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Pirates, Middle East instability and drought disrupt the world’s ports

There is no mistaking, on entering the port of Algeciras, at the southernmost tip of Spain, how busy the facility is. The cranes that tower above the port’s two container terminals are nearly all at work, shuttling containers on and off ships. The piles of boxes in the terminals’ yards are mainly stacked at the maximum of five high. Alonso Luque, chief executive of Total Terminal International Algeciras SA, operator of one terminal, said he has turned away far more requests to handle extra cargo than he has been able ...

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Zero Emission Port Alliance (ZEPA) onboards leading organisations in container port industry

The Zero Emission Port Alliance (ZEPA) announces the onboarding of 11 organizations from the container port industry. Among the members are APM Terminals, CATL, DP World, Kempower, Patrick Terminals, Port of Aarhus, Port of Rotterdam, Rocsys, Sany, SSA Marine, and ZPMC. The ZEPA members are committed to accelerating the adoption of Battery-Electric Container Handling Equipment (BE-CHE) together. Their collective effort is aimed to take a significant step to speed up port decarbonisation and make BE-CHE affordable and accessible within this decade. The new members bring vital insights, contacts and a ...

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The Valencia Containerised Freight Index (VCFI) decreases in May by -12.98%

The Valencia Containerised Freight Index (VCFI) for the month of May decreases in a scenario in which the activity of the maritime sector is marked for yet another month by the geopolitical situation. Thus, in the fifth month of the year, this price index, which is based on the export prices recorded by the Port of Valencia in 13 geographical areas around the world, stood at 1,606.61 points, representing a monthly drop of -12.98%, a decrease since the beginning of the year of -11% and an increase of +12% in ...

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Port of Long Beach Trade Slows in May

Shifting trade routes and canceled voyages led to a decline in cargo at the Port of Long Beach in May. Dockworkers and terminal operators moved 695,937 twenty-foot equivalent units last month, down 8.2% from May 2023. Imports slid 4.5% to 345,271 TEUs and exports decreased 21.1% to 100,885 TEUs. Empty containers moving through the Port declined 7% to 249,782 TEUs. The Port has moved 3,449,181 TEUs through the first five months of 2024, and is still up 10% from the same period in 2023. “I am confident we will see ...

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Liaoning’s Yingkou Port records a big jump in shore power usage

The container terminal subsidiary of Liaoning Port Holdings (Yingkou) Co Ltd has seen a remarkable surge in shore power usage. In the first five months of this year, the shore power consumption at the terminal in Yingkou, Liaoning province, reached 430,000 kWh, 20 times more than the level of 2023. “It accounts for one-sixth of all berthing vessel operations,” said Wang Fei, deputy general manager of the subsidiary. He expressed optimism about the company’s commitment to green practices, stating that they anticipate the annual shore power consumption to reach one ...

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Digital innovation: APM Terminals calls first movers to join Innovators Program to enhance visibility and reliability for customers

Digital solutions are the backbone of modern terminal operations and offer unique opportunities to accelerate and optimise the flow of cargo through container terminals. Therefore, it was a breakthrough for customer service, when APM Terminals launched the Shipping Line Dashboard to enhance the connections and cooperation between shipping lines and inline services. “This service has now been rolled out in 11 of our terminals and we are ready to document that it has helped us create more visibility in planning, reduce the turn times and ensure more predictable and reliable ...

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Sacrifice Holiday 2024 14 Jun 2024, Turkey All official institutions and banks in Turkey will be closed from 16 to 20 June due to the Sacrifice Holiday. READ MORE Bulk carrier operations at Tuas Terminal Phase 2 Project Area 14 Jun 2024, Singapore The working period for Tuas Terminal Phase 2 Project Area has been extended, and the work will now continue until 10 December. READ MORE Issuance of Dispensation by Recognised Organisations (ROs) 14 Jun 2024, Singapore From 16 June, Recognised Organisations will issue dispensation to Singapore-registered ships classed ...

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Port of Seattle Accelerates Shore Power Requirement for Cruise Vessels

The Port of Seattle became the first port in the nation to independently require that 100% of all cruise vessels homeported in Seattle be shore power capable and utilize shore power. The order passed by the Port of Seattle Commission today takes effect in the 2027 cruise season, three years before the Port’s previous goal of 2030. “Ensuring all homeported cruise ships utilize shore power by incorporating a requirement in our commercial agreements, the Port continues to demonstrate how we can generate economic opportunities while minimizing our impact on communities ...

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Hiab launches WALTCO MDV liftgate series for hassle-free dock loading and distribution.

Hiab, part of Cargotec, launches the WALTCO MDV liftgate series for speedy, hassle-free dock loading and distribution. The new liftgate series offers several sustainability advantages and safety features combined with intuitive controls for easy operations. Long lasting liftgate with lower energy consumption The MDV liftgates are available in 3,000 or 4,000 lbs. lifting capacities and several platform sizes. All models in the series have a low weight, reducing the carbon emission footprint of the product and the vehicle energy consumption. Designed with fewer moving parts for reduced maintenance requirements, such ...

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Liebherr transforms Port Liberty’s STS crane capabilities with major upgrade

Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. is pleased to announce the conclusion of a major upgrade project at Port Liberty (formerly Global Container Terminals) in New York. We have increased the lift height and extended the boom tip on three of the four Liebherr ship to shore container cranes (STS) at the port, with work on the fourth crane being completed in the coming weeks. Liebherr’s cameras were on hand to record the process and the dramatic footage is now available on Liebherr Maritime’s social media channels. Liebherr’s team of expert engineers ...

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Wilson Sons owns the world’s 6th best container terminal of less than 500,000 TEUs — Salvador Container Terminal — says World Bank

A leader in port and maritime logistics in Brazil, Wilson Sons owns the world’s 6th best container terminal of less than 500,000 TEUs — Salvador Container Terminal — with the throughput of 500,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) handled per year. This terminal is located in the Port of Salvador, in the capital of Bahia. The Container Port Performance Index 2023 (CPPI) is based on a ranking released by the World Bank and S&P Global Market Intelligence, which evaluated operational efficiency based on vessel time in ports. The performance of Salvador ...

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Port Of Tanjung Pelepas Wins Industry Excellence Award 2024

Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP), a joint venture between Malaysia-based MMC Group and Netherlands-based APM Terminals, proudly clinched this year’s Industry Excellence Award or Anugerah Kecemerlangan Industri (AKI) for the Services Sector in Category 4, reflecting its dedication to merit and pursuit of high performance. This esteemed accolade recognises PTP’s admirable achievements and contributions as a leading player in the maritime industry, celebrating its status as a source of national pride among the top companies in the country. AKI was introduced by the then Ministry of International Trade and Industry ...

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SAAM Terminals highlighted the value of data to optimize operations at TOC Europe 2024

SAAM Terminals played an active role at TOC Europe 2024, a conference in Rotterdam that brings together the main companies and executives in the maritime-port industry. The company was part of a panel about innovation and artificial intelligence where it shared how it is using data to optimize terminal operations. “This event is an opportunity to share best practices from our terminals across the Americas. We discussed the importance of decision making based on data obtained from various sources, such as terminal equipment and cranes, as well as from the ...

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DP World Wins Four Finance And Sustainability Awards

DP World secured a series of prestigious finance awards in the last week, recognising its groundbreaking achievements in innovative infrastructure solutions and sustainable finance. The global leader in supply chain solutions took home four awards form three separate events – the Loans above £750 million Award, Refinance Deal of the Year, Transport Deal of the Year and the Corporate Bond Deal of the Year for its 10-year Green Sukuk. These accolades solidify DP World’s position as a frontrunner in both conventional and Islamic finance, while showcasing its commitment to environmentally ...

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Tuticorin Container Terminal Welcomes First Crane Shipment

J M Baxi Ports & Logistics, a leading name in India’s port and logistics sector, proudly announces the arrival of the first crane shipment at their fully owned container terminal, Tuticorin International Container Terminal Pvt. Ltd. This milestone event marks a significant step towards enhancing the operational capacity and efficiency at the Tuticorin port. The inaugural shipment, which berthed on June 8, 2024, includes one Rail Mounted Quay Crane (RMQC) and five electric Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes (eRTGs). This delivery is part of a comprehensive equipment plan designed to optimize ...

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