ABP increases reefer storage capacity at Port of Hull

ABP increases reefer storage capacity at Port of Hull
Associated British Ports (ABP) has completed the installation of two new reefer gantries at the Humber Container Terminal at the Port of Hull, increasing the terminal’s capacity by an additional 64 refrigerated containers. The gantries allow reefers at the terminal to be stacked four high, enabling the terminal to save valuable ground space, thus i...
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Evergreen orders 1,800 Star Cool reefers

Evergreen orders 1,800 Star Cool reefers
Evergreen has selected Star Cool as the approved reefer machine for its growing reefer operations with an initial order for 1,800 such reefers from Maersk Container Industry (MCI) scheduled for delivery during Q2 2020. Prior to placing the order, the Taiwanese company spent most of 2019 running live trials across its global network involving all .....
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Fire Shield Systems: Ports must embrace new methods of fire protection

Fire Shield Systems: Ports must embrace new methods of fire protection
Ports and docks face many fire risks, from the constant use of onsite vehicles to the storage of flammable materials. For port operators, the key is identifying these risks and embracing new technology in order to mitigate them effectively, Fire Shield Systems Ltd has said. One key thing that the company has found when working ...
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MSC CEO addresses COVID-19 pandemic

MSC CEO addresses COVID-19 pandemic
MSC has introduced new solutions to help its customers navigate and adapt to the COVID-19 disruption, group president and CEO Diego Aponte has explained in his letter addressing the pandemic. In anticipation of a resumption in demand, MSC has offered advance storage posts at some of the world’s leading transhipment hubs to help shippers begin ...
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DP World Americas optimistic about navigating COVID-19

DP World Americas optimistic about navigating COVID-19
As of the start of April, all of DP World’s terminals in the Americas region are operating in full and the company is confident that its action plan will enable trade to keep flowing through the COVID-19 pandemic. From the early stages of the outbreak, the terminal operator has worked with health authorities, governments and ...
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Konecranes wins its largest reachstacker order ever

Konecranes wins its largest reachstacker order ever
Konecranes has won an order for 39 reach stackers, its largest-ever order for reachstackers yet, from a customer in Germany. The contract is for the delivery of 39 Konecranes SMV 2216 TC3 reachstackers with modifications to allow for the stacking of 22-tonne, 16-tonne and six-tonne containers. Ralf Gowin, sales manager Germany for Konecranes Lift T...
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Awake.AI launches new service bringing AI and machine learning to ports

Awake.AI launches new service bringing AI and machine learning to ports
Awake.AI has announced the launch of Smart Port as a Service, an integral component of the open and collaborative Awake Platform, which applies artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) methods. It works as a web application that allows to interact and collaborate with other actors in real time, aiming to drive the digital transformati...
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Volumes up by 2.4% across China Merchants’ container terminals

Volumes up by 2.4% across China Merchants’ container terminals
Container volumes across the global portfolio of China Merchants Port Holdings (CMPort) rose slightly by last year, with the operator attributing the lack of momentum to US-China trade friction and geopolitical tensions. The group’s ports handled a total container throughput of 111.72m teu up by 2.4% over the previous year, while bulk cargo dropped...
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SSA Marine orders terminal tractors for terminals in Panama and Mexico

SSA Marine orders terminal tractors for terminals in Panama and Mexico
Kalmar has signed two separate orders with SSA Marine to supply 36 of its Ottawa T2 terminal tractors for container terminals in Panama and Mexico. The first agreement for 12 machines is for the company’s Manzanillo International Terminal (MIT) in Panama while the second agreement for 24 machines is for SSA Mexico in Colima, Mexico. ...
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COVID-19: MSC offers container storage at transhipment hubs

COVID-19: MSC offers container storage at transhipment hubs
MSC has unveiled a flexible cargo service to help customers prepare for the resumption of demand of a variety of goods from Asia once the COVID-19 pandemic eases. The Suspension of Transit (SOT) programme provides customers with container yard storage at six global transhipment hubs to ensure that goods can be shipped close to their ...
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Building application for trimodal container terminal on logport VI submitted

Building application for trimodal container terminal on logport VI submitted
duisport has submitted a building application for the trimodal container terminal at logport VI as part of its continued development of the facility. The facility is an integral part of new logistics concepts formed by duisport, its customers and its partners wherein the primary goal is to reduce truck traffic and offer permanent alternatives parti...
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Stockholm Norvik Port receives super post-Panamax cranes

Stockholm Norvik Port receives super post-Panamax cranes
The two largest container cranes in the Baltic Sea are now in place at Sweden’s newest freight port, adapted to handle the largest vessels operating in the region. The super post-Panamax cranes, which were built in Shanghai with electrical and control systems supplied by ABB in Sweden, have been moved to their locations at Stockholm ...
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Identec Solutions launches new 5G-compatible IoT solutions

Identec Solutions launches new 5G-compatible IoT solutions
Identec Solutions has launched Narrow Band Industrial Internet of Things (NB-IoT) solutions as it looks to offer remote reefer monitoring as a bespoke, scalable solution, taking advantage of the new 5G standard. With the expansion of 5G being pushed forward strongly, the wireless solution provider is developing 5G-compatible solutions for its vario...
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La Spezia port community comes together to handle influx of containers

La Spezia port community comes together to handle influx of containers
The port community of La Spezia has come together to offer a number of solutions catered to face the challenge of handling thousands of teu coming into Northern Italy. Ports will have to temporarily store a significant quantity of containers that cannot be delivered to companies who are now in non-essential business mode for at ...
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EU’s shipping consortia block exemption slammed by supply chain stakeholders

EU's shipping consortia block exemption slammed by supply chain stakeholders
Several representatives of the European supply chain have sent a letter to the President of the European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen to express strong disapproval towards the decision to prolong the Consortia Block Exemption Regulation (CBER) for another four years without any changes. The organisations CLECAT, ETA, ESC, ETF and FEPORT voiced...
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Nokia implements first phase of 5G-ready network at Port of Zeebrugge

Nokia implements first phase of 5G-ready network at Port of Zeebrugge
Nokia has completed the first phase of the Port of Zeebrugge’s 5G-ready, industrial-grade private wireless network deployment. Deploying the Nokia Digital Automation Cloud platform is meant to provide private wireless connectivity to more than 100 endpoints across the entire port’s operations. Zeebrugge will be able to track, analyze and manage con...
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DP World Berbera orders eight RTGs from Liebherr

DP World Berbera orders eight RTGs from Liebherr
Liebherr Container Cranes has signed a contract to supply eight rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes for DP World’s terminal in Berbera, Somaliland. The high performance, variable speed diesel RTGs are due to be ready for operation before the end of 2020 and are six containers plus a truck lane wide, able to stack one over five ...
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PSCCHC signs agreement to operate, market and manage dry port near Cairo

PSCCHC signs agreement to operate, market and manage dry port near Cairo
Port Said Container and Cargo Handling Company (PSCCHC) has signed an agreement with International Group for Logistics Services for the operation, marketing and management of a dry port in the city of 10th of Ramadan. PSCCHC, in the framework of the A.R.E plan to expand construction of dry ports and logistics areas due to their ...
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EU prolongs block exemption for liner shipping consortia

EU prolongs block exemption for liner shipping consortia
The European Commission has extended the controversial Consortia Block Exemption Regulation, which allows container shipping lines to operate in alliance structures, for another four years until April 25, 2024. It cited efficiencies for carriers resulting in lower prices and better services for consumers as the reasons behind its decision, which de...
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Port of Hamburg: supply of empty containers is assured

Port of Hamburg: supply of empty containers is assured
Shipping lines see no appreciable scarcity of equipment in the Port of Hamburg or the German seaports and are not expecting any shortages to arise, a Port of Hamburg Marketing (HHM) flash poll has found. The poll was conducted in response to media reports about bottlenecks in the supply of empty containers based off of ...
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