First half of 2020 ends on positive note for Hapag-Lloyd

First half of 2020 ends on positive note for Hapag-Lloyd
Hapag-Lloyd has recorded good half year results despite a decline in transport volume and remaining uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Although transport volumes fell 4%, down to roughly 5.8m teu in 2020 from 5.9m in the first half of 2019, Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortisation (EBITDA) increased year-on-year...
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Blank sailings hit HHLA hard

Blank sailings hit HHLA hard
The huge global drop in economy activity and the resulting downturn in the first half of the year due to the coronavirus pandemic has heavily impacted Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), with significant falls in volume and revenue. In the container segment, throughput at HHLA’s container terminals declined by 11% to 3,345,000 teu. Of ...
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APMT set to acquire ALC’s Aarhus container terminal

APMT set to acquire ALC’s Aarhus container terminal
APM Terminals (APMT) Aarhus is set to acquire operations of Aarhus Logistics Center A/S (ALC) as of September 1, 2020, as ALC divests its container terminal to the company. ALC’s decision to divest the terminal to the much larger APMT Aarhus was led by limitations regarding area capacity and lack of prospects of further developing ...
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Plaquemines Port in Louisiana to develop new container terminal

Plaquemines Port in Louisiana to develop new container terminal
Plaquemines Port Harbour and Terminal District (PPHTD) and several potential partners have signed a letter of intent (LOI) to develop a multi-modal container terminal in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, potentially boosting containerisation options for US Midwest shippers. The LOI signing kicks off a six month due diligence period during which the pa...
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Operations back underway at Port of Beirut

Operations back underway at Port of Beirut
The Port of Beirut is handling vessels again, just days after 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate triggered an explosion in a port warehouse, killing at least 171 people and injuring 6,000. Despite the devastation, the container terminal at the port only suffered minor damage and port authorities have decided to restart operations. Raoul Nehme, Lebano...
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HMM joins forces with CMA CGM on TTI Algeciras operation

HMM joins forces with CMA CGM on TTI Algeciras operation
HMM has signed a sales and purchase agreement with CMA CGM for the sale of its 50% stake minus one share in Total Terminal International Algeciras (TTI Algeciras). Although it has decided to sell its own 50% stake minus one share in TTI Algeciras, HMM still maintains its position as the largest shareholder through its ...
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Tideworks’ new TOS goes live at Manzanillo International Terminal

Tideworks’ new TOS goes live at Manzanillo International Terminal
Tideworks Technology’s new marine terminal operating system (TOS) called Mainsail 10 has gone live at Manzanillo International Terminal (MIT) in Panama. The software provider hopes to offer terminal operators with increased flexibility and a TOS solution that can seamlessly integrate and scale to adapt to changing operational needs. The go-live at...
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Saigon Newport opts for new TL2 Kalmar terminal tractors

Saigon Newport opts for new TL2 Kalmar terminal tractors
Vietnam’s largest container terminal operator Saigon Newport Corporation (SNP) has ordered 25 TL2 Kalmar Essential Terminal Tractors through Kalmar’s local dealer, Unico Vina JSC. The new terminal tractors will replace part of SNP’s existing terminal tractor fleet at its Cat Lai Terminal. The TL2 has been built to last with a highly stable bolted c...
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Combilift develops intermodal straddle carrier

Combilift develops intermodal straddle carrier
Combilift has developed an intermodal straddle carrier, aimed primarily for use at inland container terminals which typically handle lower volumes of containers compared to the main sea ports, but still need a machine capable of doing the same task. The Combi- IMSC Intermodal Straddle Carrier is designed to offer a cost-effective customisable solut...
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Expansion of Terminal XXI begins at Port of Sines

Expansion of Terminal XXI begins at Port of Sines
The first expansion phase of Sines Container Terminal (Terminal XXI) is now underway, with another 204 m of quay to be added by the end of 2021. Representing an investment of €16.5m (US$19m), the concessionaire PSA Sines will be able to utilise a 1,150 m long quay once the first phase is completed. In its ...
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Forth Ports and DP World to make joint bid for freeport on Thames

Forth Ports and DP World to make joint bid for freeport on Thames
Forth Ports and DP World have formed a partnership that will submit a joint freeport bid incorporating the Port of Tilbury and DP World London Gateway, the largest facilities within the Port of London cluster. The pair, which are situated in Thurrock, Essex, to the east of London, have appointed Vivid Economics to provide advice ...
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Insurers scrutinise causes of container casualties

Insurers scrutinise causes of container casualties
The number of recent high profile incidents featuring container casualties has led insurers to pinpoint the root causes of the problem in a webinar organised by container freight specialist TT Club and protection and indemnity insurer, UK P&I Club. Overall, the industry loses a relatively small amount of roughly one unit per 160,000 carried but...
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Montreal Port Authority launches public procurement process for new terminal

Montreal Port Authority launches public procurement process for new terminal
Despite being hit by strikes in the last few days, the Montreal Port Authority (MPA) has launched a public procurement process in preparation for the design and construction of the Contrecœur container terminal project. The Contrecœur land reserve was acquired over 30 years ago by the port authority and has been the focus of careful ...
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Vessels diverted following devastating Beirut port explosion

Vessels diverted following devastating Beirut port explosion
Update (August 10): The shocking Beirut port explosion has killed more than 200 people, including several port workers and seafarers and one CMA CGM staff member, and vessels have been diverted to other nearby hubs with the Port of Beirut not operational until further notice.  Since the horrific explosion in the Beirut port area, which ...
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VSC completes upgrade of more than 18,000 sq m at Vostochny Port

VSC completes upgrade of more than 18,000 sq m at Vostochny Port
Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company (VSC) has completed the upgrade of more than 18,000 sq m of storage yard at Vostochny Port, Russia. The upgrade is the latest achievement in an extensive handling equipment and operating facility upgrade programme which aims to increase capacity and improve efficiency and speed of cargo handling at the terminal. VSC...
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Yizheng Port orders four medium and heavy forklifts from Kalmar

Yizheng Port orders four medium and heavy forklifts from Kalmar
Kalmar has received an order for four forklifts from Yizheng Port, a provider of goods warehousing services, which is about to commence a new port project. The order comprises two Essential models with a lifting capacity of 16 tonnes and two heavy forklifts with a lifting capacity of 25 tonnes. The machines will be used ...
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Duisport to invest in northern Italian logistics network

Duisport to invest in northern Italian logistics network
Duisport is preparing to invest in the hinterland of the Port of Trieste, as it looks to strengthen its network in northern Italy with better rail connections and logistics services. The investment by duisport together with the Port of Authority of Trieste and local financial holding company Fruilia will target Interporto di Trieste, a company ...
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Evergreen joins Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative

Evergreen joins Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative
Evergreen Marine Corporation has become a signatory to the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative (SRTI) as part of its commitment to plan a completely sustainable life cycle for its vessels. Hosted by the Sustainable Shipping Initiative, the SRTI is an online platform via which members report information on their ship recycling policies and activi...
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Montecon orders two Liebherr electric RTGs

Montecon orders two Liebherr electric RTGs
Montecon has ordered two large electric rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from Liebherr, the largest to have been built by the manufacturer. The machines are also a first Liebherr RTGs to be delivered to Uruguay and are able to stack ten containers and a truck lane wide and 1-over-6 containers high. Ray Cronin, Liebherr’s area sale ...
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Agreement signed to deepen Lower Mississippi River to 50 ft

Agreement signed to deepen Lower Mississippi River to 50 ft
Officials from the state of Louisiana have signed an agreement with the US Army Corps of Engineers to begin construction on the deepening of the Lower Mississippi River from 45 ft to 50 ft. This project will provide deep draught access to the ports at Baton Rouge, New Orleans, South Louisiana, St. Bernard and Plaquemines. ...
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APMT first to launch fully digital export management system in Russia

APMT first to launch fully digital export management system in Russia
APM Terminals (APMT)’s First Container Terminal (FCT) will become the first Russian terminal to transfer to a fully paperless management system for containers. The transfer to this technology, which enables the digital exchange of legally bending documents with the customs authority, comes after a successful test at the Turukhtanny customs post in...
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Carrier Transicold enhances data management platform

Carrier Transicold enhances data management platform
Carrier Transicold has enhanced its TripLINK data management platform for round the clock remote monitoring and control of refrigerated containers. The upgrade is designed to feature greater functionality, more actionable intelligence and customisable fleet control addressing a shipping line’s unique needs. The enhancements include custom notificat...
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Port of Houston sees decline in volumes due to COVID-19

Port of Houston sees decline in volumes due to COVID-19
The Port of Houston’s container volume has slowed down due to COVID-19 with June’s volumes down 16% year-on-year while throughput for the first half of the year fell 2%. For the full year so far, the port has handled approximately 40,000 teu less than 2019 – which was a record year – with a total ...
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