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World’s largest ships now even bigger and bound for the Port of Gothenburg

The giants of the ocean are continuing to grow. Mediterranean Shipping Company is currently launching ships capable of carrying more than 19,000 containers. In December they will begin calling at the Port of Gothenburg. The first to arrive will be the newly christened MSC Maya. “We are extremely pleased that MSC will be sailing...

Reaching out to Georgia

Van der Vlist have recently completed the transport and shipment of a reach stacker and parts out to Georgia. The 8 metre long, 4,2 metre wide and 3,8 metre high main machine was taken to a northern European port, where it was strapped to a flatrack for shipment out to the port in Georgia....

Rotterdam Port Authority applauds ExxonMobil’s investment

ExxonMobil’s investment in its refinery in the Botlek demonstrates a high level of confidence in the oil sector in Rotterdam. The Port Authority stresses the importance of the refining and petrochemical industry in the port and in the region. “We foster the existing industry in our port. The refining and petrochemical industry form an essential...

Drilling platform towed into Port of Den Helder (The Netherlands) after twenty years

For the first time in twenty years, the Port of Den Helder welcomed the arrival of an imposing drilling platform on 29 September. The Paragon C462, weighing the equivalent of around six thousand cars, will be undergoing inspection and maintenance work in the Port of Den Helder over the next four to five months,...

DNV GL with first guidance on fiscal and quality measurements for LNG bunkering

Until now, there has been no international standard describing the methods for fiscal measurements and suitability for liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, despite the growing international market for small scale LNG bunkering. DNV GL’s updated Recommended Practice (RP) is the first industry guidance on how to perform quality measurements and quantity...

Maritime Awards presented during Maritime Awards Gala 2015

Five of the most important national maritime awards for shipping companies, shipyards, students, designers and suppliers have been presented during the Maritime Awards Gala 2015. The awards were handed out in the presence of over 850 guests, including the editors of Yellow & Finch Publishers, in a sold-out RDM Rotterdam complex. Dutch Minister of Infrastructure...

PD PORTS sees JDR expand service footprint at Port of Hartlepool

JDR has expanded its service footprint with PD Ports in Hartlepool to support its continued growth in the oil and gas and renewables sectors. JDR has been a tenant at the Port of Hartlepool since first acquiring 97,000 square foot (sq.ft.) of warehouse space in 2008 and subsequently transformed it in to a world-class...

MoorMaster automated mooring technology has won the Busch Vacuum Innovation Award 2015

Cavotec’s innovative MoorMaster automated mooring technology has won the Busch Vacuum Innovation Award 2015, for its use of Busch vacuum technology, the latest in a series of industry awards for MoorMaster. The Busch Vacuum Innovation Award recognises the work of companies and individuals who “have contributed vacuum technology innovations of particular value to mankind...

Hutchison Ports Thailand (HPT) Achieves Container Handling Milestone

Hutchison Ports Thailand (HPT) held an event on 21 October to mark the handling of 15 million twenty foot equivalent unit (TEU) of containers since the commencement of operations in 2002. The event, which was held at HPT’s Terminal C1C2 in Laemchabang Port, was attended by port officials, customers and other business partners who...

DNV GL releases new guideline on cargo liquefaction

DNV GL has published a guideline for the design and operation of vessels with bulk cargo that may liquefy. The guideline aims to raise the awareness of the risks of liquefaction and describes mitigating actions to reduce these risks. Many common bulk cargoes, such as iron ore fines, nickel ore and various mineral concentrates,...

APM Terminals Izmir Prepares for 2016 Opening

Final deliveries of remaining STS cranes and RTGs scheduled for December for 1st Quarter 2016 operations, creating Turkey’s newest container port with an annual capacity of 1.3 million TEUs, and ability to handle vessels of 16,000 TEUs. With the delivery of five Rubber-Tire Gantry Cranes (RTGs) and two Ship-to-Shore (STS) gantry cranes capable of handling...

New block train service from China to Moscow’s MANP terminal

MANP Terminal near Moscow, part of the GCS Group, has begun handling a new block train service bringing chemicals/chemical products from Urumqi in north-west China. The trains, operated by Transcontainer, a subsidiary of Russian Railways, carry 41 x 40ft containers of products for plastic production. The route transits through Kazakhstan and takes eight days. MANP...

Mauritius takes next step to become global bunker hub

The Government of Mauritius has taken the next steps to develop its capital and largest city Port Louis, into a global bunkering hub that will be able to export 1 million metric tons of bunker fuel and ultimately employ 25,000 people across the marine industry. The Minister of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries, Shipping...

APM Terminals Signs Agreements to Acquire 100% of Grup Maritim TCB

APM Terminals announces the agreement to purchase the remaining 39% shareholder of Grup Maritim TCB. On 8 September 2015, APM Terminals announced the agreement with Perez y Cia to acquire their majority share (61%) in Grup Maritim TCB. As a result, APM Terminals has agreed to acquire 100% of the issued shares and to...

Symbolic start of development at (Port of) Den Helder industrial estate

With the symbolic turning of the first turf, departing Director Piet-Hein Kolff and incoming interim Director Whitney Veen of the Port of Den Helder together with Kees Jan Tuin, Director of the contracting firm A. Tuin Den Helder marked the start of development of the Kooypunt IIIa industrial estate, on behalf of Total E&P...

Expanded yard at the MICT by yearend

Manila International Container Terminal Services (MICT) is set to finish the first stage expansion of Yard 7 before the year ends. Upon completion, Phase 1 development will increase the terminal’s existing import capacity by 18%.  The additional storage will be a key to optimising terminal utilisation. Pending the completion of the yard expansion, MICT...

Port of Gothenburg freezes port charges

The Gothenburg Port Authority has decided to leave the Port Tariff unchanged. As a result, the Port Tariff for 2016 will remain at the 2015 level. Magnus Kårestedt, Port of Gothenburg chief executive, said: “Our aim behind this move is to reinforce the growth of industry, shipping and the port.” All ships calling at...

Kalmar receives significant port equipment order from Colombia

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has won a significant order from its long standing customers Sociedad Portuaria Region de Cartagena S.A. (SPRC) and Terminal de Contenedores de Cartagena S.A. (Contecar) in Cartagena, Colombia. Both terminals are owned and managed by Port of Cartagena Group. The order includes a total of 23 rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) and 79...

Best for Rail

Hutchison Port Holdings Limited (HPH) subsidiary Barcelona Europe South Terminal (BEST) moved 15.000 TEU via rail in August, breaking its previous record of 13.000 TEU set in March of this year. During August BEST serviced nearly 300 trains, a 25% increase on its monthly average. The terminal is equipped with two Rail Mounted Gantry...

ICTSI Colombia gears for start in 2016

Sociedad Puerto Industrial de Aguadulce S.A. (SPIA), a unit of  International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) in Colombia, recently received four super post Panamax quay cranes (QC) and five rubber-tired gantries (RTG) as it enters the final stage of preparation for the operational launch in 2016 of the Aguadulce Multi-User Container Terminal (AMCT) at the Port...

First jointly developed handling solution at Henkel

Terex Port Solutions (TPS) together with the Terex Fuchs team in Bad Schönborn (Baden-Württemberg) for the first time commissioned a jointly developed custom bulk handling solution for use in an industrial company at Henkel AG & Co KGaA (Henkel) in Düsseldorf in July 2015. A Terex Fuchs SHL860D material handler with a cranked boom and a maximum...

UK P&I Club and TT Club welcome container weighing prior to loading onto ships

UK P&I Club and TT Club have welcomed the amendment to the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on the requirement that containers have a verified gross mass before being loaded onto a ship. The requirement becomes mandatory on 1 July 2016, after which date it would...

APM Terminals Wins Port Operator Award

For the second time in the past four years APM Terminals has received the coveted Port Operator Award at the annual Lloyd’s List Global Awards ceremony. APM Terminals has been named the winner of the 2015 Lloyd’s List Global Awards Port Operator Award in recognition of establishing new industry standards in the areas of...

The best port infrastructure in the world for four years

The Netherlands has the best port infrastructure in the world. This is what the World Economic Forum says in ‘The Global Competitiveness Report 2015-2016’. It is the fourth consecutive time that our country has come first. Like last year, Singapore came second and the United Arab Emirates held on to third place. Belgium remained...

APM Terminals Lázaro Cárdenas Receives Cranes

Scheduled to begin operations in 2016, the 1.2 million annual TEU capacity, semi-automated deep-water facility on Mexico’s Pacific Coast has taken delivery of some of the world’s largest and most technologically advanced STS cranes. The first three of the world’s largest and most technologically advanced Ship-to-Shore (STS) container cranes and two rail mounted cranes...