container industry

DNV GL approves Hudong-Zhonghua largest gas-fueled vessel design

The shipbuilding company, Hudong-Zhonghua was awarded with an Approval in Principle (AiP) certificate from DNV GL for its largest gas-fueled 25000TEU Ultra Large Container vessel (ULCS) design at the CSSC booth. The award ceremony was held at the Marintec China trade fair in Shanghai.

Over-tightening lashings on containers hides risks

Safely securing containers is a crucial procedure not to be missed, given that safely transmitting containers is important for stakeholders; Thus, Gard highlights the importance of container lashes being tightened, but not over-tightened.

Moin Terminal receives Costa Rica’s largest containership

APM Terminals Moín welcomed the MSC Sara Elena, the largest container ship to ever berth in Costa Rica, measuring 300m long with a capacity of 8,000 TEUs, in November. The vessel was in port for just under nine hours, including the obligatory first call celebrations. Exports of key Costa Rican exports, such as pineapples and bananas, were loaded onto the Sara Elena which sailed for Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Guide on container’s certification for safely securing cargoes

ABS has issued a guide for the certification of container securing systems advising that when special containers are used for unique cargoes that have reduced or increased load capacities, limitations should be considered when stowing them onboard ship and when determining permissible tier and container stack weights.

CMA CGM to raise $2 billion from 10 terminals’ sell

CMA CGM ocean carrier, recently announced its plans to carry out a major asset sale program in order to gain control of CEVA Logistics. As the company stated, part of the plan is to sell stakes in 10 port assets to its joint venture partner, China Merchants Port Holdings.

Port of Hamburg marks 6.9% growth in container volume

The Port of Hamburg handled 7 million TEUs on container services since the begging of the year, marking a 6.9% increase in its volume. As the German port announced, a big part of its growth was down to the four new transatlantic services and four new Baltic feeder services.

Mwani Qatar, MSC ink agreement for Hamad’s port transhipments

The Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and Mwani Qatar signed a container services agreement, in order to allow MSC’s transhipments,through the use of Hamad Port as a regional hab. Specifically, MSC will manage up to 150,000 TEUs per year and is estimated a growth up to one million TEUS until 2023.

Kolkata Container Terminal achieves October throughput record

PSA Kolkata Container Terminal, a subsidiary of PSA International Pte Ltd, set a new record of 61,755 TEU in October 2019, at Netaji Subhas Dock, Kolkata Port Trust, also setting another record cumulative total of 3 million TEUs, achieved from the beginning of the terminal’s operations in November 2014. 

Pilbara Ports Authority throughput marginally increases

Pilbara Ports Authority informed that it has delivered a total monthly throughput of 56.5 million tonnes (Mt) for the month of October 2019. This throughput was a 2% decrease compared to the same month in 2018. The total throughput for the 2019/20 financial year to date is 232Mt, which marks an increase of no more than 1% from the same time last year.

Container throughput in HHLA increased 4%

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) continued its positive performance in the first nine months of 2019. Container throughput increased moderately because of the successful integration of the Estonian terminal operator HHLA TK Estonia, which was acquired last year, and improved slightly at the Hamburg terminals. What is more, an important rise in container transport was achieved.


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