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Barge Transferium Maasvlakte launched in Rotterdam

Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam (ECT) and a consortium of inland terminals and barge operators launched Barge Transferium Maasvlakte (BTM) at the ECT Delta terminal...

Erratic rate discipline undermined the lines in 2011, can they hold their nerve in 2020?

A senior analyst believes that the crucial test for the carriers will come when the battle against the Covid-19 virus has turned in the...

Kalmar secures mega order from Australian logistics firm

Kalmar has received a significant order for ten Kalmar Eco reachstackers, five empty container handlers and one medium forklift from ACFS Port Logistics Pty...

CMA CGM strengthens JEDDEX service

CMA CGM has decided to update its JEDDEX service, adding two direct weekly calls at Ain Sokhna, Egypt and Aqaba, Jordan as from week...

Ports of Auckland seeks consent for deeper channel

Ports of Auckland (POAL) has applied to Auckland Council for consent to deepen the city's shipping channel and a resource consent hearing on the...

Marseille Fos port focuses on LNG bunkering operations

Port of Marseille Fos has announced its aim to become the liquefied natural gas (LNG) hub in the Mediterranean, following the completion of a...

Valenciaport proceeds with eco-friendly project

The Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) has put out to tender the supply, installation and configuration of environmental control equipment within the framework of...

Alsace Rotterdam Express adds a second RWG call

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has announced that the Alsace Rotterdam Express has added a second stop at the RWG terminal on the Maasvlakte...

Young Brothers’ barge loses 21 containers off Hawaii

The Hawaii-based shipping company, Young Brothers (YB), has confirmed that its container barge Ho Omaka Hou, towed by the company's 1991-built tug Hoku Loa,...

CMA CGM and Hapag-Lloyd introduce new rates in July and August

Hapag-Lloyd will implement a general rate increase (GRI) in the eastbound trade from East Asia to all US and Canadian destinations as of 1...

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