Month: April 2018

HHLA to use green energy for its AGVs

lithium-ion battery-powered AGV

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), the leading European port and transport logistics group, has announced that it will use automated guided vehicles (AGVs) powered by lithium-ion batteries to move containers at its Container Terminal Alternwerder (CTA) between ships and the yard in future. The terminal has been testing a prototype of this container transporter […]

Security against cargo flows at 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

World Cup Russia

Russian stevedoring companies, following the notifications of the respective port authorities, have begun informing their clients that they suspend handling dangerous goods of all classes from 25 May till 25 July, due to increased security measures imposed by the Russian government for the period of the FIFA World Cup, Russian business daily Kommersant informs today. […]

Bidding for Laem Chabang Phase 3 scheduled for October

Laem Chabang Phase 3

The bidding process for the Phase 3 of the Laem Chabang port expansion will take place in October, informs Bangkok Post quoting Songtham Chantaprasit, acting director-general at the Port Authority of Thailand (PAT). The project’s terms of reference are still to be finalized within the next two months by PAT, but once bidding commences, winners […]

Russian major container port operator changes shareholders

Delo Group

Delo Group, one of the leading Russian stevedoring companies operating grain and container terminals in the port of Novorossiysk on the Black Sea, announces the acquisition of a 30.75% stake in Global Ports Investments PLC (Global Ports), Russia’s largest operator of container terminals. The deal, which was initially announced at the end of December 2017, […]

West African port capacity able to last for decade

Bollore Ports

Billions of euros of investment in upgrades to West African harbors by governments and companies will provide enough capacity for them to operate sufficiently for the next 10 years, Bloomberg writes today quoting Bollore Ports, the leading port operator in Africa. Countries in the region have been investing heavily in ports to cope with rising […]

Mobile to seek engineering projects for Ro-Ro terminal

Mobile Ro-Ro terminal

An automobile terminal will be constructed at the port of Mobile, USA, after the Alabama State Port Authority was awarded a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant of USD 12.7 mln from the US Department of Transportation (DOT). The Port Authority has been elaborating on the plans to convert an abandoned bulk handling facility […]

Yilport enters the terminal market in North America

Yilport Gulfport

Yilport Holding A.S., a subsidiary of Yildirim Group, has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with the Mississippi State Port Authority to allow for due diligence and negotiations regarding the potential location of Yilport at Gulfport, USA., which will become Yilport’s first terminal investment in North America. Strategically located on the northern Gulf of Mexico, […]

Malaga and Barcelona welcome world’s largest cruise ship

symphony of the seas

Two ports operated by Global Ports Holding Plc., the largest cruise port operator in the world, welcomed the Symphony of the Seas on her maiden voyage. Malaga Cruise Port and Barcelona Cruise Port Creuers Terminals hosted the Symphony of the Seas, which is the 25th ship of the Miami-based cruise line Royal Caribbean. Today, it is the largest cruise ship in the world with […]

Will China’s free-trade ports become a game changer in Asia?

free-trade ports

China’s plan to create free-trade ports as part of its ongoing reform and opening up could be one of the major announcements that President Xi Jinping is expected to make at Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) this week-end, South China Morning Post informs. BFA is often called Asia’s Davos and will take place on Hainan […]

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