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Sunday, October 22, 2017

GATEWAY TERMINALS

GTI Orders 11 Kalmar E-One+ RTGs

Kalmar Industries, part of Cargotec Corporation, has made an agreement to supply eleven of its E-One+ rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes to Gateway Terminals India (GTI) at . This latest order, delivery of which will commence in January 2009, follows on from a contract to supply GTI with 29 E-One RTGs delivered in 2006.

Thamesport’s Woes Signal U.K. Ports Shake Up

Aerial view of Hutchison Port Holdings controlled London Thamesport container terminal (Photo: Drewry)

Following Evergreen’s recent consolidation of its U.K. cargo handling needs at Felixstowe, the news that Hapag-Lloyd, OOCL and NYK intend to switch their transatlantic services to Southampton will leave Thamesport with no deep sea services. Whilst a return of some deep sea traffic might occur, Thamesport appears to be the first casualty of the impending shake up in U.K. deep sea container ports brought about by the combination of bigger ships

Montreal Gateway Terminals Implement Navis TOS

Port of Montreal image: credit the Port

Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership (MGT) and Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation announce the successful implementation of the Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS) at MGT. The implementation was a migration from Navis’ legacy software SPARCS and an internally developed data host system to N4, Navis’ latest generation terminal operating system. Located in close proximity to strategic markets in the U.S. and Canada, MGT has an annual TEU capacity in excess of 1

NOL Appoints Tom Behrens-Sørensen to Board

NOL Group announced thatTom Behrens-Sørensen will join its board of directors July 1 and will serve as a member of both the Executive Resource and Compensation Committee and the Enterprise Risk Management Committee. A shipping veteran with more than three decades of international experience, Mr. Behrens-Sørensen has a distinguished track record as a business first-mover in Europe, Australia and across Asia – particularly in India and China.

ICTSI Chairman Visits Basra Gateway Terminal

Construction underway fro the new BGT Quay

  Enrique K. Razon Jr., International Container Terminal Services Inc.(ICTSI) chairman and president, recently visited Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT), ICTSI’s subsidiary in the port of Umm Qasr, Iraq. Razon personally inspected the continuing upgrade works in Berth 20, the existing facility in Umm Qasr’s North Port where ICTSI started operations in November 2014. He also inspected the piling works taking place opposite ICTSI’s existing terminal where ICTSI is

Sri Lanka to Establish Terminal for Cruise Ships

Colombo Port. Image by Sri Lanka Ports Authority

 A fully-fledged cruise terminal is to be set up at Colombo port given the increasing number of calls by cruise vessels, according to Lakdas Panagoda, chairman of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA).   The SLPA plans to convert the Bandaranaike Quay (BQ) of Colombo port into a “fully-fledged international cruise terminal,” Panagoda said. This was one of the initiatives taken by the SLPA during the new administration in the past six months, he said.  

JNPort Takes Steps to Regularise Traffic - GTI Shutdown

Gateway Terminals India (GTI)

  As Gateway Terminals India (GTI) (one of the private terminal at JNPort, a JV between APM Terminals (APMT) and state-owned rail operator Container Corporation of India) is facing shutdown in operations due to the strike of contractor's employees engaged by Cargotek handling yard crane operations demanding their absorption in GTI pay roll, JNPort has made an all-out effort to regularise the traffic in and around the port.  

Mobile Crane for ICTSI Congo

Matadi Gateway Terminal (MGT), the new container and general cargo terminal on the Congo River, DR Congo, has received the first of two new mobile cranes scheduled to go into service at the terminal.   The Terex Model 5 crane is the largest member of the medium size crane family available from Terex Port Solutions and was delivered fully erect on-board the m/v BBC ODER which commenced its voyage from Antwerp, Belgium.  

'World's Greenest Containership' Calls Red Sea Gateway

Al Nefud (Photo: UASC)

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) and Red Sea Gateway Terminal (RSGT) celebrated the world’s greenest ultra-large container vessel 18,800TEU M.V. Al Nefud during its maiden call to RSGT at Jeddah Islamic Port today. The event was attended by Dr. Nabeel Al-Amudi, President of the Saudi Ports Authority and Chairman of UASC, Mr. Waleed Al Dawood, COO at UASC and Mohammed Al-Mudarres, CEO at Saudi Industrial Services Company (SISCO)

Maher to Invest in Prince Rupert Port Expansion

Tugs escort a container vessel to Fairview Container Terminal

  Maher Terminals Holding Corp., the operator of the Port of Prince Rupert’s Fairview Container Terminal, today announced its decision to proceed with expansion of the 7-year-old facility, increasing its container capacity by 500,000 TEUs to accommodate growing container volumes and further enhancing the Canadian gateway’s growing role in North American trans-Pacific trade. “Intermodal customers have been capitalizing on the advantages of Prince Rupert as part of

APL Adds Eagle GO to Suite of Eagle Guaranteed Services

Photo: APL

 As the Trans-Pacific trading season heats up, APL today launched the new Eagle GO Guaranteed product. A first-of-its-kind ocean freight guarantee, it promises equipment and vessel space on board all APL’s North America-destined services that directly call Shanghai, Ningbo and Yantian in China; as well as Cai Mep in Vietnam.   “APL’s Eagle GO Guaranteed seeks to address the concerns of equipment and vessel space shortages as the Trans-Pacific trading season goes

DP World to Expand in African Market

DP World Jebel Ali. Photo: DP World

 DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem has met with Senegalese President Macky Sall as part of a tour of West and North Africa to confirm development of infrastructure projects in the country.   The discussions, attended by Prime Minister Mohammed Dionne and senior government officials, confirmed the plan for Port Du Futur with construction to start before the end of 2018 together with agreement on land allocation for the associated freezone.  

Rolls-Royce, Inmarsat Sign Ink Energy Management Deal

Photo courtesy of Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce and Inmarsat have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to have the option to make the company’s Energy Management system available via Inmarsat Maritime’s Fleet Xpress high-speed broadband service.   With data collected from a multitude of ship control systems and equipment sensors, Energy Management 2.0 reduces energy consumption and supports environmental compliance as well as allowing for the benchmarking of efficiency against historical performance.   

JNPCT Wins “Container Terminal of the Year” Award, 2017

Photo: Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal

 Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT) was awarded “Container Terminal of the Year” Award for the above 0.6 million TEUs category at The Gateway Awards 2017 held at Mumbai.   The Jawaharlal Nehru Port owned JNPCT won the award for its proactive strategies to ease congestion, smooth delivery of containers and revamping of infrastructure to support trade amidst adverse conditions.   

Smart Ships: Inmarsat, Samsung Heavy Industries Partner

Ronald Spithout, Inmarsat Maritime President (Photo: Inmarsat)

Satellite communications services provider Inmarsat said it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), establishing a relationship to leverage the ‘smart ship’ connectivity offered by Fleet Xpress at the vessel construction stage.    The agreement envisages the South Korean yard installing Inmarsat-approved terminal hardware and offering applications to cover remote machinery diagnostics and CCTV services

HMM’s Cargo Processing at Busan Port Hit Record

Graph: Hyundai Merchant Marine

 Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) announced that its cargo processing at Busan Port, the largest sea gateway in Korea, has hit a new record.   HMM handled 167,018 TEUs of cargo through the port in July, increased by 93 percent year-over-year.  HMM has previously set a record of handling over 150 thousand TEUs in Busan Port in April and successfully set a new record of handling over 160 thousand TEUs after just three months.  

Pentalver to Expand Container Facility at DP World London

Photo: DP World

 Pentalver Transport Limited has commenced work on Phase two of its container facility at DP World London Gateway.  Work started to expand the container yard, located on Berth Seven of the logistics hub, on Monday, August 15.   Pentalver opened the first phase of the facility in 2015, following a successful interim operation in support of customers who has commenced container operations at the new port.  

Ghana Ports, IBISTEK JV for Multipurpose Terminal

Photo: Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority.

 The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) has offered a concession to  IBISTEK Limited, a Ghanaian firm towards the development and operations of a container and multi-purpose terminal at the Port of Takoradi.    This is part of the Port Authority’s Master Plan and development efforts to equip the Port of Takoradi for future demands.    The concession related project works and installations will be executed at a cost of $370million

APM Terminals Tangier Celebrates 10 years in Morocco

Photo: Maersk Line

 APM Terminals Tangier welcomed the Munich Maersk, one of the world’s largest container vessels, as it made its maiden call to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the largest and most modern terminal facility in North Africa.   APM Terminals Tangier is one of the most important transfer points of global trade. In addition to handling Moroccan import and export cargo, the terminal manages and transfers cargo for onward destinations in Africa, Latin America and beyond. 

CMA CGM Signs Pact with Port of Kribi

Photo: CMA CGM

The CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce that on July 25, 2017, the official signing ceremony for the concession agreement of the new container terminal was held in Kribi, Cameroon, chaired by the Minister for Transport, Edgar Alain Mébé Ngo’o.   Following an international call to tenders, the consortium of the French groups CMA CGM and Bolloré Transport & Logistics as well as the Chinese group CHEC

DP World, Indonesian Government Sign Pact to Develop Ports

Photo: DP World

 DP World and Indonesian government and port officials signed an agreement to advise on the development of the Kuala Tanjung greenfield port and logistics zone and Belawan port in North Sumatra.   As part of a Technical Assistance Contract, DP World will share its expertise and experience in increasing efficiencies, training and development for employees and developing multi-modal transport hubs.   

CMA CGM Sells L.A. Box Terminal Stake

File Image (CREDIT: AdobeStock / (c) Ginton)

French container shipping firm CMA CGM said on Monday it had agreed to sell a 90 percent stake in a Los Angeles terminal to infrastructure funds for $817 million in cash.   CMA CGM will retain a 10 percent interest in the Global Gateway South terminal after the deal with funds EQT Infrastructure and its partner P5 Infrastructure, the company said in a statement.   The terminal came under CMA CGM's ownership through its 2015 takeover of Singapore's Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), a $2

India's Largest Box Port Hit by Cyber Attack

File Image: CREDIT Trelleborg

Operations at one of three terminals at India's largest container port JNPT, near the commercial hub of Mumbai, have been disrupted by the global ransomware attack, the port said on Wednesday.   The affected terminal is operated by Danish shipping giant AP Moller-Maersk, which said on Tuesday that the cyber attack had caused outages in its computer systems globally.   Clients were notified on Wednesday morning that vessel operations at the terminal would be hit and that the

Ever Sigma Discharges 9 millionth TEU at Los Angeles Port

Photo: Port of Los Angeles

 Evergreen Line’s Ever Sigma container ship discharged the 9 millionth TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) to pass through the Port of Los Angeles in the span of 12 months, setting a new annual record for the most container throughput of any port in the western hemisphere.   "Nine million TEUs is a major milestone for Los Angeles, and it’s only fitting that Evergreen Line, a longstanding customer, discharged the box that set this new Western Hemisphere record

Port of Sohar Opens New Auto Gate System

Photo: Sohar Port and Freezone

 As the container terminal operator at Sohar Port in Oman, Hutchison Ports is taking its next bold step towards modernisation and full automation, with the launch of its new Auto Gate system at Terminal C.    The Terminal already features remote-controlled quayside cranes capable of handling next generation 20,000 TEU vessels.   “Auto Gate promises to make container shipments at Hutchison Ports SOHAR even faster and more secure

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