CMA CGM to operate terminal at Nigeria’s Lekki Port

CMA CGM to operate terminal at Nigeria’s Lekki Port
CMA CGM Group and Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise (LPLE) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to operate the future container terminal at the port, which is less than 40 km from Lagos. The future Lekki Deep Sea Port will be developed, built and operated by LPLE, a joint venture enterprise led by the Tolaram Group, ...
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HHLA to use lithium-ion battery powered vehicles

HHLA to use lithium-ion battery powered vehicles
Automated container transporters (AGV) at at HHLA Container Terminal Alternwerder (CTA) will be powered by lithium-ion batteries in the future, as they move containers between ships and the yard. The use of green energy prevents any CO2, nitric oxide or particulate matter from being emitted and the vehicles are also three times more efficient than...
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PwC: African governments should recognise that ports benefit trade

PwC: African governments should recognise that ports benefit trade
African governments need to recognise ports as facilitators of trade and growth instead of focusing on extracting revenue from them according to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). PwC asserted that contrastingly to China, in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) “the business case for port expansion is often only defined once capacity is already co...
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IMO agrees to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

IMO agrees to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2050
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has agreed to halve shipping’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 despite many nations hoping for a larger reduction. The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) agreed a cut in GHG emissions of at least 50% compared with 2008 levels despite a number of states, including Pacific islands...
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Liebherr’s container cranes report stable development

Liebherr’s container cranes report stable development
Liebherr reported container crane, mobile harbour crane (MHC) and reachstacker business showed stable development in 2017 despite its maritime cranes division registering a 10% fall in revenue. The divisions’ revenue totalled €733m, a downturn of €83m from 2016, but the Switzerland-based company said container crane sales were strong in the America...
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Bolloré Ports signs up for Navis N4

Bolloré Ports signs up for Navis N4
French operator Bolloré Ports has implemented Navis’ N4 terminal operating system (TOS) at a terminal in south east India. The integration of N4 at the Dakshin Bharat Gateway Terminal (DBGT) at VO Chidambaranar Port is seen as the first step in global strategy to improve and streamline global operations at Bolloré Ports’ facilities. The implementat...
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European parliamentarians urge IMO to break deadlock

European parliamentarians urge IMO to break deadlock
Four Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have warned the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) that the “clock is ticking” and that it must act on carbon emissions immediately. Like the small island states represented within the IMO, the European Parliament hopes an agreement to abolish carbon emissions in shipping by 2050 can be signed....
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Cranes arrive at Felixstowe

Cranes arrive at Felixstowe
The UK’s Port of Felixstowe has received its two remote control ship-to-shore (STS) cranes produced by China’s Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC). Felixstowe now has 33 cranes in total, but these are the first remote controlled units at the facility. Rather than being located in a cab on the crane, drivers of the remote-controlled models ...
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Hyundai Merchant Marine orders 20 vessels

Hyundai Merchant Marine orders 20 vessels
Korean carrier Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has ordered 20 new ships which will double its capacity to just under 700,000 teu. The company has ordered 12 vessels capable of carrying more than 20,000 teu and eight with a capacity of 14,000 teu, which have a combined total of more than 350,000 teu. According to Alphaliner, HMM ...
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Ocean Alliance launches Day Two Product

Ocean Alliance launches Day Two Product
The Ocean Alliance has updated and upgraded its service offering and re-released it as the Ocean Alliance Day Two Product. The product offers 41 services with a capacity of 3.1m teu on a fleet of 331 container ships, with CMA CGM deploying 121 ships alone. A number of new services have been added: 20 transpacific ...
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DP World warns others over Djibouti involvement

DP World warns others over Djibouti involvement
DP World has warned other terminal operators against involving themselves at the Port of Djibouti following its eviction from the facility. DP World was removed from Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT) by the Djiboutian government earlier this year but the Dubai-based operator said that the concession agreement remains valid, and as such it still hold...
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India’s largest facility hits record heights

India’s largest facility hits record heights
India’s biggest port handled a record 4.8m teu in 2017 after registering growth of 7.4%. APM Terminals (APMT) Mumbai, the biggest terminal in the both the port and India, also set a new record after handling 2.3m teu, 42% of the port’s total. Ravi Gaitonde, managing director of APMT Mumbai, said: “This success is a ...
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Yilport signs Letter of Intent with Gulfport Mississippi

Yilport signs Letter of Intent with Gulfport Mississippi
Mississippi State Port Authority and Yilport Holding have executed a letter of intent (LoI) to allow for due diligence and negotiations regarding the potential location of the global terminal operator at the Port of Gulfport. With the Port of Gulfport nearing completion of the US$570m restoration project, Yilport would commit to investing in additi...
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Feeder volumes boost throughput at Indian DP World facility

Feeder volumes boost throughput at Indian DP World facility
A DP World facility in south-west India recorded a 19% rise in volumes in the first quarter of 2018 after registering a monthly record in March. The India Gateway Terminal (IGTPL) in the Port of Cochin handled 52,000 teu in March and its operator, DP World, attributed the strong performances this year to improved feeder ...
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Zero-emissions port project launched in Long Beach

Zero-emissions port project launched in Long Beach
The Port of Long Beach, Southern California Edison (SCE) and the California Energy Commission have launched the largest pilot project for zero-emissions cranes and other cargo-handling equipment for seaports in the US. Funded mostly by a US$9.7m grant from the California Energy Commission, the project will bring 25 vehicles that are zero- or near z...
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Hamburg Süd and Electrolux work on cutting sulphur dioxide emissions

Hamburg Süd and Electrolux work on cutting sulphur dioxide emissions
Hamburg Süd and its Swedish customer Electrolux collaborated to reduce sulphur dioxide emissions during three Latin American port calls in in March. The Santa Catarina, which has a capacity of 7,114 teu, used cleaner marine gas oil (MGO) instead of standard heavy fuel oil (HFO) to operate its auxiliary engines and boilers during calls at ...
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Chiquita orders 2,500 Star Cool reefers

Chiquita orders 2,500 Star Cool reefers
Chiquita Brands International has ordered 2,500 Star Cool Integrated containers from Maersk Container Industry (MCI) with the units to be deployed on the banana producer’s shipping services. Of the batch, 1,000 integrated containers are equipped with MCI’s Star Cool Controlled Atmosphere (CA) system, which preserves the freshness of bananas during...
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ICTSI’s Papua New Guinea project wins local support

ICTSI's Papua New Guinea project wins local support
Noho-Magae, an organisation representing the Baruni and Tatana communities in Papua New Guinea (PNG) has joined as a shareholder of Motukea International Terminal in Port Moresby. ICTSI won a 25-year concession to operate the new Port of Motukea, which is designed to handle larger international vessels and facilitate greater trade with Australia, N...
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Abu Dhabi Ports opens container freight station

Abu Dhabi Ports opens container freight station
Abu Dhabi Ports has opened a new freight station in the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD) to transfer metal into containers before they are exported. The operator opened the facility in partnership with Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) to reduce the aluminium producer’s trucking. Abdulla Kalban, EGA’s managing director and CEO, said: “We are...
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DP World opts for Navis in Ecuador 

DP World opts for Navis in Ecuador 
An Ecuadorian DP World facility has chosen to implement Navis’ N4 terminal operating system (TOS) in anticipation of its targeted go-live in 2019. DP World won a 50-year concession for the greenfield, multi-purpose Posorja facility from the Ecuadorian government in 2016, and will implement Navis’ PrimeRoute, Expert Decking and AutoStow modules alon...
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Hapag-Loyd volumes up following merger

Hapag-Loyd volumes up following merger
Hapag-Lloyd volumes grew by 29% to 9.8m teu in 2017 which the carrier largely attributed to the merger with United Arab Shipping Company (UASC). The carrier also cited “underlying organic volume growth” as a factor in the growth, and said it expects increasing demand for services in 2018. Rolf Habben Jansen, Hapag-Loyd’s CEO, said: “Going ...
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APMT welcomes back key customer

APMT welcomes back key customer
An APM Terminals (APMT) reefer facility in Italy has welcomed back one of world’s leading fruit companies as a customer after a six-year hiatus. Del Monte Fruit will once again use APMT Reefer Terminal in the Port of Vado Ligure after leaving the terminal in 2012. Stefano Polidori, sales director for Del Monte Italia, said: ...
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Rising volumes boost revenue at HHLA

Rising volumes boost revenue at HHLA
Revenue at Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) rose by 6.3% to €1.25bn (US$1.54bn) due to increased container throughput and container transport and successful management of the property portfolio. Volumes rose by 8.1% to 7.2m teu last year at the largest terminal in the Port of Hamburg. Operating profit (EBIT) increased by 5.6%, despite one-off...
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Natural disasters play havoc for marine insurers in 2017

Natural disasters play havoc for marine insurers in 2017
The property and casualty (P&C) insurance sector recorded the worst natural catastrophe losses in history in 2017 which has subsequently increased the pressure on marine insurers to improve results. Damage caused by the hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Nate and Maria, the earthquake in Mexico, monsoons in Bangladesh, storms in Durban and wildfires in C...
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