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Port of Salalah prepares for Cyclone Luban

Update October 14: The Port of Salalah has temporarily halted all operations, with the exception of safety and security, due to warnings from local authorities about tropical storm Luban. The Public Authority of Civil Aviation (PACA) warned that the Dhofar Governorate is likely to be affected by heavy rain and fresh winds that could result in flash floods. PACA advised residents ... Read More »

MCI to deliver 8,600 reefers to Hapag-Lloyd

2,000 units will have Controlled Atmosphere

Maersk Container Industry (MCI) has been awarded a large order of 8,600 reefer units from Hapag-Lloyd, representing the majority of the carrier’s recent 11,100 reefer bookings. The order includes 2,000 units equipped with Controlled Atmosphere (CA) and MCI has commenced production at its Qingdao site in China. All 8,600 reefers are ready to switch over to a low Global Warming ... Read More »

Liebherr to supply ten electric RTGs to Montreal

Montreal Gateway Terminal Partnership (MGT) has ordered ten electric rubber-tyred gantry (ERTG) cranes from Liebherr Container Cranes. The units will be delivered to both the Cast and Racine Terminals in 2019. In 2016, a conductor bar system was installed at the terminal, and associated electrical and mechanical works retrofitted to two of the earlier delivered Liebherr RTGs to allow for full electric ... Read More »

ICTSI to further expand terminal in Manila

An artist’s perspective of Berths 7 and 8 and the full back up area for Berths 9 and 10

The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has approved capacity improvements to accommodate larger vessels at International Container Terminal Services’ (ICTSI) flagship operation, the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT). As part of its contractual obligations with PPA, ICTSI is set to begin construction on berth 7 in mid-October in the first phase of improvements which also includes the construction of berth 8. ... Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd establishes Marine Fuel Recovery mechanism

Hapag-Lloyd has established its Marine Fuel Recovery (MFR) mechanism, which will be implemented from 1 January 2019, to prepare for the International Maritime Organization (IMO) sulphur cap regulation. The IMO regulation will cut compliant fuel oil from 3.5% to 0.5% in order to reduce sulphur oxide (SOx) emissions from ships as of January 2020. Hapag-Lloyd has said that the key ... Read More »

Port of Livorno to receive Mediterranean’s largest mobile harbour crane

Lorenzini & C. S.r.l (Lorenzini) has ordered the Mediterranean region’s largest ever mobile harbour crane from Konecranes to handle containers at the Port of Livorno. The Gottwald Model 8 crane, which was ordered in the third quarter of 2018, has an outreach of up to 64 m and a powerful lifting capacity curve, noted the manufacturer. It is expected to ... Read More »

PIL and IBM to launch electronic bill of lading initiative

The agreement was supported by Singapore's MPA

Pacific International Lines (PIL) has collaborated with IBM Singapore (IBM) to design and create an electronic bill of lading (e-BL) to enhance the documentation process in supply management. The two companies aim to improve efficiency and reduce the risk of fraud, document handling costs and loss of the original document through the use of the e-BL. PIL and IBM plan ... Read More »

Port of Rotterdam Authority tests autonomous navigation

Data will be made available to the business community

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has begun tests on autonomous navigation with a floating lab as it aims to increase safety and accessibility at the port. The floating lab is a former patrol vessel (RPA3) equipped with cameras, sensors and measurement equipment to obtain data on weather and water conditions and the vessel’s operation, power and engine. The port authority ... Read More »

Drewry downgrades container demand forecast for next five years

Drewry has downgraded its forecast for container demand over the next five years, owing to a gloomier world economic outlook and rising trade tensions. The new forecasts suggest that the industry now faces being stuck with the current over-supplied situation for several more years. Previously, the company’s global supply-demand index was expected to take incremental steps upwards through 2022, by ... Read More »

Napoleon Container Terminal in New Orleans implements Navis N4

Ports America’s Napoleon Container Terminal, located in New Orleans, Louisiana, has implemented the Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS) at its 47 acre site. Keith Palmisano, general manager at the terminal, said: “Having N4 in place helps ensure we can effectively manage larger container volumes and meet the evolving demands of our global customer base. “Thorough simulation and live testing ... Read More »