Month: June 2017

India develops its own Silk Road

The Container Supply Chain Conference within TOC Europe 2017 held in Amsterdam this week has brought up the question of the impact of China’s concept of One Belt One Road on future container trade and infrastructure projects in Eurasia. Hercules Haralambides, professor of Maritime Economics and Logistics at Erasmus University Rotterdam, presented a holistic overview […]

Severe cyber-attack hits APM Terminals, Maersk Line

cyber attack

On Tuesday 27 June, A.P. Moller-Maersk was hit as part of a global cyber-attack named Petya, affecting multiple sites and select business units, announced Maersk on Twitter. According to its update at 23:00 CEST, the company continues to “assess and manage the situation to minimise the impact on the customers and partners”. Earlier that day […]

TOC Europe 2017 opens in Amsterdam next week

Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre will host TOC Europe 2017 on 27-29 June. The Terminal Operations Conference has been organized by Informa for 40 years and considered best in class by container terminal operators and their suppliers. Over time, TOC has evolved to embrace a wider audience of the whole container supply chain and […]

Indian port set to transform maritime industry

Krishnapatnam port

Krishnapatnam Port, India’s East Coast deep-water port, has announced this week that it is ready to go paperless by implementing the cloud-based platform called “e-Xpressway” for container operations, informs The Times of India. The solution acts as a centralized docking station for all the participants of container handling process – vessel operator, container operator, freight […]

APMT Gothenburg takes drastic measures

APMT Gothenburg

On Tuesday, June 20, APM Terminals Gothenburg in Sweden handed a notice of termination to 160 workers, out of total 450 employees, following “a sharp fall in volumes over the past year” due to the conflict with the Swedish Dockworker’s Union (SDU) that has been going on since early 2016. Swedish newspaper Göteborgs-Posten reported from the press […]

Advanced container terminal at Russian Baltics

Container Terminal St Petersburg

In January-May 2017, Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg (CTSP), owned by UCL Holding, handled 264,860 TEU, recording a growth of 10,2% year-on-year. This makes CTSP the leading container terminal in Russia, accounting for 14.25% of the country’s total handling. The terminal strongly keeps its place at the top of all Russian container stevedores for the second consecutive […]

Tilbury starts formal consultation for its expansion project

Tilbury2 port

The Port of Tilbury, UK, has announced the start of the formal statutory consultation on 19 June to seek further views from local communities and other stakeholders on its project known as TILBURY2. The Port of Tilbury, part of UK-based multimodal ports owner and operator Forth Ports, is the nearest deep-water port to London and one […]

CMA CGM acquires Mercosul from Maersk Line

CMA CGM Mercosul

CMA CGM has announced it reached a binding agreement with Maersk Line to acquire Mercosul Line, a leading player in Brazil’s domestic container shipping market. Earlier this year, Maersk Line declared the intention to sell its Brazilian cabotage carrier in order to remove any possible concerns from competition regulators over its acquisition of German shipping […]

Qatar container services being restored

APMT Salalah Oman

Qatar container shipping has been gradually recovering from last week’s disruption caused by the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and some other Arab countries closing their ports to all vessels traveling in and out of Qatari ports. This resulted in the suspension of container services with Qatar by many shipping lines, such as Maersk Line, MOL, […]

Chinese expansion into Spanish ports market

COSCO Noatum

Spain’s leading port operator Noatum Ports confirms the conclusion of a partnership agreement with Chinese COSCO Shipping Ports Limited (COSCO) for the transfer of 51% of Noatum Ports. The transaction will include the container terminals owned by Noatum in Valencia (Noatum Container Terminal Valencia) and Bilbao (Noatum Container Terminal Bilbao), as well as the dry […]

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