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CSP Iberian Bilbao Terminal opens expanded railway terminal

CSP Iberian Bilbao Terminal

CSP Iberian Bilbao Terminal has opened its renewed and expanded railway terminal, marking the completion of a total 28 months of work. The expansion lengthened all four tracks by 100 m, reaching 550 m, enlarging the storage area from 13,950 to 41,800 sq m, and prepared a stacking area next to the tracks with a daily capacity 3,000 teu. With ... Read More »

Containerships carries out first simultaneous operations LNG bunkering on a container vessel in Europe

The vessel received approximately 200 tonnes of LNG

Containerships, a CMA CGM group subsidiary, has performed its first simultaneous operations (SIMOPS) bunkering on its Nord vessel, which is powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), at the Port of Rotterdam. The vessel is also the first container carrier to perform SIMOPS in Europe by means of ship-to-ship bunkering, receiving approximately 200 tonnes of LNG. Through SIMOPS, which allows for ... Read More »

West Port Said container terminal receives six new RTGs

West Port Said Container Terminal has received six rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) from Chinese manufacturer Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co. Ltd (ZPMC), representing an investment cost of $9m. Bringing the facility’s total RTG fleet up to 28, the new RTGs were supplied fully erected and entered directly into service. Each crane has a lifting capacity of 40 tonnes, an 18.4 ... Read More »

COSCO announces merger of Tianjin container terminals

COSCO Ports Limited (CP Tianjin) has entered into a merger agreement with Tianjin Port Holdings, China Merchants International Terminals, Tianjin Port Container Terminal (TCT), Tianjin Five Continents International Container Terminal (FICT) and Tianjin Orient Container Terminals (TOCT). Under this agreement TCT, as the surviving entity, will absorb and merge with FICT and TOCT and will succeed all assets, business, credits, ... Read More »

Florida International Terminal goes live with eModal PreGate appointment solution

Florida International Terminal (FIT), which is operated by SAAM, has deployed the eModal Community Portal (eCP) PreGate appointment module with the aim to improve turn times and customer service. Located at Port Everglade, FIT is the first port terminal in South Florida to implement an appointment system of this kind. As part of the first phase, all truckers picking up ... Read More »

Contship Italia appoints new general manager at La Spezia

Antonio Scalisi, new LSCT General Manager

Contship Italia has appointed a new general manager at its flagship container terminal at La Spezia, Italy. Alfredo Scalisi previously held the role of deputy manager at Gioia Tauro for the Medcenter Container Terminal (MCT) up until May 2019 and he officially began his new role on July 1. Scalisi will report directly to the group president Cecilia Battistello, who ... Read More »

First blockchain container shipped to Rotterdam

The first paperless, instantly financed and fully door-to-door tracked container has made its way from Korea to the warehouse of Samsung SDS in Tilburg via the Port of Rotterdam on blockchain-based platform Deliver. The Proof of Concept (POC) has shown that Deliver is able to support cross-supply chain end-to-end visibility for multi-modal transport via ocean carrier, truck and inland barge ... Read More »

HMM to join THE Alliance

Hyundai Merchant Marine will become THE Alliance's fourth member

South Korean container liner shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) will join THE Alliance as a full member. HMM will join Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express (ONE) and Yang Ming in establishing a new cooperation with four members and a term until 2030. Jae-hoon Bae, president and CEO of HMM, said: “Being a full member of THE Alliance gives us a ... Read More »

ICTSI Manila yard use hits historical low

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI)’s flagship Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) recorded historically low yard utilisation levels, dropping below 58% despite a series of holiday periods and low trucking activity. Last March, private sector partners and the government signed a manifesto calling for the efficient utilisation of container terminals. MICT achieved a 20% drop from 90% in January to ... Read More »

APMT opens second terminal at Tanger Med

A diagram of the APMT facility

APM Terminals (APMT) has opened its second Moroccan terminal, MedPort Tangier, as part of the Tanger Med Port complex. The US$800m 5m teu facility has a 60 ha yard surface, a quay length of 1,200 m and a draft of 16 to 18 m that enables it to facilitate the larger vessels operating on global trade routes today. Morten H. ... Read More »