Avanza trials Daikin’s Active CA for avocados

Avanza trials Daikin’s Active CA for avocados
Avocado supplier Avanza has completed a trial with Daikin Reefer using Active Controlled Atmosphere (CA) technology on a proof of concept shipment of 6,500 kg avocados between the ports of Tauranga, New Zealand, and Busan, Korea. The trial took place in December, towards the end of the New Zealand avocado season, which runs from September ...
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Twill takes first customer booking in India

Twill takes first customer booking in India
Digital freight forwarder Twill has taken its first customer booking in India, having identified it as a target export country. Later this year India will also be made an import country on the platform, which was launched in April 2017. Twill, which is partnered with Damco, is now present in eight countries, and alongside this ...
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Contargo opens first branch office in Duisburg

Contargo opens first branch office in Duisburg
Contargo Rail Services (CRS) has begun offering its services for the rail transport of goods at a newly-established Agency and Coordination Point in Duisburg. The company is offering commercial and schedule processing of trains for customers, as well as providing full coordination services for the transports of third parties. Andreas Mager, co-mana...
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Bin Sulayem: DP World has no plans to invest in America

Bin Sulayem: DP World has no plans to invest in America
DP World CEO Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem said the operator has ruled out investing in American ports for the time being. Bin Sulayem said operational costs in America were too high but refused to rule out future investments in a wide-ranging interview with CNBC. Bin Sulayem said: “The problem is the port operation in the ...
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Trump announces US$1.5tn infrastructure plan

Trump announces US$1.5tn infrastructure plan
President Trump has announced an infrastructure program which he claimed would ‘stimulate’ at least US$1.5tn in new investments, including for port projects. However the program, outlined in a 55-page legislative document, would not see the US government invest US$1.5tn directly if approved by Congress. Instead it would authorise spending US$200bn...
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Hamburg posts flat 2017

Hamburg posts flat 2017
Container volumes at the Port of Hamburg fell by 1% to 8.8m teu in 2017 which the port attributed to delays in dredging the Elbe and economic sanctions on trade with Russia. Throughput of loaded containers remained flat at 7.6m teu while volumes of empty boxes fell by 88,000 teu to 1.2m teu. According to ...
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UK government claims Russia was behind NotPetya cyberattack

UK government claims Russia was behind NotPetya cyberattack
The UK government has blamed its Russian counterpart for the NotPetya cyber-attack in June 2017 that crippled Maersk and APM Terminals’ (APMT) operations. The attack could cost Maersk up to US$300m, and the UK Foreign Office claimed the Russian military ‘almost certainly’ launched the virus-based attack. The initial targets were said to be Ukrainia...
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Forwarder joins Maersk-IBM blockchain initiative

Forwarder joins Maersk-IBM blockchain initiative
Logistics prover Agility has become the first forwarder to collaborate on the Maersk-IBM blockchain solution initiative. The solution will aim to provide more efficient and secure methods for conducting trade by using blockchain to manage and track containers. In collaborating, Agility has agreed to share and receive information on individual shipm...
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Yilport’s terminals register 9.5% throughput growth in strong 2017

Yilport's terminals register 9.5% throughput growth in strong 2017
Throughput at Yilport’s terminals grew by 9.5% to 4.3m teu in 2017 which the company attributed primarily to growing Turkish trade and Swedish exports. At Yilport’s Turkish container terminals Yilport Gebze and Yilport Gemlik volumes rose by 26% and 30% to 501,284 teu and 474,019 teu respectively. Yilport said the growth at Gemlik was supported ...
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Gdansk eyes further growth after strong 2017

Gdansk eyes further growth after strong 2017
Volumes at DCT Gdansk swelled by 24% in 2017 as container throughput at the Polish terminal fell just shy of 1.6m teu. The strong year was attributed to the full operational introduction of DCT Gdansk’s second terminal, T2, which doubled the facility’s capacity. Cameron Thorpe, CEO at DCT Gdansk, said: “The introduction of T2 facilitated ...
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Kalmar to service Swedish Yilport terminals

Kalmar to service Swedish Yilport terminals
Kalmar has secured a contract for maintenance work at Yilport’s three Swedish cargo terminals: two in Gävle and one in Stockholm. The flexible Kalmar Care agreement covers maintaining terminal equipment such as container cranes and reach-stackers, and includes fixed-price maintenance coverage for both rental and owned equipment. Kalmar will also of...
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Swissterminal announces new company structure

Swissterminal announces new company structure
The Swiss logistics provider Swissterminal has announced plans to restructure its company to allow a stronger focus on various business areas and entering new markets. The company will bundle its activities into two divisions: one for operational activities and another for non-operational activities. As a result, the current Swissterminal Holding A...
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HHLA posts strong 2017

HHLA posts strong 2017
Germany’s Hamburger Hafen und Logistik (HHLA) reported a strong financially and operationally as throughput rose by 8.1% to 7.2m teu. At HHLA’s three terminals in Hamburg throughput rose by 8.3% to 6.9m teu while in Odessa, Ukraine, volumes rose by 3.4% to 0.3m teu. According to preliminary audits, HHLA’s group revenue rose by 6% to ...
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Maersk grows revenue and underlying profit in “unusual” year

Maersk grows revenue and underlying profit in
A topsy-turvy  2017 saw Maersk deliver an underlying profit for its continuing operations of US$356m, compared to a loss of US$496m the previous year, although this fell significantly below expectations. An underlying profit of US$425.4m had been forecast while operating profit reached US$641m, far below the estimate of US$1.03bn. Søren Skou, CEO o...
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Lase’s truck lifting prevention system installed at Incheon

Lase's truck lifting prevention system installed at Incheon
The LaseTLP system for Truck Lifting Prevention has been commissioned for eight automatic rail-mounted gantry (ARMG) cranes in the NewPort at Sun Kwang Container Terminal (SNCT) in Incheon, South Korea. In the automated Asian hub, 2D-laser scanners will aim to detect truck liftings, which  occur when any twistlock is locked or jammed, before the li...
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Second phase of ICTSI’s Basra investment underway

Second phase of ICTSI’s Basra investment underway
The phase two expansion of Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) is underway, with 400 m of quay and a 14 m draught to be completed by the third quarter of 2019, enabling vessels of up to 9,000 teu to be handled. On completion of this phase, the terminal operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) will ...
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Evergreen orders eight 11,000 teu vessels

Evergreen orders eight 11,000 teu vessels
Evergreen Marine Corp. (EMC) has agreed with Samsung Heavy Industries (SGI) to order eight 11,000 teu container ships. Four ships will be owned by EMC’s subsidiary, Greencompass Marine S.A. and a further four by Evergreen Marine (Hong Kong) Ltd. The newbuildings are planned to be delivered from the first quarter of 2020 through the second ...
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CMA CGM introduces new system to transport liquids by container

CMA CGM introduces new system to transport liquids by container
CMA CGM has launched the Reeflex, a containerised system to transport liquids by controlled temperature as an alternative to break bulk. The solution allows or the transportation of liquids (juices, milk, compotes, syrup and all kind of oils) in a single bag with a capacity ranging from 12,000 to 24,000 litres. It is available on reefer ...
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Carrier Transicold offers lower GWP refrigerant for PrimeLINE units

Carrier Transicold offers lower GWP refrigerant for PrimeLINE units
Carrier Transicold is offering a provision to use the R-513A refrigerant with its PrimeLINE contianer unit for customers seeking a refrigerant with lower global warming potential (GWP). The option acts as a hedge against potential regulatory changes that may affect the availability and prices of traditional hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants. Wil...
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DP World handles 70m teu over global portfolio

DP World handles 70m teu over global portfolio
DP World handled 70.1m teu across its global portfolio of container terminals in 2017, with gross container volumes up by 10.1% on a reported basis and by 9.7% on a like-by-like basis. Both growth figures significantly exceeded Drewry Maritime’s global container throughout growth estimate of 6% for 2017. In the fourth quarter, the global port...
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Kingston Freeport Terminal adds straddle carriers

Kingston Freeport Terminal adds straddle carriers
Kingston Freeport Terminal has ordered eight Konecranes Noell straddle carriers, aiming to strengthen its container handling operation at Kingston Container Terminal in Jamaica. The facility already operates 25 Konecranes Noell straddle carriers, mainly of the N SC 644 E type. These are diesel-electric straddle carriers that stack containers one-ov...
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Volumes up 10% at Marseille Fos

Volumes up 10% at Marseille Fos
The Port of Marseille Fos had a strong 2017, with container volumes rising by 10% to hit 1.4m teu. The double-digit increase at the Fos deepsea terminals was aided by three new services at Marseille. Turnover increased by 7.3% to €160m and capital expenditure on infrastructure approached €50m,  including the development of 55 ha of ...
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Strong results at Sines

Strong results at Sines
Container volumes rose by 10.3% at the Port of Sines in Portugal, with a total throughput of 1.67m teu in 2017. For the first time since it began operating, back in 2004, the Container Terminal – Terminal XXI, took the top spot in terms of handling rates, accounting for nearly 42% of the total handled. ...
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Cavotec powers Paraguayan cranes

Cavotec powers Paraguayan cranes
Cavotec will provide the cable reel technology for two electric rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes that Konecranes is sending to a Paraguayan river port later this year. The cranes will be fitted with Cavotec motorised power cable reels to ensure a constant connection to a 1 kV power supply. The ‘Boxhunter’ cranes will be used at ...
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Eurogate’s volumes remain flat

Eurogate's volumes remain flat
Volumes at Eurogate’s container terminals remained fairly flat in 2017 as throughput fell by 1.4% to just over 14.4m teu. Losses at the operator’s Hamburg and Ust-Luga terminal, where container volumes dropped by 25.6% and 8.8% respectively, were evened out by gains of 25.9% and 22.9% in Lisbon and Tangier. Wilhelmshaven also registered a good ...
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