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Intermodal online route planner Navigate now operational in Gdansk and Sohar

Lukasz Greinke, president of the board of the port of Gdansk Authority and Allard Castelein, CEO Port of Rotterdam Authority

The Port of Rotterdam Authority’s intermodal online route planner Navigate has become operational in the ports of Gdansk in Poland and SOHAR in Oman. This application enables importers and exporters to select the best transport options for containers they want to ship. Navigate also contains an online port information guide. The tool offers a total overview of the most efficient ... Read More »

Navis automates 31 cranes at FICT in Tianjin Port

Navis has completed the automation of 31 rail-mounted gantry (ARMG) cranes at Five Continents International Container Terminal (FICT), which are now live on N4 and operational at Tianjin Port. FICT was designed with an initial design capacity of 1.5m teu but the rise of megaships and the increasing volume of cargo that accompanies them means that the terminal is operating ... Read More »

Shipping losses fall to lowest levels this century although incident numbers high

Captain Rahul Khanna, global head of marine risk consulting at AGCS

Last year saw the lowest number of shipping losses this century with a decline by over 50% year on year according to Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE’s (AGCS) ‘s Safety And Shipping Review 2019. Only 46 large ships were lost worldwide in 2018, 55% below the 10-year average of 104, driven by a significant decline in activity in the global loss hotspot, ... Read More »

Hull receives new US$4.4m hybrid crane

The Port of Hull has received a £3.5m (US$4.4m) hybrid Liebherr harbour crane that aims to support growing business and eco-friendly operations. The new crane allows Thor Shipping & Transport, which has just committed to a new 10 year agreement, to work on two vessels simultaneously in order to meet the needs of its customers 24 hours a day, seven ... Read More »

Construction of crossdocking terminal begins at Port of Gothenburg

Conceptual illustration of the forthcoming Svea Terminal

The construction of a new rail-connected crossdocking terminal for forest products at the Port of Gothenburg is underway, with operations to begin in the first half of 2020. The Svea Terminal, which is being built on behalf of the Gothenburg Port Authority, will offer weather-protected transloading immediately beside the port’s roll-on roll-off (ro-ro) and container terminals. Export cargo such as ... Read More »

DP World Southampton aims to halve NOx emissions by 2020

The hybrid straddles use 20% less fuel than standard machines

DP World Southampton’s new hybrid equipment that will cut the port’s emissions and reduce its carbon footprint has begun operations. The 12 new hybrid straddle carriers use 20% less fuel than standard machines and, according to DP World, are the most efficient on the market. The company invested in the equipment as part of its aim to make global supply ... Read More »

Xeneta: Jump in contracted freight rates for container ship sector as new contracts finalised

Analytics platform Xeneta has revealed a jump in long-term contracted rates for container ship operators during May, as 2018 rates expire and new contracts push the index upwards. According to the XSI Public Indices Report – based on crowd-sourced data covering over 160,000 port-to-port pairings– global rates leapt by 11.5% across the month, with US rates for imports climbing by ... Read More »

COSCO’s Abu Dhabi Terminal receives two mega-vessels in less than a month

The 21,000 teu M.V COSCO Shipping Solar

COSCO Shipping Ports Limited’s (CSP) Abu Dhabi Terminal at Khalifa Port has received two of the world’s largest mega-vessels within less than a month. When it arrived on May 5, 2019, the M.V COSCO Shipping Pisces was the largest ship ever to call at Khalifa Port however three weeks later the M.V COSCO Shipping Solar dethroned it with a capacity ... Read More »

Total Soft Bank and Globe Tracker to provide real time reefer data into stowage planning

Total Soft Bank Ltd (TSB), a maritime and port logistics software solution provider, and Globe Tracker, which specialises in IoT tracking and monitoring solutions for logistics assets, plan to integrate their solutions for the maritime industry. The aim is to provide real time reefer data visibility onboard vessels and in the cloud by integrating TSB’s solution for stowage planning Cloud ... Read More »