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Noatum Logistics strengthens global presence with MIQ Logistics acquisition

Map of Noatum's future network

Noatum Logistics has signed a definitive agreement to acquire US-based global logistics company MIQ Logistics with the aim to enhance its global supply chain management position. MIQ Logistics has over 60 offices in 19 countries and, with this acquisition, Noatum’s reach will include strategic countries including the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, the United States and more in Asia and Latin ... Read More »

Konecranes to deliver first all-electric RTGs to Port of Wilmington

Gulftainer USA Wilmington LLC has ordered a fleet of all-electric rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, a first for the company, and three reach stackers from Konecranes. The all-electric, diesel-free RTGs will be powered by a busbar system backed up with battery packs and equipped with Konecranes’ Active Load Control system and Stack Collision Prevention system. Eric Casey, CEO of Gulftainer USA ... Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd set to implement XVELA software

The world’s fifth-biggest carrier has announced it will implement XVELA’s cloud-based Carrier and Terminal Collaboration Services. Hapag-Lloyd said it would initiate the global rollout on one of Hapag-Lloyd’s premier Latin American services and will continue to broaden throughout its terminal partners. XVELA is an affiliate of Navis and its software aims to increase transparency throughout the transportation supply chain and ... Read More »

Growth across all sectors for the Port of Durban

The Port of Durban

The Port of Durban has handled its highest container volumes in seven years as throughput grew year-on-year by 9.5% to 2.9m teu in 2018. Container exports grew exponentially by 17% while imports also saw an increase of 10%. Port of Durban acting port manager Nokuzola Nikowane said: “The Port of Durban continues to work with terminal operators and other stakeholders ... Read More »

PSA, IFM and PFR will jointly acquire DCT Gdansk

DCT Gdansk is ranked among the top 15 container ports in the continent

PSA International, the Polish Development Fund (PFR) and the IFM Global Infrastructure (GIF) managed by IFM Investors have signed an agreement to jointly acquire 100% of the Deepwater Container Terminal (DCT) Gdansk. The acquisition marks PSA’s first investment in Eastern Europe and Tan Chong Meng, group CEO of PSA International, aims to utilise the group’s global network and expertise to ... Read More »

Hyster to develop electric reachstacker for Port of Valencia

Hyster Europe has begun to develop a zero-emission reachstacker featuring a hydrogen fuel cell for the Port of Valencia as part of the European Horizon 2020 programme and H2Ports project. The reachstacker is expected to begin operations in 2021 at the MSC Terminal Valencia (MSCTV) where it will undergo thorough testing handling laden shopping containers alongside several existing reachstackers. The ... Read More »

DP World collaborates with Infor on global supply chain platform initiative

DP World has chosen global software company Infor to power its Global Supply Chain Platform Initiative, through which the terminal operator aims to deliver end-to-end logistics services and worldwide supply chain visibility. Through the initiative, DP World aspires to bring supply chain stakeholders and processes together on a single global, intelligent network. In order to power a new business initiative ... Read More »

ICTSI receives new hybrid RTGs ahead of schedule

The RTGs are expected to be operational March 2019

International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) has received three new hybrid rubber-tyred gantries (RTGs) ahead of schedule at its terminal in Lae, Papua New Guinea. The RTGs, which represent a PGK15.6m (US$4.6m) investment, are a part of the group’s ongoing programme to strengthen and enhance overall operational efficiency at its South Pacific International Container Terminal (SPICT). The delivery places SPICT ... Read More »

Infranode invests in new container terminal at Port of Gävle

Infranode has invested SEK 400m (US$42.2m) in the development of a new container terminal in the Port of Gävle and become a minority shareholder in Yilport Sweden Terminal Investment AB (YST). Through this investment, the Swedish company has become a partner and co-owner of Yilport’s Swedish operations in Gävle and the Stockholm Nord intermodal terminal. Fredrik Svanbom, CEO of port ... Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd to retrofit 15,000 teu ship to dual-fuel operation

The project will take place over a 90 day period in 2020

MAN Energy Solutions has signed a contract to convert a 15,000 teu Hapag-Lloyd container vessel to dual-fuel operation with the aim to help reduce emissions. The completion of this pilot project in 2020 will see Hapag-Lloyd become the world’s first shipping line to convert a vessel of this size to liquefied natural gas (LNG) propulsion. The MV Sajir, which normally ... Read More »