DP World joins Maersk and IBM’s blockchain platform

DP World joins Maersk and IBM’s blockchain platform
DP World has completed the early stages of integration with TradeLens, a blockchain-based digital container logistics platform jointly developed by A.P. Moller – Maersk and IBM, as the parties try to accelerate the digitisation of global supply chains. The Dubai-based terminal operator aims to connect all its 82 marine and inland container te...
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Pacific International Lines agrees debt deal

Pacific International Lines agrees debt deal
Pacific International Lines Pte (PIL) has agreed with the majority of its financial lenders to defer its debt payments and has entered into discussions with Heliconia Capital Management, a subsidiary of Singapore’s state investment company Temasek. The company has obtained a deferral of principal and interest payments and a formal standstill...
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Ben Nghe Port orders two more BOXHUNTER RTGs

Ben Nghe Port orders two more BOXHUNTER RTGs
Konecranes is set to deliver an additional two Boxhunter rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes to Ben Nghe Port in Vietnam. The cranes, booked in March 2020, will be delivered in cooperation with Telin Group JSC in April 2021. Two Konecranes Boxhunter RTGs have been operating at Ben Nghe Port since 2017, contributing toward the port’s growth. ...
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Danish transport sector to collaborate on sustainable fuel project

Danish transport sector to collaborate on sustainable fuel project
Copenhagen Airports, A.P. Moller – Maersk, DSV Panalpina, DFDS, SAS and Ørsted have formed a partnership to develop an industrial-scale production facility to produce sustainable fuels for road, maritime and air transport in the Copenhagen area. The partnership brings together the demand and supply side of sustainable fuels with a vision to d...
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APMT Algeciras connects to national 66kV energy network

APMT Algeciras connects to national 66kV energy network
APM Terminals (APMT) Algeciras has increased the voltage of its power supply from 20kV to 66kV in an effort to improve the stability of its electrical supply and enhance safety and productivity by reducing the risk of outages. The €3.2m (US$3.5m) project was designed and managed by the operator, with support from the port authority ...
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BCT acquires new STS crane

BCT acquires new STS crane
Baltic Container Terminal (BCT) has received a new ship-to-shore (STS) crane as part of the terminal’s ongoing investment programme aimed at increasing capacity and enhancing efficiency. The new crane, produced by Sany, brings BCT total STS cranes to five and allows the terminal to service larger vessels as well as speed up operations. As part ...
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Malta Freeport goes-live with N4 3.7 via remote assistance

Malta Freeport goes-live with N4 3.7 via remote assistance
Navis has utilised remote assistance to upgrade Malta Freeport Terminals’ (MFT) terminal operating system (TOS) to N4 3.7 despite COVID-19 forcing travel restrictions around the world. MFT is one of the busiest container terminals in Europe, strategically located in the centre of the Mediterranean, and handles nearly 3m teu annually. In the fourth...
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Kuehne + Nagel expects around 20,000 job cuts

Kuehne + Nagel expects around 20,000 job cuts
Kuehne + Nagel may have to reduce its 83,000-strong workforce by 20-25% as it looks to navigate its way through the economic crisis associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The freight forwarder’s controlling shareholder Klaus-Michael Kuehne told German newspaper Die Welt that warehouse workers are the most likely staff to be affected. Cuts are parti...
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APMT Buenos Aires commissions new cold-store chamber

APMT Buenos Aires commissions new cold-store chamber
APM Terminals (APMT) Buenos Aires has commissioned a new cold-store chamber in an effort to meet growing demand for reliable, stable cold-chain handling of goods. The chamber can maintain constant temperatures as low as -35°C, making it suitable to handle a variety of cargos including fruit, frozen produce and meat which require strict temperature...
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Port of Newcastle installs electric vehicle chargers

Port of Newcastle installs electric vehicle chargers
The Port of Newcastle has installed an electric vehicle charging station on Wharf Road to add to the city of Newcastle’s growing network. Following other stations installed by the city last year, the two 22-kilowatt chargers have been placed in the carpark next to Harry’s Café de Wheels. Thanks to this collaboration with the city ...
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Gothenburg volumes up 8% as exports continue to flow  

Gothenburg volumes up 8% as exports continue to flow  
Container volumes increased by 8% in the first quarter at the Port of Gothenburg, with no direct calls cancelled, bucking the trend of declines in cargo throughput seen at the majority of European ports. According to Elvir Dzanic, Port of Gothenburg chief executive, the open approach adopted by Sweden to the world, and the fact ...
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Port of Helsinki temporarily dismisses entire personnel

Port of Helsinki temporarily dismisses entire personnel
The Port of Helsinki has plans to temporarily dismiss its entire personnel, having been forced to start extensive cost reductions due to the coronavirus pandemic and related travel restrictions. Between the start of August and the end of 2020, the personnel of the Port of Helsinki will be dismissed for 30 days and for a ...
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Kalmar to deliver 10 reachstackers to Contargo

Kalmar to deliver 10 reachstackers to Contargo
Kalmar is to supply logistics operator Contargo Group with 10 Gloria reachstackers, to help serve its container hinterland network throughout Germany. Three units for empty and semi-laden container handling will be delivered to Contargo Rhein-Neckar in Ludwigshafen and Mannheim, six reachstackers to Contargo Wörth-Karlsruhe in Wörth and Speyer, and...
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HMM returns from three-year hiatus to US East Coast

HMM returns from three-year hiatus to US East Coast
Global Container Terminals (GCT) USA has welcomed the first HMM vessel, the Hyundai Hope, after a three-year hiatus of services to the US East Coast. The 13,154 teu vessel also marked the first larger vessel call of THE Alliance’s EC2 service to GCT Bayonne. The service will now call weekly at GCT Bayonne with vessel ...
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Bolloré, Next4 and IMT Mines Albi to develop AI for container tracking

Bolloré, Next4 and IMT Mines Albi to develop AI for container tracking
Bolloré Transport & Logistics, Next4 and the IMT Mines Albi engineering school have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop new traceability functions for goods flows based on the study of data gathered by Internet of Things (IoT) sensors. The partners are hoping to unlock synergies between their various fields of activity in order to ....
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Konecranes to deliver 30 additional AGVs to Long Beach

Konecranes to deliver 30 additional AGVs to Long Beach
Long Beach Container Terminal (LBCT) has ordered an additional 30 Konecranes Gottwald Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2020. These new AGVs will greatly expand LBCT’s current, complete system of 72 lead-acid battery-driven Konecranes AGVs which includes a Battery Exchange System (BES), transponder navigation...
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Good start to 2020 for Hapag-Lloyd

Good start to 2020 for Hapag-Lloyd
Hapag-Lloyd has seen a 6% increase in revenues during the first quarter of 2020, mainly due to an increase in transport volumes, despite the coronavirus pandemic. Transport volumes increased by 4.3% to more than 2m teu, with an improved freight rate of US$1,094 per teu. However transport expenses increased by almost 10%, disproportionately to reven...
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DP World and Mastercard collaborate on digitising port payments for SMEs

DP World and Mastercard collaborate on digitising port payments for SMEs
DP World has partnered with Mastercard to digitise port ecosystem payment flows, aiming to enable cargo owners and small businesses to pay for their freight-related costs more efficiently and remotely, facilitating their ability to participate in global trade. The programme has been launched through the co-branded Trade Card in the Dominican Republ...
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CMA CGM secures €1.05bn loan backed by French government

CMA CGM secures €1.05bn loan backed by French government
CMA CGM Group has secured a €1.05bn (US$1.13bn) loan guaranteed up to 70% by the French state, as part of the government’s loan scheme established at the end of March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The syndicated loan, which is from a consortium of three banks comprising BNP Paribas, HSBC and Société Générale, has ...
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Port of Gdansk: first quarter results hit by COVID-19

Port of Gdansk: first quarter results hit by COVID-19
The Port of Gdansk’s results for the first quarter of 2020 show an 8.3% drop in total volume of goods handled by the port, reflecting the current global COVID-19 crisis. Decreases were recorded in most groups including containers, down 2.1% compared to the same period in 2019, as well as a 23.8% fall in roll-on ...
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Maersk warns of 20-25% slump in volumes

Maersk warns of 20-25% slump in volumes
Despite managing to grow profitability during the first quarter of 2020, Maersk expects volumes in Q2 to decrease across all businesses possibly by 20-25%, as global demand plummets due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The world’s largest container shipping line blanked more than 90 sailings during Q1, leading to a decline of 3.5% in its average ...
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First RMG sale in Canada for Liebherr

First RMG sale in Canada for Liebherr
Liebherr has sold its first rail-mounted gantry (RMG) in Canada as part of an order for Terminal Montreal Inc, which also included a ship-to-shore (STS) crane. Termont Montreal, which opened in 2016, has quickly reached capacity and the new Liebherr equipment will help increase its handling capacity to 600,000 teu. The RMG is able to ...
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HHLA financial results show early impacts of COVID-19

HHLA financial results show early impacts of COVID-19
Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) has recorded a moderate decrease in revenue and a significant drop in earnings for the first three months of the 2020 financial year. Earnings Before Interests and Taxes (EBIT) fell 38.6% to €36.7m (US$39.9m) while revenue decreased by 3.4% to €355.7m (US$386.7m). Meanwhile, Earnings Before Interests, Taxes, D...
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Panama Canal water levels steady again following record dry season

Panama Canal water levels steady again following record dry season
The Gatun Lake’s water levels can now accommodate a steady 45 ft draught, easing the Panama Canal Authority’s (ACP) worries, after it implemented water saving measures less than three months ago to cope with the fifth driest year at the canal in 70 years. Water levels are higher than projected for the start of the ...
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Home office access points increasingly targeted in cyberattacks

Home office access points increasingly targeted in cyberattacks
A large number of cyberattacks have been aimed at home office access points over the last few weeks, bremenports has warned. Due to the current pandemic, many companies have enabled their staff to work from home within a very short time however not all of the solutions have taken data security aspects fully into account. ...
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