King Abdullah Port sees double digit growth in container volumes

King Abdullah Port sees double digit growth in container volumes
King Abdullah Port saw a 31% year-on-year increase in container throughput in 2021, reaching 2.8m teu compared to the just over 2.1m teu achieved in 2020. The impressive double-digit growth came amid the challenging market situation worldwide and reflects the port’s impact of its growing operational capabilities. Jay New, King Abdullah Port CEO, sa...
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New straddle carriers enter operation at Southampton

New straddle carriers enter operation at Southampton
DP World has announced that 11 new straddle carriers will go into service at Southampton with immediate effect, completing a £40m (US$54m) investment over the past 12 months at Britain’s second largest container terminal. The units, which lift containers moved by the quay cranes and then service onward forms of transport via road and rail, ...
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Flat year for container volumes at Port of Antwerp

Flat year for container volumes at Port of Antwerp
With disruptions to container shipping causing irregular calls from ocean-going vessels, the Port of Antwerp saw container traffic stay flat at 12m teu last year. Average call sizes are increasing and there are a growing number of call size peaks, representing a major challenge for the entire logistics chain, the port authority noted. The shortage...
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Mitsui and Paceco receive grant for hydrogen fuel project at Port of Los Angeles

Mitsui and Paceco receive grant for hydrogen fuel project at Port of Los Angeles
Mitsui E&S Machinery (MES-M) and its US subsidiary Paceco have received a grant from the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) for a project to demonstrate a commercially feasible hydrogen fuel model at the Port of Los Angeles. This grant is part of an overall project encompassing a demonstration of the hydrogen s...
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Strong performance outside Singapore pushes PSA volumes up 6%

Strong performance outside Singapore pushes PSA volumes up 6%
PSA International handled 91.5m teu across its terminal portfolio last year, representing a 6% rise in throughput, largely due to the performance of its facilities outside Singapore. The company’s flagship hub handled 37.2m teu, which equates to a 2% rise, while its terminals outside Singapore handled 54.3m teu, with volumes up 8%. Tan Chong Meng,...
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Maersk brings forward net zero target to 2040

Maersk brings forward net zero target to 2040
Maersk has brought forward its target to deliver net zero emissions across its supply chains by ten years to 2040, now covering all direct and indirect emissions across its entire business. The Danish company has also committed to near-targets for 2030, aiming to ensure industry-leading green offerings and significant emissions reductions already i...
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Tanger Med achieves record throughput of more than 7m teu in 2021

Tanger Med achieves record throughput of more than 7m teu in 2021
The Tanger Med port complex saw container volumes soar 24% year-on-year in 2021, totalling just under 7.2m teu. The traffic was achieved from the steady ramp-up of Tanger Med 2 after the successive commissioning of the terminals TC4 in 2019 and TC3 in 2021. Tanger Med handled over 101m tonnes of goods for the first ...
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Sick unveils Monitoring Box for better crane and hoist performance

Sick unveils Monitoring Box for better crane and hoist performance
Sick has launched a system that enables plug-and-play condition monitoring and preventative maintenance of sensors, machines, processes at plants at ports and terminals. Named the Monitoring Box, the tool provides live status feedback and historical analysis, supporting more effective maintenance and optimised efficiency. Enabled by pre-configured...
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Majority of Navis customers interested in switching to the cloud

Majority of Navis customers interested in switching to the cloud
As many as 67% of Navis customers are interested in moving their terminal operating systems (TOS) from an on-premise model to the cloud or adopting a hybrid solution, according to a survey from the software developer. Today the company has around 15-20 customers who run a Navis TOS solely in the cloud, whether N4, Octopi ...
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Noatum increases mobile crane fleet for three of its terminals in Spain

Noatum increases mobile crane fleet for three of its terminals in Spain
Noatum Terminals and Algeposa have completed the acquisition of four high tonnage capacity Liebherr mobile cranes for its port terminals in Castellon, Sagunto and Tarragona. Capable of handling all types of cargo, the equipment is equipped with the latest technology and are expected to bring major operational advantages to the ports concerned. They...
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Port of Tanjung Pelepas reaches 11m teu milestone

Port of Tanjung Pelepas reaches 11m teu milestone
The Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) has become the first container terminal in Malaysia to handle 11m teu in a calendar year, enjoying a 14% jump in throughput in 2021. The hub, which is a joint venture between Malaysian firm MMC Group and APM Terminals, registered a total of 11.2m teu last year, hitting the ...
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SAAM Towage Colombia achieves carbon neutrality at its largest operation

SAAM Towage Colombia achieves carbon neutrality at its largest operation
SAAM Towage Colombia has achieved the PAS 2060 carbon neutrality certification and ISO 14061-1 assurance of greenhouse gases (GHG), offsetting 100% of its emissions with forestry projects. Bureau Veritas, one of the world’s leading companies in testing, inspection and certification, verified that the company correctly measured and offset 100% of th...
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Metrans takes over Polish rail hub

Metrans takes over Polish rail hub
HHLA’s intermodal company Metrans has taken over CL Europort and its logistics centre in the Polish town of Malaszewicze, aiming to attract freight traffic within Central and Eastern Europe. The location is 4 km from the Terespol railway crossing and 8 km from the Koroszczyn road crossing, while this stretch of rail is part of ...
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Contargo extends contract to run container terminal at Valenciennes

Contargo extends contract to run container terminal at Valenciennes
Contargo North France will continue to operate the container terminal Ports de l’Escaut in Valenciennes for a further 15 years after winning a Europe-wide call for tender. Escaut Valenciennes Conteneurs Terminal (EVCT), which went into operation in 2015, now has an annual handling capacity of 140,000 teu following extensions in 2017 and last...
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Conakry Terminal granted Green Terminal label

Conakry Terminal granted Green Terminal label
Bolloré Ports’ Conakry Terminal has been granted the Green Terminal label as a result of its efforts to reduce the impact of its activities on the environment through eco-responsible measures. The label was granted following an audit conducted by Bureau Veritas on November 12, 2021, that was based on the eight pillars of the labelling ...
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Kalmar takes minority stake in robotics specialist Coast Autonomous

Kalmar takes minority stake in robotics specialist Coast Autonomous
Kalmar has signed a joint development agreement with Coast Autonomous Inc., aiming to speed up the development and launch of robotic solutions across its mobile equipment offering. To emphasise the common long-term interests of the partnership between the companies, the Finnish company has become a minority shareholder of Coast Autonomous. In the i...
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Construction of Senegal’s Port of Ndayane begins

Construction of Senegal’s Port of Ndayane begins
DP World and the government of Senegal have laid the first stone to mark the start of the construction of the Port of Ndavane, about 50 km from the existing Port of Dakar. The investment of more than US$1bn in two phases to develop Port Ndayane, is DP World’s largest port investment in Africa to ...
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Ports of LA and Long Beach keep Container Dwell Fee on hold

Ports of LA and Long Beach keep Container Dwell Fee on hold
The ports of Los Angeles (LA) and Long Beach will delay consideration of the Container Dwell Fee until January 10 as the amount of aging cargo on the docks declines. Although the ports have recorded a 35% decline in aging cargo on the docks since the programme was announced on October 25, 2021, year-end holidays ...
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Pakistan Customs joins TradeLens, looking to digitise import-export processes

Pakistan Customs joins TradeLens, looking to digitise import-export processes
On behalf of Pakistan Customs, the Pakistan Single Window (PSW) Company has signed an agreement with blockchain-based logistics platform TradeLens, looking to digitise import-export documentation of containerised cargo moving in and out of the country. The country’s authorities are looking to reap the benefits of digitising supply chains for effici...
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TecPlata launches new feeder service between Santa Fe and La Plata

TecPlata launches new feeder service between Santa Fe and La Plata
International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI)’s TecPlata S.A. has launched a barge feeder service, creating a new and direct link to Brazil and Asia. The new service will have a minimum of two calls per month between Santa Fe and La Plata that will provide connectivity for a market estimated at 80,000 teu. Santa Fe ...
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Kalmar to deliver first Eco reachstacker in Latin America

Kalmar to deliver first Eco reachstacker in Latin America
Kalmar is to supply its Eco reachstacker to Brazilian terminal Portonave, making it the first of its kind to be delivered to a customer in Latin America. The unit uses a smaller engine than traditional reachstacker solutions, in an effort to reduce fuel consumption and emissions without compromising productivity. It also hopes to offer an ...
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