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DP World port manager killed in Somalia’s Puntland state

A P&O Ports executive has been killed near Bossasso Port in Puntland, Somalia in an attack claimed by Islamist militant group Al Shabaab. The governor of Puntland’s Bari region, Yusuf Mohamed, told Reuters that port manager Paul Anthony Formosa was shot by two men disguised as fisherman while on his way to the port. Mohammed said that he was killed ... Read More »

Liebherr delivers STS cranes to the USA

Penn Terminals received two post-panamax STS cranes

Liebherr Container Cranes has delivered four ship-to-shore (STS) cranes to the USA, with two being sent to New Jersey while the other two were delivered to Pennsylvania. Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT) received two 69 m “megamax” outreach cranes as part of the terminal’s improvement and expansion plan which will see the terminal grow to 309 acres. The machines, the ... Read More »

HAROPA achieves record container throughput at the Port of Le Havre

Container flows to the hinterland at the Port of Le Havre reached a record 2,101m teu in 2018 despite an 8.4% year-on-year decrease in container rail traffic to and from Le Havre. Strikes at the start of 2018 led to the decrease in rail traffic but the performance of the Le Havre Multimodal Terminal improved with a 7% growth to ... Read More »

Dynamar: Reefer capacity to fall due to sulphur regulations

Shipping consultant Dynamar has predicted that a lot of old conventional reefer ships will be scrapped to comply with upcoming sulphur regulations while investment in the reefer container segment has increased. As a result of the reduction in trade capacity, Dynamar expects that both conventional reefer operators and container ship operators will receive a boost, for a time at least, ... Read More »

Terminal Puerto Arica implements N4 as cargo volume triples

Navis’ N4 terminal operating system (TOS) has been implemented at the Terminal Puerto Arica (TPA) to help manage a rapid rise in cargo volume. TPA’s volume has tripled since it was founded in 2004, handling a total of 3.1m tonnes in 2018, which led the facility to switch from its in-house TOS to Navis’ third-party N4. The terminal faced high ... Read More »

Unifeeder launches direct service between London and Gdynia

DP World London Gateway offers services to over 110 ports in 60 countries

Unifeeder has launched a direct service between the Polish Port of Gdynia and DP World’s London Gateway facility with the aim to ensure a steady flow of cargo to the UK. Through the direct shuttle, which starts service on February 22, Unifeeder aspires to offer a competitive transport alternative for its customers. The introduction of the service comes after DP ... Read More »

Steady growth for the Port of Tanger Med

Tanger Med Port handled 50.6% of all Moroccan exports in 2018 as combined container throughput at Tanger Med 1’s two container terminals grew 5% year-on-year. The port handled 3,472,451 teu in 2018, which corresponds to traffic 15.7% above the facility’s nominal capacity, and it attributes the growth to the commitment and collaboration of all its partners. According to the port, ... Read More »

Container volumes rise at the Port of New Orleans

The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) has moved a total of 591,253 teu in 2018, an increase of 12.3% year-on-year, and has outlined plans to further grow container volumes. This record marks the fifth year the port has surpassed the half a million container mark at its Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal, which is operated by New Orleans Terminal and ... Read More »

UK Government launches new maritime strategy

The UK’s department of transport has launched Maritime 2050, a long-term strategy designed to increase the nation’s competitiveness within the sector. Developed in close collaboration with Maritime UK, the body for the UK maritime sector, it targets seven key themes: the nation’s competitive advantage, technology, people, environment, trade, infrastructure, security and resilience. The organisation believes that this new strategy shows ... Read More »

Liebherr hits 65% mobile harbour crane market share in 2018

In 2018, Liebherr sold 83 mobile harbour cranes in 40 countries

Liebherr’s mobile harbour crane (MHC) segment recorded a market share of 65% last year with 83 sales in 40 countries. The LHM 800 model received six sales as demand grew for the world’s largest MHC unit. Andreas Müller, sales drector for Liebherr MHCs said: “Demand for our state-of-the-art handling solution was very stable at a high level during the course ... Read More »