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Port of Iquique to start second stage of pier rebuild

The works will take one year

The Port of Iquique is to begin the second stage of reconstruction of the Molo Pier, repairing damage that was caused by earthquakes in April 2014. Works are comprised of the continuation and finalisation of the rebuilding process and will extend for one year, representing an investment of nearly US$15m. Consorcio Constructor de Canabria Contractor (Constructora CCC) was awarded the tender ... Read More »

APMT Moin receives further cranes

Costa Rica’s APM Terminals (APMT) Moin has received a second delivery of ship-to-shore (STS) and electric rubber-tyred gantry (eRTG) cranes at its greenfield site. The arrival means the facility now has six STS cranes and 23 eRTGs, and APMT said this second phase of development remains on schedule for completion in February 2019. Kenneth Waugh, manging director of APMT Moin, ... Read More »

Felixstowe orders eight electrified ARMGs

The units will support additional yard capacity

The Port of Felixstowe has ordered eight automated rubber-tyred gantry (ARMG) cranes, which will come into commercial operation during the first quarter of 2019. The electrified units will be manufactured by ZPMC with drive, control and automation systems from Siemens. Simulation, virtual commissioning and remote control operator stations (RCOS) are integral parts of the order, noted the German company. According ... Read More »

World Cup mania ushers in Mexican import boom

The Mexican national football team will play at the World Cup

Maersk Line Mexico has reported an 8% rise in imports from Asia and Europe in 2018’s first quarter, with World Cup fervour generating demand for sports goods. The FIFA World Cup kicks off in June, with Mexico one of 32 teams involved, and football shirts, trainers, video consoles, and other football-related media are more in demand as the competition looms. ... Read More »

Port of Oakland’s online shipping platform goes live

The Port of Oakland’s new tech platform, called the Oakland Portal, has gone live, as part of efforts by the West Coast hub to provide a single point to seaport operations. The portal was created by New Jersey-based logistics software provider Advent Intermodal Solutions as an extension of its customer-based eModal system, which the port’s four marine terminals all use ... Read More »

Insurer lauds blockchain possibilities

Maritime insurer UK P&I Club has lauded the potential benefits of blockchain for the shipping sector when it comes to exchanging information. Blockchain allows multiple parties to participate in transactions without allowing one user to have more control than the others and amend transaction information, for example. Filip Koscielecki, UK P&I Club claims executive, said: “Blockchain can enable a conversion ... Read More »

Carrier Transicold releases service app

The app is available on iOS and Android

American reefer manufacturer Carrier Transicold has released a free mobile app to aid technicians when servicing containers. The app, available on iOS and Android, contains resources including service manuals with instructional videos, an alarm code lookup function, conversion tools and warranty information, as well as a search tool for navigation. David Whyte, project manager of container service engineering at Carrier Transicold, ... Read More »

UPS extends Europe-Hong Kong service

The service connects Hong Kong with Duisburg, Germany

American logistics provider UPS has launched a new full container load (FCL) rail service connecting Europe and Hong Kong using its existing framework. The two-way service between Duisburg, Germany and Hong Kong will offer transit times up to 30% faster than FCL ocean freight, and cost savings of up to 60% compared to air freight. Mike Harrell, president of freight ... Read More »

Jeddah terminal upgrades Navis TOS

The DP World-operated South Container Terminal (SCT) at Jeddah Islamic Port has upgraded its Navis terminal operating system (TOS) from SPARCS to N4 3.5. The operator said it upgraded the software to meet customer service demands and increase operational support inline with rising cargo volumes. SCT handles around 1.3m teu a year and said N4 was implemented “to ensure an ... Read More »