. The units come in a two-rope configuration, have a maximum ... Read More »

Abu Dhabi Terminals and COSCO agree to increase collaboration

ADT hopes Khalifa Port can become a key node on China's Belt and Road

Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) and newly-inaugurated COSCO Shipping Ports (CSP) Abu Dhabi have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the aim to increase collaboration between the two facilities. Located in Khalifa Port, CSP Abu Dhabi, which is owned and operated by COSCO, began operations in December 2018 and has a capacity of 2.5m teu with the capability to handle ... Read More »

DP World looks to replace yard stacking with high bay storage in Jebel Ali

An artist's impression of the system

DP World has formed a joint venture with industrial engineering specialists SMS Group to implement a high bay container storage system at Jebel Ali Terminal 4 before Dubai Expo 2020, which begins in October that year. Instead of stacking containers directly on top of each other, which has been global standard practice for decades, the system places each container in ... Read More »

Kalmar to deliver 41 terminal tractors to Malaysian facility

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed a contract with SPT Services Sdn Bhd, for an order of 41 units of TL2 terminal tractors. The machines will be delivered to the Solid Product Jetty (SPJ) located in Pengerang Johor, run by SPT, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Johor Port Berhad. The semi-trailers will move containers within the SPJ and Rapid warehouses to support ... Read More »

Chinese group Lingang to establish logistics park in Zeebrugge

Lingang Group has signed an €85.3m (US$96.5m) agreement to establish a 30 ha logistics park in the Maritime Logistic Zone of Zeebrugge, as China strengthens its presence in the Belgian hub. The objective is to cater to Chinese and international logistics players for transportation of parts and components, reefer loads and e-commerce between China and Western Europe. With COSCO Shipping ... Read More »