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Hurricane Barry closes New Orleans port

The Port of New Orleans was closed for over three days as the remnants of Hurricane Barry passed over the city. The New Orleans container terminal and Ports America terminal closed at noon on Thursday July 11 and vessels were not allowed into the Mississippi river until 6am on Sunday July 14. Rail terminals like Union Pacific’s Avondale, Louisiana intermodal ... Read More »

Port of Antwerp has best ever quarter

Container freight at the Port of Antwerp performed strongly in the second quarter of 2019 with a new record volume which was immediately topped in May. Container peaks in April and May brought the growth rate to 4.9%, thanks mainly to more transhipment to and from all trading regions with the exception of South America. Transhipment trade with the Far ... Read More »

UK unveils targets to cut shipping emissions

UK maritime minister Nusrat Ghani at the launch

All new ships for UK waters ordered from 2025 should be designed with zero-emission capable technologies, in new plans set out by the British government, aiming to cut pollution from the country’s maritime sector. The government is also looking at ways to incentivise the transition to zero-emission shipping and will consult on this next year. The commitment is set out ... Read More »

Port authority of New York and New Jersey unveils 30-year plan

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has unveiled its “Port Master Plan 2050” which outlines a roadmap of land-use and infrastructure development projects at the port for the next 30 years. The five guiding principles include ensuring sustainability and resiliency in all operations and future developments, promoting regional economic generation, establishing state of the art facilities, providing ... Read More »

Vado Gateway presented to customers

Vado will be the first semi-automated terminal in Italy

APM Terminals (APMT) has confirmed to customers that its new Vado Gateway terminal, located in the Vado Ligure Port Complex, North Western Italy, will be inaugurated on December 12 this year. Once operational, the Vado Gateway Terminal will be fully integrated with the existing Vado Ligure Reefer Terminal. Vado Ligure will become the first semi-automated port in Italy with a ... Read More »

JLT Mobile Computers to install computers at ICTSI in Papua New Guinea

The computers are validated for use with Navis N4

JLT Mobile Computers has deployed its VERSO 12 computers at International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) container terminals in Papua New Guinea. JLT partner Autepra delivered and installed the computers, which are specialised for harsh environments, at South Pacific International Container Terminal Ltd (SPICT) in Lae and Motukea International Terminal Ltd in Port Moresby. ICTSI is undertaking an ongoing initiative ... Read More »

Maritime Anti-Corruption Network launches Port Integrity Campaign in Indian Ports

The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN), with the support of the government of India, has launched a Port Integrity Campaign which aims to reduce and (in the long term) eliminate integrity issues and bottlenecks to trade during operations at Indian ports. Key activities of the campaign, a pilot of which will take place in Mumbai ports (MbPT and JNPT) until October ... Read More »

CSP Iberian Bilbao Terminal opens expanded railway terminal

CSP Iberian Bilbao Terminal

CSP Iberian Bilbao Terminal has opened its renewed and expanded railway terminal, marking the completion of a total 28 months of work. The expansion lengthened all four tracks by 100 m, reaching 550 m, enlarging the storage area from 13,950 to 41,800 sq m, and prepared a stacking area next to the tracks with a daily capacity 3,000 teu. With ... Read More »

Containerships carries out first simultaneous operations LNG bunkering on a container vessel in Europe

The vessel received approximately 200 tonnes of LNG

Containerships, a CMA CGM group subsidiary, has performed its first simultaneous operations (SIMOPS) bunkering on its Nord vessel, which is powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), at the Port of Rotterdam. The vessel is also the first container carrier to perform SIMOPS in Europe by means of ship-to-ship bunkering, receiving approximately 200 tonnes of LNG. Through SIMOPS, which allows for ... Read More »