Container Terminal News

The container ship MSC London called at Fos-sur-Mer

On 8 February, the 16,650 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) container ship MSC London made its first call at Darse 2 of the Fos-sur-Mer container terminal of the Marseille Fos port, the company said in its press release.For the first time, the vessel touched the container terminal managed by the cargo-handler Seayard as…

Port of Tauranga to buy super-post-Panamax cranes, tender for dredging in readiness for big ships

Port of Tauranga [NZX: POT], New Zealand's largest port company, is to buy two new gantry cranes and will shortly put out for tender dredging work that will allow it to accommodate bigger container vessels than rival Ports of Auckland can handle.The Tauranga port's board today signed off on the purchase of two super post-panamax gantry cranes…

Port of Salalah to get 8 automated mooring units at berth 5

MUSCAT: Cavotec, a global engineering group which has recently won a new supply, will install eight new automated mooring units at berth 5 in the container terminal of Salalah Port.According to the CEO, EMEA, this is the third installation of MoorMaster 400E15 at the Port and these state of the art systems bring forth a…

Port of Salalah renews pact for automated mooring systems

, a leading global engineering group which has recently won a new order to supply. This is the third installation of MoorMaster 400E15 at the Port and these state-of-the-art systems bring forth a plethora of additional facilities and benefits to the Port, according to the CEO, EMEA. 's Chief Operating Officer for EMEA, told the Observer.

News of Hanjin leaving Port of Portland surprises port operator as shippers receive letters

Hanjin's plan to drop service to the Port of Portland came as a surprise to ICTSI Oregon, the port operator."This is the first time ICTSI Oregon, Inc. has seen this schedule," said CEO Elvis Ganda. "We are now in the process of determining if this is valid. We have never been notified of Hanjin's intention to drop Portland."ICTSI Oregon is the first port headquarters in the U.S.

Mainline cargo shipping to Dubai begins

A new mainline container cargo shipping service to Dubai commenced at the second container terminal at V.O. Chidambaranar Port here on Tuesday.Chairman of the VOC Port Trust S. Anantha Chandra Bose inaugurated the service being operated by Dakshin Bharat Gateway Terminal Private Limited on the 8{+t}{+h}berth of the port in the presence of Deputy Chairman of the Port S.
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Thames Side Container Shipping Port Collects Another Freight Service

Cargo from West Africa Will Enter UK via EssexUK – WORLDWIDE – Having confirmed Southampton as the UK port of choice for the Oceans Three container alliance cargo services FAL1 and FAL3, of which it forms part, CMA CGM have announced forthcoming freight services from West Africa to DP World’s London Gateway Port. The CMA CGM EURAF2 service is now calling direct to Nigeria…

Rail News - Georgia port marks 5 millionth vehicle; New Orleans port logs container volume record. F

<< Rail News Home: Intermodal2/6/2015The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) announced a silver Hyundai Genesis handled by International Auto Processing was the 5 millionth vehicle processed at the Port of Brunswick.International Auto Processing (IAP) began its operation at the port's Colonel's Island Terminal in 1986, with the first shipment comprising 567 Yugos.

New Costa Rica port to open in 2018, says Maersk unit | Reuters

country, which ranks as the world's No. 1 pineapple exporter."The concession clock is ticking. on nearby beaches. efforts to stop the port construction."So far we have won all (the lawsuits). can operate in Costa Rica.

Slangerup Details Challenges, Goals For Long Beach's Port - The Grunion Gazette Online -

Despite congestion that has ships lined up along the coast waiting to offload cargo, Port of Long Beach Executive Director Jon Slangerup said he is confident Long Beach can overcome its challenges and be known throughout the world as the Port of the Future.In his first State of the Port Address Thursday morning at the Long Beach Convention Center…

Long Beach port chief addresses congestion, environmental commitment at State of the Port address Th

LONG BEACH >> Although congestion threatens to shift business away to other ports, the future of the nation’s second busiest seaport will be economically viable and environmentally sustainable, the head of the Port of Long Beach said Thursday.In his first State of the Port address, port Chief Executive Jon Slangerup spoke…

New Greek government puts shipping in its sights, cans port privatisation

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras promised radical change as his new government swiftly moved to roll back key parts of Greeces international bailout, and shipping was warned it should be prepared to lift the heaviest possible burden.Within hours of the radical left coalition party Syriza forming an anti-austerity governing coalition with the right-wing party…

Shipping terminals to reopen Wednesday morning, truckers face backups

Shipping terminals will reopen on Wednesday after a two-day shutdown, but only after snow and wind idled thousands of dockworkers and truckers, the latter of which face extra long lines at terminal gates in the morning due to a backlog of containers waiting to be picked up or dropped off."All Marine Terminals in the Port of New York and New Jersey will be opening on Wednesday, Jan.

What does Syrizas rise to power mean for the Greek shipping industry?

The votes have been cast, and now Greece is under the control of anti-austerity party, Syriza. The news has been welcomed with applause and fanfare in Greece. And to be fair, they have had a tough time of late, what with the 2010 bailout and all. So really, who are we to stop them having a party?But not everyone is celebrating the rise of the new controlling party.

Port Saint John seeks C$38M for dredging

The proposed dredging programme to deepen the main channel and the berths alongside the container terminal at Port Saint John in New Brunswick will cost approximately C$38M ($30.573M), a company spokeswoman has told IHS Maritime.She added that the dredging would take about three years and could begin as early as 2018.Earlier in January the port…

New ports only after capacity utilisation of existing ones

Instead of building new ports, the authorities should focus on optimum utilisation of capacity of existing ports by improving connectivity and nourishing the beaches to prevent coastal erosion, according to Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) Chairman and Managing Director Capt. D.K. on Saturday that the responsibility of nourishment lies with the ports.

Shipping container numbers down at Port of Lewiston

Updated: 1:03 pm, Thu Jan 15, 2015. LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) Officials at the Port of Lewiston say the number of shipping containers handled by port employees in 2014 is the fewest on record since 1991.The Lewiston Tribune reports ( that Port Manager David Doeringsfeld on Wednesday at a port commission meeting said the port handled 3…

Maritime Training Centre offers first liftboat training in the GCC

' Maritime Training Centre in Musaffah to provide simulator training for existing and potential liftboat masters. The training will be the first of its kind in the GCC region and will be conducted by certified instructors from GMS, the largest provider of self-propelled and self-elevating accommodation liftboats or jackup barges in the Middle East.

Maritime Sector's Key Areas of Focus in 2015

opinionWith the advent of a new year, John Iwori lists the individuals and corporate bodies in the maritime sector that would be the central points of attention.Idris UmarWith declining price of crude oil at the international market, Nigeria is seeking for alternative sources of income to boost its revenue. One of the areas…

Transport vessel crew praised by Joe Anderson after saving cruise ship passenger

Paramedics confirmed the passengers condition was critical and any delay in treatment would have been potentially fatal, but she is now thought to be in a stable condition and is recovering in hospital.Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson has since written a letter to the crews employers, Turbine Transfers, offering his thanks…