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Chinese group Lingang to establish logistics park in Zeebrugge

Lingang Group has signed an €85.3m (US$96.5m) agreement to establish a 30 ha logistics park in the Maritime Logistic Zone of Zeebrugge, as China strengthens its presence in the Belgian hub. The objective is to cater to Chinese and international logistics players for transportation of parts and components, reefer loads and e-commerce between China and Western Europe. With COSCO Shipping ... Read More »

APM Terminals sets operational record in Los Angeles

The Eleonora Maersk has a capacity of 15,500 teu

APM Terminals (APMT) set a North American  operations record with 27,846 teu handled on one vessel, representing a complete discharge of the vessel for import cargo – and a complete new load of export containers and empty containers. The empties loaded on the 15,500 teu, E-class, Eleonora Maersk vessel, are needed back in Asia to balance the container equipment flow. The ship normally sails in the ... Read More »

Australian competition authority acts against “anti-competitive and illegal” NSW Ports agreement

ACCC chair Rod Sims said that NSW Ports' provisions would punish the Port of Newcastle

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has instituted proceedings against NSW Ports for “anti-competitive and illegal” agreement provisions likely to hinder the Newcastle container terminal development. As part of the privatisation of Port Botany and Port Kembla, the New South Wales (NSW) government in 2013 entered into port commitment deeds for a term of 50 years. As part of ... Read More »

EU agrees directive on port reception facilities to process ship waste

The European Parliament and Council have reached a provisional agreement on a directive on port reception facilities for the delivery and processing of waste from ships. This was based on a proposal by the European Commission in January 2018 as part of the European strategy to reduce plastic waste. The directive sets measures, aiming to ensure that waste generated on ... Read More »

HHLA aims to squash pest problem with converted reefers

Unikai, a subsidiary of Hamburger Hafen and Logistik AG (HHLA), has developed a technology that prepares vehicles for pest-free transport to Australia and New Zealand as import regulations tighten. Since September 1, 2018, export goods from Germany headed for Australia, including vehicles that the multi-purpose terminal Unikai sends out, must be specially prepared – for example, either gas or heat-treated. ... Read More »

Montecon orders its third giant Liebherr mobile harbour crane

Montecon ordered its first LHM 800 in 2015

Montecon S.A has ordered its third Liebherr LHM 800, making the terminal the largest user of the giant mobile harbour crane (MHC) unit worldwide. The order was placed at the end of November 2018 and the MHC is scheduled to start operation in Montevideo, Uruguay in 2019. The crane is Liebherr’s most advanced mobile solution for the handling of larger ... Read More »

Tecon Santos orders 30 Kalmar terminal tractors

The model features a redesigned cab

Tecon Santos, the second busiest container terminal in Brazil, has ordered 30 Ottawa T2 terminal tractors from Kalmar. The facility, which is operated by Santos Brasil, covers an area of almost 600,000 sq m featuring 12,000 sq m of warehousing space and has an annual capacity of 2m teu. The new machines form part of the terminal’s fleet expansion programme, ... Read More »

PSA looks to develop talent for Tuas mega port

PSA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Singapore University of Technology of Design (SUTD) to develop talent for the future Tuas mega port. The new port is expected to utilise big data, and leverage automation technologies and smart systems with the goal to raise terminal productivity and service quality. PSA, by contributing port related content to the ... Read More »

India’s first inland waterway terminal begins using mobile harbour cranes

Liebherr has provided two LHM 180 mobile harbour cranes (MHCs) for use at India’s first inland waterway terminal in Varanasi. Located in northern India, 780 km east of the capital Delhi, the facility is the first of four multimodal terminals being constructed on India’s largest river, the Ganga. The equipment, which handled India’s first container cargo transported on inland waterways, ... Read More »

DP World completes Unifeeder acquistion

Unifeeder's network is connected to around 100 ports

DP World has closed the acquisition of feeder operator Unifeeder for €660m (US$750m), aiming to enhance its services in the European market and marking a big step outside of its core container terminal business. Unifeeder, which operates a growing shortsea network in Europe as it serves both deep-sea container hubs and the intra-Europe freight market, is connected to approximately 100 ports. ... Read More »