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Monthly Archives: November 2018

CVS Ferrari to deliver four trucks to PSA VTE

PSA International has purchased four new CVS Ferrari trucks for its Voltri Terminal Europa (VTE) container terminal in Genova, Italy. The order includes two model ECH10.7 mast type empty container handlers that can stack 10 tonne containers up to seven high and two laden container reachstackers in the RS3 model. The RS3 reachstackers have a first row capacity of 46 ... Read More »

Two berths added at COSCO-PSA Terminal in Singapore

COSCO Shipping Ports (CSP) has signed a memorandum of understanding for the addition of two new berths at the COSCO-PSA Terminal (CPT) in Singapore. With the launch, the facility will be equipped with five mega-vessel berths, increasing its annual handling capacity from the 3m teu of the current three berths to about 5m teu. According to the partners, the extra ... Read More »

Hapag Lloyd: Customer focus more important than size

Rolf Habben Jansen said 2018’s market environment was not easy

Hapag-Lloyd has unveiled its new mid-term strategy, with the core focus on customer orientation rather than expanding the size of the company. Under Strategy 2023, the carrier sets out that further consolidation amongst the largest industry players is less attractive due to decreasing incremental scale benefits. The German line is more than two times larger than it was in 2014 ... Read More »

Busan Port Authority signs agreement for Maasvlakte site

Allard Castelein (Port of Rotterdam CEO), Yunyoung Lee (South Korean ambassador in the Netherlands) and Kichan Nam (president of Busan Port Authority)

Busan Port Authority (BPA) and the Port of Rotterdam Authority have signed a letter of intent (LOI) for the allocation of a 5-10 ha site on the Maasvlakte Distribution Park West. The South Korean hub wants to develop a sustainable warehouse at the site to be used by multiple, mainly Korean, service providers. Combined with a previous LOI signed for ... Read More »

Container volumes up by 5% at Valencia

The Port of Valencia handled more than 5m teu in the 12 months between November 2017 and October 2018, with volumes increasing by 4.8%. Full containers advanced by 3% to 3.87m teu, mainly to a strong import performance, with full inbound containers rising 11%. Transit containers were also up by 2% although full container exports maintained their downward trend, falling ... Read More »

Port of Antwerp to collaborate with Belgian development agency

Antwerp's investment subsidiary is currently managing Benin's Port of Cotonou

Antwerp Port Authority and its consultancy and investment subsidiary Port of Antwerp International (PAI) have signed a collaboration agreement with Enabel, the Belgian development agency, aiming to further the sustainable development of ports in developing countries. Belgium’s development strategy involves finding and supporting suitable growth centres in particular countries while ports offer a particular attraction due to their role in the supply chain. ... Read More »

Operaciones Portuarias Canarias transitions to Navis’ N4 TOS

Operaciones Portuarias Canarias, S.A. (OPCSA), wholly owned by TIL Group, has transitioned from the Cosmos terminal operating system (TOS) to Navis’ N4. With the new operating system in place, OPCSA notes three main objectives – to improve the efficiency of local operations, initiate the modernisation process and increase productivity of the terminal. It is estimated that the implementation of N4 ... Read More »

US Senators warn China may take over Djibouti port

Doraleh Container Terminal, Djibouti

Two US Senators have written to the country’s Secretary of State warning him that China may take over Djibouti port and increase its influence in the Horn of Africa. Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Chris Coons said they were alarmed that, after Djibouti seized the port from UAE-owned DP World in February and nationalised it in September, it may cede the ... Read More »

Le Havre, Rouen and Paris ports to merge

French Prime Minister Eduoard Phillipe has announced plans to merge the Northern French ports of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris by 2021. The ports are already jointly represented by HAROPA but the government is proposing making them a single public institution. On 15 November, Philippe tweeted about this issue. His words roughly translate as: “In order to have a real ... Read More »