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Felixstowe hit by delays after TOS go-live goes wrong

Felixstowe is the UK's largest container port

Update (June 18): According to Hutchison Ports, performance across all areas of the container division; vessel, road and rail, has improved significantly over the last 72 hours. The average turnaround time for trucks at its container terminals is down to 48 minutes while quayside productivity is double that achieved in early part of last week and rail operation has stabilised.  The Port of Felixstowe is currently experiencing ... Read More »

Kalmar launches Eco reachstacker with fuel saving guarantee

The model was launched at TOC Europe

Kalmar has launched a reachstacker with a fuel saving guarantee to customers, with the manufacturer offering to pay back the difference in fuel if an agreed reduction is not met. The Eco Reachstacker is the first solution in the Finnish company’s eco-efficient portfolio – the Kalmar Eco Range. Customers can either buy the machine with Kalmar Fuel Saving Solution or lease ... Read More »

Konecranes to deliver 26 RTGs to South Carolina Ports Authority

Konecranes has received an order for 26 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) for its Wando Welch Terminal in the Port of Charleston and Inland Port Greer. Once the 26 new RTGs are operational after deliveries have taken place over 2019 and 2020, the SCPA will operate a fleet of 81 Konecranes RTGs. SCPA owns and operates ... Read More »

Gaussin launches three new vehicles

Gaussin has launched two autonomous vehicles and another variable vehicle for transporting containers, with all three vehicles being presented at TOC Europe. The APM Autonomous vehicle is aimed at both brown field and green field ports and is equipped with technology that indicates the vehicle’s location without requiring any infrastructure. To do so it uses the Lidar sensor while also utilising ... Read More »

Port of Rotterdam trials new container scanning system

The portal collects different types of data

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has begun trialling new scanning portals developed by Certus Port Automation at the inland Barge Terminal Tilburg. All trucks arriving at or departing from the facility over the next three months will pass through an optical character recognition (OCR) portal which will scan truck registration numbers and container numbers as well as provide images and time stamps. ... Read More »

ITF criticises Panama Canal Authority

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has criticised the Panama Canal Authority (ACP)’s handling of tug boat crew reductions and said the local union should have been consulted. The ACP has removed the additional captain position from its tugboats’ crews and claimed the move would provide captains with an improved working schedule and reduce the demand to perform overtime, but ... Read More »

Uruguayan APMT facility goes green

Pre-Trip Inspection stickers will be placed on the facility's containers to reflect the use of clean energy

APM Terminals (APMT) Inland Services Uruguay will reduce its CO2 emissions by almost 50 tonnes a year after installing 648 solar panels. The facility, also known as Montevideo Port Services SA, turned on the panels earlier this month and said they were capable of producing 228.6 MWh per year, enough to meet around 80% of the facility’s annual consumption. Juan ... Read More »

Marseille secures European investment

Marseille Fos CEO Christine Cabau Woehrel and EIB vice-president Ambroise Fayolle

The European Investment Bank (EIB), a European Union (EU) institute, has granted France’s Marseille Fos a €50m (US$59m) investment to support five projects. The projects, which require a total investment of €136m (US$160m), include connecting the two existing 2XL deep-sea container terminals to provide a continuous quay length of 2,600 m, increasing the facility’s capacity by 15-20%. Chrstine Cabu Woehrel, ... Read More »

CMA CGM to develop AI tech for vessels

CMA CGM will collaborate with San Francisco-based startup Shone to develop artificial intelligence (AI) systems for its vessels. Under the agreement, Shone will collect and analyse on board data from CMA CGM vessels to create an AI system that facilitates the work of crews on board, whether in decision support, maritime safety or piloting assistance. Shone will also combine the ... Read More »

Mundra terminal achieves efficiency boost

India’s Mundra International Container Terminal (MICT), operated by DP World, has reported increases in gross crane rate (GCR) and berth productivity after improving its infrastructure. The terminal, located in Mundra Port, added a new quay crane and India’s first rail-mounted gantry (RMG) crane in November, 2017, and since then GCR has risen by 10% and berth productivity has increase by ... Read More »