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.
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.
The Global Ports Group will renew and upgrade the handling equipment at its terminal network in the North-West and the Russian Far East, in order to increase the effectiveness of its cargo handling capabilities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hutchison Ports will operate two brand new super-post-Panamax cranes at the container terminal at the Stockholm Norvik Port. The container cranes started their journey from Shanghai on 10th January and will arrive for installation at the new port at the end of March.
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.
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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