MSC introduces new electronic bill of lading

MSC introduces new electronic bill of lading
MSC has introduced the electronic bill of lading (eBL) for its customers around the world, following a successful pilot phase, using a solution on an independent blockchain platform WAVE BL. WAVE BL is a blockchain-based system that uses distributed ledger technology to ensure that all parties involved in a cargo shipment booking can issue, transfe...
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DaChan Bay Terminals receives China Indonesia service

DaChan Bay Terminals receives China Indonesia service
The China Indonesia Service jointly operated by Gold Star Line (GSL), Ocean Network Express (ONE) and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has begun calling at DaChan Bay Terminals. The service, which features four vessels with a maximum capacity of 4,250 teu, will call at DaChan Bay in the West Shenzhen Port area every Sunday. The ...
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Container Terminal Saint Petersburg implements Solvo.KPI module

Container Terminal Saint Petersburg implements Solvo.KPI module
Russia’s largest container handling facility Container Terminal Saint Petersburg (CTSP) has begun using the Solvo.KPI dashboard toolkit, aiming to raise terminal efficiency. The module, which incorporates 54 different metrics, works as an add-on to Solvo.TOS, the terminal operating system (TOS) running at CTSP, helping the operator to organise regu...
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Port of Leixões aims to achieve zero emissions by 2035

Port of Leixões aims to achieve zero emissions by 2035
The Port of Leixões has started its energy transition process as it aims to become the first port in Europe with zero emissions by 2035. Throughout this year, the Port Authority of Leixões (APDL) will present its Energy Transition Roadmap which should guide concrete actions aimed at making Leixões one of the first non-polluting ports. ...
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Port of Antwerp posts positive Q1 2021 results

Port of Antwerp posts positive Q1 2021 results
The Port of Antwerp has recorded a slight growth in container throughput in the first quarter of 2021 despite the impact of the ongoing coronavirus crisis and Brexit. Container throughput grew 2% to 3.10m teu as January saw a continuation of the strong performance seen in autumn 2020, although a number of operational challenges hampered ...
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CIT Abidjan orders 36 electric terminal tractors from Gaussin

CIT Abidjan orders 36 electric terminal tractors from Gaussin
CIT Abidjan, a port in the Ivory Coast jointly operated by Bolloré Ports and APM Terminals, has ordered 36 fully electric terminal tractors from Gaussin, as well as 24 powerpacks and six 36-channel charging stations. The €9.9m (US$12m) order is the largest since the launch of the APM 75T HE tractors, which are designed to ...
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HPC delivers terminal development plan for CCT Villach Süd rail terminal

HPC delivers terminal development plan for CCT Villach Süd rail terminal
Hamburg Port Consulting (HPC) has prepared plans for further development of the rail terminal CCT Villach Süd, Austria, as facility operator Terminal Service Austria (TSA) intends to expand the intermodal terminal. CCT Villach Süd has great potential to participate in the increasing intra-European traffic and ferry port-hinterland traffic due to it...
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US to work with IMO on decarbonising shipping

US to work with IMO on decarbonising shipping
The US is to work with member states of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to adopt a goal of achieving zero emissions from international shipping by 2050. US special presidential envoy for climate John Kerry announced that the US will also look to adopt “ambitious measures” that will place the entire sector on the pathway ...
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APMT Pipavav secures weekly service from Port Pipavav to Jebel Ali

APMT Pipavav secures weekly service from Port Pipavav to Jebel Ali
APM Terminals (APMT) Pipavav has secured a new weekly service from Port Pipavav to Jebel Ali, reconnecting Pipavav through Kandla, Chennai, Tuticorin and Cochin Ports. The PIC 2 service will arrive at Port Pipavav, India, every Wednesday and will help move import and export goods that include agricultural products, scrap material, biteumen, B.Meat,...
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Camco to implement rail OCR at Port of Koper

Camco to implement rail OCR at Port of Koper
Camco Technologies has been awarded the contract to design, install and support rail optical character recognition (OCR) technology at the Port of Koper in Slovenia. The rail portal, which is equipped with AI-embedded cameras, will feature the automated inventory and registration of container and rail wagon traffic entering or leaving the port. The...
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Panama Canal Authority postpones planned price hike to relief of shipping industry

Panama Canal Authority postpones planned price hike to relief of shipping industry
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has postponed price increases on canal transit reservation system fees, which were due to come into effect on April 15, 2021, in light of industry concerns. A joint letter sent by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA) and European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA) ex...
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Port of Los Angeles volumes reach new heights amidst congestion

Port of Los Angeles volumes reach new heights amidst congestion
Container volumes jumped by 113% at the Port of Los Angeles in March, with severe congestion at present marking a sharp contrast to the slowdown of trade at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The exceptional circumstances saw the port record the busiest first quarter in its history, with a 44% leap compared to 2020, ...
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Hapag-Lloyd orders 150,000 teu of standard and reefer containers worth US$550m

Hapag-Lloyd orders 150,000 teu of standard and reefer containers worth US$550m
Hapag-Lloyd has ordered 150,000 teu of standard and reefer containers as boxes are turning slower, thus the shipping line needs more than the normal number of boxes to carry the same volume. The containers were ordered from China, with some of the boxes already having been delivered and integrated into Hapag-Lloyd’s existing fleet in the ...
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Suez Canal Authority arrests Ever Given, makes claim for US$916m

Suez Canal Authority arrests Ever Given, makes claim for US$916m
The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has seized the Ever Given and lodged a claim for US$916m from the ship’s Japanese owners to cover losses sustained during the six day blockage of the canal. Following a ruling in an Egyptian court the vessel was arrested, with the SCA declaring that the ship will be held until ...
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K Line granted exemptions by Federal Maritime Commission after cyberattack

K Line granted exemptions by Federal Maritime Commission after cyberattack
The Federal Maritime Commission has granted K Line, part of Ocean Network Express (ONE), temporary relief from certain service contract and tariff filing requirements in wake of malicious cyberattack. The cyberattack severely inhibited K Line’s information systems, starting on March 18, 2021, and impacted the company’s ability to timely publish tar...
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TT Club questions lack of resilience in ‘just in time’ supply chains

TT Club questions lack of resilience in ‘just in time’ supply chains
Experiences over the past year including the Brexit transition and the Suez Canal blockage could lead supply chains to reconsider the prioritising of efficiency and cost reduction over resilience, according to transport and logistics insurer TT Club. In its advisory capacity as a mitigator of risk and loss in the supply chain, the insurer is ...
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Adani removed from S&P index over alleged links with Myanmar military

Adani removed from S&P index over alleged links with Myanmar military
Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) will be removed from the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices following scrutiny over the company’s commercial relationship with Myanmar’s military, who are alleged to have committed serious human rights abuses. After the military coup in February, a crackdown on protests has seen 700 people killed, drawing...
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Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe enhances deep-water berth

Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe enhances deep-water berth
Hutchison Ports has further enhanced its deep-water berth capacity at the Port of Felixstowe with the completion of strengthening and dredging works to Berth 7 on Trinity Terminal. Berth 7, one of the port’s nine container berths, has been dredged from 15 m to 16.5 m below Chart Datum and the berth box widened form ...
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DP World Santos pushes ahead with cargo diversification and end-to-end logistics

DP World Santos pushes ahead with cargo diversification and end-to-end logistics
New CEO of DP World Santos Fabio Siccherino intends to maintain the terminal’s drive to diversify cargo while beginning a new strategy to provide fully integrated supply chain logistics throughout Brazil for beneficial cargo owners (BCOs). Siccherino, who was appointed as of April 1 succeeding Dallas Hampton, is keen for the operator to handle mult...
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