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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Kalmar to supply 12 hybrid straddle carriers to Southampton

Kalmar has signed a contract to supply DP World Southampton 12 hybrid straddle carriers that aim to significantly reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The order comprises of three units with three-high stacking and a 50-tonne twin-lift capacity and nine with four-high stacking and a 40-tonne single-lift capacity. The order was booked in Cargotec’s 2018 third quarter order intake and ... Read More »

Maersk implements guidelines on dangerous goods stowage

Maersk has now completed implementation of new guidelines to improve safety across its container vessel fleet following the fatal fire aboard the Maersk Honam in March this year. The shipping line carried out a thorough review of safety ractices and policies in the stowage of dangerous cargo after the incident which took the lives of five crew members. The company evaluated over 3,000 ... Read More »

Long Beach Harbour Commission approves US$870m for expanded rail yard

Volumes are down at the San Pedro Bay complex

The Long Beach Board of Harbour Commissioners has approved a US$870m budget to build the Pier B On-Dock Rail support facility to help meet environmental targets. The Pier B project is designed to shift more shipping containers from trucks to rail and the Port of Long Beach aims for it to be a more efficient and sustainable way to transfer ... Read More »

Controversy over Maersk’s new Bunker Adjustment Fuel surcharge

Examples of BAF tariffs (US$/feu) for dry containers at different fuel prices (US$/tonne), for selected trades

The Global Shippers Forum (GSF) has reacted with suspicion to Maersk’s announcement of a new Bunker Adjustment Fuel (BAF) surcharge to recover presumed costs from the introduction of low-sulphur marine fuel in 2020. The new surcharge will be in place from January 1, 2019 and is based on the average fuel price in key bunkering ports and a trade factor ... Read More »

Visy to supply access gate and OCR system to Prima Multi Terminal

Finnish manufacturer Visy Oy has been awarded a contract from Prima Multi Terminal (PMT) to supply its access gate operating system (GOS) with optical character recognition (OCR) to increase productivity. All Visy technology will communicate with the RBS terminal operating system and the Visy Access GOS will consist of a single, integrated system for quayside and gate operations. The terminal’s ... Read More »

Shippers and consignees return to APMT Gothenburg

APMT Gothenburg

APM Terminals (APMT) Gothenburg has welcomed back major shippers and consignees to the terminal after labour issues caused it to lose business last year. Earlier this year, the terminal began handling a major part of COSCO Shipping Lines’ freight requirements to and from Sweden and as of September, Södra Timber’s volumes will be shipped via the terminal. Ocean Network Express (ONE) ... Read More »

Liebherr reachstackers up and running in Durban

The seven reachstackers Liebherr delivered to the Port of Durban have been operating 24/7 for over six months straight despite harsh environmental conditions. Liebherr said that Transnet SOC Ltd, which ordered the LRS 545 units in December 2017, was still “very satisfied” with the machines performance. The reachstackers were dispatched from Sunderland, Great Britain, and put into operation at the ... Read More »

Contargo doubles handling capacity at Nuess terminal

Terminal Neuss

Contargo has completed the expansion of its Nuess terminal, making it three times larger than it was before and doubling the handling capacity. A total of 84,000 sq m has been made available for trimodal container handling, as the terminal was extended by 52,000 sq m to the north and south of the original site. New infrastructure developments have doubled the handling ... Read More »

ABP and MTI work toward frictionless trade with blockchain

Associated British Ports (ABP) has agreed to work with digital logistics enabler Marine Transport International (MTI) on a blockchain project in an effort to improve the UK’s supply chains. ABP and MTI signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create one of Europe’s first detailed pilot programmes to examine the implementation of blockchain technology to improve port connectivity. Ron Crean, ... Read More »