Port of Callao to Install Wärtsilä VTS
Wärtsilä said it will install its Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) solution at Peru's main harbor, one of Latin America’s most important ports.Dense fog and haze are a consistent challenge for Callao’s port operations, often making shipping conditions dangerous. Wärtsilä said its VTS solution will provide the technology needed to ensure uninterrupted port operations, while increasing safety levels and facilitating arrival, docking and departures for visiting ships.The technologies to be deployed by Wärtsilä includes solid-state IALA Advanced radar…
DP World Becomes a Full Logistics Operator in Peru
DP World, a Dubai-based global port operator, announced that it has expanded its business in Peru into a fully-integrated maritime and logistics operation.It has completed the development of the first phase of the deepwater port of Posorja in Ecuador for around $538 million. The whole project is estimated to cost around $1.2 billion.The development of the port by DP World will make Ecuador a trade and logistics hub for South America’s west coast. It will also see large container ships with capabilities exceeding 10…
Peru’s 1st Digital Customer Platform Readies
APM Terminals has become the first Peruvian port to introduce a customer platform that logs, streamlines and coordinate General Cargo operations in the port of Callao.During the pilot phase, the platform, which was developed together with maritime and customs agents, enabled users to complete transactions 67% faster and operations were completed 12% faster.APM Terminals Callao invested nearly USD 1 million in the implementation of MOST, a new state-of-the-art platform that can be used by maritime agents…
EU Ambassadors Visit Peru’s Largest Multipurpose Terminal
APM Terminals Callao hosted an EU delegation of ambassadors representing 12 EU member states. Led by the EU Ambassador in Peru, Diego Mellado, the visit was of special interest as annual trade between the EU and Peru is more than $10 billion, 60% of which are exports from Peru to the EU. The trade agreement between the EU and Peru celebrated its fifth anniversary this year- and this month, the Lima Chamber of Commerce and Peru Eurocámaras signed an agreement to centralize EU efforts to promote economic development and investment.
DP World Acquires Cosmos Agencia Maritima in Peru
Dubai-based DP World, , one of the world's largest port operators, said it had bought a logistics firm Cosmos Agencia Maritima (CAM) in Peru for $315.7 million, giving it a 50 percent stake in the country's second largest container terminal. "CAM owns a fully integrated logistics service business (Neptunia S.A and Triton Transport S.A)that offers end-to-end solutions to its customers. The logistics division offers an integrated platform of solutions in activities related to foreign trade…
Bulk Carrier Rescues Fishermen off Peru
The commercial bulk carrier Global Vega rescued seven fishermen in distress on May 21 off the coast of Peru. While Global Vega was sailing from the port of Acajutla, El Salvador, to the port of Callao, Peru, the vessel came upon a fishing boat having engine trouble. Food and fresh water were provided to the fishermen and their boat was moored to Global Vega. Afterward, the fishermen and their boat were safely delivered to the Peruvian Coast Guard. Global Vega is a bulk carrier operated by NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of NYK Line. Captain: Arturo F.
APL extends West Coast Service
APL today announced that its West Coast Service (WCS) will be serving an additional port in Callao, Peru, expanding the service’s port coverage in South America West Coast. “The Port of Callao is the chief seaport of Peru, handling a sizeable volume of its ocean-borne cargo. With the WCS service calling Callao, we are excited about offering shippers access to and from this major gateway for imports and exports,” said Efrain Osorio, APL Regional Director of Latin America & the Caribbean.
Hapag-Lloyd Names 10,500 TEU Box Ship
Container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd held the naming ceremony for its newest German flagged containership, the Cartagena Express, at the Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries shipyard in Samho, South Korea. “With the Cartagena Express, yet another state-of-the-art ship of our 10,500 TEU fleet is setting sail. In terms of size, design and reefer capacity, it is ideally suited for the traffic between Europe and South America West Coast,” said Anthony J. Firmin, Chief Operating Officer of Hapag-Lloyd.
Hapag-Lloyd Ships 42 Trains to Peru
apag-Lloyd has loaded a metro train with six cars today in Salerno, Italy. The train will be shipped aboard the Cerinthus to the Peruvian port of Callao. From there, it will be transported to the capital Lima using low-loader trucks. The journey from Italy to Peru will take around 29 days. 42 metro trains with a total of 252 cars will be shipped to Peru by February 2019. The modern, driverless trains have been built in Italy and are destined for the newly constructed Line 2 in the Peruvian capital.
Latin America Ports to Berth Larger Vessels
Foreign trade and energy have boosted economies throughout the Americas. From the USA, to Argentina, Ecuador and the Bahamas, Maersk is helping unleash the region’s potential by facilitating the flow of goods around the globe. With modern infrastructure and improved access to international trade, Latin America´s economic growth can be significantly improved. Investments to secure access for larger vessels in US East Coast ports are underway and required to make it viable for the New Panamax vessels to be deployed on Maersk Line’s Asia–US East Coast services.
First Damen Tug for Peru
Launching the business relationship between the two companies, Ian Taylor Peru has signed a contract with Damen Shipyards Group for an ASD Tug 2810. The vessel’s MTU engine and rapid delivery time were both key aspects of the contract. The two companies are also concluding negotiations for an additional order of a second identical vessel. Ian Taylor Peru, the Peruvian subsidiary of the Chilean group of companies Empresas Taylor, has been active in Peru’s towing sector since 1991. The company currently has four tugs in operation there.
APM Terminals Accommodate Callao Fishing Industry
APM Terminals to grant USD$3-million for development of a new modern commercial fishing terminal at the Port of Callao, Peru. The local fishing industry had been concerned about potential displacement with the ongoing construction of a new expanded cargo facility at the port. The recently signed agreement clears a potential obstacle for the scheduled development and expansion of the port’s North Terminal, now operated as APM Terminals Callao. The Callao fishing fleet is comprised of approximately 400 fishing ships, which will now receive improved anchorage and support facilities distanced from the large commercial vessels calling the adjacent new container quay called for in the first phase of the North Terminal expansion project.
APM Terminals 30-Yr Callao Terminal Concession
Terminal Muelle Norte at Peru’s largest port is the latest of three expansions into new areas won by APM Terminals this year. Lima, Peru- The new 30-year concession contract for the development and operation of Terminal Muelle Norte at the Port of Callao was signed today by Peruvian President Alan Garcia and representatives of APM Terminals and local partner Central Portuária S.A.C. in the Presidential Palace in Peru’s Capital City of Lima. “Our vision is to transform Terminal…
TMEIC GE Awarded Contract in Peru
TMEIC GE is providing its MaxSpeed crane control system featuring TMdrive-10 controls, Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), and Crane Management Systems for DP World’s new container port in Callao, Peru, near the capital, Lima. The new container terminal with one million TEU capacity, will initially be constructed with two berths comprising 650 meters of quay line and 22 hectares of yard, and is expected to be operational second quarter, 2010. The berths will initially be capable of handling vessels of up to 8,000 TEU nominal capacity. Callao is the largest and fastest growing container port on the west coast of South America. (www.tmeicge.com)
Containerships Collide in Peru
A Panamanian ship reportedly collided with two other vessels near the Peruvian port of Callao last Friday, splitting in two and leaving one sailor missing, the Seattle Post Intelligencer reported. 22 crew members from the Panamanian ship were rescued. The container ship first collided with a Cypriot cargo vessel, sustaining heavy damage. Before sinking, it struck a Maltese-flagged ship, causing little damage but knocking one of its crew into the water. Rescue teams were searching for the sailor off Callao, a port city adjoining Lima, Peru's capital. (Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer)