13 governments pledge to help shipping companies conduct crew changes

13 governments pledge to help shipping companies conduct crew changes
Governments from across the world have pledged to urgently resolve issues for seafarers that have arisen due to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially the critical need to continue conducting crew changes throughout the world. At least 200,000 seafarers are estimated to require immediate repatriation in addition to a similar number of seafarers that urg...
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DAMCO develops app to digitise shipment processing of infant formula for Wyeth

DAMCO develops app to digitise shipment processing of infant formula for Wyeth
DAMCO has developed a new app for Wyeth Nutrition, a division of Nestlé Nutrition, which digitises the shipment processing of its infant formula consignments globally. The tailored app allows truck drivers to record and report on all of Wyeth’s local container transport movements, as well as to generate a quality control document, which can be ...
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42 Kuenz ASCs in full operation at Tanger Med 2

42 Kuenz ASCs in full operation at Tanger Med 2
Kuenz has brought 42 automatic stacking cranes (ASCs) into full operation at Tanger Med 2, the new automated terminal at the Port of Tanger in Morocco. Having been awarded a contract by the terminal operator APM Terminals (APMT), the cranes were delivered over the first two phases of the project from 2017-2019. The cranes, which ...
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Port of Antwerp shows resilience against slump in container volumes

Port of Antwerp shows resilience against slump in container volumes
Container traffic increased by 0.4% at the Port of Antwerp in the first half of 2020, bucking the trend of reduced volumes at container ports since COVID-19 began affecting global trade. At the Belgian hub, container volumes increased in the first quarter of the year, but the effects of cancelled sailings were felt from April ...
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DCSA publishes standards for exchange of vessel schedules

DCSA publishes standards for exchange of vessel schedules
The Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) has published standards for the digital exchange of operational vessel schedules (OVS), which can be implemented by vessel operators, their vessel sharing agreement (VSA) partners and operational service providers, to enable automatic sharing of service automation. The neutral, non-profit group, whi...
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Decarbonisation roadmap for the shipping industry set out in Shell report

Decarbonisation roadmap for the shipping industry set out in Shell report
Shipping executives from across the sector have set out an industry roadmap to decarbonise shipping in a report published by Shell and Deloitte. Out of the 82 shipping executives asked, 95% view decarbonisation as important or a top-three priority and nearly 80% noted that its importance had increased significantly over the past three months. Huibe...
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Konecranes Gottwald MHC for new terminal in Trieste, Italy

Konecranes Gottwald MHC for new terminal in Trieste, Italy
Konecranes is set to deliver an eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour crane (MHC) for a new terminal at the Port of Trieste in northeastern Italy. The crane was ordered in the second quarter of 2020 by Piattaforma Logistica Trieste S.r.L (PLT) and is set to be delivered in September and commissioned in October, handling containers, ...
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DP World Antwerp Gateway secures long-term financing to support expansion plans

DP World Antwerp Gateway secures long-term financing to support expansion plans
DP World has secured a 20-year €258m (US$290.1m) refinancing package for its Antwerp Gateway terminal as part of ambitious plans to increase automation and container capacity. The transaction is the first European terminal asset to price in the private market since the outbreak of COVID-19. Rob Harrison, DP World Antwerp CEO, said: “We are delighte...
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APM Terminals introduces APIs to speed up data transmission

APM Terminals introduces APIs to speed up data transmission
APM Terminals (APMT) has introduced application programming interface (API) accessibility, allowing data to be transmitted in seconds from terminal operating systems (TOS) directly to customers’ transport management or logistics systems. Once a customer queries a container or multiple containers, they should instantly receive the latest status of t...
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Ports can be front runners of energy transition

Ports can be front runners of energy transition
Ports could play a pivotal role in the world’s decarbonisation as total electricity generating capacity for industrial ports could increase more than tenfold by 2050, a study by DNV GL has found. Despite industrial production increasing almost 60% and cargo throughput growing 30% by 2050, energy efficiency measures and electrification could more th...
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Assembly of BoxBay high bay storage system completed at Jebel Ali

Assembly of BoxBay high bay storage system completed at Jebel Ali
DP World has completed assembly of the world’s first container high bay store system (HBS) at Jebel Ali Port, with the pilot phase of operation set to begin before September 2020. The technology from BoxBay, a joint venture by DP World and German industrial engineering specialist SMS Group, could potentially dramatically change the way containers ....
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Liebherr MHC used in flexible barge solution at the Harbour of New York

Liebherr MHC used in flexible barge solution at the Harbour of New York
Sims Metal Management has been able to increase its flexibility at the New York Harbour by deploying its Liebherr LHM 600 mobile harbour crane (MHC) on a barge. This has enabled Sims, one of the world’s leading metal recyclers, to move the floating MHC between its different terminals. The company operates two different terminals in ...
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MSC adds instant quote function for online cargo bookings

MSC adds instant quote function for online cargo bookings
MSC has introduced an online instant quote function to its e-business platform myMSC, aiming to help its customers quickly and easily get shipping rates for container bookings. At present, the majority of the carrier’s bookings are carried out offline, meaning the process of completing a booking can be time consuming. In comparison, the instant quo...
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Wallace goes live with Tideworks graphical planning solution at Port of Auckland

Wallace goes live with Tideworks graphical planning solution at Port of Auckland
Wallace Investments has gone live with Tideworks’ graphical planning solution, the Spinnaker Planning Management System, at the Port of Auckland. Although travel restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic prohibited Tideworks’ team from traveling to Wallace’s terminal for initial assessments, testing and deployment, they collaborated with Wa...
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Termont selects Buiscar trailers for its new Viau Terminal

Termont selects Buiscar trailers for its new Viau Terminal
Termont Montréal has opted for Buiscar Skeletal trailers for its new Viau Terminal at the Port of Montreal, Canada in order to improve efficiency as capacity expands. The terminal operator currently handles over 500,000 teu at its Maisonnueve Terminal and, once the second phase of Viau Terminal is finished, total handling capacity will exceed 1m .....
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Port of Oakland’s FY2021 budget drops nearly 16% due to COVID-19 implications

Port of Oakland’s FY2021 budget drops nearly 16% due to COVID-19 implications
The Port of Oakland has curtailed its fiscal year 2021 spending plans having approved a budget for next year down 15.84% from 2020 due to coronavirus-related business declines. The US$432.5m set aside in operating and capital expenditures and debt service payments next year, reduced from last year’s US$513.6m, reflects anticipated declines in Oakla...
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HHLA CTA certified as only climate-neutral container terminal worldwide

HHLA CTA certified as only climate-neutral container terminal worldwide
TÜV Nord has reconfirmed its rating of HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA), meaning it remains the only certified climate-neutral terminal in the world. Hamburger Hafen und Logistik (HHLA) has set a target of halving its absolute carbon emissions by 2030 compared with 2018 and achieving climate neutrality in the group by 2040. Angela Titzrath...
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Port of Melbourne welcomes its largest container ship to dock

Port of Melbourne welcomes its largest container ship to dock
The Port of Melbourne (PoM) has welcomed its largest container ship ever, the 10,662 teu CMA CGM Ural, onto its Webb Dock at the Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT). Compared to the 4,500 teu carried by the average container ship that currently calls at PoM, this is a significant increase in load carrying capacity. Brendan ...
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Dutch Safety Board calls for better risk management on the North Sea routes

Dutch Safety Board calls for better risk management on the North Sea routes
Following the MSC ZOE accident in 2019, the Dutch Safety Board (OVV) has called for better risk management of container transport on the shopping routes on the North Sea north of the Wadden area. Approximately 270 containers, carrying cargo including chemicals, fell from the 19,000 teu container ship in January 2019 during a storm. In ...
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Research centre launched to help decarbonise shipping

Research centre launched to help decarbonise shipping
A group of shipping industry players have launched the Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Centre for Zero Carbon Shipping, aiming to develop new fuel types and technologies to decarbonise maritime transport. The founding company partners behind this initiative are ABS, A.P. Møller – Mærsk, Cargill, MAN Energy Solutions, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, NYK...
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Liebherr launches Remote Service App

Liebherr launches Remote Service App
Liebherr has developed a Remote Service Tool for crawler cranes for easier and faster troubleshooting with, as part of an extended test phase, free access for all customers until the end of 2020. The app improves assistance through visual information as it has integrated audio and video calls, a chat function, screen sharing, image and ...
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