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Damietta Port ready to handle 14,000 teu vessels

Deepening works at Damietta Port Authority (DPA) has been completed, enabling the Egyptian port to handle container vessels of up to 14,000 teu in capacity and 15 m in draught. The works deepened the navigational channel to 16 m and the turning circle and container berths to 15.5 m. Captain Tarek Shahin, chairman of the DPA, claimed that Damietta Port ... Read More »

Prince Rupert unveils plan to boost capacity by 6-7m teu

Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) has completed a container terminal master plan outlining the addition of 6-7m teu in capacity through the development of multiple terminals. The master planning concluded the potential for further expansion of Fairview Terminal and the development of a second container terminal at the Port of Prince Rupert’s South Kaien Island site. This second terminal features ... Read More »

Panama Canal receives largest container ship to date

The vessel at the Cocoli locks

The Panama Canal has completed a trial transit of Evergreen’s Triton, a Neopanamax container vessel with a capacity of 15,313 teu, making it the largest to pass through the expanded canal since it opened in June 2016. In July 2018, the canal increased the maximum allowable beam for vessels transiting the Neopanamax locks from 49 m to 51.25 m, citing ... Read More »

Port of Buenos Aires bidders required to invest US$760m over next ten years

Argentina’s transportation ministry has approved the bidding documents for the public tender for the Port of Buenos Aires, with the winning company required to continue the ongoing expansion works representing an investment of US$760m in the first ten years. The country’s General Administration of Ports is expected to call for bids in the coming days. If the process proceeds according to schedule, the Port of Buenos Aires ... Read More »

Dublin Ferryport Terminals to add two AutoRTGs from Kalmar

The AutoRTGs will be delivered next year

Kalmar has concluded an agreement with Dublin Ferryport Terminals (DFT) to extend the Kalmar AutoRTG system at the terminal with two new AutoRTG cranes. The order, which was booked in Cargotec’s Q2 2019 intake, forms part of DFT’s ongoing investment programme, and delivery of the machines is scheduled to be completed during Q2 2020. Part of the container and terminal ... Read More »

PSA to collaborate with SATS on sea-air connectivity in Singapore

PSA International and airfreight services provider SATS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to provide cargo owners and logistics service providers with greater connectivity for supply chain efficiency, aiming to boost Singapore’s status as a key multimodal transport hub. The pair will collaborate on a wide range of cross-industry initiatives, particularly in the perishables, electronics, and e-commerce spaces. Combining sea and air connectivity services, ... Read More »

AAPA hits out at latest US tariffs on Chinese goods

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has called for the Trump administration to rescind its decision to increase tariffs to 25% on around US$200bn in goods exported from China. It also recommends the administration postpone the process now underway to impose 25% tariffs on the remaining US$325bn in Chinese imports. Susan Monteverde, AAPA’s vice president of government relations, stated: “AAPA is ... Read More »

Yilport to roll out Navis’s Compass application in five terminals

Yilport Holding will roll out Navis’s Compass visual workflow management application to five terminals that use Navis N4, in an effort to enhance visibility and collaboration in the planning process across terminals. The Compass application digitises the workflow and standardises the way terminals work, aiming to improve the quality of the planning and tracking process to improve the terminal’s efficiency. ... Read More »

Ismailia tunnel inaugurated, connecting SCCT with industrial zones in Cairo

SCCT has an annual capacity of 5.4m teu

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has inaugurated the Ismailia tunnel, aiming to ease the flow of traffic and cargo to and from the Sinai Peninsula. The tunnel is meant to significantly improve connectivity between Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT) and key industrial zones in Greater Cairo. A second tunnel connecting Port Said is scheduled to open this summer. The Ismailia tunnel, which ... Read More »

PSA acquires terminals in Canada and the US

PSA International has agreed to acquire Halterm Container Terminal in the Port of Halifax, Canada, and Penn Terminals in Pennsylvania, USA from Macquarie Infrastructure Partners, a fund managed by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets. The Singapore-based operator overcame a joint bid by Canada National Railway and CMA CGM, Logistec and others for Halfterm, the biggest container terminal in eastern Canada, ... Read More »