Awake.AI to provide vessel schedule estimates for Finnish ports

Awake.AI to provide vessel schedule estimates for Finnish ports
Awake.AI has won the tender to provide vessel schedule estimates for Finnish ports through Fintraffic Vessel Services, helping to improve the competitiveness of Finnish maritime logistics. The new Port Call Time Stamp and Estimation Service for port operators and authorities will boost the efficiency of port operators’ routine activities, support t...
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CMA CGM extends lease at terminal in Kaohsiung by 20 years

CMA CGM extends lease at terminal in Kaohsiung by 20 years
CMA CGM has signed a 20-year terminal lease extension agreement with Taiwan International Ports Corporation for its facility CMA CGM Kaohsiung Terminal. Sam Chou, general manager of CMA CGM Kaohsiung Terminal said: “Our renewed terminal lease that runs till 2040 is currently the longest contractual commitment made by a foreign entity in Kaohsiung P...
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Modern Terminals commits to be carbon neutral by 2050

Modern Terminals commits to be carbon neutral by 2050
Modern Terminals aims to eliminate direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 and to become carbon neutral by 2050 as part of its sustainability strategy. The strategy includes long-term goals for all the company’s five sustainability pillars – corporate governance, people, health and safety, environment, and community involvement. Horace Lo, gr...
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Port of Montreal receives two new post-Panamax electric gantry cranes

Port of Montreal receives two new post-Panamax electric gantry cranes
The Port of Montreal’s Cast Terminal has received the first two of four post-Panamax electric gantry cranes, with the remaining two due for delivering in the first quarter of next year. Built in Ireland by Liebherr Container Cranes, it is hoped that the machines will enable terminal operator Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership (MGTP) to benefit...
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Vessel with high air quality system joins CMA CGM’s fleet

Vessel with high air quality system joins CMA CGM’s fleet
CMA CGM has added the CMA CGM ZEPHYR, the company’s first of five 15,000 teu ships equipped with an Advanced Air Quality System (AAQS), into its fleet. The vessel begun its maiden voyage on August 31 on the CIMEX 5 line connecting Asia and the Gulf following its naming ceremony at the Hudong Zhongshua Shipyard in ...
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APM Terminals Apapa introduces berthing window service

APM Terminals Apapa introduces berthing window service
APM Terminals (APMT) Apapa has introduced a berthing window service, aiming to reduce the waiting time for ships and help consignees take prompt delivery of their consignments at the port. The first berthing window for the WAF/MWX service (operated by Hapag Lloyd, CMA CGM and Arkas) was launched last week with the arrival of the ...
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Yilport Holding records 18% container growth in first half of 2021

Yilport Holding records 18% container growth in first half of 2021
Yilport Holding saw 18% growth in container volumes across its 22 terminals in the first half of 2021, handling a total of 2.5m teu. The company also reached over 15m teu consolidated annual container handling in 2021 through its global portfolio. Its global portfolio also recorded just under 5.5m tonnes of general cargo volume, up ...
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Mitsui receives grant to develop RTG powered by hydrogen fuel cell

Mitsui receives grant to develop RTG powered by hydrogen fuel cell
Mitsui E&S Machinery (MES-M) has received a grant to develop a rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) crane powered by a hydrogen fuel cell power module, in an effort to work towards the decarbonisation of port operations. Preparation is ongoing and the initial demonstration of the zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell driven RTG is scheduled to be completed by...
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OVL partners with ConexBird to gain container insight

OVL partners with ConexBird to gain container insight
ConexBird Oy is set to generate container insight for O.V. Lahtinen Oy (OVL) which will help keep the company’s fleet costs down. OVL, which offers shippers, lessees and other stakeholders a variety of intermodal solutions through its portfolio of container sale, lease and transport services, sees this commercial relationship with ConexBird as the...
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Hapag-Lloyd orders further 75,000 teu to help ease container shortage

Hapag-Lloyd orders further 75,000 teu to help ease container shortage
Hapag-Lloyd has ordered another 75,000 teu in an effort to further ease the scarcity of empty containers. The containers will be manufactured in China and delivered to Hapag-Lloyd within the fourth quarter of 2021. Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd, said: “While the normal turnaround time for our containers lies at 50 days, we currently ...
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Xeneta: rising long-term rates and port congestion worsen cargo owner woes

Xeneta: rising long-term rates and port congestion worsen cargo owner woes
Long-term contracted ocean freight rates are 86% higher than at this point last year after another month of high demand, over-stretched infrastructure and difficult negotiations for shippers according to data from freight rate benchmarking company Xeneta. Data from the Oslo-based company, which crowd sources real-time rates from leading shippers, s...
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Port of Santos records impressive growth in container volumes

Port of Santos records impressive growth in container volumes
Double digit container growth at the Port of Santos in July has seen the Santos Port Authority (SPA) adjust its projection for 2021 to 4.8m teu. July’s container volumes grew 23% year-on-year, handling 397,314 teu, and brought the overall year-to-date volume to 2.8m which represents a growth of 19%. Marcelo Ribeiro, director of operations at ...
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Poland’s CLIP Intermodal Terminal adds three Kuenz RMGs to fleet

Poland’s CLIP Intermodal Terminal adds three Kuenz RMGs to fleet
The assembly of three Kuenz rail-mounted gantry (RMG) cranes is almost complete at CLIP intermodal terminal in Swarzędz, Poland, to help handle containers, semi-trailers and swap bodies. Once the investment is complete, the CLIP logistics hub in Wielkopolska will be able to reload eight intermodal trains at the same time. The 40 tonne intermodal cr...
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China Merchants Port Holdings appoints new managing director

China Merchants Port Holdings appoints new managing director
The board of directors of China Merchants Port Holdings (CMPort) has appointed Wang Xiufeng as executive director and managing director of the company, who succeeds Bai Jingtao. Xiufeng, a senior accountant and senior engineer, is also CEO of China Merchants Port Group. During his career, he has served as the chairman and general manager of ...
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Cargoes TOS+ launches auto gate and IoT solutions

Cargoes TOS+ launches auto gate and IoT solutions
Cargoes TOS+, a cloud-based terminal operating system (TOS), has announced the delivery of auto gate system (AGS) and Terminal Internet of Things (TIoT) solutions that are currently being deployed to several customers around the world. The TOS, also known as Zodiac, is an integrated platform encompassing all IT and operational systems under one umb...
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Liebherr launches subscription service for remote service tools

Liebherr launches subscription service for remote service tools
Liebherr has enhanced its remote service portfolio with XpertAssist, an annual subscription-based service, which combines several service tools aiming to provide increased availability, longer service life, reduced repair times and lower costs. The service combines real-time expert advice from technicians with a wide range of technical tools throug...
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Operations resume at Ningbo Meishan Island International Container Terminal

Operations resume at Ningbo Meishan Island International Container Terminal
Ningbo Meishan Island International Container Terminal (MSICT) has resumed operations after two weeks of lockdown restrictions due to a COVID-19 outbreak. Container gate-in, gate-out and vessel berthing resumed operations from August 25, while trucking related to empty or laden from/to Meishan Port has been gradually reopened. Operations at the Nin...
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Maersk to begin using large carbon neutral methanol vessels in 2024

Maersk to begin using large carbon neutral methanol vessels in 2024
Maersk will introduce the first of eight 16,000 teu capacity container vessels capable of being operated on carbon neutral methanol from the first quarter of 2024, as the carrier looks to decarbonise its fleet. The ships will replace older vessels, generating annual CO2 emissions savings of around 1m tonnes while offering customers carbon neutral o...
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ONE opens dedicated container depot in the Port of Hamburg

ONE opens dedicated container depot in the Port of Hamburg
Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd (ONE) and Universal Container Services GmbH (UCS) have opened a dedicated ONE container depot in the Port of Hamburg. The new depot follows the success of the partners’ dedicated ONE depot in Rotterdam, which opened in 2019. Johan Pijpers, manager of inland operations and procurement at ONE, said: “Depot yard ...
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Adani acquires minority stake in Gangavaram Port

Adani acquires minority stake in Gangavaram Port
Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) has received approval from the Andhra Pradesh Maritime Board for its proposed acquisition of a 10.4% stake in Gangavaram Port Limited (GPL). The deal, which is worth Rs. 645 crore (US$90m), gives India’s leading private operator a minority share in GPL, a specialist dry bulk and break bulk ...
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Maersk opens Inland Container Depot at Novorossiysk, Russia

Maersk opens Inland Container Depot at Novorossiysk, Russia
A.P. Moller-Maersk has opened its first Russian Inland Container Deport (ICD) 10 km away from Novorossiysk, the largest port on the Black Sea. The new ICD operates two rail services which total 570 m and is equipped with fertilisers, liquid cargoes as well as general and palletised cargo handling facilities. Zsolt Katona, head of Maersk ...
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project44: Ningbo disruption not as bad as Yantian

project44: Ningbo disruption not as bad as Yantian
Despite a decrease in port calls, the effects of the shutdown of the Meishan terminal at the Port of Ningbo-Zhoushan are not nearly as significant as the Yantian closure in May, according to data from supply chain visibility platform project44. On August 11, operations were halted at Ningbo Meidong Container Terminal, which handles around one ...
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Container volumes at Port of Los Angeles on the rise

Container volumes at Port of Los Angeles on the rise
The Port of Los Angeles saw container throughput increase 4% year-on-year in July, handling 890,800 teu, thanks to US consumer purchasing which began to build momentum last summer. The surge in US consumer purchasing has resulted in 12 consecutive months of year-on-year growth at the port. Port of Los Angeles executive director Gene Seroka said: .....
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