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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 »

Noatum Logistics strengthens global presence with MIQ Logistics acquisition

Map of Noatum's future network

Noatum Logistics has signed a definitive agreement to acquire US-based global logistics company MIQ Logistics with the aim to enhance its global supply chain management position. MIQ Logistics has over 60 offices in 19 countries and, with this acquisition, Noatum’s reach will include strategic countries including the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, the United States and more in Asia and Latin ... Read More »

Konecranes to deliver first all-electric RTGs to Port of Wilmington

Gulftainer USA Wilmington LLC has ordered a fleet of all-electric rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, a first for the company, and three reach stackers from Konecranes. The all-electric, diesel-free RTGs will be powered by a busbar system backed up with battery packs and equipped with Konecranes’ Active Load Control system and Stack Collision Prevention system. Eric Casey, CEO of Gulftainer USA ... Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd set to implement XVELA software

The world’s fifth-biggest carrier has announced it will implement XVELA’s cloud-based Carrier and Terminal Collaboration Services. Hapag-Lloyd said it would initiate the global rollout on one of Hapag-Lloyd’s premier Latin American services and will continue to broaden throughout its terminal partners. XVELA is an affiliate of Navis and its software aims to increase transparency throughout the transportation supply chain and ... Read More »

Growth across all sectors for the Port of Durban

The Port of Durban

The Port of Durban has handled its highest container volumes in seven years as throughput grew year-on-year by 9.5% to 2.9m teu in 2018. Container exports grew exponentially by 17% while imports also saw an increase of 10%. Port of Durban acting port manager Nokuzola Nikowane said: “The Port of Durban continues to work with terminal operators and other stakeholders ... Read More »

PSA, IFM and PFR will jointly acquire DCT Gdansk

DCT Gdansk is ranked among the top 15 container ports in the continent

PSA International, the Polish Development Fund (PFR) and the IFM Global Infrastructure (GIF) managed by IFM Investors have signed an agreement to jointly acquire 100% of the Deepwater Container Terminal (DCT) Gdansk. The acquisition marks PSA’s first investment in Eastern Europe and Tan Chong Meng, group CEO of PSA International, aims to utilise the group’s global network and expertise to ... Read More »

Hyster to develop electric reachstacker for Port of Valencia

Hyster Europe has begun to develop a zero-emission reachstacker featuring a hydrogen fuel cell for the Port of Valencia as part of the European Horizon 2020 programme and H2Ports project. The reachstacker is expected to begin operations in 2021 at the MSC Terminal Valencia (MSCTV) where it will undergo thorough testing handling laden shopping containers alongside several existing reachstackers. The ... Read More »

DP World collaborates with Infor on global supply chain platform initiative

DP World has chosen global software company Infor to power its Global Supply Chain Platform Initiative, through which the terminal operator aims to deliver end-to-end logistics services and worldwide supply chain visibility. Through the initiative, DP World aspires to bring supply chain stakeholders and processes together on a single global, intelligent network. In order to power a new business initiative ... Read More »