Port of Hamburg not expecting volume reduction from liner service changes

Port of Hamburg not expecting volume reduction from liner service changes
The Port of Hamburg is confident it can maintain its volumes despite the loss of an Ocean Alliance service, with existing volumes from the alliance partners set to be shared between its other services that call the German port. From April, the Ocean Alliance NEU 5 service handled by EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg (CTH) is ...
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Israeli government approves Haifa Port privatisation

Israeli government approves Haifa Port privatisation
The government of Israel has approved a plan to privatise the Port of Haifa after two years of deliberations, aiming to attract new investment and increase competition. Local media has reported that the sale will be completed by 2022 and the lease will last through 2054. A minimum investment of US$290m is required by the ...
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Four Liebherr STS cranes for Montreal

Four Liebherr STS cranes for Montreal
Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership (MGT) have ordered four Liebherr ship-to-shore (STS) cranes for its Cast Container Terminal in Montreal, Canada to help with increased container traffic. With the increase in container traffic expected to continue, as it has at the port for a number of years, MGT has said that investment in quality infrastruct...
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Navis offers RTG optimisation in latest version of N4

Navis offers RTG optimisation in latest version of N4
Navis has announced the availability of N4 3.8, the latest cloud-enabled version of its core terminal operating system (TOS), offering rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) crane optimisation to streamline operations for manual and automated RTG terminals. The newest iteration of N4 is meant to lay the foundation for cloud deployments, with a richer suite of N...
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Hapag-Lloyd’s CEO warns of environmental challenges in 2020

Hapag-Lloyd's CEO warns of environmental challenges in 2020
Trade conflicts, new fuel regulations, environmental and climate protection are among the top issues the shipping industry will face in 2020, claims Hapag-Lloyd CEO Rolf Habben Jansen. With International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s 2020 sulphur regulations now in effect, Hapag-Lloyd expects additional costs of around US$1bn per year as it makes t...
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Yilport terminals in Portugal and Sweden opt for automated RTGs

Yilport terminals in Portugal and Sweden opt for automated RTGs
Yilport has signed contracts with Konecranes for the delivery of automated rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) crane systems to two of its Portuguese terminals and another in Sweden. Each system will have six ARTGs operated under a supervised operation concept, with four remote operating stations (ROSs). They will be built as extensions to the container yard...
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DP World takes 44% stake in Swissterminal

DP World takes 44% stake in Swissterminal
DP World has entered a strategic partnership with Swissterminal Holding, taking a 44% stake in the Mayer family business, which is Switzerland’s leading container terminal operator. Swissterminal, which is headquartered in Frenkendorf close to Basel, operates additional locations in Zurich-Niederglatt, Basel-Birsfelden, Basel-Kleinhueningen and Lie...
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Malaysia sends back waste containers to the UK, US and France

Malaysia sends back waste containers to the UK, US and France
Malaysia has sent back 150 containers of unwanted waste to 13 countries, angrily taking aim at exporters which are violating its ban on plastic waste that was first implemented in 2018. Environment minister, Yeo Bee Yin, said: “If there are people who would like to see this [country] as the rubbish dumping site of the world, you ...
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China Merchants sells 22.55% stake in Paranaguá terminal to investment funds

China Merchants sells 22.55% stake in Paranaguá terminal to investment funds
China Merchants Port Holdings (CM Port) has sold a 22.55% stake in southern Brazil’s Terminal De Containeres de Paranaguá (TCP) to the China-Portugal Cooperation Development (CPD) Fund and the China-LAC Cooperation (CLAC) Fund. This equity transfer is the first time that CMPort has brought in strategic investors for its overseas existing terminal...
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Environmental groups call for stronger approach on climate from IMO

Environmental groups call for stronger approach on climate from IMO
A group of environmental organisations have called for the International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s secretary general Kitack Lim to accelerate its greenhouse gas (GHG) strategy to meet the temperature goals of the Paris Agreement. A letter from organisations including the Clean Shipping Coalition, the Environmental Defence Fund and the World Wil...
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Port of Los Angeles hits near-record 9.3m teu despite trade war

Port of Los Angeles hits near-record 9.3m teu despite trade war
The Port of Los Angeles’ total volume for 2019 fell just short of its second-best year in the port’s 113-year history at 9.3m teu. Port executive director Gene Seroka said that the achievement was due to the extensive cooperation and continued efficiency improvements by the port’s terminal operators, supply chain partners and longshore workforce. S...
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Maritime stakeholders call for EU to re-evaluate liner block exemption

Maritime stakeholders call for EU to re-evaluate liner block exemption
A number of stakeholders in the maritime supply chain have called for proper objective evaluation of the European Commission’s Consortia Block Exemption Regulation (CBER), which makes container shipping exempt from the EU’s competition laws. LECAT, ETA, EBU, ESC, FEPORT, GSF, GSA and UIRR representing users of liner shipping services an...
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G&W selects Tideworks’ intermodal solutions for its rail network

G&W selects Tideworks’ intermodal solutions for its rail network
Freightliner and Pentalver, subsidiaries of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W), have selected Tideworks as their intermodal solutions provider for their UK rail and container terminal network. G&W will deploy the software developer’s Intermodal Pro TOS and Traffic Control equipment dispatch system across its UK-wide network of rail and contai...
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Yilport Holdings unveils revised growth strategy and 2020-2025 business plan

Yilport Holdings unveils revised growth strategy and 2020-2025 business plan
Yilport has outlined its new business plans for 2020 and beyond, aiming to focus on organic growth and to start operations in two container terminals in 2020. The two container facilities include Taranto Container Terminal in Italy, which the company plans to revamp and bring annual capacity up to 1.5m teu, and Gulfport Terminal in ...
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Port of Ashdod protected by Naval Dome against cyber-attacks

Port of Ashdod protected by Naval Dome against cyber-attacks
Naval Dome has agreed to defend the Port of Ashdod’s critical Operational Technology (OT) systems from cybersecurity hacks. The Port of Ashdod, Naval Dome’s first port reference, will start pilot trials of the Port-Dome cyber protection on several systems in early 2020, after which the technology will be installed across the port’s entire network....
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Container volumes up 7% at Dunkerque

Container volumes up 7% at Dunkerque
The Port of Dunkerque saw a 7% increase in container throughput during 2019, handling 450,000 teu, as it positioned itself as a transhipment hub. During the year, the port commissioned the extension to the quai de Flandre in the West Port, with its completion marking a major step in its container handling capabilities. The port ...
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PSA’s container volumes increased 5.2% in 2019

PSA’s container volumes increased 5.2% in 2019
PSA International Pte Ltd (PSA) handled 85.2m teu in 2019 across its global portfolio, increasing its volume by 5.2% compared to 2018. The group’s flagship terminal, PSA Singapore, increased its volume by 1.6% year-on-year and contributed 36.9m teu towards the overall 2019 total while PSA terminals outside of Singapore increased volumes by 8.1% to...
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Puerto Aguadulce welcomes largest vessel to call Colombia

Puerto Aguadulce welcomes largest vessel to call Colombia
Puerto Aguadulce has welcomed the 13,892 teu APL Esplanade, the largest vessel to call at Buenaventura, Colombia. The vessel is 369 m long, equivalent to approximately four professional football fields, and has a width of 51 m. Puerto Aguadulce has claimed that having welcomed a ship of this size highlights the importance, capacity and competitiven...
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Port of Immingham receives electric RTGs as part of expansion project

Port of Immingham receives electric RTGs as part of expansion project
The Port of Immingham has received six electric rubber-tyred gantry (E-RTG) cranes, as part of a project to expand its container terminal. Project Pilgrim is a £33m (US$43m) upgrade to Immingham Container Terminal to future proof the terminal, extend its footprint and improve the service to customers. In particular, it aims to increase the space, ....
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Container xChange: Few freight forwarders offer shipper owned container shipments

Container xChange: Few freight forwarders offer shipper owned container shipments
Only 18% of the 50 largest freight forwarders are able to offer Shipper Owned Containers (SOCs) due to difficulties handling SOC shipments operationally, a report by online platform Container xChange has found. The platform organised a mystery shopping-style experiment with two fake companies asking for containers to be exported from China to Hambu...
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SeaCube receives 5,000 new Carrier Transicold refrigeration systems

SeaCube receives 5,000 new Carrier Transicold refrigeration systems
SeaCube Containers has expanded its inventory with 5,000 new 40 ft high-cube containers refrigerated by Carrier Transicold PrimeLINE systems, as it looks to keep pace with shipping lines’ demand for leased reefer units. The additions include 4,000 containers equipped with PrimeLINE refrigeration units and 1,000 PrimeLINE ONE refrigerated containers...
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New daily rail connection from Felixstowe to East Midlands Gateway

New daily rail connection from Felixstowe to East Midlands Gateway
A new daily rail connection has been established between the Hutchison Ports’ facility at the Port of Felixstowe and Maritime Transport’s newly opened East Midlands Gateway. It is the 36th daily rail service to be introduced at Felixstowe, the UK’s largest container port, and it aims to cater for the ever-growing demand for rail. Clemence ...
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COSCO Pacific: Misdeclared lithium batteries identified as cause of fire

COSCO Pacific: Misdeclared lithium batteries identified as cause of fire
Improperly declared lithium battery cargo has been identified as the cause of a fire on board Chinese COSCO Shipping containership COSCO Pacific. Under the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code batteries, regardless of the chemical used, are characterised as dangerous goods due to their corrosive character. This means that, in order to...
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