container industry

Port of Oakland ready for alliance changes

The Port of Oakland recently said that they expect to take on upcoming changes to container shipping alliances with little disruption. The Port expects cargo volume to hold steady once new alliances begin operation April 1. Fewer but larger ships will visit Oakland weekly, laden with more ocean containers.

ICTSI & PSA to open new terminal in Colombia

ICTSI) and PSA International have formally opened Puerto Aguadulce, a joint venture terminal in the Port of Buenaventura, Colombia.
The first phase of the world class multi-user container and bulk handling facility can handle mega container vessels with capacities of up to 18,000 TEUs, and is seen to further spur the Colombian economy.

China-Europe rail trade route gets smarter

Kazakhstan Temir Zholy Express (KTZE) and Globe Tracker International (GT) have announced their cooperation for the deployment of hundreds of intermodal GT Smart UNIT45 reefer containers. These assets will travel along the Silk Road.

Kramer Group to create a reefer service centre in Rotterdam Port

Kramer Group and the Port of Rotterdam Authority signed an agreement for the creation of a reefer service centre at the former City Terminal in the port of Rotterdam’s Eemhaven area. In addition, Kramer Group will provide a shipping service between Maasvlakte and Eemhaven, mainly for full refrigerated containers.

Firmer demand delivers container shipping much-needed boost

MSI reports that almost two months into 2017, the liner sector finds itself in positive territory. Both demand, supply and earnings have started the year in healthy shape and MSI expects the sector to move into the next quarter with a reinforcement of this encouraging trend.

Port of Tauranga to handle one million containers

The New Zealand’s largest freight gateway, Port of Tauranga, announced it is on track to become the first port in the country to transport more than one million containers across its wharves in a single year.

Rotterdam releases logistic matchmaker for tank containers

The Port of Rotterdam has launched a start-up which matches supply and demand for containerised transport of liquids, gasses, ‘food and feed’ worldwide. Cargo and tank containers are matched via a user friendly online platform, which will result in efficiency, cost savings and more sustainability.

Maersk Elba: the largest ship to call Haifa Port

Maersk Elba entered the Carmel Terminal on February 1, and was operated on by four STS cranes with an average productivity of 136 containers per ship hour. In order to prepare for the arrival of the Maersk Elba and similar subsequent vessels, five new cranes were built at the Carmel Terminal.