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Konecranes to deliver automated RTG systems to Yilport

Konecranes and Yilport announced that inked a contract for the delivery of automated RTG systems to three of Yilport’s European container ports. Specifically, the order was booked back in December 2019 and concerns the following container terminals: Yilport’s Gävle in Sweden, Liscont and Leixões in Portugal. 

Port of Helsinki cargo throughput declines by 2% in 2019

The Port of Helsinki, Finland, issued a update on 2019’s throughput, from January to December 2019, informing that the port saw a 2% year-on-year decline in the number of cargo it handled. Specifically, the port handled 14.42 million tonnes of cargo, in other words a 2% decline, year-on-year.

Updated guidelines for dangerous goods’ packing launched

In the beginning of the year, 1 January 2020, the latest version of the IMDG Code, Amendment 39-18, came into force. Following, UK P&I Club along with TT Club collaborated, launching guidelines and providing an insight for all actors in the freight supply chain, who are responsible for preparing unitized consignments for carriage at sea.

Guidelines launched for safe carriage of seed cake

CINS, together with the International Group of P&I Clubs published guidelines for the carriage of Seed Cake in containers. The practices set out in this document are intended to improve safety during the carriage of Seed Cake and to ensure that it is properly declared, packaged and carried.

Passenger traffic increases at Port of Kiel

Port of Kiel continues to pursue its growth course in passenger traffic posting a 4.2% increase with 2.2 million travellers. At the same time, the port’s cargo sector was unable to match the top results of the reference period. The handling performance fell by 3.5% to 7.15 tons of cargo in 2018. 

Port of LA moved near-record cargo in 2019, amid trade war tension

The Port Executive Director Gene Seroka recently announced that the Port of Los Angeles moved near-record cargo in 2019 with a total of 9,337,632 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs), just short of the second-best year in its 113-year history, despite lingering tensions from the U.S.-China trade war.

Port of Shanghai: World’s busiest container port for 2019

Port of Shanghai marked another high record container throughput during 2019, handling 43.3 million TEUs. Namely, the port noted a 3% increase in its cargo throughput, in comparison with the 42.01 million TEUs of 2018. This is the 10th year in a row that the port maintains its top position as the busiest container port in the world.

Port of Dunkirk increases its traffic during 2019

The Port of Dunkirk released its annual traffic results for 2019, reporting that it achieved a 3% from 2018. More specifically, the port announced that it has reached 53 MT, up from 51.6 MT the year before.


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