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Napoleon Container Terminal in New Orleans implements Navis N4

Ports America’s Napoleon Container Terminal, located in New Orleans, Louisiana, has implemented the Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS) at its 47 acre site. Keith Palmisano, general manager at the terminal, said: “Having N4 in place helps ensure we can effectively manage larger container volumes and meet the evolving demands of our global customer base. “Thorough simulation and live testing ... Read More »

PSP Investments increases stake in Forth Ports

Port of Tilbury

Arcus European Infrastructure Fund 1 LP (Arcus) has agreed to sell its shares in Forth Ports Ltd to the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments). Forth Ports, a multimodal ports owner and operator, is one of the UK’s largest port groups and owns eight commercial ports on the Firth of Forth, the Firth of Tay and the River Thames. ... Read More »

Konecranes to deliver new rental crane to the Port of Antwerp

The unit will have an outreach of 54 m

Belgian rental crane expert Goeyvaerts-R bvba (Goeyvaerts) has ordered its 15th Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour crane, which will be delivered to the Port of Antwerp. The new crane, the largest in Goeyvaerts’ fleet, will be a diesel-electric Model 7 mobile harbour crane in the G HMK 7608 variant. It will be able to provide a maximum lifting capacity of 150 ... Read More »

Digital container exchange service reaches 200 members

The online platform Container xChange, which aims to tackle the issue of repositioning containers by digitising the process, has reached a total of 200 members. xChange was launched in Hamburg, Germany in 2015 by Johannes Schlingmeier and Christian Roeloffs to allow carriers and logistics companies to interchange their empty boxes. The aim of the platform is to help customers cut ... Read More »

APM Terminals launches technical competency initiative

APM Terminals (APMT) has launched its Global Core Competency Centre (GC3) in Algeciras, Spain, hoping to take a proactive approach to technology driving company growth. Richard Ventre, global IT director at APMT, said: “The vision is to create an internal technical centre to meet the demands of our business in the areas of terminal operating systems (TOS), asset digitisation and ... Read More »

HHLA and MAN to test autonomously driving trucks

HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA) and part of the A7 motorway will be used for field tests

MAN Truck & Bus and Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) have signed a cooperation agreement to test automated and autonomous trucks in real use over the coming years. The HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA) and a 70 km stretch of the A7 motorway are to serve as the field testing environment during the Hamburg TruckPilot. The goal of the partnership between ... Read More »

Samskip adds short-sea services

Samskip has upgraded Nor Lines’ multi-purpose cargo and reefer short-sea services connecting North Sea and Baltic ports to Norway, in order to meet rising demand and increase capacity and frequency. The company has expanded its capacity on the three-ship Nor Lines service between Baltic ports and Norway to four vessels, although the combined service will be split into two pairs ... Read More »

CMA CGM’s start-up incubator inaugurated

The incubator was launched in Marseilles

ZeBox, a start-up incubator and accelerator initiated by CMA CGM, has been inaugurated, aiming to offer start-ups international development potential and enable large companies to benefit from their innovations. It will be able to house 15 start-ups for a 12 to 18 month period. A fast-track programme will be launched by the end of the year to support eight start-ups over ... Read More »

Swissterminal complains about new federal-funded Gateway Basel Nord project

Swissterminal operates four terminals in Switzerland

Swissterminal, which runs a trimodal terminal in Basel, has filed a complaint with the Swiss Federal Administrative Court against the federal funding for Gateway Basel Nord, as it considers the project “a severe threat to competition”. The complaint is directed against both Gateway Basel Nord AG (GBN AG), in which Schweizerische Bundersbahnen (SBB) is the main shareholder, and the Swiss ... Read More »

Kalmar to supply 12 hybrid straddle carriers to Southampton

Kalmar has signed a contract to supply DP World Southampton 12 hybrid straddle carriers that aim to significantly reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The order comprises of three units with three-high stacking and a 50-tonne twin-lift capacity and nine with four-high stacking and a 40-tonne single-lift capacity. The order was booked in Cargotec’s 2018 third quarter order intake and ... Read More »