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CMA CGM and PSA announce collaboration

French carrier CMA CGM and Singaporean operator PSA have agreed to collaborate to support each other and address industry problems after signing a Memorandum of Agreement (MoU). The MoU states that CMA CGM’s start-up investment arm, Ze Box, and PSA’s external innovation and corporate venture capital arm, PSA unboXed, will share resources to support growth and collaborate on each other’s ... Read More »

SICK announces hydraulic solution

The MAX48

SICK has launched a new solution for hydraulic machinery that it claims will deliver space-saving, operating costs and maintenance gains. The MAX48 is a sensor that SICK said can achieve a longer piston stroke length within the space of a standard-sized hydraulic cylinder while also increasing the amount of data can be monitored in real time and recorded for later ... Read More »

COSCO to operate new Peruvian facility

COSCO Shipping Holding will build and operate a US$2b facility near Chancay, Peru, as part of US$10bn worth of Chinese investments in the South American country. The announcement, reported by Reuters, was made by China’s ambassador to Peru who also said that China Railway Engineering Corporation (CREC) plans to build a port in Ilo, in the south of the country. ... Read More »

Northport receives straddle carriers

The four straddle carriers

Northport, a terminal at Malaysia’s Port Klang, has received four Top Frame straddle carriers from Australian equipment manufacturers Mobicon. The four units are being used to handle 20 ft and 40 ft containers and have a lift height of 3.6 m, a turning radius of 12.3 m, and a cycle time of two minutes. Tom Schults, managing director of Mobicon ... Read More »

APMT Moin receives further cranes

Costa Rica’s APM Terminals (APMT) Moin has received a second delivery of ship-to-shore (STS) and electric rubber-tyred gantry (eRTG) cranes at its greenfield site. The arrival means the facility now has six STS cranes and 23 eRTGs, and APMT said this second phase of development remains on schedule for completion in February 2019. Kenneth Waugh, manging director of APMT Moin, ... Read More »

World Cup mania ushers in Mexican import boom

The Mexican national football team will play at the World Cup

Maersk Line Mexico has reported an 8% rise in imports from Asia and Europe in 2018’s first quarter, with World Cup fervour generating demand for sports goods. The FIFA World Cup kicks off in June, with Mexico one of 32 teams involved, and football shirts, trainers, video consoles, and other football-related media are more in demand as the competition looms. ... Read More »

Insurer lauds blockchain possibilities

Maritime insurer UK P&I Club has lauded the potential benefits of blockchain for the shipping sector when it comes to exchanging information. Blockchain allows multiple parties to participate in transactions without allowing one user to have more control than the others and amend transaction information, for example. Filip Koscielecki, UK P&I Club claims executive, said: “Blockchain can enable a conversion ... Read More »

Carrier Transicold releases service app

The app is available on iOS and Android

American reefer manufacturer Carrier Transicold has released a free mobile app to aid technicians when servicing containers. The app, available on iOS and Android, contains resources including service manuals with instructional videos, an alarm code lookup function, conversion tools and warranty information, as well as a search tool for navigation. David Whyte, project manager of container service engineering at Carrier Transicold, ... Read More »

UPS extends Europe-Hong Kong service

The service connects Hong Kong with Duisburg, Germany

American logistics provider UPS has launched a new full container load (FCL) rail service connecting Europe and Hong Kong using its existing framework. The two-way service between Duisburg, Germany and Hong Kong will offer transit times up to 30% faster than FCL ocean freight, and cost savings of up to 60% compared to air freight. Mike Harrell, president of freight ... Read More »

Jeddah terminal upgrades Navis TOS

The DP World-operated South Container Terminal (SCT) at Jeddah Islamic Port has upgraded its Navis terminal operating system (TOS) from SPARCS to N4 3.5. The operator said it upgraded the software to meet customer service demands and increase operational support inline with rising cargo volumes. SCT handles around 1.3m teu a year and said N4 was implemented “to ensure an ... Read More »