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Lase opens first office in Australia

Lase has opened an office in Perth, Australia, in order to support its growing base of local customers in the mining industry and several other sectors including container ports. Lars Mohr, who has previously worked as sales manager at the Lase branch office in Bremen, Germany, has been appointed general manager for Lase’s expansion into Australia and the South-Pacific region. ... Read More »

DP World to create US$1.2bn container port and logistics park in Indonesia

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia witness signing ceremony

DP World and Indonesian conglomerate Maspion Group have agreed to create a US$1.2bn container port and industrial logistics park in East Java. It is the first joint venture of its kind in the Indonesian transportation sector involving a private sector partnership between an FDI partner and a private sector Indonesian company, within the context of co-operation in maritime services with ... Read More »

King Abdullah Port receives 28 cranes to increase annual capacity to 5m teu

King Abdullah Port has received 28 Liebherr cranes, marking the start of the expansion of its container terminals and with the aim to help raise the port’s annual capacity to 5m teu. The cranes are part of the first phase of the expansion, which was decided through a Memoriam of Understanding (MoU) signed with National Container Terminal, and are scheduled ... Read More »

Kalmar to deliver its first eco reachstacker in Indonesia

A Kalmar Eco reachstacker

Kalmar has signed a contract with Cikarang Dry Port for the delivery of the first Kalmar Eco Reachstacker in Indonesia, which is expected to arrive at the facility in July 2019. Launched in 2018, Kalmar’s Eco Reachstacker is designed to reduce fuel consumption and emissions while maintaining a good performance. Benny Woenardi, managing director of PT. Cikarang Inland Port which ... Read More »

DP World reports 0.5% gross volume growth in half-year

DP World handled 35.8m teu across its global portfolio of container terminals in the first half of 2019, gross container volumes growing by 0.5% year-on-year on a reported basis and a like-for-like basis. Strong performance across Asia Pacific, Indian Subcontinent and Africa drove growth in Q2 2019, but weaker volumes in the UAE and Australia offset this trend. At a ... Read More »

Contargo makes preparations for the “extreme” summer

Contargo has prepared for the next “extreme summer” by having four barges in its fleet modified so that they have 10-15 cm more water beneath the keel in very low water conditions. The hinterland logistics company, which uses barges for about 75% of its container transports, expects another hot summer with weeks of drought and low water on the Rhine ... Read More »

Hutchison Ports BEST terminal increases reefer capacity

Barcelona Europe South Terminal (BEST)

Hutchison Ports BEST terminal in the Port of Barcelona has increased its storage and connection capacity for refrigerated containers, from 1,600 connection points up to 2,750. The 70% increase in reefer capacity makes it one of the terminals with the most connections for refrigerated containers in the whole of the Mediterranean area. Guillermo Belcastro, CEO of Hutchison Ports BEST, stated: ... Read More »

Jaxport container volumes up 6%

The Jacksonville Port Authority (Jaxport) has achieved a 6% increase in container volumes over the first three quarters of fiscal year 2019, handling nearly 1m teu. The port also moved nearly 535,000 auto units in this period, an increase of seven percent over the same time in fiscal year 2018. The Florida hub’s Asian container volumes continue to grow, up eight percent so far ... Read More »

Strong half-year for Kalmar sees profits rise

Kalmar launched a Li-on battery forklift in June

Kalmar’s operating profit rose by 26% to €65.8m in the first half of 2019 as the demand for Kalmar’s services increased, but declined slightly in mobile equipment. Customers’ investments were mostly targeted to smaller subprojects as well as improving the efficiency of the existing terminals instead of building new terminals. Cargotec’s CEO Mika Vehviläinen said: “We made progress in solving the ... Read More »

Haina International Terminals implements Xvela’s Collaborative Berth Window Management application

Haina International Terminals (HIT) has implemented Xvela’s Collaborative Berth Window Management application with the aim to reduce idle time, improve the use of berth space and increase the service quality for customers. Xvela’s Collaborative Berth Window Management application provides real-time visibility and estimated time of arrival (ETA) values aligned with validated berth prospects. The application enables carriers, terminals, agents and ... Read More »