PSA and ONE to form joint venture terminal in Singapore

PSA and ONE to form joint venture terminal in Singapore
PSA Singapore (PSA) and Ocean Network Express (ONE) have formed a joint venture company at the Pasir Panjang Terminal, scheduled to commence operations in the first half of 2019. The two companies will operate four mega container berths with a combined annual handling capacity of 4m teu. The Japanese carrier follows the likes of CMA ...
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Jade Logistics launches new blockchain solution

Jade Logistics launches new blockchain solution
Port software company Jade Logistics Group has launched a new business named CargoChain, which it has claimed will “revolutionise” the way that cargo information is shared across the global supply chain. CargoChain has created an information sharing and innovation platform that supports the distribution of previously unavailable data, as well as th...
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Maersk and MSC reduce port calls on Asia-Europe trade

Maersk and MSC reduce port calls on Asia-Europe trade
Maersk and MSC are revamping the 2M Alliance’s Asia-Europe network with fewer port calls in a bid to improve schedule reliability and enable stable and reliable cargo deliveries to its customers. The network changes see a reduction of eight port calls in the network while six extra vessels are added across the ten service strings ...
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Paraguayan container terminal goes live with N4 TOS

Paraguayan container terminal goes live with N4 TOS
Newly-opened Paraguayan container terminal Terport Villeta has gone live with Navis’ N4 terminal operating system (TOS) with the aim to offer its customers greater visibility on its operations and cargo status. The first phase of the facility opened in October 2018 after three years of planning, two years of construction and a US$40m investment mad...
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Liebherr delivers mobile harbour cranes to Euroports Germany

Liebherr delivers mobile harbour cranes to Euroports Germany
Liebherr has delivered the first out of two mobile harbour cranes (MHCs) to its neighbour, a multipurpose terminal operated by Euroports Germany at the Port of Rostock. One of the two LHM 550s was shipped fully-assembled on the heavy load carrier Meri from the Liebherr plant to the Euroports pier. The units come in a ...
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Abu Dhabi Terminals and COSCO agree to increase collaboration

Abu Dhabi Terminals and COSCO agree to increase collaboration
Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) and newly-inaugurated COSCO Shipping Ports (CSP) Abu Dhabi have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the aim to increase collaboration between the two facilities. Located in Khalifa Port, CSP Abu Dhabi, which is owned and operated by COSCO, began operations in December 2018 and has a capacity of 2.5m teu ...
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DP World looks to replace yard stacking with high bay storage in Jebel Ali

DP World looks to replace yard stacking with high bay storage in Jebel Ali
DP World has formed a joint venture with industrial engineering specialists SMS Group to implement a high bay container storage system at Jebel Ali Terminal 4 before Dubai Expo 2020, which begins in October that year. Instead of stacking containers directly on top of each other, which has been global standard practice for decades, the ...
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Kalmar to deliver 41 terminal tractors to Malaysian facility

Kalmar to deliver 41 terminal tractors to Malaysian facility
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed a contract with SPT Services Sdn Bhd, for an order of 41 units of TL2 terminal tractors. The machines will be delivered to the Solid Product Jetty (SPJ) located in Pengerang Johor, run by SPT, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Johor Port Berhad. The semi-trailers will move containers within the ...
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Chinese group Lingang to establish logistics park in Zeebrugge

Chinese group Lingang to establish logistics park in Zeebrugge
Lingang Group has signed an €85.3m (US$96.5m) agreement to establish a 30 ha logistics park in the Maritime Logistic Zone of Zeebrugge, as China strengthens its presence in the Belgian hub. The objective is to cater to Chinese and international logistics players for transportation of parts and components, reefer loads and e-commerce between China a...
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APM Terminals sets operational record in Los Angeles

APM Terminals sets operational record in Los Angeles
APM Terminals (APMT) set a North American  operations record with 27,846 teu handled on one vessel, representing a complete discharge of the vessel for import cargo – and a complete new load of export containers and empty containers. The empties loaded on the 15,500 teu, E-class, Eleonora Maersk vessel, are needed back in Asia to balance the...
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EU agrees directive on port reception facilities to process ship waste

EU agrees directive on port reception facilities to process ship waste
The European Parliament and Council have reached a provisional agreement on a directive on port reception facilities for the delivery and processing of waste from ships. This was based on a proposal by the European Commission in January 2018 as part of the European strategy to reduce plastic waste. The directive sets measures, aiming to ...
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HHLA aims to squash pest problem with converted reefers

HHLA aims to squash pest problem with converted reefers
Unikai, a subsidiary of Hamburger Hafen and Logistik AG (HHLA), has developed a technology that prepares vehicles for pest-free transport to Australia and New Zealand as import regulations tighten. Since September 1, 2018, export goods from Germany headed for Australia, including vehicles that the multi-purpose terminal Unikai sends out, must be sp...
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Montecon orders its third giant Liebherr mobile harbour crane

Montecon orders its third giant Liebherr mobile harbour crane
Montecon S.A has ordered its third Liebherr LHM 800, making the terminal the largest user of the giant mobile harbour crane (MHC) unit worldwide. The order was placed at the end of November 2018 and the MHC is scheduled to start operation in Montevideo, Uruguay in 2019. The crane is Liebherr’s most advanced mobile solution ...
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Tecon Santos orders 30 Kalmar terminal tractors

Tecon Santos orders 30 Kalmar terminal tractors
Tecon Santos, the second busiest container terminal in Brazil, has ordered 30 Ottawa T2 terminal tractors from Kalmar. The facility, which is operated by Santos Brasil, covers an area of almost 600,000 sq m featuring 12,000 sq m of warehousing space and has an annual capacity of 2m teu. The new machines form part of ...
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PSA looks to develop talent for Tuas mega port

PSA looks to develop talent for Tuas mega port
PSA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Singapore University of Technology of Design (SUTD) to develop talent for the future Tuas mega port. The new port is expected to utilise big data, and leverage automation technologies and smart systems with the goal to raise terminal productivity and service quality. PSA, by contributing ....
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Port of Baltimore to spend US$32.7m to dredge second 50 ft berth

Port of Baltimore to spend US$32.7m to dredge second 50 ft berth
The Port of Baltimore is set to deepen a second container berth to 50 ft at the Seagirt Marine Terminal as part of a US$32.7m project funded by the state and terminal operator Ports America Chesapeake. Governor Larry Hogan announced that the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA) will receive a US$6.6m ...
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Maersk introduces alternative to cargo insurance for customers

Maersk introduces alternative to cargo insurance for customers
Maersk has introduced an extended liability solution, Value Protect, as an alternative to cargo insurance with the aim to increase customers’ chance of receiving full compensation if damages occur in transit. Value Protect – valid when the cargo is in Maersk’s custody – covers cargo loss or damage in cases such as fire, accidents due ...
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Terminal at JNPT sets new productivity record

Terminal at JNPT sets new productivity record
Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals (BMCT), a subsidiary of PSA International (PSA), has set a record of 175 moves per hour while working on Hapag-Lloyd’s 9,954 teu capacity M.V Athenian. The facility accomplished this two months after it achieved 155 moves per hour and it has now surpassed PSA India’s previous record of 169 moves per ...
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Medports association outlines 2019 plans

Medports association outlines 2019 plans
The Medports association has set out its 2019 activity roadmap which includes the adoption of common key performance indicators and a “single window” cargo community system. The roadmap includes other objectives such as the extension of on-shore power supply for ships, a training programme developed by members’ training institutes and the launch of...
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India’s first inland waterway terminal begins using mobile harbour cranes

India’s first inland waterway terminal begins using mobile harbour cranes
Liebherr has provided two LHM 180 mobile harbour cranes (MHCs) for use at India’s first inland waterway terminal in Varanasi. Located in northern India, 780 km east of the capital Delhi, the facility is the first of four multimodal terminals being constructed on India’s largest river, the Ganga. The equipment, which handled India’s first container...
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DP World completes Unifeeder acquistion

DP World completes Unifeeder acquistion
DP World has closed the acquisition of feeder operator Unifeeder for €660m (US$750m), aiming to enhance its services in the European market and marking a big step outside of its core container terminal business. Unifeeder, which operates a growing shortsea network in Europe as it serves both deep-sea container hubs and the intra-Europe freight mark...
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HHLA establishes joint venture with Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

HHLA establishes joint venture with Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), have formed a joint venture in an effort to work towards transporting containers at high speed through a tube to and from the Port of Hamburg. HTT is one of two companies currently aiming to develop a functional hyperloop – a system that features ...
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Maersk sets goal to be carbon neutral by 2050

Maersk sets goal to be carbon neutral by 2050
Maersk has announced its goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, aiming to accelerate the industry’s transition to carbon neutral shipping. In order to achieve this, the carrier has stated that carbon neutral vessels must be commercially viable by 2030 and an acceleration in new innovations and adaptation of new technology is required. In Maersk’s...
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Terminal in Tianjin modernises yard with ABB automation solution

Terminal in Tianjin modernises yard with ABB automation solution
Five Continents International Container Terminal (FICT) plans to automate its fleet of 31 rail-mounted stacking cranes using technology from ABB to increase throughput capacity and meet “mega-age” requirements. ABB, working in collaboration with ZPMC, has equipped the cranes with an automation and remote supervision solution and refurbished the equ...
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