PSA makes first foray into Canadian market

PSA makes first foray into Canadian market
PSA International has signed an investment agreement to acquire 60% of the Ashcroft Terminal (AT) business, marking its entry to the Canadian market. AT is an inland port facility in western Canada, located approximately 300 km east of the Port of Vancouver (PoV), comprising 320 acres of free-hold industrial land. It is the only major ...
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King Abdullah Port enjoys 51% rise in volumes

King Abdullah Port enjoys 51% rise in volumes
King Abdullah Port, located on Saudi Arabia’s west coast adjacent to the Red Sea, has achieved a very strong first half of 2018 with container volumes up by 50.5%. The port handled 1,236,075 teu in the first six months of the year, building on growth of 21% in 2017. Rayan Qutub, CEO of King Abdullah ...
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Scope Ratings: Only carriers with biggest fleets will be profitable

Scope Ratings: Only carriers with biggest fleets will be profitable
Only the container shipping lines with the biggest fleets and the most efficient vessels are likely to turn a profit this year and meet longer-term challenges according to a report from credit rating agency Scope Ratings. Asset optimisation – ensuring ships are always at sea and fully loaded – as well as size and diversification ...
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Sick launches infrared sensors

Sick launches infrared sensors
Sick has launched the LMS1000 and MRS1000 infrared LiDAR sensors, aiming to deliver more accurate and reliable distance sensing and measurement, especially in difficult environmental conditions. The sensors, which are suitable for indoor or outdoor use, weigh 1.2 kg and can be factory-fitted or retrofitted to existing equipment. They can be mounted...
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APL unveils Japan-Russia service

APL unveils Japan-Russia service
American President Lines (APL) has launched a weekly  Japan-Russia service, which it claims is the only of its kind currently available. The Japan Russia Express (JRX) will be jointly operated with Russian logistics firm Fesco and will commence sailing from Yokohama on August 24. Cargo travelling from Yokohama to Vostonchny and Vladivostock will be...
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Transhipment fuels a successful half-year for the Port of Barcelona

Transhipment fuels a successful half-year for the Port of Barcelona
Container volumes at the Port of Barcelona jumped by 18% in the first half of 2018, largely due to a 42% leap in transhipment traffic. Foreign trade also improved with container exports rising by 7.5% to 366,000 teu and imports up by 3.3% to 285,474 teu. By markets, the countries that had most interactions with ...
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Half-year results show consistent growth for Rotterdam

Half-year results show consistent growth for Rotterdam
Container throughput at the Port of Rotterdam increased by 6.2% in the first half of 2018 as the facility recorded growth for the fifth consecutive half-year. Rotterdam handled 7.1m teu between January and June, and established a new record in May with a throughput of 1.24m teu. The performance of the port’s three short sea ...
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Eurotainer appoints APMT as agent for container leasing

Eurotainer appoints APMT as agent for container leasing
Eurotainer US, Inc. has chosen APM Terminals (APMT) Inland Services Argentina as the exclusive agent for the sales and marketing of its tank container leasing services in the South American country. APMT serves the Argentinian market through five inland service depots located in key markets along the full length of the country. The company offers ....
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Konecranes reports mixed half-year

Konecranes reports mixed half-year
Konecranes port solutions sector reported a mixed half-year as orders fell by 10.2% year-on-year to €456.9m (US$534.9m) while both the order book and sales grew. Orders suffered due to an 11.8% decline in the second quarter resulting from a fall in mobile harbour crane orders – although this was slightly offset by rubber-tyred gantry cranes (...
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DP World to develop and operate Malian trade hub

DP World to develop and operate Malian trade hub
DP World has signed a concession agreement with the Republic of Mali to build and operate a 1,000 ha logistics hub outside the country’s capital, Bamako. The Mali Logistics Hub (MLH) will offer inland container depots and container freight stations to facilitate the import and export of goods via the Port of Dakar in Senegal, ...
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DP World volumes up 6% in half-year results

DP World volumes up 6% in half-year results
UAE-based operator DP World handled 35.6m teu in the first half of 2018, translating to 6% year-on-year growth on a gross, like-for-like basis. All three regions in DP World’s portfolio – Asia Pacific and Indian Subcontinent; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Americas and Australia – recorded growth, although the company’s growth d...
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Pirates target six container vessels in first half of 2018

Pirates target six container vessels in first half of 2018
Six container vessels were victims of piracy attacks or attempted attacks in the first half of 2018, one less compared to the same period in 2017. Two attempted attacks occurred off the coast of Nigeria as vessels were steaming. The remaining four vessels were either berthed or anchored in the Philippines, Ecuador, Antigua and Barbuda or Cyprus, .....
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Liebherr utilises Port of Sunderland

Liebherr utilises Port of Sunderland
Equipment manufacturer Liebherr has shipped a mobile crane to Chittagong in Bangladesh, with the Irish company utilising the Port of Sunderland once again for exports. Liebherr has been manufacturing cranes in Sunderland since 1989 and this delivery from Sunderland follows on from exports to India, Bulgaria and Germany earlier in the year. Sunderla...
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CMA CGM acquires stake in Cosco’s Zeebrugge facility

CMA CGM acquires stake in Cosco's Zeebrugge facility
CMA CGM has acquired a 10% stake in Cosco Shipping Ports’ CSP Zeebrugge Terminal through its subsidiary, CMA Terminal. CMA CGM is CSP Zeebrugge’s main customer, accounting for one-third of facility’s throughput in 2017. Zhang Wei, vice chairman and managing director of Cosco Shipping Ports, said: “The 10% investment by CMA C...
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Liverpool gains services following Felixstowe delays

Liverpool gains services following Felixstowe delays
Peel Ports’ flagship deep-water container terminal Liverpool2 is set to receive a transatlantic service from the 2M Alliance, switching from Felixstowe after delays caused by the implementation of a new terminal operating system (TOS). Maersk Line’s South American service, Colombia Express, will also start calling at the port of Liverpool, ex...
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BoxTech database exceeds 11m containers after HMM fleet upload

BoxTech database exceeds 11m containers after HMM fleet upload
Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) is the latest global carrier to join the BoxTech Global Container Database, making details of more than 11m units in total available to registered users. HMM, the 12th largest global carrier, joins 2M carriers Maersk and MSC, which have already uploaded their container fleets to the database, operated on a non-profit ....
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Adani and NYK Auto Logistics form railway joint venture

Adani and NYK Auto Logistics form railway joint venture
Adani Logistics and NYK Auto Logistics have agreed to form a joint venture specialising in transporting finished automobiles by rail. To begin with, the joint venture will run six automobile freight trains but it expects to have 25 running in three years time. Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ), of which Adani Logistics is ...
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Maersk, MSC and Zim set to cooperate on Asia to US East Coast route

Maersk, MSC and Zim set to cooperate on Asia to US East Coast route
Three major carriers have announced that they will swap slots on five loops between Asia and the US East Coast. Currently, Maersk and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) operate five loops on the trade and Zim operates two. From September 2018, Maersk and MSC will contribute four of their loops and Zim will contribute one. The ...
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DP World to build ‘traders market’ in Jebel Ali Free Zone

DP World to build 'traders market' in Jebel Ali Free Zone
DP World and Zheijang China Commodities City Group have agreed to jointly construct a ‘traders market’, covering 3m sq m in Jebel Ali Free Zone Area. Aiming to take advantage of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the market will include clusters of traders from all over the world, offering a wide range of products at one ...
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Barge frequency to rise at Marseille Fos

Barge frequency to rise at Marseille Fos
Frequency on the three-per-week container barge service between Fos and Lyon is to be increased to five departures each way, five days per week, from October 2018 to meet growing demand for pre- and post-forwarding river links between the French Mediterranean and the Rhone-Saone hinterland. Backed by container lines CMA CGM, MSC and Hapag-Lloyd, th...
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Congo Terminal to implement N4 terminal operating system

Congo Terminal to implement N4 terminal operating system
Congo Terminal has signed a licensing deal to implement Navis’ flagship N4 terminal operating system (TOS). The terminal will migrate from its current operating system to N4 3.5, addressing the need for increased operational support and meeting customer service demand. Located in the port city of Pointe-Noire in the Republic of Congo, the terminal...
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New York to invest US$100m in maritime and rail assets

New York to invest US$100m in maritime and rail assets
Freight NYC, a US$100m plan, has been unveiled, aiming to overhaul New York City’s aging freight distribution systems through strategic investments to modernise maritime and rail assets and create new distribution facilities. Looking to find alternative forms of transport to diesel trucks, the strategy includes the development of barge terminals an...
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Automated mooring emissions reductions validated by report

Automated mooring emissions reductions validated by report
Automated mooring systems (AMS) can substantially reduce CO2 emissions from vessels during mooring operations according to a new report by Spanish researchers. The research found that AMS use can cut CO2 emissions by up to 97% at roll-on roll-off (ro-ro) or pax terminals while the systems also reduce the time it takes to moor vessels ...
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Tahitian port installs Ci5 cargo community system

Tahitian port installs Ci5 cargo community system
The Port of Papeete has announced it has chosen Marseille Gyptis International’s (MGI) Ci5 system for goods flow management. The port, located on the island of Tahiti in French Polynesia, chose the system in March 2017 following a request for proposals and the opinion of the Market Consultative Commission and the Papeete trade advisory committee. ....
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Yilport submits offer for Italian facility

Yilport submits offer for Italian facility
Turkish operator Yilport has submitted an offer for the multi purpose facilities in Southern Italy’s Port of Taranto, which previously operated as Taranto Container Terminal (TCT). The facility can handle containers, bulk and roll-on roll-off (ro-ro) cargo, but has been empty since TCT went into liquidation in 2015. Yilport’s concession...
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