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MSC cleans up after vessel loses containers in North Sea

Around 270 containers fell off of MSC Zoe Credit: Coast Guard Netherlands

Update (Jan 7): MSC has claimed it will pay for the full costs of the clean-up and has appointed Ardent Global, renowned for its marine salvage expertise, to coordinate the search at sea in both the Netherlands and Germany. The company said it “is committed to continue to search the sea for the containers which fell overboard, until the last one ... Read More »

Port of Baltimore to spend US$32.7m to dredge second 50 ft berth

The Seagirt Marine Terminal

The Port of Baltimore is set to deepen a second container berth to 50 ft at the Seagirt Marine Terminal as part of a US$32.7m project funded by the state and terminal operator Ports America Chesapeake. Governor Larry Hogan announced that the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA) will receive a US$6.6m US Department of Transportation grant ... Read More »

Maersk introduces alternative to cargo insurance for customers

Maersk has introduced an extended liability solution, Value Protect, as an alternative to cargo insurance with the aim to increase customers’ chance of receiving full compensation if damages occur in transit. Value Protect – valid when the cargo is in Maersk’s custody – covers cargo loss or damage in cases such as fire, accidents due to danger of the sea, ... Read More »

Terminal at JNPT sets new productivity record

BMCT recently received nine more RTGs

Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals (BMCT), a subsidiary of PSA International (PSA), has set a record of 175 moves per hour while working on Hapag-Lloyd’s 9,954 teu capacity M.V Athenian. The facility accomplished this two months after it achieved 155 moves per hour and it has now surpassed PSA India’s previous record of 169 moves per hour, held by its terminal ... Read More »

Medports association outlines 2019 plans

The Medports association has set out its 2019 activity roadmap which includes the adoption of common key performance indicators and a “single window” cargo community system. The roadmap includes other objectives such as the extension of on-shore power supply for ships, a training programme developed by members’ training institutes and the launch of an association website next year. Medports was ... Read More »

US ports express reluctance to pay for new customs facilities

The American Association of Port Authorities has criticised US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) policies requesting port authorities to build and incur the costs of CBP staffing facilities at ports. The AAPA said that the CBP should not be seeking ways to build new facilities while there continues to be a shortage of CBP officers for maritime activities. In a ... Read More »

Planned bridges set to help Guayaquil Port

The longest bridge will spain the Rio Guayas

The Ecuadorian government plans to build two bridges and a road in the port city of Guayaquil. The Southern viaduct project will link the port and south side of Guayaquil to the province of El Oro and the country’s south. The project includes an 855 m bridge over Estero Cobina, located near the port, and a 3,440 m bridge over the ... Read More »

Ports of Stockholm picks new boss from City Hall

The new managing director, Thomas Andersson

The Stockholms Hamn AB Board of Directors has appointed Thomas Andersson as the new Ports of Stockholm Managing Director. Anderson is the current deputy managing director at Stockholm’s City Hall and has prior experience within the construction sector, commerce and the tourism industry. The previous managing director Johann Castwall will become executive director at the City of Stockholm development administration, Exploateringskontoret. According ... Read More »

Hamburg Süd resumes seasonal mango and grape service

The transit time between the Port of Paita and Philadelphia is 11 days

Hamburg Süd has resumed its weekly direct service between Peru and the US East Coast in time for the forthcoming mango and grape season in South America. The service will be operational from November 2018 to February 2019, with a transit time of 11 days from the Port of Paita, Peru, to Philadelphia. According to the carrier, the fast transit ... Read More »

US ports ask government for more multimodal funding

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has said that more multimodal funding is US ports’ top priority. In a statement to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, AAPA said that of the US$11bn in dedicated freight funding over five years provided by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) act, only US$1.13bn is multimodal eligible. Currently, US$200m of multimodal ... Read More »