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Philadelphia receives twin super post-Panamax cranes

The cranes at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal.  Credit: iskyimages

The Port of Philadelphia (PhilaPort) has received its first two super post-Panamax cranes at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal. The new units, manufactured by ZPMC, are 13 m taller than the neighboring Walt Whitman Bridge with their boom in the upwards position. PhilaPort, along with Packer Avenue Marine Terminal’s operator – Astro Holdings, Inc. (a Holt Logistics affiliate) – have purchased the cranes as ... Read More »

Dutch logistics operator orders Kalmar terminal tractors

St. van den Brink BV has ordered four Kalmar T2 terminal tractors as it looks to shunt trailers along a 2 km route between the Ahold distribution centre and the Kuehne + Nagel distribution centre in Zaandam. The order was booked in Cargotec’s Q1 2018 order intake with delivery scheduled to take place in the early part of Q3 2018. ... Read More »

Port of Rotterdam invests in railway expansion

An artist's impression of the route

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has awarded consortium SaVe the contract to construct the substructure for the Theemsweg route, hoping tp improve the railway connection between the western port area and the hinterland. The re-routing of part of the port railway line will result in the increased freight train traffic no longer being hindered by shipping traffic, it noted. The ... Read More »

Multi-Link Terminals orders new STS crane for Helsinki berth

Multi-Link Terminals (MLT) has ordered a Konecranes ship-to-shore (STS) crane for its facility in the Port of Helsinki for delivery in 2019. The unit order will have a railspan of 48 m, a lifting height of 31 m, an outreach of 40 m and a backreach of 20 m, making it the biggest widespan STS crane ever made by Konecranes. ... Read More »

Abu Dhabi Ports signs MoU with Russia

Abdulla Al Hameli, Abu Dhabi Ports and Igor Egorov, TEDC

Abu Dhabi Ports and Russia’s Trade and Economic Council have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen trade links between the UAE and Russia and stimulate economic cooperation between companies from both countries. The MoU will increase awareness amongst Russian companies about investing in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD) and Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone (KPFTZ). Igor Egorov, ... Read More »

Simatech Shipping goes live with Xvela app

Simatech Shipping, a leading container feeder operator in Asia, has gone live with Xvela’s cloud-based stowage planning application. Dubai-based stowage planning for Simatech’s fleet of container vessels is now performed “in the cloud” using Xvela’s collaborative SaaS stowage solution. Captain Suhail Mukadam, operations manager at Simatech Shipping, said that the solution was having a “positive impact on the efficiency and ... Read More »

DP World acquires Peruvian logistics provider 

DP World CEO, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem

DP World has acquired Peruvian logistics company Cosmos Agencia Maritima S.A.C. (CAM) for US$315.7m. CAM owns a fully integrated logistics service business (Neptunia S.A and Triton Transport S.A) that offers end-to-end solutions to its customers. The logistics division offers solutions in activities related to foreign trade, product storage and distribution, as well as freight services that facilitate development and implementation of ... Read More »

Strong volume growth boosts PSA’s financials

PSA International handled 74.24m teu across its global portfolio last year, representing an increase of 9.8% from the previous year and helping to drive positive financial results. Throughout at its flagship facilities in Singapore increased by 9% to 33.35m teu, while volumes at its terminals outside Singapore reached 40.89m teu, representing double-digit growth of 10.4%. PSA Group revenue rose by ... Read More »

Carrier Transicold and Singamas introduce PrimeLINE ONE reefer

The PrimeLINE ONE unit

Carrier Transicold and Singamas Container Holdings have developed a new refrigerated shipping container, the PrimeLINE ONE, through a joint initiative. To make the new units, refrigeration system components are assembled into custom-configured Singamas containers in a new Carrier Transicold factory located adjacent to Singamas’ new refrigerated container facility in Qingdao, China. This is in contrast to the traditional approach of bolting ... Read More »

Smart sensor start-up integrates with blockchain Distributed Ledger

Nexiot, a developer of smart sensors for non-powered assets in the supply chain, has launched an integration with a blockchain type Distributed Ledger as part of its Digital Logistics Platform. The company’s self-sustaining sensors send messages every five minutes from assets such as rail wagons, shipping containers, and boxes, including updates on location, impact events, border crossing, and mileage. Enhanced ... Read More »