CMA CGM supports biomethane as fuel source

CMA CGM supports biomethane as fuel source
CMA CGM has backed the production of 12,000 tonnes of biomethane, which is the equivalent to a year’s fuel consumption of two 1,400 teu LNG-powered ships on an intra-European service for a whole year. Biomethane is a renewable green gas produced in part by the methanation of European-sourced organic and plant waste. Rodolphe Saadé, chairman ...
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DCT Gdańsk achieves 15m teu milestone

DCT Gdańsk achieves 15m teu milestone
DCT Gdańsk, one of the largest container terminals in the Baltic, has reached the milestone of handling 15m teu since it first opened in 2007. The 15 m-container was owned and operated by COSCO Shipping and was loaded aboard COSCO Shipping Galaxy, which is one of the world’s largest ships with a 21,000 teu capacity. ...
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Thermo King launches new Container Fresh and Frozen reefer units

Thermo King launches new Container Fresh and Frozen reefer units
Thermo King has launched its Container Fresh and Frozen (CFF) refrigeration solutions for containers, featuring improved temperature and humidity control, lower total cost of ownership and the industry-standard R-134A low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant. The CFF, which can reach and maintain box temperature between -30°C and 30°C, is als...
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Port of Melbourne receives its longest ever vessel as Maersk repositions boxes

Port of Melbourne receives its longest ever vessel as Maersk repositions boxes
The Port of Melbourne and Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) recently welcomed the container vessel Soroe Maersk, which at almost 347 m, is the longest vessel to call at the port. The vessel was deployed to Sydney and Melbourne to load empty containers for repositioning back to Asia where there is a shortage. The ship, ...
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Major shipping lines adopt DCSA’s Track and Trace standards

Major shipping lines adopt DCSA’s Track and Trace standards
A majority of Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) members, including the world’s largest shipping carriers, have adopted DCSA Track & Trace (T&T) standards and have committed to providing customers access to the standards-based API. Members who have adopted the DCSA T&T data model include major shipping lines MSC, ONE, CMA CGM...
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Adani Ports increases ownership stake in Krishnapatnam Port to 100%

Adani Ports increases ownership stake in Krishnapatnam Port to 100%
Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) has acquired the remaining 25% stake in Krishnapatnam Port from Vishwasamudra Holdings, giving it 100% ownership of the hub on the east coast of India. The deal is worth Rs. 2,800 crore (US$380m), and with the 75% ownership acquired in October last year, implies an enterprise value of ...
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DP World Southampton awarded £40m investment

DP World Southampton awarded £40m investment
DP World Southampton, which was awarded Freeport status by the UK government in March, has been given £40m (US$55m) infrastructure investment to meet growing customer demand. Through this investment, DP World aims to take the facility up to the “next level” as a premier international freight and logistics hub. Ernst Schulze, chief executive of DP ....
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Suez backlog cleared as ports prepare for turbulence

Suez backlog cleared as ports prepare for turbulence
The final batch of ships that were delayed in transiting the Suez Canal by the grounding of the Ever Given completed their passage through the waterway on Saturday April 3, while numerous ports are now preparing to handle the backlog. As many as 422 vessels were stuck across the canal’s northern and southern entrances and ...
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JNPT volumes slip despite strong March

JNPT volumes slip despite strong March
Container volumes dropped by 7% at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) to 4.7m teu in the 2020-21 financial year despite a record March. The total container traffic handled in March 2021 stood at 527,792 teu, which is the highest container volume handled in a month since the inception of India’s leading container port. During the ...
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MSC commits to avoiding Arctic route, citing environmental concerns

MSC commits to avoiding Arctic route, citing environmental concerns
MSC has reaffirmed its commitment to avoid considering the Northern Sea Route, including the Northeast and Northwest Passages on environmental grounds. According to the carrier, an expansion of Arctic shipping could increase the emissions of so-called black carbon – physical particles of unburned carbon which can settle on land or ice, as well as c...
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VICT orders six Kalmar AutoShuttles

VICT orders six Kalmar AutoShuttles
Kalmar is set to deliver six AutoShuttles for use at the Port of Melbourne’s Webb Dock East as part of a capacity expansion programme at Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT). The new AutoShuttles will join the existing fleet of 11 and will be fully elected and tested prior to delivery, which is expected to be ...
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Verizon and Nokia to deploy private 5G network at Port of Southampton

Verizon and Nokia to deploy private 5G network at Port of Southampton
Verizon is working with Nokia and Associated British Ports (ABP) to deploy a private 5G platform at the Port of Southampton to provide the hub with a secure low-latency private network connection. With this new contract the Port of Southampton will become the first UK mainland port with a private 5G network. According to the ...
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Konecranes receives orders for MHCs in Italy and Nigeria

Konecranes receives orders for MHCs in Italy and Nigeria
Konecranes has received orders for Gottwald mobile harbour cranes (MHCs) from a terminal operator in Sicily as well as Nigeria’s Tincan Island Container Terminal Limited (TICT), which is run by Bolloré. Port terminal operator SERMI in Pozzallo, Sicily, has ordered an eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 MHC to improve its overall capacit...
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Liebherr to supply two new STS cranes to the Port of Liverpool

Liebherr to supply two new STS cranes to the Port of Liverpool
Peel Ports Group has ordered two new Liebherr ship-to-shore (STS) cranes as replacements for two older cranes at its facility at the Port of Liverpool. The new STS cranes have an outreach and lift heigh of 40 m, a backreach of 18 m, a span of 16.785 m and a safe working load of 40 ...
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Overseas volumes drive growth for China Merchants Port Holdings

Overseas volumes drive growth for China Merchants Port Holdings
China Merchants Port Holdings (CMPort) saw container throughput rise by 8% across its terminal portfolio to 120.5m teu last year, boosted by the global economic recovery in the second half of 2020, particularly at its overseas terminals. Volume growth from the group’s ports in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan was flat whereas overseas operation...
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APM Terminals to run new Gothenburg short-sea terminal

APM Terminals to run new Gothenburg short-sea terminal
APM Terminals (APMT) Gothenburg is to add a sustainable short-sea terminal to its offering, hoping to provide an environmentally friendly intra-European cargo option. The facility will be located at the Skandiahamnen western quay, which was recently renovated and reinforced. In addition to suitable storage and transloading facilities close to the q...
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New cranes for Yilport Holding’s Puerto Bolívar

New cranes for Yilport Holding’s Puerto Bolívar
Yilport Holding has received two new ship-to-shore (STS) gantry cranes and six rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes at its Puerto Bolívar terminal in Ecuador. The cranes from Mitsui E&S Machinery Co. Ltd represent an investment of US$35m and are part of the expansion and modernisation project of the terminal. Each of the two new STS cranes ...
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Update: Ever Given fully afloat and sailing

Update: Ever Given fully afloat and sailing
As of 15.00 local time on Monday, the Ever Given is fully afloat and sailing towards Great Bitter Lake section of the Suez Canal where it will undergo a full inspection. The outcome of that inspection will determine whether the ship can resume its scheduled service and decisions will be made regarding arrangements for cargo ...
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Cargotec sells Navis to tech investment firm for €380m

Cargotec sells Navis to tech investment firm for €380m
Cargotec has agreed to sell leading terminal operating system (TOS) provider Navis to Accel-KKR, a Silicon Valley-based technology-focused investment firm for an enterprise value of €380m (US$450m). The Finnish company expects that the deal will have a positive impact of around €230m (US$270m) on its operating profit in 2021. A statement from Navis...
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Kuenz to deliver two semi-automated RMGs to Norway

Kuenz to deliver two semi-automated RMGs to Norway
Bane NOR has ordered two brand new Kuenz semi-automated rail-mounted gantry (RMG) cranes to replace two existing 30 year-old cranes at Alnabru Intermodal Terminal, Norway. The new cranes are without cabins and will be operated by the terminal operator from a Remote Operating Statio (ROS), which will help improve the terminal’s productivity at a low...
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