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EU agrees directive on port reception facilities to process ship waste

The European Parliament and Council have reached a provisional agreement on a directive on port reception facilities for the delivery and processing of waste from ships. This was based on a proposal by the European Commission in January 2018 as part of the European strategy to reduce plastic waste. The directive sets measures, aiming to ensure that waste generated on ... Read More »

HHLA aims to squash pest problem with converted reefers

Unikai, a subsidiary of Hamburger Hafen and Logistik AG (HHLA), has developed a technology that prepares vehicles for pest-free transport to Australia and New Zealand as import regulations tighten. Since September 1, 2018, export goods from Germany headed for Australia, including vehicles that the multi-purpose terminal Unikai sends out, must be specially prepared – for example, either gas or heat-treated. ... Read More »

Montecon orders its third giant Liebherr mobile harbour crane

Montecon ordered its first LHM 800 in 2015

Montecon S.A has ordered its third Liebherr LHM 800, making the terminal the largest user of the giant mobile harbour crane (MHC) unit worldwide. The order was placed at the end of November 2018 and the MHC is scheduled to start operation in Montevideo, Uruguay in 2019. The crane is Liebherr’s most advanced mobile solution for the handling of larger ... Read More »

Tecon Santos orders 30 Kalmar terminal tractors

The model features a redesigned cab

Tecon Santos, the second busiest container terminal in Brazil, has ordered 30 Ottawa T2 terminal tractors from Kalmar. The facility, which is operated by Santos Brasil, covers an area of almost 600,000 sq m featuring 12,000 sq m of warehousing space and has an annual capacity of 2m teu. The new machines form part of the terminal’s fleet expansion programme, ... Read More »

PSA looks to develop talent for Tuas mega port

PSA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Singapore University of Technology of Design (SUTD) to develop talent for the future Tuas mega port. The new port is expected to utilise big data, and leverage automation technologies and smart systems with the goal to raise terminal productivity and service quality. PSA, by contributing port related content to the ... Read More »

Port of Baltimore to spend US$32.7m to dredge second 50 ft berth

The Seagirt Marine Terminal

The Port of Baltimore is set to deepen a second container berth to 50 ft at the Seagirt Marine Terminal as part of a US$32.7m project funded by the state and terminal operator Ports America Chesapeake. Governor Larry Hogan announced that the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA) will receive a US$6.6m US Department of Transportation grant ... Read More »

Maersk introduces alternative to cargo insurance for customers

Maersk has introduced an extended liability solution, Value Protect, as an alternative to cargo insurance with the aim to increase customers’ chance of receiving full compensation if damages occur in transit. Value Protect – valid when the cargo is in Maersk’s custody – covers cargo loss or damage in cases such as fire, accidents due to danger of the sea, ... Read More »

Terminal at JNPT sets new productivity record

BMCT recently received nine more RTGs

Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals (BMCT), a subsidiary of PSA International (PSA), has set a record of 175 moves per hour while working on Hapag-Lloyd’s 9,954 teu capacity M.V Athenian. The facility accomplished this two months after it achieved 155 moves per hour and it has now surpassed PSA India’s previous record of 169 moves per hour, held by its terminal ... Read More »

Medports association outlines 2019 plans

The Medports association has set out its 2019 activity roadmap which includes the adoption of common key performance indicators and a “single window” cargo community system. The roadmap includes other objectives such as the extension of on-shore power supply for ships, a training programme developed by members’ training institutes and the launch of an association website next year. Medports was ... Read More »

India’s first inland waterway terminal begins using mobile harbour cranes

Liebherr has provided two LHM 180 mobile harbour cranes (MHCs) for use at India’s first inland waterway terminal in Varanasi. Located in northern India, 780 km east of the capital Delhi, the facility is the first of four multimodal terminals being constructed on India’s largest river, the Ganga. The equipment, which handled India’s first container cargo transported on inland waterways, ... Read More »