Port of Cork receives two STS cranes from Liebherr

Port of Cork receives two STS cranes from Liebherr
The Port of Cork has received two Liebherr post-Panamax ship-to-shore (STS) container gantry cranes at Cork Container Terminal (CCT), which is due to open later this year. Construction on CCT began in June 2019 and will finish this year, with the €80m (US$87m) project initially offering a 360 m quay with 13 m depth alongside, ...
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AAPA concerned over slashed port funding in President Trump’s FY21 budget

AAPA concerned over slashed port funding in President Trump’s FY21 budget
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has voiced its concerns that, under President Trump’s fiscal 2021 (FY21) budget, all port-related programmes will receive significantly less than in FY20 appropriations. One project proposed for the chopping block is the US Department of Transportation (USDOT)’s Port Intermodal Infrastructure Prog...
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RSGT receives first batch of new terminal equipment

RSGT receives first batch of new terminal equipment
Red Sea Gateway Terminal (RSGT) has received the first consignment of new advanced terminal equipment, including terminal trucks and trailers as it aims to accelerate port and quay operations at the northern part of Jeddah Islamic Port (JIP). The terminal, owned by Saudi Industrial Services group SISCO, is embarking on an initial investment of SAR1...
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Port of Sines begins expansion

Port of Sines begins expansion
The Port of Sines has begun its expansion work, which will allow the facility to double containerised cargo capacity, with the consignment of the East Breakwater enlargement. Representing a total investment of approximately €72m (US$78.5m), the enlargement of the breakwater was consigned to Condural – Engenharia SA. The breakwater will be enlarged...
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UK government launches freeports consultation

UK government launches freeports consultation
The UK government has begun a consultation to inform its freeports policy, aiming to create up to 10 freeports, which will have different customs rules than the rest of the country, in an aim to boost economic activity post-Brexit. The policy is meant to be geared towards establishing freeports as national hubs for global trade ...
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Kalmar reports high operating profits in 2019

Kalmar reports high operating profits in 2019
Kalmar’s 2019 order book increased compared to 2018, positively affected by higher demand for port automation solutions, and it achieved record-high operating profits despite a decrease in orders received. Overall, Kalmar’s orders received decreased by 7% to 1,776 compared to 1,919 in 2018 while the company, which is part of the Cargotec Corporatio...
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Coronavirus continues to hit supply chain

Coronavirus continues to hit supply chain
Global supply chains are reeling from the spread of the coronavirus with numerous shipping lines announcing blanked sailings in response to a reduction in demand owing due to China’s extended holiday period following the outbreak. Maersk has blanked seven services comprising three AC2 sailings between the Far East and the West Coast of South Americ...
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Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach consider clean truck rate

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach consider clean truck rate
The Harbour Commissions from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will both consider a resolution to approve a proposed clean truck rate, which is expected to accelerate the introduction of cleaner drayage trucks into the port complex. Both sets of harbour commissioners will hold board meetings in February to discuss a clean truck ...
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Hapag-Lloyd launches remote reefer supply chain monitoring tool

Hapag-Lloyd launches remote reefer supply chain monitoring tool
Hapag-Lloyd is adding near real-time monitoring of its reefer containers to its product portfolio with a new tool that aims to increase the transparency of the cold chain. The product, named Hapag-Lloyd LIVE, offers customers a number of data sets about the condition and location of their reefer containers. It will initially be launched to ...
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APMT presents expansion project to government of Georgia

APMT presents expansion project to government of Georgia
APM Terminals (APMT) Poti has presented its plans for the creation of a deep-water port, which requires over US$250m of private capital for phase one and a substantial amount for phase two, to the government of Georgia. The first stage includes a breakwater of 1,700 m and a 400 m multipurpose quay with 13.5 m ...
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Port of Duisburg sees slight drop in container volumes

Port of Duisburg sees slight drop in container volumes
Container handling volumes fell by 2.5% at Duisburger Hafen (duisport) last year, with Germany’s premier inland port handling 4.0m teu. With a share of around 60%, container handling is duisport’s most important business segment. Accrording to the operator, its container segment performance under “continued difficult conditions” confirms the...
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DP World handled 71m teu in 2019

DP World handled 71m teu in 2019
DP World handled 71.2m teu across its global portfolio of container terminals in 2019, with gross container volumes flat year-on-year on a reported basis. On a like-for-like basis, which does not include volumes from Paita (Peru), Doraleh (Djibouti), Puerto Central, Puerto Lirquen (Chile), Posorja, Surabaya (Indonesia) and Tianjin, volumes were up...
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Hapag-Lloyd bunkers vessel with ‘B20’ biofuel

Hapag-Lloyd bunkers vessel with ‘B20’ biofuel
Hapag-Lloyd’s Montreal Express has refuelled with so-called ‘B20’ fuel, which generates up to 90% less CO2 emissions than conventional fuels, for the first time at Rotterdam. The fuel consists of 80% low-sulphur fuel oil and 20% biodiesel based on cooking oils and fats that had previously been used in the food service/catering industry. Jörg Erdman...
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Stockholm Norvik Port receives straddle carriers

Stockholm Norvik Port receives straddle carriers
The first two straddle carriers have now been delivered to Stockholm Norvik Port, Sweden’s new freight port, which is set to open in 2020 replacing the current CTF container terminal. The carriers are 16 m in height and are intended to operate autonomously within the next couple of years. Johan Wallén, marketing and sales manager ...
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South Carolina Ports hits construction milestone at Leatherman terminal

South Carolina Ports hits construction milestone at Leatherman terminal
South Carolina (SC) Ports has celebrated the structural completion of the operations building at Hugh K. Leatherman Sr. Terminal, a new container terminal along the Cooper River, which will open in March 2021. The US$1bn investment comes at a time when SC Ports needs additional capacity to handle the larger ships calling the Port of ...
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Xeneta: Rates up but concerns remain over recouping cost of IMO 2020

Xeneta: Rates up but concerns remain over recouping cost of IMO 2020
Concerns remain over the carriers’ abilities to recover the costs of compliance with the new IMO 2020 low-sulphur fuel regulations, despite the long-term contracted market experiencing a third consecutive month of increases according to Xeneta. The analytics platform’s latest report showed that rates are up 8% year-on-year, with December’s 0.9% ris...
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Noatum Maritime’s international director Julian Tapias retires

Noatum Maritime’s international director Julian Tapias retires
Julian Tapias, international director of Noatum Maritime, is retiring after more than two decades with the company. He joined the Spanish maritime, logistics and port services group in 1997 when it was known as Marítima del Mediterráneo, heading the restructuring of the Regular Line Agency area. Since then, he has held other positions within the .....
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A.P. Moller Capital invests in West Africa infrastructure

A.P. Moller Capital invests in West Africa infrastructure
A.P. Moller Capital, in partnership with Olam International (Olam) and Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), is set to make a sizable investment in a ports and logistics platform in West Africa to create growth and development. The platform is an infrastructure ecosystem of ports, trucking, warehouses and rail services that helps to facilitate effectiv...
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Rhenus Logistics orders mobile harbour crane for Rotterdam terminal

Rhenus Logistics orders mobile harbour crane for Rotterdam terminal
Rhenus Logistics has ordered an eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Model 5 mobile harbour crane (MHC) for its deep sea terminal on the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam. With commissioning planned for May and handover by June 2020, the crane will handle general, heavy-lift and project cargo and expand the terminal’s container handling capacity. The Rhenus Dee...
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Singapore implements precautions against Wuhan coronavirus

Singapore implements precautions against Wuhan coronavirus
Update (February 3): The impact of the coronavirus is rippling across global supply chains with many ports taking advanced security measures while several liner services from China have been called off due to reduced demand, following the government’s holiday extension in response to the outbreak. Reduced demand due to the extended holiday pe...
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3D crane simulator presented at Port of Duisburg

3D crane simulator presented at Port of Duisburg
Duisport Group has presented its own crane simulator in the Duisburg free port, a first for combined transportation in its hinterland, aiming to boost the training and education of its employees. Erich Staake, CEO of duisport, stated: “The duisport training centre in the Duisburg free port has already had its own train simulator since the ...
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DP World Kigali opens Rwanda’s first fully-fledged cold storage

DP World Kigali opens Rwanda’s first fully-fledged cold storage
DP World has opened Rwanda’s first fully-fledged 500 sq m cold storage in Kigali, which is designed to help “pave the way” for growth in the country’s agricultural sector. The aim is to help farmers who have been expanding their produce beyond tea and coffee to export a range of vegetables and fruits to the ...
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