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 […]

Russian container volumes up 12% in January-April 2017

Russian container ports

Russian container ports have achieved a 12% growth in January-April 2017 as compared to the same period of 2016, by handling 1.44 mln TEU, informs Maritime News of Russia quoting the Association of Russian sea ports. Import volumes continue the upward trend of the first quarter: up 14.4% to 620.3 th. TEU, with full import boxes […]

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 […]

Liebherr LHM 800 officially inaugurated in Montevideo

Liebherr LHM 800

Four years after Montecon S.A., a multi-purpose terminal in Montevideo, Uruguay, charged Liebherr Maritime Cranes with designing and creating two new mobile harbour cranes, able to reach up to 22 rows of containers, the project has been completed, announces Liebherr. In early May owners of the Liebherr Group visited Montevideo for the official inauguration of […]

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% […]

Greece to bring more Chinese investments at Belt and Road Forum

Piraeus Cosco

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to sign a three-year agreement with China attracting investment to the country’s port and shipping infrastructure, during his visit at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, inform Greek media. The Forum will be held in Beijing on May 14-15, with the attendance of 28 state leaders, […]

Barcelona logistics hub receives EUR 75 mln from EIB

ZAL Port Barcelona

The European Investment Bank (EIB) announced on Wednesday an allocation of a loan in the amount of EUR 75 mln to ZAL Port (Zona d’Activitats Logístiques), the logistics platform of the Port of Barcelona. The loan is backed by the guarantee of the Investment Plan for Europe, the so-called “Juncker Plan”, and was made possible with […]

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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