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STS cranes to be heightened at terminal in Le Havre

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has won a contract to heighten four ZPMC ship-to-shore (STS) cranes operated by Generale de Manutention Portuaire (GMP), a joint venture between DP World and Terminal Link (CMA-CGM), located in the port of Le Havre. GMP Terminal de France is expanding its capabilities and capacity in order to be able to handle the new mega container vessels operated ... Read More »

Port of Rotterdam invests in Pecém

Pecém's breakwater and berths are already available

The Port of Rotterdam Authority is investing €75m in the Port of Pecém in Northeast Brazil in return for a 30% stake. The Dutch port will have joint control of strategic decisions and positions at executive board, supervisory board and management level. Ceará state and the port authority are expected to sign an agreement in September 2018 while the following ... Read More »

Busan Port Authority appoints new CEO

Busan Port Authority (BPA) has appointed Ki-chan Nam as its new CEO with immediate effect. Nam, who has served as a member of the BPA commissioners, will aim to drive the Busan Newport Development, old port integration and Busan Old Port redevelopment project as scheduled. He also stated that he will focus more on improving port efficiency and productivity based ... Read More »

Emissions down at Long Beach

Greenhouse gas emissions fell by 18% compared to 2005

The Port of Long Beach is outperforming its 2023 clear air goals with pollution from diesel particulates down 88%, sulphur oxides cut 97% and nitrogen oxides lower by 56% compared to the 2005 baseline year. The Clean Air Action Plan set 2023 reduction targets for diesel particulates at 77%, sulphur oxides at 93% and nitrogen oxides at 59 percent. Long ... Read More »

IUMI: More infrastructure needed to insure Arctic sailings

Infrastructure support is required to facilitate the provision of adequate insurance for the high Arctic as a trade route, fishing ground and potential tourist destination according to the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI). With changes in ice conditions making the Arctic route navigable, Maersk is currently carrying out a trial sailing. Helle Hammer, the IUMI’s policy forum chair, said: ... Read More »

Four cranes raised at the Port of Oakland

OICT is Oakland's busiest terminal

Four ship-to-shore (STS) cranes at Oakland International Container Terminal (OICT) have been raised by 27 ft following a year-long crane-raising project. Stevedoring Services of America (SSA) operates OICT and managed the US$14m crane-raising project in partnership with the Port of Oakland. These higher gantry cranes can reach over an additional three levels of stacked containers on a big ship’s deck. ... Read More »

Strong results for COSCO Shipping Ports

Revenue leapt by 80% for COSCO Shipping Ports (CSP) to US$495.5m in the first half of 2018, driven by increasing trade volume and more calls from the Ocean Alliance. Total throughput increased by 27% to 56.7m teu, including volumes from Qingdao Port International (QPI) which have been included since May 2017. Excluding QPI, throughput increased by 13.3% to 47.3m teu ... Read More »

Maersk Line adopts cloud-based rate-distribution platform

Maersk Line has adopted a cloud-based platform which provides a digital and fully-automated method of sending contract rates and amendments to clients. The carrier will use Cargosphere’s electronic smart upload and diagnostics solution (eSUDS) its and Rate Mesh platform to digitally distribute its rates to shippers and freight forwarders. Carsten Grank Olsen, senior director and global head of eCommerce at Maersk Line, said: ... Read More »

Cranes arrive in Rotterdam to boost capacity

The facility currently operates eight STS cranes

Rotterdam’s APM Terminals (APMT) Maasvlakte II terminal has received two new ship-to-shore (STS) cranes as part of plans to increase capacity by 20% by 2019. The Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC) cranes are high-speed, remote-control, double-trolley units with twin and tandem capabilities, as are the terminal’s eight existing cranes. Pieter Hartog, managing director of APMT Maasvlakte II and Rotterdam, said: “It ... Read More »

Lack of empty boxes hampers Hamburg’s throughput

The Port of Hamburg

The Port of Hamburg’s container trade fell by 2.7% in the first half of the year, with dwindling empty box numbers impacting its 4.3m teu throughput. The number of empty boxes at the German facility fell by 15.6% to 525,000 teu, which subsequently translated to 81% of the total drop. Full containers remained relatively stable with a throughput of 3.8m teu, 0.6% ... Read More »