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ICTSI posts record productivity in Manila

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has posted record productivity at its flagship Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) in the Philippines for August and September. MICT recorded an increase in berth productivity of 22% and 13% in August and September respectively, and the port attributed this success to its workers. MICT operations director Jay Valdez said: ““Management acknowledges the excellent ... Read More »

Orbcomm purchases transport solution company Blue Tree Systems

Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider Orbcomm has acquired Irish transportation solutions company Blue Tree Systems, along with its American, German and French subsidiaries. The Galway-based firm provides solutions for trucks, including refrigerated trucks, as well as refrigerated and dry trailers, and has more than 300 customers across North America, Europe and Australasia. Orbcomm’s CEO Marc Eisenberg ... Read More »

Gothenburg continues tariff freeze

Tariffs will remain at their 2015 level

Gothenburg Port Authority has announced port tariffs will remain unchanged for a third successive year, meaning the charges will remain at their 2015 level. The charges are levied on all vessels that call at the Swedish facility and are based on the vessel’s type and its gross tonnage. Money raised from the tariffs are used to finance a range of ... Read More »

Storm causes disruption in Durban

The MSC Ines briefly blocked Durban's channel. Credit: MarineTraffic

Port operations in Durban have ground to a halt as a result of a storm that has hit the South African city. Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), which operates the Port of Durban, has confirmed that all vessel movements at the facility have been suspended. TNPA’s marine service team and tugboats were called to action to help move the 6,880 ... Read More »

DCT Gdansk announces three-year expansion plan

The terminal will add two STS cranes and five RTGs

Poland’s only deep-water container terminal, DCT Gdansk, has announced plans for further expansion worth PLN 280m (US$76.3m), which will be completed within three years. DCT Gdansk, which began operations in 2007, will add a further two ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and a further five rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, as well as additional yard area. The gate complex will also be fully ... Read More »