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Agreement Between GTT and DSEC

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 The leading global stakeholder in the shipping of liquefied natural gas (LNG) GTT and Korean DSEC, a renowned naval engineering company, have signed a Technical Assistance and License Agreement for the construction of GTT membrane containment systems.   This deal strengthens both GTT and DSEC’s commercial offer.

Container Handling of the Future is Available Now

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Kalmar and Navis Enable ICTSI to Complete the World’s First Fully Automated Terminal.   Kalmar and Navis recently announced the delivery of the first OneTerminal automation solution to International Container Terminal Services Incorporated (ICTSI) at the Port of Melbourne, Australia. That news brings

West Coast Intermodal Update: Mario Cordero

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POLB Executive Director Mario Cordero weighs in from his new West Coast chair, on the most pressing issues of the day. Arguably the industry authority from both the regulatory and commercial sides of the equation, his opinion carries weight and, sometimes, surprises.   It has been a busy year at the port of Long Beach, Calif.

XPO’s Jacobs Receives 2017 Connie Award

Bradley Jacobs, CEO of XPO Logistics, speaks at the 2017 Connie Award ceremony in Newark, N.J. (Photo: Eric Haun)

 XPO Logistics chief executive officer Bradley Jacobs received the Containerization and Intermodal Institute’s (CII) 2017 Connie Award during a ceremony December 11 in Newark, N.J.   Each year, the Connie Award recognizes individuals for their contributions, innovation and positive example within containerization, trade and the transportation.

APL Celebrates 150 Years in Japan

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The Yokohama Port and Habour Bureau, Yokohama-Kawasaki International Port Corporation and Yokohama Port Corporation have paid tribute to APL for its contributions as one of Japan’s longest-serving shipping lines. As APL celebrates 150 years of shipping in Japan, the carrier also renews its commitment

Fleet Of Babycapes Is Growing: Oldendorff

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 Oldendorff Carriers has recently increased the number of owned bulk carriers in it Babycape segment by acquiring four more eco 119,000 tonners from compatriot shipowner Hartmann Reederei.   The vessels are: MV UBC Ottawa   (tbrn: Roland Oldendorff), MV UBC Odessa  (tbrn: Rex Oldendorff), MV UBC Olimbus 

Oil Gains on Forties Pipeline Shutdown, New York Blast

Oil prices rose Monday, reversing earlier declines, after a North Sea pipeline shut for repairs and investors focused on commodities following an explosion in New York. Brent crude futures were up $1.20, or nearly 2 percent, at $64.60 by 12:22 p.m. EST (1722 GMT). U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $57.

Christophe de Margerie Moves 1st Yamal LNG Cargo

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 On 8 December 2017, the icebreaking LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie completed her first loading at the Port of Sabetta, on the Yamal Peninsular, with her first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) produced at the Yamal LNG plant.   The ceremony was attended by: the Russian President Vladimir Putin,

Antwerp Port Focus on Sustainable Modal Shift

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 The port of Antwerp is to invest 1.4 million euros over the next three years in projects aimed at making port-generated freight traffic smoother and more efficient.    The seven projects that have been selected for financial support will together reduce the number of truck trips by up to 250,000 annually.

Expanded Shanghai Port Starts Trial Operations

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Shanghai Yangshan port, the world's busiest container port, has completed the latest part of its fourth-phase expansion for pilot operation, state media reported on Sunday.   The port on Sunday started operating the newly installed 10 bridge cranes, 40 rail cranes and 50 automated guiding vehicles,

APM Provides Cold Chain solutions for Nigeria

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 APM Terminals, in conjunction with Naija Pride and with the assistance of international development groups, is working to provide cold chain transportation alternatives for farmers in the agricultural centers of northern Nigeria to bring fresh produce intact and unspoiled to market centers in Lagos.

JNPT Records Growth of 5.76% in Container Handling

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 Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), handled 3.9 lakh TEUs in the month of November 2017, while recording a growth of 5.76% in container handling for the period Apr-Nov2017 as compared to same period last year.   Of the four terminals at JNPT, JNPCT handled 1.18 lakh TEUs, APM Terminal’s total stood at 1.

CMA CGM Completes Mercosul Line Acquisition

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CMA CGM Group’ acquisition of Mercosul Line from rival container shipping firm Maersk Line has been completed following Brazilian regulatory approval and the closing of Maersk's Hamburg Süd acquisition.   Mercosul Line is a leading player in Brazil’s domestic container shipping market, calling more

Indian Ports Cargo Traffic Up 3.46%

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 Major ports in India have recorded a growth of 3.46% and together handled 439.66 Million Tonnes of cargo during the period April to November, 2017 as against 424.96 Million Tonnes handled during the corresponding period of previous year.   For the period from April- November 2017, nine Ports (Kolkata (including Haldia),

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