High demand for mobile harbour cranes with electric drive

High demand for mobile harbour cranes with electric drive
Demand for Liebherr mobile harbour cranes (MHCs) with an electric drive (e-drive) has risen sharply in the 2021 sales year, with the number of units equipped with an electric motor having doubled since 2019. More than a third of all Liebherr LHM crane orders have an e-drive installed and the rend is on the rise. ...
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British ports call for green fund to accelerate zero emissions transition

British ports call for green fund to accelerate zero emissions transition
The UK Major Ports Group (UKMPG) has called on the government to establish a dedicated ‘Green Ports Fund’ to co-invest alongside industry in green assets and infrastructure which are technologically proven but currently unaffordable. Such investments would include the infrastructure required for electrically charging ships in ports and the new gene...
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Port of Salalah launches end-to-end logistics service to Yemen

Port of Salalah launches end-to-end logistics service to Yemen
The Port of Salalah has launched a multimodal transport solution to Al-Mazyunah free zone as part of its regional strategy, aiming to support the growth of SMEs in Oman and Yemen and attract new investors. Designed to facilitate inland services, the new offering extends beyond the port and includes securing customs clearances and bonded trucking .....
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Electronic bill of lading more secure and efficient, industry experts say

Electronic bill of lading more secure and efficient, industry experts say
The electronic Bill of Lading (eBL) is “shaping the future of shipping” according to MSC, the Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA), WAVE BL and BRF. Taking part in a panel at Cool Logistics Global Conference 2021, the companies noted that the eBL is a more efficient and secure alternative to the millions of paper bills ...
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Angolan port chosen for IMO-Singapore maritime single window project

Angolan port chosen for IMO-Singapore maritime single window project
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and Singapore have selected Angola’s Port of Lobito for a pilot project to implement a digital ship clearance system. Launched in March 2021 with a call for expressions of interest to participate, the Single Window for Facilitation of Trade (SWiFT) Project will be scaled up to benefit more countries in...
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Adani to exit project for container terminal in Myanmar

Adani to exit project for container terminal in Myanmar
Adani Ports has said that it is abandoning plans to build a container terminal in Myanmar, weeks after applying for a US license for the project, which has received substantial criticism from human rights organisations. Scrutiny on investments in Myanmar has heightened since February when the armed forces overthrew the country’s democratically elec...
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MPS completes phase 2 of Tema Port expansion

MPS completes phase 2 of Tema Port expansion
Meridian Port Services (MPS) has successfully completed works on the fourth new berth of the Tema Port expansion project. The 400 m long fourth berth of phase two, originally scheduled for completion in the middle of 2022, adds up to the 1,000 m of phase one currently being operated. Mohamed Samara, CEO of MPS, noted ...
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Strong container growth for DP World in third quarter

Strong container growth for DP World in third quarter
DP World handled 58.4m teu across its global portfolio of container terminals over September 2021, representing a 12% increase year-on-year on a reported basis. Container volumes rose 8% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2021, mainly driven by Asia Pacific, India, Middle East & Africa and Australia with a strong performance from Qingdao in C...
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San Pedro Bay ports to charge carriers for long container dwell times

San Pedro Bay ports to charge carriers for long container dwell times
The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles will begin assessing a surcharge to ocean carriers for import containers that dwell on marine terminals, as they try to improve cargo movement amidst severe congestion. Under the new policy, the ports will charge carriers for every container dwelling nine days or more if it is due ...
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Ashdod Port completes significant phase of Platform 21 upgrade

Ashdod Port completes significant phase of Platform 21 upgrade
Ashdod Port has completed a significant phase in its ₪500m (US$156.2m) project to upgrade Platform 21 to make it deeper and accessible to megaships. At the end of the process the western side of the platform will reach a depth of about 16 m, which will allow large grain ships to dock there. Shiko Zana, ...
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Innovez One to implement digital platform at two Indonesian ports

Innovez One to implement digital platform at two Indonesian ports
Maritime software provider Innovez One will supply its ‘marineM’ digital platform for use in the Indonesian ports of Balikpapan and Belawan, after signing contracts with state-owned port services companies Pelindo I and Pelindo IV. The marine job planner is a marine operating system (MOS) that is geared to optimise services for arriving and departi...
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Container prices ease as China resumes activities post the Golden Week

Container prices ease as China resumes activities post the Golden Week
The average standard container prices in China have plunged for both trading and leasing as Golden Week concludes in China, according to data published by Container xChange. Since week 39, just ahead of the Golden week, the average trading price of 40 ft high cube containers has fallen 22.5% from US$8,516 to US$6,598 in week ...
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APM Terminals and ZPMC form strategic partnership geared towards automation

APM Terminals and ZPMC form strategic partnership geared towards automation
APM Terminals (APMT) and ZPMC have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), looking to change equipment purchasing from a purely transactional process to a more strategic collaboration with a focus on automation. The focus of this agreement is the joint development and deployment of a wide range of automated solutions, including automated contai...
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BEST unveils sustainability plan aiming to halve logistics chain emissions

BEST unveils sustainability plan aiming to halve logistics chain emissions
Hutchison Ports Barcelona Europe South Terminal (BEST) has made public its sustainability plan, which it claims will enable shipowners to reduce their direct carbon footprint by half compared to other conventional terminals. According to the operator, the use of electrical equipment and the energy efficiency of the terminal’s automated operat...
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Mukran Port Terminals purchase third Liebherr MHC

Mukran Port Terminals purchase third Liebherr MHC
Mukran Port Terminals GmbH has purchased its third Liebherr mobile harbour crane (MHC), a LHM 550, for the Port of Sassnitz in Germany. The MHC was purchased following a period of rental and, with a maximum lifting capacity of up to 144 tonnes, it will be used primarily for the growing project business and increasing ...
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DP World launches digital logistics platform for Indian market

DP World launches digital logistics platform for Indian market
DP World has launched a new digital logistics platform called CARGOES Logistics, which aims to provide customers with a single-window solution providing instant online cargo booking, efficient movement and advanced tracking from origin to destination. Using the platform, customers can choose from multimodal logistics options, ship freight by sea, r...
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APM Terminals appoints head of decarbonisation

APM Terminals appoints head of decarbonisation
APM Terminals (APMT) has hired Sahar Rashidbeigi as the company’s head of decarbonisation as it looks to transition towards carbon neutral operations. Rashidbeigi will assume the role from the start of November 2021, which represents the creation of a dedicated function fully focused on decarbonisation. Mikael Gutman, head of APMT Procurement, said...
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Peel Ports: Local logistics could sort supply chain woes

Peel Ports: Local logistics could sort supply chain woes
Peel Ports has called for the supply chain to rethink its approach and take advantage of the full range of private, public and trust ports across the UK in order to address bottleneck problems. The UK’s second largest port operator stated that the country’s network of 120 commercial ports is under-utilised and that commerce as ...
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IAPH calls for revenues from market-based measures to be invested in ports

IAPH calls for revenues from market-based measures to be invested in ports
The International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) is advocating that a significant share of the revenue generated by a market-based measure (MBM) on emissions should be allocated to investments in ports, particularly in developing countries, that facilitate the decarbonisation of shipping. The UN-recognised NGO has submitted a commenting p...
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Bolloré Ports orders new electric equipment from Gaussin

Bolloré Ports orders new electric equipment from Gaussin
Bolloré Ports has ordered two APM 75T HE electric port tractors, four POWERPACK HE and a 6×4 multi-load station from Gaussin for the Freetown port terminal in Sierra Leone. The order is part of Bolloré Ports’ ‘Green Terminal’ labelling process, initiated in 2021, that aims to contribute to the reduction of its carbon footprint through ...
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FMC urges carriers to adopt detention and demurrage best practices

FMC urges carriers to adopt detention and demurrage best practices
Ocean carriers should rapidly adopt three common best practices related to detention and demurrage according to the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), which hopes they will promote clarity and certainty about how and when fees will be assessed as well as how to challenge disputed charges. The call for an industry-wide adoption of best practices cam...
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DP World partners with CDC Group to create Africa investment platform

DP World partners with CDC Group to create Africa investment platform
DP World has partnered with the UK’s development finance institution and impact investor CDC Group (CDC) to create an investment platform in Africa. The platform covers a long-term investment period and DP World is contributing its stakes in three existing ports initially with expectations to invest a further US$1bn through the platform over the ne...
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