APM Terminals Pipavav approves expansion plan

APM Terminals Pipavav approves expansion plan
The Board of APM Terminals Pipavav (Gujarat Pipavav Port) has approved a Rs7bn (US$96m) expansion plan, which will upgrade the port’s existing facilities to handle bigger ships. The investment will help to increase annual container capacity from 1.35m teu to 1.6m teu, catering to a potential rise in imports and exports. With the implementation of ....
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Maersk retires Safmarine and Damco brands in restructuring

Maersk retires Safmarine and Damco brands in restructuring
Safmarine will be integrated into Maersk while the Damco brand’s air and less than container load (LCL) offering will be combined with Maersk’s logistics and services products as the Danish conglomerate looks to boost its end-to-end service delivery. The restructuring means that by the end of 2020, the Safmarine and Damco brands will no longer ...
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Port of Montreal resumes activities on its docks

Port of Montreal resumes activities on its docks
The Port of Montreal has resumed activities on its docks a week after the truce agreement between the longshore workers’ union CUPE Local 375 and the Maritime Employers Association (MEA). Within the week, seven container ships called at the port’s terminals and thousands of trucks and about 10 trains picked up the slack to move ...
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Kalmar secures order for four SmartPower RTGs for Cambodia

Kalmar secures order for four SmartPower RTGs for Cambodia
Phnom Penh Autonomos Port (PPAP) has ordered four Kalmar SmartPower rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes for its LM17 Container Terminal in Cambodia. The order was booked in the third quarter of 2020 and delivery is scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of 2021. PPAP’s LM17 Container Terminal, located in Cambodia’s Kandal Province, started ope...
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Major ports and shipping companies chosen to advise UK government on trade

Major ports and shipping companies chosen to advise UK government on trade
The UK Department for International Trade (DIT) has appointed several major terminal operators and shipping lines, including DP World, Hutchison Ports and Maersk, as members of its transport services Trade Advisory Group (TAG). As trade talks with Japan, the US, Australia and New Zealand intensify, the UK International Trade Secretary Liz Truss has...
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Le Havre welcomes four new gantry cranes

Le Havre welcomes four new gantry cranes
Four latest-generation gantry cranes were delivered to GMP – Port Synergy-operated Terminal de France at the Port of Le Havre. The new gantries, which each have a lifting capacity of 54 m under the spreader and a range of 26 container rows, are scheduled to go into operation by October 2020. Le Havre’s Port 2000 ...
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PSA Marine releases new digital solution for sustainable shipping

PSA Marine releases new digital solution for sustainable shipping
PSA Marine has launched a digital solution, Vessel Pilot Communication (VPC), in support of the global movement towards sustainable shipping by reducing carbon footprint. VPC ensures that critical and timely updates on pilot boarding times and traffic conditions in and around the pilot boarding grounds are communicated to vessel masters. This allow...
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Panama Canal extends temporary relief measures to end of 2020

Panama Canal extends temporary relief measures to end of 2020
The Panama Canal has extended its temporary relief measures until December 31, 2020, to further support the industry’s recovery through the COVID-19 pandemic. The extension is the result of continued dialogue between the Canal and industry leaders on how to best provide relief as the world looks to recover from the economic and social impact ...
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First refrigerated container travels from Ethiopia to Djibouti on to Europe

First refrigerated container travels from Ethiopia to Djibouti on to Europe
The first refrigerated container has been sent by train from Ethiopia to Djibouti, marking a major milestone in the establishment of a Cool Logistics Corridor between the pair of East African countries. Carrying 24 tonnes of avocados from the Koga area of Ethiopia, the container was sent to the Société de Gestion du Terminal à ...
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Transmarsa Flota rebrands to PSA Marine Peru

Transmarsa Flota rebrands to PSA Marine Peru
Transmarsa Flota has rebranded itself as PSA Marine Peru following its 100% acquisition by PSA Marine in February. The identity underpins the Peru-based marine services operator’s growing ambition as a leading maritime provider – coupling PSA Marine Peru’s 25-year experience and deep understanding of the Peruvian maritime industry with its parent c...
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New Ivory Coast container terminal commences next phase of development

New Ivory Coast container terminal commences next phase of development
The China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) has signed a contract for the construction of Abidjan’s second container terminal, known as Côte d’Ivoire Terminal (CIT), which is expected to become operational at the end of 2021. The new terminal will be operated as a joint venture between Bolloré and APM Terminals (APMT) under a 20-year concession, ....
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Liebherr achieves two firsts in Argentina with an LHM 420 MHC

Liebherr achieves two firsts in Argentina with an LHM 420 MHC
The first Liebherr LHM 420 mobile harbour crane (MHC) delivered to Argentina has also marked the first MHC ever to be fully assembled with the aid of Liebherr’s new remote service tool. The machine was delivered to Euromerica in Campgana, Argentina, fully dissamebled and due for handover in June 2020. Due to the current COVID-19 ...
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Hybrid electric cranes deliver major emissions savings at Port of Oakland

Hybrid electric cranes deliver major emissions savings at Port of Oakland
A project to retrofit 13 yard cranes with hybrid electric engines at the Port of Oakland’s largest container terminal has cut diesel emissions by 95%. Terminal operator SSA Marine has claimed that the project will eliminate about 1,200 metric tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually from each crane. Ken Larson, crane manager at SSA Marine’s ...
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Operations set to resume at Montreal as strike ends

Operations set to resume at Montreal as strike ends
Unions have agreed to end the strike at the Port of Montreal, which had shut down the second busiest container port in Canada and resulted in vessel diversions to terminals in Halifax and Saint John as well as the US. With the Montreal Longshore Union (CUPE 375) and the Checkers Union (ILA) agreeing a seven-month ...
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Container volumes down 11.5% at Port of Valencia

Container volumes down 11.5% at Port of Valencia
The Port of Valencia endured a tough July, with container throughput dropping by 11.5% as the coronavirus pandemic weighed on maritime trade. According to the port authority, the results are a reflection of the virus’s impact on the Spanish hinterland, as the port handles 50% of the import/export traffic or Spanish countries. Its hinterland stretch...
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Maersk delivers improved profitability despite lower volumes

Maersk delivers improved profitability despite lower volumes
Despite significant falls in volumes due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Maersk managed to improve profitability across all its business segments during Q2 2020, via capacity deployment adjustments and cost mitigation initiatives. Revenue decreased by 6.5% to US$9bn, driven by a volume decrease of 16% in ocean and 14% in gateway terminals....
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DP World acquires feeder and regional trade operators

DP World acquires feeder and regional trade operators
DP World subsidiary Unifeeder has acquired Transworld Feeders FZCO, Avana Logistek, including its subsidiary Avana Global FZCO, and Transworld Feeders, the containerised Indian coastal and EXIM feeder shipping operations of Shreyas Shipping and Logistics. Both Transworld Feeders FZCO and Avana Global FZCO are leading independent feeder and Non-Vess...
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Samskip launches Duisburg-Amsterdam rail service

Samskip launches Duisburg-Amsterdam rail service
Samskip and Nunner Logistics have launched a new direct rail service between Amsterdam and Duisburg as part of a new and far-reaching commitment to shippers using rail, road and waterborne transport services. From August 20, 2020, the new service will connect Samskip’s rail terminal in Duisburg with TMA Terminal Amsterdam with an initial schedule o...
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Port of Halifax utilises Descartes Datamyne to access trade data

Port of Halifax utilises Descartes Datamyne to access trade data
The Port of Halifax is using Descartes Datamyne to access detailed import/export data in its prospective trade lanes, as it looks to enhance business development efforts for containerised shipping operations. The searchable import/export trade database covers the commerce of 230 markets across five continents, aiming to deliver the insight required...
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COVID-19 outbreak hits workforce at Port of Hong Kong

COVID-19 outbreak hits workforce at Port of Hong Kong
Kwai Tsing container terminals have emerged as a hotbed for the latest wave of COVID-19 infections in Hong Kong, with the hub responsible for nearly half of the region’s 74 reported cases on August 16. A mass screening at the terminals found that 34 people, including 33 employees from Wang Kee Port Operation Services Limited, ...
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