Inform to deliver optimisation capabilities to DP World Vancouver

Inform to deliver optimisation capabilities to DP World Vancouver
Inform has been selected by DP World Vancouver to deliver three optimisation modules from its Syncrotess solution range as part of the terminal’s Centerm Expansion Project (CEP). Work began in April 2020 and the Syncrotess solution is expected to be delivered in early 2021, representing Inform’s third major port project in the North American market...
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CMA CGM commits to carbon neutrality by 2050

CMA CGM commits to carbon neutrality by 2050
CMA CGM aims to become carbon neutral by 2050, with an additional goal to include 10% alternative fuels in its energy supplies by 2023, the group’s CEO and chairman has stated. Speaking at the UN Global Compact online conference, Rodolphe Saadé noted that the group is on track to reduce by 40% its CO2 emissions ...
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Abu Dhabi Ports launches Gulf feeder services company

Abu Dhabi Ports launches Gulf feeder services company
Abu Dhabi Ports has established a new feeder services company named Safeen Feeders in partnership with Bengal Tiger Line, as part of its strategy to meet growing trade demand within the Gulf region. With long-term growth trends of regional manufacturing and trade volumes, the company will look to serve the Group’s mainliner shipping clients through...
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Another distribution centre opens in APMT Mobile

Another distribution centre opens in APMT Mobile
Automotive lift producer BendPak has opened a new distribution centre near APM Terminals (APMT) Mobile to serve the US Gulf, Midwest, East coast and Canadian markets via five Class I railroads. The new 100 sq ft distribution centre is located in Theodore, Alabama – 11 miles from APMT’s container terminal. With access to three major ...
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British Ports Association supports shore power and a zero-emission berth standard

British Ports Association supports shore power and a zero-emission berth standard
The British Ports Association (BPA) has urged the UK government to create a zero-emission berth standard and support shore power connections as a viable tool for meeting its Net Zero Carbon emission targets. The association believes that a goal-based regulatory approach is needed to drive up demand for emissions reductions at berth. Its proposed ze...
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Port of Tanjung Pelepas keen to move forward with projects

Port of Tanjung Pelepas keen to move forward with projects
Overall volume for Q1 2020 at the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) was “beyond expectations”, largely due to the contribution of transhipment cargo. However, local cargo which is a fraction of the port’s total volume recorded a decrease as expected due to COVID-19 global pandemic. From a terminal perspective, PTP will be investing in additional ...
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AMSA issues charges during ongoing investigation of APL England

AMSA issues charges during ongoing investigation of APL England
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has charged the master of the APL England, which lost about 50 containers overboard off Sydney on Sunday, of offences related to pollution and/or damage to the Australian marine environment. AMSA’s ongoing inspection of the Singapore-flagged ship revealed that lashing arrangements for cargo were inade...
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Konecranes and Fluidmesh deliver fully wireless ARTG crane system

Konecranes and Fluidmesh deliver fully wireless ARTG crane system
Konecranes and Fluidmesh Networks have successfully carried out proof-of-concept testing of fully wireless communication for the crane manufacturer’s automated rubber-tyred gantry (ARTG) system. This development allows container terminal operators to roll out remote control and automation to RTGs in the container yard without running fibre or cable...
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ONE adds 3,000 PrimeLINE reefer units

ONE adds 3,000 PrimeLINE reefer units
Ocean Network Express (ONE) has added 3,000 Carrier Transicold PrimeLINE units to its refrigerated container fleet, via Florens container leasing, to address growing perishable cargo demand. Bharadwaj Bhuyan, senior manager-global special cargo management, ONE, said: “Despite the challenges faced by the global economy in recent times, ONE continues...
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Yilport resumes revamping San Cataldo Container Terminal during COVID-19

Yilport resumes revamping San Cataldo Container Terminal during COVID-19
Yilport Holding has continued to execute its Phase 1 investment of over €20m (US$22m) at the San Cataldo Container Terminal (SCCT) in Taranto, Italy, despite the COVID-19 lockdown. The company has also opted to advance Phase 2 expansion to complete the overall investment of €75m (US$82.9m) before the project timeline of five years. The crane ...
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DP World joins Maersk and IBM’s blockchain platform

DP World joins Maersk and IBM’s blockchain platform
DP World has completed the early stages of integration with TradeLens, a blockchain-based digital container logistics platform jointly developed by A.P. Moller – Maersk and IBM, as the parties try to accelerate the digitisation of global supply chains. The Dubai-based terminal operator aims to connect all its 82 marine and inland container te...
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Pacific International Lines agrees debt deal

Pacific International Lines agrees debt deal
Pacific International Lines Pte (PIL) has agreed with the majority of its financial lenders to defer its debt payments and has entered into discussions with Heliconia Capital Management, a subsidiary of Singapore’s state investment company Temasek. The company has obtained a deferral of principal and interest payments and a formal standstill...
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Ben Nghe Port orders two more BOXHUNTER RTGs

Ben Nghe Port orders two more BOXHUNTER RTGs
Konecranes is set to deliver an additional two Boxhunter rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes to Ben Nghe Port in Vietnam. The cranes, booked in March 2020, will be delivered in cooperation with Telin Group JSC in April 2021. Two Konecranes Boxhunter RTGs have been operating at Ben Nghe Port since 2017, contributing toward the port’s growth. ...
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Danish transport sector to collaborate on sustainable fuel project

Danish transport sector to collaborate on sustainable fuel project
Copenhagen Airports, A.P. Moller – Maersk, DSV Panalpina, DFDS, SAS and Ørsted have formed a partnership to develop an industrial-scale production facility to produce sustainable fuels for road, maritime and air transport in the Copenhagen area. The partnership brings together the demand and supply side of sustainable fuels with a vision to d...
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APMT Algeciras connects to national 66kV energy network

APMT Algeciras connects to national 66kV energy network
APM Terminals (APMT) Algeciras has increased the voltage of its power supply from 20kV to 66kV in an effort to improve the stability of its electrical supply and enhance safety and productivity by reducing the risk of outages. The €3.2m (US$3.5m) project was designed and managed by the operator, with support from the port authority ...
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BCT acquires new STS crane

BCT acquires new STS crane
Baltic Container Terminal (BCT) has received a new ship-to-shore (STS) crane as part of the terminal’s ongoing investment programme aimed at increasing capacity and enhancing efficiency. The new crane, produced by Sany, brings BCT total STS cranes to five and allows the terminal to service larger vessels as well as speed up operations. As part ...
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Malta Freeport goes-live with N4 3.7 via remote assistance

Malta Freeport goes-live with N4 3.7 via remote assistance
Navis has utilised remote assistance to upgrade Malta Freeport Terminals’ (MFT) terminal operating system (TOS) to N4 3.7 despite COVID-19 forcing travel restrictions around the world. MFT is one of the busiest container terminals in Europe, strategically located in the centre of the Mediterranean, and handles nearly 3m teu annually. In the fourth...
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Kuehne + Nagel expects around 20,000 job cuts

Kuehne + Nagel expects around 20,000 job cuts
Kuehne + Nagel may have to reduce its 83,000-strong workforce by 20-25% as it looks to navigate its way through the economic crisis associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The freight forwarder’s controlling shareholder Klaus-Michael Kuehne told German newspaper Die Welt that warehouse workers are the most likely staff to be affected. Cuts are parti...
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APMT Buenos Aires commissions new cold-store chamber

APMT Buenos Aires commissions new cold-store chamber
APM Terminals (APMT) Buenos Aires has commissioned a new cold-store chamber in an effort to meet growing demand for reliable, stable cold-chain handling of goods. The chamber can maintain constant temperatures as low as -35°C, making it suitable to handle a variety of cargos including fruit, frozen produce and meat which require strict temperature...
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Port of Newcastle installs electric vehicle chargers

Port of Newcastle installs electric vehicle chargers
The Port of Newcastle has installed an electric vehicle charging station on Wharf Road to add to the city of Newcastle’s growing network. Following other stations installed by the city last year, the two 22-kilowatt chargers have been placed in the carpark next to Harry’s Café de Wheels. Thanks to this collaboration with the city ...
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Gothenburg volumes up 8% as exports continue to flow  

Gothenburg volumes up 8% as exports continue to flow  
Container volumes increased by 8% in the first quarter at the Port of Gothenburg, with no direct calls cancelled, bucking the trend of declines in cargo throughput seen at the majority of European ports. According to Elvir Dzanic, Port of Gothenburg chief executive, the open approach adopted by Sweden to the world, and the fact ...
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Port of Helsinki temporarily dismisses entire personnel

Port of Helsinki temporarily dismisses entire personnel
The Port of Helsinki has plans to temporarily dismiss its entire personnel, having been forced to start extensive cost reductions due to the coronavirus pandemic and related travel restrictions. Between the start of August and the end of 2020, the personnel of the Port of Helsinki will be dismissed for 30 days and for a ...
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Kalmar to deliver 10 reachstackers to Contargo

Kalmar to deliver 10 reachstackers to Contargo
Kalmar is to supply logistics operator Contargo Group with 10 Gloria reachstackers, to help serve its container hinterland network throughout Germany. Three units for empty and semi-laden container handling will be delivered to Contargo Rhein-Neckar in Ludwigshafen and Mannheim, six reachstackers to Contargo Wörth-Karlsruhe in Wörth and Speyer, and...
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HMM returns from three-year hiatus to US East Coast

HMM returns from three-year hiatus to US East Coast
Global Container Terminals (GCT) USA has welcomed the first HMM vessel, the Hyundai Hope, after a three-year hiatus of services to the US East Coast. The 13,154 teu vessel also marked the first larger vessel call of THE Alliance’s EC2 service to GCT Bayonne. The service will now call weekly at GCT Bayonne with vessel ...
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Bolloré, Next4 and IMT Mines Albi to develop AI for container tracking

Bolloré, Next4 and IMT Mines Albi to develop AI for container tracking
Bolloré Transport & Logistics, Next4 and the IMT Mines Albi engineering school have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop new traceability functions for goods flows based on the study of data gathered by Internet of Things (IoT) sensors. The partners are hoping to unlock synergies between their various fields of activity in order to ....
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