The Ocean Alliance extends cooperation until 2027

The Ocean Alliance extends cooperation until 2027
The Ocean Alliance, comprised of shipping lines CMA CGM, COSCO Shipping, Evergreen and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), has extended its cooperation agreement until March 31, 2027. First launched in 2017 for an initial period of five years with the option for a five-year renewal, the alliance is one of the world’s largest operational agreemen...
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APM Terminals submits design for Poti Sea Port expansion

APM Terminals submits design for Poti Sea Port expansion
APM Terminals (APMT) Poti and Poti New Terminals Consortium have submitted a conceptual design for a first stage construction permit for the expansion of the Poti Sea Port in Georgia. The plans were received by the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia. Klaus Laursen, managing director of APMT Poti, said: “After high-level and...
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Port of Oakland still targeting growth despite trade uncertainty

Port of Oakland still targeting growth despite trade uncertainty
The Port of Oakland is still aiming for growth in 2019 despite the uncertainty in world trade potentially affecting freight markets. John Driscoll, maritime director at the port, said: “The container shipping sector starts the year with uncertainty due to global trade conflicts. “Nevertheless, the Port of Oakland remains committed to a...
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Jintang International Container Terminal implements Navis N4

Jintang International Container Terminal implements Navis N4
Jintang International Container Terminal (JTCT), part of Tangshan Port Group, has gone live with Navis N4 as part of a plan to handle 5m teu annually by 2020. The Port of Tangshan, located on the coast of Tangshan Municipality, Hebei, in Northern China, is the ninth largest port in China and is composed of three ...
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2M Alliance commits to permanent Liverpool Service

2M Alliance commits to permanent Liverpool Service
The Port of Liverpool will receive a permanent call from the TA4 service, jointly run by Maersk and MSC, connecting Europe with several US ports. The move follows the introduction of a temporary call in July 2018, a result from continued disruption at the Port of Felixstowe. Mark Whitworth, chief executive of Peel Ports, said: ...
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Volumes up 5% at Port of Sines

Volumes up 5% at Port of Sines
Sines Container Terminal – Terminal XXI – handled 1.75m teu last year, representing a 5% growth in container volumes at the port. The throughput constituted a total of 22m tonnes, giving the terminal a 46% share of the port’s total volmes across all cargo types. As a whole, the Port of Sines handled 47.9m tonnes, ...
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PSA records strong volume growth in Singapore and beyond

PSA records strong volume growth in Singapore and beyond
PSA International handled 81m teu at its port projects around the world in 2018, with its flagship Singapore facility and its global terminals contributing to overall volume growth of 9.1%. PSA Singapore handled 36.31m teu, representing growth of 8.9%, while PSA’s facilities outside Singapore handled 44.69m teu, an increase of 9.3%. Tan Chong Meng,...
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Exolgan orders four hybrid RTGs from Kalmar

Exolgan orders four hybrid RTGs from Kalmar
Exolgan has ordered four rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes with hybrid drivelines for its container terminal in Buenos Aires. The order, which also includes the supply of a spare parts package for the machines, was booked in Cargotec’s 2018 Q4 order intake with delivery scheduled to take place in late 2019. The equipment forms part of ...
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ABP invests £250m to prepare for a No-Deal Brexit

ABP invests £250m to prepare for a No-Deal Brexit
Associated British Ports (ABP) has invested a total of £250m (US$321.3m) since the EU referendum in 2016 with the aim to “keep Britain trading through Brexit”. The UK port operator has claimed that it has been actively working to support businesses anxious about the event of a No-Deal Brexit and the potential severe disruption this ...
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ICTSI’s MICT receives Philippines’ first eco-friendly RTGs

ICTSI’s MICT receives Philippines’ first eco-friendly RTGs
International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI)’s Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) has received the Philippines’ first hybrid rubber-tired gantries (RTGs), as part of a long-term investment in capacity enhancement and environmental efficiency. Four out of 16 hybrid RTGs have been delivered, each equipped with a 200kVA Li-ion b...
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South Carolina Ports welcomes agriculture export transload facility

South Carolina Ports welcomes agriculture export transload facility
C&M Hog Farm’s transload facility has opened, handling soybeans and other local products bound for overseas markets via Inland Port Dillon, part of South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA). Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO, said: “The expansion of C&M is exciting news that reflects the benefits of Inland Port Dillon for farming and ag...
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DP World acquires Chile’s Puerto Central and Puerto Lirquen

DP World acquires Chile's Puerto Central and Puerto Lirquen
DP World has agreed to acquire a 71.3% stake in Puertos y Logistica (Pulogsa), the company which operates a long-term concession for Puerto Central (PCE) and which owns and operates Puerto Lirquen (PLQ) in Chile. The transaction will be affected via a tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of the business – the terminal ...
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Competition Commission investigates Hong Kong Seaport Alliance

Competition Commission investigates Hong Kong Seaport Alliance
The Hong Kong Competition Commission has launched an open investigation into the newly formed Hong Kong Seaport Alliance – a joint operating agreement between four terminals at the port. The members of the alliance include Hongkong International Terminals Limited (HIT), Modern Terminals Limited, COSCO-HIT Terminals (Hong Kong) Limited, and Asia Con...
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2M and Zim extend strategic cooperation

2M and Zim extend strategic cooperation
The 2M Alliance and Zim have agreed to extend their strategic cooperation to cover select 2M services also on the Asia – US West Coast and Asia – Mediterranean trade lanes. Between Asia and the US West Coast, the TP9 service will be operated as a vessel sharing agreement (VSA) string where Zim will operate ...
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Konecranes wins repeat crane order with Turkey’s newest port

Konecranes wins repeat crane order with Turkey’s newest port
Turkey’s most recent port, run by Atakaş Liman İşletmeciliĝi Ve Tic. A.Ş. (Atakaş Port Business), has purchased its third Konecranes Gottwald crane within the past year. The Gottwald Model 7 portal harbour crane (PHC) was ordered in the third quarter of 2018 and will start operations mid-2019, initially mainly handling bulk and later serving large...
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PSA terminal in Jawaharlal Nehru Port welcomes HMM service from China

PSA terminal in Jawaharlal Nehru Port welcomes HMM service from China
PSA’s Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals (BMCT) has welcomed the first regular service call from Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM)’s China India Express (CIX) service. It connects the facility to Far East markets with calls at BMCT, Mundra, Karachi, Port Kelang, Singapore, Hong Kong, Gwangyang, Busan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Shekou and Singapore before return...
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APM Terminals Inland Services cleared to handle hazardous chemicals in India

APM Terminals Inland Services cleared to handle hazardous chemicals in India
APM Terminals (APMT) Inland Services’ integrated inland container depot (ICD) and supply chain solutions facility at Chakan, Pune has been awarded enviromental clearance to store, handle, transport, and deliver hazardous chemicals in any form. The clearance given by the ministry of environment, forest and climate change, is the first for an Indian...
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Fire breaks out on Hapag-Lloyd container vessel

Fire breaks out on Hapag-Lloyd container vessel
Hapag-Lloyd has evacuated the crew of its container vessel the Yantian Express as a fire, which originated from one container and has spread to others, has yet to be extinguished. The fire broke out on January 3 and the crew were safely transferred, unharmed, to the salvage tug Smit Nicobar on January 5 and 6. ...
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Kalmar RTGs to help boost capacity at intermodal terminals in the US

Kalmar RTGs to help boost capacity at intermodal terminals in the US
Kalmar has signed a deal to supply US-based intermodal terminals run by Norfolk Southern with four SmartPower rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) to help boost capacity. Half of the order will be installed at Landers in Chicago, Illinois and Rossville in Memphis, Tennessee is set to receive the other two RTGs. The cranes will have a ...
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MCI abandons dry container business to focus on reefers

MCI abandons dry container business to focus on reefers
Maersk Container Industry (MCI) has withdrawn from the dry container business and ceased operations at its production facility in Dongguan, China due to challenging market conditions. The company has claimed that the dry container market has been under enormous pressure for some time and it has decided instead to put all of its efforts into ...
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Contecon Guayaquil becomes Latin America’s first CO2 neutral port

Contecon Guayaquil becomes Latin America’s first CO2 neutral port
Contecon Guayaquil SA (CGSA) has become the first South American port to obtain a carbon-neutral certification as it has committed itself to ensure eco-friendly and sustainable operations. The certification, awarded by Ecuador Ministry of Environment and environmental ratings agency, Sambito SA, marks CGSA’s compliance to ISO 14064-1 standards that...
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Port of Valencia to utilise hydrogen energy for container handling

Port of Valencia to utilise hydrogen energy for container handling
The Port of Valencia has become the first port in Europe to use hydrogen energy in its container terminals as part of a pilot project with a total investment of €4m (US$4.54m). Through the pilot project, entitled H2Ports, the port will receive the first machines powered by hydrogen batteries – a reach stacker for loading, ...
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MSC cleans up after vessel loses containers in North Sea

MSC cleans up after vessel loses containers in North Sea
Update (Jan 7): MSC has claimed it will pay for the full costs of the clean-up and has appointed Ardent Global, renowned for its marine salvage expertise, to coordinate the search at sea in both the Netherlands and Germany. The company said it “is committed to continue to search the sea for the containers which fell ...
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Holiday Notice

Holiday Notice
Dear reader, Our offices are closed from 12.30pm Friday 21 December, 2018 until Thursday January 3, 2019. Our next newsletter will appear on Monday January 7, 2019. The CM team wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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