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ICTSI to double container capacity at terminal in DR Congo

Matadi Gateway Terminal

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has initiated with its local partners the second phase expansion of Matadi Gateway Terminal (MGT), located 92 miles upstream on the left back of the Congo River in DR Congo. The second phase expansion will more than double MGT’s annual throughput capacity to 400,000 teu, as the operators aim to establish Matadi as a ... Read More »

Total to supply LNG to CMA CGM’s future 15,000 teu ships

CMA CGM has signed an agreement with Total for the supply of approximately 270,000 tonnes per year of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) over 10 years. This volume will help to cover the supply at the Port of Marseille-Fos, which CMA CGM has chosen for the bunkering of its future 15,000 teu container ships that will operate between Asia and the ... Read More »

DP World widens end-to-end service offering with Feedertech acquisition

The terminal operator acquired Unifeeder last year

Unifeeder, a fully owned subsidiary of DP World, has announced the acquisition of a 77% stake in Feedertech Group, enabling it to expand its feedering and short-sea services into Asia, the Indian Subcontinent and the Gulf trades. The deal, which is expected to close in Q1 2020, is the latest step in DP World’s strategy to build end-to-end logistics capability ... Read More »

New Argentine government urged to analyse transport matrix before modernising Port of Buenos Aires

The port's modernisation is on hold for the time-being

With the opening of offers for the tender to modernise the Port of Buenos Aires postponed until March 2020, the incoming Argentine government should prioritise creating a thorough transport plan for the whole country according to several port experts. Olaf Merk, ports and shipping expert at the International Transport Forum (ITF), part of the OECD, told CM that he stands ... Read More »

Maersk launches Captain Peter visibility tool

Maersk has launched its new visibility tool, Captain Peter, as part of its revamped Remote Container Management (RCM) platform. The avatar aims to reduce some of the daily hassles and complexities of shipping for Maersk’s customers while it assists them along the journey of their cargo. Since its launch in September 2017, over 3,600 companies have signed up for RCM ... Read More »

APM Terminals Moín handles largest container ship to visit Costa Rica

APM Terminals (APMT) Moín has received the MSC Sara Elena, the largest container ship to ever berth in Costa Rica, measuring 300 m long and with a capacity of 8,000 teu. In 337 lifts, exports of key Costa Rican exports, included pineapples and bananas, were loaded onto the Sara Elena destined for Rotterdam. The vessel was in port for just ... Read More »

HHLA sets goal to become climate neutral by 2040

HHLA has partnered with Metrans to deliver savings across the hinterland

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) aims to become climate neutral by 2040 through increasing its efforts to protect the climate and conserve resources. Its already successfully implemented sustainability strategy will now be realised under the ‘Balanced Logistics’ brand as part of the company’s commitment to its goal. Titzrath said: “We are well aware of our responsibility to protect the ... Read More »

CMA CGM to sell terminals and ships worth US$2bn to fund Ceva acquisition

CMA CGM is the world's fourth largest container shipping line

CMA CGM is aiming to raise US$2bn from the sale of terminals and vessels to support its acquisition of Ceva Logistics. Nearly half the funds – US$955m – will be raised by selling a portfolio of ten terminals located in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Caribbean to Terminal Link, its own joint venture with China Merchants Port Holdings ... Read More »

New approach bridge installed at Tilbury2

A 360 tonne bridge has been lifted into place as part of construction of a roll-on roll-off (ro-ro) facility for the new port terminal, Tilbury2, at the Port of Tilbury. The approach bridge is the first of three components to be installed over the next few months by GRAHAM in order to build the ro-ro facility. Peter Ward, commercial director ... Read More »

Qingdao Port buys 33% stake in COSCO’s Abu Dhabi terminal

Qingdao Port International Development has agreed to purchase a 33% stake in COSCO Shipping Ports (Abu Dhabi), a deepwater terminal located in Khalifa Port, for US$59m. The terminal is CSP’s first international greenfield subsidiaryand offers a design capacity of 2.5m teu with 1,200 m of quay. The water depth of the terminal is 16.5 m, allowing it to accommodate mega-vessels ... Read More »