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Van der Vlist ship 2400 tonnes to Algeria

Just before Christmas Van der Vlist shipped 2400 tonnes of construction equipment to Algeria. Although shipments to Algeria suffered from a drop due to changed import legislation Van der Vlist shipped just over 11000 tonnes of equipment to Algeria in 2015. Shipments to Algeria are generally part of door-to-door or door-to-port transports.For these transports,  Van...

Strategic Realignment for Liebherr Maritime Cranes

Liebherr Maritime Cranes has announced elements of its strategic realignment to further increase performance, focus on new growth areas and improve operational efficiency across their entire maritime portfolio. As of January 2016, design, sales and customer service for mobile harbour cranes, reachstackers, ship cranes as well as offshore cranes will operate out of their maritime production site in...

Rotterdam also selected for NYK’s breakbulk

From 1 January 2016 on, NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers’ Europe-Far East Service will also use Rotterdam as its port of call for loading and unloading breakbulk. NYK has opted for a ‘one stop shop’ solution that efficiently concentrates its different freight flows in a single port. While Rotterdam already served as NYK’s port...

APM Terminals Gothenburg Welcomes World’s Largest Container Ship

The MSC Maya, the fourth of 20 Oscar-Class Ultra-Large Container Ships (ULCS), arrived at APM Terminals Gothenburg on December 21 from the Port of Bremerhaven as part of the regular port rotation of the Maersk Line/Mediterranean Shipping Company AE-2/Swan Far East/North Europe Service in the 2M alliance. With a published capacity of 19,224 TEUs,...

P&O Ferries posts Dover-Calais freight record

P&O Ferries says it carried more freight between Dover and Calais in 2015 than in any previous year in its modern history and expects demand for cross-Channel transport to continue to increase. The ferry company’s six ships on the English Channel transported 1,340,317 units of freight during the 12-month period − a 22% year-on-year...

Zeeland Seaports will not increase port tariffs

Recently Zeeland Seaports announced its port tariffs for seagoing vessels will remain unchanged from 2015. In addition, a substantial 15% discount will be introduced on season tickets for inland shipping. This is just one component Zeeland Seaports offers to make the port more attractive to the market and also give businesses in the port some support during these early...

The largest ship ever to have operated in Colombia calls at TCBuen

TCBuen, the Colombian terminal belonging to the Spanish Grup TCB, received the largest container vessel ever to have operated in Colombia. The M/V Maersk Edinburgh, which covers the AC2 service of Danish shipping giant Maersk Line connecting China and South Korea with the Pacific Coast of Central America. With yesterday’s operation, the Port of Buenaventura has become the...

Port of Salalah Opens New General Cargo and Liquid Bulk Terminal

The Port of Salalah, a major Arab Gulf regional gateway port and transshipment hub on the Arabian Sea, has inaugurated a new deep-water General Cargo and Liquid Bulk Terminal, adding 20 million tonnes of dry cargo and six million tonnes of liquid bulk cargo annual handling capacity. The 1266 metre quay offers two 320...

New weekly CMA CGM reefer service in Zeebrugge

As from January 2016, a Caribbean CMA CGM service will make a weekly call in Zeebrugge. The North Europe French West Indies (NEFWI) service mainly imports fruit from the Caribbean. Reefer vessel CMA CGM Fort Saint Louis will make the first call on 19 January 2016. In total, four CMA CGM vessels with a capacity of 2.260...

A fresh breeze on the North Atlantic

Shipowner ACL is renewing its ConRo fleet on Transatlantic services between North America and Europe by bringing the first of five new and innovative ConRo vessels of the next G4 generation into service with the Atlantic Star. She will be cleared for the first time in the Port of Hamburg at O’Swaldkai on 18...

Kalmar awarded large repeat order of fifteen all-electric RTGs

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed a third large order for additional fifteen all-electric rubber-tyred gantry cranes with Piraeus Container Terminal (PCT) S.A. in Greece, a wholly-owned subsidiary of COSCO Pacific Limited. The value of the order is approximately EUR 20 million. Kalmar’s previous deliveries to the terminal consisted of 12 all-electric RTGs in...

Pinsent Masons Lands On GBP 400 Million Aberdeen Harbour Project

Aberdeen Harbour has appointed Pinsent Masons as legal adviser for its proposed Harbour Expansion Project. Pinsent Masons will advise on procurement, construction, funding, planning, environmental and property issues relating to the GBP 410 million proposed project located south of the existing Aberdeen Harbour. The Nigg Bay facility is included in the Scottish Government’s National...

Terex Port Solutions Strengthens its Position in the Asia Pacific Region

Terex Port Solutions (TPS) continues to systematically strengthen its position in the Asia Pacific region with four new mobile harbour cranes. Two additional Terex Gottwald Model 6 mobile harbour cranes from the large crane family, ordered earlier this year, have been in use in the Port of Napier on New Zealand’s North Island since November....

Terex Port Solutions Xiames Received Important Service Order

Manila North Harbour Port, Inc. (MNHPI) has selected Terex Port Solutions (TPS) for an important retrofit service order for the Philippines. Skilled TPS technicians will install a new electrical and control system on two ship-to-shore cranes (STS) for MNHPI who will profit from modern control functions and greater future security for spare parts for...

City of Burgas opens Maritime Simulator Centre

In line with the expansion of the port of Burgas, the City of Burgas and its association of environmental organisations opened a new simulator centre for maritime training in the region. The maritime simulator centre was developed as part of a EU project to provide enhanced training of fishermen and post graduation of mariners in Bulgaria. As the second-largest...

Broad industry coalition offers clarity on new container weighing regulations

The World Shipping Council (WSC), the TT Club, the International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA), and the Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) jointly released a new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document to address issues arising from the new container weighing regulations due to take effect globally on 1 July 2016. The amendments to the SOLAS...

BMT to Assist Nicaragua Canal Developers in Optimising Design, Vessel Operations and Port Strategy

BMT Asia Pacific and BMT ARGOSS, subsidiaries of BMT Group Ltd, have been appointed by Hong Kong Nicaragua Canal Development Group (HKND) to undertake a series of marine and port assessments for the Nicaragua Canal. BMT will assist the development and validation of the Canal’s design and operations through a structured framework. “Our Study will seek to articulate...

ABB to automate more DP World terminals

ABB will deliver automation and remote control solutions to the underway Terminal 4 operated by the global marine terminal operator DP World in Dubai, UAE. The first phase of the new Terminal 4 will add capacity worth 3.1 million TEU by 2018 in Jebel Ali. This capacity will be achieved with 13 ship to...

Salalah Announces New CMA CGM Service Calls

The Port of Salalah, a major Arab Gulf region gateway port and transshipment hub on the Arabian Sea, has announced that French-based CMA CGM, the world’s third-largest container shipping line, will add two new weekly services to East Africa, and Europe, beginning the first week of December: the Noura Express and the EPIC service....

Port of Felixstowe Logistics Park Receives Planning Consent

The first phase of a 1.4 million square foot logistics park at the Port of Felixstowe has received planning permission. The approval covers the first four warehouses to be built as part of the scheme at the Port of Britain. The four warehouses consented as part of Phase 1 provide nearly 1 million square...

Developing the next generation container securing systems

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, and Maersk Line, part of the Maersk Group, have agreed to cooperate on the development of the next generation of container securing systems. MacGregor, provider of cargo and load handling solutions, and Maersk have had a cooperation within securing systems since the container ship sizes started to grow from feeder...

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Project Cargo Network Launch New Blog

Project Cargo Network, one of the world’s leading groups of heavy lift specialists, has launched a new online blog. Now live at http://projectcargoblog.com, the blog offers visitors the chance to browse case studies and updates on the latest projects from our 220+ Specialist Members situated in 100+ countries, as well as the chance to post...

SCCT prepares to boost vessel traffic with 24-hour Access

At a ceremony held at the Suez Canal Authority’s (SCA) training centre in Ismailia, Vice Admiral Mohab Mamish, the Head of the SCA, formally approved the construction of a new 9.5 km long, 17 metre deep and 250 metre wide access channel to Port Said East which will permit uninterrupted vessel traffic to the Suez Canal...

ICTSI opens MICT Yard 7

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) inaugurated Yard 7 of the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) including the commissioning of four new rubber tired gantries (RTG).  Part of MICT’s PhP5 billion expansion project, Yard 7 adds substantial capacity to the terminal now at 2.75 million TEUs from 2.5 million TEUs.  This not only addresses...