Largest LNG-powered container ship makes maiden calls in Northern Europe

Largest LNG-powered container ship makes maiden calls in Northern Europe
The CMA CGM JACQUES SAADE, the world’s largest container ship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) has called at Hamburg and Southampton on its maiden voyage from Asia to Europe. The vessel, which has a capacity of 23,000 teu, set a record when she left Singapore with a load of 20,723 full containers aboard before ...
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Hutchison Ports Gdynia hits 4m teu milestone

Hutchison Ports Gdynia hits 4m teu milestone
Hutchison Ports Gdynia (GCT) has handled a milestone 4m teu since the beginning of its operations on March 2006. The 4mth container was discharged from MV DURANDE, which serves Hapag-Lloyd’s North Sea Poland Express (NPX) service. Hutchison Ports has carried out a number of investment programmes at the Port of Gdynia since 2005 and has ...
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HHLA establishes intermodal company in Ukraine

HHLA establishes intermodal company in Ukraine
Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) has established its own intermodal company in Ukraine, offering container transport by rail between the Port of Odessa and economic centres in the country. The new Ukrainian Intermodal Company (UIC) represents an effort by the terminal operator towards a stronger modal shift from road to rail. Last year, the ....
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Marfret expands container rail service with new stop at the Port of Gennevilliers

Marfret expands container rail service with new stop at the Port of Gennevilliers
Marfret’s container rail service has expanded between Normandy and Ile-de-France with an additional stop at the Port of Gennevilliers. The new stop adds to the existing weekly rotation between the ports of Rouen and Bonneuil-sur-Marne, which it has run since 2019. It is now possible to book space on the two legs: Rouen / Bonneuil-sur-Marne ...
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Slight uplift for ICTSI in third quarter

Slight uplift for ICTSI in third quarter
Container volumes across the International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) terminal portfolio increased by 3% to 2.63m teu in the third quarter of the year, as trade grew following the end of initial lockdowns relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the third quarter, revenue from port operations jumped by 7% to US$379m while net income...
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Cavotec unveils next generation automated vacuum mooring system

Cavotec unveils next generation automated vacuum mooring system
Cavotec has launched the MoorMaster NxG, its next generation automated vacuum mooring solution for vessels berthing at ports, aiming to reduce fuel consumption and increase port productivity. The system aims to revolutionise the way ships enter and leave ports, with mooring in as little as 30 seconds to drastically reduce docking times. Overhauling...
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Colombo’s East Container Terminal begins operations

Colombo’s East Container Terminal begins operations
East Container Terminal (ECT), the second deep-water facility at the Port of Colombo, has begun operations with the arrival of the MSC Emma, which sailed from the African continent before its onward leg towards China. The terminal, which is run by the state-owned Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA), is able to handle mega ships unlike ...
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Shuttle service commences between COSCO’s European hub and Vado Gateway

Shuttle service commences between COSCO’s European hub and Vado Gateway
A new Diamond Line VAX shuttle service has been launched between Vado Ligure, Italy, and COSCO Shipping’s Mediterranean hub, the Port of Piraeus. The 700 teu MV ATLANTIC SOUTH feeder vessel made its first call as part of the VAX service at the new deep-sea terminal at Vado Ligure, known as the Vado Gateway, in ...
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Hong Kong Seaport Alliance’s commitments accepted by Competition Commission

Hong Kong Seaport Alliance’s commitments accepted by Competition Commission
The Hong Kong Seaport Alliance’s (HKSPA) commitments, which include a cap on gateway cargo handling charges, have been accepted by the Competition Commission following an investigation into whether the alliance contravenes competition law. Last year, the alliance was launched, comprising of Modern Terminals Limited (MTL), Hongkong International Ter...
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Algeciras Port achieves shorter idle times through PortXchange pilot

Algeciras Port achieves shorter idle times through PortXchange pilot
The Port of Algeciras aims to optimise port calls and thereby reduce emissions through a pilot project of the PortXchange platform. Ultimately the project, which is run in collaboration with Maersk Line, APM Terminals (APMT) and PortXchange, hopes to improve the end-to-end port call process including just-in-time arrivals. The pilot has run for app...
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Contship Italia unveils new business plans for 2021-2024

Contship Italia unveils new business plans for 2021-2024
The Contship Italia Group, the Italian container terminal and intermodal branch of Eurokai, has unveiled new initiatives for 2021-2024 aimed at enhancing its national and international developments. Contship Italia aims to add more than 1.8m teu new handling capacity, including gateway and transhipment capabilities, by 2024 and to reach 50% maritim...
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Manila International Container Terminal receives eight new hybrid RTGs

Manila International Container Terminal receives eight new hybrid RTGs
Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) has received eight new hybrid rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes as International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) looks to utilise environmentally sustainable technology at its flagship hub. Manufactured by Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (MES) of Japan, the Li-ion hybrid RTGs are expecte...
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Camco’s Boxcatcher increases crane performance at MPET

Camco’s Boxcatcher increases crane performance at MPET
The MPET terminal at the Port of Antwerp has equipped its 41 ship-to-shore (STS) cranes with Camco Technologies’ BoxCatcher OCR camera system for container identification and condition recording. The flying camera, hoovering on crane mounted rails, is linked with the crane PLC and captures every box, regardless of the container light path. Camco wa...
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Terberg starts intensive testing of hydrogen terminal tractor

Terberg starts intensive testing of hydrogen terminal tractor
Terberg has begun extensive testing of its first concept hydrogen-powered terminal tractor in the Port of Rotterdam following two years of development. The machine, is now in operations at United Waalhaven Terminals, working amongst conventional diesel terminal tractors, pulling the same loads while being remotely monitored to collect a wide range...
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Carrier unveils mobile cold storage solutions for COVID-19 vaccines

Carrier unveils mobile cold storage solutions for COVID-19 vaccines
New Carrier Pods monitored by Sensitech are available, designed to help customers expand their cold storage capacity along with added cargo visibility to help ensure the life of vaccines. Carrier’s container refrigeration offerings are being combined with Sensitech’s monitoring options to help address the unique challenges of COVID-19 vaccine distr...
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Port of Rotterdam to explore possibilities of green hydrogen export from Iceland

Port of Rotterdam to explore possibilities of green hydrogen export from Iceland
The Port of Rotterdam has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Landsvirkjun, the national power company of Iceland, to perform a pre-feasibility study of exporting green hydrogen from Iceland to Rotterdam. The parties have also agreed to the exchange of knowledge with the aim of exploring new opportunities of cooperation related to hydro...
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DP World volumes up following easing of lockdowns

DP World volumes up following easing of lockdowns
DP World handled 18.3m teu across its global portfolio of container terminals in the third quarter of the year, representing a 3.1% increase in gross volume as world economies eased lockdown restrictions. On a like-for-like basis, throughput rose by 1.9%, mainly driven by Europe, Middle East & Africa and Americas with a strong performance from...
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Port of Barcelona reduces its carbon footprint by 20%

Port of Barcelona reduces its carbon footprint by 20%
The Port of Barcelona has reduced its CO2 emissions by 20% and is planning to achieve further decreases through shore power, electric mobility and use of liquefied natural gas (LNG). The Spanish hub has become the first port in the world to receive a Lean & Green initiative award, promoted  by the Association of Manufacturers ...
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TT Club highlights factors behind reefer cargo losses

TT Club highlights factors behind reefer cargo losses
Analysis of freight transport and logistics insurer TT Club’s claims records over the past three years shows that miscommunication of operational instructions and temperature setting errors account for more than half of all temperature-controlled cargo losses. Almost 30% of these incidents involved a miscommunication of operational instructions on...
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Port of Tilbury backs HS2 development citing rail freight potential

Port of Tilbury backs HS2 development citing rail freight potential
The Port of Tilbury has backed the controversial HS2 rail development between London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds, highlighting the creation of space on the UK’s existing railway network for more freight by rail through its new track and fast inter-city passenger service. Construction on the project, which was estimated to cost £106bn (U...
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Red Hook Terminals modernises operations with Octopi’s cloud-based TOS

Red Hook Terminals modernises operations with Octopi’s cloud-based TOS
Red Hook Terminals has subscribed for Octopi’s cloud-based terminal operating system (TOS) at its Newark, NJ and Brooklyn, NY locations. The terminal operator, which will implement Octopi, part of Navis, at two of its terminals by 2021, is able to handle any size or type of cargo to serve beneficial cargo owners and shippers east ...
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Imports drive record month at Port of Long Beach

Imports drive record month at Port of Long Beach
September marked the busiest month ever at the Port of Long Beach, capping off the most active quarter in the US West Coast hub’s 109-year history, bolstered by a double-digit rise in imports. The port handled 795,580 teu in September, representing an increase of 13%, while 2.27m teu was handled over the third quarter of ...
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