Positive growth for Port of Barcelona

Positive growth for Port of Barcelona
The Port of Barcelona handled over 3.4m teu in 2018, an increase of 15% year-on-year attributed to an increase in containers moved by rail and an increase in transhipment. Transhipment increased by 35% while exports handled by the port rose 6.6% to 752,915 teu and imports grew by 3.5% to 580,892 teu. This result marks ...
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APM Terminals to jointly develop new terminal in Bangkok

APM Terminals to jointly develop new terminal in Bangkok
APM Terminals (APMT) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Sahathai Terminal PLC (PORT) and Mitr Phol Sugar to develop a 345,000 teu capacity greenfield container terminal in Bangkok. Bangkok River Terminal Limited (BRT) will aim to accommodate Thailand’s growing containerised import and export trade. Maarten Degryse, managing director of A...
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DP World port manager killed in Somalia’s Puntland state

DP World port manager killed in Somalia’s Puntland state
A P&O Ports executive has been killed near Bossasso Port in Puntland, Somalia in an attack claimed by Islamist militant group Al Shabaab. The governor of Puntland’s Bari region, Yusuf Mohamed, told Reuters that port manager Paul Anthony Formosa was shot by two men disguised as fisherman while on his way to the port. Mohammed ...
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Marseille Fos CEO leaves to rejoin CMA CGM

Marseille Fos CEO leaves to rejoin CMA CGM
Christine Cabau Woehrel is leaving her post as CEO of the Marseille Fos port authority with effect from March 12, 2019, on completion of her five-year term of appointment with a successor due to be named in the coming weeks. Cabau Woehrel is rejoining Marseilles-based shipping giant CMA CGM to become director of assets, with main ...
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Liebherr delivers STS cranes to the USA

Liebherr delivers STS cranes to the USA
Liebherr Container Cranes has delivered four ship-to-shore (STS) cranes to the USA, with two being sent to New Jersey while the other two were delivered to Pennsylvania. Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT) received two 69 m “megamax” outreach cranes as part of the terminal’s improvement and expansion plan which will see the terminal grow to ...
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HAROPA achieves record container throughput at the Port of Le Havre

HAROPA achieves record container throughput at the Port of Le Havre
Container flows to the hinterland at the Port of Le Havre reached a record 2,101m teu in 2018 despite an 8.4% year-on-year decrease in container rail traffic to and from Le Havre. Strikes at the start of 2018 led to the decrease in rail traffic but the performance of the Le Havre Multimodal Terminal improved ...
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PIL and IBM collaborate on blockchain Bill of Lading project

PIL and IBM collaborate on blockchain Bill of Lading project
Pacific International Lines (PIL) has used an electronic Bill of Lading (e-BL) built on the IBM Blockchain Platform in a real-time pilot tracking shipment of mandarin oranges from China for the Lunar New Year celebrations. With the use of IBM Blockchain powered e-BL, the trial has produced a significant reduction in the administrative process of .....
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MSC invests in Portugal’s largest dry port

MSC invests in Portugal’s largest dry port
MSC is investing in the construction of Portugal’s largest dry port in Lousado, aiming to cater to exporters and shippers in the north of the country. The terminal will have an estimated area of 200,000 sq m and storage capacity of 10,000 teu, following the investment made via MSC’s rail freight operator Medway, which has ...
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Dynamar: Reefer capacity to fall due to sulphur regulations

Dynamar: Reefer capacity to fall due to sulphur regulations
Shipping consultant Dynamar has predicted that a lot of old conventional reefer ships will be scrapped to comply with upcoming sulphur regulations while investment in the reefer container segment has increased. As a result of the reduction in trade capacity, Dynamar expects that both conventional reefer operators and container ship operators will r...
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Terminal Puerto Arica implements N4 as cargo volume triples

Terminal Puerto Arica implements N4 as cargo volume triples
Navis’ N4 terminal operating system (TOS) has been implemented at the Terminal Puerto Arica (TPA) to help manage a rapid rise in cargo volume. TPA’s volume has tripled since it was founded in 2004, handling a total of 3.1m tonnes in 2018, which led the facility to switch from its in-house TOS to Navis’ third-party ...
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Unifeeder launches direct service between London and Gdynia

Unifeeder launches direct service between London and Gdynia
Unifeeder has launched a direct service between the Polish Port of Gdynia and DP World’s London Gateway facility with the aim to ensure a steady flow of cargo to the UK. Through the direct shuttle, which starts service on February 22, Unifeeder aspires to offer a competitive transport alternative for its customers. The introduction of ...
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Steady growth for the Port of Tanger Med

Steady growth for the Port of Tanger Med
Tanger Med Port handled 50.6% of all Moroccan exports in 2018 as combined container throughput at Tanger Med 1’s two container terminals grew 5% year-on-year. The port handled 3,472,451 teu in 2018, which corresponds to traffic 15.7% above the facility’s nominal capacity, and it attributes the growth to the commitment and collaboration of all its ....
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BCG: Most transport and logistics executives lack blockchain understanding

BCG: Most transport and logistics executives lack blockchain understanding
More than 80% of transport and logistics (T&L) executives do not have a clear understanding of blockchain and its implications for the industry according to a new report from Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The study found several contradictions in the way blockchain technology is handled – even though 88% of T&L executives said that t...
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Maritime Transport and DB Cargo to increase UK rail freight capacity

Maritime Transport and DB Cargo to increase UK rail freight capacity
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. Mari...
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Container volumes rise at the Port of New Orleans

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 ...
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UK Government launches new maritime strategy

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, infras...
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Liebherr hits 65% mobile harbour crane market share in 2018

Liebherr hits 65% mobile harbour crane market share in 2018
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 ...
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Annual throughput at the King Abdullah Port increases over 36%

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 ...
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DP World increases stake in DP World Australia

DP World increases stake in DP World Australia
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 D...
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Port of Felixstowe and DFDS boost ro-ro capacity

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 ...
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HHLA increases rail capacity at the Port of Hamburg

HHLA increases rail capacity at the Port of Hamburg
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 ...
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Port of Rotterdam Authority launches climate-friendly shipping incentive scheme

Port of Rotterdam Authority launches climate-friendly shipping incentive scheme
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, ...
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The Port of Newcastle commits to global environmental sustainability standards

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) specif...
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The Ocean Alliance extends cooperation until 2027

The Ocean Alliance extends cooperation until 2027
The Ocean Alliance, comprised of shipping lines CMA CGM, COSCO Shipping, Evergreen and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), has extended its cooperation agreement until March 31, 2027. First launched in 2017 for an initial period of five years with the option for a five-year renewal, the alliance is one of the world’s largest operational agreemen...
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APM Terminals submits design for Poti Sea Port expansion

APM Terminals submits design for Poti Sea Port expansion
APM Terminals (APMT) Poti and Poti New Terminals Consortium have submitted a conceptual design for a first stage construction permit for the expansion of the Poti Sea Port in Georgia. The plans were received by the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia. Klaus Laursen, managing director of APMT Poti, said: “After high-level and...
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