Global Ports upgrades equipment at its Finnish terminals

Global Ports upgrades equipment at its Finnish terminals
Global Ports has installed additional cranes for handling container vessels at its two terminals in Finland, Multi-Link Terminals in Kotka and Helsinki, thereby expanding both facilities’ capacities. A new Konecranes ship-to-shore (STS) crane has been put into operation at Multi-Link Terminals Helsinki, replacing an older model. The new unit, which...
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ICTSI Argentina handles imports for La Plata Logistics hub

ICTSI Argentina handles imports for La Plata Logistics hub
International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) Argentina has begun handling import shipments bound for Buenos Aires La Plata Free Zone (BAZFLP). The shipment from Brazil was unloaded at TecPlata and included a seismograph bound for the Vaca Muerta unconventional oil and gas field in Argentina’s Nequen Province which will be used by Wellfiel...
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Khalifa Port expansion on track for Q1 2021 completion

Khalifa Port expansion on track for Q1 2021 completion
Khalifa Port’s phase one expansion, which features the development of a new quay and a logistics area, is on pace to be completed in Q1 2021 according to Abu Dhabi Ports. It is hoped that the Khalifa Port expansion, announced in December 2019, will attract new business and boost capacity in line with evolving customer expectations. ...
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Sri Lankan government to expand local ports in export drive

Sri Lankan government to expand local ports in export drive
The Sri Lankan government will expand the ports of Galle, Trincomalee and Kankesanthurai in an effort to accommodate a potential increase in exports to both regional and global destinations. Jayantha Samaraweera, state minister of container warehouse facilities, container yards, port facilities, and boat and shipping industry development, told loca...
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Lyttelton Port upgrades to new reefer solution

Lyttelton Port upgrades to new reefer solution
Identic Solutions has equipped Lyttelton Port with its most advanced terminal-based reefer solution, which will allow for real time monitoring of data. The Lyttleton Port Company (LPC) has used Identec Solutions’ Terminal Tracker solution since 2007 and decided to take its reefer monitoring system to the next level by equipping the port with 460 Re...
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Patrick upgrades automated terminal in Sydney to N4 TOS

Patrick upgrades automated terminal in Sydney to N4 TOS
Patrick Terminals’ Sydney Automated AutoStrad facility has migrated to the Navis N4 3.8 terminal operating system (TOS), replacing its decades old, in-house TOS. The go-live was successfully completed remotely with minimal staff on site at the terminal in Port Botany. With modernisation and automation in mind, the operator selected N4 as its TOS fo...
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CSP Spain receives six new Konecranes RTGs

CSP Spain receives six new Konecranes RTGs
CSP Spain’s Iberian Valencia Terminal has acquired six Konecranes new rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) as part of its €62m (US$73m) investment plan in the Port of Valencia. Part of CSP Spain’s 2020-2023 plan, the investment aims to increase the competitiveness of the Valencian container terminal by improving its offering and capacity. The six new RTG cran...
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Sinotrans establishes rail link between Shenzhen and Duisburg

Sinotrans establishes rail link between Shenzhen and Duisburg
Sinotrans, the logistics division of China Merchants Group (CMG), has established its own rail link between Shenzhen and Duisburg, offering a new connection for freight transport between the Pearl River Delta and Europe. The service will travel from China through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland and then Duisburg in Germany. Guanpeng Li, CEO of...
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British International Freight Association speaks out on shipping line surcharges

British International Freight Association speaks out on shipping line surcharges
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), which has pushed for an end to “spurious” surcharges applied by container shipping lines, has welcomed the announcements made by some companies that they will discontinue low sulphur fuel surcharges. The trade association accused the carriers of profiteering when they announced in 20...
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DCT Gdansk looks to expand business in Czech Republic and Slovakia

DCT Gdansk looks to expand business in Czech Republic and Slovakia
DCT Gdansk has appointed a permanent representative located in Prague who will work closely with its customers in Czech Republic and Slovakia. Adéla Kurečková, whose career has spanned the the shipping, freight forwarding and customs clearance industries, will join the company as business development manager for the region. Kurečková will aim to as...
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Port of Rotterdam Authority to deepen Amazonehaven basin

Port of Rotterdam Authority to deepen Amazonehaven basin
The Port of Rotterdam, in partnership with Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam (ECT), has commissioned a project to deepen a 500 m stretch of the Amazonehaven port basin at Maasvlakte from 16.65 m to 17.45 m. The aim is to ensure the ECT Delta Terminal, which receives some of the largest container ships in the world, ...
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CMA CGM boosts profitability amidst fall in volumes

CMA CGM boosts profitability amidst fall in volumes
CMA CGM improved profitability in all its business activities during the second quarter of 2020 as it adapted fleet capacity to demand and maintained cost discipline, mitigating a pandemic-related 13% decrease in container volumes carried. Average revenue per teu was up by 3% to US$1,112 aiding the carrier’s financial performance, while unit cost b...
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PSA and HMM form joint venture for terminal operations in Singapore

PSA and HMM form joint venture for terminal operations in Singapore
PSA Corporation and Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) have joined forces to launch a joint venture in Singapore, aiming to boost efficiency in container operations. The joint venture company, HMM-PSA Singapore Terminal (HPST) is scheduled to commence operations before the end of 2020, subject to regulatory approvals. PSA will hold a 58% stake in HPST,...
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DP World and CPDQ boost investment platform to US$8.2bn

DP World and CPDQ boost investment platform to US$8.2bn
DP World and global institutional investor Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) have announced the expansion of their ports and terminals investment through a new commitment of US$4.5bn that will increase the total size of the platform to US$8.2bn. The Dubai-based company holds a 55% share while CPRQ owns the remainder of the ...
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Sany STS crane delivered to Latvia’s Baltic Container Terminal

Sany STS crane delivered to Latvia’s Baltic Container Terminal
Baltic Container Terminal (BCT) in the Port of Riga has received a ship-to-shore (STS) crane from Sany, after the parties worked with Latvian and Chinese authorities to facilitate the deployment of engineers during COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. The STS454701 unit marks the second large STS crane that BCT has purchased from Sany since 2014, as it...
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APM Terminals Pipavav approves expansion plan

APM Terminals Pipavav approves expansion plan
The Board of APM Terminals Pipavav (Gujarat Pipavav Port) has approved a Rs7bn (US$96m) expansion plan, which will upgrade the port’s existing facilities to handle bigger ships. The investment will help to increase annual container capacity from 1.35m teu to 1.6m teu, catering to a potential rise in imports and exports. With the implementation of ....
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Maersk retires Safmarine and Damco brands in restructuring

Maersk retires Safmarine and Damco brands in restructuring
Safmarine will be integrated into Maersk while the Damco brand’s air and less than container load (LCL) offering will be combined with Maersk’s logistics and services products as the Danish conglomerate looks to boost its end-to-end service delivery. The restructuring means that by the end of 2020, the Safmarine and Damco brands will no longer ...
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Port of Montreal resumes activities on its docks

Port of Montreal resumes activities on its docks
The Port of Montreal has resumed activities on its docks a week after the truce agreement between the longshore workers’ union CUPE Local 375 and the Maritime Employers Association (MEA). Within the week, seven container ships called at the port’s terminals and thousands of trucks and about 10 trains picked up the slack to move ...
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Kalmar secures order for four SmartPower RTGs for Cambodia

Kalmar secures order for four SmartPower RTGs for Cambodia
Phnom Penh Autonomos Port (PPAP) has ordered four Kalmar SmartPower rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes for its LM17 Container Terminal in Cambodia. The order was booked in the third quarter of 2020 and delivery is scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of 2021. PPAP’s LM17 Container Terminal, located in Cambodia’s Kandal Province, started ope...
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Major ports and shipping companies chosen to advise UK government on trade

Major ports and shipping companies chosen to advise UK government on trade
The UK Department for International Trade (DIT) has appointed several major terminal operators and shipping lines, including DP World, Hutchison Ports and Maersk, as members of its transport services Trade Advisory Group (TAG). As trade talks with Japan, the US, Australia and New Zealand intensify, the UK International Trade Secretary Liz Truss has...
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