TT Club: X-Press Pearl highlights duty of care in shipping hazardous cargo

TT Club: X-Press Pearl highlights duty of care in shipping hazardous cargo
The X-Press Pearl fire has highlighted the continuing problem of ship fires caused by the mishandling of dangerous goods, international transport and logistics insurer TT Club noted. The Singapore-registered container ship had been carrying 25 tonnes of nitric acid, along with other chemicals and cosmetics, when it caught fire near on May 20. Many...
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KLog.co joins TradeLens blockchain platform

KLog.co joins TradeLens blockchain platform
Digital-first freight forwarder KLog.co has joined blockchain-enabled and container logistics platform Tradelens, the first of its kind to join the platform in Latin America. Through its digital platform, KLog provides timely end-to-end supply chain visibility and secured sharing of genial shipping documents, which will be complemented by the globa...
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MSC attempts to capitalise on growing use of Asia-Europe rail link

MSC attempts to capitalise on growing use of Asia-Europe rail link
MSC’s new regular multimodal solution from Asia to Europe, which was launched in April, has moved its first containers via block train from Vostochniy to St Petersburg in Russia. Some shippers are being increasingly drawn towards rail due to issues with getting space on ocean freight services caused by the Suez Canal blockage incident in ...
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Aden Container Terminal upgrades Zodiac TOS

Aden Container Terminal upgrades Zodiac TOS
Aden Ports Development Company (APDC) has upgraded to the Zodiac terminal operating system (TOS) at its Aden Container Terminal in Aden, Yemen. APDC has been running the Zodiac TOS at Aden Container Terminal since 2012 and decided to stay with Zodiac software solutions when upgrading its Zodiac 5.0 to Zodiac 7.1, enhancing its terminal operations ....
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Kalmar adds new remote services for manual and automated container terminals

Kalmar adds new remote services for manual and automated container terminals
Kalmar has introduced new remote services for manual and automated container terminals, featuring maintenance remote support, automation and software monitoring and a remote automation engineer. The services are designed to complement the Software Maintenance and Support (M&S) agreement available for current automation customers. The Finnish co...
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SAGT meets surge in demand with digital solutions

SAGT meets surge in demand with digital solutions
Digital solutions have helped South Asia Gateway Terminals (SAGT) to meet the surge in demand following a sharp drop of transhipment volumes at the Port of Colombo in early 2020. Shipping lines faced challenges due to shortages in vessel space and container availability and, in turn, terminals were expected to drive faster vessel turnaround times ....
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King Abdullah Port appoints new CEO

King Abdullah Port appoints new CEO
Ports Development Company (PDC), the owner and developer of King Abdullah Port, has appointed Jay New as the CEO of the port. The new CEO will play a key role in accelerating the port’s growth and strengthening its role as the leading regional logistics hub, enhancing its contributions to the national economy in line with ...
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ICTSI Rio and Tora launch multimodal import service

ICTSI Rio and Tora launch multimodal import service
International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) Brazilian subsidiary and logistics provider the Tora Group have launched a new service for consolidated import cargos bound for Betim in Minas Gerais. Designed to cater to all industry segments, the service handles different cargo types ranging from manufactured products to raw materials for...
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Hapag-Lloyd adds further 60,000 teu to container fleet

Hapag-Lloyd adds further 60,000 teu to container fleet
Hapag-Lloyd has further expanded its container fleet by 60,000 teu in response to the sharp increase in demand, which has led to a shortage of containers across the world. Severe imbalances – such as with exports from Asia, but also owing to congestion in ports and delays in hinterland transports – are causing containers to ...
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Camco to provide gate and rail automation at three Austrian intermodal terminals

Camco to provide gate and rail automation at three Austrian intermodal terminals
Camco Technologies and Terminal Service Austria (TSA), part of federal railways ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG, have signed an agreement for truck gate automation and rail video gate in three TSA terminals. The Wolfurt, Wels and Vienna-South TSA intermodal terminals currently make use of manual gate systems. Each one will integrate two truck video gates as w...
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P&O and DFDS agree to share space on Dover-Calais route

P&O and DFDS agree to share space on Dover-Calais route
Leading English Channel ferry operators P&O Ferries and DFDS have reached a charter agreement to make freight space on their Dover-Calais ships available to one another, hoping to maintain customer service levels on the route and ensure its resilience. Under the space charter agreement freight drivers can arrive at either the Port of Dover or ....
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APM Terminals Mumbai implements Navis N4 TOS

APM Terminals Mumbai implements Navis N4 TOS
APM Terminals (APMT) Mumbai has implemented the latest version of the Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS) as it looks to drive efficiencies through enhancements in the interactive tools available to its customers. Located in the Nhava Sheva’s Jawaharlal Nehru Port, across the bay of Mumbai, the facility also known as GTI Mumbai is India...
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ITF: Global vaccine rollout needed to stop next crew change crisis

ITF: Global vaccine rollout needed to stop next crew change crisis
Seafarers’ unions have called for governments, particularly those with maritime responsibilities, to endorse universal access to COVID-19 vaccines to prevent the crew change crisis from spiraling out of control for a third time. At present, around 200,000 international seafarers are estimated to be working on vessels beyond their contracts due to g...
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New Carrier Transicold monitoring platform supports mixed reefer fleets

New Carrier Transicold monitoring platform supports mixed reefer fleets
Carrier Transicold’s new Lynx Fleet platform now provides remote monitoring of mixed fleets, including those using refrigeration systems from multiple manufacturers, through a single interface. The solution monitors container refrigeration systems as they move by sea and land, providing key information through a centralised data stream, aiming to i...
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New MSC transport yard at Port of Liverpool

New MSC transport yard at Port of Liverpool
MSC’s new transport yard at the Port of Liverpool will be fully operational at the end of this year, supporting the company’s growing landside volumes and further enhancing its national road network. The MSC-owned transport fleet will increase by up to 40 trucks based at the new site will help the company to offer full ...
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Port of Antwerp moves to second phase of digital container collection

Port of Antwerp moves to second phase of digital container collection
The new digital process for releasing containers at the Port of Antwerp, known as Certified Pick up (CPu), is entering its next phase, based on identity rather than using PIN codes. The process, which aims to ensure safe, transparent and efficient handling, applies to all import containers unloaded from seagoing vessels. The second phase of ...
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FMC to establish shipper advisory committee

FMC to establish shipper advisory committee
Following criticism from shippers over perceived unfair carrier practices and high fees at logjammed ports in the US, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has voted to establish a National Shipper Advisory Committee, where importers and exporters will be able to provide advice to the agency. The Commission will solicit applications from qualified...
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CMA CGM offers biomethane solution to customers

CMA CGM offers biomethane solution to customers
CMA CGM customers can now opt to use biomethane, improving their environmental performance, as the carrier strengthens its ‘ACT with CMA CGM+’ range of value-added services. Working with Containerships, the company’s intra-European line specialist, the group offers guarantee of origin biomethane to its customers. The shipping line has claimed that...
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Missed forklift training and assessments are ‘safety time bomb’

Missed forklift training and assessments are ‘safety time bomb’
Lift truck training and assessment statistics for 2020 reveal thousands of candidates are operating without up-to-date training, indicating an upcoming safety time bomb according to industry standards body RTITB. Statistics from the UK and Ireland’s leading workplace transport training accrediting body show that counterbalance lift truck operator t...
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Hamburg Port Consulting works with Puerto Mejillones on optimising operations

Hamburg Port Consulting works with Puerto Mejillones on optimising operations
Hamburg Port Consulting (HPC) has delivered an assessment study on Puerto Mejillones in Chile, aiming to optimise the terminal operations and strengthen the port’s resilience. The project covers the operational process flow, infrastructure, equipment and maintenance as well as IT landscape of the port, which is located on the Bay of Mejillones, 65...
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Swire Shipping to introduce new service between Singapore and Australia

Swire Shipping to introduce new service between Singapore and Australia
Swire Shipping will operate a new direct service connecting Singapore and North West Australia from June, carrying containerised, out-of-gauge and breakbulk cargo. The service is made up of two loops: the first loop will serve Singapore, Darwin, Port Hedland and operate with a transit time of 12 days from Singapore to Port Hedland; the second ...
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Metrans doubles Silk Road container trains

Metrans doubles Silk Road container trains
Metrans has increased the number of its container trains travelling between Europe and China by 114% over the past year, with the coronavirus pandemic and resulting capacity bottlenecks in shipping boosting the competitiveness of rail transport. The volume and frequency of rail freight traffic between Asia and Europe has increased significantly in...
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TC3 terminal operating at full capacity with eight Liebherr cranes

TC3 terminal operating at full capacity with eight Liebherr cranes
Tanger Alliance has received the last two of eight Liebherr ship-to-shore (STS) cranes at the TC3 terminal in Tanger Med, Morocco, bringing the facility’s capacity to over 1.5m teu per annum. The final crane entered into service in April 2021 while the first two cranes were commissioned in October 2020, with four more following in ...
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