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Two berths added at COSCO-PSA Terminal in Singapore

COSCO Shipping Ports (CSP) has signed a memorandum of understanding for the addition of two new berths at the COSCO-PSA Terminal (CPT) in Singapore. With the launch, the facility will be equipped with five mega-vessel berths, increasing its annual handling capacity from the 3m teu of the current three berths to about 5m teu. According to the partners, the extra ... Read More »

Hapag Lloyd: Customer focus more important than size

Rolf Habben Jansen said 2018’s market environment was not easy

Hapag-Lloyd has unveiled its new mid-term strategy, with the core focus on customer orientation rather than expanding the size of the company. Under Strategy 2023, the carrier sets out that further consolidation amongst the largest industry players is less attractive due to decreasing incremental scale benefits. The German line is more than two times larger than it was in 2014 ... Read More »

Busan Port Authority signs agreement for Maasvlakte site

Allard Castelein (Port of Rotterdam CEO), Yunyoung Lee (South Korean ambassador in the Netherlands) and Kichan Nam (president of Busan Port Authority)

Busan Port Authority (BPA) and the Port of Rotterdam Authority have signed a letter of intent (LOI) for the allocation of a 5-10 ha site on the Maasvlakte Distribution Park West. The South Korean hub wants to develop a sustainable warehouse at the site to be used by multiple, mainly Korean, service providers. Combined with a previous LOI signed for ... Read More »

Container volumes up by 5% at Valencia

The Port of Valencia handled more than 5m teu in the 12 months between November 2017 and October 2018, with volumes increasing by 4.8%. Full containers advanced by 3% to 3.87m teu, mainly to a strong import performance, with full inbound containers rising 11%. Transit containers were also up by 2% although full container exports maintained their downward trend, falling ... Read More »

Port of Antwerp to collaborate with Belgian development agency

Antwerp's investment subsidiary is currently managing Benin's Port of Cotonou

Antwerp Port Authority and its consultancy and investment subsidiary Port of Antwerp International (PAI) have signed a collaboration agreement with Enabel, the Belgian development agency, aiming to further the sustainable development of ports in developing countries. Belgium’s development strategy involves finding and supporting suitable growth centres in particular countries while ports offer a particular attraction due to their role in the supply chain. ... Read More »

Operaciones Portuarias Canarias transitions to Navis’ N4 TOS

Operaciones Portuarias Canarias, S.A. (OPCSA), wholly owned by TIL Group, has transitioned from the Cosmos terminal operating system (TOS) to Navis’ N4. With the new operating system in place, OPCSA notes three main objectives – to improve the efficiency of local operations, initiate the modernisation process and increase productivity of the terminal. It is estimated that the implementation of N4 ... Read More »

Navis survey finds maritime sector prioritising technological investments

A study by Navis, designed to track the perceptions, intentions and mindset of the global maritime industry, has found that the vast majority of the sector plans to increase investments in new technology within the next 12 months. Of 170 participants in the Navis Business Bellwether survey, over 90% of respondents expect their companies to increase technology spending in the ... Read More »

Konecranes launches updated ARTG system

Konecranes has launched the newest iteration of its automated rubber-tyred gantry (ARTG) crane system, version 2.0. The new offering can be retrofit to most brownfield container terminals and fits most container stack envelopes while allowing truck handling to be automated with remote supervision. Several terminal operators including PT Prima Terminal Petikemas, a subsidiary of state-owned port operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia ... Read More »

Strong results for ICTSI in third quarter

VICT in Melbourne helped to boost throughput

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) reached US$1bn in revenue from port operations in the first nine months of the year as throughput rose by 5%. ICTSI handled 7.2m teu across all of it terminals while revenue from port operations increased 10% from US$918.3m. The company attributed its success to volume growth, new contracts with shipping lines and services and ... Read More »

Technology pilot improves efficiency at the Port of Long Beach

Initial outcomes of a three-month technology pilot by GE Transportation to improve cargo flow at the Port of Long Beach have demonstrated efficiency improvements at the port. GE’s Port Optimizer showed advanced visibility of incoming cargo, offered over 14 days faster access to information, and improved turn times while increasing throughput which led to increased supply chain performance. Weston LaBar, ... Read More »