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Maritime Transport and DB Cargo to increase UK rail freight capacity

The services will cater to the UK's two busiest container ports

Road haulier Maritime Transport has announced the launch of a new intermodal division which will initially contract four dedicated services out of Felixstowe and Southampton, after reaching an agreement with rail operator DB Cargo UK. DB Cargo UK will be contracted to run Maritime Intermodal’s rail operations out of Felixstowe and Southampton. Maritime Intermodal will take on responsibility for DB ... Read More »

APM Terminals submits design for Poti Sea Port expansion

APM Terminals (APMT) Poti and Poti New Terminals Consortium have submitted a conceptual design for a first stage construction permit for the expansion of the Poti Sea Port in Georgia. The plans were received by the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia. Klaus Laursen, managing director of APMT Poti, said: “After high-level and in-depth negotiations with authorities, cargo ... Read More »

Port of Oakland still targeting growth despite trade uncertainty

The port handled 2.55m teu last year

The Port of Oakland is still aiming for growth in 2019 despite the uncertainty in world trade potentially affecting freight markets. John Driscoll, maritime director at the port, said: “The container shipping sector starts the year with uncertainty due to global trade conflicts. “Nevertheless, the Port of Oakland remains committed to a growth strategy that provides efficient cargo movement for ... Read More »

Jintang International Container Terminal implements Navis N4

Jintang International Container Terminal (JTCT), part of Tangshan Port Group, has gone live with Navis N4 as part of a plan to handle 5m teu annually by 2020. The Port of Tangshan, located on the coast of Tangshan Municipality, Hebei, in Northern China, is the ninth largest port in China and is composed of three separate port areas, Jingtang, Caofeidian ... Read More »

2M Alliance commits to permanent Liverpool Service

Liverpool gained the service after disruption at Felixstowe

The Port of Liverpool will receive a permanent call from the TA4 service, jointly run by Maersk and MSC, connecting Europe with several US ports. The move follows the introduction of a temporary call in July 2018, a result from continued disruption at the Port of Felixstowe. Mark Whitworth, chief executive of Peel Ports, said: “The tide is clearly turning ... Read More »

Volumes up 5% at Port of Sines

Sines Container Terminal – Terminal XXI – handled 1.75m teu last year, representing a 5% growth in container volumes at the port. The throughput constituted a total of 22m tonnes, giving the terminal a 46% share of the port’s total volmes across all cargo types. As a whole, the Port of Sines handled 47.9m tonnes, corresponding to an homologous decrease ... Read More »

PSA records strong volume growth in Singapore and beyond

PSA Singapore handled 36.31m teu last year

PSA International handled 81m teu at its port projects around the world in 2018, with its flagship Singapore facility and its global terminals contributing to overall volume growth of 9.1%. PSA Singapore handled 36.31m teu, representing growth of 8.9%, while PSA’s facilities outside Singapore handled 44.69m teu, an increase of 9.3%. Tan Chong Meng, Group CEO of PSA, said: “2018 ... Read More »

Exolgan orders four hybrid RTGs from Kalmar

Exolgan has ordered four rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes with hybrid drivelines for its container terminal in Buenos Aires. The order, which also includes the supply of a spare parts package for the machines, was booked in Cargotec’s 2018 Q4 order intake with delivery scheduled to take place in late 2019. The equipment forms part of Exolgan’s fleet expansion programme, boosting ... Read More »

South Carolina Ports welcomes agriculture export transload facility

C&M Hog Farm’s transload facility has opened, handling soybeans and other local products bound for overseas markets via Inland Port Dillon, part of South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA). Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO, said: “The expansion of C&M is exciting news that reflects the benefits of Inland Port Dillon for farming and agricultural business across the Carolinas.” Demand for ... Read More »

DP World acquires Chile’s Puerto Central and Puerto Lirquen

Group chairman and CEO of DP World, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem

DP World has agreed to acquire a 71.3% stake in Puertos y Logistica (Pulogsa), the company which operates a long-term concession for Puerto Central (PCE) and which owns and operates Puerto Lirquen (PLQ) in Chile. The transaction will be affected via a tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of the business – the terminal operator will offer US$502m for ... Read More »