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Update: TSSA & DB Cargo hold urgent talks over freight strike threat

Manuel Cortes, general secretary for the Union for People in Transport and Travel (TSSA) has held “constructive talks” with the CEO of DB Cargo, Hans-Georg Werner in an attempt to avert a damaging strike that will bring the UK’s rail freight to a halt. The union has been fighting to secure union rights and recognition for DB Cargo employees who ... Read More »

First LNG bunkering operations at Polish ports

The LNG fuel was pumped into the vessels from trucks

The ports of Gdynia and Gdansk bunkered Poland’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels in an effort to respond to the needs of the market influenced by restrictions resulting from emission standards. At the Tri-City ports, a total of 73 tonnes of LNG fuel was pumped into the tanks of the Fure Valo and Ireland ships from tank trucks. Lukasz ... Read More »

Konecranes delivers 13 reach stackers to Ethiopia

Konecranes has delivered 13 reach stackers to Ethiopian Shipping Logistics Services Enterprise (ESLSE) to utilise in container handling, with the majority of the order being delivered to Ethiopia’s main dry port. Modjo Port & Terminal, which handles most of the country’s trade, has received 10 reach stackers while the terminal operator’s smaller inland terminals of Kaliti, Mekelle and Kombolcha have ... Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd to pass sulphur costs on to customers

Rolf Habben Jansen said 2018’s market environment was not easy

The world’s fifth-biggest shipping liner has said that it will have to pass the costs of new sulphur regulations on to customers. Hapag-Lloyd said the new regulations would cost it US$1bn a year from 2020 and it would be introducing a new surcharge to cover that. New global regulation requires carriers to burn fuel which has less than 0.5% sulphur. ... Read More »

Navis launches new technology which aims to optimise planning, visibility and asset utilisation

Navis has launched Navis Smart, a new technology that will enable and connect Navis solutions, applications and data from ocean carrier and terminal side of the portfolio with the aim to optimise planning, visibility and asset utilisation. Through capturing and standardising data for its customers, Navis Smart will provide a foundation to apply machine learning to Navis applications with the ... Read More »

PSA net profit falls despite strong container volumes

PSA International (PSA)’s net profit fell 2.3% year-on-year in 2019 partly due to a higher depreciation although it recorded strong container volumes across its operations. Net profit for the year was US$1.205m compared to US$1.292m in 2018 while profit from operations stayed at the same level than the previous year. PSA’s group chairman Fock Siew Wah said: “2018 was a ... Read More »

Port Nelson to receive crane simulator from Liebherr

LiSIM can simulate harsh environmental conditions

Port Nelson in New Zealand will be the first facility in Oceania to have Liebherr’s mobile harbour crane (MHC) simulator once it is delivered in April. The equipment manufacturer’s LiSIM, which is based on Liebherr’s Litronic crane control system, simulates the operations of both a generic ship crane and a LHM 550 MHC. There is also the possibility of adding ... Read More »

Noatum Logistics strengthens global presence with MIQ Logistics acquisition

Map of Noatum's future network

Noatum Logistics has signed a definitive agreement to acquire US-based global logistics company MIQ Logistics with the aim to enhance its global supply chain management position. MIQ Logistics has over 60 offices in 19 countries and, with this acquisition, Noatum’s reach will include strategic countries including the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, the United States and more in Asia and Latin ... Read More »

Konecranes to deliver first all-electric RTGs to Port of Wilmington

Gulftainer USA Wilmington LLC has ordered a fleet of all-electric rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, a first for the company, and three reach stackers from Konecranes. The all-electric, diesel-free RTGs will be powered by a busbar system backed up with battery packs and equipped with Konecranes’ Active Load Control system and Stack Collision Prevention system. Eric Casey, CEO of Gulftainer USA ... Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd set to implement XVELA software

The world’s fifth-biggest carrier has announced it will implement XVELA’s cloud-based Carrier and Terminal Collaboration Services. Hapag-Lloyd said it would initiate the global rollout on one of Hapag-Lloyd’s premier Latin American services and will continue to broaden throughout its terminal partners. XVELA is an affiliate of Navis and its software aims to increase transparency throughout the transportation supply chain and ... Read More »