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DP World signs MoU with Namibia’s Nara Namib to develop Walvis Bay free economic zone

Suhail Al Banna, CEO and Managing Director - Middle East and Africa at DP World, with Titus Nakuumba, Executive Director at Nara Namib Free Economic Industrial Zone

DP World has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Namibia’s Nara Namib Free Economic Industrial Zone today to develop a free economic zone for industry and logistics in Walvis Bay. The facility at Walvis Bay will provide businesses with development-ready land for industrial and logistics operations, pre-built warehouses and office accommodation. A gross developed area of 50 ha will ... Read More »

Nexxiot to equip VTG’s entire tank container fleet with IoT sensors

From spring 2020, Nexxiot will equip VTG Rail Europe’s entire tank container fleet with Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, so that they can be located and monitored worldwide. All of the 9,000 tank containers will be equipped with ‘Globehopper’ sensors developed by Nexxiot, aiming to bring more transparency and planning capability to VTG’s processes as well as added value for ... Read More »

Søren Toft steps down as Maersk Line COO

Toft will relocate to Geneva

A.P Møller – Maersk’s chief operating officer (COO) Søren Toft has left the company and current CEO Søren Skou has taken on the role in the interim. Toft worked for Maersk for a total of 13 years and has held many roles, first joining the company as the vice president area line and operations manager in 2005, then becoming vice ... Read More »

Red Sea Gateway Terminal purchases two STS cranes

Red Sea Gateway Terminal (RSGT) in Jeddah has bought two new ship-to-shore (STS) cranes, as it looks to accommodate the latest generation of ultra-large container ships (UCLS) now in service. The cranes, which have a 70 m reach and a 52 m height from rail level, are worth US$22m, bringing RSGT’s total STS crane deployment to 16. Also included in ... Read More »

Exports up 11% at the Port of Oakland

The Port of Oakland saw export volumes rise by 10.8% in October, amidst reports that the US-China trade war could be easing. Port of Oakland maritime director John Driscoll said: “Our export customers have demonstrated their resilience throughout this tariff standoff. For their sake, we hope the conflict is resolved and overseas business can grow even more.” The port shipped ... Read More »

Port of Durban welcomes maiden call from new Hapag-Lloyd MIAX service

Representatives of Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) and Transnet Ports Terminals (TPT) welcomed the ship

The first vessel on Hapag-Lloyd and Ocean Network Express (ONE)’s new Middle East-India-Africa Express (MIAX) joint-service has arrived at the Port of Durban. Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) and Transnet Ports Terminals (TPT) welcomed the 2011 MV New Jersey Trader containership, which flies the flag of Malta, at the port on November 5, 2019. A total of nine ships with ... Read More »

Ashdod Port looking for start-ups to take greater role in port activities

The port handled 1.5m teu last year

Ashdod Port is inviting start-ups to participate in a new project spearheaded by Israel’s Innovation Authority, aiming to help develop technologies and products for the port’s core fields. As part of the project, the port will provide the winning companies with an experimental area with overseas potential. In this area, personnel from start-ups can conduct technological development of products designated ... Read More »

Guatemala accredits APMT Quetzal as an Authorised Economic Operator

APM Terminals (APMT) Quetzal has been accredited as an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) by Guatemala’s Superintendence of Tax Administration (SAT), achieving a 100% compliance rating through its transparency and security. The facility’s terminal operating system (TOS) optimises its security, control and cargo management and enables customs and customers to work together as efficiently as possible. APMT Quetzal has been recognised ... Read More »

Seaboard Marine to provide advanced end-to-end IoT based visibility across its assets

Globe Tracker has partnered with the largest network operator at sea, Wireless Maritime Services (WMS) to bring real-time reefer monitoring to Seaboard Marine via a multi-year, multi-ship agreement. This has made Seaboard Marine the world’s first container ocean line to implement a truly portable, fully 24/7 monitored, 4G LTE based private cellular and integrated satellite communication network for containers on ... Read More »

HHLA expands mega-ship capacity with three new gantry cranes for Burchardkai

The three new cranes onboard the Zhen Hua 27 vessel

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) received three new container gantry cranes for its Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB) to provide additional capacities for ships with cargo volumes over 23,000 teu. The state-of-the-art cranes arrived at their temporary berth at Athabaskakai onboard the Zhen Hua 27 vessel on November 5, 2019, where preparations for the complex unloading process will take place. ... Read More »