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Port of Salalah sets productivity record following US$31m investment

Port of Salalah, Oman

The Port of Salalah has recorded its highest productivity ever in the region, with its success mainly attributed to a US$31m investment in asset replacement and capacity improvements. The port delivered 412.97 Port Moves per Hour (PMPH) on the vessel Cap San Tainaro, handling a total of 3,820 moves in a port stay of 9.25 hours. Located on the Arabian ... Read More »

Navis launches product to improve visibility of dangerous goods at ports

Navis has launched MACS3 API Services, aiming to facilitate safer vessel visits and improve visibility of dangerous goods flowing through ports. Key stakeholders in the ocean shipping supply chain will be able to access specific loading calculations that can help team members better manage safe cargo handling across the supply chain and improve collaboration and efficiency for the port, terminal operators and ... Read More »

DCT Gdansk receives 14th Liebherr ship-to-shore crane to handle large vessels

MSC Gülsün preparing to dock in the shadow of Liebherr cranes

DCT Gdansk has received its third Liebherr ship-to-shore (STS) crane capable of handling the port’s largest vessels such as the 23,000 teu MSC Gülsün which recently docked at the facility. The new crane is identical to two previous cranes Liebherr supplied to DCT earlier in 2019, with an outreach of 72 m, a back reach of 15 m and a ... Read More »

Drewry: Reefer container availability to remain tight

Reefer container equipment availability will remain tight over the next few years which will impact shipping capacity supply and freight rates at seasonal peaks according to Drewry. Production of new refrigerated containers recovered during 2017 and gathered pace in 2018 after a dramatic halt in expenditure by cash-strapped carriers in 2016. Drewry expects the reefer container equipment fleet to maintain ... Read More »

CEVA Logistics opens new facility in Vietnam

CEVA Logistics has opened a new facility in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, doubling the size of its local operation with the aim to further develop its services. The facility is located a short drive from the Cat Lai container port, close to the two cargo terminals of the country’s busiest airportTan Son Nhat International, and will help CEVA continue ... Read More »

PSA acquires Penn Terminals from Macquarie Infrastructure Partners

Penn caters to a range of multi-purpose cargo

PSA International has made its first foray into the US port market with the completion of its acquisition of Penn Terminals, a multipurpose facility located on the Delaware River on the US East Coast. Penn, which was purchased from Macquarie Infrastructure Partners, offers handling of container, perishable, project, super sack, steel, pipes, forest products and other break-bulk cargoes. Tan Chong ... Read More »

Combination of Thermo King gensets and solar panels help transport reefers efficiently

Thermo King's genset solar panels

Thermo King GmbH has provided B&H Logistik a unique power solution for the transport of reefer containers, combining generator sets (gensets) and solar panels) with the aim to offer an efficient and reliable power supply. Maintaining the cold chain is vital for the integrity and quality of refrigerated transported goods and so Thermo King’s solution offered a solution consisting of ... Read More »

UK government launches £10m fund for Brexit preparations at ports

The UK’s Department of Transport is launching a £10m (US$12m) fund for English ports in the run up to the October 31 to help prepare for the potential new processes and possible congestion which could arise in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. Ports will be able to bid for grants of up to £1m (US$1.2m) each for infrastructure improvements as ... Read More »

Kalmar books large RTG order for Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal

DP World has ordered 15 Kalmar rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes for the Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal (NSICT) in Mumbai, India. The RTGs are designed to offer fuel savings, low emissions and easy maintenance as they utilise a combination of both diesel and electric technology. With the aim to offer further fuel economy and lower emissions, NSICT’s units will be ... Read More »

ICTSI Mexico reaches 4m teu milestone

CMSA is currently undergoing an expansion

Contecon Manzanillo S.A. (CMSA), the Mexican subsidiary of nternational Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), recently achieved its 4m teu milestone as the company embarks on expansion works to increase capacity. Fortino Landeros, CEO of CMSA, said: “More than hitting our targets, this new record demonstrates Contecon Manzanillo’s capability to continuously outpace market growth, and readiness in building a strategic gateway ... Read More »