DP World volumes down 3.9% in the first half of 2020

DP World volumes down 3.9% in the first half of 2020
DP World handled 33.9m teu across its global portfolio of container terminals in the first half of 2020, with gross container volumes decreasing 5.3% year-on-year on a reported basis and down 3.9% on a life-for-like basis. Its terminals handled 20m teu on a consolidated level during the first half of 2020, increasing 2.4% on a ...
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Benin Terminal welcomes 300 m container ship for first time

Benin Terminal welcomes 300 m container ship for first time
Benin Terminal, the operator of the container terminal at the Port of Cotonou, has welcomed a 300 m container vessel, making it the largest ship to have ever berthed at the port. Maersk’s CCNI Arauco has a loading capacity of 8,700 teu and weights more than 100,000 tonnes, sailing under the Hong Kong flag. Thanks ...
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Container volumes down 7% at Port of Rotterdam

Container volumes down 7% at Port of Rotterdam
Container throughput dipped by 7% at the Port of Rotterdam in the first half of 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic led shipping lines to blank a significant number of sailings. Although carriers cancelled up to 20% of all services in May and June, the decline in volumes was nevertheless less pronounced due to the increased ...
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ICTSI Pakistan welcomes UIG Pendulum service

ICTSI Pakistan welcomes UIG Pendulum service
Pakistan International Container Terminal Services (PICT) has welcomed the newly launched UAE-Indian subcontinent-Gulf feeder service (UIG) with an inaugural call at the Port of Karachi. The feeder service is a joint initiative between Abu Dhabi Ports’ Safeen Feeders and Singapore-based Bengal Tiger Line which covers two loops from the UAE to the I...
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P&O Ferrymasters launches consultancy service for data-driven logistics

P&O Ferrymasters launches consultancy service for data-driven logistics
P&O Ferrymasters has launched a specialist consultancy service to help customers manage complex supply chain challenges through data-driven insights. The expansion of its pan-European logistics solutions business will make the company’s in-house expertise available to existing and future customers, offering tailormade advisory solutions. The in...
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Maersk backs new initiative aimed at accelerating progress to a net zero future

Maersk backs new initiative aimed at accelerating progress to a net zero future
A new initiative aimed at accelerating the transition to a new zero global economy and backed by nine major companies, including A.P. Moller – Maersk, has been established. Known as Transform to Net Zero, the initiative intends to develop and deliver research, guidance and implementable roadmaps to enable all business to achieve net zero emissions...
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Port Everglades growth plan receives county approval

Port Everglades growth plan receives county approval
Port Everglades has received unanimous approval on its 20-Year Master/Vision Plan Update from Broward County, featuring a lengthened ship turn-around area, new cargo berths and cranes. The Board of County Commissioners approved the plan, updated from 2014, which is a comprehensive blueprint for five, ten and 20 years of development and capital impr...
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Special Economic Zone now operational at Nhava Sheva

Special Economic Zone now operational at Nhava Sheva
The Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at Jawaharlal Nehru Port, also known as Nhava Sheva, is now operational, as the hub at Navi Mumbai looks to boost exports by enabling port-led industrialisation. Five units have started construction activities, while two of them are operational at the SEZ, which is situated on 277 ha of free hold ...
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Kalmar to deliver mobile equipment to DP World Lirquen

Kalmar to deliver mobile equipment to DP World Lirquen
DP World Lirquen has ordered a total of nine mobile machines from Kalmar, with delivery scheduled to be staggered throughout the fourth quarter of 2020. The order was booked in the second quarter and comprises of two Kalmar G generation reachstackers, one Kalmar U generation reachstacker for handling laden containers and six Kalmar Ottawa T2 ...
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Port Canaveral opts for Liebherr mobile harbour crane

Port Canaveral opts for Liebherr mobile harbour crane
A custom-designed Liebherr LHM 600 mobile harbour crane (MHC) is in operation at Port Canaveral, enabling the efficient handling of all kinds of heavy cargo including space components as well as containers. The unit, which is the largest MHC in the US with a lifting capacity of 154 tonnes and 58 m boom reach, has ...
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SAGT becomes first Sri Lankan terminal to join TradeLens

SAGT becomes first Sri Lankan terminal to join TradeLens
South Asia Gateway Terminals (SAGT) has become the first terminal in Sri Lanka to join TradeLens and digitalise its supply chain. The platform, which has been jointly developed by A.P. Moller – Maersk and IBM, will help in accelerating the digitisation agenda of the shipping industry in Sri Lanka by transforming manual, paper-based and time-consumi...
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HHLA enters partnership to promote green inland waterway shipping

HHLA enters partnership to promote green inland waterway shipping
Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) and the Port of Braunschweig’s operating company have begun a strategic partnership, aiming to promote environmentally friendly inland waterway shipping in hinterland container transport between Hamburg and the inland port in Lower Saxony. The Port of Hamburg is the largest rail port in Europe and while rail-b...
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SC Port Authority’s fiscal year volumes remain stable despite COVID-19 impact

SC Port Authority’s fiscal year volumes remain stable despite COVID-19 impact
Despite impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, the South Carolina (SC) Ports Authority managed to finish the fiscal year 2020 with relatively steady volumes compared to the previous fiscal year. From July through to January, SC Ports was on track to achieve yet another record fiscal year until the pandemic hit and caused global disruption to ...
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China Merchants to install TOS at Port of Thessaloniki

China Merchants to install TOS at Port of Thessaloniki
China Merchants Port Holdings (CMPort) has signed an agreement with Thessaloniki Port Authority (ThPA) to implement the Chinese company’s terminal operating system (TOS) at the Greek port. According to the agreement, ThPA will be the first European port to install CM Chip – a terminal management system featuring a TOS developed by the operator’s su...
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Eurogate upgrades to N4 TOS at Bremerhaven

Eurogate upgrades to N4 TOS at Bremerhaven
Eurogate’s Container Terminal Bremerhaven (CTB) has implemented Navis’ N4 terminal operating system (TOS) in order to modernise and to improve customer services and boost terminal performance. Located in North West Germany and directly on the North Sea, CTB handles approximately 2.3m teu annually and accommodates some of the largest container ships...
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Prysmian maintains cable production through pandemic using factories in Germany

Prysmian maintains cable production through pandemic using factories in Germany
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has created obstacles for supply chains and hindered manufacturing, companies such as Prysmian Group, which have not outsourced production, have been able to keep operations running with no interruptions. The manufacturer of cables that are designed to cater towards crane electrification, has promoted the ‘Made In Ger...
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Port of Long Beach: double digit cargo volume decline in June

Port of Long Beach: double digit cargo volume decline in June
The Port of Long Beach had an 11.1% year-on-year drop in container volumes for June due to a lower demand for goods and cancelled sailings related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Total volume for June 2020 was 602,180 teu with imports declining by 9.3% to 300,714 teu and exports down 12.2% to 117,538. Decreased consumer spending ...
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Hong Kong receives world’s largest container vessel

Hong Kong receives world’s largest container vessel
The Hong Kong Seaport Alliance (HKSPA) has received the HMM Gdansk, the world’s largest container vessel, on its maiden call to Hong Kong at Kwai Tsing Container Terminal 7. As part of THE Alliance’s Far East Europe 3 service, the vessel departed Busan in late June before calling at Ningbo, Yanghsan, Xiamen, Kaohsiung and then ...
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Bolloré Ports commissions €1.7m Kagbelen inland container depot

Bolloré Ports commissions €1.7m Kagbelen inland container depot
Bolloré Ports’ Conakry Terminal has commissioned the Kagbelen inland container depot with the aim to boost the competitiveness of the Guinean supply chain. The 30 ha facility represents an overall cost of €1.7m (US$1.9m) and includes a specially laid out 5 ha area with a storage capacity of over 2,000 vehicles which, as a priority, stores ...
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13 governments pledge to help shipping companies conduct crew changes

13 governments pledge to help shipping companies conduct crew changes
Governments from across the world have pledged to urgently resolve issues for seafarers that have arisen due to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially the critical need to continue conducting crew changes throughout the world. At least 200,000 seafarers are estimated to require immediate repatriation in addition to a similar number of seafarers that urg...
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DAMCO develops app to digitise shipment processing of infant formula for Wyeth

DAMCO develops app to digitise shipment processing of infant formula for Wyeth
DAMCO has developed a new app for Wyeth Nutrition, a division of Nestlé Nutrition, which digitises the shipment processing of its infant formula consignments globally. The tailored app allows truck drivers to record and report on all of Wyeth’s local container transport movements, as well as to generate a quality control document, which can be ...
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42 Kuenz ASCs in full operation at Tanger Med 2

42 Kuenz ASCs in full operation at Tanger Med 2
Kuenz has brought 42 automatic stacking cranes (ASCs) into full operation at Tanger Med 2, the new automated terminal at the Port of Tanger in Morocco. Having been awarded a contract by the terminal operator APM Terminals (APMT), the cranes were delivered over the first two phases of the project from 2017-2019. The cranes, which ...
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