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Port of Zeebrugge to cooperate with Yugo in the Lingang Overseas Modern Industrial Park

The Port of Zeebrugge and trade company Yugo (Bear Logistics) has signed a Memoriam of Understanding (MoU) with logistics to cooperate in the Lingang Overseas Modern Industrial Park in Zeebrugge. Yugo’s main activities are storage and transit from its three warehouses in Belgium and France as well as door-to-door delivery between China and Europe for clients such as Amazon, C-Discount ... Read More »

Certus to deliver automated gate solution to Khalifa Port

Certus Port Automation has been selected to deliver the automated gate solution as well as the crane optical character recognition (OCR) for the ship-to-shore (STS) cranes to be delivered to the extension of Abu Dhabi Terminal in Khalifa Port. A total of 10 STS crane OCR systems will be delivered as well as six new gate OCR portals accompanied by ... Read More »

Konecranes delivers two eco-efficient mobile harbour cranes to Antwerp

A Konecranes Gottwald Model 3 MHC

Konecranes has supplied two eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour cranes (MHCs) to Belgian logistics and transportation firm Zuidnatie Breakbulk in Antwerp, Germany. The company provides logistics and transportation for all types of cargo at Antwerp, the second-largest port in Europe, and it commissioned the cranes to help further extend its business. Stéphanie Feys, managing director of Zuidnatie NV, said: “We’ve ... Read More »

Multiple ports choose Nokia for 5G-ready private wireless networks

Nokia has deployed private wireless networks for more than 120 customers across multiple industries and geographies including a number of installations at ports. Equipment manufacturer Kalmar is among the list of ecosystem partners while there are 24 customers in transportation including the Port of Kokkola and the Port of Oulu. It is hoped that the company’s private LTE/4.9G and 5G ... Read More »

Six new Kalmar Eco reachstackers for Turkish equipment rental company

A Kalmar Eco reachstacker

Kalmar has won an order of six Kalmar Eco reachstackers from leading Turkish equipment rental company Maktas Makinali Tasima (Maktas). Established in 1979, Maktas offers rental and sales of both new and used forklifts and other related lifting equipment as well as spare parts and maintenance services. Delivery of the equipment is scheduled to be staggered through the first quarter ... Read More »

MSC appoints Søren Toft as CEO

Toft will relocate to Geneva

MSC has announced the appointment of Søren Toft as CEO, just days after he stepped down as Maersk Line’s chief operating officer. With Toft to head the company’s container shipping and logistics arm, previous CEO Diego Aponte will become group president while his father Gianluigi Aponte, founder of MSC, is group chairman. The shipping line noted in a statement: “As ... Read More »

Maersk focuses on profitability as revenue slips

Søren Skou, CEO of A.P. Moller – Maersk

Maersk delivered improved profitability across its businesses in the third quarter of 2019, outweighing a 0.9% drop in revenue to US$10.1bn. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) improved 14% to US$1.7bn in the quarter, reflecting an increase in EBITDA margin to 16.5%. Søren Skou, CEO of A.P. Moller – Maersk, said: “While the global container demand, as expected, ... Read More »

Ports America Chesapeake goes live with Navis N4

Ports America Chesapeake (PAC) has gone live with Navis’ N4 terminal operating system (TOS) at the Port of Baltimore’s Seagirt and Dundalk terminals. Part of a US$142m investment in equipment and infrastructure initiatives to keep competitive in the region, the implementation of N4 marks the first time the port has utilised a single platform for all cargo handled at its ... Read More »

Port of Los Angeles warns of “crippling” impacts of trade war

Container volumes dropped 19% at the Port of LA in October

A new study conducted for the Port of Los Angeles indicates that tariffs threaten nearly 1.5m US jobs and more than US$186bn of economic activity nationwide. The potential risks are based on the impact of tariffs levied on cargo handled by the San Pedro Bay port complex, which covers Los Angeles and Long Beach, the two busiest container ports in ... Read More »

Papua New Guinea terminals and new services help boost ICTSI’s Q3 results

International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) has reported a 10% year-on-year increase in revenue from port operations for the first nine months of 2019 to US$1.1bn as throughput grew by 6% to 7.6m teu in the same period. The increase in volume was mainly attributed to continuing ramp-up at ICTSI’s new terminals in Lae and Motukea in Papua New Guinea ... Read More »