Dole Food Company orders 500 Star Cool reefer units from MCI

Dole Food Company orders 500 Star Cool reefer units from MCI
Maersk Container Industry (MCI), in cooperation with leasing company Textainer, is set to deliver 500 new Star Cool units to Dole Food Company in January 2021. The units will be enhanced with Star Cool’s smart fresh air control system AV+, which helps to reduce energy consumption. This played a part in Dole’s decision to choose ...
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Drewry: Container shortages caused by logistics not underinvestment

Drewry: Container shortages caused by logistics not underinvestment
Empty container repositioning issues rather than inadequate fleets are driving container equipment shortages according to Drewry, with the capacity restrictions forcing freight rates to record highs. According to the consultant’s Container Equipment Forecaster, the global ocean-borne container equipment fleet is expected to end the year having decl...
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Gaussin tests first locally made electric vehicles at Qatar Free Zones

Gaussin tests first locally made electric vehicles at Qatar Free Zones
Gaussin has announced the testing of the first electric vehicles in Qatar at Ras Bufontas Free Zone, which will go towards reducing carbon emissions at Hamad Port. The manufacturer is rolling out the first batch of electric terminal tractors – the APM 75T – for QTerminals, which manages and operates the first phase of the ...
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A&M Cold Storage makes 90 Carrier Pods available for vaccine distribution

A&M Cold Storage makes 90 Carrier Pods available for vaccine distribution
A&M Cold Storage has made 90 Carrier Pods available to help address the anticipated increase in demand for refrigerated storage capacity, as vaccines for COVID-19 are rolled out. Each of the pods monitored by Sensitech are fitted with Carrier’s TripLINK data management platform, which provides 24/7 remote monitoring of the health of the refrige...
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ONE APUS cargo losses expected to reach US$200m

ONE APUS cargo losses expected to reach US$200m
The total cargo loss from the ONE APUS, which lost approximately 1,816 containers in severe weather, is anticipated to reach US$200m or more according to marine claims consultancy WK Webster. The 14,000 teu vessel was en route to Long Beach from Yantian, China, when it suffered a huge container stack collapse near Hawaii on November ...
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South Carolina Ports’ Leatherman Terminal receives 15 hybrid cranes

South Carolina Ports’ Leatherman Terminal receives 15 hybrid cranes
South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) has welcomed 15 hybrid rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes to the Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal, which will begin handling vessels in March at the Port of Charleston. The 15 hybrid units arrived in North Charleston on the Zhen Hua 15, marking the most RTGs loaded by ZPMC onto one vessel bound ...
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GullsEye implements new pier and crane optimisation technologies in its TOS

GullsEye implements new pier and crane optimisation technologies in its TOS
GullsEye Logistics Technologies has announced the implementation of the first pier and crane optimisation technologies in the market for terminal operating systems (TOS) providers, hoping to meet the “need for speed” at ports. The latest additions complement its simulation solutions which allow instantaneous decisions by port operators with visibil...
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DCSA publishes standards for the Bill of Lading

DCSA publishes standards for the Bill of Lading
The Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA), in conjunction with its nine member carriers, has published data and process standards for the submission of shipping instructions and issuance of the bill of lading (B/L). DCSA B/L standards have been aligned with the UN Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) multimodal...
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APM Terminals begins exploring Virtual and Augmented Reality technologies

APM Terminals begins exploring Virtual and Augmented Reality technologies
APM Terminals has started to examine the use cases of Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Extended Reality (XR) technologies in the ports sector, with a pilot project involving Microsoft Hololens headsets in the pipeline. The terminal operator believes by utilising these technologies, it can achieve considerable benefits in engineer su...
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Rafed and Abu Dhabi Ports launch medical cold store distribution centre

Rafed and Abu Dhabi Ports launch medical cold store distribution centre
Healthcare procurement company Rafed and Abu Dhabi Ports have signed a collaboration agreement to jointly launch the largest healthcare and medical supplies cold store distribution centre in the UAE. The port operator will deliver the warehouse and inventory management solution for upstream, midstream and downstream operations as Rafed’s fourth-par...
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Port of Los Angeles and IBM to create cyber resilience centre

Port of Los Angeles and IBM to create cyber resilience centre
The Los Angeles Board of Harbour Commissioners has approved an agreement with IBM to design and operate a Port Cyber Resilience Centre (CRC) at the Port of Los Angeles, in an effort to improve cyber security. Focused on detecting and protecting against malicious cyber incidents potentially impacting cargo flow, this system is also expected to ...
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AAPA welcomes new ports emergency relief programme included in fiscal budget

AAPA welcomes new ports emergency relief programme included in fiscal budget
The US Congress has completed negotiations on the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA), which includes language to establish a new Maritime Transportation System Emergency Relief Programme (MTSERP). The NDAA specifies the budget, expenditures and polices of the US Department of Defence and the American Association of Port Auth...
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Dual trucking prioritised at Port of Long Beach

Dual trucking prioritised at Port of Long Beach
The Port of Long Beach, in collaboration with its maritime terminal operators, aims to bolster the number of two-way truck deliveries. The port with its six container terminals – International Transportation Service, Long Beach Container Terminal, SSA Marine and Total Terminals International – is currently amid its strongest cargo surge in th...
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Georgia Ports Authority begins using new rail track

Georgia Ports Authority begins using new rail track
Georgia Ports Authority has reached a milestone at its Mason Mega Rail Terminal, with rail cars now traveling on newly installed track linking the Garden City Terminal’s Chatham and Mason rail yards. The additional track boosts on-terminal storage capacity by 35% and allows the port authority to build more trains of nearly 10,000 ft in ...
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Konecranes adds new reachstacker model to Liftace range

Konecranes adds new reachstacker model to Liftace range
The Konecranes Liftace range, which tends to focus on cost-efficient reachsackers, has been updated with a fresh design that is meant to add safety, productivity and cost effectiveness. While maintaining similar features, the new Liftace 4532 TCE5 will replace the well-known Konecranes Liftace reachstackers, the reliable workhorses of the second pr...
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Cargotec initiates sale process for Navis

Cargotec initiates sale process for Navis
Cargotec’s board of directors has, as part of its continuing evaluation of the strategic options for the software business, initiated a sales process for Navis. As part of the evaluation of options in October, a preliminary call for tenders was conducted which, due to the amount and level of the received preliminary and indicative offers, ...
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Drewry: Exotic fruits to drive future reefer trade growth

Drewry: Exotic fruits to drive future reefer trade growth
Future reefer shipping growth will come from accelerating trade in exotic fruits according to Drewry, with new technology lengthening potential shipping distances and opening up markets where discretionary spend is rising. Growth in the reefer shipping trade has largely been driven by soaring demand for proteins into swine flu-ravaged Asia, but thi...
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Søren Toft starts as MSC CEO

Søren Toft starts as MSC CEO
Søren Toft has begun his tenure as MSC’s chief executive officer, helping to oversee the company’s global cargo businesses including ocean liner and logistics. He will also be a member of the board of directors of Terminal Investment Ltd (TiL), the terminals business which is majority-owned by MSC. Before joining MSC, Toft served as chief ...
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Nokia to digitalise crane monitoring systems at Pelindo 4

Nokia to digitalise crane monitoring systems at Pelindo 4
Nokia has deployed a crane monitoring system for Pelindo 4 Indonesia, utilising a crane-mounted IP/MPLS router to stream 24/7 real-time data over LTE. In partnership with Kurnia Energy Engineering (KEE), the 7705 Service Aggregation Router–Hm has been deployed, which extending IP/MPLS services over cellular and WLAN networks on all the cranes acros...
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Navis launches N4 as a cloud-based service

Navis launches N4 as a cloud-based service
Navis has announced the launch of its N4 terminal operating system (TOS) as a service (SaaS) to allow its customers to seamlessly move terminal operations to the cloud. The N4 SaaS aims to provide customers a complete package as terminals of all sizes begin to explore the potential of cloud-based solutions and plan to move ...
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Hamburg Port Consulting to study the redevelopment of Beirut Port

Hamburg Port Consulting to study the redevelopment of Beirut Port
Hamburg Port Consulting and Munich-based management consultancy Roland Berger are to jointly conduct a strategic study for the redevelopment of the Port of Beirut, following the disastrous explosion at the Lebanese hub in August. The partners are preparing a comprehensive proposal with options for a new approach in its needed reconstruction and in...
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DP World responds to critical remarks made by Djibouti’s President Guelleh

DP World responds to critical remarks made by Djibouti’s President Guelleh
DP World has responded to scathing comments made by the Republic of Djibouti’s president, Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, about the Djibouti Port dispute and its investments at the Port of Berbera. Guelleh, in an interview with Africa Today, claimed that DP World has refused talks with the Djibouti government and are not interested compensation for the ...
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