APMT presents expansion project to government of Georgia

APMT presents expansion project to government of Georgia
APM Terminals (APMT) Poti has presented its plans for the creation of a deep-water port, which requires over US$250m of private capital for phase one and a substantial amount for phase two, to the government of Georgia. The first stage includes a breakwater of 1,700 m and a 400 m multipurpose quay with 13.5 m ...
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Port of Duisburg sees slight drop in container volumes

Port of Duisburg sees slight drop in container volumes
Container handling volumes fell by 2.5% at Duisburger Hafen (duisport) last year, with Germany’s premier inland port handling 4.0m teu. With a share of around 60%, container handling is duisport’s most important business segment. Accrording to the operator, its container segment performance under “continued difficult conditions” confirms the...
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DP World handled 71m teu in 2019

DP World handled 71m teu in 2019
DP World handled 71.2m teu across its global portfolio of container terminals in 2019, with gross container volumes flat year-on-year on a reported basis. On a like-for-like basis, which does not include volumes from Paita (Peru), Doraleh (Djibouti), Puerto Central, Puerto Lirquen (Chile), Posorja, Surabaya (Indonesia) and Tianjin, volumes were up...
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Hapag-Lloyd bunkers vessel with ‘B20’ biofuel

Hapag-Lloyd bunkers vessel with ‘B20’ biofuel
Hapag-Lloyd’s Montreal Express has refuelled with so-called ‘B20’ fuel, which generates up to 90% less CO2 emissions than conventional fuels, for the first time at Rotterdam. The fuel consists of 80% low-sulphur fuel oil and 20% biodiesel based on cooking oils and fats that had previously been used in the food service/catering industry. Jörg Erdman...
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Stockholm Norvik Port receives straddle carriers

Stockholm Norvik Port receives straddle carriers
The first two straddle carriers have now been delivered to Stockholm Norvik Port, Sweden’s new freight port, which is set to open in 2020 replacing the current CTF container terminal. The carriers are 16 m in height and are intended to operate autonomously within the next couple of years. Johan Wallén, marketing and sales manager ...
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South Carolina Ports hits construction milestone at Leatherman terminal

South Carolina Ports hits construction milestone at Leatherman terminal
South Carolina (SC) Ports has celebrated the structural completion of the operations building at Hugh K. Leatherman Sr. Terminal, a new container terminal along the Cooper River, which will open in March 2021. The US$1bn investment comes at a time when SC Ports needs additional capacity to handle the larger ships calling the Port of ...
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Xeneta: Rates up but concerns remain over recouping cost of IMO 2020

Xeneta: Rates up but concerns remain over recouping cost of IMO 2020
Concerns remain over the carriers’ abilities to recover the costs of compliance with the new IMO 2020 low-sulphur fuel regulations, despite the long-term contracted market experiencing a third consecutive month of increases according to Xeneta. The analytics platform’s latest report showed that rates are up 8% year-on-year, with December’s 0.9% ris...
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Noatum Maritime’s international director Julian Tapias retires

Noatum Maritime’s international director Julian Tapias retires
Julian Tapias, international director of Noatum Maritime, is retiring after more than two decades with the company. He joined the Spanish maritime, logistics and port services group in 1997 when it was known as Marítima del Mediterráneo, heading the restructuring of the Regular Line Agency area. Since then, he has held other positions within the .....
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A.P. Moller Capital invests in West Africa infrastructure

A.P. Moller Capital invests in West Africa infrastructure
A.P. Moller Capital, in partnership with Olam International (Olam) and Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), is set to make a sizable investment in a ports and logistics platform in West Africa to create growth and development. The platform is an infrastructure ecosystem of ports, trucking, warehouses and rail services that helps to facilitate effectiv...
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Rhenus Logistics orders mobile harbour crane for Rotterdam terminal

Rhenus Logistics orders mobile harbour crane for Rotterdam terminal
Rhenus Logistics has ordered an eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Model 5 mobile harbour crane (MHC) for its deep sea terminal on the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam. With commissioning planned for May and handover by June 2020, the crane will handle general, heavy-lift and project cargo and expand the terminal’s container handling capacity. The Rhenus Dee...
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Singapore implements precautions against Wuhan coronavirus

Singapore implements precautions against Wuhan coronavirus
Update (February 3): The impact of the coronavirus is rippling across global supply chains with many ports taking advanced security measures while several liner services from China have been called off due to reduced demand, following the government’s holiday extension in response to the outbreak. Reduced demand due to the extended holiday pe...
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3D crane simulator presented at Port of Duisburg

3D crane simulator presented at Port of Duisburg
Duisport Group has presented its own crane simulator in the Duisburg free port, a first for combined transportation in its hinterland, aiming to boost the training and education of its employees. Erich Staake, CEO of duisport, stated: “The duisport training centre in the Duisburg free port has already had its own train simulator since the ...
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DP World Kigali opens Rwanda’s first fully-fledged cold storage

DP World Kigali opens Rwanda’s first fully-fledged cold storage
DP World has opened Rwanda’s first fully-fledged 500 sq m cold storage in Kigali, which is designed to help “pave the way” for growth in the country’s agricultural sector. The aim is to help farmers who have been expanding their produce beyond tea and coffee to export a range of vegetables and fruits to the ...
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Port of Hamburg not expecting volume reduction from liner service changes

Port of Hamburg not expecting volume reduction from liner service changes
The Port of Hamburg is confident it can maintain its volumes despite the loss of an Ocean Alliance service, with existing volumes from the alliance partners set to be shared between its other services that call the German port. From April, the Ocean Alliance NEU 5 service handled by EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg (CTH) is ...
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Israeli government approves Haifa Port privatisation

Israeli government approves Haifa Port privatisation
The government of Israel has approved a plan to privatise the Port of Haifa after two years of deliberations, aiming to attract new investment and increase competition. Local media has reported that the sale will be completed by 2022 and the lease will last through 2054. A minimum investment of US$290m is required by the ...
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Four Liebherr STS cranes for Montreal

Four Liebherr STS cranes for Montreal
Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership (MGT) have ordered four Liebherr ship-to-shore (STS) cranes for its Cast Container Terminal in Montreal, Canada to help with increased container traffic. With the increase in container traffic expected to continue, as it has at the port for a number of years, MGT has said that investment in quality infrastruct...
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Navis offers RTG optimisation in latest version of N4

Navis offers RTG optimisation in latest version of N4
Navis has announced the availability of N4 3.8, the latest cloud-enabled version of its core terminal operating system (TOS), offering rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) crane optimisation to streamline operations for manual and automated RTG terminals. The newest iteration of N4 is meant to lay the foundation for cloud deployments, with a richer suite of N...
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Hapag-Lloyd’s CEO warns of environmental challenges in 2020

Hapag-Lloyd's CEO warns of environmental challenges in 2020
Trade conflicts, new fuel regulations, environmental and climate protection are among the top issues the shipping industry will face in 2020, claims Hapag-Lloyd CEO Rolf Habben Jansen. With International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s 2020 sulphur regulations now in effect, Hapag-Lloyd expects additional costs of around US$1bn per year as it makes t...
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Yilport terminals in Portugal and Sweden opt for automated RTGs

Yilport terminals in Portugal and Sweden opt for automated RTGs
Yilport has signed contracts with Konecranes for the delivery of automated rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) crane systems to two of its Portuguese terminals and another in Sweden. Each system will have six ARTGs operated under a supervised operation concept, with four remote operating stations (ROSs). They will be built as extensions to the container yard...
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DP World takes 44% stake in Swissterminal

DP World takes 44% stake in Swissterminal
DP World has entered a strategic partnership with Swissterminal Holding, taking a 44% stake in the Mayer family business, which is Switzerland’s leading container terminal operator. Swissterminal, which is headquartered in Frenkendorf close to Basel, operates additional locations in Zurich-Niederglatt, Basel-Birsfelden, Basel-Kleinhueningen and Lie...
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Malaysia sends back waste containers to the UK, US and France

Malaysia sends back waste containers to the UK, US and France
Malaysia has sent back 150 containers of unwanted waste to 13 countries, angrily taking aim at exporters which are violating its ban on plastic waste that was first implemented in 2018. Environment minister, Yeo Bee Yin, said: “If there are people who would like to see this [country] as the rubbish dumping site of the world, you ...
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China Merchants sells 22.55% stake in Paranaguá terminal to investment funds

China Merchants sells 22.55% stake in Paranaguá terminal to investment funds
China Merchants Port Holdings (CM Port) has sold a 22.55% stake in southern Brazil’s Terminal De Containeres de Paranaguá (TCP) to the China-Portugal Cooperation Development (CPD) Fund and the China-LAC Cooperation (CLAC) Fund. This equity transfer is the first time that CMPort has brought in strategic investors for its overseas existing terminal...
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Environmental groups call for stronger approach on climate from IMO

Environmental groups call for stronger approach on climate from IMO
A group of environmental organisations have called for the International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s secretary general Kitack Lim to accelerate its greenhouse gas (GHG) strategy to meet the temperature goals of the Paris Agreement. A letter from organisations including the Clean Shipping Coalition, the Environmental Defence Fund and the World Wil...
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