Tideworks’ new TOS goes live at Manzanillo International Terminal

Tideworks’ new TOS goes live at Manzanillo International Terminal
Tideworks Technology’s new marine terminal operating system (TOS) called Mainsail 10 has gone live at Manzanillo International Terminal (MIT) in Panama. The software provider hopes to offer terminal operators with increased flexibility and a TOS solution that can seamlessly integrate and scale to adapt to changing operational needs. The go-live at...
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Saigon Newport opts for new TL2 Kalmar terminal tractors

Saigon Newport opts for new TL2 Kalmar terminal tractors
Vietnam’s largest container terminal operator Saigon Newport Corporation (SNP) has ordered 25 TL2 Kalmar Essential Terminal Tractors through Kalmar’s local dealer, Unico Vina JSC. The new terminal tractors will replace part of SNP’s existing terminal tractor fleet at its Cat Lai Terminal. The TL2 has been built to last with a highly stable bolted c...
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Combilift develops intermodal straddle carrier

Combilift develops intermodal straddle carrier
Combilift has developed an intermodal straddle carrier, aimed primarily for use at inland container terminals which typically handle lower volumes of containers compared to the main sea ports, but still need a machine capable of doing the same task. The Combi- IMSC Intermodal Straddle Carrier is designed to offer a cost-effective customisable solut...
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Expansion of Terminal XXI begins at Port of Sines

Expansion of Terminal XXI begins at Port of Sines
The first expansion phase of Sines Container Terminal (Terminal XXI) is now underway, with another 204 m of quay to be added by the end of 2021. Representing an investment of €16.5m (US$19m), the concessionaire PSA Sines will be able to utilise a 1,150 m long quay once the first phase is completed. In its ...
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Forth Ports and DP World to make joint bid for freeport on Thames

Forth Ports and DP World to make joint bid for freeport on Thames
Forth Ports and DP World have formed a partnership that will submit a joint freeport bid incorporating the Port of Tilbury and DP World London Gateway, the largest facilities within the Port of London cluster. The pair, which are situated in Thurrock, Essex, to the east of London, have appointed Vivid Economics to provide advice ...
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Insurers scrutinise causes of container casualties

Insurers scrutinise causes of container casualties
The number of recent high profile incidents featuring container casualties has led insurers to pinpoint the root causes of the problem in a webinar organised by container freight specialist TT Club and protection and indemnity insurer, UK P&I Club. Overall, the industry loses a relatively small amount of roughly one unit per 160,000 carried but...
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Montreal Port Authority launches public procurement process for new terminal

Montreal Port Authority launches public procurement process for new terminal
Despite being hit by strikes in the last few days, the Montreal Port Authority (MPA) has launched a public procurement process in preparation for the design and construction of the Contrecœur container terminal project. The Contrecœur land reserve was acquired over 30 years ago by the port authority and has been the focus of careful ...
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Vessels diverted following devastating Beirut port explosion

Vessels diverted following devastating Beirut port explosion
Update (August 10): The shocking Beirut port explosion has killed more than 200 people, including several port workers and seafarers and one CMA CGM staff member, and vessels have been diverted to other nearby hubs with the Port of Beirut not operational until further notice.  Since the horrific explosion in the Beirut port area, which ...
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VSC completes upgrade of more than 18,000 sq m at Vostochny Port

VSC completes upgrade of more than 18,000 sq m at Vostochny Port
Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company (VSC) has completed the upgrade of more than 18,000 sq m of storage yard at Vostochny Port, Russia. The upgrade is the latest achievement in an extensive handling equipment and operating facility upgrade programme which aims to increase capacity and improve efficiency and speed of cargo handling at the terminal. VSC...
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Yizheng Port orders four medium and heavy forklifts from Kalmar

Yizheng Port orders four medium and heavy forklifts from Kalmar
Kalmar has received an order for four forklifts from Yizheng Port, a provider of goods warehousing services, which is about to commence a new port project. The order comprises two Essential models with a lifting capacity of 16 tonnes and two heavy forklifts with a lifting capacity of 25 tonnes. The machines will be used ...
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Duisport to invest in northern Italian logistics network

Duisport to invest in northern Italian logistics network
Duisport is preparing to invest in the hinterland of the Port of Trieste, as it looks to strengthen its network in northern Italy with better rail connections and logistics services. The investment by duisport together with the Port of Authority of Trieste and local financial holding company Fruilia will target Interporto di Trieste, a company ...
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Evergreen joins Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative

Evergreen joins Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative
Evergreen Marine Corporation has become a signatory to the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative (SRTI) as part of its commitment to plan a completely sustainable life cycle for its vessels. Hosted by the Sustainable Shipping Initiative, the SRTI is an online platform via which members report information on their ship recycling policies and activi...
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Montecon orders two Liebherr electric RTGs

Montecon orders two Liebherr electric RTGs
Montecon has ordered two large electric rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from Liebherr, the largest to have been built by the manufacturer. The machines are also a first Liebherr RTGs to be delivered to Uruguay and are able to stack ten containers and a truck lane wide and 1-over-6 containers high. Ray Cronin, Liebherr’s area sale ...
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Agreement signed to deepen Lower Mississippi River to 50 ft

Agreement signed to deepen Lower Mississippi River to 50 ft
Officials from the state of Louisiana have signed an agreement with the US Army Corps of Engineers to begin construction on the deepening of the Lower Mississippi River from 45 ft to 50 ft. This project will provide deep draught access to the ports at Baton Rouge, New Orleans, South Louisiana, St. Bernard and Plaquemines. ...
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APMT first to launch fully digital export management system in Russia

APMT first to launch fully digital export management system in Russia
APM Terminals (APMT)’s First Container Terminal (FCT) will become the first Russian terminal to transfer to a fully paperless management system for containers. The transfer to this technology, which enables the digital exchange of legally bending documents with the customs authority, comes after a successful test at the Turukhtanny customs post in...
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Carrier Transicold enhances data management platform

Carrier Transicold enhances data management platform
Carrier Transicold has enhanced its TripLINK data management platform for round the clock remote monitoring and control of refrigerated containers. The upgrade is designed to feature greater functionality, more actionable intelligence and customisable fleet control addressing a shipping line’s unique needs. The enhancements include custom notificat...
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Port of Houston sees decline in volumes due to COVID-19

Port of Houston sees decline in volumes due to COVID-19
The Port of Houston’s container volume has slowed down due to COVID-19 with June’s volumes down 16% year-on-year while throughput for the first half of the year fell 2%. For the full year so far, the port has handled approximately 40,000 teu less than 2019 – which was a record year – with a total ...
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ABP embeds drone technology into asset management practices

ABP embeds drone technology into asset management practices
Associated British Ports (ABP) has successfully embedded drone technology into its asset management practices and policies, following an 18 month programme. It utilised PwC’s specialist drone digital transformation team to support drone adoption and transformation in asset management, while Aerodyne Group was selected as ABP’s drone service provide...
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ICTSI to develop and operate Cameroon’s Kribi terminal

ICTSI to develop and operate Cameroon’s Kribi terminal
International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has signed a 25-year concession contract with the Port Autonome de Kribi (PAK) for the development, operation and maintenance of the Kribi Multipurpose Terminal (KMT) in Cameroon. KMT, a subsidiary of ICTSI, is a newly built deep-water port located 150 km south of Douala, the largest city in C...
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DP World to acquire majority stake in UNICO Logistics

DP World to acquire majority stake in UNICO Logistics
DP World has agreed to acquire 60% shareholding in UNICO Logistics Co., which is one of the largest independent non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCC) in South Korea. The transaction, subject to regulatory clearances, is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020 and is part of DP World’s vision to build an integrated suite ...
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MSC bolsters short sea and intermodal offering for Italian cargo

MSC bolsters short sea and intermodal offering for Italian cargo
MSC has further integrated its intermodal inland transportation services as it attempts to strengthen its position in the Italian cargo market. By combining its shipping services with inland operations, it aims to create door-to-door delivery solutions for companies of all sizes, with cargo switching between ships and trains in a fast and green way...
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DP World volumes down 3.9% in the first half of 2020

DP World volumes down 3.9% in the first half of 2020
DP World handled 33.9m teu across its global portfolio of container terminals in the first half of 2020, with gross container volumes decreasing 5.3% year-on-year on a reported basis and down 3.9% on a life-for-like basis. Its terminals handled 20m teu on a consolidated level during the first half of 2020, increasing 2.4% on a ...
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Benin Terminal welcomes 300 m container ship for first time

Benin Terminal welcomes 300 m container ship for first time
Benin Terminal, the operator of the container terminal at the Port of Cotonou, has welcomed a 300 m container vessel, making it the largest ship to have ever berthed at the port. Maersk’s CCNI Arauco has a loading capacity of 8,700 teu and weights more than 100,000 tonnes, sailing under the Hong Kong flag. Thanks ...
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