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IMO ship recycling convention a step closer to entry into force

India is one of the world's five major ship recycling countries

India, one of the world’s five major ship recycling countries, has acceded to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO’s) Hong Kong Convention, the treaty that will set global standards for safe and environmentally-sound ship recycling. The county’s ship recycling volume considerably contributes to the required recycling capacity and has brought the convention a significant step closer entering into force, with the ... Read More »

Ikea and CMA CGM complete biofuel tests

Ikea Transport & Logistics Services, the CMA CGM Group and the GoodShipping Programme have completed their 2019 biofuel test programme on CMA CGM vessels. The tests followed positive trials of heavy fuel oil-equivalent (HFO) bio-fuel oil (GoodFuels BFO) during the CMA CGM ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT’s North Europe-Asia trip, which occurred in September and October 2019. This latest development follows the ... Read More »

Ports America: Peter Levesque appointed as new president

Peter Levesque

Peter Levesque has been appointed the new president of Ports America, the largest marine terminal operator and stevedore in North America, and will join the company in February 2020. Levesque will report to Ports Amercia’s CEO Mark Montgomery and work alongside chief financial officer Rick Surett and Jim Pelliccio as a core part of the management team. Montgomery said: “I ... Read More »

Port of Duisburg expands activities with China

CRCT has opened its European branch in duisport

Duisburger Hafen AG (duisport) has concluded a framework agreement with China Railway Container Transport Corp., Ltd (CRCT) for the continued expansion of the China Railway Express traffic. Based in Beijing, CRCT is a subsidiary of the China State Railway Group Co. and has a service portfolio which covers the transport of goods, international freight services and the international trade of ... Read More »

Atlantic Container Line signs 15-year agreement with Peel Ports

Atlantic Container Line (ACL) has agreed a 15-year contract extension for container and roll-on roll-off (ro-ro) operations at the Port of Liverpool under 2035. The carrier is the largest one operating at Liverpool’s Royal Seaforth Container Terminal (RSCT) and the port’s longest serving container carrier. Peel Ports is investing at RSCT to accommodate ACL’s new fleet of G4 vessels, which ... Read More »

Kalmar to develop fully electric reachstackers and heavy duty forklifts

Kalmar is to collaborate with Bosch Rexroth to develop fully electric versions of its reachstacker and heavy forklift solutions, in an effort to help towards its aim of offering electrically powered options for its entire equipment portfolio by 2021. Bosch Rexroth, a supplier of drive and control technologies, is expanding its portfolio to develop solutions for the next generation of mobile equipment. ... Read More »

CFO Carolina Dybeck Happe leaves Maersk

Carolina Dybeck Happe

A.P. Moller – Maersk’s chief finance officer (CFO), Carolina Dybeck Happe, has left the company to become General Electric (GE’s) senior vice president and CFO. Dybeck Happe has been recognised as a top-ranked CFO in European capital goods multiple years by numerous leading publications and associations and during her time at Maersk she helped to reshape the company’s portfolio to ... Read More »

New Belt and Road train to connect Gdansk to China

DCT Gdansk has launched the first permanent railway connection of the Euro China Train, which will regularly connect Xi’an in China to Gdansk via the Adampol Małaszewicze land terminal. The duration for rail freight from China to reach the Małaszewicze terminal, one of the largest railway terminals of international importance in Poland, ranges from nine to ten days. Travel time ... Read More »

APMT introduces TOS application monitoring solution

APMT aims to have the  system implemented across all its terminals in 2020

APM Terminals (APMT) has commenced the global rollout of an advanced application monitoring solution which it claims is capable of spotting issues with performance before they start to negatively impact operations. The new solution has been rolled out to 11 terminals with the aim to ensure business continuity, improve terminal efficiency and safeguard consistency through checking that applications consistently operate ... Read More »

ONE chooses TPS Valparaiso to launch Xvela collaborative platform in Latin America

Ocean Network Express (ONE) and TPS Valparaiso have successfully implemented Xvela to help improve visibility and efficient data exchanges between stakeholders. TPS Valparaiso, one of the most important facilities in Chile, was chosen by ONE to be the launch point for its global collaborative initiative. The terminal will be able to streamline communication between ONE’s planners and terminal operators, collaborating ... Read More »