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Dynamar: Specialised reefer carriers likely to struggle with IMO 2020

Dynamar’s latest reefer market analysis indicates that conventional reefer carriers’ woes are set to continue in 2020 whilst the containerisation of major cargoes moves ahead. Supply side dynamics set the tone throughout 2019, it noted, and the focus on the fleets will likely remain well into 2020 following the entry into force of the IMO 2020 fuel regulations and the expected ... Read More »

Felixstowe engineers set to strike after Christmas

Engineering workers at the Port of Felixstowe will take strike action for two days – December 27-28 – in the dispute over the threat that some of them will be transferred to an outside company. A total of more than 110 engineers, employed by the Felixstowe Dock and Railway Company, who had voted by 98% for strike action over plans ... Read More »

DP World awarded 30 year concession for container terminal at Jeddah Port

The terminal will have a capacity of 3.6m teu

DP World has been awarded a 30 year Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) concession by the Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani), for the management and development of the Jeddah South Container Terminal at the multi-purpose Jeddah Islamic Port. Under the agreement, the operator will invest up to US$500m to improve and modernise the Jeddah Islamic Port, including major infrastructure development to enable the port ... Read More »

APMT to sell APMT Rotterdam to Hutchison Ports

APMT Rotterdam

APM Terminals (APMT) has signed a letter of intent for the sale of APMT Rotterdam to the owner of the adjacent ECT Delta terminal, Hutchison Ports. The complete transfer of shares is based on the agreement that, in the short term, APMT Rotterdam will continue to exist as an independent organisation with a 5-year volume guarantee from parent company, A.P. ... Read More »

US$138m Charleston dredging project receives green light

President Donald Trump has signed the Fiscal Year 2020 Energy and Water Appropriations bill into law, officially giving the go-ahead for the US$138m for the Charleston Harbour Deepening Project. Both the Senate and the House voted to approve the appropriations bill last week as part of the FY2020 funding package, and President Trump signed it into law. The announcement means that the ... Read More »

Lianyungang New Oriental International Terminals goes live with Navis N4

COSCO Shipping Ports’ Lianyungang New Oriental International Terminals Co. (LNOIT) has gone live with Navis’ N4 terminal operating system (TOS) as part of its globalisation strategy across the terminals it operates. LNOIT is located on the southwestern coast of Haizhou Bay in China and currently operates more than 20 international and domestic routes, reaching 2.88m teu in 2018. The terminal ... Read More »

Portal harbour crane to be delivered to Vladivostok

The crane features eco-optimising diesel drives

Pacific Logistic LLC has ordered a second eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Model 3 portal habour crane for Sollers Terminal in Vladivostok, Russia. After handover in late autumn 2020, the crane will expand capacity for handling containers of automotive parts and common consumption goods. Vladivostok, which is the largest Russian port on the Pacific coast, is the eastern end of the Trans-Siberian ... Read More »

Maersk changes structure of executive board

Henriette Hallberg Thygesen

Maersk has changed the structure of its executive board, including uniting its ocean operations teams and commercial team, with the aim to become a more integrated company. In addition to his role as executive vice president of A.P Moller – Maersk, Vincent Clerc has been appointed the CEO of Ocean and Logistics effective immediately. By uniting both the teams in ... Read More »

Kalmar to heighten straddle carriers at Eurogate Hamburg

Kalmar has concluded an agreement to heighten nine straddle carriers at Eurogate Container Terminal Hamburg, increasing the stacking capacity of the container yard. The facility offers road, rail and feeder connections to the economic centres of Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe and Russia. Its equipment fleet features Kalmar ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and straddle carriers, including the nine diesel-electric units which ... Read More »

APMT Moín hits 1m teu milestone

The terminal achieved 1m teu in 10 months of operation

APM Terminals (APMT)’s Moín Container Terminal (MCT) has moved 1m teu in less than 10 months of operation, bringing it closer to the next phase which will be implemented at 1.5m teu. During the operation in which Moín’s millionth teu was unloaded, productivity exceeded 28 movements per hour on each of the terminal’s six gantry cranes. Moín’s 1,000 local members ... Read More »