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GE Transportation releases new Port Optimiser capabilities

GE Transportation has launched new functionality to its Port Optimiser platform, aiming to raise real-time cargo visibility in the supply chain. The updates include features that enable beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) to “flag” high-priority containers, enabling them to track cargo across the lifecycle of its movement and receive notifications of delays. Advanced notifications, such as dwell time alerts, have been ... Read More »

Busan New Container Terminal opts for CyberLogitec’s TOS

Busan New Container Terminal (BNCT) has agreed to implement CyberLogitec’s terminal operating system (TOS), OPUS Terminal at its facilities. John Elliott, BNCT’s president and CEO, said: “It is clear to BNCT that CyberLogitec’s proven ability will deliver the reliability, system control and operational flexibility that will lead to improvements in our productivity and efficiency so that we can deliver superior ... Read More »

Colombo to become a smart port within 18 months

A full-scale IT infrastructure drive, featuring upgrades to terminal management and cargo systems,  has begun at the Port of Colombo to turn it into a ‘smart port’ within 18 months. Minister of ports, shipping and southern development Sagala Ratnayaka said: “This is a long-drawn process that will happen over time with rapidly advancing technology. “But our Smart Port initiative will ... Read More »

Bromma orders up by 17%

Bromma’s order intake rose by 17% in 2018, while growth in sales was slightly lower, as the spreader manufacturer performed strongly in North America and China. While the results saw the company’s market share climb, they are also an indication of the strength of the market according to Bromma. Lars Meurling, marketing director at Bromma, said: “2018 was a very ... Read More »

DP World acquires P&O Ferries

P&O Ferries operates 21 vessels on the Short Sea, North Sea and Irish Sea

DP World has acquired the holding company of P&O Ferries and P&O Ferrymasters for GBP322m (USD421m), as its steps up its investments in shipping following the purchase of Unifeeder last year. After selling the company a decade ago, the Dubai-based company is buying it back at an EBITDA valuation multiple of 6.1x. Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, group chairman and CEO ... Read More »

Phoenix Lighting acquires Bright Light Systems

Phoenix Lighting has announced the acquisition of Bright Light Systems, a Georgia-based company with offering LED lighting at ports with a controls system and numerous installations worldwide. According to Phoenix, the deal strengthens its ability to support its port and terminals markets. With expanded in-house expertise, the company can combine its lighting products with a specialised lighting control and monitoring system to bring ... Read More »

Group of maritime industry stakeholders call for repeal of consortia block exemption regulation

The exemption expires on April 25, 2019

A number of organisations representing shipping lines, shippers, freight forwarders, terminal operators, labour and port authorities have jointly called for the repeal of the EU’s Consortia Block Exemption Regulation (BER) unless a revised regulatory framework clarifying the current BER is adopted. The BER, which allows carriers to operate as consortia in trades serving the EU, expires in April 2020, and several groups ... Read More »

Panama Canal appoints new administrator to replace Jorge Quijano

The Panama Canal board of directors has appointed Ricaurte Vasquez as the next canal administrator, replacing Jorge Quijano on September 4, 2019. In an effort to deliver a smooth succession, Vasquez will soon begin a transition period under the  guidance of Quijano, who will be retiring after more than 40 years in the waterway, including seven years at the helm. ... Read More »

Chiquita launches new service from Central America to Europe

Chiquita Brands International has implemented a new dedicated and integrated container service, transporting bananas from Central America to Vlissingen port in the Netherlands. The new logistics service will operate five full container vessels in an effort to serve all Northern European destinations with the best transit time in the industry. According to the banana supplier, the investment in the new ... Read More »

Port of Tanjung Pelepas implements enterprise resource planning system

PTP CEO Marco Neelsen (left) with Virender Aggarwal, CEO of Ramco Systems (right)

Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd (PTP), a member of MMC Group has sealed an agreement with Ramco Systems Limited for the upgrading of PTP’s current Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. The incorporation of the latest ERP system is part of PTP’s continuous effort in empowering its digital strategy and enhancing its operational efficiency. In addition, it is also to supplement ... Read More »