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Hapag-Lloyd opens new West African office in Tema

Hapag-Lloyd has opened a new office in Tema, Ghana, from where it will manage most of its operational activities in West Africa. Anthony Firmin, chief operating officer at the carrier, said: “We are tying Africa  even more closely to our global network while benefiting at the same time from positive economic developments in large parts of Africa.” He highlighted the West ... Read More »

London Gateway and Southampton offer upgraded container tracking tool

The tool was first launched in 2012

DP World has upgraded its cargo tracking tool to provide more supply chain visibility for cargo owners, freight forwarders and supply chain partners at London Gateway and Southampton ports. Features include estimated discharge times once a vessel is in-bound to the port, through to notification by SMS or email when the container is ready to book for collection coupled with historical information ... Read More »

Lase adds six more truck lift prevention systems at Incheon

Lase has installed its truck lifting prevention (TLP) system on six HHMC rail-mounted gantry cranes at Sun Kwang Container Terminal (SNCT) in the Port of Incheon. The 2D-laser scanners are meant to detect truck liftings, which occur when any twistlock is locked or jammed, before the lifting from a truck has begun. During the second quarter of 2018, another 14 systems ... Read More »

Drewry: Lessors gaining control of container equipment market

Newbuild prices were stable in 2017

Leasing companies accounted for 55% of container purchases last year as the move towards container leasing and away from carrier ownership continues unabated according to a report from Drewry. With the fleet of containers owned by transport operators growing by a mere 2.4%, the leased fleet added 6.7% and the share owned by lessors is now nearing 52%. Drewry’s director ... Read More »

DP World and Virgin Hyperloop One combine to make hyperloop for cargo

The system can operate at up to 300 m/s

DP World and Virgin Hyperloop One have partnered to launch DP World Cargospeed, aiming to provide hyperloop-enabled cargo systems to transport palletised cargo. The new company will cater to high-priority on-demand goods, delivering freight at the speed of flight and closer to the cost of trucking. In particular, it will focus on time-sensitive goods such as fresh food, medical supplies ... Read More »

APM Terminals’ CCO moves to Associated British Ports

Associated British Ports (ABP) has appointed Henrik Pedersen, chief commercial officer at APM Terminals (APMT) since January 2017, as its new chief executive. Pedersen will take up his new role in August 2018 following 20 years of experience in a range of leadership roles across A.P. Moller-Maersk’s portfolio. He stated: “With ABP handling around 25% of the UK’s seaborne trade, ... Read More »

Container volumes up 8% at Valencia

The Port of Valencia handled 1,183,187 teu in the first quarter of 2018, representing growth of 8.13%. In terms of foreign trade, full containers have grown by 3.95% during the first quarter of the year, mainly due to good records of imports, which increased by 13%. However, full container exports decreased by 3.88% and empty containers increased by 25.05%. Containerised ... Read More »

CMA CGM to acquire 25% stake in CEVA Logistics 

CMA CGM has agreed to acquire an equity stake of nearly 25% in CEVA Logistics as it seeks to strengthen its presence in the logistics sector. The French carrier has committed to subscribe for mandatory convertible securities of CEVA in an estimated amount between CHF380-450m (US$390-461m).   These securities will be convertible into CEVA common shares subject to obtaining all ... Read More »

AAPA warns Trump administration against trade sanctions

Kurt Nagle, president and CEO of the AAPA

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has written a letter to US trade representative ambassador Robert Lighthizer, urging him against potential trade sanctions. Kurt Nagle, president and CEO of the AAPA, argued that the sanctions could result in significant job losses in the port industry and other trade-related sectors, while triggering retaliation from US trading partners. He said: “We urge ... Read More »

Antwerp creates action plan for container barge transport

The Antwerp port community has signed an implementation plan to make container barge transport more efficient, featuring a roadmap of structural measures. This follows difficulties in spring 2017 when growing freight volumes and larger vessel sizes calling at the port led to peak load on the terminals, with longer waiting times for container barges as a result. The plan supported ... Read More »