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CVS Ferrari launches cloud-based data-tracking

CVS Ferrari has made its remote monitoring system (RMS), which allows customers to track operational parameters online in real time, available in the cloud. Real time modelling of machine status and in-cab display is also available, as is equipment and fleet GPS tracking. RMS also offers a two-way communication system, allowing users to remotely perform functional tests on the machine ... Read More »

Evergreen updates Asia-East Africa service

Evergreen Line has added capacity and calls in Central and Southern China to its Asia-East Africa (AEF) service in response to market demands. Two extra vessels are being added to the service, one apiece from Evergreen Line and COSCO. This means it will operates seven vessels in total, four operated by Evergreen, two by COSCO and one by X-Press Feeders. In addition, ... Read More »

Fruit handlers purchase Konecranes Gottwald units

The Model 5 mobile harbour crane

A fruit-handling terminal at Italy’s Port of Civitavecchia has bought two Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour cranes to handle reefer containers and palletised fruit. Civitavecchia Fruit and Forest Terminal SpA (CFFT), a subsidiary of Belgian holding company Noord Natie, has purchased one new diesel-electric Model 5 mobile harbour crane and one used unit to support its operations in Rome. Steven Clerckx, managing director of ... Read More »

Halo moves into new London Gateway cold store

DP World London Gateway has handed over its new temperature controlled warehouse to Halo, who will now occupy the building. Halo, a part of SH Pratt Group, will undertake the fit out at the warehouse, installing high-tech temperature controlling equipment across nine chambers, including three frozen chambers. The facility is hoped to be operational and handling chilled and frozen products by October, 2018. ... Read More »

Ferrol welcomes first regular service

Yilport acquired Ferrol in 2015

Yilport’s Ferrol Container Terminal, situated in Spain, has welcomed its first regular service, with MacAndrew’s POSS service calling at the facility. The weekly POSS Service begins in Tilbury before visiting Rotterdam, Ferrol, Seville, Gibraltar, Cartagena and Huelva. There will be a double call at Ferrol, with the terminal discharging containers on the southbound leg and loading them on the northbound ... Read More »

Greener cranes for Oakland terminal

Terminal operator SSA Marine will retrofit 13 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) diesel-powered cranes with diesel hybrid diesel-electric engines at its Oakland facility. The US$6m upgrade is estimated to eliminate more than 45 tonnes of exhaust emissions annually at the Port of Oakland, with the hybrid cranes operating primarily on electric and only using diesel for battery charging. The cranes will also regenerate ... Read More »

Paranaguá facility orders cranes

CM Port acquired Paranaguá this year

TCP, the operator of Brazil’s Paranaguá Container Terminal, has ordered two Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC) ship-to-shore cranes as part of an ongoing expansion. The new cranes will have an outreach of 24 containers and will be installed at a new mooring pier. Work at the facility started in February, and an additional 220 m of berth is being added, taking the total to ... Read More »

China Merchants makes final Hambantota payment

China Merchant Port Holdings Limited (CM Port) has made a third and final payment of US$585m for the concession of Sri Lanka’s Port of Hambantota. Combined with the previous two payments, CM Port has invested US$976m to manage, operate and develop the facility. As per the concession agreement, the Hong Kong-based operator will invest a further US$146m into port and marine ... Read More »

CMA CGM founder passes away

Jacques R. Saade

Jacques R. Saadé, the founding president of the CMA CGM Group, has passed away at the age of 81. As per his wishes, Saadé’s funeral will be held in Marseilles at the La Major Cathedral on June 29th at 11am. After leaving Lebanon to protect his family from civil war in 1978, Saadé founded Compagnie Maritime d’Affretement (CMA) with four employees, a ... Read More »

Long Beach secures government grant for green project

Outlets for almost 40 machines will be built

The Port of Long Beach has secured an US$8m government grant to support its US$16.8m project aimed at electrifying container-handling vehicles. The California Energy Commission grant will help fund the facility’s Port Advanced Vehicle Electrification (PAVE) Project, which will help provide electric-powered, zero-emissions cargo-handling equipment at Total Terminals International (TTI)’s Pier T terminal. Lou Anne Bynum, harbour commission president at the Port of Long ... Read More »