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Suez Canal Access Channel is Officially Opened

Completed within just three months, the new 8.5 km access channel directly links the East Port Said port complex to the Mediterranean Sea, eliminating the need for vessels heading to the Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT) to wait 6-8 hours for a time window between vessel convoys transiting the canal. This means that the...

APM Terminals Opens New Medical Center for Truckers

Nhava Sheva, Mumbai Port, staffed with an in-house doctor, will provide free diagnosis, basic medical assistance and medicines as a resource available to the 2,200 outside truckers who serve India’s largest container port on a daily basis. As part of the company’s ongoing commitment to India’s increasingly important trade and transportation industry, and the...

Milestones Reached at Teesport

PD Ports, owners and operators of Teesport, the UK’s third largest port by volume, has completed Phase two of a quay reconstruction project to support further growth at the Port. To celebrate this milestone, which will bring opportunities for importers and exporters serving Northern UK markets, Lord Heseltine formally declared the Quay ‘open for...

Port of Rotterdam offers solution to listing vessel in Bilbao

Following Smit Salvage’s spectacular salvage of the stricken ship, Modern Express, in the Gulf of Biscay, another Rotterdam company is now involved in this rescue operation. The Koninklijke Roeiers Vereeniging Eendracht (KRVE) (Royal Boatmen Association Eendracht) are using their innovative ShoreTension system to right the vessel so that unloading can start. Modern Express, a...

New Productivity Records Set at Port of Santos

Brasil Terminal Portuário (BTP), began the New Year with the establishment of two new productivity records. On February 10 while working the 6328 TEU capacity MSC Geneva, 206 moves per hour (MPH) were achieved while handling 1,980 containers, representing 44 crane moves per hour (MPH), surpassing the previous record of 35 crane MPH set in...

e-Forms Speed Container Traffic at APM Terminals Mumbai

APM Terminals Mumbai became the first Indian container terminal to go paperless by providing shipping lines electronically with the required Export Form 13 for export containers entering the terminal by truck. Building upon the success of the Export e-Form 13, APM Terminals Mumbai has also introduced an ‘Online Import Delivery Process’ to simplify and...

RDM Rotterdam to acquire a ‘Fieldlab’ with 3D metal printers

The port of Rotterdam will be acquiring its own ‘Additive Manufacturing Fieldlab’ with 3D metal printers. RDM Rotterdam will acquire metal printers and a centre for the development of knowledge in the area of metal printing, 3D scanning, 3D design and certification. This Fieldlab will provide port-related companies with a collective location to accelerate...

The 1st new Liebherr Reachstacker started its daily duty in the Port of Ravenna

Liebherr Maritime Cranes delivered a LRS 545, the first model out of the new reachstacker series, to the Italian Port of Ravenna. Innovative products emerge more often as a result of cross-sectoral combination of technologies and design. The LRS 545 is the latest cargo handling solution from Liebherr and as such benefits not only...

PEMA highlights the danger of fatigue cracks on container cranes

The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA), the global industry body for port equipment and technology, has published a new information paper on the structural examination of container handling cranes in ports and terminals. The paper is designed to increase understanding of the risks posed by fatigue failure, highlight the importance of structural examination and give practical...

Succes story for Terex in the Baltic region

In the recent past, Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has expanded its business presence in diesel-electric Terex Gottwald mobile harbour cranes in the Baltic region. Since mid-2014, TPS has delivered several machines to a range of locations in the area, and now the Swedish company SCA Logistics AB (SCA) has ordered a Model 6 mobile harbour crane...

Seven Seas announces the opening of a new branch in Port of Den Helder

In a move to further increase its presence in the North Sea and provide truly integrated “concierge of the port” services, Seven Seas has expanded its presence in The Netherlands with the opening of a new branch and warehouse in Port of Den Helder. The new 450sqm warehouse is located in a premium location,...

PEMA and the future of container weighing

The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association, (PEMA), the global industry body for port equipment and technology, has, through its Safety & Environment Committee, and together with ICHCA International, other NGOs and regulatory bodies, taken a pro-active role in the debate surrounding the upcoming legislation on container weighing due to enter into force on July 1, 2016. “We...

APM Terminals Mumbai Introduces Solar Power

On 1 February APM Terminals Senior Vice President Peder Sondergaard officially inaugurated a new solar power initiative at APM Terminals Mumbai, the busiest container terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNP), at the Port of Mumbai, serving India’s commercial and financial hub. As part of the clean solar energy project, solar panels have been installed on...

Successful partnership delivers 254 tonnes barge

WWL ALS’s seafreight team in Moerdijk the Netherlands has successfully carried out an intra Moroccan transport of a 282 tonnes weighing desalination barge with dimensions: L: 30,00 X W: 11,5m X H: 5,50m. This movement was carried out with close cooperation through the WWL group agent and a local partnership – Transports Marocains. The barge was...

New CLdN service between Zeebrugge and the Port of Hirtshals in Denmark

Mid February, the shipping company CLdN starts up a service between Zeebrugge in Belgium and the Port of Hirtshals in northern Denmark. By calling the Port of Hirtshals, CLdN will establish a direct connection between Northern Denmark and Zeebrugge. In parallel, a cooperation with Fjord Line and Color Line will also create a connection...

Zeeland Seaports gets new weekly liner service to Ecuador

Commencing on 3 February, shipping line Star Reefers will begin operating a new weekly liner service from Vlissingen to Ecuador, for containers and other cargo. The existing Saint Petersburg-Ecuador service will make an interim stop in the port of Vlissingen to take on board return cargo. Star Reefers has been operating a successful service between Ecuador...

APM Terminals finalises Cartagena Joint Venture

APM Terminals and Colombian-based port and terminal operating company, Compañia de Puertos Asociados S.A. (Compas S.A.) have finalized the incorporation of Cartagena Container Terminal Operator (CCTO), a new joint venture which will manage and operate Compas S.A.’s existing multipurpose facility in Cartagena, Colombia. APM Terminals will hold a 51% majority share in the operation,...

New Maersk fruit service to Hamburg

The Frucht- und Kühl-Zentrum (fruit and refrigeration centre) of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) has acquired an additional weekly call. The first call was on 25 January. It marks the beginning of handling operations at O’Swaldkai for shipping company Maersk’s new service. On board are Colombian bananas and other fruits bound for Europe....

Royal IHC Sells Two Beagle 8 TSHDs

Royal IHC has announced that the Adani Group has signed a contract for two IHC Beagle 8 trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHDs). These two 8,000m3 standardised IHC Beagle series, are designed and built by IHC using over a century of dredging experience. The IHC Beagle series achieves high levels of efficiency and maximum uptime as...

Bakker Repair + Services rewinds bow thruster on Maasdam cruise ship

  For more than 140 years, Holland America Line has been taking guests to exotic destinations around the world. During one of her travels, the cruise ship Maasdam experienced bow thruster problems. Holland America Line requested Bakker Repair + Services’s assistance to resolve this situation and a service engineer quickly traveled to Canada to...

Wärtsilä and Cavotec to Develop World’s First Marine Wireless Charging and Mooring Concept

An agreement has been signed between Wärtsilä and Cavotec to jointly develop the world’s first combined induction charging and automatic mooring concept. Wärtsilä has developed a wireless charging system based on inductive power transfer. Cavotec provides automated mooring systems for various types of vessels, as well as shore power and reel systems. By combining...

DSV Acquires UTi Worldwide Inc.

DSV’s acquisition of UTi Worldwide Inc. has now been completed with the approval of UTi shareholders and competition authorities. Jens Bjørn Andersen, CEO of DSV, comments: “We are proud to welcome customers and employees of UTi to DSV. I have no doubt that the combination of DSV and UTi is a recipe for success;...

Port of Den Helder starts Kooyhaven industrial estate development

On 25 January, partners Dura Vermeer and De Vries & Van der Wiel will begin the Kooyhaven development with initial work involving the application of the so-called preload layer, to allow settlement of the surface of the harbour basin and the public quayside. The industrial estate, intended specifically for port-related activities is in close proximity...

Broekman Logistics expands warehousing capacity with 34,000m2

Broekman Logistics, a global logistics player in the field of Forwarding & Shipping, Warehousing & Distribution and Breakbulk Terminals has signed a long-term contract with Dudok Real Estate to expand its warehousing capacity with 34,000m2 at the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam, which amounts to a total of more than 250,000m2. Besides renting 22,000m2 of warehouse...

Damen’s Ballast Water Treatment Solution en Route for Type Approval

Damen’s unique mobile ballast water discharge technology InvaSave is an innovative solution that will help pave the way for compliance in ports and is on track to obtain IMO type approval as it enters into the last phase of certification by the Dutch flagstate. The InvaSave technology has been successfully tested in various representative challenging...