Port of Tanjung Pelepas registers 8% growth in 2020

Port of Tanjung Pelepas registers 8% growth in 2020
The Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) recorded strong growth of 8% last year, handling 9.8m teu as transhipment demand climbed despite global economic uncertainties and the health pandemic. There was a surge in transhipment call volume due to increased demand in Asia and Europe while some customers also requested to increase their throughput via the .....
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Maritime industry works together to help overcome seafarer crisis

Maritime industry works together to help overcome seafarer crisis
Over 300 signatories, including MSC and PSA International, have backed the Neptune Declaration on seafarer wellbeing and crew change, which aims to overcome the seafarer crisis. Hundreds of thousands of seafarers have been impacted by the unprecedented crew change crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has left many stranded on ships beyond...
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Yilport Holding appoints new co-CEO

Yilport Holding appoints new co-CEO
Yilport Holding has appointed a new co-CEO, Nicolas Sartini, who will co-lead the company alongside Chairman and CEO Robert Yuksel Yildirim. The Istanbul-based operator’s previous CEO Christian Blauert stepped down from his position in December 2019 with Yildirim taking the role since then.  Before taking this new role at Yilport Holding, Sartini h...
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DP World signs agreement to operate Angolan multipurpose terminal

DP World signs agreement to operate Angolan multipurpose terminal
DP World has signed a 20 year concession agreement with the Angolan government to operate the Multipurpose Terminal (MPT) at the Port of Luanda. Under the agreement, the operator will invest US$190m, with plans to rehabilitate the existing infrastructure and acquire new equipment. The Port of Luanda is Angola’s largest port, located in a natural .....
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MBOX Terminals chooses Octopi TOS for new intermodal terminal in Serbia

MBOX Terminals chooses Octopi TOS for new intermodal terminal in Serbia
MBOX Terminals has signed a subscription agreement for Navis’ Octopi for its new intermodal terminal located in Nis, Serbia. The terminal, which has become Octopi’s first customer in Europe, chose the cloud-based terminal operating system (TOS) for its modern, comprehensive solution that would help to optimise operations and increase visibility. De...
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Port of Los Angeles to reward terminals for higher truck productivity

Port of Los Angeles to reward terminals for higher truck productivity
As labour shortages continue to lengthen turnaround times for truckers, the Port of Long Angeles has launched an incentive programme to move trucks faster and more efficiently through its container terminals. The port’s Truck Turn-Time and Dual-Transaction Incentive Programmes offer terminal operators two ways to earn financial rewards: one for sho...
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Ceva Logistics to collaborate with Hope Consortium to support vaccine distribution

Ceva Logistics to collaborate with Hope Consortium to support vaccine distribution
Ceva Logistics has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi Ports to work with the Hope Consortium, an umbrella organisation of a UAE-based public-private partnership to support the global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. Ceva will be using its range of contract logistics and freight management services to support both the shipme...
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Solvo expands upon TOS features for railway terminals

Solvo expands upon TOS features for railway terminals
Solvo has released a new version of its terminal operating software (TOS) for railway terminals which includes features for efficient railway cargo terminal management. The new features in the Solvo.TOS, which was made available to customers at the end of 2020, include automated addressed railcar allocation and extended terminal rail-track accounti...
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Strong container volumes limit losses at Port of Antwerp

Strong container volumes limit losses at Port of Antwerp
Buoyant container throughput rates helped to limit the overall decline in volumes at the Port of Antwerp last year, with other cargo segments suffering due to the pandemic and trade tensions. Despite a year dominated by the coronavirus with several difficult months and cancelled sailings, container throughput exceeded the 12m teu for the first time...
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ICTSI Manila completes berth expansion

ICTSI Manila completes berth expansion
International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has completed a berth expansion at its flagship, Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), which raises MICT’s annual capacity to over 3.3m teu. The berth expansion adds another 150 m to Berth 7, creating a 600-m contiguous berth together with the adjacent Berth 6 to accommodate over 8,0...
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Sinokor adds 1,700 containers refrigerated by PrimeLINE units

Sinokor adds 1,700 containers refrigerated by PrimeLINE units
Sinokor Merchant Marine Company is acquiring 1,700 new containers refrigerated by Carrier Transicold PrimeLINE units, as it aims to raise its capacity to transport perishable cargo around Asia. The new reefers, which are a combination of 1,000 40-ft, high-cube and 700 20-ft boxes, will expand the South Korean company’s container inventory. They wil...
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Port of Long Beach marks record year after imports spike

Port of Long Beach marks record year after imports spike
The Port of Long Beach handled 8.1m teu in 2020, marking its busiest year on record, as a surge in imports in the latter part of the year offset previous canceled sailings caused by the pandemic. December saw volumes jump by 23%, with imports leaping 26% as retailers stocked their shelves for the holiday shopping ...
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Konecranes secures order from DP World Antwerp Gateway for ASCs

Konecranes secures order from DP World Antwerp Gateway for ASCs
DP World Antwerp Gateway has ordered a fleet of 34 automated stacking cranes (ASCs) from Konecranes to expand upon its current fleet of 20 Konecranes ASCs. The first batch of the Konecranes Gottwald automated rail-mounted gantries (ARMGs) are scheduled to be delivered in the second quarter of 2022 with the last batch by 2026. DP ...
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Container volumes rise at Port of Dunkerque despite COVID-19 pandemic

Container volumes rise at Port of Dunkerque despite COVID-19 pandemic
The Port of Dunkerque saw its container volumes rise by 2% in 2020, despite the pandemic, however the port’s overall annual traffic dropped 14% compared with 2019. Down from the previous year’s 52.6m tonnes of annual traffic, port traffic dropped to 45.2m tonnes having been seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Containers grew to 463,000 ...
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Late surge pushes Port of Los Angeles to 9.2m teu

Late surge pushes Port of Los Angeles to 9.2m teu
The Port of Los Angeles handled 9.2m teu last year with a late surge of pandemic-induced consumer spending helping to boost volumes to near 2019 levels. In the third and fourth quarters of 2020, cargo volumes increased 50% over the first half of the year, with the West Coast hub handling 94% more traffic the ...
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PSA International’s container volumes reach 86.6m teu in 2020

PSA International’s container volumes reach 86.6m teu in 2020
PSA International’s total throughput volumes increased 1.7% year-on-year in 2020, handling a total of 86.6m teu across all its port projects. The company’s flagship PSA Singapore contributed 36.6m teu to this total, down 0.9% compared to 2019, and terminals outside of Singapore were up 3.7% to 50m teu . Tan Chong Meng, Group CEO of ...
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Konecranes delivers its largest reachstacker order to Germany

Konecranes delivers its largest reachstacker order to Germany
Konecranes is delivering 39 reachstackers to the German Bundeswehr (Federal Armed Forces), with the units specially adapted for harsh conditions, enabling them to handle containers at military locations around the country. The deliveries, which began in September 2020 and will be complete by February 2021, are headed to the BwFuhrparkService, the f...
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Kalmar and Nokia expand upon partnership in terminal automation

Kalmar and Nokia expand upon partnership in terminal automation
Kalmar and Nokia are set to expand their ongoing collaboration to provide new solutions for ports and intermodal terminal operators seeking to automate operations and achieve greater productivity. The two companies aim to combine their communications and cargo handling expertise in new joint go-to-market ventures, integrated solutions development a...
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Port of Felixstowe to trial 5G technology

Port of Felixstowe to trial 5G technology
The Port of Felixstowe is to deploy a 5G private network as part of a UK government trial to drive investment in 5G and support the development of new use cases and commercial deployment. The project will test the potential of 5G across two use cases: enabling remote-controlled cranes via the transmission of CCTV and ...
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MSC joins Hydrogen Council to work towards decarbonisation in shipping

MSC joins Hydrogen Council to work towards decarbonisation in shipping
MSC has joined the Hydrogen Council as a steering member to foster cross-sector collaboration, aiming to accelerate research and development related to clean hydrogen derived fuels and solutions. The initiative is part of the carrier’s wide approach to decarbonisation, which has so far featured the use of biofuels as a blended marine fuel. The Gene...
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Abu Dhabi Ports expands relief measures

Abu Dhabi Ports expands relief measures
Abu Dhabi Ports has frozen rent escalation during 2021 for all businesses in its Industrial Cities and Free Zone cluster to provide further relief measurements and boost the Abu Dhabi economy. The effective freeze on rent for its Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD) and ZonesCorp follows several measures made by Abu Dhabi Ports throughout ...
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Maersk looks to cut rail transport emissions in Germany

Maersk looks to cut rail transport emissions in Germany
In a bid to minimise CO2 emissions, Maersk has extended its sustainability support for German rail customers with a new CapO2 free intermodal transports solution, which is now available on 85% of its German inland rail services. The cost neutral system aims to reduce CO2 emissions to zero and save around 9,100 tonnes of CO2 ...
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Hammar launches electric sideloaders globally

Hammar launches electric sideloaders globally
Hammar has launched its electric power pack (ePP) for sideloaders on a worldwide scale, representing the first major push towards green alternatives in the sideloader industry. The ePP, which can be charged by the truck while driving and by plug-in (230V), lasts for around 20 consecutive lifts with a weight of 35 tonnes. Electric power ...
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