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Gaussin plans bid in second AGV tender for Tuas Mega Port

The Tuas Mega Port Project

Gaussin Manugistique and Singapore Technologies Engineering Land Systems (STELS) will bid together for the second lot of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) for the Tuas Mega Port Project, which will be the largest port AGV call for tenders in history. The calls for tenders concerning the second lot of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) is planned for 2020 and will allow Gaussin ... Read More »

Khalifa Port volumes surge 82% in first half of 2019

Khalifa handled 1.7m teu in 2018

Concessions agreements with maritime giants such as MSC and COSCO Shipping Ports (CSP) helped Khalifa Port deliver container volume growth of 82% in the first half of 2019. The port, run by Abu Dhabi Ports, handled 1.14m teu in the first six months of the year, fuelled predominantly through the MSC concession agreement, which was signed last year. The operators ... Read More »

Maersk: Containerised trade in India recorded slower growth than the global average

Containerised trade in India has slowed to 1% in the second quarter of 2019, compared to 9% in the same period last year, and is below the global average growth according to Maersk’s India Trade Report. The report attributed this slowdown to a “cocktail of international factors” such as slowing trade growth, and growing trade tensions – coupled with domestic ... Read More »

Konecranes launches three new lifting products

Konecranes has launched three new lifting products to target existing and new industrial customers in segments including general manufacturing, automotive and various process industries. The S-, C- and M- series represents the next generation of the manufacturer’s three existing products and have brought new technology and innovation to areas such as motor drives, rope, reeving systems and clutches and brakes. ... Read More »

Carrier Transicold launches wireless container refrigeration controller

The Micro-Link 5 controller

Carrier Transicold has introduced the industry’s first container refrigeration unit controller with wireless connection capability, enabling shipping line personnel to monitor and access operations from a smartphone or tablet. The manufacturer hopes that the new Micro-Link 5 controller will help improve visibility, diagnostics, convenience and productivity for customers. The controller allows personnel to interface with refrigerated containers via Carrier Transicold’s ... Read More »

COSCO Shipping Ports sells several terminal stakes to SIPG

COSCO Shipping Ports (CSP) has agreed to sell its stakes in three Chinese terminals to Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) for a combined RMB1.0bn (US$150m). The operator is selling its interests in Nanjing Longtan Terminal, Yangzhou Yuanyang Terminal and Zhangjiagang Terminal while also announcing that it intends to sell interests in Taicang International Container Terminal and Jiangsu Petrochemical Terminal. The ... Read More »

Eurogate plans to open a new container terminal at Damietta Port

Eurogate signed an MoU with the Damietta Port Authority

Contship Italia and Eurogate, in partnership with the Damietta Port Authority (DPA), have planned to set up the biggest logistic system in Africa and in the Middle East which includes a new container terminal at Damietta Port. Representing an investment of €750m (US$824.5m), the first phase of this project will also include a railway line, dry port and a cargo ... Read More »

Contract awarded for second phase of Liverpool2 expansion

New STS cranes will arrive in November

McLaughlin & Harvey has been awarded the contract to deliver the next phase of development at the Liverpool2 deep-water container terminal. The multi-million project will significantly increase the footprint of the site and see the addition of ten cantilever rail-mounted gantry cranes (CRMGs) and three ship-to-shore (STS) cranes. The STS cranes are scheduled to arrive in November 2019 with the ... Read More »

Crowley Maritime Corp chooses Xvela for collaborative stowage planning

Crowley Maritime Corp has selected Navis’ Xvela for stowage planning and to help its users throughout Central America, the Caribbean and the Southeastern United States to work more efficiently. In addition to operating a sizable fleet of vessels, Crowley also operates several terminals and so it chose Xvela to support strong inter- and intra-organisational collaboration following a successful trial in ... Read More »

OECD: Shipping subsidies failing taxpayers

A new study released by the OECD and the International Transport Forum (ITF) has claimed that the current system of direct and indirect maritime subsidies is failing taxpayers. The report recommends redesigning subsidies schemes to harmonise policies, clarify objectives, make them more conditional on positive impacts, avoid market distortions and improve transparency. The authors noted: “The nature of the maritime ... Read More »