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Cleanest container ship to visit US calls at Long Beach

The MSC Jewel, the cleanest container ship to visit the US, which emits 75% less than previous generation vessels, has visited the Port of Long Beach. The vessel, which has a capacity of 14,436 teu, arrived at Total Terminals International’s Pier T facility last month. It is powered by Tier III diesel engines (main propulsion and auxiliary power), which are ... Read More »

Red Sea Gateway Terminal to collaborate with Bangladesh shipping ministry

Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Gateway Terminal (RSGT) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bangladesh’s ministry of shipping, covering planned investment in multiple port and related infrastructure projects. The agreement also encompasses the sharing of operational expertise for the Bangladeshi maritime sector by RSGT, which is the newest terminal in Jeddah Islamic Port. Chittagong, the primary port of Bangladesh, ... Read More »

UK to establish 10 Freeports after Brexit

The Port of Tyne has expressed interest in the bidding process

Britain’s international trade Secretary Liz Truss has announced a new Freeports Advisory Panel to advise the government on the establishment of up to 10 Freeports, aiming at boosting the UK’s trade performance post-Brexit. Ports and airports across the UK will be invited to bid to become one of up to 10 Freeports. Freeports are envisaged as hubs for business and enterprise ... Read More »

PSA International completes acquisition of Halterm Container Terminal

Halterm Container Terminal

PSA International has completed the acquisition of Halterm Container Terminal in the Port of Halifax, Canada, from Macquarie Infrastructure Partners, following formal approval by relevant regulatory authorities. Halterm is the only container terminal in Eastern Canada that can serve mega container vessels, operating three container berths covering more than 1 km of quay with a depth of up to 16 ... Read More »

Drewry: Container terminal utilisation rates to rise

Drewry expects container terminal utilisation rates to rise to an average of 79% over the next few years due to the “muted” level of capacity expansion plans in the pipeline. The consultant’s container port demand forecast for the next five years is for global growth of 4.4% per annum on average, lifting world container port throughput from 784m teu in ... Read More »

APM Terminals tests out trucker initiatives

APM Terminals (APMT) is testing a number of initiatives across 10 terminals in an effort to improve the experience for truckers. The projects have been developed using the operator’s improvement cycle (I-cycle) methodology, which is being used company-wide. Interviews with more than 200 truck drivers in 2018 indicated that truck drivers and dispatchers need clear, relevant, and timely information around ... Read More »

PSA Singapore to collaborate on tech, AI and IoT

PSA Corporation and Envision Digital International have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate in knowledge sharing and capability transfer for development in the fields of engineering, technology, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things (AIoT). PSA and Envision will share and exchange expertise on industry concepts, technical architectures, systems and case studies relating to the development of an intelligent ... Read More »

Baltimore rail project to receive US$125m grant

The Maryland Department of Transportation is to receive a US$125m grant for Baltimore’s Howard Street Railroad (CSX Transportation) tunnel to enable double stacking of shipping containers to and from the Port of Baltimore. The funds come from the US Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects Programme, or INFRA. PortMiami is to receive US$8.04m for its Seaboard ... Read More »

Lase opens first office in Australia

Lase has opened an office in Perth, Australia, in order to support its growing base of local customers in the mining industry and several other sectors including container ports. Lars Mohr, who has previously worked as sales manager at the Lase branch office in Bremen, Germany, has been appointed general manager for Lase’s expansion into Australia and the South-Pacific region. ... Read More »

DP World to create US$1.2bn container port and logistics park in Indonesia

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia witness signing ceremony

DP World and Indonesian conglomerate Maspion Group have agreed to create a US$1.2bn container port and industrial logistics park in East Java. It is the first joint venture of its kind in the Indonesian transportation sector involving a private sector partnership between an FDI partner and a private sector Indonesian company, within the context of co-operation in maritime services with ... Read More »