Port News

Konecranes to deliver a giant crane to Livorno

Lorenzini & C. S.r.l. (Lorenzini) placed an order for a Konecranes Gottwald Model 8 crane in the third quarter of 2018. Starting in January 2019 the crane will be handling containers in Livorno, Italy. The Model 8 crane, to be delivered fully-erected and then commissioned on-site, will serve container vessels and ConRo …

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ICTSI to expand Manila flagship

The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has given the nod for capacity improvements at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), the flagship operation of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI). Foremost among these improvements is the first phase construction of Berths 7 and 8, set to begin on October 15. The …

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Port of Townsville, strong financial results

Port of Townsville Limited has again delivered strong financial results while continuing to deliver major infrastructure investments. With a focus on revenue diversification and cost management, the Port posted a solid net profit of $15.01 million for 2017-18. Overall trade volumes remained steady against previous year at 7.3 million tonnes …

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Port of San Diego earns an award

As innovative champions in the safekeeping and environmental care of San Diego Bay and the surrounding waterfront, the Port of San Diego has earned a Gold Tier iCommute Diamond Award for Excellence in Commute Programs for Fiscal Year 2018 from the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). The award comes …

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Port of Alexandria visits Luka Koper

This week a high port delegation from Alexandria payed a visit to Port of Koper with intention of strengthening the good partnership and exchange of best practices. The four-member team was led by the chairman of the port, admiral Medhat Attia. Koper has been cooperating with the port of Alexandria for …

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Navis to support Ports America

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation and provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for the world’s leading organizations across the shipping supply chain, on Oct. 3 announced that Ports America has implemented N4 at its 47 acre Napoleon Container Terminal in New Orleans, Louisiana. Ports America selected Navis …

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Rail connection between Rotterdam and Budapest

Budapest is really taking off as logistics hub. Industry is expanding in the Hungarian capital city and it is a perfect operational base for further transportation of freight by train or truck to Eastern Europe. This is the reason behind the first direct shuttle between Rotterdam and Budapest. The new …

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DP World disturbs the trucking industry

DP World Australia has again infuriated the trucking industry by signalling it will all but double the contentious infrastructure fees it charges freighters carrying containers to and from its terminals at Australia’s three biggest container ports. And, in an important shift in public narrative, the nation’s biggest container stevedore is …

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Over 10,000 abandoned containers in Lagos ports

OVER 10,000 abandoned overtime containers currently litter the Lagos Ports Complex in Apapa, Lagos uncleared. This is even as the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), revealed that some of the overtime containers have been inside the ports before the 2006 port concession. Cargoes are classified as overtime when they have stayed …

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Rail services of Wilmington Port have resumed

Rail traffic at the Port of Wilmington has resumed following an embargo by Jacksonville, Florida-based CSX on traffic to Wilmington because of Hurricane Florence. The first inbound train arrived at the Port of Wilmington on Tuesday night, officials with CSX said Wednesday. The rail company had embargoed inbound traffic between Lumberton …

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Shahid Rajaee Port passed 1 million TEUs

TEHRAN- Over 1.07 million twenty-foot-equivalent units (TEUs) of commodities were loaded and unloaded at Shahid Rajaee Port, in south of Iran, during the first half of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-September 22), according to the director general of Ports and Maritime Department of Hormozgan Province. Allah-Morad Afifipour put …

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“Smart” Convoy driving tested in Rotterdam

The Port of Rotterdam will form the background for Experience Week Connected Transport in early October. During this week, 250 test journeys will take place on various routes involving trucks equipped with connected technology driving in convoy. The Rotterdam/Maasvlakte region will be central on 2, 4 and 5 October and …

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North Sea Port close to new annual record

North Sea Port has achieved a new record for the first nine months of this year. With 53 million tons of cargo being transshipped via sea-going vessels, the fusion port could well be on its way to setting a new annual record. In 2018, transshipment via sea-going vessels at North …

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New fixed berths for barges in Rotterdam

The five new fixed berths for barges along the Maas end of Isle of Brienenoord are ‘good to go’. The project, a Port of Rotterdam Authority initiative realised by the Werkendam firm De Klerk, was officially accepted by the client on Monday, 1 October 2018. While the site had already …

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Forth ports under new ownership

Forth Ports announces Arcus’ sale of its shares in the company to PSP Investments PSP Investments to increase its stake in Forth Ports in landmark transaction Forth Ports Limited (“Forth Ports”), one of the UK’s largest port groups, announced yesterday (10/3/2018) that Arcus European Infrastructure Fund 1 LP (“Arcus”) has agreed to …

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Port of Rotterdam explores autonomous navigation

It is not a question of whether but when autonomous navigation will be introduced. In order to prepare the Port of Rotterdam Authority for the arrival of autonomous navigation, the Port of Rotterdam Authority has converted a patrol vessel into a floating lab that collects data, including about the vessel’s …

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Lapena: “Empty containers not causing any congestion at MICP”

Empty containers staying at the container yard of the Manila International Container Port (MICP) are not causing any congestion, Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña said Tuesday, debunking port congestion reports. “I would like to inform the public that the reports of port congestion is not true. It is a perception,” Lapeña …

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Port of Buenos Aires seeks logistics innovations

Representing the Ministry of Transportation, the General Administration of Ports SE – Puerto Buenos Aires participated in various meetings with the Ministry of Production, Modernization, Customs Argentina, Argentine Naval Prefecture (PNA) to work on the implementation of the new Port Community System with a view to at 2019. During the …

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Three giant container cranes reached Auckland ports

Three giant new container cranes are soaring above Auckland after their arrival from China. The cranes, which stand 82.3 metres tall and weigh 2,100 tonnes, arrived by ship after three weeks of sailing, creating a dramatic sight as they entered the Waitematā Harbour. Used for lifting containers, the metal structures …

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Hundreds of containers stucked at Dar es Salaam Port

A dispute over transit goods has left more than 300 containers stranded at Dar es Salaam Port causing congestion and inconvenience, The Citizen established on Monday, 10/01/2018. The 327 containers containing sugar, rice and cooking oil are currently being held at the port’s container terminal because the Tanzania Revenue Authority …

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