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Adani’s Ennore terminal to open by mid-June

Adani Group’s new INR 1,270 crore (US$197m) container terminal at Ennore Port (also known as Kamarajar Port) is set to start operations within a month, the port’s chairman and managing director told local media. The terminal, which will have an annual handling capacity of 1.4m teu with a 730 m quay at its completion, will provide a new option for ... Read More »

FMC: Alliances are good for US trade

Marine terminal alliances and carrier ones like the recently formed THE Alliance and OCEAN Alliance can be very beneficial for US exporters, importers and consumers, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC)’s acting chairman has claimed. According to Michael Khouri, evidence shows that members of the alliances obtain efficiencies and cost-savings which have been historically passed on to domestic consumers, particularly if there ... Read More »

TOTE Maritime selects remote-monitoring reefer system

TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico will be using ORBCOMM’s VesselConnect solution to remotely manage its fleet of smart refrigerated containers at sea. The carrier, which specialises in moving cargo between the US mainland and Puerto Rico, will use the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)-based solution to monitor and control its refrigerated container fleet along the cold chain both on land ... Read More »

DP World London Gateway to open new storage yard

DP World London Gateway is set to open a new off-dock container storage yard at the Port of London, UK. The five ha yard, which will be operated and managed by Solent Stevedores, will be located on Berth 7, outside of the terminal’s ISPS perimeter and adjacent to the port’s main gate. The new facility, for which works are set ... Read More »

New container terminal to be built in Cambodia

The terminal will increase the port's annual capacity to 1m teu

A US$200m container terminal is expected to be built at the main deep sea port of Cambodia, local media reported. The Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (SAP)’s new container facilities, which are part of an expansion project expected to be completed by 2022, will increase the port’s annual capacity to around 1m teu. The new development is set to meet increasing growth in the ... Read More »

Konecranes receives RTGs order from the Cayman Islands

Konecranes has signed an agreement with the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands for the delivery of two Boxhunter rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes. The new units, which will be the first Boxhunter RTGs to be operated in the Caribbean, will be delivered to the Port of George Town in mid-2018. The cranes will be used for container handling at an ... Read More »

Federal Maritime Commission rejects merger of Japanese carriers

NYK Line would hold a 38% stake in the new JV

The US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has unanimously rejected an agreement among the three biggest Japanese container carriers to form a joint container shipping service. The Tripartite Agreement was filed by K Line, MOL and NYK on March 24 this year to seek authority for sharing information with each other in advance of starting operations as a new business entity ... Read More »

Cartagena receives six new cranes

The Port of Cartagena’s Terminal de Contenedores de Cartagena (Contecar), Colombia, has received six new super post-Panamax gantry cranes manufactured by ZPMC. The delivery of the new cranes marks the completion of the port’s investment project in its infrastructure, equipment and IT to prepare for the handling of larger ships following the opening of the expanded Panama Canal in June ... Read More »

Maersk deploys first of 27 new vessels ordered

Madrid Maersk is the first of 11 2nd generation Triple-E vessels

The first of 27 vessels ordered by Maersk Line in 2015 to enter service has made its first call at the Port of Tianjin, China. The 20,568 teu Madrid Maersk is also the first in a series of 11 2nd generation Triple-E vessels. The carrier, which deploys the ship in its Asia-Europe service network, is set to take delivery of ... Read More »

Maersk Line to acquire Hamburg Süd for US$4bn

The acquisition remains subject to regulatory approvals

Maersk Line will acquire Hamburg Süd for a total of €3.7bn (US$4bn) on a cash and debt-free basis. The acquisition, which is still subject to regulatory approvals, was approved by the boards of both the Danish shipping company and the German carrier’s owner Oetker Group. Maersk Line expects to complete the deal by the end of the year, with both ... Read More »