Month: January 2018

Hutchison Ports launches remote-controlled yard operations in Hong Kong

Hongkong International Terminals (HIT), part of Hutchison Ports, officially launched yesterday the operations of remote-controlled Rubber-Tyred Gantry cranes (RTGs) and automated container stacking system at its Container Terminal 9 (CT9) North at the Tsing Yi part of the Hong Kong port. According to HIT, this makes CT9 North the first container terminal in Hong Kong […]

Barcelona records a 26% volume rise, fastest-growing port in Europe

Barcelona port

The Spanish port of Barcelona has reported its 2017 results which appear indeed amazing: +26% growth to the previous year. Due to this tremendous gain Barcelona has become the fastest-growing European port. The port’s total traffic reached 61.4 mln tonnes, thus surpassing the mark of 61 mln for the first time. Container handling, one of […]

Argentina develops rail connection to Bahia Blanca, Russian Railways interested

Bahia Blanca

Russian Railways (RZD), Russia’s state monopoly operating rail cargo and passenger traffic, plans to join the infrastructure development projects in Argentina, informs TASS news agency. Following the meeting with Argentine President Mauricio Macri, who visited Moscow last week, Oleg Belozerov, RZD General Director, announced: “Today we have heard from Mr. Macri that Argentina is interested […]

Contship Italia: terminal volumes down, but rail traffic on the rise

Contship Italia

Contship Italia Group, Italy’s leading maritime container terminal and intermodal operator, reports a 1.3% decline in volumes handled at its terminals in 2017 (6.303 mln TEU) as compared to 2016 (6.386 mln TEU), although its rail freight traffic was up 11% (301,009 TEU). The company highlights that while its gateway terminals with access to Italy, […]

PSA launches India’s largest container terminal at JNPT

Phase 1 of Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals (BMCT), Indian largest sea port infrastructure project involving the government and foreign investors was commissioned at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) at the end of December 2017, informs The Times of India. The USD 1.24 bln terminal is being constructed as a public-private partnership with Singapore’s port operator […]

Cosco Shipping Ports new leader among GTOs?

Cosco Shipping Ports

The Chinese port operator Cosco Shipping Ports (CSP) has finished year 2017 with a 12.6% rise in the throughput across its overall terminal portfolio, up to 87.312 mln TEU from 77.572 mln TEU in 2016. This signals CSP’s potential to become the largest global terminal operator displacing Hutchison Ports from the #1 position. Hutchison Ports […]

Contargo successfully tests Liebherr Reachstacker LRS 545 

Liebherr reachstacker

The Duisburg Intermodal Terminal (DIT) in Germany, part of the extensive European container hinterland logistics network of CONTARGO group, founded by Rhenus SE & Co. KG, has successfully tested the Liebherr Reachstacker LRS 545 at its daily operations. The terminal has been utilizing the machine since summer 2017 and remained highly satisfied with a lower […]

First shipping ICO

300cubits, a Hong Kong-based blockchain start-up, has announced that it will begin giving out its cryptocurrency called TEU to a selected group of container shipping lines and freight forwarders as from 1 February 2018. The world’s first crypto tokens of the shipping industry will be distributed for free, on a first come first served basis, […]

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