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Trapac to nearly double size of its Oakland terminal

TraPac, LLC plans to lease an additional 57 acres and two vessel berths on the Port of Oakland’s Outer Harbour, nearly doubling its marine terminal size. The proposed 14-year lease agreement, which TraPac disclosed at a meeting of Oakland’s board of port commissioners, becomes final if the board approves it at a meeting on October 27. Port maritime director John ... Read More »

APM Terminals sells part of Vado stake

APM Terminals (APMT) has sold 49.9% of its stake in two terminals in Vado, Italy, to COSCO Shipping Ports and Qingdao Port International Development, while retaining the remaining majority share. APMT had purchased the existing Vado Ligure Reefer Terminal in August 2015, with an annual capacity of 275,000 teu and more than half a million tonnes of refrigerated fruit. The ... Read More »

Hyster introduces weighing systems on reachstackers

Hyster has launched two weighing systems that can be fitted to its reachstackers to obtain a Verified Gross Mass (VGM), as required by the recently introduced Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) legislation. According to the manufacturer, the new Static and Static+ systems are “quick and easy to use, cost effective and have limited impact on container throughput”. To use ... Read More »

SLPA warns against too much competition in Colombo

As the tender process for Colombo’s East Container Terminal (ECT) enters its next phase, the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) is concerned about excessive competition at the port. China Merchants operates the only current deep water terminal in the port, while an APM Terminals (APMT)-backed consortium and the port authority itself run the other facilities. At present, “the three terminals ... Read More »

DP World Southampton extends terminal size

DP World Southampton has taken over an extra 11.2 acres of land at the north east edge of the terminal, creating 640 extra ground spaces to store containers and bringing the size of the facility to almost 100 ha. The new land will support operations at SCT 5, the terminal’s newest and largest deep-water berth, which opened in March 2014. ... Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd orders 5,750 reefers

Hapag-Lloyd has ordered 5,750 refrigerated containers (reefers) of the latest generation, comprising 5,000 40 ft units and 750 20 ft models. In addition, 1,000 of the new containers are equipped with “controlled atmosphere” technology, which allows various types of fruits and vegetables to be transported for longer periods of time while maintaining a consistent quality. As well as temperature sensitive ... Read More »

Strong reefer trade growth expected

Seaborne perishable reefer trade is expected to grow by an annual average of 2.5% until 2020 according to the latest report by shipping consultancy Drewry. By 2020, seaborne reefer cargo will reach 120m tonnes, the research estimates, although growth will be lower than the 3.1% recorded during the last decade. Drewry expects reefer utilisation to improve as a result of ... Read More »

UK northern ports form partnership

The north of England’s four main ports have formed a new organisation called the Northern Ports Association, hoping to create jobs, boost exports and prosperity across the region. The partnership, which features Liverpool (run by Peel Ports), Hull (Associated British Ports), Tees Valley (PD Ports) and Tyne (Port of Tyne), coincides with the government’s Northern Powerhouse agenda, which aims to ... Read More »

New Orleans Terminal, LLC goes live with Tideworks TOS

New Orleans Terminal, LLC

New Orleans Terminal, LLC has successfully gone live with Tideworks’ terminal operating system (TOS) solutions under a Software as a Service (SaaS) model. SaaS is a software distribution model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted. James Parker, vice president of Ceres Gulf New Orleans, said that he was confident the system would help ... Read More »

DP World signs MOU with Summa Group

The signing featured  Russia's transport minister Maksim Sokolov (rear)

DP World has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with an investor in Russian infrastructure, the Summa Group, in order to explore investment opportunities in ports, special economic zones and inland logistics facilities. The partnership will also focus on the development and implementation of freight delivery and port processing technologies. The development and promotion of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) ... Read More »