Port of Sines welcomes 23,756 teu containership

Port of Sines welcomes 23,756 teu containership
The Port of Sines welcomed the MSC AMBRA which, with a capacity of 23,756 teu, is currently the largest ship in the world in commercial operation within the containerised cargo segment. The vessel belongs to the new generation of containerships with a length of 400 m, 61.5 m of breadth and a draft of 16.5 ...
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Haropa and local stakeholders sign agreement to boost activity after strikes

Haropa and local stakeholders sign agreement to boost activity after strikes
Haropa – Port of Le Havre and local port-related stakeholders have signed an agreement to try to boost activity after strikes in France disrupted the transport chain in December and January. The commercial measure are designed to help the most severely impacted sectors and are based on the principle of sharing the extra costs in ...
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Yilport Holding appoints new COO

Yilport Holding appoints new COO
Yilport Holding, a subsidiary of the Yildirim Group, has appointed Ian James as its new chief operating officer (COO). Before taking on this role at Yilport James was the Group CEO of Malaysia’s largest port group, MMC Ports, where he oversaw five terminals in Malaysia. In addition to this executive position, James held directorships in ...
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Port of Tyne is first UK port to join Connected Ports Partnership

Port of Tyne is first UK port to join Connected Ports Partnership
The Port of Tyne is the first UK port to join the Connected Ports Partnership, a global data and resource sharing initiative between global operators including the ports of Rotterdam, Gdansk, Helsinki, Hamburg and Los Angeles. The initiative aims to transform the way ports operate through a shared logistics system, hoping to take major steps ...
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Hutchison Ports improves reefer services at BEST

Hutchison Ports improves reefer services at BEST
Hutchison Ports’ Barcelona Europe South Terminal (BEST) has obtained approval from the Barcelona Port Authority to provide a whole range of value-added services to reefer containers. BEST’s customers now have the option of pre-inspection services (PTIs) for their refrigerated containers and, if necessary, to have such containers repaired within the...
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Slight growth for PSA International in latest financial results

Slight growth for PSA International in latest financial results
PSA International managed to deliver a 3.4% increase in net profit in 2019, bolstered by strong growth at its overseas terminals overshadowing a slow year for its Singapore hub. Net profit for the year hit SG$1.25bn (US$890m) despite a 0.2% fall in revenue, partly caused by the de-consolidation of a subsidiary. On a like-for-like basis, revenue ...
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Infrastructure Australia scrutinises East Coast container port deficiencies

Infrastructure Australia scrutinises East Coast container port deficiencies
Infrastructure Australia has prioritised the development of suitable East Coast deepwater container port facilities in order to accommodate large ships that are currently unable to visit due to port constraints. The CEO of the Port of Newcastle, Craig Carmody, supported the independent infrastructure advisor’s identification of a major deficiency i...
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Drewry: Coronavirus medium-term impact manageable for container shipping

Drewry: Coronavirus medium-term impact manageable for container shipping
Despite the coronavirus outbreak delivering a sharp hit to global container volumes and carrier earnings, Drewry expects that the medium-term impact will be manageable provided the virus spread is contained. So far the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on container shipping has just about been bearable, but the longer and more widespread the outbrea...
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JNPT initiatives help to improve dwell time

JNPT initiatives help to improve dwell time
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) has improved significantly upon its dwell time, reducing its import dwell time from 55.55 hours in 2018-2019 to 37.33 hours in 2019-2020 (until January). On top of this, JNPT has seen a 33% reduction in road dwell time and a 45% reduction in rail dwell time. Shri Sanjay Sethi, IAS, ...
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Evergreen Line launches GreenX

Evergreen Line launches GreenX
Evergreen Line has launched the ‘GreenX’ platform in response to the need for greater efficiencies through digitalisation, helping to fulfil its mission to provide the most optimised service to its customers. GreenX allows users to enjoy seamless booking capabilities, providing a digital portal for Evergreen customers to get instant quotes and secu...
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West Africa Container Terminal orders 20 Konecranes RTGs

West Africa Container Terminal orders 20 Konecranes RTGs
APM Terminals’ (APMT) West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) has ordered 20 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from Konecranes as it upgrades its handling operations, aiming to achieve greater stacking density, throughput and productivity. Delivery is scheduled for Q4 2020 – Q2 2021 at the facility in Onne Port, part of the Onne Oil and Ga...
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OOCL calls at DaChan Bay Terminals on its KTX3 service

OOCL calls at DaChan Bay Terminals on its KTX3 service
Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has begun calling at DaChan Bay Terminals on the south bound routing of its Japan Indonesia service, KTX3. The arrival of the OOCL Guangzhou at DaChan Bay marked the start of the service, which calls at the terminal every Tuesday. The KTX3 service consists of four Panamax vessels and its ...
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Los Angeles and Long Beach ports to work closer together

Los Angeles and Long Beach ports to work closer together
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will strengthen collaborative measures on cargo movement efficiency, connectivity, workforce development, cybersecurity and metrics under an agreement approved by their respective Harbour Commissions. Port of Long Beach executive director Mario Cordero, said: “Our two ports are the fastest way to move goods b...
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DP World acquires Fraser Surrey Docks

DP World acquires Fraser Surrey Docks
DP World has completed the acquisition of Fraser Surrey Docks from Macquarie Infrastructure Partners (MIP) alongside its partner Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ). The acquisition complements DP World’s other Canadian terminals, which includes operations in Vancouver, Nanaimo, Prince Rupert and St. John’s. The integrated coast-to-coast...
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Ashdod Port sets target to become self-sufficient for energy needs

Ashdod Port sets target to become self-sufficient for energy needs
Ashdod port company has formed a joint venture with Israel’s Ministry of Energy in an effort to provide for all of the port’s energy needs within a few years, making it the country’s first green port. The process, which will begin this year, will include the implementation of innovative energy production, the use of natural ...
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APM Terminals commences Phase 2 upgrade at WACT

APM Terminals commences Phase 2 upgrade at WACT
The West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) is set to commence the Phase 2 upgrade within the next 18 months to meet growing volumes. The phase 2 upgrade includes adding a lot of new equipment including three additional mobile harbour cranes (MHCs), bringing the total in operation to five, 20 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, three reachstackers, ...
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New infrastructure at Congo Terminal inaugurated

New infrastructure at Congo Terminal inaugurated
Congo Terminal’s new infrastructure in Pointe-Noire Port has been inaugurated, in an effort to help the port in the Republic of Congo become a central African transhipment hub. The developments include extension and reconstruction work on 800 m of the G dock and in parallel construction of the 700 m of the D dock. Congo Terminal, ...
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Maersk wary of impact of coronavirus on 2020 volumes

Maersk wary of impact of coronavirus on 2020 volumes
The COVID-19 virus could dampen 2020 volumes due to the extension of the Chinese New Year holidays and emergency measures to curb the spread of the virus, A.P. Moller-Maersk has reported. The outbreak of the virus has introduced additional challenges and risks to Maersk’s operations and the shipping company has already undertaken specific measures...
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London Gateway secures new feeder service

London Gateway secures new feeder service
A new weekly service, operated by Unifeeder, will start calling at DP World London Gateway at the end of February 2020, providing an additional service for the logistics trade hub. The Anna G will be the first vessel to visit, marking the start of the new service, which offers connectivity from northern England and Scotland ...
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Navis expands into inland freight with Biarri Rail acquisition

Navis expands into inland freight with Biarri Rail acquisition
Navis has agreed to acquire the assets of Australia-based Biarri Rail, a provider of planning and scheduling optimisation software for freight railroads. This acquisition comes on the heels of the Jade Logistics acquisition made at the end of last year, and marks the first step into Navis offering inland solutions to its customers to further ...
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Real-time data exchange between ship and port achieved at Hamburg

Real-time data exchange between ship and port achieved at Hamburg
The Hamburg Vessel Coordination Center (HVCC) has started a joint-digitalisation project with the maritime technology company Wärtsilä and the cruise group Carnival in order to help ensure reliable ship arrivals and more efficient ship handling and port logistics. As a central, neutral and cross-company coordinating unit, HVCC has been optimising v...
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HPH Trust appoints new independent non-executive director

HPH Trust appoints new independent non-executive director
Hutchison Port Holdings Trust (HPH Trust) has appointed Dr. Fong Chi Wai Alex as independent non-executive director. Fong replaces Kevin Anthony Westley, who retired from the board on February 11, 2020. Canning Fok, chairman of the board, said: “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Fong to the board, who brings with him rich experiences in ...
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Port of Rotterdam to collaborate on climate neutral transport infrastructure

Port of Rotterdam to collaborate on climate neutral transport infrastructure
E.ON, the Port of Rotterdam Authority and DeltaPort Niederrheinhäfen are working together to create an infrastructure for climate-neutral transport routes. Freight and passenger ships with climate-neutral propulsion can exchange battery containers or refuel hydrogen in the ports. The partners’ goals include climate protection, improved air qu...
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