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ICTSI Pakistan launches rail service between Karachi and Lahore

PICT is the only terminal in Karachi with an internal rail connection

International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI)’s Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT) has launched a dedicated rail cargo service connecting the cities of Karachi and Lahore. The cargo service, which was launched in cooperation with the state-owned Pakistan Railways, aims to move goods faster and at a significantly lower cost to upcountry markets. It is expected that this dedicated rail service will ... Read More »

Port of Antwerp has best ever quarter

Container freight at the Port of Antwerp performed strongly in the second quarter of 2019 with a new record volume which was immediately topped in May. Container peaks in April and May brought the growth rate to 4.9%, thanks mainly to more transhipment to and from all trading regions with the exception of South America. Transhipment trade with the Far ... Read More »

UK unveils targets to cut shipping emissions

UK maritime minister Nusrat Ghani at the launch

All new ships for UK waters ordered from 2025 should be designed with zero-emission capable technologies, in new plans set out by the British government, aiming to cut pollution from the country’s maritime sector. The government is also looking at ways to incentivise the transition to zero-emission shipping and will consult on this next year. The commitment is set out ... Read More »

Vado Gateway presented to customers

Vado will be the first semi-automated terminal in Italy

APM Terminals (APMT) has confirmed to customers that its new Vado Gateway terminal, located in the Vado Ligure Port Complex, North Western Italy, will be inaugurated on December 12 this year. Once operational, the Vado Gateway Terminal will be fully integrated with the existing Vado Ligure Reefer Terminal. Vado Ligure will become the first semi-automated port in Italy with a ... Read More »

JLT Mobile Computers to install computers at ICTSI in Papua New Guinea

The computers are validated for use with Navis N4

JLT Mobile Computers has deployed its VERSO 12 computers at International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) container terminals in Papua New Guinea. JLT partner Autepra delivered and installed the computers, which are specialised for harsh environments, at South Pacific International Container Terminal Ltd (SPICT) in Lae and Motukea International Terminal Ltd in Port Moresby. ICTSI is undertaking an ongoing initiative ... Read More »

Quay crane waiting times down by 90% at APMT Gothenburg

The implementation of new standard operational procedures for container lashing at APM Terminals (APMT) Gothenburg has reduced quay crane waiting times by 90%. Using ‘Lean’ methodology, which is being adopted across all of the company’s terminals around the world, a ‘transformation team’ at the facility identified the root cause of the time delay – inaccurate information provided to the vessel ... Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd orders 13,420 new reefers

The carrier will also start equipping its reefers with IoT technology

Hapag-Lloyd has ordered 13,420 new refrigerated containers, bringing its reefer fleet to more than 100,000 containers with delivery set for November 2019 in time for reefer season when the harvest begins in southern hemisphere countries. Production of 970 20-ft containers and 12,450 40-ft containers is already scheduled to commence in July. The carrier expects to primarily transport fruits and vegetables ... Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd and ONE to join Maersk and IBM’s blockchain platform TradeLens

TradeLens' scope now covers more than half of the world’s ocean container cargo

Hapag-Lloyd and Ocean Network Express (ONE) are to join TradeLens, giving the blockchain-enabled digital shipping platform developed by Maersk and IBM a considerable boost. The world’s fifth and sixth largest carriers respectively join CMA CGM and MSC, which both recently announced they are joining TradeLens. With these additions, the scope of the platform now extends to more than half of ... Read More »

Dunkerque quay extension inaugurated

The extension of the Quai de Flandres at the Port of Dunkerque has been inaugurated enabling the French hub to simultaneously berth two ultra large container ships (UCLS) of 400 m in length in all tidal conditions. The quay length is now 1,785 m, of which nearly 1,000 m has been dredged to a depth of 17.3 m. Berthing conditions ... Read More »