APM Terminals Starts Direct Rail Connection with Venlo
APM Terminals Maasvlakte II has set up a new rail shuttle to the Cabooter Terminal in Venlo. Under the new schedule, a total of three trains will be loading and unloading at this terminal every week.The trains will carry both import and export cargo. The new initiative doubles the number of rail connections between Rotterdam and Venlo’s Cabooter Terminal.“The shuttle to Venlo will help us to move containers more quickly from Rotterdam to the hinterland,” says Roy de Haan, APM’s Head of Commerce Management. “Venlo is an important logistics hub.
Maersk's Port Business Woos Customers with New Transport Services
Danish shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk's is betting on winning new customers for its port division by becoming a one-stop shop that can transport goods from factory to retailers' shelves. The move comes as Maersk, the world's biggest container shipper, is entering uncharted territory following its sale last year of most of its energy businesses. This marked a major shift of focus for the group towards transport and logistics. Last month, Maersk said it aimed to expand its port and transport services…
JNPT Records Growth of 5.76% in Container Handling
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), handled 3.9 lakh TEUs in the month of November 2017, while recording a growth of 5.76% in container handling for the period Apr-Nov2017 as compared to same period last year. Of the four terminals at JNPT, JNPCT handled 1.18 lakh TEUs, APM Terminal’s total stood at 1.66 lakh TEUs, DP World (comprising NSICT and NSIGT) together handled 1.06 lakh TEUs in the month of November 2017. The Direct Port Delivery initiative under ‘Ease of Doing Business’ has been steadily going up and in the month of November…
JNPT's Cargo Traffic Grows by 6.26%
The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), India's largest container port, further improved its performance in the first six months of the current financial year by recording a 6.26 per cent growth in container cargo in terms of TEUs (5.57% in terms of tonnage) by handling 2.4 million TEUs as compared to 2.26 million TUEs in the corresponding period of the previous year. Among the four terminals under JNPT, APM Terminal handled 9.90 lakh TEUSs, up 11.6per cent, while DP World too handled higher cargo at 6.25 lakh TEUs as compared to 5.94 lakh TEUs in the comparative period of the last year.
JNPT Registers 5.11% Growth in Container Traffic
India's largest container port Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT)registered a growth of 5.11 per cent in container traffic in the first quarter of 2017-18. According to a press statement, the JNPT handled 1.20 million TEUs in the first quarter of the current financial year as compared to 1.14 million TEUs in the corresponding quarter of the last financial year. Meanwhile, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT) handled 4.01 lakh TEUs during this period as against 3.99 lakh TEUs in the corresponding quarter of the last year, showing 0.5% growth.
Maersk: Too Early to Predict Financial Impact of Cyber Attack
Asia CEO said ports have resumed releasing cargo; will discuss settlement, liability issues with customers. Maersk said it was too early to predict the financial impact of last month's global Petya cyber attack that hit the shipping giant's computers and delayed cargoes, but added that normal operations had resumed at its ports. A.P. Moller-Maersk, Danish owner of the world's biggest container shipping line, operates 76 ports via its APM Terminal division and was one of the many firms hit by the ransomware virus along with Russia's Rosneft and advertising agency WPP.
The (Really) Big Lift
Cranes: much more than just critical equipment. At ZPMC, it means the supply chain itself. In post-Panamax world – that is to say one which includes an expanded, deepened and improved Panama Canal – there are many layers to the logistics onion. These include reinforced and improved berths and bollards, deepened blue water harbors, improved intermodal connections ashore and a reshuffling of ever larger tonnage for ports that can handle those ships. All of that is important, of course…
ZPMC gives Cranes a lift at APM LA Terminal
The tallest port crane in North America was recently raised to that height by ZPMC, which raised the crane 33 feet (10.08 meters) to prepare for Ultra-Large Container Vessels calling at APM Terminal’s Pier 400. In a landmark project that kicked off July 1, 2016, ZPMC NA is upgrading 10 cranes for APM Pier 400 Terminal. When complete, the cranes will be able to service ships carrying up to 20,000 twenty-foot equivalent containers (TEUs). Prior to this crane raise, the largest vessels that could be serviced at the Port of Los Angeles were 13,000 TEUs.
Container Weighing at 29 APM Locations
The Hague, Netherlands - With just 50 days until SOLAS Verified Gross Mass (VGM) comes into force APM Terminals is taking the lead to ensure a smooth transition into the new regulatory environment facing over 120 million containers entering the international supply chain. Under international law from 1st July, 2016 shippers are required to provide a VGM for every container before it can be loaded with the shipping line. In 2014, the International Maritime organization (IMO), the agency of the United Nations responsible for regulating international seaborne trade…
Maersk to Boost Investments in Ghana
Maersk Group says it is committed to a long-term partnership with Ghana, and will boost its investments in the country. Accroding to local media report, the Maersk Group Chief Executive Officer, Nils S. Andersen, revealed that Maersk is interested in playing an active role in Ghana’s growth through investments in trade, infrastructure and energy. “Together with our partners, we have committed $1.5billion to the expansion of the port in Tema which would create probably the largest and most modern terminal in sub Saharan Africa.
19 Kalmar Shuttle Carriers for APM Terminal in Italy
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received an order for 19 hybrid shuttle carriers from APM Terminals for their newest container terminal that is under construction in Vado, Italy. The machines will be delivered during 2017. APM Terminals' deepwater Vado container terminal will be the world's first container terminal to employ an entirely hybrid shuttle carrier fleet. The Kalmar HSH240 hybrid shuttle carriers will help APM Terminals to optimise the productivity of their terminal by decoupling waterside and landside operations.
APM Terminals Pipavav Project Profit
January 28, 2016: APM Terminals Pipavav (Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd), operating one of western India’s gateway ports, reported a net profit of INR 533 million for the quarter ended 31st December 2015 as against INR 531 million in the previous quarter. Income from operations for the quarter ended 31st December 2015 stood at INR 1,521 million as against INR 1,404 million for the previous quarter. EBIDTA for the quarter was INR 1,001 million and EBIDTA margin stood at 61 %. Container…
Rotterdam Box Terminal Union Plan 24-hour Strike
Workers at container terminals at the port of Rotterdam's Maasvlakte harbour were due to begin a 24-hour strike on Thursday afternoon, a union official said. The port said the strike, which followed a breakdown in talks with port authorities aimed at averting feared job losses due to modernisation projects, would affect seven ships at the port's terminals. Workers plan to down tools from 1415 GMT at Maersk's APM Terminal as well as at the ECT, Euromax and RWG terminals, officials said. Reporting by Thomas Escritt
Industry Award for APM Terminal Pipavav
APM Terminals Pipavav (Gujarat Pipavav Port), one of western India’s fastest growing gateway ports has been awarded the Inland Container Depot (ICD) Preferred Terminal of the year at the 4th edition of the Gujarat Star Awards held in Ahmedabad. The port has been given this award for two consecutive years. Last year the port was awarded “ICD preferred port of the year 2014” at the 3rd Gujarat Star Awards. APM Terminals Pipavav received this award as it has always maintained highest standards of operational performance, year-on-year growth, hi-tech facilities and customer satisfaction.
MoA for APM Terminals in Ghana Port Deal
Port operator APM Terminals, a unit of shipping and oil conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk , said on Thursday it had signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Ghana to expand its Tema Port. APM Terminals said the agreement included a "private investment" in excess of $1 billion by Meridian Port Services of which APM Terminals controls 35 percent. "Both in the short- and long-term view we see Ghana as a country with great potential," Peder Søndergaard head of Africa and Middle East activities in APM Terminals told Reuters. Meridian Port Services (MPS) is a joint venture between APM Terminals, Bolloré Africa Logistics and the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority.
ISS Aids Complex “Super Crane” Installation
Four STS cranes, the largest of their type anywhere in the world, have been brought onshore, ready for commissioning, at Algeciras port in Spain. Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), a world's leading maritime services provider, was drafted in by ZPMC to act as agents for the break bulk carrier, Zhen Hua 25, and to manage the safe and timely discharge of her cargo. The cranes, which stand at over 100 meters, are to be used at the APM Terminal, specifically to service new Triple E Class containerships. Algeciras, the busiest container port in the Iberian Peninsula, handled over 4.3 million TEUs in 2013 and the installation of these cranes will position it as one of the leading container ports in Europe.
“Super Cranes” Delivered at Algeciras Port
Four STS cranes, the largest in their category, have been brought onshore at Algeciras port in Spain, and ready for to be commissioned. Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) was recruited by ZPMC to moderate the break bulk carrier, Zhen Hua 25, and manage the discharge of her cargo in a safe and timely manner. The cranes, which stand at over 100m , are to be used at the APM Terminal, specifically to service new Triple E Class container ships. Algeciras, the busiest container port in the Iberian Peninsula, handled over 4.3 million TEUs in 2013.
Risk-Taking Container Terminal Operator Spotlighted
International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) is considered one of the biggest risk takers amongst global container terminal operators. Drewry Maritime Equity Research (DMER) believes that the company is now showing signs of better risk management that will assist in its long term sustainability. The differential in expected container volume growth rates between the developed and emerging markets has led operators to focus attention on emerging market opportunities and seek to rebalance their portfolios.
Maersk’s SeaLand Sets Leadership Team
SeaLand, the newly founded intra-Americas regional carrier of the Maersk Group, announced today the appointment of its executive team which the company sais will fulfill its mission of delivering greater service stability and commitment, as well as a higher level of customer-focused service tailored to the customer’s needs. The new appointees are Alfredo Di Palma, Maria Batista, Shane Sawyer, Thiago Covre and Timothy Child, who will all be on board within the next two-three months, joining SeaLand CEO Craig Mygatt. Alfredo Di Palma will join SeaLand as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) in charge of all commercial efforts for the company.
Winter Storm Warnning at Port of Houston
The U.S. National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Houston region from 3 a.m. to midnight local time today, January 28. Due to the winter weather forecast and the unsafe driving conditions expected in the Houston area, the Bayport and Barbours Cut Container Terminal gates will Not open at 7 a.m. for commercial truck traffic. The Port of Houston is expecting to open the gates facilities at 1 p.m. The Houston APM terminal will be closed due to the expected severe weather. The terminal is expected to reopen on Wednesday, January 29, with modified hours from 1-10 p.m. The terminal will close for the meal hour between 5-6 p.m. Further, the opening of the IMS container facility could be delayed and or the facility may even be closed.
Two New Tugboats for APM Terminals Bahrain
APM Terminals Bahrain, the operator of Khalifa Bin Salman Port, welcome the arrival of two new tugboats to the APM Terminal Bahrain marine fleet. The new tugs were inaugurated at a ceremony on Wednesday, with attendees from the Port and Maritime Affairs, BAPCO, the U.S. Navy and many other Bahraini companies. The Damen Stan 1606 tugboats will provide additional flexibility to meet the growing requirements of the Bahrain shipping community at Khalifa bin Salman Port (KBSP). The two new tugboats, Svitzer Dilmun and Svitzer Tylos, are compact, robust and highly maneuverable.
PHA, Maersk $1.5m EPA Grant for Emissions Reduction
The Port of Houston Authority and Maersk Line, which partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the first-ever low-sulfur “fuel switch” demonstration on a container ship in the Gulf of Mexico last November, have been selected to receive a nearly $1.5m grant from the National Clean Diesel Program. Funded by the National Clean Diesel Emissions Reduction Program, the grant will pay the differential costs incurred when Maersk Line vessels switch from high-sulfur bunker fuel to lower-sulfur marine diesel while approaching Texas waters.
Port of NY/NJ Sets Cargo Records in 2004
Acting New Jersey Governor Richard J. Codey today announced that the Port of New York and New Jersey had another record year in 2004, handling more international cargo than ever and surpassing for the first time the $110 billion mark in the total value of all cargo handled. During a press conference at the APM Terminal at the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal, Acting Governor Codey outlined plans by New Jersey and the region to address the challenges associated with future growth in oceanborne cargo. Plans to promote the development of additional distribution and logistics facilities around the port. A preliminary study by the Port Authority and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority has identified more than 20 sites in Union…