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Konecranes appoints new CEO and president

Rob Smith, Konecranes new CEO and president

Konecranes’ board of directors has appointed a new president and CEO, Rob Smith, who will take over his new role as of February 1, 2020. Smith has joined the company from AGCO Corporation, where his latest position has been senior vice president & general manager for Europe and Middle East. Prior to this he has worked in business leadership roles ... Read More »

Marseille Fos completes blockchain trial

Completion of a blockchain pilot scheme coordinated and part-financed by the Marseille Fos port authority has indicated the solution’s scope for enhancing intermodal freight movements on the Mediterranean-Rhone-Saone (MeRS) corridor. Results from trials held over recent months demonstrated that harmonisation of the digital transport chain improved fluidity, reliability and competitiveness of pre- and post-forwarding on the crucial hinterland axis, according ... Read More »

Liebherr to deliver two megamax STS cranes to Bremerhaven

Liebherr STS cranes work on an ultra large container vessel

MSC Gate Terminal Bremerhaven has ordered two megamax ship-to-shore (STS) cranes from Liebherr Container Cranes in order to handle the world’s largest container vessels. The cranes, which are due for handover before the end of 2020, have an outreach of 73 m (25 container rows), a backreach of 25 m, a span of 30.48 m and a lift height over ... Read More »

Los Angeles tests world’s first zero-emissions top handlers

The Port of Los Angeles has demonstrated the world’s first zero-emissions top handlers which will be tested at the Everport Container Terminal as part of the port’s effort to achieve clean cargo handling operations. The two pre-commercial battery-electric top handlers were designed and built in the US by Taylor Machine Works Inc, the largest supplier of top handlers at the ... Read More »

Ground broken at Singapore’s Tuas Port

Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong, placing a torch on the grounds of Tuas Port

PSA Corporation has celebrated a significant milestone with the Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong placing a torch on the grounds of Tuas Port, the long term home of the country’s mega port operations. As the biggest port project in the world, Tuas is designed to meet and exceed the future demands of the world’s largest mega-vessels, mega-alliances and mega-networks. ... Read More »

Port of Rotterdam introduces track and trace containers

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has launched an application that allows shippers and freight forwarders to see where their containers are located at any given moment. The tool, named Boxinsider, is meant to be more reliable than the approach used now and also more user-friendly and efficient compared to collecting information yourself from multiple sources. The port authority’s CEO Allard ... Read More »

P&O Ferrymasters enters partnership to prepare for no-deal Brexit

A P&O Ferrymasters trailer

P&O Ferrymasters has entered into a strategic partnership with SGS Maco to offer customers declaration services to its customers with the aim to maintain easy and fluid trade in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit. If the UK leave the European Union (EU) without a deal at the end of October, goods may have to be declared to customs and ... Read More »

Noatum Logistics strengthens its position in Asia

A map of Noatum Logistics' office

Noatum Logistics is now directly present in 28 countries, having acquired PT. JCL Indonesia and further reinforcing its business in Asia with offices in Jakarta, Surabaya, Semarang, Bandung and Yogyakarta. The acquisition means the integration of more than 20 years of experience in the Indonesian market, thereby consolidating Noatum’s experience in the country and the quality of service that the ... Read More »

NileDutch goes live with CyberLogitec Allegro

Nile Dutch Africa Line (NileDutch) has gone live globally with Allegro, CyberLogitec’s integrated container carrier operations solution. The carrier, which specialises in West Africa services, is looking to accelerate operational efficiency and harness real-time data for critical decisions and effective resource deployment. In summer 2018, NileDutch procured Allegro, attracted by its algorithms for automated data capture and resilient service network. ... Read More »