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CMA CGM completes acquisition of CEVA Logistics

CMA CGM has completed its public tender offer to acquire CEVA Logistics, as it implements a transformation plan to extend its shipping footprint into the logistics sector. The carrier now holds 97.89% of the outstanding shares of the logistics player and will consolidate the management teams in an aim to return CEVA to profit. Rodolphe Saadé, chairman and CEO of ... Read More »

Hyster launches new top lift laden container handler

The unit stacks up to six-high

Hyster Europe has launched a new top lift laden container handler in an effort to help raise productivity at ports and terminals. The machine stacks up to six high and makes first row handling faster in container block stacking applications and when shuttling containers. Chris can de Werdt, product strategy manager EMEA bus trucks at Hyster Europe, said: “One of ... Read More »

COSCO adds presence in Liverpool

Jork container ship arriving on the Mersey

COSCO Shipping will take slots on an existing Canadian service via Montreal with Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), giving it a presence in Liverpool. The decision follows a trial by the Chinese carrier in October 2018, since when MSC has also introduced a new call to Liverpool as part of a rotation including Canada, Turkey and several southern European ports. ... Read More »

Wilhelmsen and Airbus trial drone deliveries to vessels at anchorage

Wilhelmsen and Airbus have started a shore-to-ship Singapore pilot project, marking the first deployment of drone technology in real-time port conditions, delivering a variety of small, time-critical items to working vessels at anchorage. Lifting off from Marina South Pier in Singapore with 3D printed consumables from Wilhelmsen’s onshore 3D printing micro-factory, the Airbus Skyways drone navigated autonomously along pre-determined ‘aerial-corridors’ in ... Read More »

Contship Italia to sell Medcenter Container Terminal to MSC

The terminal can handle three mega vessels simultaneously

Contship Italia has entered into negotiations with MSC for the sale of its 50% shares in CSM Italia Gate S.p.A, the company that controls MCT – Medcenter Container Terminal. MCT is the concessionaire of the container terminal activities in the port of Gioia Tauro where MSC is already a partner and the main customer. In order to speed up the ... Read More »

Trump allocates US$138m for Charleston harbour deepening

President Trump’s fiscal year 2020 budget includes US$138m for the Charleston Harbour Deepening Project, which involves dredging the harbour to 52 ft. Inclusion in the budget makes the project eligible for direct appropriations by Congress through the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill this year. Bill Stern, board chair of South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA), said: “Federal funding at such a high level ... Read More »

Acquisitions boost revenue and profit 5% at DP World

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, CEO of DP World

Profit attributable to the owners of DP World rose by 5.1% to US$1.27bn last year as new investments drove substantial revenue growth for the operator. Revenue jumped by 19.8% to US$5.6bn, driven by the acquisition of Drydocks World, Dubai Maritime City (DMC), Cosmos Agencia Maritima, Continental Warehousing Corporation (CWC) and the Santos consolidation. On a like-for-like basis, revenue increased by ... Read More »

Massport to receive four RTGs from Konecranes

Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) will take delivery of four Konecranes rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes this year to be used at Conley Terminal in Boston. Massport will operate the four machines by the end of 2019, which will give the operator a told of 12 Konecranes RTGs. The order was booked last year. The units on order are 16-wheel machines lifting ... Read More »

New spreader designed to help lift four empty containers at once

Many ports have expressed interest in the spreader according to BLOK

BLOK Container Systems has designed a spreader to enable four empty shipping containers to be simultaneously lifted and transported on to quaysides as a single block. The manufacturer hopes that the invention could help to ease congestion in container ports, reduce emissions and save billions across the industry. The company was started two years ago by Martin Clive-Smith, Henry Reynolds ... Read More »

Hyster choose Mercedes-Benz/MTU engines for Stage V trucks in Europe

The engines will be used for container handlers and reachstackers

Hyster Europe has opted for Mercedes-Benz/MTU engines to power its forthcoming Stage V compliant big truck range for the European market. The manufacturer’s container handlers and reachstackers, which weigh more than 8 tonnes, will be equipped with the Stage V-compliant Mercedes-Benz/ MTU Series 1000 and 1100 engines. Jan Willem van den Brand, director of big truck product strategy and solutions at Hyster ... Read More »