CIT Abidjan orders 36 electric terminal tractors from Gaussin

CIT Abidjan orders 36 electric terminal tractors from Gaussin
CIT Abidjan, a port in the Ivory Coast jointly operated by Bolloré Ports and APM Terminals, has ordered 36 fully electric terminal tractors from Gaussin, as well as 24 powerpacks and six 36-channel charging stations. The €9.9m (US$12m) order is the largest since the launch of the APM 75T HE tractors, which are designed to ...
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HPC delivers terminal development plan for CCT Villach Süd rail terminal

HPC delivers terminal development plan for CCT Villach Süd rail terminal
Hamburg Port Consulting (HPC) has prepared plans for further development of the rail terminal CCT Villach Süd, Austria, as facility operator Terminal Service Austria (TSA) intends to expand the intermodal terminal. CCT Villach Süd has great potential to participate in the increasing intra-European traffic and ferry port-hinterland traffic due to it...
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US to work with IMO on decarbonising shipping

US to work with IMO on decarbonising shipping
The US is to work with member states of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to adopt a goal of achieving zero emissions from international shipping by 2050. US special presidential envoy for climate John Kerry announced that the US will also look to adopt “ambitious measures” that will place the entire sector on the pathway ...
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APMT Pipavav secures weekly service from Port Pipavav to Jebel Ali

APMT Pipavav secures weekly service from Port Pipavav to Jebel Ali
APM Terminals (APMT) Pipavav has secured a new weekly service from Port Pipavav to Jebel Ali, reconnecting Pipavav through Kandla, Chennai, Tuticorin and Cochin Ports. The PIC 2 service will arrive at Port Pipavav, India, every Wednesday and will help move import and export goods that include agricultural products, scrap material, biteumen, B.Meat,...
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Camco to implement rail OCR at Port of Koper

Camco to implement rail OCR at Port of Koper
Camco Technologies has been awarded the contract to design, install and support rail optical character recognition (OCR) technology at the Port of Koper in Slovenia. The rail portal, which is equipped with AI-embedded cameras, will feature the automated inventory and registration of container and rail wagon traffic entering or leaving the port. The...
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Panama Canal Authority postpones planned price hike to relief of shipping industry

Panama Canal Authority postpones planned price hike to relief of shipping industry
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has postponed price increases on canal transit reservation system fees, which were due to come into effect on April 15, 2021, in light of industry concerns. A joint letter sent by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA) and European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA) ex...
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Port of Los Angeles volumes reach new heights amidst congestion

Port of Los Angeles volumes reach new heights amidst congestion
Container volumes jumped by 113% at the Port of Los Angeles in March, with severe congestion at present marking a sharp contrast to the slowdown of trade at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The exceptional circumstances saw the port record the busiest first quarter in its history, with a 44% leap compared to 2020, ...
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Hapag-Lloyd orders 150,000 teu of standard and reefer containers worth US$550m

Hapag-Lloyd orders 150,000 teu of standard and reefer containers worth US$550m
Hapag-Lloyd has ordered 150,000 teu of standard and reefer containers as boxes are turning slower, thus the shipping line needs more than the normal number of boxes to carry the same volume. The containers were ordered from China, with some of the boxes already having been delivered and integrated into Hapag-Lloyd’s existing fleet in the ...
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Suez Canal Authority arrests Ever Given, makes claim for US$916m

Suez Canal Authority arrests Ever Given, makes claim for US$916m
The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has seized the Ever Given and lodged a claim for US$916m from the ship’s Japanese owners to cover losses sustained during the six day blockage of the canal. Following a ruling in an Egyptian court the vessel was arrested, with the SCA declaring that the ship will be held until ...
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K Line granted exemptions by Federal Maritime Commission after cyberattack

K Line granted exemptions by Federal Maritime Commission after cyberattack
The Federal Maritime Commission has granted K Line, part of Ocean Network Express (ONE), temporary relief from certain service contract and tariff filing requirements in wake of malicious cyberattack. The cyberattack severely inhibited K Line’s information systems, starting on March 18, 2021, and impacted the company’s ability to timely publish tar...
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TT Club questions lack of resilience in ‘just in time’ supply chains

TT Club questions lack of resilience in ‘just in time’ supply chains
Experiences over the past year including the Brexit transition and the Suez Canal blockage could lead supply chains to reconsider the prioritising of efficiency and cost reduction over resilience, according to transport and logistics insurer TT Club. In its advisory capacity as a mitigator of risk and loss in the supply chain, the insurer is ...
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Adani removed from S&P index over alleged links with Myanmar military

Adani removed from S&P index over alleged links with Myanmar military
Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) will be removed from the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices following scrutiny over the company’s commercial relationship with Myanmar’s military, who are alleged to have committed serious human rights abuses. After the military coup in February, a crackdown on protests has seen 700 people killed, drawing...
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Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe enhances deep-water berth

Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe enhances deep-water berth
Hutchison Ports has further enhanced its deep-water berth capacity at the Port of Felixstowe with the completion of strengthening and dredging works to Berth 7 on Trinity Terminal. Berth 7, one of the port’s nine container berths, has been dredged from 15 m to 16.5 m below Chart Datum and the berth box widened form ...
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DP World Santos pushes ahead with cargo diversification and end-to-end logistics

DP World Santos pushes ahead with cargo diversification and end-to-end logistics
New CEO of DP World Santos Fabio Siccherino intends to maintain the terminal’s drive to diversify cargo while beginning a new strategy to provide fully integrated supply chain logistics throughout Brazil for beneficial cargo owners (BCOs). Siccherino, who was appointed as of April 1 succeeding Dallas Hampton, is keen for the operator to handle mult...
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CMA CGM supports biomethane as fuel source

CMA CGM supports biomethane as fuel source
CMA CGM has backed the production of 12,000 tonnes of biomethane, which is the equivalent to a year’s fuel consumption of two 1,400 teu LNG-powered ships on an intra-European service for a whole year. Biomethane is a renewable green gas produced in part by the methanation of European-sourced organic and plant waste. Rodolphe Saadé, chairman ...
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DCT Gdańsk achieves 15m teu milestone

DCT Gdańsk achieves 15m teu milestone
DCT Gdańsk, one of the largest container terminals in the Baltic, has reached the milestone of handling 15m teu since it first opened in 2007. The 15 m-container was owned and operated by COSCO Shipping and was loaded aboard COSCO Shipping Galaxy, which is one of the world’s largest ships with a 21,000 teu capacity. ...
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Thermo King launches new Container Fresh and Frozen reefer units

Thermo King launches new Container Fresh and Frozen reefer units
Thermo King has launched its Container Fresh and Frozen (CFF) refrigeration solutions for containers, featuring improved temperature and humidity control, lower total cost of ownership and the industry-standard R-134A low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant. The CFF, which can reach and maintain box temperature between -30°C and 30°C, is als...
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Port of Melbourne receives its longest ever vessel as Maersk repositions boxes

Port of Melbourne receives its longest ever vessel as Maersk repositions boxes
The Port of Melbourne and Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) recently welcomed the container vessel Soroe Maersk, which at almost 347 m, is the longest vessel to call at the port. The vessel was deployed to Sydney and Melbourne to load empty containers for repositioning back to Asia where there is a shortage. The ship, ...
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Major shipping lines adopt DCSA’s Track and Trace standards

Major shipping lines adopt DCSA’s Track and Trace standards
A majority of Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) members, including the world’s largest shipping carriers, have adopted DCSA Track & Trace (T&T) standards and have committed to providing customers access to the standards-based API. Members who have adopted the DCSA T&T data model include major shipping lines MSC, ONE, CMA CGM...
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Adani Ports increases ownership stake in Krishnapatnam Port to 100%

Adani Ports increases ownership stake in Krishnapatnam Port to 100%
Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) has acquired the remaining 25% stake in Krishnapatnam Port from Vishwasamudra Holdings, giving it 100% ownership of the hub on the east coast of India. The deal is worth Rs. 2,800 crore (US$380m), and with the 75% ownership acquired in October last year, implies an enterprise value of ...
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