DP World registers strong half year results

DP World registers strong half year results
DP World enjoyed a strong first six months of 2021 with EBITDA growing 18% year-on-year, benefiting from high consumer spending and a rebound in global trade. In the first half of the year, the operator handled 38.6m teu across its global portfolio, helping revenue rise by 21%, supported by acquisitions and strong growth in India, ...
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HHLA receives additional funding toward the TransHyDE hydrogen project

HHLA receives additional funding toward the TransHyDE hydrogen project
Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) has received an additional €2.3m (US$2.7m) from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to test new transportation technologies for green hydrogen. The BMBF will fund three key hydrogen projects as part of the implementation of the National Hydrogen Strategy to facilitate Germany’s transit...
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TecPlata to link Port of Santa Fe to Brazil and Asia

TecPlata to link Port of Santa Fe to Brazil and Asia
TecPlata is collaborating with the Sta. Fe Port Administrative Entity for a new feeder service to connect the Port of Santa Fe to Brazil and Asia. The Argentine subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), operating at the Port of La Plata, will receive a minimum of two calls per month using 500 teu ...
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CMA CGM opens larger container depot in Indonesia

CMA CGM opens larger container depot in Indonesia
CMA CGM group has opened its fourth and largest container depot in Cakung, Jakarta, demonstrating the group’s commitment to go the “extra mile” for Indonesian shippers. The Cakung depot occupies a space of 35,000 sq m and as CMA CGM’s Marunda (Jakarta) facility now operating at full capacity, the new depot’s opening is timely in ...
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BOXBAY high bay storage trial completed at Jebel Ali

BOXBAY high bay storage trial completed at Jebel Ali
DP World has completed testing of the BOXBAY high bay storage concept at the first full-size facility constructed at Jebel Ali port in Dubai, with more than 63,000 container moves completed. According to the operator, the test exceeded expectations with the system faster and more energy efficient than anticipated. The system, which can hold 792 ...
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Fall in piracy leads to reduction of Indian Ocean risk area

Fall in piracy leads to reduction of Indian Ocean risk area
With Somali piracy on a continued downward trend, the geographic boundaries of the ‘High Risk Area’ (HRA) for piracy in the Indian Ocean have been reduced by leading shipping organisations. The new boundaries, agreed by BIMCO, ICS, Intercargo, Intertanko and OCIMF on behalf of global shipping and oil industries, will be reduced on September 1, ...
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Santos Brasil enjoys 31% container volume growth

Santos Brasil enjoys 31% container volume growth
Terminal operator Santos Brasil handled 337,183 teu across its various facilities in the second quarter of the year, representing growth of 31% as Brazilian import and export volumes rose. The company’s largest terminal Tecon Santos grew its market share to 40%, making it the second busiest terminal in the Port of Santos, Brazil’s largest container...
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Port of Baltimore secures new MSC Indian Subcontinent service

Port of Baltimore secures new MSC Indian Subcontinent service
Ports America Chesapeake and the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA) have secured a new MSC Indian Subcontinent and Mediterranean service for Baltimore. The Indus 2 service will include an eight-ship string of 8,5000 teu container capacity vessels that will travel to the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimo...
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Ashcroft Terminal signs investment agreement with Canadian Tire Corporation

Ashcroft Terminal signs investment agreement with Canadian Tire Corporation
Ashcroft Terminal Limited has signed an investment agreement with Canadian Tire Corporation wherein the latter will acquire a 25% equity interest in the company. PSA International Pte Ltd (PSA) will continue as the operator and retain a majority interest of 60% with the remaining 15% interest held by founding partner CrescentView Investments Ltd. E...
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Camco to implement truck OCR at four DUSS terminals

Camco to implement truck OCR at four DUSS terminals
DUSS, Germany’s largest inland terminal operator for intermodal rail-road transport is to integrate truck optical character recognition (OCR) systems from Camco Technologies for gate automation at its terminals in Frankfurt, Hamburg, Leipzig and Stuttgart. The AI-based image recognition technology will register in and outgoing trucks, containers an...
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Congestion and delays feared as terminal in Ningbo stops operations

Congestion and delays feared as terminal in Ningbo stops operations
There are worries that existing supply chain disruption could be set to worsen with one of the terminals at the Port of Ningbo-Zhoushan, the world’s third busiest container port, having to shut down after a COVID-19 case was detected among the port operators. Operations of container gate-in and gate-out at Ningbo Meishan Island International Contai...
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Rail transport boosts HHLA’s half year results

Rail transport boosts HHLA’s half year results
Hamburg Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) saw a 16% increase in container transport in the first half of 2021, boosting the group’s half year results. Group EBIT increased 63% year-on-year to €90.5m (US$106m), partially attributable to high storage fees as a result of continued shipping delays at the Port of Hamburg and the positive growth ...
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Kalmar to deliver six medium forklifts to Chile

Kalmar to deliver six medium forklifts to Chile
Kalmar has concluded an agreement to supply Ultraport with a total of six Kalmar medium forklift trucks equipped with a selection of safety features for its operations at Terminal Pacifico Sur (TPS) in Valparaíso, Chile. The Kalmar G-generation medium forklifts supplied to Ultraport will be used to handle steel products and will be fitted with ...
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Gemalink orders six semi-automated RTGs from Konecranes

Gemalink orders six semi-automated RTGs from Konecranes
Vietnamese greenfield facility Gemadept-Terminal Link CaiMep Terminal JSC (Gemalink) has ordered six Konecranes Noell rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes. The terminal, which began operations at the beginning of 2021, will receive the equipment by July 2022. The company is a joint venture between Gemadept Corporation and CMA CGM, in which Gemadept own...
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PSA and RHT to collaborate on digital assets solutions for decarbonisation

PSA and RHT to collaborate on digital assets solutions for decarbonisation
PSA International has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with legal and professional services provider RHT to explore co-creation and investment in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) digital assets solutions targeted at decarbonisation in ports and supply chains. RHT will advise PSA on the workings, considerations and opportunities...
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ONE collaborates with PARIS to optimise greener inland supply chain

ONE collaborates with PARIS to optimise greener inland supply chain
Ocean Network Express (ONE) Inland Operations and PARIS Optimal Transport Planning Solution will jointly pursue reducing carbon emissions embedded within their transport operations. ONE have begun the process to achieve ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) certification for Europe and Africa region’s landside operations by the end of 202...
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Maersk makes e-commerce acquisitions in Europe and the US

Maersk makes e-commerce acquisitions in Europe and the US
Maersk has acquired Visible Supply Chain Management (Visible SCM), a US-based e-commerce fulfillment and parcel delivery company, while it has announced its intention to acquire B2C Europe, a business-to-consumer logistics company focused on B2C parcel delivery services in Europe. Following the US$838m Visible SCM deal, the Danish company’s custome...
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MSC denies allegations following shipper complaint to Federal Maritime Commission

MSC denies allegations following shipper complaint to Federal Maritime Commission
MSC has rejected allegations of wrongdoing after furniture supplier MCS Industries filed a formal complaint with the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), claiming that actions by MSC and COSCO Shipping had artificially inflated spot market prices. MSC stated it was “shocked to learn of the accusations”, noting that it had received no formal complaint...
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Strong half year results for ICTSI

Strong half year results for ICTSI
International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) enjoyed a strong half year, as container volume, revenue and EBITDA all grew by double digits, driven by booming global demand for goods. The Manila-based operator’s terminal portfolio handled 5.5m teu in the first six months of 2021, representing growth of 14%. This occurred primarily due to...
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ICTSI Honduras inks mutual benefit pact with Big Creek Terminals

ICTSI Honduras inks mutual benefit pact with Big Creek Terminals
Operadora Portuaria Centroamericana (OPC), the Honduran subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), has signed a sister port agreement with Belize’s Port of Big Creek to strengthen relations and promote interconnectivity between the two Central American ports. The Port of Big Creek, through a cabotage barge service by the...
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PSA and Samudera strengthen strategic partnership in solutions and logistics

PSA and Samudera strengthen strategic partnership in solutions and logistics
PSA Corporation Ltd (PSA) and PT Samudera Indonesia Tangguh (Samudera) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work towards exploring innovative ways to promote cargo connectivity. Samudera, one of Indonesia’s leading shipping and logistics groups, and PSA aim to bring about greater visibility to the supply chain and logistics value chai...
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Container volumes up 21% at JNPT

Container volumes up 21% at JNPT
Container throughput jumped by 21% at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) in July, with more than 430,000 teu handled. In the first four months of the fiscal year (April–July 2021), the port handled 1,797,838 teu, which represents as much as a 51% increase over last year’s figures. In 2020, JNPT lost the crown of India’s ...
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