PSA Antwerp trials Terberg hydrogen-powered tractor

PSA Antwerp trials Terberg hydrogen-powered tractor
PSA Antwerp has begun trialling a Terberg hydrogen-powered terminal tractor and mobile hydrogen filling station at its Europe Terminal. The tractor has a carrying capacity of up to 36 tonnes and will be deployed to move containers in the terminal over a test period of two weeks. The test is part of the Hydrolog project, ...
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North American east coast ports gear up for largest vessel call

North American east coast ports gear up for largest vessel call
Ports on the east coast of the US and Canada are getting ready for the arrival of the largest container ship to visit the region, the CMA CGM MARCO POLO, which has a capacity of 16,022 teu. Serving on the French carrier’s Columbus JAX service, the vessel will first set the Canadian record with a ...
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COSCO Shipping Ports launches green finance framework

COSCO Shipping Ports launches green finance framework
COSCO Shipping Ports has announced the launch of its green finance framework, aiming to drive sustainable development of green and smart ports. The framework serves as a guideline in funding green projects via bonds or loans and regulating the use of the proceeds, as well as facilitating future financing arrangements. It has received verification f...
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Cavotec to invest €20m in clean tech for ports

Cavotec to invest €20m in clean tech for ports
Shore power specialist Cavotec will invest €20m (US$24m) in technology, engineering and business development in clean tech over the next five years, focusing on the electrification and automation of ports. Its global team will grow by an estimated 320 people, an increase of 60%, with two thirds being engineers. In recent years, Cavotec has equipped...
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RAM Spreaders tandem system helps ports reach 24th row

RAM Spreaders tandem system helps ports reach 24th row
RAM Spreaders’ SingFlex adjustable tandem headblock for single hoist ship-to-shore (STS) cranes has helped customers to reach further out onto a vessel to access more rows. Rather than buy new cranes, to reach from 23 rows to 24 rows, one of the manufacturers customers in the Middle East opted for the RAM Tandem retrofit and ...
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EU awards €25m in funding to green port projects

EU awards €25m in funding to green port projects
An international alliance of 45 companies, knowledge institutes and port authorities, headed by the Port of Rotterdam Authority, has been awarded nearly €25m (US$30m) in EU funding to promote smarter, zero-emission transport in ports. The consortium will use this grant to execute ten pilot projects and demonstration projects that focus on sustainab...
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Hutchison Ports BEST acquires two new cranes

Hutchison Ports BEST acquires two new cranes
Hutchison Ports Barcelona Europe South Terminal (BEST) has acquired two new super post-Panamax gantry cranes, adding to the 11 cranes already in operation, along with two new shuttle carriers. The two new cranes have 24 rows outreach, unique in the Port of Barcelona, which will increase BEST’s capacity to operate large ships. Guillermo Belcastro, C...
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Haifa Port upgrades TOS ahead of automation projects

Haifa Port upgrades TOS ahead of automation projects
Haifa Port Company has upgraded its terminal operating system (TOS) to Navis N4 3.7 across its container and general cargo terminals, preparing the port for upcoming automation projects. Equipment and facilities are to be upgraded at the port, which handles 1.4m teu annually, supporting sustainable and efficient operations as demand grows in the re...
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Hutchison Ports to acquire APM Terminals Rotterdam container terminal

Hutchison Ports to acquire APM Terminals Rotterdam container terminal
Hutchison Ports Netherlands B.V., a subsidiary of Hutchison Ports, has signed an agreement with APM Terminals (APMT) to acquire the APMT Rotterdam (APMTR) container terminal. APMTR, located adjacent to Hutchison Ports’ existing ECT Delta terminal in the Maasvlakte area of Europe’s largest port, has 1,600 m of deep-water quay serviced by 13 ship-to-...
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Awake.AI’s Berth Planner helps optimise port operations

Awake.AI’s Berth Planner helps optimise port operations
Awake.AI has launched a user-friendly berth planning tool that helps to improve collaboration between all port actors and is fully integrated with other port IT systems. Berth Planner’s AI-empowered predictions provide insights on arriving and departing ships, suggest the most efficient berth option and give warnings when the berth is double booked...
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UN agencies urge supply chains to protect seafarers’ rights

UN agencies urge supply chains to protect seafarers’ rights
Several UN agencies have issued a set of guidance to help supply chain enterprises protect seafarers’ rights, amid concerns that the number of crew stranded at sea by COVID-19 restrictions could surge from the current level of 200,000. The Human Rights Due Diligence Tool is a joint initiative of the UN Global Compact (UNGC), the ...
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APMT and Plaquemines Port announce future port collaboration

APMT and Plaquemines Port announce future port collaboration
An agreement has been made between APM Terminals (APMT) and Plaquemines Port to discuss the future of the Plaquemines Port Harbour and Terminal District (PPHTD). As part of the agreement, APMT will be considered as the future terminal operator of the facility which is in the early stages of development as a deep water, multi-modal ...
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Mundra becomes India’s leading container port, boosting Adani’s results

Mundra becomes India’s leading container port, boosting Adani's results
Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) consolidated its presence in the Indian container port market during the 2021 fiscal year, raising its market share to 41% as its flagship hub in Mundra became India’s leading container port. Mundra Port in the state of Gujarat handled 5.66m teu, placing it almost 1m teu ahead of ...
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MADE.COM expands warehouse facility at DP World London Gateway

MADE.COM expands warehouse facility at DP World London Gateway
MADE.COM, one of the largest occupiers of DP World London Gateway’s logistics park, is set to exercise an expansion option in its lease agreement and double its onsite capacity. The leading digital lifestyle brand in home will open an additional 350,000 sq ft of warehousing over two phases, with the first phase complete by August ...
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Soaring demand and supply chain bottlenecks help Maersk achieve record results

Soaring demand and supply chain bottlenecks help Maersk achieve record results
Strong demand and significant disruption to global supply chains drove freight rates to record levels in the first quarter of the year, helping Maersk deliver an operating profit of US$3.1bn, representing a remarkable sixfold increase. In a market affected by operational challenges such as bottlenecks, lack of capacity and equipment shortages, volu...
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Atlantic Container Line adds 150 PrimeLINE reefer containers

Atlantic Container Line adds 150 PrimeLINE reefer containers
Atlantic Container Line (ACL) is acquiring 150 new containers equipped with Carrier Transicold PrimeLINE reefer units featuring the Lynx Fleet digital solution for monitoring and control of refrigerated shipments. The shipping line, which is part of the Grimaldi Group, is adding the 40 ft high-cube refrigerated containers for fleet expansion, servi...
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Canadian government passes law to end Montreal dockers strike

Canadian government passes law to end Montreal dockers strike
The Canadian government has passed legislation which makes it illegal for dockworkers at the Port of Montreal to continue their strike, although the local union is gearing up for a court battle. According to the port authority, the decision means that the operational and commercial uncertainty related to labour relations between the dockworkers’ un...
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Swift Cargo joins TradeLens, aiming to reduce paperwork delays

Swift Cargo joins TradeLens, aiming to reduce paperwork delays
Swift Cargo, one of India’s leading non-vessel owning common carriers (NVOCCs), has joined the TradeLens blockchain-based platform to use its electronic bill of lading (eBL) product, hoping to eliminate delays related to documentation. The TradeLens eBL, recently approved by the International Group of P&I Clubs (IGP&I), will digitise bills...
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Seafarers and shipowners fail to agree over minimum wage

Seafarers and shipowners fail to agree over minimum wage
Talks to increase the minimum wage at the International Labour Organization (ILO) have broken down as seafarers call proposed 3% increase a “slap in the face”. A three-year deal was put forward by ship-owners to provide a level of security to seafarers across the world “at a time when many workers on land are having ...
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CMA CGM orders 22 new container vessels

CMA CGM orders 22 new container vessels
The CMA CGM Group has announced an order for 22 new container vessels from China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) Group. Aiming to accommodate market growth, the vessels are expected to join the French company’s fleet between 2023 and 2024. All the vessels under order are either powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) or very low ...
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Panama Canal targets carbon neutrality by 2030

Panama Canal targets carbon neutrality by 2030
The Panama Canal has launched its transition process to decarbonise its operations, aiming to become carbon neutral by 2030. The waterway has purchased four electric vehicles as part of a pilot programme that will collect data to inform the migration of the canal’s entire fleet away from fossil fuel dependence. Part of its strategic decarbonisation...
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DP World launches global wholesale e-commerce platform in Africa

DP World launches global wholesale e-commerce platform in Africa
DP World has launched DUBUY.com, a global wholesale e-commerce platform, in Rwanda with plans to expand across Africa and across the world. DUBUY.com adds digital trading corridors to the physical corridors DP World has built across the African continent with its investment in ports, terminals and logistics operations. Clare Akamanzi, CEO, Rwanda d...
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Wärtsilä and Tanger Med to develop port management information system

Wärtsilä and Tanger Med to develop port management information system
Wärtsilä and the Port of Tanger Med are collaborating to develop a new Port Management information System (PMIS), which will utilise data exchange to boost operational efficiency, port safety and environmental sustainability. Both organisations will co-develop smart port tools for port operations and digitalisation including implementing Just-In-Ti...
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