Yilport records 2016 throughput growth

Yilport records 2016 throughput growth
The Turkish Yildirim Group’s port operating and logistics subsidiary Yilport Holding has recorded a 5% year-on-year growth to 3.9m teu in its gross container volumes last year. Volumes at the company’s terminal in Turkey, Yilport Gebze, went up by 6% year-on-year to 400,000 teu in 2016. Growth was also registered at Yilport’s Nordic terminals, espe...
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Carrier receives new order from Maersk Line

Carrier receives new order from Maersk Line
Maersk Line has ordered the first 100 of a total of 200 refrigerated containers to be equipped with Carrier Transicold’s NaturaLINE natural-refrigerant based system. NaturaLINE is a more environmentally friendly solution as it is the first container refrigeration system to use the natural refrigerant carbon dioxide, a safe and non-ozone depleting g...
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DP World London Gateway to open third berth

DP World London Gateway to open third berth
DP World London Gateway is expected to officially open its third berth for full operations at the end of March this year. The start of full operations at the new berth will meet the increase in traffic expected following the launch in April of the new THE Alliance, which will begin calling the facilities with ...
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Liebherr Maritime Cranes delivers reachstaker to Dublin

Liebherr Maritime Cranes delivers reachstaker to Dublin
Liebherr Maritime Cranes has delivered a new reachstacker to Doyle Shipping Group for its container facilities at the Port of Dublin. The LRS 545 reachstacker, which features a low front end allowing increased visibility for the operator when placing the containers onto the train, is being used at the company’s facility mainly to load and ...
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Maersk unveils blockchain project with IBM

Maersk unveils blockchain project with IBM
Maersk has started collaborating with US technology company International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) on a new project to use blockchain technology to enhance cross-border supply chain. The blockchain solution, which is based on the open source Linux Foundation’s open source Hyperledger Fabric and built by the two companies, is expect...
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ICTSI Manila orders five STS cranes and 20 RTGs

ICTSI Manila orders five STS cranes and 20 RTGs
International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) is ordering five post-Panamax quay cranes as well as 20 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes for its terminal in Manila. The gantry cranes will be capable of servicing up to 13,000 teu boxships at Manila International Container Terminal (MICT). The purchase, along with the construction of another b...
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Gulftainer upgrades to MACH TOS in Sharjah

Gulftainer upgrades to MACH TOS in Sharjah
Gulftainer has implemented the Marine and Container Handling (MACH) terminal operating system (TOS) at its terminal in Sharjah in the UAE. The terminal operator is rolling out the MACH TOS across its UAE terminals in a phased manner in collaboration with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). The first full implementation took place at Sharjah Container...
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PSA calls for proposals for Container Port 4.0

PSA calls for proposals for Container Port 4.0
PSA International (PSA)’s corporate venture capital arm PSA unboXed has put out a second call for technology solutions proposals in support of an incubator programme to develop a futuristic container port. The company invited start-ups and potential partners to put forward innovative solutions to test-bed in the PSA Living Lab as part of its incuba...
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Hammar launches new sideloader

Hammar launches new sideloader
Hammar has launched its newest sideloader, the Hammar 110, featuring a new usage method for fast ground handling and offering a reduced tare weight of 8.3 tonnes. The model features a double-action system that can deploy two modes comprising the StepOver which was developed for the Hammar 155 for stacking or transferring containers or the ...
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Maersk Line to divert cargo away from Algeciras during strikes

Maersk Line to divert cargo away from Algeciras during strikes
Ahead of nine days of strike action due at Spanish ports this March, Maersk Line is planning to re-route certain services to avoid its local transhipment hub in Algeciras. Westbound vessels on the carrier’s Asia-Europe and Middle East services normally calling Algeciras will be diverted to other facilities in the Mediterranean where capacity has be...
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Kalmar opens new jetty in China

Kalmar opens new jetty in China
Finnish equipment manufacturer Kalmar and Rainbow-Cargotec Industries Co., Ltd (RCI) have opened a new jetty in Taicang, China. The new jetty, which will allow delivery of fully erected Kalmar yard cranes from RCI, is 361 m long with a water depth of 12 m. The jetty, which will support Kalmar’s business growth in the Asia-Pacific ...
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Boluda/OPDR joint venture begins operations in Seville

Boluda/OPDR joint venture begins operations in Seville
A joint venture (JV) between Boluda Corporación Marítima and OPDR, part of the CMA CGM Group, has begun operating the container terminal at the Port of Seville. On a total area of about 180,000 sq m, the JV, called Terminales Marítimas del Guadalquivir, now controls all facilities related to the handling of containerised goods including ...
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Hamburg receives Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour crane

Hamburg receives Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour crane
A Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour crane (MHC) has been delivered to the O’Swaldkai multi-purpose terminal at the Port of Hamburg, Germany. The terminal, which is operated by Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA)’s subsidiary Frucht- und Kühl-Zentrum and terminal operator SEA-invest, is mainly using the G HMK 4406 unit to serve reefer vessels tr...
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New APMT terminal opens in Mexico

New APMT terminal opens in Mexico
APM Terminals (APMT)’s new semi-automated facility in Lázaro Cárdenas, Mexico, has received its first official vessel call. The terminal was called by the 9,600 teu Maersk Salalah as part of the AC2 Transpacific service from Asia. Now that the first phase of construction is complete, APMT Lázaro Cárdenas Terminal 2 (TEC2) has a capacity of ...
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Hapag-Lloyd suffers 66% operating profit drop

Hapag-Lloyd suffers 66% operating profit drop
German shipping company Hapag-Lloyd has suffered a 66% year-on-year fall in its earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) in 2016, according to its preliminary results. EBIT went down from €366.4m (US$406.7m) in 2015 to €126m (US$140m) last year. However, the shipping line recorded a significant increase in its EBIT in the last quarter of the ...
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Spanish port strikes set for March

Spanish port strikes set for March
Port workers are set to strike for nine days in March after Spain’s cabinet passed a draft law to liberalise the hiring of port labour. The planned overhaul would allow companies to hire their own personnel instead of unionised staff, with proponents claiming the current dynamics allow union workers to earn up to 50% more ...
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Georgia and Virginia ports to enter agreement

Georgia and Virginia ports to enter agreement
The port authorities of Georgia and Virginia have filed for a US East Coast agreement amid the increase in calls from larger vessels following the expansion of the Panama Canal. The East Coast Gateway Terminal Agreement is expected to help increasing efficiency of the ports by encouraging a voluntary cooperation in the areas of operational ...
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Navis N4 goes live in the Philippines

Navis N4 goes live in the Philippines
Navis’s N4 terminal operating system (TOS) has gone live at the Davao International Container Terminal (DICT), located in the southeastern part of the Philippines. According to a statement by the US-based software developer, which is part of Cargotec Corporation, DICT decided to invest in a new TOS to improve its efficiency and throughput. As...
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Tilbury begins consultations on new terminal

Tilbury begins consultations on new terminal
The Port of Tilbury will begin its pre-planning community consultation in March to seek local views on its proposals to build a new terminal adjacent to the current port. The new facility, known as Tilbury2, will be built on a 152 acre site, which was part of the former Tilbury Power Station, and will include ...
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Lase’s load collision prevention system earns safety certification

Lase’s load collision prevention system earns safety certification
The German BG (Employers’ Liability Insurance Association) has certified Lase’s load collision prevention system as Performance Level D – Category 3, meaning it exceeds today’s requirements on safety standards in the port industry. The performance levels EN ISO 13849-1 are parameters for the reliability of how a control system complies with s...
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Court exonerates DP World from all charges in Djibouti case

Court exonerates DP World from all charges in Djibouti case
An international arbitration court has exonerated DP World from all charges of misconduct related to the award of a 50-year concession to operate a container facility in Djibouti. The port operator was taken to the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) by the government of Djibouti in 2014 over allegations that it paid bribes to ...
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Paceco España to supply STS crane to Guadeloupe

Paceco España to supply STS crane to Guadeloupe
Paceco España has signed a contract with Gaudeloupe Port Caraïbes for the supply of one post-Panamax ship-to-shore (STS) crane. The crane will especially be conceived to work under typically Caribbean weather conditions such as very high winds. It is expected to be delivered in 2018 and will complete Port de Jarry terminal´s current equipment needs...
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APM Terminals increases Port Elizabeth investment

APM Terminals increases Port Elizabeth investment
APM Terminals (APMT) has more than doubled its investment plans for its facility at the Port of New York/New Jersey. The terminal operator is now planning a US$200m investment project in its Port Elizabeth facility, compared to the US$70m previously announced. The new investment plans include the purchase of four next-generation ship-to-shore (STS)...
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Konecranes to deliver RTGs to Terport in Paraguay

Konecranes to deliver RTGs to Terport in Paraguay
Konecranes has signed an agreement with Terport (Terminales Portuarias S.A.) for the delivery of two Boxhunter rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes. The cranes will be delivered in early 2018 to Terport’s container terminal located in Villeta i.o San Antonio, on the outskirts of Asunción. The terminal, which handles container traffic on the Paraguay ri...
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Drewry: Launch of new alliances will cause delays

Drewry: Launch of new alliances will cause delays
Immediate disruption following the launch of the Ocean Alliance and THE Alliance seems inevitable, according to shipping consultant Drewry. Both the Ocean Alliance, which includes CMA CGM, COSCO Container Lines, Evergreen Line and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), and THE Alliance, which consists of Hapag-Lloyd, NYK Line, MOL, “K” Line and Yan...
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