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DP World reduces emissions at Chile terminals

“DP World Chile has managed to reduce emissions at its San Antonio and Lirquén port terminals by 50% and 30%, respectively.” See the original story at Seatrade Maritime News. Source: Seatrade Maritime News (JK)

Peel Ports to extend its reach with Salford trimodal terminal

“Port of Liverpool operator Peel Ports is looking to add the trimodal port of Salford to its portfolio, with initial works already under way to put in the base infrastructure.” See the original story at The Loadstar. Source: The Loadstar (JK)

CMA CGM implements hazardous surcharge of US$2,800/box in Chile

“Marseille-based ocean carrier CMA CGM has announced a new hazardous surcharge, which is effective from 10 May (loading date).” See the original story at Container News. Source: Container News (JK)

HHLA kicks off 2022 with strong financial results despite operational challenges

“The German port operator Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) has recorded strong performance dur...

Drewry expects spot rates to remain stable in the near future

“Drewry’s composite World Container Index decreased by 0.9% to US$7,657.20 per 40ft container the we...

Asiatic Lloyd extends portfolio further beyond container ships

“German tonnage provider Asiatic Lloyd is diversifying further beyond its core boxship segment, inve...

MACN launches global port integrity platform

“The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) has launched the Global Port Integrity Platform (GPIP),...

Shippers wary over lack of clarity on Shanghai reopening

“Shippers and forwarders in the Asia-US trade have mixed views about how quickly import volumes will...

Maersk extends Decathlon Singapore partnership

“A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) has extended its partnership with Decathlon to optimise the ‘last mile’ delivery in Singapore.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

CULINES Launched the Upgraded TPC Service at YICT

The following release was published by China United Lines (CUL):

Last September, CULINES launched...

ICTSI invests over $20m in IT at Manila terminal

“International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has invested more than $20m in information...

ONE and Evergreen launch cross-alliance slot-charter transpac deal

“Slot charter and exchange agreements between carriers in rival alliances are increasing as containe...

Port of Colombo resumes operations after 20-hour labour strike

“Operations at the port of Colombo resumed this afternoon following the end of a strike by port staf...

CMA CGM and Maersk ramp up decarbonisation projects

“Liner giant forays into decarbonization have continued, with encouraging developments from Maersk and CMA CGM this week.” See the original story at The Loadstar. Source: The Loadstar (JK)

Adani Group challenges its exclusion from JNPT revamp tender

“The final round of an Indian tender for a concession to revitalise underused state-owned container...

SC Ports achieves new container record in April

“South Carolina Ports (SC Ports) continues to handle record cargo volumes amid ongoing supply chain...

No China surge expected when lockdowns lifted: Rotterdam

“The Port of Rotterdam does not expect an “armada” of fully laden ships from China overwhelming term...

HMM to Deploy More Vessels as Port Congestion Persists

“HMM Co., the biggest container-shipping line in South Korea, will continue deploying more vessels t...

President Biden adds near $235 million in Port Infrastructure Development Program

“The US Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced that up $684.3...

US announces new sanctions on Russian vessels and shipping companies

“The US Department of State has announced further sanctions targeting Russia’s marine sector to increase pressure on the country following the invasion of Ukraine.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

India to fund Cochin Port transshipment hub amid Sri Lanka crisis

“The Indian Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW) has agreed to fund a Rs 300 crore ($38...

Shanghai extending empty container service to Taicang port

“Shanghai empty container center has opened up a unit at the neighboring port of Taicang in Suzhou.” See the original story at Seatrade Maritime News. Source: Seatrade Maritime News (JK)

PSA, ONE recycle reefer refrigerant gas to reduce emissions

“Terminal operator PSA and shipping line Ocean Network Express (ONE) has successfully completed trials of recycling refrigerant gas from reefer containers.” See the original story at Seatrade Maritime News. Source: Seatrade Maritime News (JK)

Del Monte says ‘yes’ to opening vessel capacity to third-party shippers

“Fresh Del Monte (FDM), the global producer and distributor of fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetab...

Indonesia arrests RCL box ship said to be carrying banned palm oil

“A containership belonging to Thai liner operator Regional Container Lines (RCL) is detained in Indo...

Pan Ocean expands container shipping business with more Bangkokmax orders

“Pan Ocean is building up its boxship fleet again, ordering a pair of 1,800 TEU Bangkokmax ships at...

Concession extension and investment ready APM Terminals Gijon for the future

The following release was published by APM Terminals:

**APM Terminals Gijón is implementing a num...

“Damietta Alliance” developing and operating a new container terminal in Damietta, Egypt

The following release was published by Hapag-Lloyd:

A new terminal will be built in the port of D...

CMA CGM moves to advance production of synthetic methane

“French liner CMA CGM is accelerating the pace of its fleet’s transition to new low-carbon fuel sour...

Container orderbook breaks more records

“The giant containership orderbook – equivalent to the extant fleets of Cosco, Hapag-Lloyd, Evergreen and Ocean Network Express (ONE) combined – is setting all manner of new records.” See the original story at Splash247. Source: Splash247 (JK)

Seaspan orders eight LNG-fuelled boxships in South Korea

“Seaspan Corporation has placed an order at South Korea’s K Shipbuilding for eight 8,000 teu newbuild containerships powered by liquified natural gas (LNG).” See the original story at Splash247. Source: Splash247 (JK)

US imports expected to total 13.5 million TEU in H1 2022

“Imports across US ports are expected to near-record volumes over the next few months, totaling 13.5 million in H1 2022.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

Ashdod Port doubles profits in 2021

“The Ashdod Port Company has reported impressive financial results despite the ongoing COVID-19 cris...

Port of Long Beach reaches permit phase on Pier B major rail project

“The Port of Long Beach has reached the permit and private land acquisition phase as part of transforming its Pier B rail yard into a high-tech on-dock rail support facility.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

Port of Los Angeles April volumes to near 900,000 TEU, predicts Seroka

“Gene Seroka, Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles, has predicted the port’s April container volumes to reach 890,000 TEU.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

Port of Montreal pushes on with Contrecœur terminal expansion

“The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) has announced that a new phase is underway to complete its major expansion project in Contrecœur – as three bid respondents qualified.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

Ningbo-Zhoushan hits record container volume amid Shanghai lockdown

“Single month container volume of China’s Ningbo-Zhoushan port exceeded 3m teu in April, hitting a record high.” See the original story at Seatrade Maritime News. Source: Seatrade Maritime News (JK)

Carriers ramp up blank sailings as China lockdowns persist

“Ocean carrier alliances are preparing to blank more than a third of their sailings from Asia over t...

Busan to create a ‘smart’ container to ship lithium batteries safely

“Municipal authorities in Busan, home of South Korea’s busiest container port, have chosen the desig...

Haian City owners declare general average, fears about destruction of cargo in 180 boxes

“The owners of the 1,400 TEU container vessel, Haian City, which suffered an accident on 14 April, h...

Maersk’s subsidiary plans new distribution center in Canada

“Performance Team – A Maersk company has announced its plans for a new distribution center in Toront...

Nigeria’s first deep seaport to draw $201 billion in revenues, says minister

“The Lekki Deep Sea Port in Nigeria is expected to attract total revenues of $201 billion to the state and federal government through taxes, royalties and duties.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

Cambodia begins construction of $1.5 billion seaport

“The Cambodian Ministry of Public Works and Transport has held a ground-breaking ceremony to mark th...

Manufacturing counts the costs of Shanghai lockdown as exports return

“The Shanghai lockdown has cost global trade $28bn so far, with the clothing, textiles and automotive industries suffering the most exposure.” See the original story at The Loadstar. Source: The Loadstar (JK)

Transpacific box line freight rates nosedive as demand falls

“The Asia – US spot rate components of the Freightos Baltic Index (FBX) slumped this week by 19% and 7% respectively for container shipments to the US west and east coasts.” See the original story at The Loadstar. Source: The Loadstar (JK)

DB Schenker to operate zero-emission electric feeder for furniture shipper

“DB Schenker has laid out plans to operate a zero-emission autonomous feeder vessel, which will deli...

Interasia Lines books 3,055 teu trio at Nihon Shipyard

“Interasia Lines has ordered three 3,055 teu container ships at Japan’s Nihon Shipyard for delivery in early 2025.” See the original story at The Loadstar. Source: The Loadstar (JK)

Sinokor shows no anti-Russia stance

“South Korean regional carrier Sinokor Merchant Marine is maintaining its Busan-Vladivostok liner se...

UAE government tightens DG regulations in Dubai ports

“United Arab Emirates’ government agency, Securities Industry Regulatory Authority (SIRA) has tighte...

Chile’s terminal selects Kalmar process automation solutions

“An order was given to Kalmar, a Finnish company that provides cargo handling solutions and services...

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