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IMO agrees to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

The target was agreed following a week of debate in London Credit: IMO

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has agreed to halve shipping’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 despite many nations hoping for a larger reduction. The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) agreed a cut in GHG emissions of at least 50% compared with 2008 levels despite a number of states, including Pacific islands and Northern European countries, wanting to reduce GHG ... Read More »

Liebherr’s container cranes report stable development

A Liebherr LRS 545 reachstacker

Liebherr reported container crane, mobile harbour crane (MHC) and reachstacker business showed stable development in 2017 despite its maritime cranes division registering a 10% fall in revenue. The divisions’ revenue totalled €733m, a downturn of €83m from 2016, but the Switzerland-based company said container crane sales were strong in the American market, while MHC sales performed well in South America ... Read More »

Bolloré Ports signs up for Navis N4

French operator Bolloré Ports has implemented Navis’ N4 terminal operating system (TOS) at a terminal in south east India. The integration of N4 at the Dakshin Bharat Gateway Terminal (DBGT) at VO Chidambaranar Port is seen as the first step in global strategy to improve and streamline global operations at Bolloré Ports’ facilities. The implementation follows an agreement between Bolloré ... Read More »

European parliamentarians urge IMO to break deadlock

Four Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have warned the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) that the “clock is ticking” and that it must act on carbon emissions immediately. Like the small island states represented within the IMO, the European Parliament hopes an agreement to abolish carbon emissions in shipping by 2050 can be signed. However, a number of emerging economies ... Read More »

Cranes arrive at Felixstowe

The cranes arrived from Shanghai

The UK’s Port of Felixstowe has received its two remote control ship-to-shore (STS) cranes produced by China’s Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC). Felixstowe now has 33 cranes in total, but these are the first remote controlled units at the facility. Rather than being located in a cab on the crane, drivers of the remote-controlled models will be located at a ... Read More »

Hyundai Merchant Marine orders 20 vessels

The new vessels will double HMM's capacity

Korean carrier Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has ordered 20 new ships which will double its capacity to just under 700,000 teu. The company has ordered 12 vessels capable of carrying more than 20,000 teu and eight with a capacity of 14,000 teu, which have a combined total of more than 350,000 teu. According to Alphaliner, HMM has a current capacity of ... Read More »

Ocean Alliance launches Day Two Product

The Ocean Alliance has updated and upgraded its service offering and re-released it as the Ocean Alliance Day Two Product. The product offers 41 services with a capacity of 3.1m teu on a fleet of 331 container ships, with CMA CGM deploying 121 ships alone. A number of new services have been added: 20 transpacific services, four transatlantic services, six ... Read More »

DP World warns others over Djibouti involvement

DP World has warned other terminal operators against involving themselves at the Port of Djibouti following its eviction from the facility. DP World was removed from Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT) by the Djiboutian government earlier this year but the Dubai-based operator said that the concession agreement remains valid, and as such it still holds exclusivity rights at the facility. In ... Read More »

India’s largest facility hits record heights

APMT Mumbai is India's biggest container terminal

India’s biggest port handled a record 4.8m teu in 2017 after registering growth of 7.4%. APM Terminals (APMT) Mumbai, the biggest terminal in the both the port and India, also set a new record after handling 2.3m teu, 42% of the port’s total. Ravi Gaitonde, managing director of APMT Mumbai, said: “This success is a result of the cooperation extended ... Read More »