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Paraguay’s Puerto Caacupe-mi launches new terminal operating system

Puerto Caacupe-mi in Paraguay has successfully implemented a new terminal operating system (TOS), installed by operational technology provider Navis, part of the Cargotec Corporation. With the N4 TOS up and running, the next phase will see Caacupe-mi integrate Kalmar Smartport, a range of automation solutions, to its new system at its Asuncion and Pilar facilities. Once complete, the services will ... Read More »

Call to curb size of ships calling at Santos

The Port of Santos's ability to safely handle large vessels has been questioned

A group of Brazilian pilots are asking national port authorities to limit the length of vessels permitted to call into the country’s largest container port, Santos. A ship owners’ representative warned of dire consequences if the navigators have their way. President of the Sao Paulo/Santos branch of national pilots’ association Conapra, Claudio Paulino, said it wants to see a 266 ... Read More »

Tuxpan Port plans to open second terminal

The Port of Tuxpan in Veracruz is expected to be granted permission from the Mexican government to build a second container terminal. The new terminal is thought to require the investment of an estimated US$500m with the aim to improve the port’s productivity to allow Tuxpan to deal with increased container ship traffic. The terminal is anticipated to have the ... Read More »

European Shippers’ Council calls for greater monitoring of shipping line cooperation

Hamburg Süd has already been involved in three new collaborations this year

The European Shippers’ Council (ESC) has called for greater data monitoring by national competition authorities following recent announcements regarding shipping line collaborations which, it claims, are bringing “the container liner market one step closer to total convergence”. In particular, the organisation which represents the logistic interests of manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers, wants a focus on “operational and juridical links between ... Read More »

Hamburg Süd signs agreement to buy CCNI

Hamburg Süd has signed a sale and purchase agreement to acquire the container liner activities of Compañía Chilena de Navegación Interoceánica (CCNI) including the related general agency functions of Agunsa Agencias Universales S. A. (Agunsa). The take-over of the CCNI/Agunsa business is subject to appro­val by the competent antitrust authorities, scheduled to become effective at the end of March 2015. ... Read More »

Liner reliability plummets amidst West Coast crisis and introduction of alliances

Reliability figures for liner services crashed to a record low in January, part of knock-on effects caused by US West Coast congestion and the phasing-in of new alliances according to global shipping consultancy, Drewry. The overall on-time performance for the three key East-West trades slumped to a disappointing 48.6% in January, down by 9.4% compared to December, which itself was ... Read More »

North Atlantic trade vessel sharing agreement between UASC, CMA CGM and Hamburg Süd

UASC has entered into its third collaborative agreement in recent months

Dubai-based container shipping line, United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), is to enter the North Atlantic trade via a vessel sharing agreement (VSA) with CMA CGM and Hamburg Süd. The three partner companies will operate a service on the Transatlantic North trade, linking Northern Europe with the United States East Coast. The service, which will start in the third week of ... Read More »

CakeBoxx and Globe Tracker announce tie-up

Globe Tracker International, a provider of asset tracking, monitoring, remote management and data sharing services, has announced a strategic partnership with CakeBoxx Technologies, who make door-less intermodal shipping containers. Under the agreement, the companies will combine service and product offerings to supply pre-configured, off-the-shelf container/asset tracking solutions. CakeBoxx will offer its customers a factory installed Globe Tracker Communications Unit and ... Read More »

Port Everglades to strengthen its landside connections

Port Everglades believes that investment in transport connectivity will prevent landside congestion

Port Everglades is partnering with public and private entities on infrastructure improvements to improve connections with South Florida’s major highway and railroad systems. “Landside congestion plagues many seaports, but Port Everglades is fortunate to have direct interstate highway access and a strong partnership with the Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) that keeps commerce on the move,” said Port Everglades CEO and ... Read More »

Colombia outlines its 2015 transport investment projects

Navigation of the Rio Magdalena will be boosted by dredging activities

The Colombian government has set in motion an ambitious US$25bn fourth generation concession investment programme in which the “first wave” of US$6bn will comprise five development projects as follows:  The US$500m, 147km Cartagena-Barranquilla Road Concession.  The US$1.95bn Pacific Connection to improve the transport connectivity between Medellin, Cali and Colombia´s Pacific coast.  The US$500m, 199km road triangle connecting the Girardot, Honda ... Read More »