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PSA awards contract for software design

PSA Marine has awarded a contract to Ernst & Young Solutions to design and develop a software to boost productivity for terminals, vessel operators and vessel charterers. The programme, called Blue 5.0, will employ data analytics and machine learning to predict the duration of pilot journeys within the Port of Singapore more accurately, and thus allow terminals to plan and ... Read More »

Djiboutian government hits back at DP World

The government of Djibouti has rubbished DP World’s claims that it illegally seized the Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT) and said it had the legal right to assume management. The government has hit back at DP World’s assertions and said it assumed operations at the terminal in light of its recent poor performances and to “rectify irregularities in the agreement covering ... Read More »

Konecranes announces new safety suite

An example of Work Zone

Konecranes has launched a new software suite for its Smart Connected Lift Trucks range which the equipment company said will improve operational safety. The Work Zone suite offers a set of location-based services and will especially improve safety in busy, high-traffic environments, according to Konecranes. One of the services available will be geofencing, a new application which uses GPS technology ... Read More »

CMA CGM to set up multi-temperature warehouse at London Gateway

Farid Salem and Chris Lewis at the signing

CMA CGM is to take a long-term lease and invest in a build-to-suit, multi-temperature logistics facility at DP World London Gateway Logistics Park. The CMA CGM Group will occupy, through its international freight forwarding and logistics solutions subsidiary, a 1 ha cold store facility within a 2.4 ha logistics plot development on the River Thames and located close to main road access into ... Read More »

DP World accuses Djibouti government of illegally seizing Doraleh Port

DP World has claimed that Djibouti’s government has illegally seized control of Doraleh Container Terminal. According to a statement from the terminal operator, the seizure is “the culmination of the government’s campaign to force DP World to renegotiate the terms of the concession”. Those terms were found to be “fair and reasonable” by a London Court of  International Arbitration tribunal led ... Read More »

European Commission fines Japanese carriers for cartel

Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy

The European Commission has fined the three main Japanese shipping lines along with Chilean carrier CSAV and Scandinavian company WWL-EUKOR for participating in a cartel concerning vehicle transport. NYK line was hit with a €142m (US$175m) fine and “K” Line received a €39m (US$48m) fine for involvement in the cartel between October 2006 and September 2012. However, MOL received full ... Read More »

Volumes up in South Carolina

South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) handled 167,398 teu in January, reporting growth of 1.8% over the fiscal year beginning last July. SCPA president and CEO Jim Newsome said: “Strength in global container trade continues to drive increases in the Port’s container volumes, and at the current pace SCPA is on track to achieve a combined 12 percent growth rate over ... Read More »

Port of Antwerp to appoint representative in Britain ahead of Brexit

The Port of Antwerp will appoint a full-time representative in the UK, based in London, in order to keep in closer touch with the economic situation there now that Brexit is looming closer. Attracting additional sources of trade and cargo will also form part of the new port representative’s job. Luc Arnouts, the port authority’s international networks manager, said: “The ... Read More »

Transhipment up by 20% in Colombo

Jaya Container Terminal (JCT), which is run by Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA)

 The Port of Colombo has recorded a strong start to 2018, with transhipment volumes up by 20.4% at its three main terminals in January. Collectively, Colombo International Container Terminal (CICT), South Asia Gateway Terminal (SAGT) and Jaya Container Terminal (JCT) handled 436,303 teu of transhipment volumes in January, well over the 362,451 teu recorded in the same month last year. ... Read More »