MSC, Maersk Partner Up with SM Line on Transpacific Route

Shipping giants Maersk and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), which together form the 2M Alliance, have found a new South Korean partner on the Transpacific trade as their cooperation with Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) expires.  As informed, the 2M carriers entered into a new cooperation agreement with SM Line, beginning on April 1, 2020. According to MSC, […]

COSCO, OOCL, ONE and Yang Ming to Set Up New Transatlantic Service

Asian shipping giants COSCO Shipping Lines, Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), Ocean Network Express (ONE) and Yang Ming are to launch a new weekly Transatlantic service, the new East Mediterranean – America service (EMA). As informed, the first voyage is scheduled for April 2020, subject to FMC filing. To be jointly operated by the four […]

Maersk Line Partners Up with Hamburg’s Software Company

Danish container shipping giant Maersk Line is partnering with Portrix Logistic Software GmbH (PLS), part of Hamburg-based IT solutions provider Portrix Group, to integrate spot pricing into PLS’ Global Price Management (GPM) software solution. GPM, launched by PLS in 2010, is used by the freight forwarding industry, with twelve of the top twenty global freight […]

Cape Town’s Record Reefer Load

The Port of Cape Town has loaded a container ship with more reefer boxes than the ship has reefer plugs. Last week Transnet SOC Ltd, the parent company of Transnet Port Terminals, tweeted that the Cape Town Container Terminal had broken an all time record by loading “1665 refrigerated containers of South African fruit destined […]

Congestion worsening in Lagos Ports

The Nigerian Ports Authority has introduced emergency measures to tackle mounting congestion at the ports of Apapa and Tin Can Island in the Nigerian economic capital Lagos The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has introduced emergency measures to tackle mounting congestion at the ports of Apapa and Tin Can Island in the Nigerian economic capital Lagos. […]

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 […]