Month: April 2017

Maersk loses EUR 12 mln in Spanish port strikes

Maersk Line

Maersk Line has estimated that 10 weeks of dockworkers conflict in Spanish ports in February-March 2017 resulted in EUR 12 mln of direct operating costs for the company, not including the loss of customers caused by the crisis, informs Spain’s El País quoting the company’s official statement submitted to the country’s government. Once Spanish stevedores […]

Port of Rotterdam’s RAMLAB drives 3D-printing of ship parts

RAMLAB Autodesk 3D propeller

The Port of Rotterdam’s Additive Manufacturing Fieldlab (RAMLAB) and its software partner Autodesk have successfully produced the first 3D-printed pilot component for the maritime industry, informs Autodesk. A ship’s propeller was made using a hybrid manufacturing process combining wire and arc additive manufacturing, with the help of industrial robotic arms, with subtractive machining and grinding […]

Iberian deepest container terminal gets first vessel

Yilport Ferrol Container Terminal

Ferrol Container Terminal, Spain, owned by Yilport Holding, has marked its start of operations by receiving the first vessel call earlier this month, informs Yilport. The container vessel Enforcer of the British shipping line MacAndrews specializing in Intra-European multimodal logistics (part of CMA CGM) berthed at the terminal to discharge 90 empty containers and to […]

CMA CGM wins tender for Thessaloniki concession

Thessaloniki port

Today at its Board of Directors’ meeting, the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF), Greece’s body responsible for the state assets privatization, has determined the winner of the tender for the concession of Thessaloniki port. It is the consortium formed by Terminal Link (port operating subsidiary of French shipping line CMA CGM), German private equity […]

ICTSI to develop first Philippine Ro-Ro terminal

Cavite Gateway Terminal launch

Philippines-based port operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), in partnership with the Philippine Department of Transportation have inaugurated the development of the country´s first container Ro-Ro barge terminal in Tanza, in the province of Cavite, reported ICTSI last Friday. Cavite Gateway Terminal (CGT) will be developed in line with the government’s national transport plan […]

Ukraine invites DP World to develop Yuzhny port

Yuzhny seaport

Global port operator DP World will enter Yuzhny port (Ukraine, Odessa region) by the end of 2017, said Volodymyr Omelyan, the Minister of infrastructure of Ukraine at the meeting with representatives of P&O Maritime FZE, a subsidiary of DP World, earlier this week, informs press service of the Ministry. The meeting was also attended by […]

Petrolesport to expand its container terminal

World Cup Russia

Petrolesport terminal (PLP), located in the port of St. Petersburg and owned by the leading Russian container terminal operator Global Ports, plans to invest RUR 4.2 bln (USD 75 mln) into the expansion of its container, Ro-Ro and general cargo facilities. Most of the investment (97.2%) will be covered from the company’s own capital, TASS news […]

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