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Contargo makes preparations for the “extreme” summer

Contargo has prepared for the next “extreme summer” by having four barges in its fleet modified so that they have 10-15 cm more water beneath the keel in very low water conditions. The hinterland logistics company, which uses barges for about 75% of its container transports, expects another hot summer with weeks of drought and low water on the Rhine ... Read More »

Haina International Terminals implements Xvela’s Collaborative Berth Window Management application

Haina International Terminals (HIT) has implemented Xvela’s Collaborative Berth Window Management application with the aim to reduce idle time, improve the use of berth space and increase the service quality for customers. Xvela’s Collaborative Berth Window Management application provides real-time visibility and estimated time of arrival (ETA) values aligned with validated berth prospects. The application enables carriers, terminals, agents and ... Read More »

Ashdod Port invests around US$16m in port equipment

The largest STS crane in Israeli ports

Ashdod Port has received the largest ship-to-shore (STS) crane in Israel and 15 new forklifts, representing a combined total investment of approximately US$16m, in order to improve its operational facility. Manufactured in Shanghai by ZPMC, the crane is designed to handle ships with a capacity of 18,000 teu and it is expected to improve working speeds by about 15%, with ... Read More »

RAM Spreaders launches fully automated twistlock handling system

The Ram PinSmart II

RAM Spreaders has launched a fully automated twistlock handling system, the PinSmart II, which aims to improve an otherwise dangerous, slow and expensive process for container terminals. Container terminals remove and fit more than 2bn twistlocks from shipping containers per year, according to RAM Spreaders, and the PinSmart II aims to reduce the risk of injuries, cost and improve productivity. ... Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd launches new Africa service

The MIAX service's route

Hapag-Lloyd has launched a new Middle East-India-Africa Express (MIAX) service, scheduled to start in 2019, which will include direct connections between the Arabian Gulf, India, Colombo, La Réunion, South Africa and West Africa. The service will be jointly operated with Ocean Network Express and is integrated into the global mainline network with the central ports Jebel Ali (Dubai) and Colombo ... Read More »

Port authority of New York and New Jersey unveils 30-year plan

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has unveiled its “Port Master Plan 2050” which outlines a roadmap of land-use and infrastructure development projects at the port for the next 30 years. The five guiding principles include ensuring sustainability and resiliency in all operations and future developments, promoting regional economic generation, establishing state of the art facilities, providing ... Read More »

Maritime Anti-Corruption Network launches Port Integrity Campaign in Indian Ports

The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN), with the support of the government of India, has launched a Port Integrity Campaign which aims to reduce and (in the long term) eliminate integrity issues and bottlenecks to trade during operations at Indian ports. Key activities of the campaign, a pilot of which will take place in Mumbai ports (MbPT and JNPT) until October ... Read More »

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 »