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DP World increases stake in DP World Australia

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, CEO of DP World

DP World has acquired an additional stake in DP World Australia from Gateway Infrastructure investments and other financial investors valued at approximately AU$1.4bn (US$997m). Expected in the first quarter of 2019, the closure of the acquisition, subject to regulatory approval, would see DP World Australia become a consolidated entry within the DP World Group. The port operator manages four terminals ... Read More »

Port of Felixstowe and DFDS boost ro-ro capacity

The Port of Felixstowe and DFDS have agreed to increase roll-on roll-off capacity at the UK port by over 40% through investments in new infrastructure and parking facilities. As part of the investments, terminal operator Hutchison Ports has planned to replace one of the existing ro-ro bridges with a floating linkspan which is capable of handling the latest generation of ... Read More »

HHLA increases rail capacity at the Port of Hamburg

HHLA has opened an extra two tracks at the Container Terminal Burchardkai

The completion of a rail expansion at the Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB) has increased the its handling capacity by approximately 200,000 teu per year. With the addition of two extra tracks and two new rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMGs), CTB now has a capacity of around 850,000 teu per year, a total of ten tracks and four RMGs. Even before the ... Read More »

The Port of Newcastle commits to global environmental sustainability standards

The Port of Newcastle has become the first port within both Australia and New Zealand to commit to meeting global and environmental sustainability standards as set by EcoPorts. Initiated in 1997 and fully integrated into the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) in 2011, EcoPorts is currently the only Environmental Management Standard (EMS) specific to the global port sector. The Port ... Read More »

Port of Rotterdam Authority launches climate-friendly shipping incentive scheme

The incentive scheme runs until 2022

The Port of Rotterdam Authority’s €5m (US$5.7m) incentive scheme for climate-friendly shipping is now open for applicants as the port aims to contribute to the realisation of climate policy targets in the Netherlands and worldwide. The scheme, announced at the Energy in Transition Summit in April 2018, runs until 2022 and is open to shippers, shipping companies, fuel manufacturers and ... Read More »

The Ocean Alliance extends cooperation until 2027

CMA CGM will operate 111 ships on the alliance's new services

The Ocean Alliance, comprised of shipping lines CMA CGM, COSCO Shipping, Evergreen and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), has extended its cooperation agreement until March 31, 2027. First launched in 2017 for an initial period of five years with the option for a five-year renewal, the alliance is one of the world’s largest operational agreements between shipping companies. In a ... Read More »

ABP invests £250m to prepare for a No-Deal Brexit

Associated British Ports (ABP) has invested a total of £250m (US$321.3m) since the EU referendum in 2016 with the aim to “keep Britain trading through Brexit”. The UK port operator has claimed that it has been actively working to support businesses anxious about the event of a No-Deal Brexit and the potential severe disruption this may cause at the Port ... Read More »

ICTSI’s MICT receives Philippines’ first eco-friendly RTGs

ICTSI's flagship terminal MICT

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI)’s Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) has received the Philippines’ first hybrid rubber-tired gantries (RTGs), as part of a long-term investment in capacity enhancement and environmental efficiency. Four out of 16 hybrid RTGs have been delivered, each equipped with a 200kVA Li-ion battery and a smaller diesel engine that aims to improve the carbon footprint ... Read More »

Fire breaks out on Hapag-Lloyd container vessel

Hapag-Lloyd has evacuated the crew of its container vessel the Yantian Express as a fire, which originated from one container and has spread to others, has yet to be extinguished. The fire broke out on January 3 and the crew were safely transferred, unharmed, to the salvage tug Smit Nicobar on January 5 and 6. Firefighting efforts have been supported ... Read More »

Kalmar RTGs to help boost capacity at intermodal terminals in the US

Intermodal terminals at Landers Illinois and Memphis Tennesee will receive 2 RTGs each

Kalmar has signed a deal to supply US-based intermodal terminals run by Norfolk Southern with four SmartPower rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) to help boost capacity. Half of the order will be installed at Landers in Chicago, Illinois and Rossville in Memphis, Tennessee is set to receive the other two RTGs. The cranes will have a span of approximately 25 metres ... Read More »