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DP World port manager killed in Somalia’s Puntland state

A P&O Ports executive has been killed near Bossasso Port in Puntland, Somalia in an attack claimed by Islamist militant group Al Shabaab. The governor of Puntland’s Bari region, Yusuf Mohamed, told Reuters that port manager Paul Anthony Formosa was shot by two men disguised as fisherman while on his way to the port. Mohammed said that he was killed ... Read More »

Marseille Fos CEO leaves to rejoin CMA CGM

Christine Cabau Woehrel will become director of assets at CMA CGM

Christine Cabau Woehrel is leaving her post as CEO of the Marseille Fos port authority with effect from March 12, 2019, on completion of her five-year term of appointment with a successor due to be named in the coming weeks. Cabau Woehrel is rejoining Marseilles-based shipping giant CMA CGM to become director of assets, with main responsibility for the management of ... Read More »

Liebherr delivers STS cranes to the USA

Penn Terminals received two post-panamax STS cranes

Liebherr Container Cranes has delivered four ship-to-shore (STS) cranes to the USA, with two being sent to New Jersey while the other two were delivered to Pennsylvania. Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT) received two 69 m “megamax” outreach cranes as part of the terminal’s improvement and expansion plan which will see the terminal grow to 309 acres. The machines, the ... Read More »

HAROPA achieves record container throughput at the Port of Le Havre

Container flows to the hinterland at the Port of Le Havre reached a record 2,101m teu in 2018 despite an 8.4% year-on-year decrease in container rail traffic to and from Le Havre. Strikes at the start of 2018 led to the decrease in rail traffic but the performance of the Le Havre Multimodal Terminal improved with a 7% growth to ... Read More »

PIL and IBM collaborate on blockchain Bill of Lading project

PIL is already collaborating with IBM on the Tradelens platform

Pacific International Lines (PIL) has used an electronic Bill of Lading (e-BL) built on the IBM Blockchain Platform in a real-time pilot tracking shipment of mandarin oranges from China for the Lunar New Year celebrations. With the use of IBM Blockchain powered e-BL, the trial has produced a significant reduction in the administrative process of transferring the title deed from ... Read More »

MSC invests in Portugal’s largest dry port

Carlos Vasconcelos (left), chairman of the Medway's board of directors

MSC is investing in the construction of Portugal’s largest dry port in Lousado, aiming to cater to exporters and shippers in the north of the country. The terminal will have an estimated area of 200,000 sq m and storage capacity of 10,000 teu, following the investment made via MSC’s rail freight operator Medway, which has a 90% market share in ... Read More »

Dynamar: Reefer capacity to fall due to sulphur regulations

Shipping consultant Dynamar has predicted that a lot of old conventional reefer ships will be scrapped to comply with upcoming sulphur regulations while investment in the reefer container segment has increased. As a result of the reduction in trade capacity, Dynamar expects that both conventional reefer operators and container ship operators will receive a boost, for a time at least, ... Read More »

Terminal Puerto Arica implements N4 as cargo volume triples

Navis’ N4 terminal operating system (TOS) has been implemented at the Terminal Puerto Arica (TPA) to help manage a rapid rise in cargo volume. TPA’s volume has tripled since it was founded in 2004, handling a total of 3.1m tonnes in 2018, which led the facility to switch from its in-house TOS to Navis’ third-party N4. The terminal faced high ... Read More »

Unifeeder launches direct service between London and Gdynia

DP World London Gateway offers services to over 110 ports in 60 countries

Unifeeder has launched a direct service between the Polish Port of Gdynia and DP World’s London Gateway facility with the aim to ensure a steady flow of cargo to the UK. Through the direct shuttle, which starts service on February 22, Unifeeder aspires to offer a competitive transport alternative for its customers. The introduction of the service comes after DP ... Read More »

Steady growth for the Port of Tanger Med

Tanger Med Port handled 50.6% of all Moroccan exports in 2018 as combined container throughput at Tanger Med 1’s two container terminals grew 5% year-on-year. The port handled 3,472,451 teu in 2018, which corresponds to traffic 15.7% above the facility’s nominal capacity, and it attributes the growth to the commitment and collaboration of all its partners. According to the port, ... Read More »