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ABP Crane Investment Set To Lift Booming Port Of Hull To New Heights

The arrival of two state-of-the-art cranes worth £10.5 million will enable ABP’s Hull Container Terminal to handle double the volume of trade by increasing capacity to more than 400,000 units per year. The giant 600 tonne and 50 metre high ship-to-shore gantry cranes made an impressive entrance as they arrived fully assembled through the lock gates on Thursday, 15th February. The new cranes are part of a recent £15 million investment which also includes the purchase of equipment such as reach stackers and tug trailers, and the creation of 9,000 ...

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JNPT to launch Uber type model by March to evacuate and reposition empty containers: Neeraj Bansal

In a bid to cut congestion and bring down logistics cost for the trade, India’s hub port on the west coast – Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) will commission an uber type model to evacuate empty import container for repositioning. Speaking at the 10th Biennial International Conference on Ports Shipping & Logistics organized by Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Neeraj Bansal, chairman in-charge, JNPT said, “We are on course to commission an Uber type model to pick up and reposition container and bring down the cost to the trade ...

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Container Terminal St. Petersburg invested € 9.1M in development

In 2017, Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg (CTSP, a company of UCL Holding) spent more than RUB 650 million (EUR 9.1 million) under its development programme. Of this amount RUB 643.6 million (EUR 9 million) was spent for the purchase of handling equipment, expansion of the fleet of vehicles and modernization of the terminal’s technological equipment. In 2017, CTSP put into operation three new Konecranes RTG cranes, a Kalmar reach stacker with lifting capacity of 45 tonnes, Kalmar terminal tractors with lifting capacity of 65 tonnes and Toyota fork lift trucks of ...

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Goldman Sachs and Macquarie seen as front runner in HES Terminals sale: sources

A consortium of infrastructure funds at Goldman Sachs (GS.N) and Macquarie (MQG.AX) is seen as the front runner in the sale of European bulk port terminal operator HES International, worth around 2 billion euros ($2.5 billion), industry sources said. Morgan Stanley (MS.N) is mandated to sell the asset, two sources, whose organizations had considered bidding for it, said. They added that the expectation Goldman Sachs and Macquarie would win put off some prospective bidders. The sources, both in the infrastructure investing industry, said the growth projections provided by the company ...

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Expansion of the Vopak tank terminal (JTT) in the Port of Jakarta – Indonesia

Yesterday Royal Vopak announces the expansion with 100.000 cbm for the storage of gasoline and biofuels of the PT Jakarta Tank Terminal (JTT), a joint venture company in Indonesia between Royal Vopak and PT AKR Corporindo Tbk (AKR). The expansion will take the total tank capacity of JTT to more than 350,000 cbm. Strategically located in Tanjung Priok, the main port of Jakarta, JTT serves the import and distribution market in the greater Jakarta region for fuel products.The import of fuel products, particularly gasoline has been rapidly increasing in Indonesia ...

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Kalmar to supply low-emission terminal tractors for fleet renewal at Onorato Amatori’s Livorno and Catania terminals

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is to supply a total of nine terminal tractors to leading Italian shipping operator Onorato Armatori Group. The order was booked in Cargotec’s 2018 first quarter order intake and delivery is scheduled to take place during the second quarter of 2018. The Onorato Armatori Group is a leading European provider of passenger and freight maritime transportation and the parent company of the Moby, Tirrenia-CIN and Toremar and Moby SPL shipping lines. The group employs close up to 4,750 people and has operations in Italy, France and ...

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DP World Signs Agreement with Government of Jammu and Kashmir at World Government Summit

The government of Dubai, global trade enabler DP World and the government of Jammu and Kashmir have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore opportunities to develop trade infrastructure in the Indian state. The agreement will see discussions take place on a multi-modal logistics park and hub in Jammu, comprising warehouses and specialised storage solutions that will also encourage intermodal transfer of containers, bulk and break-bulk cargo. Speaking at the World Government Summit, DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem said: “Opening up the Indian hinterland ...

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Port Of Los Angeles Moves 808,728 TEUs; Second-Busiest January In Port’s History

The Port of Los Angeles handled 808,728 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in January 2018, the second-busiest January in the port’s history behind last January’s record of 826,640 TEUs. While a slight decrease compared to last January’s record, it’s significantly higher than the port’s most recent 5-year January average of 683,003 TEUs. “After two consecutive years of record-breaking cargo, it’s encouraging to start 2018 with robust volumes,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka. “It’s only the seventh time we have eclipsed the 800,000 TEU mark in a single ...

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Global Container Terminals orders 10 more Konecranes RTGs for its terminals in British Columbia

Global Container Terminals orders 10 more Konecranes RTGs for its terminals in British Columbia GCT Canada Limited Partnership has ordered ten Konecranes Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes for its terminals in British Columbia, Canada. The cranes comply with the US EPA Tier 4f standard for diesel engines. The contract was signed at the beginning of February 2018. Four of the RTG cranes will be delivered to GCT Vanterm, in Vancouver, in the first quarter of 2019. The remaining six cranes will be delivered to GCT Deltaport, in Delta, British Columbia, ...

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Johor Port inks MoU with Indonesia’s Pelindo I for strategic logistics collaboration

Johor Port Bhd, a subsidiary of MMC Port Holdings Sdn Bhd, has inked a preliminary agreement with PT Pelabuhan Indonesia I (Pelindo I) to collaborate on shipping connectivity between Pelindo I’s ports in Sumatera/Aceh in Indonesia, and MMC Group’s ports in Peninsular Malaysia. Under the memorandum of understanding (MoU) inked today in Johor Bahru, both ports will also establish roll on, roll off activities in those ports. Other than Johor Port, MMC Group’s ports comprise: the Port of Tanjung Pelepas, Northport (Malaysia), Penang Port, and Tanjung Bruas Port in Melaka. ...

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Subdued coal demand sees vessel build-up at key Baltic ports

Sixty-six ships were seen in the Russia-Baltic seaborne thermal coal region Thursday, an increase of 30 from the previous week according to cFlow, Platts trade flow software. According to sources there was no significant shortage of supply for Russian coal but spot demand in Europe was minimal, leading to a build-up of ships in the area. The regions’ key coal market – Northwest Europe – had been consuming mostly Russian coal for several months alongside US-origin coal as utilities favor an economical blending strategy. cFlow shows five of the 14 ...

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Richards Bay: Increase in port cargo handling stats

Up on its December shipping statistics, the Port of Richards Bay handled more than 10 million tonnes of cargo last month. Just short of 9.5 million tonnes was shipped from Richards Bay, while 558 146 tonnes landed on our shores. A total of nine vehicles were handled at the port, all of which were exported. Total break bulk handled amounted to 410 256 tonnes, with 409 432 tonnes of break bulk having been shipped from the Port of Richards Bay. A total of 824 tonnes of break bulk landed on ...

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Container throughput drives growth in Rotterdam

Particularly strong growth in container throughput of 12.3% (in tonnes) was the main driver of growth in the port of Rotterdam throughout 2017. Total cargo throughput rose by 1.3%, with the port returning to the growth trend seen before 2016. Total tonnage increased from 461 million to 467 million. The increase in containers was offset by a fall in dry bulk of 2.6% and in wet bulk of 4.1%. Break bulk (Roll on/Roll off and other break bulk) increased by 7%. Allard Castelein, CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority: ...

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Port 4.0 – Hamburg equips for the future with improved infrastructure and digitalization

In the last business year, the high quality services provided by the Port of Hamburg’s operators has lead to a stable handling result comparable with the previous year. With the impending adjustment to the Elbe fairway, potential for growth will be enhanced. Through investments in infrastructure the Port of Hamburg counts among the cutting edge hubs on the international sea trades. At the same time, companies are driving change in the port with the development of digital business models. At 136.5 million tons, in 2017 seaborne cargo throughput in Hamburg, ...

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