Month: November 2017

Russia invites bids for constructing a new cruise terminal

Pionersky cruise terminal

The Federal State Enterprise “Rosmorport” has obtained a permission to construct the international sea terminal Pionersky for accommodation of cruise ships and ferries in Kaliningrad region, Russia, informs the press service of Rosmorport. The permission was given on Monday for coastal protection works, reclamation of two land plots of the 5.16 hectares total area, construction […]

Former Maersk CEO joins Unifeeder as Chairman of the Board


Unifeeder, the largest European operator of feeder and shortsea container shipping services, has announced this week the appointment of Nils Smedegaard Andersen, former Group Chief Executive Officer of A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S, as new Chairman of the Board of Directors. At this post, he succeeds former Hapag-Lloyd CCO Jesper Præstensgaard who takes up the […]

Russia plans to develop Caspian ports

Caspian ports

The Russian Government has accepted The Strategy of the development of the Caspian Sea ports until year 2030, informs PortNews agency. The Strategy involves the development of the Russian Caspian transport hub and its integration in the world trade, with Iran, India and the Gulf countries in particular. Today, the Caspian ports – Astrakhan, Olya, […]

Japan’s JV ONE to use XVELA cloud-based stowage solution

Kalmar XVELA

XVELA, part of Cargotec’s Kalmar, has signed a contract with Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. (ONE), the joint venture of the 3 Japanese shipping lines – K Line, NYK and MOL established in July 2017, to provide its collaborative stowage solution, informs Cargotec. The company highlights it as a significant step in realising the Cargotec […]

MSC and CMA CGM open a door to Megamax-24 era


According to analysts at Alphaliner, the newbuilds recently ordered by MSC and CMA CGM could result in a larger capacity than the initially announced 22,000 TEU, reports The Loadstar. 9 vessels, which China State Shipbuilding Corporation will build for CMA CGM with delivery in 2020, and 11 vessels, which MSC ordered to Korea’s Samsung Heavy […]

ICTSI Croatia offers rail service for wood industry

ICTSI Croatia

Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT), a facility of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) at the port of Rijeka in Croatia, has recently launched a rail service connecting AGCT with one of the country’s largest wood producers Cedar Ltd. to facilitate the export of beech wood products, informs ICTSI. The new intermodal service is arranged […]

Guenter Schmidmeir to head Kalmar’s relationships with GTO

Guenter Schmidmeir Kalmar

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has announced today the appointment of Guenter Schmidmeir as Senior Vice President, Global Terminal Operators, with effect from 1 November 2017. Guenter Schmidmeir will be part of Kalmar’s Leadership Team, reporting to Antti Kaunonen, President, Kalmar Business Area. He will lead strategic account management to further strengthen and deepen relationships with the global terminal […]

Noatum undergoes major changes

Noatum Valencia container terminal

Spain’s leading logistics and port operating group Noatum announced several important changes last week. First, the new management team has arrived in Spain to head Noatum Ports. As we wrote earlier, COSCO Shipping Ports Ltd acquired 51% of Noatum Ports in June 2017. The transaction involved the container terminals in Valencia, Bilbao, Zaragoza and Madrid. […]

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