APMT Callao launches Peru’s first digital customer platform

APMT Callao launches Peru’s first digital customer platform
APM Terminals (APMT) Callao has introduced a customer platform that logs, streamlines and coordinates general cargo operations in the Port of Callao. During the pilot phase, the platform, which was developed together with maritime and customs agents, enabled users to complete transactions 67% faster and operations were completed 12% faster. The ope...
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CyberLogitec launches new integrated container carrier operations solution

CyberLogitec launches new integrated container carrier operations solution
CyberLogitec has announced the new ALLEGRO SaaS, an integrated pay-per-use container carrier operations solution. The SaaS version of the premium ALLEGRO solution is meant to help container carriers enjoy visibility and control of their end-to-end supply chain while paying only for the modular functions that they have selected. Jason Hyeon, managin...
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RAM Spreaders launches fully automated twistlock handling system

RAM Spreaders launches fully automated twistlock handling system
RAM Spreaders has launched a fully automated twistlock handling system, the PinSmart II, which aims to improve an otherwise dangerous, slow and expensive process for container terminals. Container terminals remove and fit more than 2bn twistlocks from shipping containers per year, according to RAM Spreaders, and the PinSmart II aims to reduce the r...
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Tariffs continue to impact Long Beach volumes

Tariffs continue to impact Long Beach volumes
Container volumes fell by 10% year-on-year at the Port of Long Beach as the ongoing trade war affects the US West Coast hub. Mario Cordero, the port’s executive director, said: “The story we saw develop in 2018 was retailers forwarding goods to beat tariffs. “For 2019, it seems that the cargo is all here and ...
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Hapag-Lloyd launches new Africa service

Hapag-Lloyd launches new Africa service
Hapag-Lloyd has launched a new Middle East-India-Africa Express (MIAX) service, scheduled to start in 2019, which will include direct connections between the Arabian Gulf, India, Colombo, La Réunion, South Africa and West Africa. The service will be jointly operated with Ocean Network Express and is integrated into the global mainline network with...
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ICTSI Pakistan launches rail service between Karachi and Lahore

ICTSI Pakistan launches rail service between Karachi and Lahore
International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI)’s Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT) has launched a dedicated rail cargo service connecting the cities of Karachi and Lahore. The cargo service, which was launched in cooperation with the state-owned Pakistan Railways, aims to move goods faster and at a significantly lower cost to upco...
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Hurricane Barry closes New Orleans port

Hurricane Barry closes New Orleans port
The Port of New Orleans was closed for over three days as the remnants of Hurricane Barry passed over the city. The New Orleans container terminal and Ports America terminal closed at noon on Thursday July 11 and vessels were not allowed into the Mississippi river until 6am on Sunday July 14. Rail terminals like ...
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Port of Antwerp has best ever quarter

Port of Antwerp has best ever quarter
Container freight at the Port of Antwerp performed strongly in the second quarter of 2019 with a new record volume which was immediately topped in May. Container peaks in April and May brought the growth rate to 4.9%, thanks mainly to more transhipment to and from all trading regions with the exception of South America. ...
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UK unveils targets to cut shipping emissions

UK unveils targets to cut shipping emissions
All new ships for UK waters ordered from 2025 should be designed with zero-emission capable technologies, in new plans set out by the British government, aiming to cut pollution from the country’s maritime sector. The government is also looking at ways to incentivise the transition to zero-emission shipping and will consult on this next year. ...
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Port authority of New York and New Jersey unveils 30-year plan

Port authority of New York and New Jersey unveils 30-year plan
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has unveiled its “Port Master Plan 2050” which outlines a roadmap of land-use and infrastructure development projects at the port for the next 30 years. The five guiding principles include ensuring sustainability and resiliency in all operations and future developments, promoting regional economic gener...
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Vado Gateway presented to customers

Vado Gateway presented to customers
APM Terminals (APMT) has confirmed to customers that its new Vado Gateway terminal, located in the Vado Ligure Port Complex, North Western Italy, will be inaugurated on December 12 this year. Once operational, the Vado Gateway Terminal will be fully integrated with the existing Vado Ligure Reefer Terminal. Vado Ligure will become the first semi-aut...
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JLT Mobile Computers to install computers at ICTSI in Papua New Guinea

JLT Mobile Computers to install computers at ICTSI in Papua New Guinea
JLT Mobile Computers has deployed its VERSO 12 computers at International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) container terminals in Papua New Guinea. JLT partner Autepra delivered and installed the computers, which are specialised for harsh environments, at South Pacific International Container Terminal Ltd (SPICT) in Lae and Motukea Inter...
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CSP Iberian Bilbao Terminal opens expanded railway terminal

CSP Iberian Bilbao Terminal opens expanded railway terminal
CSP Iberian Bilbao Terminal has opened its renewed and expanded railway terminal, marking the completion of a total 28 months of work. The expansion lengthened all four tracks by 100 m, reaching 550 m, enlarging the storage area from 13,950 to 41,800 sq m, and prepared a stacking area next to the tracks with a ...
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Quay crane waiting times down by 90% at APMT Gothenburg

Quay crane waiting times down by 90% at APMT Gothenburg
The implementation of new standard operational procedures for container lashing at APM Terminals (APMT) Gothenburg has reduced quay crane waiting times by 90%. Using ‘Lean’ methodology, which is being adopted across all of the company’s terminals around the world, a ‘transformation team’ at the facility identified the root cause of the time delay –...
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Hapag-Lloyd orders 13,420 new reefers

Hapag-Lloyd orders 13,420 new reefers
Hapag-Lloyd has ordered 13,420 new refrigerated containers, bringing its reefer fleet to more than 100,000 containers with delivery set for November 2019 in time for reefer season when the harvest begins in southern hemisphere countries. Production of 970 20-ft containers and 12,450 40-ft containers is already scheduled to commence in July. The car...
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West Port Said container terminal receives six new RTGs

West Port Said container terminal receives six new RTGs
West Port Said Container Terminal has received six rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) from Chinese manufacturer Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co. Ltd (ZPMC), representing an investment cost of $9m. Bringing the facility’s total RTG fleet up to 28, the new RTGs were supplied fully erected and entered directly into service. Each crane has a lifting...
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Hapag-Lloyd and ONE to join Maersk and IBM’s blockchain platform TradeLens

Hapag-Lloyd and ONE to join Maersk and IBM’s blockchain platform TradeLens
Hapag-Lloyd and Ocean Network Express (ONE) are to join TradeLens, giving the blockchain-enabled digital shipping platform developed by Maersk and IBM a considerable boost. The world’s fifth and sixth largest carriers respectively join CMA CGM and MSC, which both recently announced they are joining TradeLens. With these additions, the scope of the...
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COSCO announces merger of Tianjin container terminals

COSCO announces merger of Tianjin container terminals
COSCO Ports Limited (CP Tianjin) has entered into a merger agreement with Tianjin Port Holdings, China Merchants International Terminals, Tianjin Port Container Terminal (TCT), Tianjin Five Continents International Container Terminal (FICT) and Tianjin Orient Container Terminals (TOCT). Under this agreement TCT, as the surviving entity, will absorb...
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Contship Italia appoints new general manager at La Spezia

Contship Italia appoints new general manager at La Spezia
Contship Italia has appointed a new general manager at its flagship container terminal at La Spezia, Italy. Alfredo Scalisi previously held the role of deputy manager at Gioia Tauro for the Medcenter Container Terminal (MCT) up until May 2019 and he officially began his new role on July 1. Scalisi will report directly to the ...
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First blockchain container shipped to Rotterdam

First blockchain container shipped to Rotterdam
The first paperless, instantly financed and fully door-to-door tracked container has made its way from Korea to the warehouse of Samsung SDS in Tilburg via the Port of Rotterdam on blockchain-based platform Deliver. The Proof of Concept (POC) has shown that Deliver is able to support cross-supply chain end-to-end visibility for multi-modal transpor...
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HMM to join THE Alliance

HMM to join THE Alliance
South Korean container liner shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) will join THE Alliance as a full member. HMM will join Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express (ONE) and Yang Ming in establishing a new cooperation with four members and a term until 2030. Jae-hoon Bae, president and CEO of HMM, said: “Being a full member of ...
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