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Ferrol welcomes first regular service

Yilport acquired Ferrol in 2015

Yilport’s Ferrol Container Terminal, situated in Spain, has welcomed its first regular service, with MacAndrew’s POSS service calling at the facility. The weekly POSS Service begins in Tilbury before visiting Rotterdam, Ferrol, Seville, Gibraltar, Cartagena and Huelva. There will be a double call at Ferrol, with the terminal discharging containers on the southbound leg and loading them on the northbound ... Read More »

Greener cranes for Oakland terminal

Terminal operator SSA Marine will retrofit 13 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) diesel-powered cranes with diesel hybrid diesel-electric engines at its Oakland facility. The US$6m upgrade is estimated to eliminate more than 45 tonnes of exhaust emissions annually at the Port of Oakland, with the hybrid cranes operating primarily on electric and only using diesel for battery charging. The cranes will also regenerate ... Read More »

Paranaguá facility orders cranes

CM Port acquired Paranaguá this year

TCP, the operator of Brazil’s Paranaguá Container Terminal, has ordered two Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC) ship-to-shore cranes as part of an ongoing expansion. The new cranes will have an outreach of 24 containers and will be installed at a new mooring pier. Work at the facility started in February, and an additional 220 m of berth is being added, taking the total to ... Read More »

China Merchants makes final Hambantota payment

China Merchant Port Holdings Limited (CM Port) has made a third and final payment of US$585m for the concession of Sri Lanka’s Port of Hambantota. Combined with the previous two payments, CM Port has invested US$976m to manage, operate and develop the facility. As per the concession agreement, the Hong Kong-based operator will invest a further US$146m into port and marine ... Read More »

CMA CGM founder passes away

Jacques R. Saade

Jacques R. Saadé, the founding president of the CMA CGM Group, has passed away at the age of 81. As per his wishes, Saadé’s funeral will be held in Marseilles at the La Major Cathedral on June 29th at 11am. After leaving Lebanon to protect his family from civil war in 1978, Saadé founded Compagnie Maritime d’Affretement (CMA) with four employees, a ... Read More »

Long Beach secures government grant for green project

Outlets for almost 40 machines will be built

The Port of Long Beach has secured an US$8m government grant to support its US$16.8m project aimed at electrifying container-handling vehicles. The California Energy Commission grant will help fund the facility’s Port Advanced Vehicle Electrification (PAVE) Project, which will help provide electric-powered, zero-emissions cargo-handling equipment at Total Terminals International (TTI)’s Pier T terminal. Lou Anne Bynum, harbour commission president at the Port of Long ... Read More »

Human error brings cyber risk, carriers warned

Human error is often the cause of cyber security breaches on ships and new technology and policy can prevent infection, carriers have been told. Delegates at London’s European Maritime Cyber Risk Management summit were warned that when operational technologies are hacked it can lead to catastrophic consequences, yet most of the time this results from largely-preventable errors. Speaking at the event ... Read More »

ONE signs rail deal with UK operator

ONE's members have previously worked with Freightliner

The newly formed Ocean Network Express (ONE) has signed a deal with Freightliner to guarantee capacity on the United Kingdom (UK)’s main intermodal routes. The contract will see freight moved from road to rail, and will subsequently remove 118,320 miles from UK roads per day, reducing greenhouse gasses by 67%. Derek Wakeling, product and network director at ONE Europe, said: ... Read More »

APMT to update air quality app

APM Terminals (APMT) will update its health, safety and environmental management app later this year and include a function to raise awareness about air quality. If local air quality in or around one of the operator’s 74 terminals or 100 inland depots is poor, external truck drivers may be instructed via the APMT Leading Safety app to switch off their ... Read More »