Yusen Logistics has expanded its direct less-than-containerload services by adding two new routes to its network, including a twice-weekly service from Shanghai to Los Angeles and a weekly multi-country consolidation service from Singapore to Los Angeles.
The Port of Tacoma in Washington reported container volume from January to April was 617,076 20-foot-equivalent units, up 35 percent year-over-year.
The drop in Hong Kong's container throughput last month indicates a structural problem exacerbated by a strike at one of the terminals last month, according to one port operator, South China Morning Post reports.
State-run Chennai Port will invite fresh bids from seven companies that are qualified to participate in the construction of a mega container terminal at the port for an estimated US$716 million.
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has been awarded an order for 25 reachstackers by the Algerian port procurement company, Groupament D'Inter¨ºt Commun Des Entreprises Portuaires (GICEP). The delivery of the Kalmar reachstackers is scheduled over the next six months to five of the most important ports in Algeria: Annaba, Skikda, Algiers, Mostagannem and Ghazaouet. The value of the order is approximately EUR 10 million.
On 5th May 2013, PGA SA endorsed the proposal of the commission appointed to adjudicate on tender procedure No.1/FU/2013 concerning the "Long-term tenancy of a developed land property, including a section of the Rudowy Pier, situated in the Inner Port in Gdansk, and designated for the construction and operation of a widely accessible deepwater terminal facility suited to handling products of plant origin, among other goods, excluding oil and petroleum products". In effect, the last section of the Gdansk port that has direct access to the deepwater Gulf of Gdansk and is capable to accommodate the largest vessels that can navigate the Danish Straits has acquired an operator.
Cargotec has unveiled its Technology and Competence Centre in an opening ceremony in Tampere, Finland.
Ohio's Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, City of Toledo, Lucas County and other officials have held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of 1,500 feet of new roadway and utilities at Overland Industrial Park.
Long Beach's Board of Harbor Commissioners has unanimously approved a Port of Long Beach energy policy that will guide efforts for a more sustainable supply of power as demand increases.
Oman International Container Terminal (OICT) has started construction on its new RO50 million (US$129.8 million) terminal to boost annual capacity from 800,000 to 1.5 million TEU at the Port of Sohar, reports the Muscat Daily Observer.
The Port of Montreal is to see improved access to Montreal on the St Lawrence river navigation channel for vessels up to 44 metres wide allowing entry for post-panamax vessels of 6,000 TEU capacity, reports American Shipper.
Netherlands-headquartered RoyalHaskoningDHV has been awarded the multi-million dollar contract to oversee the construction of the extension of the main port of Jakarta, Tanjung Priok of stage 1 due for full build-out completion in 2018.
Terex Port Solutions has received an order for two Terex®Gottwald Model 6 mobile harbour cranes, of the new G HMK 6408 variant, from its long-standing customer Port of Napier Ltd. The two cranes, each with lifting capacities of up to 100 t and radii up to 51 m, are to be modified by Terex Port Solutions to meet the specific conditions of the quays in the port and, from late summer 2013, will be handling mainly containers. NapierPort is expanding its fleet of cranes as a result of business growth, which is currently the second largest in New Zealand¡¯s North Island in terms of the volume of total export cargo handled.
"Today we are clearing the way for international shipping and trade. That's typical of the Netherlands. That¡¯s how we became big. With Maasvlakte 2, the Netherlands is throwing the door wide open to the newest generation of container ships. And we offer space for the latest terminals. The port is growing 20% larger, and the container capacity has doubled. Thousands of direct and indirect jobs will be created."
The Sacramento-Yolo Port Commission in California has approved a new lease for its West Sacramento maritime facilities with SSA Pacific.
The Port of Oakland¡¯s containerized throughput rose 1.4 percent year-over-year in April, reaching 190,727 20-foot-equivalent units, including both laden and empty containers.
The Port of Virginia is aiming to boost container traffic by capitalizing on its post-Panamax draft, tapping improved intermodal service, increasing customer service and developing distribution centers.
Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port Group reported consolidated cargo turnover from January to April 2013 was 49.5 million metric tons, compared with 55.3 million metric tons in the same period last year.
The Israeli government is planning to issue a tender to build a privately run seaport in the coming months, pledging to end the monopolies of the two main ports of Ashdod and Haifa, Haaretz reports.
Rebecca Blank, U.S. acting commerce secretary, has wrapped up her week-long Latin America trade mission in Panama, which highlighted the importance of the U.S.-Panama bilateral trade relationship.