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APM Terminals offers logistics for solar energy in India’s hinterland

APMT Inland Services offers end-to-end solutions to major solar projects

APM Terminals’ (APMT) Inland Services has started to help set up solar power plants in deep pockets of India by offering end-to-end solutions for major solar projects. The company’s solutions include receiving cargo at the sea-port, facilitating customs inspection and clearance, multi-modal transportation to reach isolated areas and destuffing at the site. Ajit Venkataraman, managing director of APMT Inland Services ... Read More »

Peel Ports to recruit 250 new staff across its network

Mark Whitworth, chief executive of Peel Ports

UK-based port operator Peel Ports aims to recruit 250 new staff in 2019, with a focus on talent from outside the traditional port community in an effort to expand and strengthen its wider range of logistics services. Roles that the port operator wishes to recruit in particular are function heads, senior managers, operations experts and supply chain and business leaders. ... Read More »

Konecranes wins order of 12 straddle carriers for Port of Thessaloniki, Greece

Konecranes has won an order for 12 Konecranes Noell Straddle Carriers to be delivered to the Port of Thessaloniki, Greece to be delivered by March 2019. Ordered in February, Konecranes has reported that the model NSC 644 E straddle carriers will be ready for acceptance in an “exceptionally short” time. Sotirios Theofanis, chairman of the board and CEO of the ... Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd improves its operational result

Hapag-Lloyd has reported a higher operating result in the 2018 financial year as overall transport volume increased 6% year-on-year and revenues increased by 15%. The shipping line attributed the improvement to higher global transport volumes, steadily improving freight rates in the second quarter and its merger with United Arab Shipping Company Ltd (UASC). Hapag-Lloyd’s merger with UASC and the associated ... Read More »

Khalifa Port to be connected to UAE national railway network

The agreement was signed by Shadi Malak, CEO of Etihad Rail, and Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Ports

Abu Dhabi Ports has signed an agreement with Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s national railway, with the aim to connect Khalifa Port with the national railway network. Both companies aim to support the growth and diversification of the UAE economy by facilitating the transport of containers and other types of cargo through connecting ports to the ... Read More »

APMT Barcelona expands reefer capacity by 31%

APMT Barcelona now has a total 677 reefer plugs

APM Terminals (APMT) has increased its reefer capacity by 31% and improved the electric capacity of its terminal at the Port of Barcelona in response to growing customer demand. APMT Barcelona has added 152 reefer plugs to the terminal which has raised the total to 677 while new reefer racks enable reefers to be stacked up to four containers high. ... Read More »

Bromma orders up by 17%

Bromma’s order intake rose by 17% in 2018, while growth in sales was slightly lower, as the spreader manufacturer performed strongly in North America and China. While the results saw the company’s market share climb, they are also an indication of the strength of the market according to Bromma. Lars Meurling, marketing director at Bromma, said: “2018 was a very ... Read More »

DP World acquires P&O Ferries

P&O Ferries operates 21 vessels on the Short Sea, North Sea and Irish Sea

DP World has acquired the holding company of P&O Ferries and P&O Ferrymasters for GBP322m (USD421m), as its steps up its investments in shipping following the purchase of Unifeeder last year. After selling the company a decade ago, the Dubai-based company is buying it back at an EBITDA valuation multiple of 6.1x. Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, group chairman and CEO ... Read More »

Xvela to help improve stowage efficiency and real-time visibility for US shipping line

Seaboard Marine has gone live with Xvela’s cloud-based Collaborative Stowage Solution with the aim to improve stowage efficiency and real-time visibility into terminal operations. The Miami-based shipping line will use the platform to perform container vessel stowage planning activities, share key collaborative information and view real-time terminal operations data in order to maximise port stay operations. Through these methods, the ... Read More »