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Tideworks and MIT collaborate to promote maritime education

MIT handled 1.9m teu in 2017

Tideworks Technology and Manzanillo International Terminal-Panamá (MIT) have entered into an agreement with two universities to strengthen professional maritime education in the Latin American and Caribbean region. Tideworks, MIT, the International Maritime University of Panama (UMIP) and the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) of Jamaica are signing a letter of intent for academic collaboration at TOC Americas on November 13. As part ... Read More »

Turkish Safiport chooses CyberLogitec’s TOS

IT solutions provider CyberLogitec will implement its OPUS terminal operating system (TOS) at Turkey’s Safiport Derince as part of a project to develop the port’s container facilities. The Safi Holding-operated container terminal, which is located in Turkey’s Marmara region, is set to go live with OPUS Terminal in the first quarter of 2019. The TOS, which is expected to increase ... Read More »

Maersk transfers service from Felixstowe to London

Felixstowe started experiencing operational delays in June 2017. Copyright: Courtesy of the Port of Felixstowe

Maersk Line has announced that its AE7 service will transfer from Felixstowe to London Gateway to reduce the possibility of experiencing “unexpected disruption”. The Port of Felixstowe, which is operated by Hutchison Ports, started experiencing operational delays following the implementation of a new in-house terminal operating system (TOS) replacing Navis in June. The problems with the go-live resulted in delays ... Read More »

ICTSI plans to develop two ports in the Philippines

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has submitted a proposal to develop two ports in Iloilo, Philippines, for an estimated total investment of over PhP5bn (US$94m). The company submitted a Letter of Intent to the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) to modernise the infrastructure and superstructure of the Iloilo Port Complex and the Port of Dumangas, and eventually manage and operate ... Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd reports rise in revenue

The carrier's transport volume rose by 27%

Hapag-Lloyd has reported a 23% year-on-year rise in its revenue in the first nine months of 2018. The German carrier’s revenue went up from US$8bn in the months from January to September last year to US$10bn in the same period this year. The increase was primarily due to a 27% rise in transport volume from 7m teu in the first nine ... Read More »

Valencia to invest in infrastructure 

The Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) and Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias Company (ADIF) have signed two agreements to improve the rail access to the Port of Sagunto and the Valencia-Zaragoza railway line. The agreements include the creation of a direct rail access to the port that meets a series of technical functional requirements such as access of trains of up ... Read More »

MSC gains full control of Portonave

The terminal has an annual capacity of 1.5m teu

MSC has taken control of 100% of the Portonave Container Terminal at the Port of Navegantes, one of Brazil’s most important export ports and a vital gateway for food exports. MSC’s sister company Terminal Investment Limited (TIL) paid out BRL1.30bn (US$393m) to buy out Triunfo, which previously controlled the other 50% of the port. The Brazilian antitrust authority and regulator ... Read More »

LA and Long Beach ports set to cut emissions

Los Angeles and Long Beach mayors Eric Garcetti and Robert Garcia have signed a joint declaration in a bid to cut emissions from the ports. The declaration set goals for the city-owned ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to move to zero emissions as part of the two cities’ Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) by introducing zero-emission yard equipment ... Read More »

New meter for Star Cool reefers

No data loss to third-parties is known to have occurred

Maersk Container Industry (MCI) has introduced an energy meter feature on all MCI Star Cool reefers which logs energy consumption in real time. Once a reefer fitted with the meter is turned on the data provided can be monitored via a modem or manually at any time during the voyage until it reaches its destination. This adds to Maersk’s Remote ... Read More »

Allianz: Improved safety is decreasing large shipping losses

Large shipping losses went down by 50% over the past decade and 16% year-on-year to 85 in 2016, a report by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) has showed. In its fifth annual Safety & Shipping Review 2017, the insurance firm attributed the drop primarily to the development of a more robust safety environment by ship-owners. According to the ... Read More »