Navis N4 3.7 live at Puerto Bolivar Terminal

Yliport has implemented N4 3.7 as part of its modernisation project at Puerto Bolivar in Ecuador. Yilport secured a 50-year concession in 2016 to build a 2.6M TEU facility at Puerto Bolívar in five phases, with a total investment of US$750M. The company began container operations in April 2017, using two Gottwald mobile harbour cranes […]

Dunkirk Commissions Cold Ironing for Container Ships

CMA CGM’s APL SINGAPURA is the first container vessel to hook up to shore power in a French seaport   The €1.2M installation at Terminal de Flandres was provided for the port authority (GPM de Dunkerque) by ACTEMIUM, part of Vinci Energies. The system, which will become fully operational during H1 this year, is housed […]

Adani to buy Krishnapatnam

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) is to buy a controlling shareholding in Krishnapatnam Port Co Ltd (KPCL). KPCL, which is located in Andhra Pradesh on India’s east coast, is the second-largest private sector port in India. It handled an estimated 54Mt of cargo, including over 500,000TEU, in 2019 and APSEZ intends increasing this […]

Mombasa to break Box Record

The port of Mombasa in Kenya handled more than 1.4M TEU in 2019, a record performance and an increase of more than 7% on 2018’s throughput of 1.3M TEU.    The figure was also well ahead of forecasts made by the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) earlier in the year that 1.35M TEU would be processed. […]

Reprieve for Port of Kolding

Cargo activities at the Port of Kolding will continue, following a change of heart by the local council   The municipality of Kolding voted unexpectedly around a year ago to cease all cargo handling activity at the port no later than 2043, citing the need for more residential estate However, four members of the council […]

APM Terminals Rotterdam to be sold to Hutchison

APM Terminals and Hutchison Ports have signed a letter of intent for the takeover of APM Terminals Rotterdam, the older of APMT’s two Rotterdam terminals   As previously surmised, the buyer for the terminal turns out to be Hutchison Ports. The conventional, straddle carrier-direct 2.5M TEU terminal will be acquired by Hutchison, subject to permission […]

Zeamarine in Crisis

Following news of the various management changes in the group, it has become clear that the overall situation of Zeamarine is more serious than it looked from the outside   Alarm bells started ringing after it became known that Sven Lundehn, Managing Director of corporate reconstruction specialist Alldatax, who handled the liquidation of the former Beluga […]

Gaussin Rolls into Qatar

Guassin has announced plans to set up an assembly site for batteries, hydrogen systems and driverless vehicles in the new Qatar Free Zone.    The announcement on a new assembly facility comes just days after Gaussin disclosed an order for 24 trailers with an option for an additional 33 units from QTerminals, operator of Hamad […]

KALP to Relaunch ALP Business

KALP GmbH and Bromma have mutually terminated their agreement for Bromma to utilise KALP´s technology for automated twist lock handling.   KALP GmbH is the company that developed the “Automatic Lashing Platform” (ALP). In February 2012 Kalmar acquired the KALP Automatic Lashing Platform from its inventor Rainer Kapelski and assigned it to Bromma for further […]

APM Terminals Moín hits 1M TEU

New terminal reaches milestone less than 10 months after starting operations. APM Terminals new Moín Container Terminal celebrated handling its one millionth TEU on 11 December 2019. “This milestone, achieved in less than 10 months of operation, is particularly significant, as the next phase of the terminal will be built when an annual volume of […]