Maritime industry warned over potential seafarer shortages

Maritime industry warned over potential seafarer shortages
BIMCO and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have warned that the shipping industry must significantly increase training and recruitment levels if it is to avoid a serious shortage in the total supply of officers by 2026. A new report by the pair predicts that there will be a need for an additional 89,510 officers ...
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Freight forwarders expect no change in container market for months or years

Freight forwarders expect no change in container market for months or years
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has stated that it expects freight rates to remain at extraordinarily high levels, with capacity remaining extremely tight, ongoing service delays and container shortages, as well as punitive surcharges for months or even years. The trade association, which represents UK freight forwarding and lo...
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PSA and ONE partner to enhance sustainability

PSA and ONE partner to enhance sustainability
PSA Corporation Ltd (PSA Corp) and Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd (ONE) have teamed up to enhance sustainability and reduce the maritime environmental footprint. The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to share, co-create and implement solutions to reduce GHG emissions across scopes. Ong Kim Pong, regional CEO Southeast Asia fo...
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ACCC appeals Federal Court’s findings in NSW Ports competition case

ACCC appeals Federal Court’s findings in NSW Ports competition case
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has appealed the Federal Court’s decision to dismiss its proceedings against NSW Ports Operations in favour of Port of Newcastle’s aim to develop a container terminal. Currently, the port’s ambitions of diversifying away from coal are impeded by laws that limit container movements in Newcast...
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PSA partners with JWD on logistics in Thailand

PSA partners with JWD on logistics in Thailand
PSA Southeast Asia has agreed to sell an up-to-20% effective stake in Eastern Sea Laem Chabang Terminal (ESCO) over two stages to JWD InfoLogistics Public Company Limited (JWD), an integrated logistics company in the region. JWD will work with PSA to develop innovative and sustainable cargo solutions and co-create an Internet of Logistics – a ...
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DCT Gdańsk wins concession for new Gdańsk container terminal

DCT Gdańsk wins concession for new Gdańsk container terminal
The Port of Gdańsk Authority has awarded the lease for a new area at the port to DCT Gdańsk, which is already the largest container terminal on the Baltic Sea. Since the start of its operations in 2007, two deep-water quays (T1 and T2 – launched in 2007 and 2016 respectively) have been built with ...
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Cargo Integrity Group calls for urgent action to prevent pest contamination

Cargo Integrity Group calls for urgent action to prevent pest contamination
The five partners in the Cargo Integrity Group (CIG) have called for risk-based measures from actors in global supply chains to reduce the risk of pest transference through international cargo movements. The CIG consists of the Container Owners Association (COA), Global Shippers Forum (GSF), International Cargo Handling Co-ordination Association (I...
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Taylor Machine Works partners with Proterra on new mobile handling equipment

Taylor Machine Works partners with Proterra on new mobile handling equipment
Taylor Machine Works Inc has partnered with Proterra Inc to power the next-generation Taylor ZLC Series electric container handler and the ZH Series electric forklift. Using Proterra’s industry-leading battery technology, Taylor Machine Works will power the container handler with 904 kilowatt hours (kWh) and the forklift with 225 kWh. Matt Hiller,...
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Volumes up at Port of Rotterdam

Volumes up at Port of Rotterdam
Container volumes increased by 9% at the Port of Rotterdam in the first half of the year, while the port partially bounced back from last year’s corona dip with a 6% rise in tonnage across all cargo segments. With regards to containers, more empty boxes were handled, particularly in the first quarter, than in the ...
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Al-Hamd International Container Terminal integrates with TradeLens

Al-Hamd International Container Terminal integrates with TradeLens
Al-Hamd International Container Terminal (AICT) has become the first inland depot operator in Pakistan to join TradeLens, a blockchain-powered digital container logistics platform. The terminal, located in Pakistan’s biggest industrial zone (SITE) in Karachi, is responsible for 70% of off-dock trade taking place through the port. Customers moving i...
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Port of Sines sees double digit growth

Port of Sines sees double digit growth
Containerised cargo at the Port of Sines has grown 22.5% year-on-year for the first half of 2021, totalling 904,910 teu. Overall cargo reached 24m tonnes in the same period, representing a year-on-year growth of almost 24% as Sines maintained the supply chains and continued to respond to market needs throughout the pandemic. Liquid bulk, including...
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FMC creates audit programme for ocean carriers

FMC creates audit programme for ocean carriers
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has established a new audit programme to assess carrier compliance with the regulator’s rule on detention and demurrage. Earlier in July, President Biden signed an executive order which featured a call for the FMC to act against carriers charging exorbitant fees to exporters. The ‘Vessel-Operating Common Carrie...
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DP World Southampton receives capacity boost with crane rail project completion

DP World Southampton receives capacity boost with crane rail project completion
DP World Southampton has completed its crane rail extension, which will allow the world’s largest cranes to service the full length of the quay. As part of the operator’s £40m (US$55m) investment this year in Britain’s second largest container terminal, the 120 m crane rail extension has foundations reaching 26 m below the ground and ...
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Gruppo Grendi opens new container terminal in Sardinia

Gruppo Grendi opens new container terminal in Sardinia
Gruppo Grendi has officially opened a new container terminal in Sardinia, Italy, dedicated to international feeder, import and export volumes. Located at the Port of Cagliari, a focal point of Gruppo Grendi’s operational strategy, the new Mediterranean Intermodal Terminal Operator (MITO) of Sardinia terminal welcomed its first vessel on July 9. Ant...
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Inter-terminal transfers in Manila boost Coca-Cola’s supply chain

Inter-terminal transfers in Manila boost Coca-Cola’s supply chain
Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines Inc.’s newly-launched Manila port hub is benefiting from inter-terminal transfers (ITT) between Manila North Harbour (NorthPort) and Manila International Container Terminal (MICT). The ITT operation between the Philippines’ international and domestic gateways, both run by ICTSI, is enabling Coca-Cola to cut container...
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Maersk redesigns ocean network in West and Central Asia

Maersk redesigns ocean network in West and Central Asia
A.P. Moller-Maersk is set to redesign its ocean network in West and Central Asia that connects countries including India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, the UAE and Saudi Arabia to the world. The changes in network are primarily aimed at improving speed to market, providing higher predictability and offering more flexibility to customers’ supply...
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MSC and Shell to collaborate on decarbonisation of shipping

MSC and Shell to collaborate on decarbonisation of shipping
MSC and Shell have agreed to work together to accelerate the decarbonisation of the global shipping sector. The long-term memorandum of understanding is meant to help the partners to be developers and early adopters of innovative technologies and fuel solutions. The companies plan to develop a range of safe, sustainable and competitive technologies...
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Charles Baker becomes CEO of DCT Gdańsk

Charles Baker becomes CEO of DCT Gdańsk
DCT Gdańsk has appointed Charles Baker as its new CEO to lead Poland’s largest container terminal into its next lap of growth and expansion. Charles Baker assumed his responsibilities with effect from July 9, 2021, and succeeded Cameron Thorpe who has left to guide PSA International’s projects in Belgium. Baker said: “I am deeply honoured ...
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Saudi Global Ports begins upgrades of container terminals in Dammam

Saudi Global Ports begins upgrades of container terminals in Dammam
Saudi Global Ports (SGP) has commenced the first phase of its upgrade and development programme at the two container terminals in King Abdulaziz Port Dammam by appointing Jacobs Engineering Group as the civil engineering consultant. The operator, which is a joint venture between Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and PSA International, aims to l...
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Port of Antwerp receives European funding toward Extra Container Capacity project

Port of Antwerp receives European funding toward Extra Container Capacity project
The European funding programme Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) has awarded €10.91m (US$13m) to the complex project Extra Container Capacity Antwerp (ECA), underlining the importance of the need for future-proof infrastructure. CEF supports projects that have a significant positive impact on the European transport network and the money awarded to E...
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SC Ports achieves record container throughput for FY2021

SC Ports achieves record container throughput for FY2021
South Carolina Ports (SC Ports) has achieved a record for containers handled at the Port of Charleston, handling 2.55m teu in FY21. The record throughput was handled across Wando Welch Terminal, North Charleston Terminal and Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal and represented a 9.6% increase from FY2020. Jim Newsome, SC Ports president and CEO, said: “Whil...
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COSCO Shipping Ports acquires 20% of RSGT’s shares

COSCO Shipping Ports acquires 20% of RSGT’s shares
COSCO Shipping Ports (CSP) has completed the acquisition of 20% of the shares of Red Sea Gateway Terminal (RSGT), which is the leading container terminal operator at Jeddah Islamic Port. RSGT currently has an annual container throughput capacity of 5.2m teu, making it the largest terminal at Jeddah, which is also the largest port in ...
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Cai Mep welcomes first of seven new services

Cai Mep welcomes first of seven new services
Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT) has welcomed a new service connecting Vietnam with the US East Coast, as it gears up for a busy period with seven new services calling the port in 2021. The new vessel calls will bring the total number of services calling Cai Mep up to 31 per week, including 19 ...
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