Month: April 2017

World’s largest ports register volume growth in Q1 2017

In the first quarter of 2017 all top 5 container ports reported an increase in their volumes, which speaks of positive trends returning in the global trade. March has been marked as an especially successful month, with some ports posting a double-digit growth. This is confirmed by the Chinese foreign trade figures of the month: exports […]

World’s largest containership MOL Triumph calls at Hong Kong

The world’s largest container vessel MOL Triumph owned by Japanese shipping line Mitsui O.S.K Lines, Ltd. (MOL) called at Hongkong International Terminals (HIT) last Saturday during its maiden voyage, informs the terminal. MOL Triumph has a capacity of 20,170 TEU and is the first ever containership exceeding the 20,000 TEU capacity limit. It is 400m long and 58.8m […]

Liebherr opens office in Buenos Aires

One of the world’s largest manufacturers of cargo handling machinery, Germany-based Liebherr Group, has inaugurated its office in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, says the company’s press release of today. The new office is a subsidiary of Liebherr-Argentina S.A., founded in 2004 and employing currently a total of 58 employees. From the newly setup […]

Barcelona container traffic grows 34.2% in Q1 2017

Barcelona has recorded an exciting growth of 25.3% in its throughput in the first quarter of 2017 y-o-y, the result which was surpassed only once in the port’s history, i.e. in the second quarter of 2008, informs the Port Authority. The throughput of 13.8 mln tons has been achieved due to excellent results in handling […]

Greece asks for improved bids for Thessaloniki

The Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF), Greece’s body responsible for the state assets privatisation, has announced the completion of the unsealing procedure of the binding financial offers for the sale of a 67% shareholding in the port of Thessaloniki, writes Thessaloniki Port Authority today. The three final bids for the 40-year concession were submitted on […]

UK-China container rail service launched

The first ever UK-China container train departs today from DP World London Gateway for the city of Yiwu in Zhejiang province, eastern China, reports BBC. The unique rail freight service will pass through the Channel Tunnel and thereafter cross 7 countries – France, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan – making 12,000 km in […]

LNG-powered containership approved by DNV GL

The DNV GL classification society (Det Norske Veritas Germanischer Lloyd Group) issued an approval in principle (AIP) to Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. (MOL) and Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (SHI) for the design of a series of LNG-powered containerships, MOL announced yesterday. The new vessel of a 20,000 TEU capacity has been under development since […]

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