Month: March 2017

APL to be charged over shipping military vehicles without license

The Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department has pressed charges today against APL shipping company and the captain of the container ship which delivered nine Singapore military vehicles into the city from Taiwan in November 2016 without the required license, writes South China Morning Post. 9 Terrex Infantry Carrier Vehicles were shipped from Singapore to Taiwan […]

Algeciras extends bidding term for its new container terminal

Isla Verde Exterior

The Port Authority of Algeciras, Spain, has extended the term for submission of bids for constructing and operating the third container terminal at the port until 31 May 2017. Initially, the international public tender launched last August had the bidding deadline on 30 November 2016, but later the deadline was postponed until 31 March 2017 […]

Spanish port reform rejected, strike called off. What next?

Algeciras new container terminal

Spanish dockworkers unions have called off the remaining days of the strike scheduled for March, 17, 20, 22 and 24, after the Congress rejected yesterday the new law on dock labour system reform suggested by the government. The lower house of Spain’s Parliament voted down the law, which now has a status of royal decree, […]

Global Ports: 2016 results, CEO steps down

The leading Russian container terminal operator Global Ports Investments PLC (Global Ports, 32% of total Russia’s container volume) has announced today its operational and financial results for year 2016. The Group reports profit of USD 61.3 mln against last year’s loss of USD 33.7 mln. Its revenue decreased by 18.3% as compared to 2015, at […]

US container imports to grow significantly in 2017

Hackett Associates in its latest Global Port Tracker report produced for the National Retail Federation (NRF) marks an “unusually high” growth in import volumes of US major retail container ports in January 2017, up 12.5% as compared with the previous year, reports NRF. The ports covered by the Global Port Tracker include Los Angeles/Long Beach, […]

FESCO connects Belarus and Vladivostok with rail shuttle

Fesco Minsk shuttle

The official ceremony dedicated to the arrival of the 25th regular container train FESCO Minsk Shuttle took place in Minsk, Belarus on 7 March 2017. The weekly rail service from Vladivostok port in the Russian Far East to Kolyadichi station in the Republic of Belarus was launched in September 2016. As announced by FESCO press […]

Kalmar to provide more straddle carriers to HHLA

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed an order with Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), the leading European port and transport logistics group, for 11 diesel-electric straddle carriers, reports Cargotec in its press release. This order comes closely after the one of 2016 for nine machines, demonstrating the strength of HHLA’s relationship with Kalmar and […]

Innovative container for bulk cargo

Russian port of Bronka has started testing an innovative container for bulk cargoes, writes PortNews. The container is developed by Russian company UNA and promoted by KOTTA Container, both firms are based in St. Petersburg. The framework of the container is made of steel, passed preliminary trials according to the program and methodology approved by the […]

APM Terminals invests in Gothenburg and conflicts with dockers

APMT Gothenburg

APM Terminals reports that its Gothenburg office has signed an addendum to the original concession agreement with the Port of Gothenburg to invest an additional SEK 250 mln (EUR 25 mln or USD 27.8 mln) through 2024 in the largest container port in Scandinavia. The new investment will be targeted at increasing operational productivity for […]

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