• UK shipping company announces rebrand after massive investment

    Portico has been revealed as the new brand for Portsmouth based shipping and cargo handling company, known previously as MMD Shipping Services. As a deep-sea port, with excellent transport links by road, rail and sea, Portico has secured £15m worth of investment over the next 10 years, which will dr…

  • Global Ship Lease signs new charter with Hapag-Lloyd

    Global Ship Lease, Inc. (“GSL” or the “Company”), a containership charter owner, has agreed a three-year charter with Hapag-Lloyd for the 2015-built, 9,115 TEU containership UASC Al Khor. The new charter is in direct continuation of the current charter and is expected to commence in June, 2019, with…

  • MSC, Contship Italia in talks for the largest Italian container terminal

    MSC discusses with Contship Italia in order to acquire 50% shares in CSM Italia Gate, the company that controls MCT – Medcenter Container Terminal. In addition to this, MCT is the concessionaire of the container terminal activities in the port of Gioia Tauro where MSC is already a partner and …

  • HMM, CNC and RCL merge their services

    Regional Container Lines (RCL), with its partners CNC and HMM merge RCL’s current RBC5 with the CSE service from CNC and HMM into a 6 x 1,700 TEU sized vessels covering: Ningbo (Sun) Shanghai (Tue) Ho Chi Minh (Mon) Manila North (Saturday) Shanghai (Thu) Shanghai (Fri) Ningbo (Sat) Laem Chabang (Sun…

  • 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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AAPA releases “State of Freight IV” report

Fourth report in infrastructure series focuses on enhancing port security, supply chain In the latest report in its “The State of Freight” infrastructure series, U.S. member ports of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) – the unified and recognized voice of America’s seaports – identified nearly …

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Terminal Puerto Arica implements N4

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, and the provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for the world’s leading organizations across the shipping supply chain, announced that Terminal Puerto Arica (TPA) has successfully gone live with the N4 terminal operating system to better manage …

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Vizag port takes advantage from solar power

It is the only major port in India to achieve the feat, says VPT official Having achieved the incremental growth during the current fiscal year three months ahead of the schedule, the Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT) has earned a unique distinction of being the only …

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Cargofive: Traditional freight forwarders under threat by 5 types of companies

Cargofive’s article: With the uprising of digital transformation, traditional freight forwarders are being threatened by five types of companies. There are now startups, suppliers, and even customers using new technologies to develop many business models that improve the customer experience and the operations’ efficiency. These new digital …

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New Walvis Bay container terminal to be ready mid-year

Walvis Bay and its port users are gearing up and looking forward to the completion of the multi-billion dollar construction of the container terminal at the harbour. The N$4,2 billion expansion project is expected to be completed and commissioned by the middle of this year. …

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Ice jam stops in Montreal – Ships leave the port

Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers brought in to tackle 13-kilometre long ice jam stranding ships After four days marooned due to a massive ice jam in the St. Lawrence River, eight ships were able to leave the Port of Montreal Saturday (Jan. 27) morning to complete …

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Crane falls onto Evergreen vessel at the Port of Vancouver

The main container terminal at the Port of Vancouver remains closed after a crane came down on a vessel Monday (Jan. 28) morning. A spokesperson for GCT Global Container Terminals Inc. confirmed to Global News that during berthing Monday morning, at around 4 a.m., a vessel …

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Schmitz Cargobull brings container chassis back

January 2019 – Container transport is regarded as the backbone of global supply chains. Almost all packaged goods arrive by container into European sea ports. Flexibility and speed, above all, are what matter with commercial transport. “Container chassis are a key component of the solution …

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GSL teams up with Kongstein

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Kongstein (Norway/Germany) and Green Shipping Line (United States).  Together the companies will provide a complete offshore wind farm supply solution in the United States which will include consultancy services, a U.S. Jones Act compliant shuttle service as well as …

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India tests new alternative routes

First cargo of five containers weighing 22 tons each and carrying Moong Beans from Afghanistan through Chabahar Port in Iran is expected to reach India in a month or so. The delivery of these five container cargos will be carried out under the International Road …

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General Average declared for Yantian Express

On January 25, 2019, General Average was formally declared by the owners of the vessel Yantian Express v108E in the EC5 service string. The declaration of General Average is the result of the fire on deck of the Yantian Express and the subsequent firefighting efforts …

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Maersk Line to introduce new PSS

Maersk is introducing the Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) for ALL 20DRY and ALL 40DRY containers in United Arab Emirates to Abidjan, CI, Dakar, SN, Lome, TG and Tema, GH, effective 15-February-2019. The tariff levels are as follows: Surcharge code Origin Destination Commodity Currency ALL_40_DRY PSS UAE Abidjan MACHINERY, AUTOMOBILE AND …

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NWSA releases an Economic Impact Report

Fourth largest container gateway in the US provides nearly $6B across Washington state SEATTLE—The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) released an economic impact report detailing the benefits of marine cargo to the state of Washington. The combined ports of Seattle and Tacoma make up the fourth-largest …

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MSC heavily invests in Portugal’s largest dry port

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company through its freight operator Medway in Iberia, is making a significant investment in the construction of Portugal’s largest dry port to address the growing needs of exporters and shippers in the north of the country. This new railway station at Lousado …

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Additional container tracking fees in Liberia

LIBERIA, MONROVIA – The National Port Authority (NPA) has signed a container tracking deal with Global Tracking and Maritime Solutions, Liberia – a company chased out of Sierra Leone for allegedly defrauding the Sierra Leonean government over US$11 million. Based on the agreement, GMT Solutions would be …

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Gdynia: Port’s entrance extension

The end of last year was exceptionally dynamic in the Port of Gdynia. In the last weeks of 2018. an agreement was signed between PGA SA and the Ministry of National Defense regarding the modernization of the northern spur, constituting an element of entry from the aisport …

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CEVA Logistics rejects CMA CGM takeover offer

Baar, Switzerland, 28 January 2019 – CMA CGM on 26 November 2018 announced a public tender offer for all publicly held registered shares of CEVA Logistics AG, Baar, Switzerland («CEVA») with a nominal value of CHF 0.10 each. Today, CMA CGM has published its prospectus …

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Dole closes its facility in Costa Rica

Most of company’s container operations now handled by Moín Container Terminal operator APM Terminals Dole has closed its facility at the container terminal at the port of Limón in Costa Rica with the loss of 240 jobs. The multinational said in a press release that …

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