Gaussin partners with Aramco to promote hydrogen-powered vehicles

Gaussin partners with Aramco to promote hydrogen-powered vehicles
Gaussin and Aramco have partnered together with the aim to establish a modern manufacturing facility for hydrogen-powered vehicles in Saudi Arabia. As a first step, the partners will study the feasibility of a manufacturing facility and a hydrogen distribution business to serve the Middle East region. Christophe Gaussin, Gaussin CEO, said: “The Mid...
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APM Terminals Elizabeth targets intermodal cargo

APM Terminals Elizabeth targets intermodal cargo
With the US inland supply chain in the spotlight, APM Terminals (APMT) Elizabeth is looking to use its first port of call momentum to expand intermodal cargo volumes to and from the Midwest and Canada. Using a direct-to-rail landing zone section on the terminal during vessel discharge operations, the facility can expedite rail cargo to ...
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Transport bodies warn governments over ‘knee-jerk’ reaction to Omicron variant

Transport bodies warn governments over ‘knee-jerk’ reaction to Omicron variant
A number of transport organisations including the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) have warned that ‘knee-jerk’ reactions from governments to the Omicron variant are putting the global supply chain at risk of collapse. Cross-border transport workers including seafarers, air crew and d...
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Port of Yokohama’s Honmoku D4 Terminal welcomes first 14,000 teu vessel

Port of Yokohama's Honmoku D4 Terminal welcomes first 14,000 teu vessel
The Honmoku D4 Terminal at Yokohama Port has begun handling 14,000 teu ships with the arrival of the APL ESPLANADE. The APL ESPLANADE is deployed on CMA CGM’s Asia Central South America 1 (ACSA1) service route, which calls weekly at the Honmoku D4 Terminal, and offers 35% more capacity than the smaller vessels deployed previously. ...
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Navis launches Lashing Monitor to reduce risk of container loss and damage

Navis launches Lashing Monitor to reduce risk of container loss and damage
Navis has launched the Lashing Monitor, designed to proactively monitor various lash conditions that could potentially damage container vessels and alert vessel crews to safety concerns at sea. The number of container incidents at sea has risen dramatically – on average 1,382 per year according to the World Shipping Council’s 2020 report – which ha...
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IMO criticised for lack of ambition towards zero emission shipping 

IMO criticised for lack of ambition towards zero emission shipping 
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has received heavy criticism after its 77th Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meeting failed to make significant progress towards decarbonising the sector, following pressure at COP26.  Delegates chose not to adopt a non-binding resolution that international maritime transport must reach ze...
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PSA International to acquire end-to-end logistics provider BDP International

PSA International to acquire end-to-end logistics provider BDP International
PSA International has agreed to acquire all the shares of privately-held BDP International, a provider of global integrated supply chain solutions, marking its first such acquisition of an end-to-end logistics company. The transaction from New York-based private equity firm Greenbriar Equity Group is subject to formal approvals by the relevant auth...
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Port of Antwerp further expands its radar infrastructure

Port of Antwerp further expands its radar infrastructure
The Port of Antwerp has awarded a framework contract to Securitas to fully digitalise and further expand the port’s radar infrastructure. As part of the collaboration the 12 current analogue radars in use at Antwerp will be gradually replaced and, in addition, seven radar set-up points will be added. Port alderman Annick De Ridder said: ...
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CrimsonLogic signs MoU to facilitate digital trade flows via Kazakhstan

CrimsonLogic signs MoU to facilitate digital trade flows via Kazakhstan
CrimsonLogic, a member of the PSA Group, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with KTZ Express, a subsidiary of Kazakhstan Rail Company, and local IT partner Digital Silk Way to establish a digital trade corridor to help facilitate paperless trade for the region. The proposed initiative will serve the Trans-Caspian route, which starts fro...
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First Konecranes Gottwald Generation 6 MHC to Genoa, Italy

First Konecranes Gottwald Generation 6 MHC to Genoa, Italy
Terminal San Giorgio S.r.l (TSG) has ordered an eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald ESP.8 mobile harbour crane (MHC), marking the first Generation 6 crane to go to Italy. Ordered in November 2021 for TSG’s terminal in Genoa, MHC has a working radius of 54 m and a capacity of 150 tonnes. Maurizio Anselmo, managing director of TSG, ...
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The Port of Barcelona validates its Innovation Plan

The Port of Barcelona validates its Innovation Plan
The management board of the Port of Barcelona have validated its Innovation Plan, which is focused on sustainable, open, collaborative, demand-driven innovation in line with the port’s strategy. Based on the current and future needs of Barcelona’s port community and the society it serves, the ultimate objectives of the plan are to strengthen the ro...
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PIL to fully repay all scheme debts ahead of schedule

PIL to fully repay all scheme debts ahead of schedule
Pacific International lines (PIL), benefitting from strengthening freight rates and a rise in demand, has been able make an early repayment of US$1bn to creditors. The prepayment is targeted to be complete by December 20, 2021, and will be made to creditors who were subject to the scheme of arrangement PIL entered into as part ...
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MPET and PSA Antwerp order 34 straddle carriers

MPET and PSA Antwerp order 34 straddle carriers
Kalmar has signed an agreement with MSC PSA European Terminal (MPET) and PSA Antwerp to deliver 34 straddle carriers to their terminals at the Belgian hub port. Of the machines, 29 will be delivered to MPET and five to PSA Antwerp. The order was booked in Cargotec’s Q4 2021 intake, with deliveries scheduled for Q3 ...
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Port of Montreal welcomes first direct call from China

Port of Montreal welcomes first direct call from China
The Port of Montreal welcomed a container ship straight from China, without cargo transhipment in the Mediterranean, for the first time in its history. Chartered by freight forwarder Fracht FWO, the Happy Rover docked on November 14 at Racine Terminal, operated by Montreal Gateways Terminal Partnership (MGPT), to unload its containers. Guilluame Br...
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Port of LA seeks proposals for zero-emission truck project

Port of LA seeks proposals for zero-emission truck project
The Port of Los Angeles has issued a Request for Proposals (RPF) seeking one or more teams of trucking companies and truck manufacturers to demonstrate zero-emissions short-haul drayage trucks. A total of US$3m in grant funding is available and the port is offering up to US$300,000 per truck toward the cost of 10 zero-emissions trucks ...
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Teletrac Navman to provide telematics solutions at Port of Southampton

Teletrac Navman to provide telematics solutions at Port of Southampton
Associated British Ports (ABP) has awarded telematics specialist Teletrac Navman a contract to provide end-to-end mobile asset and fleet management solutions at the Port of Southampton, aiming to gain visibility and real-time insight into operations. Following a trial of the fleet telamtatics, tracking platform and connected camera system, ABP Sout...
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LNG equipment conversion pilot completed at APM Terminals Barcelona

LNG equipment conversion pilot completed at APM Terminals Barcelona
The Port of Barcelona, APM Terminals (APMT) Barcelona, HAM and Naturgy have concluded a pilot to test the viability of natural gas as a fuel in port equipment, converting a straddle carrier to natural gas. In the project, which was co-financed by the EU, the results were positive, with a certified reductions in greenhouse gas ...
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Average container prices drop at LA and Long Beach amidst congestion

Average container prices drop at LA and Long Beach amidst congestion
The average shipping container prices have declined at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as the ports continue to struggle with congestion. As per Container xChange’s data, the average prices for 40 ft high cube containers have dropped by just under 11% from US$4,863 to US$4,342 from August to November at the Port ...
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Busan New Container Terminal orders six sprinter carriers

Busan New Container Terminal orders six sprinter carriers
Busan New Container Terminal (BNCT) has ordered six Konecranes Noell sprinter carriers to add to its fleet of 36 units, as it looks to support a growing business. Like their predecessors, the machines on order will transport containers between the quayside and the container yard. Five of the units on order were booked in June ...
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KMTC expands refrigerated fleet with 900 PrimeLINE units

KMTC expands refrigerated fleet with 900 PrimeLINE units
Korea Marine Transport Containers (KMTC) has expanded its refrigerated cargo fleet, replacing older units with an order of 900 PrimeLINE units from Carrier Transicold. The 20- and 40- ft high-cube containers will be used to transport durians from Thailand to Hong Kong and vegetables from China to Southeast Asia. SW Nam, general manager of equipment...
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Financial incentives launched to entice business at Thames Freeport

Financial incentives launched to entice business at Thames Freeport
A range of financial incentives have been launched to entice new manufacturing, clean energy and logistics businesses to locate at Thames Freeport. Applicable from November 19, the tangible economic benefits are available across the three tax sites at Ford Dagenham, the Port of Tilbury and London Gateway’s Logistics Park. Freeports are special area...
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APM Terminals to operate new container terminal in Louisiana

APM Terminals to operate new container terminal in Louisiana
APM Terminals (APMT) will become the operator of a newly planned container terminal and intermodal intermodal rail facility in Louisiana after signing a letter of intent with Plaquemines Port, Harbor and Terminal District (PPHTD). The port and its financial partners will manage the financial activities associated with the infrastructure development...
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Port of Barcelona gives progress report on Intermodal Logistics Terminal

Port of Barcelona gives progress report on Intermodal Logistics Terminal
The preliminary process of citizen participation has begun for the Urban Master Plan (UMP) of the Intermodal Logistics Terminal of the Port of Barcelona. Citizen participation is a preliminary step before drafting, process and final approval of the plan which envisions an infrastructure complex that boasts a ferroutage terminal, a reception and shi...
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