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COSCO Shipping Ports sells several terminal stakes to SIPG

COSCO Shipping Ports (CSP) has agreed to sell its stakes in three Chinese terminals to Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) for a combined RMB1.0bn (US$150m). The operator is selling its interests in Nanjing Longtan Terminal, Yangzhou Yuanyang Terminal and Zhangjiagang Terminal while also announcing that it intends to sell interests in Taicang International Container Terminal and Jiangsu Petrochemical Terminal. The ... Read More »

Eurogate plans to open a new container terminal at Damietta Port

Eurogate signed an MoU with the Damietta Port Authority

Contship Italia and Eurogate, in partnership with the Damietta Port Authority (DPA), have planned to set up the biggest logistic system in Africa and in the Middle East which includes a new container terminal at Damietta Port. Representing an investment of €750m (US$824.5m), the first phase of this project will also include a railway line, dry port and a cargo ... Read More »

Contract awarded for second phase of Liverpool2 expansion

New STS cranes will arrive in November

McLaughlin & Harvey has been awarded the contract to deliver the next phase of development at the Liverpool2 deep-water container terminal. The multi-million project will significantly increase the footprint of the site and see the addition of ten cantilever rail-mounted gantry cranes (CRMGs) and three ship-to-shore (STS) cranes. The STS cranes are scheduled to arrive in November 2019 with the ... Read More »

Crowley Maritime Corp chooses Xvela for collaborative stowage planning

Crowley Maritime Corp has selected Navis’ Xvela for stowage planning and to help its users throughout Central America, the Caribbean and the Southeastern United States to work more efficiently. In addition to operating a sizable fleet of vessels, Crowley also operates several terminals and so it chose Xvela to support strong inter- and intra-organisational collaboration following a successful trial in ... Read More »

OECD: Shipping subsidies failing taxpayers

A new study released by the OECD and the International Transport Forum (ITF) has claimed that the current system of direct and indirect maritime subsidies is failing taxpayers. The report recommends redesigning subsidies schemes to harmonise policies, clarify objectives, make them more conditional on positive impacts, avoid market distortions and improve transparency. The authors noted: “The nature of the maritime ... Read More »

Hyster Europe develops solutions to handle containers in the second rail position

A Hyster reachstacker with an elevated cab

Hyster Europe has developed new solutions to help terminals handle containers on railroad cars in the second rail position with the aim to reduce damage and improve efficiency. One of the options Hyster Europe has developed is a hinged elevating operator cabin, available on the Hyster RS46 reachstacker, to help operators have direct visibility of the top corner pockets on ... Read More »

Thermo King gensets now available from Antwerp’s Thornton Group

Thermo King's SG-4000 genset

Generator sets (gensets) from Thermo King are now available as part of the rental offering from Thornton Group, Antwerp, a Belgium-based provider of services to the refrigerated container industry. According to the manufacturer, the operational flexibility that comes with the offering is specifically important for transporters and customers moving temperature sensitive goods on sea and land seasonally that do not ... Read More »

Refrigerated exports increase by 20% at Port of Oakland

The Port of Oakland has recorded a 20% growth in refrigerated export volume, reinforcing its position as the largest exporter of refrigerated cargo in containers among US ports. From August 2018 to July 2019, the port handled 119,756 teu of refrigerated exports – up from 99,740 in the same period a year ago. John Driscoll, Port of Oakland’s maritime director, ... Read More »

CMA CGM launches rail service from Rotterdam to major German inland hubs

CMA CGM has launched the Rhine Valley rail service, which connects the Port of Rotterdam with three important German inland hubs. The service is operated in cooperation with railway operator TFG and consists of six weekly train departures between Rotterdam and the inland hubs of Dortmund, Duisburg and Ludwigshafen. It will officially start on October 18, 2019, with its first ... Read More »

Georgia Ports Authority lays out Savannah expansion plans

Garden City Terminal

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) plans to double capacity at the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal to 11m teu per year, as US East Coast ports continue in their efforts to become more competitive on multiple trade routes. The Port of Savannah moved a record 4.5m teu in the 2019 fiscal year, a 7% increase, with the hub handling ... Read More »