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Transhipment fuels a successful half-year for the Port of Barcelona

Mercè Conesa, Port of Barcelona’s president and José Alberto Carbonell, general

Container volumes at the Port of Barcelona jumped by 18% in the first half of 2018, largely due to a 42% leap in transhipment traffic. Foreign trade also improved with container exports rising by 7.5% to 366,000 teu and imports up by 3.3% to 285,474 teu. By markets, the countries that had most interactions with the Port of Barcelona are ... Read More »

Liverpool gains services following Felixstowe delays

Felixstowe's loss is Liverpool's gain

Peel Ports’ flagship deep-water container terminal Liverpool2 is set to receive a transatlantic service from the 2M Alliance, switching from Felixstowe after delays caused by the implementation of a new terminal operating system (TOS). Maersk Line’s South American service, Colombia Express, will also start calling at the port of Liverpool, exporting UK goods to Newark. Liverpool will be the final ... Read More »

BoxTech database exceeds 11m containers after HMM fleet upload

Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) is the latest global carrier to join the BoxTech Global Container Database, making details of more than 11m units in total available to registered users. HMM, the 12th largest global carrier, joins 2M carriers Maersk and MSC, which have already uploaded their container fleets to the database, operated on a non-profit basis by the BIC (Bureau ... Read More »

Adani and NYK Auto Logistics form railway joint venture

Adani Logistics and NYK Auto Logistics have agreed to form a joint venture specialising in transporting finished automobiles by rail. To begin with, the joint venture will run six automobile freight trains but it expects to have 25 running in three years time. Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ), of which Adani Logistics is a subsidiary, said in a ... Read More »

Maersk, MSC and Zim set to cooperate on Asia to US East Coast route

Zim will be collaborating with the 2M Alliance

Three major carriers have announced that they will swap slots on five loops between Asia and the US East Coast. Currently, Maersk and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) operate five loops on the trade and Zim operates two. From September 2018, Maersk and MSC will contribute four of their loops and Zim will contribute one. The parties will swap slots on ... Read More »

DP World to build ‘traders market’ in Jebel Ali Free Zone

Jebel Ali is DP World's flagship port

DP World and Zheijang China Commodities City Group have agreed to jointly construct a ‘traders market’, covering 3m sq m in Jebel Ali Free Zone Area. Aiming to take advantage of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the market will include clusters of traders from all over the world, offering a wide range of products at one site. They will be divided ... Read More »

Barge frequency to rise at Marseille Fos

Frequency on the three-per-week container barge service between Fos and Lyon is to be increased to five departures each way, five days per week, from October 2018 to meet growing demand for pre- and post-forwarding river links between the French Mediterranean and the Rhone-Saone hinterland. Backed by container lines CMA CGM, MSC and Hapag-Lloyd, the enhancement follows collaboration between the Marseille ... Read More »

Congo Terminal to implement N4 terminal operating system

Congo Terminal has signed a licensing deal to implement Navis’ flagship N4 terminal operating system (TOS). The terminal will migrate from its current operating system to N4 3.5, addressing the need for increased operational support and meeting customer service demand. Located in the port city of Pointe-Noire in the Republic of Congo, the terminal currently operates an annual volume of ... Read More »

New York to invest US$100m in maritime and rail assets

The initiative hopes to reduce New York's reliance on trucks

Freight NYC, a US$100m plan, has been unveiled, aiming to overhaul New York City’s aging freight distribution systems through strategic investments to modernise maritime and rail assets and create new distribution facilities. Looking to find alternative forms of transport to diesel trucks, the strategy includes the development of barge terminals and distribution centres and offering incentives for the use of ... Read More »

Automated mooring emissions reductions validated by report

Cavotec's MoorMaster system in action

Automated mooring systems (AMS) can substantially reduce CO2 emissions from vessels during mooring operations according to a new report by Spanish researchers. The research found that AMS use can cut CO2 emissions by up to 97% at roll-on roll-off (ro-ro) or pax terminals while the systems also reduce the time it takes to moor vessels in port. Its authors said: ... Read More »