Port Miami upgrades to electric RTGs at South Florida Container Terminal

Port Miami upgrades to electric RTGs at South Florida Container Terminal
PortMiami has replaced older, diesel-powered top loaders with six new electric rubber-tyred gantry (E-RTG) cranes at its South Florida Container Terminal (SFCT). The new equipment, which arrived early January, went through a 30-day testing and certification process by the manufacturer and are now in service. Mark Baker, SFCT terminal director, said...
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Hutchison Ports first to pilot autonomous truck technology in Thailand

Hutchison Ports first to pilot autonomous truck technology in Thailand
Hutchison Ports has become the first port operator in Thailand to pilot autonomous truck technology in its Terminal D facility at Laem Chabang Port. The testing phase for the six electric Qomolo trucks (Q-trucks) is set to run for one year and, during this period, the trucks will be integrated with the existing conventional fleet ...
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OECD warns against shipping industry bailouts that offload risk to public

OECD warns against shipping industry bailouts that offload risk to public
The International Transport Forum (ITF), part of the OECD, has cautioned governments against bailouts of container shipping lines that create a “moral hazard”, externalise risks to the public and generate a “race to the bottom” on regulation, subsidies and tax exemptions. In a new report, the organisation pointed out that container carriers are “il...
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Kalmar to supply its SmartPort solutions to Termont Montréal Inc

Kalmar to supply its SmartPort solutions to Termont Montréal Inc
Kalmar has won an order to supply Termont Montréal Inc. (Termont) with a suite of Kalmar SmartPort process automation solutions for its cargo-handling equipment fleet. Booked in the first quarter of 2020, the order also includes service deployment, configuration and ongoing support with delivery scheduled to begin in the end of the second quarter o...
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Port of Oakland set for potential 5-15% drop in container volumes

Port of Oakland set for potential 5-15% drop in container volumes
A 5-15% decline in containerised cargo volume handled by the Port of Oakland is on the cards, heading into the summer as fewer container ships mean less cargo. Oakland Maritime officials told the Harbour Trucking Association that 20 voyages in May and June have been scrubbed, as the coronavirus pandemic stunts global trade. Port of ...
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20 port authorities commit to keep ports open during the COVID-19 pandemic

20 port authorities commit to keep ports open during the COVID-19 pandemic
To support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, 20 port authorities have signed a declaration stating their commitment to ensuring their ports remain open. The declaration, initiated by Singapore, calls for port authorities to collaborate and share best practices to ensure that port operations can remain undisrupted. Quah Ley Hoon, chief execut...
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Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg receives three new RTGs

Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg receives three new RTGs
Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg (CTSP) has received three new rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from Konecranes, as the first batch of five units to be delivered this year. The programme to develop the terminal’s infrastructure will expand the facility’s container yard equipment fleet to a total of 24 RTGs in 2020. The equipment will be used for...
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Navis: Majority of container terminal IT projects still “on track”

Navis: Majority of container terminal IT projects still
Most of Navis’ customers are still proceeding with IT projects, upgrades and go-lives, as the majority of terminal operators implement remote working strategies to maintain trade flows during the COVID-19 pandemic. In most parts of the world, vessel planners, berth planners and yard planners are working remotely, while some operators are using “ske...
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APMT commissions multi-million dollar mobile harbour cranes in Lagos

APMT commissions multi-million dollar mobile harbour cranes in Lagos
APM Terminals (APMT) commissioned two new multi-million dollar mobile harbour cranes (MHCs) at Apapa Port, Lagos, as part of a US$80m investment. The terminal now operates with a total of 10 MHCs, 23 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, six empty container handlers, 48 specialised truck terminals, six reachstackers and 11 forklifts. Including the addi...
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Valenciaport’s president welcomes port rate adjustments, citing new reality

Valenciaport’s president welcomes port rate adjustments, citing new reality
The Spanish government has reduced port rates as part of its measures of economic support to companies within the port sector during the COVID-19 outbreak. The reductions, included in a document prepared by state ports, have been predicted for several weeks. Aurelio Martínez, president of Valencia Port Authority (PAV) commented on the measures and...
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Final beam installed at new Long Beach bridge

Final beam installed at new Long Beach bridge
Crews have lifted and connected into place the last major steel floor beam at a new bridge at the Port of Long Beach, two years after construction began on the main span. Several more tasks still need to be completed before the new bridge – California’s first cable-stayed bridge for vehicles – is expected to ...
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Conakry Terminal receives four new gantry cranes

Conakry Terminal receives four new gantry cranes
Conakry Terminal, a subsidiary of Bolloré Ports, has received four rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, as part of a plan to modernise the activities of the container terminal. The new investment will enable the Guinean supply chain to increase the productivity of the terminal with a view to bolstering the country’s competitiveness and boosting trade....
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Hapag-Lloyd publishes 2019 sustainability report

Hapag-Lloyd publishes 2019 sustainability report
Hapag-Lloyd has achieved significant reductions in CO2 emissions per container transported, successfully converted its vessel fleet to operate low-sulphur fuel oil (LSFO) and more, according to the German shipping line’s 2019 sustainability report. In its third report of this kind, the company has reported that it has manged to reduce its specific...
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Duisport planning transition towards digitised logistics following pandemic

Duisport planning transition towards digitised logistics following pandemic
Duisport is looking to adjust its business models towards digitised logistics and industry after the looming recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The crisis as well as the second structural transformation on the Rhine and the Ruhr will have a negative effect in the current and future financial years according to the port. Following a ...
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DP World launches worldwide digital logistics platforms

DP World launches worldwide digital logistics platforms
DP World has launched worldwide digital platforms in order to enhance efficiency and help to keep trade flowing through the coronavirus crisis. The connected ecosystem of platforms will enable freight forwarders and businesses to book shipments of cargo from and to anywhere in the world, by any combination of sea, land and air. DP World ...
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Konecranes to live stream crane safety feature demonstrations

Konecranes to live stream crane safety feature demonstrations
Konecranes has begun hosting Live Channel demonstrations of crane safety features for Americas region customers that more closely match available demonstration windows with time zones in the US, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America. The aim is to deliver interactive streaming to cater to customers at a time when travel and interpersonal contac...
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Port of Rotterdam braces for 10-20% drop in volumes

Port of Rotterdam braces for 10-20% drop in volumes
The Port of Rotterdam expects a 10-20% drop in throughput this year due to the widespread disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, with production processes and logistics chains affected. In the container segment, capacity between Asia and Europe is being cut by approximately 25% in response to the reduction in demand for transport. This will .....
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Evergreen Line purchases 2,000 Carrier Transicold PrimeLINE units

Evergreen Line purchases 2,000 Carrier Transicold PrimeLINE units
Evergreen Line has added a further 2,000 Carrier Transicold PrimeLINE units to its refrigerated container fleet, praising the model’s energy efficiency and reliability. PrimeLINE units are favoured for their rapid temperature pull-down, tight temperature control, high air-flow performance and low cost of ownership. Andrew See, Carrier Transicold’s...
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APM Terminals makes storage space available in North America

APM Terminals makes storage space available in North America
APM Terminals (APMT) in North America is making fee-based storage space available for ocean carriers facing logistics logjams, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Space will be available at APMT Pier 400 Los Angeles, California; APMT Elizabeth, New Jersey; APMT Mobile, Alabama; South Florida Container Terminal, Miami, Florida and APMT Lazaro Card...
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MSC network outage resolved after confirmed malware attack

MSC network outage resolved after confirmed malware attack
MSC’s internal systems are now fully functional following a network outage over Easter weekend at the company’s Geneva headquarters, which has been confirmed as the result of a malware attack. All MSC booking options and the website msc.com are available again after the shipping line took precautionary measures to limit access while investigating t...
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Regular rail traffic to Wuhan resumes at Port of Duisburg

Regular rail traffic to Wuhan resumes at Port of Duisburg
Hutchison Ports Duisburg has welcomed one of the first trains carrying goods out of Wuhan since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic as regular rail transport resumes between Duisburg and China. Rail volume between the port and China was considerably reduced during the crisis in China, where half of all shipping traffic with China came ...
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Port Elizabeth receives two Liebherr MHC just in time for citrus season

Port Elizabeth receives two Liebherr MHC just in time for citrus season
Liebherr has delivered two new LHM 600 mobile harbour cranes (MHCs) to the Port Elizabeth Container Terminal (PECT) in preparation for the citrus season. The two cranes were transported took 20 days to travel from Rostock, Germany to South Africa upon the vessel Happy Dragon. Michelle Phillips, Transnet Port Termina’s acting Chief Executive, said:...
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