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Exports up at Abidjan Terminal

Abidjan Terminal has ended the Ivory Coast’s 2019 export season with a strong performance in the handling of cocoa, rubber and cashews according to Bolloré Ports. The facility, which Bolloré operates under a concession agreement, provides opportunities to local farmers to export goods to Europe and Asia. Thanks to the Vridi Channel expansion works, the largest two vessels in Abidjan ... Read More »

South Carolina Ports Authority awarded US$2m grant to upgrade RTG engines

South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) have been awarded a US$2m grant to upgrade the engines on 12 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes. The grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant programme will help to equip the port’s RTGs with hybrid battery/genset engine systems, replacing ... Read More »

Hinterland connection between Zeebrugge and Duisburg complete

The hinterland connection has allowed for the regular transport of goods between the facilities

A new hinterland connection between Cosco Shipping Port Zeebrugge Terminal (CSP) and the Port of Duisburg has been completed, which has allowed regular transport of goods to start between the two facilities. Cosco Shipping Lines has expanded its activities as part of the “Belt & Road” initiative with two weekly maritime connections from China to Zeebrugge which has allowed Duipsort ... Read More »

New CEO for DP World UK

Ernst Schulze, the new DP World UK CEO

DP World has appointed a new CEO of UK operations, Ernst Schulze, who will oversee the Southampton and London Gateway container terminals, the Logistics Park at London Gateway and Community Network Services (CNS). Schulze has moved from Ecuador where he had been heading up the development of DP World Posorja, which will sit adjacent to a 100 ha logistics zone ... Read More »

English ports given £10m to prepare for Brexit

Sixteen ports across England will receive a share of a £10m (US$12m) funding pot to help their preparations for Brexit, which is still set for October 31. The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced the successful bidders for the Port Infrastructure Resilience and Connectivity (PIRC) competition, with Felixstowe, London Gateway, Liverpool and Southampton among the winners. Aside from the UK’s ... Read More »

US West Coast ports warn Trump over trade war

The largest ports on the US West Coast have written a joint letter to President Trump arguing that escalating the ongoing trade war with China will create “irredeemable economic harm” throughout the US. The six ports which wrote the letter – the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Oakland Portland, Seattle and Tacoma – handle 38% of all US exports ... Read More »

CMA CGM launches first 23,000 teu LNG-powered ship

The ships will be distinguished from the rest of the fleet by a special livery proudly displaying an “LNG POWERED” logo

CMA CGM has launched the first of its’ fleet of nine French-flagged 23,000 teu Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) vessels, the CMA CGM Jacques Saade, which is currently the world’s largest LNG-powered containership. The vessel will join CMA CGM Group’s fleet in 2020 on the French Asia Line (Asia-Northern Europe) and will be registered in the French International Register (RIF), confirming ... Read More »

SLPA pins hopes on East Container Terminal in Colombo

The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) must keep a controlling stake in East Container Terminal (ECT) to ensure it runs a deep-water facility in the Port of Colombo according to Sagala Ratnayaka, Sri Lanka’s minister of ports and shipping. The existing state-run facilities at the port – Jaya Container Terminal (JCT) and Unity Container Terminal (UCT) – do not have ... Read More »

Gaussin plans bid in second AGV tender for Tuas Mega Port

The Tuas Mega Port Project

Gaussin Manugistique and Singapore Technologies Engineering Land Systems (STELS) will bid together for the second lot of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) for the Tuas Mega Port Project, which will be the largest port AGV call for tenders in history. The calls for tenders concerning the second lot of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) is planned for 2020 and will allow Gaussin ... Read More »

Khalifa Port volumes surge 82% in first half of 2019

Khalifa handled 1.7m teu in 2018

Concessions agreements with maritime giants such as MSC and COSCO Shipping Ports (CSP) helped Khalifa Port deliver container volume growth of 82% in the first half of 2019. The port, run by Abu Dhabi Ports, handled 1.14m teu in the first six months of the year, fuelled predominantly through the MSC concession agreement, which was signed last year. The operators ... Read More »