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Papua New Guinea terminals and new services help boost ICTSI’s Q3 results

International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) has reported a 10% year-on-year increase in revenue from port operations for the first nine months of 2019 to US$1.1bn as throughput grew by 6% to 7.6m teu in the same period. The increase in volume was mainly attributed to continuing ramp-up at ICTSI’s new terminals in Lae and Motukea in Papua New Guinea ... Read More »

First Konecranes RTGs in Morocco for Port of Tangier

The Port of Tangier has ordered 16 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, which will be the first Konecranes container cranes in Morocco, for its new container terminal TC3 at Tanger Med 2. The RTGs will have a lifting capacity of 40 tonnes, lifting containers 1-over-5 high and seven container rows wide plus truck lane. Additionally, they will be equipped with the ... Read More »

DP World signs MoU with Namibia’s Nara Namib to develop Walvis Bay free economic zone

Suhail Al Banna, CEO and Managing Director - Middle East and Africa at DP World, with Titus Nakuumba, Executive Director at Nara Namib Free Economic Industrial Zone

DP World has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Namibia’s Nara Namib Free Economic Industrial Zone today to develop a free economic zone for industry and logistics in Walvis Bay. The facility at Walvis Bay will provide businesses with development-ready land for industrial and logistics operations, pre-built warehouses and office accommodation. A gross developed area of 50 ha will ... Read More »

Søren Toft steps down as Maersk Line COO

Toft will relocate to Geneva

A.P Møller – Maersk’s chief operating officer (COO) Søren Toft has left the company and current CEO Søren Skou has taken on the role in the interim. Toft worked for Maersk for a total of 13 years and has held many roles, first joining the company as the vice president area line and operations manager in 2005, then becoming vice ... Read More »

Port of Durban welcomes maiden call from new Hapag-Lloyd MIAX service

Representatives of Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) and Transnet Ports Terminals (TPT) welcomed the ship

The first vessel on Hapag-Lloyd and Ocean Network Express (ONE)’s new Middle East-India-Africa Express (MIAX) joint-service has arrived at the Port of Durban. Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) and Transnet Ports Terminals (TPT) welcomed the 2011 MV New Jersey Trader containership, which flies the flag of Malta, at the port on November 5, 2019. A total of nine ships with ... Read More »

Guatemala accredits APMT Quetzal as an Authorised Economic Operator

APM Terminals (APMT) Quetzal has been accredited as an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) by Guatemala’s Superintendence of Tax Administration (SAT), achieving a 100% compliance rating through its transparency and security. The facility’s terminal operating system (TOS) optimises its security, control and cargo management and enables customs and customers to work together as efficiently as possible. APMT Quetzal has been recognised ... Read More »

Seaboard Marine to provide advanced end-to-end IoT based visibility across its assets

Globe Tracker has partnered with the largest network operator at sea, Wireless Maritime Services (WMS) to bring real-time reefer monitoring to Seaboard Marine via a multi-year, multi-ship agreement. This has made Seaboard Marine the world’s first container ocean line to implement a truly portable, fully 24/7 monitored, 4G LTE based private cellular and integrated satellite communication network for containers on ... Read More »

HHLA expands mega-ship capacity with three new gantry cranes for Burchardkai

The three new cranes onboard the Zhen Hua 27 vessel

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) received three new container gantry cranes for its Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB) to provide additional capacities for ships with cargo volumes over 23,000 teu. The state-of-the-art cranes arrived at their temporary berth at Athabaskakai onboard the Zhen Hua 27 vessel on November 5, 2019, where preparations for the complex unloading process will take place. ... Read More »

Kalmar to deliver four zero emission RTGs to Asyaport

A Kalmar zero emissions RTG

Asyaport Liman A.S. (Asyaport) has ordered six Kalmar zero-emission rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes equipped with Kalmar SmartPort solutions and the recently launched Kalmar One automation system. The terminal is a joint venture between the Turkish Soyuer family and Global Terminal Limited, which secures berths and terminal capacity in the major ports used by MSC. Asyaport is Turkey’s first transhipment container ... Read More »

Duisburg to open new €100m trimodal container terminal

duisport will withdraw its coal island from the market in 2020

Duisburger Hafen AG (duisport) is set to build a €100m (US$111.2m) trimodal container terminal on the site of its current coal island in response to a sharp decline in coal handling as a result of the energy transformation. The trimodal terminal is to be developed with duisport’s intermodal partners COSCO Shipping Logistics, Hupac SA and HTS Group and aims to ... Read More »