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USA boosts Port of Hamburg’s 2019 half year container throughput

A total of 3,046 containerships berthed at the port in the first half of 2019

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 beginning of the year. The ... Read More »

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 Terminals (APMT), has an annual ... Read More »

PSA Thailand and SCG Logistics launch joint venture

The terminal is located along the Chao Phraya River

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 investment in supply chain related opportunities ... Read More »

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). Business volumes also increased by ... Read More »

ICTSI’s volumes rise in half year results

ICTSI's Manila terminal

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 in Melbourne, Australia and Manzanillo, ... Read More »

Yilport Puerto Bolívar to receive two Gottwald mobile harbour cranes

Yilport Puerto Bolívar has expanded its mobile harbour crane (MHC) fleet to four, with two new Gottwald MHCs scheduled to arrive at the Ecuador facility at the end of August 2019. The two cranes, scheduled to begin operations in November, offer a 58 m working radius, 100 tonnes safe working load, 60 m boom length and are capable of serving ... Read More »

APM Terminals Yucatan to expand terminal in Progreso

The terminal is part of the Port of Progreso

APM Terminals (APMT) Yucatan has announced a significant investment to expand and modernise the Progreso container terminal, featuring a 20% increase in yard capacity. It is hoped that the US$714,000 investment will help to support trade growth and economic development in the Yucatan peninsula. The expansion will also see the acquisition of two new reachstackers and software optimisation with the ... Read More »

South Carolina Ports Authority celebrates strong start to FY20

Ships at Wando Welch container terminal

Last month was recorded as South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA)’s strongest July in Port history, with volumes up 5% year-on-year at its Wando Welch and North Charleston container terminals. The two facilities handled 210,542 teu within the month and, as measured by the total number of boxes handled, SCPA moved 119,700 pier containers in July – also up 5%. SCPA ... Read More »

APMT Barcelona set to receive 29 Konecranes straddle carriers

Konecranes has started to deliver a fleet of 29 diesel-electric Noell straddle carriers, all equipped with the Noell twin-lift spreader, to APM Terminals (APMT) Barcelona. The first batch of 16 machines were ready for acceptance in June 2019 and the second batch is expected to be ready in October 2019. Peter Kania, head of straddle carrier sales at Konecranes Port ... Read More »

Sany Europe: UK customers boost sales in first half of 2019

A Sany 4540 Jacked reach stacker at ABP Hams Hall

Sany Europe has secured several orders for container handling equipment within the first half of 2019, with a total of 15 reachstackers and empty container handlers booked for UK customers alone. UK-Based Goldstar Transport Ltd took delivery of three 4531 reachstackers as part of the expansion of its off-dock container storage across the UK, giving it a total of six ... Read More »