Evergreen Line launches GreenX

Evergreen Line launches GreenX
Evergreen Line has launched the ‘GreenX’ platform in response to the need for greater efficiencies through digitalisation, helping to fulfil its mission to provide the most optimised service to its customers. GreenX allows users to enjoy seamless booking capabilities, providing a digital portal for Evergreen customers to get instant quotes and secu...
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West Africa Container Terminal orders 20 Konecranes RTGs

West Africa Container Terminal orders 20 Konecranes RTGs
APM Terminals’ (APMT) West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) has ordered 20 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from Konecranes as it upgrades its handling operations, aiming to achieve greater stacking density, throughput and productivity. Delivery is scheduled for Q4 2020 – Q2 2021 at the facility in Onne Port, part of the Onne Oil and Ga...
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OOCL calls at DaChan Bay Terminals on its KTX3 service

OOCL calls at DaChan Bay Terminals on its KTX3 service
Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has begun calling at DaChan Bay Terminals on the south bound routing of its Japan Indonesia service, KTX3. The arrival of the OOCL Guangzhou at DaChan Bay marked the start of the service, which calls at the terminal every Tuesday. The KTX3 service consists of four Panamax vessels and its ...
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Los Angeles and Long Beach ports to work closer together

Los Angeles and Long Beach ports to work closer together
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will strengthen collaborative measures on cargo movement efficiency, connectivity, workforce development, cybersecurity and metrics under an agreement approved by their respective Harbour Commissions. Port of Long Beach executive director Mario Cordero, said: “Our two ports are the fastest way to move goods b...
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DP World acquires Fraser Surrey Docks

DP World acquires Fraser Surrey Docks
DP World has completed the acquisition of Fraser Surrey Docks from Macquarie Infrastructure Partners (MIP) alongside its partner Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ). The acquisition complements DP World’s other Canadian terminals, which includes operations in Vancouver, Nanaimo, Prince Rupert and St. John’s. The integrated coast-to-coast...
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Ashdod Port sets target to become self-sufficient for energy needs

Ashdod Port sets target to become self-sufficient for energy needs
Ashdod port company has formed a joint venture with Israel’s Ministry of Energy in an effort to provide for all of the port’s energy needs within a few years, making it the country’s first green port. The process, which will begin this year, will include the implementation of innovative energy production, the use of natural ...
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APM Terminals commences Phase 2 upgrade at WACT

APM Terminals commences Phase 2 upgrade at WACT
The West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) is set to commence the Phase 2 upgrade within the next 18 months to meet growing volumes. The phase 2 upgrade includes adding a lot of new equipment including three additional mobile harbour cranes (MHCs), bringing the total in operation to five, 20 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, three reachstackers, ...
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New infrastructure at Congo Terminal inaugurated

New infrastructure at Congo Terminal inaugurated
Congo Terminal’s new infrastructure in Pointe-Noire Port has been inaugurated, in an effort to help the port in the Republic of Congo become a central African transhipment hub. The developments include extension and reconstruction work on 800 m of the G dock and in parallel construction of the 700 m of the D dock. Congo Terminal, ...
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Maersk wary of impact of coronavirus on 2020 volumes

Maersk wary of impact of coronavirus on 2020 volumes
The COVID-19 virus could dampen 2020 volumes due to the extension of the Chinese New Year holidays and emergency measures to curb the spread of the virus, A.P. Moller-Maersk has reported. The outbreak of the virus has introduced additional challenges and risks to Maersk’s operations and the shipping company has already undertaken specific measures...
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London Gateway secures new feeder service

London Gateway secures new feeder service
A new weekly service, operated by Unifeeder, will start calling at DP World London Gateway at the end of February 2020, providing an additional service for the logistics trade hub. The Anna G will be the first vessel to visit, marking the start of the new service, which offers connectivity from northern England and Scotland ...
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Navis expands into inland freight with Biarri Rail acquisition

Navis expands into inland freight with Biarri Rail acquisition
Navis has agreed to acquire the assets of Australia-based Biarri Rail, a provider of planning and scheduling optimisation software for freight railroads. This acquisition comes on the heels of the Jade Logistics acquisition made at the end of last year, and marks the first step into Navis offering inland solutions to its customers to further ...
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Real-time data exchange between ship and port achieved at Hamburg

Real-time data exchange between ship and port achieved at Hamburg
The Hamburg Vessel Coordination Center (HVCC) has started a joint-digitalisation project with the maritime technology company Wärtsilä and the cruise group Carnival in order to help ensure reliable ship arrivals and more efficient ship handling and port logistics. As a central, neutral and cross-company coordinating unit, HVCC has been optimising v...
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HPH Trust appoints new independent non-executive director

HPH Trust appoints new independent non-executive director
Hutchison Port Holdings Trust (HPH Trust) has appointed Dr. Fong Chi Wai Alex as independent non-executive director. Fong replaces Kevin Anthony Westley, who retired from the board on February 11, 2020. Canning Fok, chairman of the board, said: “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Fong to the board, who brings with him rich experiences in ...
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Port of Rotterdam to collaborate on climate neutral transport infrastructure

Port of Rotterdam to collaborate on climate neutral transport infrastructure
E.ON, the Port of Rotterdam Authority and DeltaPort Niederrheinhäfen are working together to create an infrastructure for climate-neutral transport routes. Freight and passenger ships with climate-neutral propulsion can exchange battery containers or refuel hydrogen in the ports. The partners’ goals include climate protection, improved air qu...
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DP World to delist and return to private ownership

DP World to delist and return to private ownership
DP World is to delist from Nasdaq Dubai, with its parent company offering to acquire the 19.55% of its shares currently traded there, returning the port operator to private ownership. The move is meant to enable the company to focus on its medium-to-long-term strategy of transforming from a global port operator to an infrastructure-led end-to-end ....
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Vado Gateway terminal begins operations

Vado Gateway terminal begins operations
The new Vado Gateway terminal, located in Vado Ligure has received its first commercial service, with the arrival of the M/V Maersk Kota at the €450m (US$490m) facility. The vessel is the first of seven ships from Maersk’s weekly ME2 service connecting the Mediterranean with the Middle East and India. Managed by APM Terminals Vado ...
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PIL exits trans-Pacific market to focus on North-South trade

PIL exits trans-Pacific market to focus on North-South trade
Pacific International Lines (PIL) has decided to withdraw its services from the trans-Pacific market, as part of its efforts to optimise network efficiency. As a result of this service re-alignment, the carrier’s last trans-Pacific sailing will be in March 2020. Henceforth, PIL will focus on further strengthening its position in the North-South Tra...
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Port of Rotterdam handled 14.8m teu in 2019

Port of Rotterdam handled 14.8m teu in 2019
The Port of Rotterdam’s container throughput increased 2.1% year-on-year to 14.8m teu in 2019, having experienced negligible container transport growth during the second six months of the year. Thanks to a good start to the first six months of the year, the Port of Rotterdam matched the transhipment volume recorded in 2018. However economic growth...
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Port of Long Beach experiences slight fall in January volumes

Port of Long Beach experiences slight fall in January volumes
Cargo volume dropped slightly by 4.6% in January at the Port of Long Beach compared to the same month in 2019. The port handled 626,829 teu in January 2020 as imports decreased 4.3% to 309,961 teu while exports dropped to 108,624 teu. Additionally, empty containers sent overseas declined by 3.7% to 208,244 in the same ...
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Port of Houston chooses Kalmar SmartPort solutions

Port of Houston chooses Kalmar SmartPort solutions
Kalmar has been awarded a contract to supply the Port of Houston public container terminals with a suite of process automation solutions for its rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) fleet. The order comprises of hardware installation and commissioning as well as system integration across two sites and work is scheduled to be completed by the end of ...
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Port of Cork receives two STS cranes from Liebherr

Port of Cork receives two STS cranes from Liebherr
The Port of Cork has received two Liebherr post-Panamax ship-to-shore (STS) container gantry cranes at Cork Container Terminal (CCT), which is due to open later this year. Construction on CCT began in June 2019 and will finish this year, with the €80m (US$87m) project initially offering a 360 m quay with 13 m depth alongside, ...
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AAPA concerned over slashed port funding in President Trump’s FY21 budget

AAPA concerned over slashed port funding in President Trump’s FY21 budget
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has voiced its concerns that, under President Trump’s fiscal 2021 (FY21) budget, all port-related programmes will receive significantly less than in FY20 appropriations. One project proposed for the chopping block is the US Department of Transportation (USDOT)’s Port Intermodal Infrastructure Prog...
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RSGT receives first batch of new terminal equipment

RSGT receives first batch of new terminal equipment
Red Sea Gateway Terminal (RSGT) has received the first consignment of new advanced terminal equipment, including terminal trucks and trailers as it aims to accelerate port and quay operations at the northern part of Jeddah Islamic Port (JIP). The terminal, owned by Saudi Industrial Services group SISCO, is embarking on an initial investment of SAR1...
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Port of Sines begins expansion

Port of Sines begins expansion
The Port of Sines has begun its expansion work, which will allow the facility to double containerised cargo capacity, with the consignment of the East Breakwater enlargement. Representing a total investment of approximately €72m (US$78.5m), the enlargement of the breakwater was consigned to Condural – Engenharia SA. The breakwater will be enlarged...
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