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New US$4m mobile harbour crane for Port of Progreso

The crane arrived on the BBC Switzerland

APM Terminals (APMT) Yucatán has commissioned a US$4m mobile harbour crane (MHC) that, once fully implemented, should increase operational efficiency by around 40%. The Terex 5506, which measures 36 m high, has a 51-m boom and a 125 tonne lifting capacity, arrived at the Port of Progreso, Mexico, on the BBC Switzerland. Martijn Koolen, general director of APMT Progreso, said: ... Read More »

Navis enters into agreement to acquire Jade Logistics

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Jade Logistics, which provides the Master Terminal terminal operating system (TOS) for mixed cargo. Adding Jade Master Terminal to its portfolio of systems, which already includes N4 and Octopi, Navis will be able to offer the flexibility of the right TOS for any prospective ... Read More »

DaChan Bay Terminals: First in South China to supply shore power across all berths

A total of three ships deployed shore power for more than 10 hours in the test period

DaChan Bay Terminals has become the first container facility in South China to offer shore power at all its berths. The second phase of the shore power installation, which began on February 25, 2019, has been officially concluded and accepted by relevant authorities. Preliminary acceptance was granted in late September by the China Classification Society and, during the test period, ... Read More »

New tunnel improves connectivity for Suez Canal Container Terminal in Egypt

New 3rd July tunnel under the Suez Canal just south of Port of Said helps offer faster access to the Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT) and improves its position to become Egypt’s primary gateway terminal. Full export containers are now completing security checks, which include passing through one of six dedicated x-ray scanners, and crossing the tunnel in around 40 ... Read More »

Total to supply LNG to CMA CGM’s future 15,000 teu ships

CMA CGM has signed an agreement with Total for the supply of approximately 270,000 tonnes per year of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) over 10 years. This volume will help to cover the supply at the Port of Marseille-Fos, which CMA CGM has chosen for the bunkering of its future 15,000 teu container ships that will operate between Asia and the ... Read More »

Maersk launches Captain Peter visibility tool

Maersk has launched its new visibility tool, Captain Peter, as part of its revamped Remote Container Management (RCM) platform. The avatar aims to reduce some of the daily hassles and complexities of shipping for Maersk’s customers while it assists them along the journey of their cargo. Since its launch in September 2017, over 3,600 companies have signed up for RCM ... Read More »

HHLA sets goal to become climate neutral by 2040

HHLA has partnered with Metrans to deliver savings across the hinterland

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) aims to become climate neutral by 2040 through increasing its efforts to protect the climate and conserve resources. Its already successfully implemented sustainability strategy will now be realised under the ‘Balanced Logistics’ brand as part of the company’s commitment to its goal. Titzrath said: “We are well aware of our responsibility to protect the ... Read More »

New approach bridge installed at Tilbury2

A 360 tonne bridge has been lifted into place as part of construction of a roll-on roll-off (ro-ro) facility for the new port terminal, Tilbury2, at the Port of Tilbury. The approach bridge is the first of three components to be installed over the next few months by GRAHAM in order to build the ro-ro facility. Peter Ward, commercial director ... Read More »

IMO ship recycling convention a step closer to entry into force

India is one of the world's five major ship recycling countries

India, one of the world’s five major ship recycling countries, has acceded to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO’s) Hong Kong Convention, the treaty that will set global standards for safe and environmentally-sound ship recycling. The county’s ship recycling volume considerably contributes to the required recycling capacity and has brought the convention a significant step closer entering into force, with the ... Read More »

Ports America: Peter Levesque appointed as new president

Peter Levesque

Peter Levesque has been appointed the new president of Ports America, the largest marine terminal operator and stevedore in North America, and will join the company in February 2020. Levesque will report to Ports Amercia’s CEO Mark Montgomery and work alongside chief financial officer Rick Surett and Jim Pelliccio as a core part of the management team. Montgomery said: “I ... Read More »