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CMA CGM and CEVA reinforce industrial cooperation

CMA CGM CEO Rodolphe Saade said the transformation would make CEVA more profitable

CMA CGM has signed a new relationship agreement with CEVA Logistics to reinforce the industrial cooperation between the two companies. With the French company’s commitment to keep the CEVA shares listed, all CEVA shareholders will have the opportunity to benefit from the substantial value creation expected from this cooperation, said CMA CGM in a statement. Rodolphe Saadé, CEO of CMA CGM said: “We are ... Read More »

Hamburg Port Consulting appoints new managing director

Jan Bovermann, head of digital corporate development at Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), has been appointed managing director of HPC Hamburg Port Consulting. He will lead the fully-owned subsidiary of HHLA with Dr Felix Kasiske, who continues to be responsible for HPC’s core business of port and transportation consultancy. Bovermann, who will aim to strengthen the expansion of the ... Read More »

Ports of Auckland to automate its straddle carrier fleet

Ports of Auckland Limited (POAL) has signed a software service level agreement (SLA) with Konecranes ahead of the arrival of its new automated straddle carriers. The equipment covered by the SLA includes 27 new Konecranes Noell automated straddle carriers (A-STRADs) and 21 retrofits to manually operated Konecranes Noell straddle carriers to make them fully automated. Ports of Auckland chief executive ... Read More »

MSC orders 5,000 Carrier Transicold XtendFRESH systems  

PrimeLINE with XtendFRESH

MSC has ordered 5,000 refrigerated containers equipped with Carrier Transicold’s XtendFRESH atmosphere control technology in order to enhance its ability to ship perishable commodities. MSC’s order is the largest for the XtendFRESH option since it was introduced in 2013. The system was chosen by the shipping line as an option for Carrier Transicold PrimeLINE refrigeration units being installed on new 40-ft high-cube ... Read More »

Union declares VICT a ‘Port of Convenience’

VICT is on Melbourne’s Webb Dock

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has declared Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) to be a ‘Port of Convenience’ (PoC). ITF president Paddy Crumlin said unions believe a fatal accident could be imminent at the Melbourne terminal with a number of serious safety-related incidents reported by the workforce recently. “It is a big step to declare a PoC but the ... Read More »

DP World’s volumes fall in third quarter

Volumes at the terminals DP World controls have fallen by 2.3% in the third quarter of 2018 on a like-for-like basis led by bad results in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In a statement, DP World only gave volumes totals on a non like-for-like basis, meaning they include Berbera, Limassol, Doraleh, Saigon and normalise for the consolidation of Santos. These ... Read More »

Abu Dhabi Ports and MSC collaborate on blockchain solution

Maqta Gateway, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports (ADP) is to carry out its first testing of blockchain solution Silsal with a maritime operator in partnership with MSC. The solution aims to provide a seamless and secure link between stakeholders across the trade community using the electronic ledger system. MSC will provide information and feedback on the pilot project, which ... Read More »

Port of Valencia approves US$1.4bn expansion

The location of Valencia's new container terminal

The board of directors of the Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) has provisionally approved the conditions for a tender for the construction and operation of a new 5m teu container terminal in a northern extension of the port. The execution of this infrastructure, which will have an area of adjacent and compacted esplanade of about 137 ha, will suppose an investment of about €1.2bn ... Read More »

MPA and PSA sign agreements for 3D printing facility

PSA Singapore handled 36.31m teu last year

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) for  Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing. One agreement is between the MPA, PSA, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC) and 3D MetalForge Pte Ltd (3D MetalForge) to establish the world’s first on-site AM production facility for port applications. The other MoU is between the ... Read More »

Architect appointed onto Port of Oakland’s Board of Commissioners

Oakland’s city council has appointed Yui Hay Lee, president and CEO of YHLA Architects, onto the Board of Port Commissioners at the Port of Oakland. Lee, who was born in China and raised in Hong Kong, founded his architectural firm in 1980 and served as a Commissioner on the Oakland/Alameda County Coliseum Authority from 2007-2018. He was nominated by Oakland ... Read More »