PSA International to acquire end-to-end logistics provider BDP International

PSA International to acquire end-to-end logistics provider BDP International
PSA International has agreed to acquire all the share of privately-held BDP International, a provider of global integrated supply chain solutions, marking its first such acquisition of an end-to-end logistics company. The transaction from New York-based private equity firm Greenbriar Equity Group is subject to formal approvals by the relevant autho...
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Port of Antwerp further expands its radar infrastructure

Port of Antwerp further expands its radar infrastructure
The Port of Antwerp has awarded a framework contract to Securitas to fully digitalise and further expand the port’s radar infrastructure. As part of the collaboration the 12 current analogue radars in use at Antwerp will be gradually replaced and, in addition, seven radar set-up points will be added. Port alderman Annick De Ridder said: ...
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CrimsonLogic signs MoU to facilitate digital trade flows via Kazakhstan

CrimsonLogic signs MoU to facilitate digital trade flows via Kazakhstan
CrimsonLogic, a member of the PSA Group, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with KTZ Express, a subsidiary Kazakhstan Rail Company, and local IT partner Digital Silk Way to establish a digital trade corridor to help facilitate paperless trade for the region. The proposed initiative will serve the Trans-Caspian route, which starts from S...
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First Konecranes Gottwald Generation 6 MHC to Genoa, Italy

First Konecranes Gottwald Generation 6 MHC to Genoa, Italy
Terminal San Giorgio S.r.l (TSG) has ordered an eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald ESP.8 mobile harbour crane (MHC), marking the first Generation 6 crane to go to Italy. Ordered in November 2021 for TSG’s terminal in Genoa, MHC has a working radius of 54 m and a capacity of 150 tonnes. Maurizio Anselmo, managing director of TSG, ...
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The Port of Barcelona validates its Innovation Plan

The Port of Barcelona validates its Innovation Plan
The management board of the Port of Barcelona have validated its Innovation Plan, which is focused on sustainable, open, collaborative, demand-driven innovation in line with the port’s strategy. Based on the current and future needs of Barcelona’s port community and the society it serves, the ultimate objectives of the plan are to strengthen the ro...
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PIL to fully repay all scheme debts ahead of schedule

PIL to fully repay all scheme debts ahead of schedule
Pacific International lines (PIL), benefitting from strengthening freight rates and a rise in demand, has been able make an early repayment of US$1bn to creditors. The prepayment is targeted to be complete by December 20, 2021, and will be made to creditors who were subject to the scheme of arrangement PIL entered into as part ...
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MPET and PSA Antwerp order 34 straddle carriers

MPET and PSA Antwerp order 34 straddle carriers
Kalmar has signed an agreement with MSC PSA European Terminal (MPET) and PSA Antwerp to deliver 34 straddle carriers to their terminals at the Belgian hub port. Of the machines, 29 will be delivered to MPET and five to PSA Antwerp. The order was booked in Cargotec’s Q4 2021 intake, with deliveries scheduled for Q3 ...
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Port of Montreal welcomes first direct call from China

Port of Montreal welcomes first direct call from China
The Port of Montreal welcomed a container ship straight from China, without cargo transhipment in the Mediterranean, for the first time in its history. Chartered by freight forwarder Fracht FWO, the Happy Rover docked on November 14 at Racine Terminal, operated by Montreal Gateways Terminal Partnership (MGPT), to unload its containers. Guilluame Br...
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Port of LA seeks proposals for zero-emission truck project

Port of LA seeks proposals for zero-emission truck project
The Port of Los Angeles has issued a Request for Proposals (RPF) seeking one or more teams of trucking companies and truck manufacturers to demonstrate zero-emissions short-haul drayage trucks. A total of US$3m in grant funding is available and the port is offering up to US$300,000 per truck toward the cost of 10 zero-emissions trucks ...
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Teletrac Navman to provide telematics solutions at Port of Southampton

Teletrac Navman to provide telematics solutions at Port of Southampton
Associated British Ports (ABP) has awarded telematics specialist Teletrac Navman a contract to provide end-to-end mobile asset and fleet management solutions at the Port of Southampton, aiming to gain visibility and real-time insight into operations. Following a trial of the fleet telamtatics, tracking platform and connected camera system, ABP Sout...
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LNG equipment conversion pilot completed at APM Terminals Barcelona

LNG equipment conversion pilot completed at APM Terminals Barcelona
The Port of Barcelona, APM Terminals (APMT) Barcelona, HAM and Naturgy have concluded a pilot to test the viability of natural gas as a fuel in port equipment, converting a straddle carrier to natural gas. In the project, which was co-financed by the EU, the results were positive, with a certified reductions in greenhouse gas ...
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Average container prices drop at LA and Long Beach amidst congestion

Average container prices drop at LA and Long Beach amidst congestion
The average shipping container prices have declined at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as the ports continue to struggle with congestion. As per Container xChange’s data, the average prices for 40 ft high cube containers have dropped by just under 11% from US$4,863 to US$4,342 from August to November at the Port ...
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Busan New Container Terminal orders six sprinter carriers

Busan New Container Terminal orders six sprinter carriers
Busan New Container Terminal (BNCT) has ordered six Konecranes Noell sprinter carriers to add to its fleet of 36 units, as it looks to support a growing business. Like their predecessors, the machines on order will transport containers between the quayside and the container yard. Five of the units on order were booked in June ...
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KMTC expands refrigerated fleet with 900 PrimeLINE units

KMTC expands refrigerated fleet with 900 PrimeLINE units
Korea Marine Transport Containers (KMTC) has expanded its refrigerated cargo fleet, replacing older units with an order of 900 PrimeLINE units from Carrier Transicold. The 20- and 40- ft high-cube containers will be used to transport durians from Thailand to Hong Kong and vegetables from China to Southeast Asia. SW Nam, general manager of equipment...
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Financial incentives launched to entice business at Thames Freeport

Financial incentives launched to entice business at Thames Freeport
A range of financial incentives have been launched to entice new manufacturing, clean energy and logistics businesses to locate at Thames Freeport. Applicable from November 19, the tangible economic benefits are available across the three tax sites at Ford Dagenham, the Port of Tilbury and London Gateway’s Logistics Park. Freeports are special area...
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APM Terminals to operate new container terminal in Louisiana

APM Terminals to operate new container terminal in Louisiana
APM Terminals (APMT) will become the operator of a newly planned container terminal and intermodal intermodal rail facility in Louisiana after signing a letter of intent with Plaquemines Port, Harbor and Terminal District (PPHTD). The port and its financial partners will manage the financial activities associated with the infrastructure development...
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Port of Barcelona gives progress report on Intermodal Logistics Terminal

Port of Barcelona gives progress report on Intermodal Logistics Terminal
The preliminary process of citizen participation has begun for the Urban Master Plan (UMP) of the Intermodal Logistics Terminal of the Port of Barcelona. Citizen participation is a preliminary step before drafting, process and final approval of the plan which envisions an infrastructure complex that boasts a ferroutage terminal, a reception and shi...
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Port of Duqm orders four STS cranes and 12 RTGs from Liebherr

Port of Duqm orders four STS cranes and 12 RTGs from Liebherr
Liebherr Container Cranes has secured the contract to supply four ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and 12 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes to the Port of Duqm in Oman, with delivery scheduled for late 2022. The greenfield port development is part of the SEZAD project (Special Economic Zone of Authority at Duqm), centrally located overlooking the Arabian...
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FMC to investigate data constraints holding back supply chain flows

FMC to investigate data constraints holding back supply chain flows
A new Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) effort will look to identify data constraints that impede the flow of ocean cargo and add to supply chain inefficiencies. Spearheaded by Commissioner Carl Bentzel, the project hopes to pinpoint how data can contribute to the long-term reliability of the domestic cargo delivery system. The initiative will prop...
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K Line to open new warehouses near Bangkok

K Line to open new warehouses near Bangkok
K Line Container Service (Thailand) Ltd. (KCST) and Bangkok Cold Storage Service Ltd (BCS) are set to establish new col and dry warehouses in the Bang Na district near Bangkok. The planned construction site is located about 30 km from downtown Bangkok, 35 km from Bangkok Port, 100 km from Laem Chabang Port and 23 ...
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San Pedro Bay ports postpone implementation of container dwell fee

San Pedro Bay ports postpone implementation of container dwell fee
The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have delayed the consideration of the container dwell fee directed at ocean carriers until November 22, citing an improvement in import container clearance from the docks. Since the fee was announced on October 25, the twin ports have seen a decline of 26% combined in aging cargo ...
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DP World reveals new ports and terminals tech solutions at Expo 2020

DP World reveals new ports and terminals tech solutions at Expo 2020
DP World’s Cargoes team has revealed its new category, Ports and Terminals solutions, at the Cargoes Digital Trade Flow event in Dubai. Cargoes Ports and Terminals solutions will focus on four key sub-categories: IOT+, AVA+, GC+, and TOS+ that will house different products. Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, group chairman and CEO of DP World, said: ...
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Capacity limits hamper cargo flow at Port of Long Beach

Capacity limits hamper cargo flow at Port of Long Beach
Container volumes at the Port of Long Beach declined by 2% to 789,716 teu in October as capacity limits hamper cargo flow at the port. Imports decreased 4% to 385,000 teu, with empties also down by 2% to 282,502 teu, whilst exports increased almost 7% to 122,214 teu. Mario Cordero, executive director at Port of ...
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