• Sudan, ICTSI unveil mega deal for South Port’s epxansion

    The Sudanese government will make 2.13 billion euros ($2.44 billion) over a 20 year period from a deal with Philippine port operator International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) to expand port capacity, a government official said. The deal aims to more than triple capacity at Port Sudan’s S…

  • Hapag-Lloyd improves South America – Asia service transit times

    Hapag-Lloyd’s South America – Asia / Loop 1 (AN1) Service will now offer faster transit times from Valparaíso to Hong Kong during the Chile Fruit Season 2019. A change of rotation will start in week 13 with the vessel MOL BRIGHTNESS (voyage 906W), ETA Valparaíso March 27 and will be exte…

  • Hyster to introduce hydrogen energy at Valencia Port

    Hyster Europe has announced it is developing 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 port will be the first in Europe to incorporate hydrogen energy in its operations. “An on-board H…

  • How Hong Kong firefighters battled fireballs sparked by charcoal-filled boxes in port (SCMP)

    Unusual situation sparked by cargo offloaded at Tuen Mun terminal, involving 11,000 bags of fine charcoal powder Containers caught fire at different times, requiring crews to empty all units While Hong Kong residents went about their daily business, a team of firefighters last month were toiling to …

  • Grande America sank: 2,000 cars, 365 containers on board – France began clean-up operation

    French authorities began a clean-up operation on Friday, March 15, after the Italian container ship “Grande America” sank off the French Atlantic Coast while carrying 2,200 tonnes of heavy fuel. Despite poor weather conditions, four ships began a clean-up operation on Friday afternoon. The 214-metre…

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