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Feeder volumes boost throughput at Indian DP World facility

A DP World facility in south-west India recorded a 19% rise in volumes in the first quarter of 2018 after registering a monthly record in March. The India Gateway Terminal (IGTPL) in the Port of Cochin handled 52,000 teu in March and its operator, DP World, attributed the strong performances this year to improved feeder connectivity with Indian coastal ports ... Read More »

Zero-emissions port project launched in Long Beach

The RTGs will be converted into fully electric equipment

The Port of Long Beach, Southern California Edison (SCE) and the California Energy Commission have launched the largest pilot project for zero-emissions cranes and other cargo-handling equipment for seaports in the US. Funded mostly by a US$9.7m grant from the California Energy Commission, the project will bring 25 vehicles that are zero- or near zero-emissions to the West Coast hub ... Read More »

Hamburg Süd and Electrolux work on cutting sulphur dioxide emissions

Hamburg Süd and its Swedish customer Electrolux collaborated to reduce sulphur dioxide emissions during three Latin American port calls in in March. The Santa Catarina, which has a capacity of 7,114 teu, used cleaner marine gas oil (MGO) instead of standard heavy fuel oil (HFO) to operate its auxiliary engines and boilers during calls at Manzanillo (Mexico), Callao (Peru), Iquique ... Read More »

Chiquita orders 2,500 Star Cool reefers

1,000 units will have Controlled Atmosphere

Chiquita Brands International has ordered 2,500 Star Cool Integrated containers from Maersk Container Industry (MCI) with the units to be deployed on the banana producer’s shipping services. Of the batch, 1,000 integrated containers are equipped with MCI’s Star Cool Controlled Atmosphere (CA) system, which preserves the freshness of bananas during transit. By controlling the ripening, Star Cool CA aims to ... Read More »

ICTSI’s Papua New Guinea project wins local support

Noho-Magae, an organisation representing the Baruni and Tatana communities in Papua New Guinea (PNG) has joined as a shareholder of Motukea International Terminal in Port Moresby. ICTSI won a 25-year concession to operate the new Port of Motukea, which is designed to handle larger international vessels and facilitate greater trade with Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, and other markets in the ... Read More »

Abu Dhabi Ports opens container freight station

EGA exports metal to more than 60 countries

Abu Dhabi Ports has opened a new freight station in the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD) to transfer metal into containers before they are exported. The operator opened the facility in partnership with Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) to reduce the aluminium producer’s trucking. Abdulla Kalban, EGA’s managing director and CEO, said: “We are always looking for ways to improve ... Read More »

DP World opts for Navis in Ecuador 

An Ecuadorian DP World facility has chosen to implement Navis’ N4 terminal operating system (TOS) in anticipation of its targeted go-live in 2019. DP World won a 50-year concession for the greenfield, multi-purpose Posorja facility from the Ecuadorian government in 2016, and will implement Navis’ PrimeRoute, Expert Decking and AutoStow modules alongside N4. Jorge Velásquez, general manager at DP World ... Read More »

Hapag-Loyd volumes up following merger

Hapag-Loyd's headquarters, Ballin House

Hapag-Lloyd volumes grew by 29% to 9.8m teu in 2017 which the carrier largely attributed to the merger with United Arab Shipping Company (UASC). The carrier also cited “underlying organic volume growth” as a factor in the growth, and said it expects increasing demand for services in 2018. Rolf Habben Jansen, Hapag-Loyd’s CEO, said: “Going forward, our customers will benefit ... Read More »