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Guatemala accredits APMT Quetzal as an Authorised Economic Operator

APM Terminals (APMT) Quetzal has been accredited as an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) by Guatemala’s Superintendence of Tax Administration (SAT), achieving a 100% compliance rating through its transparency and security. The facility’s terminal operating system (TOS) optimises its security, control and cargo management and enables customs and customers to work together as efficiently as possible. APMT Quetzal has been recognised ... Read More »

Seaboard Marine to provide advanced end-to-end IoT based visibility across its assets

Globe Tracker has partnered with the largest network operator at sea, Wireless Maritime Services (WMS) to bring real-time reefer monitoring to Seaboard Marine via a multi-year, multi-ship agreement. This has made Seaboard Marine the world’s first container ocean line to implement a truly portable, fully 24/7 monitored, 4G LTE based private cellular and integrated satellite communication network for containers on ... Read More »

HHLA expands mega-ship capacity with three new gantry cranes for Burchardkai

The three new cranes onboard the Zhen Hua 27 vessel

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) received three new container gantry cranes for its Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB) to provide additional capacities for ships with cargo volumes over 23,000 teu. The state-of-the-art cranes arrived at their temporary berth at Athabaskakai onboard the Zhen Hua 27 vessel on November 5, 2019, where preparations for the complex unloading process will take place. ... Read More »

Kalmar to deliver four zero emission RTGs to Asyaport

A Kalmar zero emissions RTG

Asyaport Liman A.S. (Asyaport) has ordered six Kalmar zero-emission rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes equipped with Kalmar SmartPort solutions and the recently launched Kalmar One automation system. The terminal is a joint venture between the Turkish Soyuer family and Global Terminal Limited, which secures berths and terminal capacity in the major ports used by MSC. Asyaport is Turkey’s first transhipment container ... Read More »

Duisburg to open new €100m trimodal container terminal

duisport will withdraw its coal island from the market in 2020

Duisburger Hafen AG (duisport) is set to build a €100m (US$111.2m) trimodal container terminal on the site of its current coal island in response to a sharp decline in coal handling as a result of the energy transformation. The trimodal terminal is to be developed with duisport’s intermodal partners COSCO Shipping Logistics, Hupac SA and HTS Group and aims to ... Read More »

EagleRail signs MOU with Bangladeshi port to address gridlock with electric overhead rail system

Executives from EagleRail and CPA signing the agreement

The Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with US-based EagleRail Container Logistics with the aim to transform and improve throughput on Chittagong’s overcrowded and gridlocked port roads and gates. The logistics company is being considered for official insertion into the Chittagong Master Plan for the new Bay Container Terminal (BCT) connecting it to the Karnaphuli ... Read More »

Antwerp and Zeebrugge enter merger talks

Both ports are positive about the possible merger

The port authorities of Antwerp and Zeebrugge are set to start negotiations with a view to a (phased) build-up of a possible merger between the two ports. The decision was made on the basis of the findings of a complementarity and robustness study conducted by the external consultancy firm Deloitte and Laga. Dirk De fauw, chairman of the board of ... Read More »

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 »