Kalmar launches AGV on Li-ion battery

Kalmar FastCharge AGV

Today, Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is introducing an innovative fully automated guided vehicle (AGV) for transporting containers between quayside and landside operations. The new FastCharge AGV will be officially launched at the TECH TOC Conference within the TOC Asia terminal operations conference taking place 24-25 April 2018 at the Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore. […]

Piraeus used by Chinese criminal firms to smuggle imports

Piraeus Cosco

The European Union and Italian authorities are investigating a large-scale tax fraud by Chinese criminal gangs importing goods via the port of Piraeus, South China Morning Post informs. The news comes as the port’s majority stakeholder, China’s state-run company Cosco Shipping Ports faces problems in the USA with the takeover of Orient Overseas International Lines […]

Antwerp joins forces to deal with barge congestion

Antwerp barge congestion

The parties involved in container barge transport in the port of Antwerp signed yesterday a roadmap of structural measures to make this type of transportation more efficient and further develop it, the Antwerp Port Authority press service informs. The implementation plan includes concrete initiatives and structural solutions to allow for sustainable growth of the port […]

Philadelphia terminal operator to use Maersk-IBM blockchain solution

maersk ibm blockchain

Holt Logistics has become the first independent port operator in the northeastern United States to adopt the global trade platform based on the blockchain technology developed by Maersk and IBM, informs Port Technology. The solution was launched last year and aims to provide transparency and promote the sharing of information between all players of a […]

HHLA to use green energy for its AGVs

lithium-ion battery-powered AGV

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), the leading European port and transport logistics group, has announced that it will use automated guided vehicles (AGVs) powered by lithium-ion batteries to move containers at its Container Terminal Alternwerder (CTA) between ships and the yard in future. The terminal has been testing a prototype of this container transporter […]

Security against cargo flows at 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

World Cup Russia

Russian stevedoring companies, following the notifications of the respective port authorities, have begun informing their clients that they suspend handling dangerous goods of all classes from 25 May till 25 July, due to increased security measures imposed by the Russian government for the period of the FIFA World Cup, Russian business daily Kommersant informs today. […]

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