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Changing Box Landscape Demands That Yard Tools Keep Pace

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he need for increased operating efficiencies for container terminals collides with the demands of a Tier 4 regulatory climate. Fortunately, you can achieve the former goal while satisfying your thirst for latter.   Ports and container terminal operators everywhere are faced with many challenges. A

Hapag-Lloyd to Offer reUse Container Management Services

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Avantida said Hapag-Lloyd has become the first ocean carrier in the U.K. to offer its reUse container management services through the Avantida platform. The application allows the re-use of import containers for export shipments of the same shipping company. "As part of the ocean lines continuous

Savi Ocean ETA Brings Transparency to Shipping

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With Ocean ETA, shippers gain real-time visibility to ocean shipments and seamless orchestration of transitions between sea, land and air.   Ocean ETA was launched by Savi, an innovator in big data/machine learning analytic solutions, supply chain management software and sensor technology. Its capabilities bring precise,

Cheniere Partners Completes Train 4 at the Sabine Pass LNG

Loading of the first commissioning cargo at the Sabine Pass LNG Terminal - February 2016. File Photo: Cheniere Energy, Inc.

 Cheniere Energy Partners has announced that Substantial Completion of Train 4 of the Sabine Pass liquefaction project in Cameron Parish, Louisiana (SPL Project) was achieved on October 9, 2017.    Commissioning has been completed and Cheniere Partners' EPC partner Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals has turned over care,

Maritime Policy for Good Governance

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 The latest in a series of workshops around the world to provide training in the development, adoption and updating of a National Maritime Transport Policy (NMTP) has been held in Bangkok, Thailand (9-11 October).    The event highlighted the importance of a national maritime transport policy as a

TOTE Says San Juan Productivity Improving

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TOTE Maritime said it continues to see an increase in overall productivity at the Port of San Juan as more and more containers leave the terminal for communities around Puerto Rico.   On Monday the terminal reached 87 percent productivity with more than 330 loads of relief and commercial goods leaving the terminal.

FMC's Doyle Weighs in on U.S. Merchant Marine, 2017 Hurricane Relief Efforts

File Image: A rendering of Crowley's ultra modern Commitment Class ConRo vessels, built especially to accomodate the unique needs of the Puerto Rico freight model. (CREDIT: Crowley)

Today's address by FMC commissioner William P.Doyle brought transparency to the massive U.S.-based efforts expended during this hurricane season at the 17th Annual Port Industry Day conference in Jersey City, NJ.   Good Morning New York and New Jersey. It’s a great day here in Jersey City. I know

Ernst Russ Acquires Ships Financed by ABN AMRO

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The Ernst Russ Group has successfully completed another transaction and acquired two container ships with capacities of 2,450 TEU and 2,785 TEU and an average age of just under 12 years.    Global Transportation & Logistics provided financing to Ernst Russ. Purchase price for the two container ships is undisclosed.

APM Terminals Tacoma Ends Lease

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APM Terminals Tacoma concluded its operations on September 30, 2017, ahead of the December 31, 2017 lease expiration date, transferring the lease to Seattle-based SSA Marine who formed a new joint venture with Matson Lines, called SSAT, starting operations October 2, 2017. APM Terminals Tacoma was used primarily by the Matson Alaska Service,

UK Chamber Launches Shipping Primer

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The UK Chamber of Shipping has launched ‘Understanding UK Shipping’, a new book that gives a comprehensive overview of the nation’s maritime industry to newcomers and anyone looking to increase their understanding of the sector.    The book covers a range of topics from national and international legislation; crew employment rights,

Diana Containerships to Sell Up to Seven Vessels

Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), a shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, has announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell up to seven of its containership vessels for an aggregate purchase price of up to $104.0 million to an unaffiliated third party.   Separate

Vitol Returns for $8 Bln Loan Refinancing

Geneva-headquartered energy and commodities trader Vitol has signed an US$8bn loan refinancing of credit facilities agreed in October 2016, the company announced on Wednesday.   The revolving credit facility, which is used for working capital and general corporate purposes, comprises a three-year tranche and a 364-day tranche.

Locks Failure Highlights US Infrastructure Woes

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The Ohio River was closed to commercial navigation on Monday near Brookport, Illinois, after a hydraulic system used to open and close lock gates at lock and dam 53 failed, the Waterways Council said.   A queue of more than 65 towboats was waiting to pass through the area on Monday morning, the group said in a news release.

Newsome Plans for Growth, Investments at SC Ports

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Delivering today his annual State of the Port address, South Carolina Ports Authority president and CEO Jim Newsome focused on the port's strategic plans for volume growth and infrastructure investment.    Newsome discussed the trends dominating today's shipping industry and the benefits of a growing

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