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Navis N4 goes live in the Philippines

Navis’s N4 terminal operating system (TOS) has gone live at the Davao International Container Terminal (DICT), located in the southeastern part of the Philippines. According to a statement by the US-based software developer, which is part of Cargotec Corporation, DICT decided to invest in a new TOS to improve its efficiency and throughput. As part of efforts to increase capacity, ... Read More »

Tilbury begins consultations on new terminal

An aerial view of the plan

The Port of Tilbury will begin its pre-planning community consultation in March to seek local views on its proposals to build a new terminal adjacent to the current port. The new facility, known as Tilbury2, will be built on a 152 acre site, which was part of the former Tilbury Power Station, and will include a new pontoon and deep ... Read More »

Court exonerates DP World from all charges in Djibouti case

An international arbitration court has exonerated DP World from all charges of misconduct related to the award of a 50-year concession to operate a container facility in Djibouti. The port operator was taken to the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) by the government of Djibouti in 2014 over allegations that it paid bribes to the head of the country’s ... Read More »

APM Terminals increases Port Elizabeth investment

The terminal currently has a 1.5m teu annual capacity

APM Terminals (APMT) has more than doubled its investment plans for its facility at the Port of New York/New Jersey. The terminal operator is now planning a US$200m investment project in its Port Elizabeth facility, compared to the US$70m previously announced. The new investment plans include the purchase of four next-generation ship-to-shore (STS) cranes to handle ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs) ... Read More »

Drewry: Launch of new alliances will cause delays

CMA CGM is looking to improve its South American offering

Immediate disruption following the launch of the Ocean Alliance and THE Alliance seems inevitable, according to shipping consultant Drewry. Both the Ocean Alliance, which includes CMA CGM, COSCO Container Lines, Evergreen Line and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), and THE Alliance, which consists of Hapag-Lloyd, NYK Line, MOL, “K” Line and Yang Ming Line, will launch on April 1 this ... Read More »

Chengdu to double trains to Europe

The Chinese city of Chengdu, capital of the country’s Sichuan Province, is expected to more than double the number of cargo trains to Europe this year, according to local media. The Chengdu International Railway Services Company said that almost 1,000 cargo trains will run from the Chinese city to Europe in 2017, compared to 460 run last year. The city ... Read More »

Court declares Hanjin bankrupt

Hanjin filed for court receivership in August

South Korean carrier Hanjin Shipping has been declared bankrupt by a court months after filing for court receivership. The Seoul Central District Court court said in a statement that it chose a bankruptcy administrator and creditors’ claims are due by May 1 this year. The creditors’ first meeting is expected to be held on June 1, 2017. A statement by ... Read More »

Antwerp’s Deurganck dock to open at night

They will extend their opening hours starting from March 20

Container terminals at the Port Antwerp’s Deurganck dock are scheduled to start opening around the clock on weekdays to spread the flow of trucks more efficiently. The port’s two biggest container terminals, MSC PSA European Terminal (MPET) and DP World Antwerp Gateway, both located in the port’s Deurganck dock, will extend their opening hours as of March 20 to allow containers’ ... Read More »

EU MEPs support shipping inclusion in emissions trading scheme

The European Parliament will vote again after a final legislation is drafted

The European Parliament has voted in support of a draft proposal to incorporate international shipping into the EU Emissions Trading System (EU-ETS) starting from 2023 if an international measure is not introduced by 2021. The regulation would apply to all ships calling at EU ports, including non-EU flag ones. The inclusion of shipping in the system was part of draft ... Read More »

Marseille Fos CEO calls for united approach to hinterland transport

The port has three rail and three river services per day

The CEO of the Port of Marseille Fos, France, has called for a united approach to promote hinterland rail and waterways connections following her appointment as 2017 chair of the promotional body for Rhone-Saone river services Medlink Ports. Speaking at her appointment ceremony, Christine Cabau Woehrel argued that efficiency as well as national and international visibility can be boosted by ... Read More »