Month: October 2016

Japanese container lines integrate to become #6 in the world

Today at a joint press conference, the three Japanese shipping lines – K Line, NYK and MOL – announced of an agreement to integrate their container shipping and overseas port businesses. According to their joint statement, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd., and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha have signed contracts agreeing the establishement […]

CMA CGM to divest NOL terminals

The French shipping line CMA CGM plans to sell the terminal assets of the Singaporean Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), reports The Straits Times citing Bloomberg. CMA CGM acquired NOL in June this year adding APL container line to its shipping portfolio. The terminals to be put up for sale include US West Coast terminals Global Gateway […]

Russian container ports: new normal

The container throughput of Russian ports dropped by 0.7% in the first 9 months of 2016 as compared to the same period of 2015, according to the data published by the Association of Russian sea ports. In January-September, 2016 Russian ports handled 2.94 mln TEU, which can be considered stabilization after a drastic drop of 26% […]

Durban implements new technologies

The Port of Durban, South Africa, starts using drones for surveillance, monitoring and certain operations in the port. Details of a three-month trial programme were communicated at the African Ports Evolution conference in Durban on October, 18th. The solution can be used in a number of ways including inspecting infrastructure and the condition of the […]

Drewry presents its 2016 Container Terminal Operators research

On October, 18th Drewry held a webinar on the Global Container Terminal Operators Annual Review recently released by the company and now presented by Neil Davison, Senior Analyst, Ports and Terminals. The report, published annually for the last 14 years, provides comprehensive and enhanced analysis of terminal operators’ activity and has become an industry “bible”. […]

APM Terminals Expands Chinese Partnerships in Italy

COSCO Shipping Ports and Qingdao Port International Development have become partners with APM Terminals to operate new and existing container terminals in Vado, Italy, announces APMT’s press release. According to the concluded agreements, APMT will have a 50.1% share in a new joint venture created for the APM Terminals Global Terminal Network’s operations in Vado, […]

TransBaltic exhibition in Saint Petersburg, Russia

The 2nd International exhibition of transport, logistics and warehousing will be held on November 30th – December 02nd, 2016 in Saint Petersburg, at the International Convention & Exhibition Centre EXPOFORUM. The event is focused on the following segments: Transport and logistics services Warehousing technologies, cargo handling and in-plant logistics Technical equipment Information technologies Customs services […]

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