UK government launches £10m fund for Brexit preparations at ports

UK government launches £10m fund for Brexit preparations at ports
The UK’s Department of Transport is launching a £10m (US$12m) fund for English ports in the run up to the October 31 to help prepare for the potential new processes and possible congestion which could arise in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. Ports will be able to bid for grants of up to £1m (US$1.2m) ...
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Kalmar books large RTG order for Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal

Kalmar books large RTG order for Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal
DP World has ordered 15 Kalmar rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes for the Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal (NSICT) in Mumbai, India. The RTGs are designed to offer fuel savings, low emissions and easy maintenance as they utilise a combination of both diesel and electric technology. With the aim to offer further fuel economy and lower ...
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ICTSI Mexico reaches 4m teu milestone

ICTSI Mexico reaches 4m teu milestone
Contecon Manzanillo S.A. (CMSA), the Mexican subsidiary of nternational Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), recently achieved its 4m teu milestone as the company embarks on expansion works to increase capacity. Fortino Landeros, CEO of CMSA, said: “More than hitting our targets, this new record demonstrates Contecon Manzanillo’s capability t...
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Konecranes to deliver two ship-to-shore cranes to Lithuania

Konecranes to deliver two ship-to-shore cranes to Lithuania
Klaipeda Container Terminal (KCT), Lithuania, has ordered two ship-to-shore (STS) cranes from Konecranes to help cope with an expected traffic increase of 60% by 2021. Located in the Port of Klaipeda, the only port in Lithuania, KCT is in need of new equipment as it has begun to handle new types of cargo and has ...
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Port of Cork doubles customs facilities ahead of potential no-deal Brexit

Port of Cork doubles customs facilities ahead of potential no-deal Brexit
The Port of Cork has doubled the size of its customs facilities in preparation that the UK will depart the European Union (EU) with a no-deal Brexit on October 31, 2019. Following examination of historical data and several simulation studies, the Irish port concluded that if the UK leaves the EU single market and customs ...
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Reachstacker market expected to grow 7% in 2019

Reachstacker market expected to grow 7% in 2019
The reachstacker market, which witnessed sales of 1,364 units in 2018, is estimated to grow by 7% this year, according to research from Fact.MR. Increased traction for port material handling equipment, coupled with rapid expansion of a growing number of sea ports, in line with the proliferating sea borne trading is continues to augment market ...
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CMA CGM pledges not to use Northern Sea Route

CMA CGM pledges not to use Northern Sea Route
Ahead of the G7 meeting in France, CMA CGM pledged not to use the Northern Sea Route, citing climate considerations and the need to preserve the Arctic. In the statement the shipping line said that using the Northern Sea Route would represent a significant danger to the region’s unique natural ecosystems, mainly due to the ...
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Konecranes to supply yard and quay cranes to terminal in the Philippines

Konecranes to supply yard and quay cranes to terminal in the Philippines
Kudos Trucking Company (KTC) has ordered two Konecranes Noell rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes and two Konecranes Gottwald Model 5 mobile harbour cranes (MHCs) for their terminal in Davao City, the Philippines. KTC placed the order in June 2019 with the aim to better cope with a surging volume of containers now that the Philippines’ economy ...
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DP World profits up 27% in half year

DP World profits up 27% in half year
DP World’s profits attributable to the company owners soared by 27% to US$753m in the first half of 2019, bolstered by acquisitions and growth in non-containerised revenue. Conolidated throughput was up by 4.9% across the terminal portfolio to 19.5m teu although it was down by 1.7% on a like-for-like basis, highlighting the contribution of new ...
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Peel Ports group gains AEO status ahead of Brexit

Peel Ports group gains AEO status ahead of Brexit
UK port operator Peel Ports Group has been officially accredited with the internationally recognised quality mark of Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) at all its principal ports, confirming its efficient and robust processes to customers worldwide. The Liverpool based port operator has achieved AEO status for the following ports: Clydeport Operati...
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Maersk to provide online marketplace for containerised trucking in India

Maersk to provide online marketplace for containerised trucking in India
Maersk has partnered with BlackBuck to provide an online market place for containerised trucking in export-import (EXIM) logistics in India. The Indian government is targeting a reduction in logistics costs from 14% of GDP to less than 9% by 2022. The new platform will be owned and operated by BlackBuck, which is India’s largest online ...
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Konecranes to boost eco-efficiency at DP World Liége Container Terminal

Konecranes to boost eco-efficiency at DP World Liége Container Terminal
Konecranes Port Services to retrofit electrification to a Model 2 Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour crane (MHC) at DP World’s Liége Container Terminal (DPW LCT) in Belgium with the aim to lower emissions and noise. Purchased in 2016, the crane is set to be moved from DPW LCT’s South Terminal to the North Terminal in September ...
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Kalmar helps Eurogate Tanger prepare for mega vessels through STS enhancement

Kalmar helps Eurogate Tanger prepare for mega vessels through STS enhancement
Kalmar is set to upgrade four ZPMC ship-to-shore (STS) cranes for Eurogate Tanger in Morocco to enable the facility to serve mega-sized container vessels. The Swedish manufacturer will be responsible for the planning, engineering and execution of the entire project, which involves heightening the four STS cranes by 11 m and extending the booms by ....
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Suez Canal Container Terminal to open reefer repair hub to all brands

Suez Canal Container Terminal to open reefer repair hub to all brands
Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT) plans to open its reefer container inspection and repair hub to all brands, while also launching a dry container inspection and repair hub in October 2019. Until just over a year ago, the terminal faced unnecessary costs for moving and repositioning reefer containers with damaged panels or defects that hadn’t .....
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Death of worker at Dublin Port calls for urgent action

Death of worker at Dublin Port calls for urgent action
The International Transport Forum (ITF) has joined the Services Industrial Professional and Technical Union (SIPTU) in a call for better protection for all workers in Ireland’s ports following the death of a worker at Dublin Port. The death of 50-year-old truck driver Nicholas ‘Nick’ Collier marks the seventh death of a worker in an Irish ...
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MSC’s largest containership completes first voyage from Asia to Europe

MSC’s largest containership completes first voyage from Asia to Europe
The world’s largest container ship, the MSC Gülsün, has completed its landmark maiden voyage from the north of China and has arrived in Europe, MSC announced. Built by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) at its Geoje shipyard in South Korea, MSC Gülsün is the first of a new class of 23,000+ teu vessels to be added ...
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Lase installs new detection system for unremoved twistlocks in Busan

Lase installs new detection system for unremoved twistlocks in Busan
Lase has launched the Lase Unremoved Cone Detection (UCD) system, which detects whether twistlocks are still connected to the container while being from terminal chassis by yard cranes. Following a successful trial, PNC Busan Port has ordered 69 units of the system, which also detects open doors of containers. The laser specialist highly recommends...
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Solid quarter for Maersk with rate and volume growth

Solid quarter for Maersk with rate and volume growth
Maersk delivered solid progress in the second quarter 2019 with underlying profit increasing from US$15m to US$134m on the back of increases in volume and freight rates. Total revenue increased slightly to US$9.6bn on par with last year while EBITDA rose by 17% to US$1.4bn. During the first half of 2019, the company formed on sales ...
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USA boosts Port of Hamburg’s 2019 half year container throughput

USA boosts Port of Hamburg’s 2019 half year container throughput
Container volumes for the first half of 2019 rose 7.5% year-on-year at the Port of Hamburg, primarily boosted by new services to ports in the USA, Canada and Mexico. The USA has become the port’s second most important partner for container services due to the 283,000 teu handled in Hamburg with the country since the ...
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Port of Tanjung Pelepas breaks its record for container vessel utilisation

Port of Tanjung Pelepas breaks its record for container vessel utilisation
The Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) has broken its record for container vessel utilisation following the implementation of the Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS). PTP handled the MSC Gulsun, the largest container ship in the world, last month, departing with 19,574 teu. The terminal, which is a joint venture between MMC Group and APM ...
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PSA Thailand and SCG Logistics launch joint venture

PSA Thailand and SCG Logistics launch joint venture
PSA Thailand and SCG Logistics are investing in the development and operation of the Thai Prosperity Terminal and rebranding it Thai Connectivity Terminal (TCT) as part of an agreement which involves the setting up of a joint venture company called SCG-PSA Holdings. The company will serve as a springboard for potential joint exploration and investm...
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Yang Ming records another loss despite volume growth

Yang Ming records another loss despite volume growth
Yang Ming recorded a net loss of NTD1.95bn (US$63m) during the first half of 2019, citing weaker demand owing to the US-China trade war along with market overcapacity. The result actually means that the carrier has reduced its financial losses by 66% compared to last year, with consolidated revenues rising by 17% to NTD75.48bn (US$2.4bn). ...
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ICTSI’s volumes rise in half year results

ICTSI's volumes rise in half year results
International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI)’s revenue from port operations for the first half of 2019 has risen 14% year-on-year to US$751.8m as throughput exceeded the 5m teu mark. Volumes rose 7% from 4.7m teu in the first half of 2018 to 5.04m teu with the increase mainly attributed to continuing ramp-up at ICTSI’s operations ...
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