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DP World reports 0.5% gross volume growth in half-year

DP World handled 35.8m teu across its global portfolio of container terminals in the first half of 2019, gross container volumes growing by 0.5% year-on-year on a reported basis and a like-for-like basis. Strong performance across Asia Pacific, Indian Subcontinent and Africa drove growth in Q2 2019, but weaker volumes in the UAE and Australia offset this trend. At a ... Read More »

Hutchison Ports BEST terminal increases reefer capacity

Barcelona Europe South Terminal (BEST)

Hutchison Ports BEST terminal in the Port of Barcelona has increased its storage and connection capacity for refrigerated containers, from 1,600 connection points up to 2,750. The 70% increase in reefer capacity makes it one of the terminals with the most connections for refrigerated containers in the whole of the Mediterranean area. Guillermo Belcastro, CEO of Hutchison Ports BEST, stated: ... Read More »

Jaxport container volumes up 6%

The Jacksonville Port Authority (Jaxport) has achieved a 6% increase in container volumes over the first three quarters of fiscal year 2019, handling nearly 1m teu. The port also moved nearly 535,000 auto units in this period, an increase of seven percent over the same time in fiscal year 2018. The Florida hub’s Asian container volumes continue to grow, up eight percent so far ... Read More »

Strong half-year for Kalmar sees profits rise

Kalmar launched a Li-on battery forklift in June

Kalmar’s operating profit rose by 26% to €65.8m in the first half of 2019 as the demand for Kalmar’s services increased, but declined slightly in mobile equipment. Customers’ investments were mostly targeted to smaller subprojects as well as improving the efficiency of the existing terminals instead of building new terminals. Cargotec’s CEO Mika Vehviläinen said: “We made progress in solving the ... Read More »

Port of Muuga gets new ferry connection to Finland

The vessel has nearly 2,000 lane metres for trucks, trailers and passenger cars

The Estonian terminal operator HHLA TK Estonia is recevving a new call from Finnish ferry company Eckerö Line, connecting it with Vuosaari in Finland. The multi-function terminal, a fully owned subsidiary of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), is looking to strengthen its position as a roll-on roll-off hub (ro-ro) hub in the Baltic region. Twice daily, the RoPax ferry ... Read More »

APMT Callao launches Peru’s first digital customer platform

APM Terminals (APMT) Callao has introduced a customer platform that logs, streamlines and coordinates general cargo operations in the Port of Callao. During the pilot phase, the platform, which was developed together with maritime and customs agents, enabled users to complete transactions 67% faster and operations were completed 12% faster. The operator has invested nearly US$1m in the implementation of ... Read More »

CyberLogitec launches new integrated container carrier operations solution

CyberLogitec has announced the new ALLEGRO SaaS, an integrated pay-per-use container carrier operations solution. The SaaS version of the premium ALLEGRO solution is meant to help container carriers enjoy visibility and control of their end-to-end supply chain while paying only for the modular functions that they have selected. Jason Hyeon, managing director of CyberLogitec Global, said: “ALLEGRO has been helping ... Read More »

Tariffs continue to impact Long Beach volumes

Container volumes fell by 10% year-on-year at the Port of Long Beach as the ongoing trade war affects the US West Coast hub. Mario Cordero, the port’s executive director, said: “The story we saw develop in 2018 was retailers forwarding goods to beat tariffs. “For 2019, it seems that the cargo is all here and warehouses are filled. That’s disrupting ... Read More »

ICTSI Pakistan launches rail service between Karachi and Lahore

PICT is the only terminal in Karachi with an internal rail connection

International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI)’s Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT) has launched a dedicated rail cargo service connecting the cities of Karachi and Lahore. The cargo service, which was launched in cooperation with the state-owned Pakistan Railways, aims to move goods faster and at a significantly lower cost to upcountry markets. It is expected that this dedicated rail service will ... Read More »

Port of Antwerp has best ever quarter

Container freight at the Port of Antwerp performed strongly in the second quarter of 2019 with a new record volume which was immediately topped in May. Container peaks in April and May brought the growth rate to 4.9%, thanks mainly to more transhipment to and from all trading regions with the exception of South America. Transhipment trade with the Far ... Read More »