Bremen to provide shore power for maritime shipping

Bremen to provide shore power for maritime shipping
Bremen’s senate has resolved to create comprehensive additional shore power supply facilities at the ports of Bremen, including the provision of eight stationary shore power supply units for maritime shipping. The senate has also planned to implement two additional connections for inland shipping by the year 2023, with total investment for all new...
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Fire Shield Systems helps DP World London Gateway to safeguard operations

Fire Shield Systems helps DP World London Gateway to safeguard operations
Fire Shield Systems has helped DP World London Gateway to safeguard its vehicle and machinery operations through its Dafo fire suppression system. As the UK’s third largest container port, almost 1m containers pass through London Gateway each year and, as a result, the port’s schedule is tightly packed, with little room for any period of ...
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Alibaba joins blockchain Bill of Lading initiative

Alibaba joins blockchain Bill of Lading initiative
Chinese e-commerce and technology group Alibaba has signed up to the International Port Community Systems Association’s (IPCSA) blockchain Bill of Lading initiative and embarked on a new blockchain project in the organisations’ joint Logistics Visibility Task Force. The joint work is aiming at standardisation and proof-of-concept (POC) of blockchai...
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EU-funded consortium launches project to future-proof logistics chains

EU-funded consortium launches project to future-proof logistics chains
A consortium of 36 partners across the supply chain has launched a project to future-proof logistics chains, under the coordination of the Port of Antwerp. The organisations are looking to enable the seamless transport of goods, focusing especially on the technological and operational opportunities that the Physical Internet, synchro-modal operatio...
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Navis successfully completes remote N4 migration at Haifa Port

Navis successfully completes remote N4 migration at Haifa Port
Haifa Port has completed its N4 terminal operating system (TOS) migration project with remote support from Navis. The port, influenced by future growth expectations and a demand for new terminals, initiated a project to merge facilities that historically operated as independent operations into one integrated terminal with common equipment, processe...
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Kalmar to supply 16 T2 terminal tractors to Latin America

Kalmar to supply 16 T2 terminal tractors to Latin America
SAAM has ordered a total of 16 Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractors for its terminals in Chile and Ecuador. The order was booked in the second quarter of 2020 with delivery scheduled to take place during the fourth quarter of the same year. Of the 16 terminal tractors, five will be operated at SAAM’s Guayaquil ...
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APMT utilises remote implementation to continue global TOS roll out

APMT utilises remote implementation to continue global TOS roll out
Despite limitations imposed by COVID-19, APM Terminals (APMT) has continued to roll out Navis’ N4 terminal operating system (TOS) across its terminals globally remotely. When the pandemic first hit, APMT’s in-house TOS implementation team evaluated upcoming projects and identified one that was business critical – a modernisation project at its Los...
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PSA Cargo Solutions enters strategic partnership with One Network Enterprises

PSA Cargo Solutions enters strategic partnership with One Network Enterprises
One Network Enterprises (One) and PSA Cargo Solutions have joined in a strategic partnership to expand services for global terminal operations and logistics. One aims to further expand the capabilities of PSA’s Lead Logistics Provider (LLP) for global 3PL customers through this partnership, including ocean and land end-to-end services for global lo...
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Tanjung Pelepas receives four more quay cranes

Tanjung Pelepas receives four more quay cranes
The Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) has welcomed the arrival of four new ship-to-shore (STS) quay cranes as it looks to optimise services and capacity, catering to the largest vessels in the world. Purchasing these super post-Panamax cranes forms part of the Malaysian hub’s asset management strategy to improve terminal efficiency by increasing contai...
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Port of Barcelona unveils recovery plan featuring fee reductions

Port of Barcelona unveils recovery plan featuring fee reductions
The Port of Barcelona’s management board has approved several short and medium-term measures to alleviate the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including several port fee reductions lasting until 2022. In total, the port will mobilise around €23m (US$26m) of resources for its operators between now and 2022 by implementing measures that hav...
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Port of Helsingborg orders electric terminal tractors

Port of Helsingborg orders electric terminal tractors
The Port of Helsingborg, which operates Sweden’s second largest container port, has ordered four electric terminal tractors from Terberg, as it aims to improve its environmental friendliness. The municipality of Helsingborg, owner of the port, has decided that in 2024 all equipment in the port should have zero CO2 and NOx emissions. The purchase of...
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Hempel coatings protect over 20,000 ISG containers

Hempel coatings protect over 20,000 ISG containers
Hempel has painted 20,000 mining containers during its eight-year partnership with Intermodal Solutions Group (ISG), with more than 1.5m litres of paint having been applied. The coating is specifically designed to protect the containers against the highly abrasive and corrosive materials that they carry, as well as the external environment. Garry P...
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Port of Los Angeles hit by steep drop on volume

Port of Los Angeles hit by steep drop on volume
Container volumes plummeted by 29.8% at the Port of Los Angeles in May as the hub was hit by a number of blanked sailings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The US West Coast hub handled 581,665 teu last month, with substantial decreases across all container segments – loaded imports fell 28.4%, loaded exports dropped 37.6% ...
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UN entities urge to keep ships moving, ports open and cross-border trade flowing

UN entities urge to keep ships moving, ports open and cross-border trade flowing
The United Nations maritime and trade entities have said that it is more important than ever to keep ships moving, ports open and cross-border trade flowing. The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the United Nations Conference on Trafe and Development (UNCTAD), which tracks world trade, has reiterated calls these calls. The two organisat...
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Jebel Ali to be equipped with autonomous internal terminal vehicles

Jebel Ali to be equipped with autonomous internal terminal vehicles
Robotics and AI specialist DGWorld is to equip Jebel Ali port with a fleet of autonomous internal terminal vehicles (AITVs) covering all related integrations in existing operation processes and infrastructure. It is hoped that introducing autonomous vehicles and related technologies into daily operations will support terminal operator DP World’s st...
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Abu Dhabi Ports confident about container volume growth

Abu Dhabi Ports confident about container volume growth
Abu Dhabi Ports expects growth in containerisation, as it works to maintain supply chain continuity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking on a webinar, Robert Sutton, head of logistics cluster at Abu Dhabi Ports, commented: “We can expect continued growth in containerisation. The ports have not slowed down through this period. If anything, we’ve s...
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CMA CGM posts first quarter profit of US$48m

CMA CGM posts first quarter profit of US$48m
CMA CGM delivered a net result of US$48m in the first quarter of the year, aided by cost control, capacity reductions and terminal sales, which helped to offset a 4.6% drop in volumes. During Q1, the company adjusted its deployed capacity in response to evolving market conditions, related to the COVID-19 pandemic, while its operating ...
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Hyster lift truck factories reopen

Hyster lift truck factories reopen
The factories which make Hyster Europe’s forklifts, warehouse equipment and big trucks have started to resume production. The sites at Craigavon in Northern Ireland, Masate in Italy, Nijmegen in the Netherlands have all re-opened and are operating with social distancing measures in place. New processes and ways of working have been implemented in o...
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Yilport Leixões sees volumes rise 8% in Q1

Yilport Leixões sees volumes rise 8% in Q1
Yilport Leixões in Porto, Portugal, handled 182,000 teu in the first quarter of the year, representing a sizeable 8% increase, as the operator embarks on an expansion project. The terminal handled 71,350 teu in March 2020 alone, setting a new record in the container segment, while roll-on roll-off (ro-ro) volumes were up by 3.6%. Robert ...
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HAROPA and SOGET launch dynamic visualisation and analysis module

HAROPA and SOGET launch dynamic visualisation and analysis module
HAROPA, the joint venture between the ports of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris, has launched a new digital visualization and analysis module with software company SOGET. The new concept, known as ‘My KPIs’, is the first of its kind in Europe and enables maritime, port and logistics professionals to continuously measure the logistics performance and ...
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Tropical Shipping implements Octopi by Navis

Tropical Shipping implements Octopi by Navis
Tropical Shipping’s St. Thomas site in the Virgin Islands has gone live with Octopi’s cloud-based terminal operating system (TOS), while the operator is evaluating options to implement the system across its Caribbean terminal portfolio. Tropical St. Thomas enables direct access to ports in the US, Canada and the Virgin Islands and operates at 97,00...
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