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Cyberlogitec launches new multi-purpose TOS

Cyberlogitec has launched OPUS Terminal M, a multi-purpose terminal operating system (TOS) able to handle container and a range of cargo including breakbulk, project and bulk cargo and roll-on roll-off (ro-ro) cargo. The solution also supports multi-terminal operators that run more than one facility including container ports, inland container depots and empty depots. Jason Hyeon, managing director of CyberLogitec Global, ... Read More »

ONE to implement Navis’ Stowman stowage planning solution and Xvela

Ocean Network Express (ONE) has planned to implement the world’s first cloud-based collaborative network for ocean carriers and terminal operators, Xvela, and upgrade its existing stowage planning tool. To begin with, Xvela will be implemented on ONE’s Latin America services before expanding into Asia and throughout its global terminal network. Navis’ StowMan stowage solution, which is fully integrated with Xvela, ... Read More »

China to invest US$4bn in UAE logistics projects

The NAFL has around 390 members

Chinese companies are set to invest more than US$4bn in logistics projects in Dubai and Abu Dhabi according to the UAE’s president of the National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL). Nadia Abdul Aziz, president of NAFL, said: “Logistics business is in for a boom. Many projects are being built for Expo 2020 and Chinese investors are coming to Abu ... Read More »

ICTSI Croatia to “future-proof” terminal

Adriatic Gate Container Terminal

International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) Croatia has drawn up plans for a two-phase dredging scheme that will enable the Port of Rijeka to berth vessels of up to 20,000 teu capacity. The first phase has already been approved and entails the dredging of 130 m of quay over berths one and two, operated by ICTSI’s subsidiary Adriatic Gate Container ... Read More »

Kalmar introduces lithium-ion powered medium forklift

Kalmar is to introduce a medium electric forklift powered by emission-free lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology. It is the first forklift in the medium-capacity range to be powered by Li-ion batteries, and the battery technology will initially be available for several models with a wheelbase of 3,500 mm. The new machine is the latest step in Kalmar’s efforts towards offering an ... Read More »

Dunkerque launches new rail service to east of France

The service will initially run a weekly round trip

The Port of Dunkerque has launched a new rail service to the east of France, the Flandres Express (FLEX), as part of continuous development for its combined transport plan. Operated by Nord Port Shuttle (NPS) the FLEX service will offer a weekly round trip during the start-up phase with Metz, an inland port within the Lorraine region. Stéphanie Raison, president ... Read More »

Port of Oakland warns about tariff uncertainty

Tariffs are squeezing customers who ship through the Port of Oakland according to its maritime director John Driscoll. Fallout from an ongoing US-China trade war could include reductions in containerised cargo volume, he told the port’s Efficiency Task Force. Driscoll said: “Our customers are impacted by tariffs. We’re hoping we can get through this period because we believe the future ... Read More »

Belgium launches digital customs platform to simplify e-commerce

The portal is available to use at the Port of Antwerp, along with Zeebrugge and two airports

Belgium has launched the BE-GATE customs platform, specially designed for the growth market of e-commerce, in an aim to increase the efficiency of customs clearance in the cross-border flow of goods. The portal was developed on the initiative of Belgium’s Customs and Excise Department and is supported by four e-commerce hubs, the ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge and the airports ... Read More »

APMT Algeciras increases terminal tractor fleet

APM Terminals (APMT) Algeciras has begun renewing and increasing its fleet of terminal tractors, with the arrivals of 116 new tractors scheduled to happen by July this year. The introduction of the new Terberg YT222 model will go towards increasing the current fleet by 14 units. The unit includes specifications resulting from suggestions made by the operators, with Terberg working together ... Read More »

Maritime Transport purchases two Konecranes straddles for Birmingham terminal

Maritime Transport has ordered two Konecranes Noell straddle carriers for container train loading and unloading at Birmingham Intermodal Freight Terminal (BIFT) in the UK. The order for the NSC 644 E units was booked in April and the machines will be delivered in September 2019. The machines will be diesel-electric stacking three-high with single-lift spreaders. Remote service support for two years, ... Read More »