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Transnet to commence berth deepening project at Durban

ZPMC cranes in Durban

The Port of Durban will be able to accommodate larger container vessels as Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) plans to deepen and lengthen berths at Durban Container Terminal (DCT) by 2023. Currently larger vessels can only enter the channel at high tide while super post-Panamax vessels with a capacity of 9,200 teu take up two berths of the North Quay, ... Read More »

Container volumes fall in Long Beach

The Port of Long Beach has recorded a 1.9% year-on-year fall in container volumes with throughput in August falling to just under 680,000 teu. Imports declined 3.6% to 343,000 teu, exports grew by 1.9% to just under 120,000 teu, and empty containers fell by 1.1% to just under 217,000 teu. Mario Cordero, Port of Long Beach executive director, said: “Our ... Read More »

APMT begins drone use in Chile

The drones have cameras, speakers and sensors for night-flying

APM Terminals’ (APMT) Inland services facilities in San Antonio and Santiago, Chile, have begun using drones to monitor safety and drive operational efficiency. Previously, safety supervisors at these faculties monitored activities on the ground. Hector Espinoza, director for Latin America at APM Terminals’ subsidiary Container Operators S.A., said: ““Our safety supervisors are the ones tasked with keeping the people and ... Read More »

STS cranes to be heightened at terminal in Le Havre

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has won a contract to heighten four ZPMC ship-to-shore (STS) cranes operated by Generale de Manutention Portuaire (GMP), a joint venture between DP World and Terminal Link (CMA-CGM), located in the port of Le Havre. GMP Terminal de France is expanding its capabilities and capacity in order to be able to handle the new mega container vessels operated ... Read More »

Port of Rotterdam invests in Pecém

Pecém's breakwater and berths are already available

The Port of Rotterdam Authority is investing €75m in the Port of Pecém in Northeast Brazil in return for a 30% stake. The Dutch port will have joint control of strategic decisions and positions at executive board, supervisory board and management level. Ceará state and the port authority are expected to sign an agreement in September 2018 while the following ... Read More »

Busan Port Authority appoints new CEO

Busan Port Authority (BPA) has appointed Ki-chan Nam as its new CEO with immediate effect. Nam, who has served as a member of the BPA commissioners, will aim to drive the Busan Newport Development, old port integration and Busan Old Port redevelopment project as scheduled. He also stated that he will focus more on improving port efficiency and productivity based ... Read More »

Emissions down at Long Beach

Greenhouse gas emissions fell by 18% compared to 2005

The Port of Long Beach is outperforming its 2023 clear air goals with pollution from diesel particulates down 88%, sulphur oxides cut 97% and nitrogen oxides lower by 56% compared to the 2005 baseline year. The Clean Air Action Plan set 2023 reduction targets for diesel particulates at 77%, sulphur oxides at 93% and nitrogen oxides at 59 percent. Long ... Read More »

IUMI: More infrastructure needed to insure Arctic sailings

Infrastructure support is required to facilitate the provision of adequate insurance for the high Arctic as a trade route, fishing ground and potential tourist destination according to the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI). With changes in ice conditions making the Arctic route navigable, Maersk is currently carrying out a trial sailing. Helle Hammer, the IUMI’s policy forum chair, said: ... Read More »

Four cranes raised at the Port of Oakland

OICT is Oakland's busiest terminal

Four ship-to-shore (STS) cranes at Oakland International Container Terminal (OICT) have been raised by 27 ft following a year-long crane-raising project. Stevedoring Services of America (SSA) operates OICT and managed the US$14m crane-raising project in partnership with the Port of Oakland. These higher gantry cranes can reach over an additional three levels of stacked containers on a big ship’s deck. ... Read More »

Strong results for COSCO Shipping Ports

Revenue leapt by 80% for COSCO Shipping Ports (CSP) to US$495.5m in the first half of 2018, driven by increasing trade volume and more calls from the Ocean Alliance. Total throughput increased by 27% to 56.7m teu, including volumes from Qingdao Port International (QPI) which have been included since May 2017. Excluding QPI, throughput increased by 13.3% to 47.3m teu ... Read More »