Port of Duqm orders four STS cranes and 12 RTGs from Liebherr

Port of Duqm orders four STS cranes and 12 RTGs from Liebherr
Liebherr Container Cranes has secured the contract to supply four ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and 12 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes to the Port of Duqm in Oman, with delivery scheduled for late 2022. The greenfield port development is part of the SEZAD project (Special Economic Zone of Authority at Duqm), centrally located overlooking the Arabian...
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FMC to investigate data constraints holding back supply chain flows

FMC to investigate data constraints holding back supply chain flows
A new Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) effort will look to identify data constraints that impede the flow of ocean cargo and add to supply chain inefficiencies. Spearheaded by Commissioner Carl Bentzel, the project hopes to pinpoint how data can contribute to the long-term reliability of the domestic cargo delivery system. The initiative will prop...
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K Line to open new warehouses near Bangkok

K Line to open new warehouses near Bangkok
K Line Container Service (Thailand) Ltd. (KCST) and Bangkok Cold Storage Service Ltd (BCS) are set to establish new col and dry warehouses in the Bang Na district near Bangkok. The planned construction site is located about 30 km from downtown Bangkok, 35 km from Bangkok Port, 100 km from Laem Chabang Port and 23 ...
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San Pedro Bay ports postpone implementation of container dwell fee

San Pedro Bay ports postpone implementation of container dwell fee
The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have delayed the consideration of the container dwell fee directed at ocean carriers until November 22, citing an improvement in import container clearance from the docks. Since the fee was announced on October 25, the twin ports have seen a decline of 26% combined in aging cargo ...
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DP World reveals new ports and terminals tech solutions at Expo 2020

DP World reveals new ports and terminals tech solutions at Expo 2020
DP World’s Cargoes team has revealed its new category, Ports and Terminals solutions, at the Cargoes Digital Trade Flow event in Dubai. Cargoes Ports and Terminals solutions will focus on four key sub-categories: IOT+, AVA+, GC+, and TOS+ that will house different products. Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, group chairman and CEO of DP World, said: ...
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Capacity limits hamper cargo flow at Port of Long Beach

Capacity limits hamper cargo flow at Port of Long Beach
Container volumes at the Port of Long Beach declined by 2% to 789,716 teu in October as capacity limits hamper cargo flow at the port. Imports decreased 4% to 385,000 teu, with empties also down by 2% to 282,502 teu, whilst exports increased almost 7% to 122,214 teu. Mario Cordero, executive director at Port of ...
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Maersk to form joint venture with Grindrod in South Africa

Maersk to form joint venture with Grindrod in South Africa
Maersk has proposed a joint venture with Grindrod in South Africa, as it looks to improve its offering of logistics solutions, hoping to enable customers to access end-to-end supply chain solutions. Through the potential agreement, the logistics activities of Grindrod Intermodal business and the ocean activities of Ocean Africa Container Lines (OAC...
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Average port call waiting time up by almost 60%

Average port call waiting time up by almost 60%
The average waiting time for a port call has increased by 59% in the first nine months of this year, compared with the same period in 2019, according to MSC. The Geneva-based company’s fleet has lost an additional 5,565 days stuck at anchor in the same period. MSC has increased its ocean fleet capacity by ...
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Cargo theft on the rise ahead of holiday season, Overhaul says

Cargo theft on the rise ahead of holiday season, Overhaul says
Cargo theft incidents have increased by more than 25% since the pandemic began and are continuing to rise ahead of the holiday season, according to visibility solutions provider Overhaul. Thefts of consumer electronics and tech as a whole – laptops, gaming systems and other hot commodities – have spiked as ports struggle with ongoing supply ...
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Hapag-Lloyd hires new chief information officer

Hapag-Lloyd hires new chief information officer
Hapag-Lloyd has named Donya-Florence Amer as its new chief information officer, with Amer set to become the first woman to serve on its executive board in its 175-year history when she assumes the role in February 2022. Amer, who started her professional career in 1999 at IBM, has played leadership roles at Bosch since 2017, ...
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Thermo King launches SG-3500 reefer generator set

Thermo King launches SG-3500 reefer generator set
Thermo King has launched the new SG-3500 generator set for reefers, which is designed to deliver a reliable and cost-efficient source of power. The SG-3500 is NRMM, EPA and 7-year CARB compliant and includes a high-performance engine that has been tested to run consistently between temperature ranges of -40°C and +50°C. Terence O’Shea, genset produ...
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Yilport Gävle receives three STS cranes

Yilport Gävle receives three STS cranes
Paceco Group has delivered three ship-to-shore (STS) Portainer cranes to Yilport Gävle terminal, as part of the Swedish facility’s final expansion phase. The units were manufactured at Mitsui E&S Machinery’s Oita (Japan) facility before a technical service team from the Japanese company and Paceco Momentum took care of the electrical connection...
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CMA CGM and ENGIE partner on BioLNG fuel

CMA CGM and ENGIE partner on BioLNG fuel
The CMA CGM Group has entered into a long-term partnership with ENGIE, a global player in the field of renewables and energy solutions, focused on the production of and distribution of synthetic methane and liquefied biomethane (BioLNG). The two companies are investing in research and development with their industrial partners with the aim to find...
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AD Ports Group to develop and operate multipurpose terminal in Safaga Port

AD Ports Group to develop and operate multipurpose terminal in Safaga Port
AD Ports Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Egyptian Group for Multipurpose Terminals for the deployment and operation of a multipurpose terminal in Safaga Port. Under the MoU, AD Ports Group will explore investment opportunities and conduct feasibility and local market studies related to developing and operating the term...
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Maersk to work with MIT on warehousing and distribution

Maersk to work with MIT on warehousing and distribution
Maersk North America’s warehousing and distribution (WnD) business has signed an agreement with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) to accelerate the company’s supply chain solutions and expand its capabilities through research across North America. Senior researchers from MIT CTL will tea...
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APMT and ENNA sign Rijeka Gateway container terminal concession agreement

APMT and ENNA sign Rijeka Gateway container terminal concession agreement
APM Terminals (APMT) and ENNA have signed a 50-year concession agreement for a new container terminal, Rijeka Gateway, on the North Adriatic coast of Croatia. With the design, construction and operation of the joint venture terminal formalised, the state-of-the-art facility will be jointly developed and operated by the two companies. Morten Engelst...
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Eurotransit orders RMGs for new intermodal terminal in Kazakhstan

Eurotransit orders RMGs for new intermodal terminal in Kazakhstan
Eurotransit has ordered two rail-mounted gantry (RMG) cranes for its new intermodal terminal under construction in Dostyk, near the border between Kazakhstan and China. The order was booked in August 2021 and the cranes will be delivered in Q4 2022. The units on order will tranship containers on trains running between Kazakhstan and China. Erlan .....
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Peel Ports commits to net zero emissions by 2040

Peel Ports commits to net zero emissions by 2040
Peel Ports Group has committed to becoming a net zero port operator by 2040, which is 10 years ahead of the UK government’s national decarbonising targets. The operator, which runs the Port of Liverpool, Clydeport and London Medway amongst others, is the first major port group to convey such ambitious plans towards tackling climate change. ...
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Antwerp, Zeebrugge and Chile sign MoU to develop green hydrogen flows

Antwerp, Zeebrugge and Chile sign MoU to develop green hydrogen flows
The Chilean Ministry of Energy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge to work together to make green hydrogen flows between Chile and Europe a reality. Signed at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, the MoU details the different parties’ interests in collaborating on setting up a corridor between their ...
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ICS: Significant long term R&D investments needed to reach zero-carbon emissions

ICS: Significant long term R&D investments needed to reach zero-carbon emissions
A giant scaling up of finance for research and development (R&D) is necessary to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050, according to report by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and engineering consultancy Ricardo. To ensure shipping can achieve its ‘4th propulsion revolution’ the study highlights the need for a major scaling up of fin...
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CMA CGM to acquire Fenix Marine Services’ terminal in Los Angeles

CMA CGM to acquire Fenix Marine Services’ terminal in Los Angeles
CMA CGM Group has agreed to acquire a 90% stake in the Fenix Marine Services (FMS) terminal in Los Angeles, currently held by EQT Infrastructure III, based on an enterprise value of US$2.3bn. Currently holding a 10% stake in the terminal, the French company will become sole owner of the FMS facility post transaction closing. ...
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DP World and Indonesia Investment Authority to invest US$7.5bn in maritime sector

DP World and Indonesia Investment Authority to invest US$7.5bn in maritime sector
DP World has signed a strategic alliance with the Indonesia Investment Authority (INA) which will invest US$7.5bn over the long term into Indonesia’s maritime and port sector. The partnership aims to improve the operation of ports, reduce logistics costs, and advance national competitiveness. DP World group chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem...
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Denmark leads calls at COP 26 for zero emission shipping by 2050

Denmark leads calls at COP 26 for zero emission shipping by 2050
More than 10 countries including Denmark, the Marshall Islands and the US have signed a declaration at COP 26 calling on the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to adopt a zero-emission target for shipping in 2050 as well as ambitious intermediary targets in 2030 and 2040. The states called for emissions from international shipping to peak .....
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Maersk reports strong Q3 results with ocean revenue almost doubling

Maersk reports strong Q3 results with ocean revenue almost doubling
A.P. Moller – Maersk delivered record earnings in Q3 2021 as operating profit grew almost five times to US$5.9bn and EBITDA tripled to US$6.9bn, as shipping lines continue to financially thrive during the supply chain disruption. Revenue grew 68% to US$16.6bn Q2 while return on invested capital (ROIC) increased to 35% for the past 12 ...
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