HHLA successfully tests self-driving truck at Container Terminal Altenwerder

HHLA successfully tests self-driving truck at Container Terminal Altenwerder
Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) and Munich-based truck manufacturer MAN Truck & Bus have successfully carried out practice test with a self-driving truck for the first time. The test was carried out in regular container traffic in late May at HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA) as part of the two companies’ project to develop ...
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Hutchison Ports Yantian to resume normal operations

Hutchison Ports Yantian to resume normal operations
Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT) has resumed normal terminal operations following a month of disruptions caused by a COVID-19 outbreak in Southern China. Hutchison Ports Yantian announced that the outbreak had been put effectively under control in the port area, allowing the operation capacity of the terminals to have steadily recove...
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Camco and Inform join Terminal Industry Committee 4.0

Camco and Inform join Terminal Industry Committee 4.0
Camco Technologies and Inform Gmbh – Optimisation Software have become the latest two companies to join the Terminal Industry Committee 4.0 (TIC 4.0) initiative, aiming to promote, define and adopt standards that will enable the cargo handling industry to embrace the 4th industrial revolution. At present, interfacing various equipment and systems c...
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Sri Lanka Ports Authority appoints new chairman

Sri Lanka Ports Authority appoints new chairman
Capt. Nihal Keppetipola has assumed his duties as the 27th chairman of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA). Keppetipola has great experience in the field, holding the position of chairman of the Ceylon Fishery Harbours Corporation before taking on his new role, and first joined SLPA in 1990 as a pilot whilst serving at the ...
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Hapag-Lloyd doubles 23,500+ teu ship order

Hapag-Lloyd doubles 23,500+ teu ship order
Hapag-Lloyd has ordered another six ships each with a capacity of over 23,500 teu and building upon an earlier order for six ships of the same size at the end of 2020. The shipping line has commissioned the South Korean shipyard Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering to build this most recent order, all of which ...
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Norwegian pension fund divests from Adani over Myanmar military ties

Norwegian pension fund divests from Adani over Myanmar military ties
Norwegian pension fund KLP has divested from Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ), stating that the port operator’s business partnership with Myanmar’s armed forces risks breaching its “responsible investment” guidelines. Adani has a business partnership with the military-owned conglomerate Myanmar Economic Corporation (MEC) for the constr...
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Lyttelton Port Company orders four Konecranes straddle carriers

Lyttelton Port Company orders four Konecranes straddle carriers
Lyttelton Port Company in Christchurch, New Zealand, has ordered four Konecranes Noell straddle carriers as it looks to expand its straddle carrier fleet in response to growing business. The units, which are diesel-electric machines that stack container one-over-three, will be assembled and ready for operation five to six weeks after being delivere...
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IMO accused of “greenwashing” by climate campaigners

IMO accused of “greenwashing” by climate campaigners
The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) climate plan for the global shipping fleet to reduce its carbon intensity by 1.5% a year has been described as “greenwashing” by environmental campaigners. Transport & Environment (T&E), an NGO, claimed the 11% reduction target by 2026 compared to 2019 levels, is “weak” and would be achieved u...
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CPC to build new storage facility at Hambantota International Port

CPC to build new storage facility at Hambantota International Port
Hambantota International Port Group (HIPG) and the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop Hambantota Port as a strategic energy centre in Sri Lanka. As part of the agreement, CPC will establish a separate storage terminal 15 km from the port with associated facilities for both domestic and export pu...
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Barecelona Europe South Terminal acquires new port equipment

Barecelona Europe South Terminal acquires new port equipment
With the addition of two new gantry cranes and two shuttle carriers, Hutchison Port BEST now has a total of 13 quay cranes capable of operating the world’s largest container ships. The cranes are currently being commissioned and are expected to be operational within the next few weeks. President of the Port of Barcelona Mercè ...
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Congestion persists as volumes rise at Port of Oakland

Congestion persists as volumes rise at Port of Oakland
Imports jumped by 26% in May at the Port of Oakland, although the spike in volumes is creating immense operational challenges for marine terminals and ocean carriers. The port handled 1.08m teu between January and May, representing a record high, with exports up by 7%. Driven by consumer demand, US imports passing through Oakland have ...
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Montreal Port Authority signs agreement with biofuel specialist

Montreal Port Authority signs agreement with biofuel specialist
Montreal Port Authority (MPA) has signed a cooperation and development agreement with biofuel production specialist Greenfield Global, in an effort to evolve towards clean energy, notably green hydrogen, ethanol and methanol. In the wake of dockside shore power implemented in 2017, the development of green hydrogen will make indirect shore supply o...
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SAAM orders 26 Ottawa T2 terminal tractors

SAAM orders 26 Ottawa T2 terminal tractors
SAAM Group has ordered a further 26 Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractors for its operations at San Antonio Terminal Internacional (STI) in Chile. The new terminal tractors will include the Kalmar Insight performance management tool, which will provide the team at STI with access to real-time data such as running hours, fuel consumption, idle time, .....
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Northport invests in further container handling capability

Northport invests in further container handling capability
New Zealand’s Northport is set to invest NZ$8m (US$5.5m) in infrastructure needed to support the growth of container traffic through the port, forecasting a 15% year-on-year increase container volumes for the current financial year. In addition to purchasing new container handling equipment and a simulator module to train staff in its operati...
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Port of Los Angeles reaches 10m container unit milestone

Port of Los Angeles reaches 10m container unit milestone
The Port of Los Angeles has become the first port in the Western Hemisphere to process 10m container units in a 12-month period. The landmark moment occurred when a container was loaded onto the CMA CGM AMERIGO VESPUCCI at Fenix Marine Services Container Terminal. Port executive director Gene Seroka said: “With our sustained focus on ...
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HPC to assist in performance upgrades at terminal in Port Sudan

HPC to assist in performance upgrades at terminal in Port Sudan
Sudan’s transport ministry has commissioned Hamburg Port Consulting (HPC) to assist in reducing vessel waiting time and increasing equipment availability at South Port Container Terminal (SPCT) in Port Sudan. The goal of the planned port development programme for the country’s only international container terminal is a significant reduction of vess...
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Hapag-Lloyd to provide full transparency on vessel arrivals

Hapag-Lloyd to provide full transparency on vessel arrivals
Amongst one of the worst operational crises for the container industry in many years, Hapag-Lloyd is set to offer enhanced transparency on the schedule performance of its vessels. By also increasing the ships’ on-time performance, the carrier aims to improve supply-chain reliability for its customers. Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd, said: “...
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Vessel queue rises at Yantian Port causing diversions

Vessel queue rises at Yantian Port causing diversions
Update (June 14): Productivity at Yantian Port has reached 45% of normal levels after one more berth in the port’s western section was reopened, allowing a maximum of seven vessels alongisde at the same time, following the halting of operations due to a COVID-19 outbreak. The port authority has successfully reopened the west port yard ...
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FEPORT welcomes G7 tax deal and wants cargo handling included in OECD plans

FEPORT welcomes G7 tax deal and wants cargo handling included in OECD plans
The Federation of European Private Port Companies and Terminals (FEPORT) has welcomed the G7 agreement on the minimum 15% taxation rate of multinationals and has also called on OECD countries to include cargo handling within their tax proposals. During the organisation’s remote general assembly meeting, members discussed concerns to port terminal c...
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Force majeure declared as COVID-hit ship returns to Italy

Force majeure declared as COVID-hit ship returns to Italy
Evergreen’s Ital Libera is headed for Italy two months after the death of its Italian captain as Asian port authorities refuse to accept the ship that was hit with an outbreak of COVID-19. The 5,090 teu ship was en route from Durban to Singapore when Captain Angelo Capurro, 61, became ill, dying on April 13 ...
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Geoverse to provide private LTE/5G network for Oakland Maritime Support Services

Geoverse to provide private LTE/5G network for Oakland Maritime Support Services
Geoverse will provide a private cellular solution for Oakland Maritime Support Services (OMSS), a truck and container parking facility at the Port of Oakland, enabling intermodal container yard management applications in the first phase. The private LTE network will leverage Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS), making it one of the first smart...
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London Thamesport handles new service to Bilbao

London Thamesport handles new service to Bilbao
Hutchison Ports London Thamesport has received the first call of a new WEC Line service to Bilbao, marking its second new short-sea sailing in less than a week. According to the operator, the Spanish short sea market has typically suffered from a lack of options when it comes to carrier choice. Mark Taylor, director at ...
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