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IUMI: It’s time to take action against containership fires

Helle Hammer, IUMI Policy Forum Chair

The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) has called for an urgent improvement to on board firefighting systems in light of the alarming number of containership fires in 2019 so far. This year fires have broken out on the Yantian Express, APL Vancouver, Grande America, E.R. Kobe and KMTC Hong Kong and IUMI has become more concerned with the escalation. ... Read More »

Port of Virginia invests US$23m in Kalmar hybrid equipment

A hybrid shuttle carrier at the Port of Virginia

The Port of Virginia has ordered 25 Kalmar hybrid shuttle carriers, representing a total investment of US$23m, which are expected to be delivered by the end of July 2020. Booked in Cargotect’s 2019 Q3, the new units represent the exercising of a contract option for further units that was agreed upon in 2017. The hybrid shuttle carriers will be delivered ... Read More »

APMT Gothenburg aims to double rail transport by 2022

Rail transport offers up to 98% lower emissions

APM Terminals (APMT) Gothenburg has planned to double the volume of containers transported by rail to and from Gothenburg by 2022. The terminal is connected to more than 300 inland destinations in Sweden via rail and offers more than 60 rail shuttles per week. Vänerexpressen offers six weekly shuttles connect Insjön in Dalarna to the biggest container shipping network in ... Read More »

Abu Dhabi Terminals achieves 10m container record at Khalifa Port

Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) has set a new record of 10m containers at Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT1), following a 51% year-on-year increase in container volume during the third quarter of 2019. The 10m container record was achieved while serving the MV MSC Alexandra which is operated by MSC and deployed on the 2M DRAGON/AE20 service. ADT’s acting CEO, Abdullah ... Read More »

ABP Southampton adds 12 new electric vehicles to its fleet

Electric vehicles make up a majority of Southampton's fleet

Electric vehicles now make up the majority of the Port of Southampton’s fleet due to ABP acquiring an additional 12 new electric vehicles. There are now 28 ABP zero-emission vehicles operating at the port as part of commitments to improve air quality across the facility. The new vehicles are intended for staff to travel around the port and replace the ... Read More »

Kalmar introduces automated truck handling for straddle carriers

Kalmar has introduced Automated Truck Handling (ATH) to its Kalmar AutoStrad offering to allow for a fully automated container flow between quay cranes and trucks. ATH automates the placement of containers from automated straddle carriers onto trucks in the terminal’s truck interchange zones and aims to help to improve safety, predictability and cost efficiency of terminal operations. A Truck Lane ... Read More »

Shore-based power units for Hamburg receive state government approval

Shore-based power will be available from 2022

Hamburg’s state government has approved a large-scale expansion of shore-based power supply at the Port of Hamburg to help facilitate a shift from shipboard diesel power supply to ecological electric power during lay times. The port aims to be the first in Europe to offer shore-based power supply for both cruise liners and mega-containerships from 2022 with a total of ... Read More »

CMA CGM lays out plans for IMO’s 2020 regulation

CMA CGM Group has opted to use compliant fuels with 0.5% or 0.1% sulphur as its main solution to be compliant with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO)’S 2020 low sulphur regulation. The group will also use liquid natural gas (LNG) powered vessels and advanced air quality systems onboard its vessels to help with the IMO’s goal of having all sea-going ... Read More »

King Abdullah Port welcomes 23,000 teu vessel

MSC Mina

King Abdullah Port has welcomed one of the world’s largest container ships, the 23,656 teu MSC Mina, on its first visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The ship measures 400 m long, has a breadth of 61 m, a draft of 16.5 m and is able to accommodate 24 rows of containers with a height of 13 containers per ... Read More »

Konecranes appoints new CEO and president

Rob Smith, Konecranes new CEO and president

Konecranes’ board of directors has appointed a new president and CEO, Rob Smith, who will take over his new role as of February 1, 2020. Smith has joined the company from AGCO Corporation, where his latest position has been senior vice president & general manager for Europe and Middle East. Prior to this he has worked in business leadership roles ... Read More »