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Navis and Tianjin Port Group to work on smart port project

Navis has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Tianjin Port Group with the aim to accelerate technology innovation within the Chinese port as it moves toward automation. As part of the MOU, the two companies have planned the development of a future Smart Port project and a joint collaboration on technology adoption and service support. In May Tianjin port ... Read More »

Regular 8,000 teu vessel calls at VICT

The COSCO Thailand at VICT

Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) has become the regular recipient of large container vessel calls, including ships from a service between Australia and China. The A3C service Central China – East Coast of Australia service has completed its first rotation and is comprised of six vessels with capacities in the range of 8,063 to 8,500 teu operated by ANL, COSCO ... Read More »

Eagle Marine Services rebrands as Fenix

Eagle Marine Services (EMS) container terminal, located at Pier 300 in the Port of Los Angeles, has rebranded as Fenix Marine Services Ltd (Fenix) and has decided to fast track its value creation plan. The plan, which includes over US$70m in investments in 2018 and nearly double that in the coming years, aims to dramatically improve truck turn times and ... Read More »

PT Prima Terminal Petikemas orders automated RTG system

PT Prima Terminal Petikemas, a subsidiary of state-owned port operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia I (Persero), has ordered an automated RTG (ARTG) system from Konecranes, featuring 12 ARTGs with associated software, interfaces and services. The units will be delivered in January 2020 to Belawan Container Terminal, Phase 2 in Medan, North Sumatra. They will be identical to those already delivered to PT ... Read More »

Construction begins on cold storage warehouse at Port of Dunkerque

The warehouse will have a freezer volume of 80,000 cu m

The foundation stone has been laid on a cold storage warehouse, located in the logistics area of the Port of  Dunkerque. In order to control its own logistics and to benefit from more favourable transport conditions, through its French subsidiary 24H Frost, the Lamaire company decided to build and operate its own cold storage warehouse located near the container terminals and ferries of ... Read More »

CMA CGM and CEVA reinforce industrial cooperation

CMA CGM CEO Rodolphe Saade said the transformation would make CEVA more profitable

CMA CGM has signed a new relationship agreement with CEVA Logistics to reinforce the industrial cooperation between the two companies. With the French company’s commitment to keep the CEVA shares listed, all CEVA shareholders will have the opportunity to benefit from the substantial value creation expected from this cooperation, said CMA CGM in a statement. Rodolphe Saadé, CEO of CMA CGM said: “We are ... Read More »

Hamburg Port Consulting appoints new managing director

Jan Bovermann, head of digital corporate development at Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), has been appointed managing director of HPC Hamburg Port Consulting. He will lead the fully-owned subsidiary of HHLA with Dr Felix Kasiske, who continues to be responsible for HPC’s core business of port and transportation consultancy. Bovermann, who will aim to strengthen the expansion of the ... Read More »

Ports of Auckland to automate its straddle carrier fleet

Ports of Auckland Limited (POAL) has signed a software service level agreement (SLA) with Konecranes ahead of the arrival of its new automated straddle carriers. The equipment covered by the SLA includes 27 new Konecranes Noell automated straddle carriers (A-STRADs) and 21 retrofits to manually operated Konecranes Noell straddle carriers to make them fully automated. Ports of Auckland chief executive ... Read More »

MSC orders 5,000 Carrier Transicold XtendFRESH systems  

PrimeLINE with XtendFRESH

MSC has ordered 5,000 refrigerated containers equipped with Carrier Transicold’s XtendFRESH atmosphere control technology in order to enhance its ability to ship perishable commodities. MSC’s order is the largest for the XtendFRESH option since it was introduced in 2013. The system was chosen by the shipping line as an option for Carrier Transicold PrimeLINE refrigeration units being installed on new 40-ft high-cube ... Read More »