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Human error brings cyber risk, carriers warned

Human error is often the cause of cyber security breaches on ships and new technology and policy can prevent infection, carriers have been told. Delegates at London’s European Maritime Cyber Risk Management summit were warned that when operational technologies are hacked it can lead to catastrophic consequences, yet most of the time this results from largely-preventable errors. Speaking at the event ... Read More »

ONE signs rail deal with UK operator

ONE's members have previously worked with Freightliner

The newly formed Ocean Network Express (ONE) has signed a deal with Freightliner to guarantee capacity on the United Kingdom (UK)’s main intermodal routes. The contract will see freight moved from road to rail, and will subsequently remove 118,320 miles from UK roads per day, reducing greenhouse gasses by 67%. Derek Wakeling, product and network director at ONE Europe, said: ... Read More »

APMT to update air quality app

APM Terminals (APMT) will update its health, safety and environmental management app later this year and include a function to raise awareness about air quality. If local air quality in or around one of the operator’s 74 terminals or 100 inland depots is poor, external truck drivers may be instructed via the APMT Leading Safety app to switch off their ... Read More »

CMA CGM to acquire Finnish carrier

CMA CGM has agreed the purchase of Finnish intra-European carrier Containerships from its parent company, Container Finance Ltd Oy. The French company has also agreed a deals for Container Finance’s 25% stake in terminal operator Multi-Link Terminals and its shares in CD Holding Oy. Containerships has a workforce of 560 people and offers ship, truck, rail and barge services in ... Read More »

Vahle upgrades data communication system

The SGMX system

Vahle has improved the speeds of its SMGX data communication system which allows rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes to utilise conductor rails as a power source. The SGMX system uses conductor rails rather than motorised cable reels to share data, and Vahle has announced that the system now has a data transmission rate of 350 megabytes per second (Mb/s), up from 210 Mb/s. ... Read More »

Konecranes launches automated intermodal offering

Equipment manufacturer Konecranes has launched a range of automated intermodal solutions to fit different container handling scenarios. Released under ‘Avolution of Intermodal’, Konecranes has unveiled four concepts, two for joint rail and deep-sea terminals, one for joint truck and rail terminals, and one for a typical rail facilities. The solutions will provide manned-to-automated growth paths, remote monitoring capabilities and intelligent ... Read More »

CMA CGM deploys container tracking device

CMA CGM first used the technology onboard in 2015

CMA CGM has rolled out a new device for tracking containers which also provides a range of data and incorporates a near-real-time alert system. The device, developed by French start-up Traxens, is a box that is fixed onto containers and measures the container’s position, the intensity of potential shocks, outside temperature variations and the opening and closing of doors. The ... Read More »

Twill goes live in France

Digital freight forwarder Twill has gone live for companies importing goods into France from China, India, Vietnam and Indonesia. The company, which has partnered with Maersk’s freight forwarding arm, Damco, is targeting small and medium sized customers in France in particular. Troels Stovring, CEO of Twill, said: “Small and medium customers often don’t have the resource or time to book ... Read More »

APMT launches new Rotterdam barge service

The barge service will be daily

APM Terminals (APMT) has launched a new barge service at its Maasvlakte II facility in Rotterdam which will connect the terminal to cold store and distribution centre. The daily, fixed-time Cool Port barge service will connect Maasvlakte II to a facility in the Waalhaven section of the Port of Rotterdam that is operated by Dutch company Kloosterboer. The service is ... Read More »

Kuenz unveils new RTG

The Freerider features a single girder rather than two

Equipment manufacturer Kuenz has released a new rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) crane featuring a single girder, a new hoist system and a single-hand control system. The Freerider’s single girder sits on-top of an A-frame structure, and Kuenz claims this lighter structure can reduce wind loads by up to 65% and allows the RTG to travel at 160 m per minute without a ... Read More »