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Monthly Archives: November 2018

Planned new Dutch terminal cancelled

The Kramer Group has announced that it is cancelling its plans to build a container terminal in the Dutch city of Vlissingen. According to local public broadcaster Omroep Zeeland, the company’s commercial director Ted Holleman said that the company and its partners in Vlissingen were not able to gurantee enough containers to make the terminal profitable. Kramer operates a terminal in ... Read More »

Panama Canal Authority to relaunch Corozal project in 2020

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) is planning to relaunch the concession process to build and operate a new container terminal at Corozal on the Pacific side of the canal in 2020. Following a market study, the ACP is opting for a smaller scale project featuring one fewer berth in the first phase in an effort to reduce the risk to ... Read More »

US studies dredging of Miami harbour

Miami's harbour may be dredged

The US Army Corps of Engineers is studying further dredging of Miami’s harbour to allow bigger ships to pass. Some areas of the harbour’s access channel may be deepened or widened by the US government so that the port can handle 14,000 teu vessels. With the expansion of the Panama Canal in 2016, there has been an increase in the ... Read More »

Tideworks and MIT collaborate to promote maritime education

MIT handled 1.9m teu in 2017

Tideworks Technology and Manzanillo International Terminal-Panamá (MIT) have entered into an agreement with two universities to strengthen professional maritime education in the Latin American and Caribbean region. Tideworks, MIT, the International Maritime University of Panama (UMIP) and the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) of Jamaica are signing a letter of intent for academic collaboration at TOC Americas on November 13. As part ... Read More »

Turkish Safiport chooses CyberLogitec’s TOS

IT solutions provider CyberLogitec will implement its OPUS terminal operating system (TOS) at Turkey’s Safiport Derince as part of a project to develop the port’s container facilities. The Safi Holding-operated container terminal, which is located in Turkey’s Marmara region, is set to go live with OPUS Terminal in the first quarter of 2019. The TOS, which is expected to increase ... Read More »

Maersk transfers service from Felixstowe to London

Felixstowe started experiencing operational delays in June 2017. Copyright: Courtesy of the Port of Felixstowe

Maersk Line has announced that its AE7 service will transfer from Felixstowe to London Gateway to reduce the possibility of experiencing “unexpected disruption”. The Port of Felixstowe, which is operated by Hutchison Ports, started experiencing operational delays following the implementation of a new in-house terminal operating system (TOS) replacing Navis in June. The problems with the go-live resulted in delays ... Read More »

ICTSI plans to develop two ports in the Philippines

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has submitted a proposal to develop two ports in Iloilo, Philippines, for an estimated total investment of over PhP5bn (US$94m). The company submitted a Letter of Intent to the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) to modernise the infrastructure and superstructure of the Iloilo Port Complex and the Port of Dumangas, and eventually manage and operate ... Read More »

Navis survey finds maritime sector prioritising technological investments

A study by Navis, designed to track the perceptions, intentions and mindset of the global maritime industry, has found that the vast majority of the sector plans to increase investments in new technology within the next 12 months. Of 170 participants in the Navis Business Bellwether survey, over 90% of respondents expect their companies to increase technology spending in the ... Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd reports rise in revenue

The carrier's transport volume rose by 27%

Hapag-Lloyd has reported a 23% year-on-year rise in its revenue in the first nine months of 2018. The German carrier’s revenue went up from US$8bn in the months from January to September last year to US$10bn in the same period this year. The increase was primarily due to a 27% rise in transport volume from 7m teu in the first nine ... Read More »