Month: May 2017

Container terminal automation comes to Asia

The very first fully automated container terminal in Asia – Qingdao New Qianwan Container Terminal (QQCTN) – was officially put into operation last Thursday, 11 May 2017, by handling its first containership COSCO France of 13,386 TEU capacity. The automated phase 4 of the Port of Qingdao in East China’s Shandong Province has the designed […]

Kalmar Port 2060: smart containers, Hyperloop and personalized logistics

Kalmar Port 2060

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has presented a new video Port 2060, the company’s vision of future logistics and cargo handling. According to Kalmar, in 2060 big data will change fundamentally the way the world trade operates, making it more efficient, safe and sustainable. Services will be more personalized: your favourite blend of coffee, can be ordered […]

ICTSI posts 23% growth in net income in Q1 2017

ICTSI Manila International Container Terminal

Philippines-based port operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), has announced today the unaudited consolidated financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, posting a 23% increase in net income: USD 51.7 mln against USD 42.2 mln earned in the first quarter last year. According to the report, the operator’s consolidated throughput grew by 11% […]

Tecon Rio Grande heads for 100 moves per hour

Tecon Rio Grande

Navis, a leading provider of operational technologies for terminal operators and ocean carriers (part of Cargotec Corporation), has announced this week that Brazilian Tecon Rio Grande container terminal (Tecon RG), a subsidiary of Wilson Sons Group, successfully upgraded to the N4 terminal system. Focusing on modernizing operations, Tecon RG has recently invested over USD 40 […]

US FMC rejects merger of Japanese carriers

K Line merger of Japanese carriers

The US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has rejected the merger of the three Japanese container shipping lines K Line, Mitsui O.S.K. and NYK on “jurisdictional grounds”, informs The Loadstar. The matter will now be referred to the US Department of Justice (DoJ), which could delay or halt the proposed joint-venture. As we wrote earlier, aiming […]

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