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Monthly Archives: March 2019

Phoenix Lighting launches full line of high mast lighting solutions

Phoenix Lighting has launched a fully integrated system for terminal yard lighting that aims to give ports and terminals reliable, energy-efficient illumination with the ability to control and monitor it. The company has released two product lines: The Highland Series, designed to meet US and Canadian port requirements, and the Meridian Series which has been designed for markets outside of ... Read More »

HHLA aims for further growth in 2019

Angela Titzrath, chairwoman of HHLA's executive board

Strong 2018 financial end-of-year results, boosted by container throughput and the integration of Estonia’s largest terminal operator, have given Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) a foundation for further growth in 2019. HHLA’s container throughput went up slightly by 1.9% to 7,336,000 teu, despite a more subdued market environment in the second half of the year. The company’s forecast for ... Read More »

Update: TSSA & DB Cargo hold urgent talks over freight strike threat

Manuel Cortes, general secretary for the Union for People in Transport and Travel (TSSA) has held “constructive talks” with the CEO of DB Cargo, Hans-Georg Werner in an attempt to avert a damaging strike that will bring the UK’s rail freight to a halt. The union has been fighting to secure union rights and recognition for DB Cargo employees who ... Read More »

First LNG bunkering operations at Polish ports

The LNG fuel was pumped into the vessels from trucks

The ports of Gdynia and Gdansk bunkered Poland’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels in an effort to respond to the needs of the market influenced by restrictions resulting from emission standards. At the Tri-City ports, a total of 73 tonnes of LNG fuel was pumped into the tanks of the Fure Valo and Ireland ships from tank trucks. Lukasz ... Read More »

Konecranes delivers 13 reach stackers to Ethiopia

Konecranes has delivered 13 reach stackers to Ethiopian Shipping Logistics Services Enterprise (ESLSE) to utilise in container handling, with the majority of the order being delivered to Ethiopia’s main dry port. Modjo Port & Terminal, which handles most of the country’s trade, has received 10 reach stackers while the terminal operator’s smaller inland terminals of Kaliti, Mekelle and Kombolcha have ... Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd to pass sulphur costs on to customers

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

The world’s fifth-biggest shipping liner has said that it will have to pass the costs of new sulphur regulations on to customers. Hapag-Lloyd said the new regulations would cost it US$1bn a year from 2020 and it would be introducing a new surcharge to cover that. New global regulation requires carriers to burn fuel which has less than 0.5% sulphur. ... Read More »

Navis launches new technology which aims to optimise planning, visibility and asset utilisation

Navis has launched Navis Smart, a new technology that will enable and connect Navis solutions, applications and data from ocean carrier and terminal side of the portfolio with the aim to optimise planning, visibility and asset utilisation. Through capturing and standardising data for its customers, Navis Smart will provide a foundation to apply machine learning to Navis applications with the ... Read More »

PSA net profit falls despite strong container volumes

PSA International (PSA)’s net profit fell 2.3% year-on-year in 2019 partly due to a higher depreciation although it recorded strong container volumes across its operations. Net profit for the year was US$1.205m compared to US$1.292m in 2018 while profit from operations stayed at the same level than the previous year. PSA’s group chairman Fock Siew Wah said: “2018 was a ... Read More »

Port Nelson to receive crane simulator from Liebherr

LiSIM can simulate harsh environmental conditions

Port Nelson in New Zealand will be the first facility in Oceania to have Liebherr’s mobile harbour crane (MHC) simulator once it is delivered in April. The equipment manufacturer’s LiSIM, which is based on Liebherr’s Litronic crane control system, simulates the operations of both a generic ship crane and a LHM 550 MHC. There is also the possibility of adding ... Read More »