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Maritime Transport and DB Cargo to increase UK rail freight capacity

The services will cater to the UK's two busiest container ports

Road haulier Maritime Transport has announced the launch of a new intermodal division which will initially contract four dedicated services out of Felixstowe and Southampton, after reaching an agreement with rail operator DB Cargo UK. DB Cargo UK will be contracted to run Maritime Intermodal’s rail operations out of Felixstowe and Southampton. Maritime Intermodal will take on responsibility for DB ... Read More »

Container volumes rise at the Port of New Orleans

The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) has moved a total of 591,253 teu in 2018, an increase of 12.3% year-on-year, and has outlined plans to further grow container volumes. This record marks the fifth year the port has surpassed the half a million container mark at its Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal, which is operated by New Orleans Terminal and ... Read More »

UK Government launches new maritime strategy

The UK’s department of transport has launched Maritime 2050, a long-term strategy designed to increase the nation’s competitiveness within the sector. Developed in close collaboration with Maritime UK, the body for the UK maritime sector, it targets seven key themes: the nation’s competitive advantage, technology, people, environment, trade, infrastructure, security and resilience. The organisation believes that this new strategy shows ... Read More »

Liebherr hits 65% mobile harbour crane market share in 2018

In 2018, Liebherr sold 83 mobile harbour cranes in 40 countries

Liebherr’s mobile harbour crane (MHC) segment recorded a market share of 65% last year with 83 sales in 40 countries. The LHM 800 model received six sales as demand grew for the world’s largest MHC unit. Andreas Müller, sales drector for Liebherr MHCs said: “Demand for our state-of-the-art handling solution was very stable at a high level during the course ... Read More »

Annual throughput at the King Abdullah Port increases over 36%

King Abdullah Port has secured its position as the second largest container port in Saudi Arabia as annual throughput rose to 2,301,595 by the end of 2018, an increase of over 36% year-on-year. Since it began operations in the last quarter of 2013, the number of containers handled by the port has reached a total of 7,227,859 teu. Rayan Qutub, ... Read More »

DP World increases stake in DP World Australia

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, CEO of DP World

DP World has acquired an additional stake in DP World Australia from Gateway Infrastructure investments and other financial investors valued at approximately AU$1.4bn (US$997m). Expected in the first quarter of 2019, the closure of the acquisition, subject to regulatory approval, would see DP World Australia become a consolidated entry within the DP World Group. The port operator manages four terminals ... Read More »

Port of Felixstowe and DFDS boost ro-ro capacity

The Port of Felixstowe and DFDS have agreed to increase roll-on roll-off capacity at the UK port by over 40% through investments in new infrastructure and parking facilities. As part of the investments, terminal operator Hutchison Ports has planned to replace one of the existing ro-ro bridges with a floating linkspan which is capable of handling the latest generation of ... Read More »

HHLA increases rail capacity at the Port of Hamburg

HHLA has opened an extra two tracks at the Container Terminal Burchardkai

The completion of a rail expansion at the Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB) has increased the its handling capacity by approximately 200,000 teu per year. With the addition of two extra tracks and two new rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMGs), CTB now has a capacity of around 850,000 teu per year, a total of ten tracks and four RMGs. Even before the ... Read More »

Port of Rotterdam Authority launches climate-friendly shipping incentive scheme

The incentive scheme runs until 2022

The Port of Rotterdam Authority’s €5m (US$5.7m) incentive scheme for climate-friendly shipping is now open for applicants as the port aims to contribute to the realisation of climate policy targets in the Netherlands and worldwide. The scheme, announced at the Energy in Transition Summit in April 2018, runs until 2022 and is open to shippers, shipping companies, fuel manufacturers and ... Read More »

The Port of Newcastle commits to global environmental sustainability standards

The Port of Newcastle has become the first port within both Australia and New Zealand to commit to meeting global and environmental sustainability standards as set by EcoPorts. Initiated in 1997 and fully integrated into the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) in 2011, EcoPorts is currently the only Environmental Management Standard (EMS) specific to the global port sector. The Port ... Read More »