Maersk to acquire LF Logistics

Maersk to acquire LF Logistics
A.P. Moller-Maersk has reached an agreement to acquire LF Logistics, a Hong Kong-based contract logistics company with premium capabilities within omnichannel fulfilment services, e-commerce, and inland transport in the Asia-Pacific region. With the intended acquisition, Maersk will add 223 warehouses to its existing portfolio, bringing the total n...
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Gaussin partners with Terminal du Grand Ouest to test hydrogen-powered tractor

Gaussin partners with Terminal du Grand Ouest to test hydrogen-powered tractor
Gaussin and Terminal du Grand Ouest (TGO), concessionaire and sole operator of the Montoir-based Multipurpose Cargo and Container Terminal (MCCT) near SaintNazaire, France, are partnering to test the first hydrogen-powered heavy handling tractor. These full-scale tests of the unit, which will consume around 10 kg of hydrogen per day, will take plac...
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VICT expands its automated stacking crane fleet

VICT expands its automated stacking crane fleet
International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI)’s Victoria International Container Terminal (ICTSI) has taken delivery of six new automated container carriers (ACC) from Kalmar. The acquisition saw VICT expand its fleet to a total of 17 units, further enhancing its container movement between automated ship-to-shore (STS) cranes on the termin...
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MSC makes €5.7bn offer for Bolloré Africa Logistics

MSC makes €5.7bn offer for Bolloré Africa Logistics
MSC has made an offer of €5.7bn (US$6.4bn) to acquire 100% of Bolloré Africa Logistics comprising all of the Bolloré Group’s transport and logistics activities in Africa where it is the market leader. The French company has granted MSC exclusivity until March 31, 2022, to submit a put option further to an additional due diligence ...
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Port of Rotterdam to study possibilities of installing more shore-based power

Port of Rotterdam to study possibilities of installing more shore-based power
The Port of Rotterdam Authority and the municipality of Rotterdam have commenced studies at various terminals at the port to introduce shore-based power to the container, cruise and liquid bulk sectors. Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam (ECT), APM Terminals (APMT) Maasvlakte II, Vopack and Cruiseport Rotterdam terminals are all closely involved in the...
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Port of Long Beach partners with tech firm on cargo data tool

Port of Long Beach partners with tech firm on cargo data tool
The Port of Long Beach is partnering with tech consulting firm UNCOMN to launch a free-to-stakeholder cargo visibility service software, hoping to enable better planning of shipments and reductions in delays. A soft launch of the tool, which is named the Supply Chain Information Highway, is expected in February 2022. The software aims to help ...
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ICTSI vaccinates 90% of workforce

ICTSI vaccinates 90% of workforce
More than 9,700 of the International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) Group’s employees, approximately 90% of its workforce, has been partially or fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of October 31, 2021. The company noted that the high vaccination rate is a reflection of its successful informational campaign and employees’ strong team spri...
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Project44: Container ports in Europe and the US still struggling from congestion

Project44: Container ports in Europe and the US still struggling from congestion
Port congestion is improving at the UK’s main port of Felixstowe although leading container ports in Europe and the US are still struggling according to data from project44. The situation is somewhat improving at Felixstowe and Rotterdam in Northern Europe as well as at Savannah on the US East Coast although congestion is still particularly ...
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Port of Houston surpasses 3m teu

Port of Houston surpasses 3m teu
The Port of Houston has surpassed 3m teu, with volumes up 16% year-to-date through November to reach just over 3.1m teu. November has been the ninth consecutive month of double-digit growth in containers for the port, up 20% more than the same month last year at 314,576 teu. Roger Guenther, executive director at Port Houston, ...
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Hamburg Port Authority starts construction of additional shore power facilities

Hamburg Port Authority starts construction of additional shore power facilities
Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) has been commissioned by the city of Hamburg’s legislature to supervise the planning and construction of shore-based power facilities at Burchardkai, Tollerort and Eurogate container terminals. Additionally, HPA will also be responsible for the planning and construction of shore-based power facilities at Steinwerder and...
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ICTSI’s Contecon Manzanillo to embark on US$230m expansion in 2022

ICTSI's Contecon Manzanillo to embark on US$230m expansion in 2022
International Container Terminal Services Inc.’s (ICTSI) Contecon Manzanillo (CMSA) is set to invest US$230m to expand the terminal’s facilities and further improve its infrastructure to serve the Port of Manzanillo’s growing maritime traffic. The project will expand the terminal’s capacity by 300,000 teu and reaffirms ICTSI’s confidence in Mexico...
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2M Alliance consolidates Felixstowe and Rotterdam calls

2M Alliance consolidates Felixstowe and Rotterdam calls
Maersk and MSC are consolidating port calls at Felixstowe and Rotterdam on two of the 2M Alliance’s Far East Asia to North Europe services, as the carriers look to improve schedule reliability amidst exceptional waiting times and congestion. As a first measure, the shipping lines will consolidate the AE1 Felixstowe port call with the AE55, ...
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Saudi Global Ports wins concession to run Riyadh Dry Port Ecosystem

Saudi Global Ports wins concession to run Riyadh Dry Port Ecosystem
Saudi Global Ports (SGP) has been awarded a concession by Saudi Railway Company (SAR) to develop and operate the Riyadh Dry Port Ecosystem (RDP), which comprises of three facilities in Riyadh and Dammam. SGP, the container terminal operator in King Abdul Aziz Port Dammam, was successful in a public private partnership tender process under the ...
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Maritime industry groups release Dangerous Goods Warehousing white paper

Maritime industry groups release Dangerous Goods Warehousing white paper
Four maritime industry groups have collaborated to develop a Dangerous Goods Warehousing White Paper in response to an increased volume of dangerous goods transported in containers and the occurrence of related incidents. The International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA), International Vessel Owners Dangerous Goods Association (IVOD...
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DP World signs agreement with DRC government to develop deep-sea port

DP World signs agreement with DRC government to develop deep-sea port
DP World and the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo have signed a collaboration agreement for the development of a deep-sea port at Banana. This paves the way for the terminal operator to begin construction of the DRC’s first deep-sea port within 12 months, which will be located at Banana along the country’s 37 ...
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Visy reports strong demand for new OCR use cases

Visy reports strong demand for new OCR use cases
Terminals have re-evaluated their business processes during the pandemic, resulting in significant demand for new use cases according to optical character recognition (OCR) and gate operating system (GOS) specialist Visy. Visy’s Automatic Damage Detection System (ADDS) is the world’s first such system using vision technology. Traditional OCR system...
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Tariffs at Port of Rotterdam agreed for next three years

Tariffs at Port of Rotterdam agreed for next three years
Deltalinqs, the Association of Rotterdam Shipbrokers (VRC) and the Port of Rotterdam Authority have reached agreement on the port tariffs for the next three years, keeping them in line with inflation. The indexation of the port tariffs for 2022 amounts to 2.5%. For the two subsequent years, these amount to 2.4% and 2.3%, respectively. The ...
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CMA CGM acquires most of Ingram Micro’s commerce and lifestyle activities

CMA CGM acquires most of Ingram Micro's commerce and lifestyle activities
CMA CGM has acquired most of US-based Ingram Micro’s Commerce & Lifecycle Service activities (CLS) to accelerate the Group’s supply chain capabilities in contract logistics. The transaction includes Ingram Micro’s Shipware, a cloud-based logistics technology platform, and technology forward logistics businesses in North America, Europe, Latin A...
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Cargotec and Konecranes propose divestments to satisfy competition concerns

Cargotec and Konecranes propose divestments to satisfy competition concerns
Cargotec and Konecranes have submitted a remedy package to the European Commission committing to divest Konecranes’ Lift Truck business and Cargotec’s Kalmar Automation Solutions, as the pair seek to mitigate competition authority’s concerns. According to the Finnish companies, the proposed divestitures would eliminate overlaps between the pa...
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Port of Limassol implements DP World’s Cargoes TOS+ solution

Port of Limassol implements DP World's Cargoes TOS+ solution
The Port of Limassol in Cyprus has completed the implementation of the Cargoes by DP World TOS+ solution, helping to increase its productivity. Cargoes TOS+ has replaced the previous bulk and container solutions at the terminal and is now handling container, general cargo and roll-on roll-off (ro-ro) activity. Nawaf Abdulla, CEO of DP World Limasso...
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First container vessel handled at HHLA Trieste

First container vessel handled at HHLA Trieste
Piattaforma Logistica Trieste (PLT), a multi-purpose terminal operated by Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), has welcomed its first container vessel. The OPS Hamburg is deployed on CMA CGM’s TMX3 service, which connects Turkey with the Adriatic Sea on a weekly basis, and was handled fast and efficiently at PLT. Antonio Barbara, managing direct...
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ICTSI rolls out upgrades at flagship Manila hub

ICTSI rolls out upgrades at flagship Manila hub
International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has rolled out improvements and upgrades at its flagship Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), fast-tracking the second phase of development of Berths 7 and 8. This will add full back-up areas for the future Berths 9 and 10, while the operator is likewise refurbishing Berths 1 to 5 a...
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Port of Savannah expands its annual capacity

Port of Savannah expands its annual capacity
The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) board has approved the purchase of nine additional rubber-tyred gantries (RTGs) for the Port of Savannah with the aim to add 1.6m teu in new annual capacity by June. Port of Savannah received five new RTGs on December 3 and this additional purchase will see a total of 29 RTGs ...
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DP World Chile’s terminals certified as using 100% renewable energy

DP World Chile's terminals certified as using 100% renewable energy
DP World Chile has secured the first renewable energy certification for a port operator in South America, confirming it uses 100% renewable electrical energy across its ports. The certification — endorsed by Ernst and Young — was awarded by the Chilean energy firm Colbun. The terminal operator worked with the energy group ENEL for over ...
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