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Kalmar and Tropical Shipping strengthen long-term relationship with new order for straddle carriers

AJOT | August 15, 2022 | Maritime | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Terminals

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has concluded an agreement to supply international cargo and logistics operator Tropical Shipping with three Kalmar diesel-electric straddle carriers. The order was booked in Cargotec's 2022 Q3 order intake, and the delivery of all units is scheduled to be completed in Q3 2023.

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Liverpool dock workers back strike over pay in threat to trade

Bloomberg | August 15, 2022 | Ports & Terminals

Dock workers in Liverpool voted to strike over pay, threatening to disrupt UK trade and adding to a summer of labor unrest brought on by spiraling inflation.

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Rhine River shrinks further as some barges halt transport

Bloomberg | August 15, 2022 | Maritime | Breakbulk News | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

The Rhine River’s water level at a key waypoint hit a new low, risking the transit of fuel and other goods as Europe’s climate crisis exacerbates its energy-supply crunch.

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Port of Mobile container terminal delivers strongest month in history

AJOT | August 15, 2022 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals

Port of Mobile continues to set records as fastest growing container terminal in the U.S.

German Container Operator to Halt Operations on Parts of Rhine

Bloomberg | August 12, 2022 | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

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Weissman Lays Out Goals for Port of Long Beach

AJOT | August 12, 2022 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Sharon L. Weissman ushered in the start of her term as Harbor Commission President on Thursday by accepting the gavel and announcing an agenda of environmental, community, and workforce goals for the year ahead at the Port of Long Beach.

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Rhine River to drop further as IEA sees prolonged crisis

Bloomberg | August 11, 2022 | Maritime | Breakbulk News | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

The Rhine River is set to drop well below a critical depth over the weekend, signaling further turmoil for shipments of energy supplies on one of Europe’s most vital waterways.

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Fairplay Towage Group orders two Damen RSD Tugs 2513

AJOT | August 11, 2022 | Ports & Terminals | Equipment and Tech

Fairplay Towage Group, one of Europe’s leading tugboat operators with over 100 tugs in operation, has placed an order with Damen Shipyards Group for two Damen RSD Tugs 2513. The vessels will be delivered in January 2023.

GSBN’s Cargo Release continues global expansion as rollouts begin in Latin America

AJOT | August 11, 2022 | Ports & Terminals | Equipment and Tech

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Abidjan ro-ro terminal (TERRA) awarded the “green terminal” label

AJOT | August 11, 2022 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals

In June 2022, Terminal Roulier d’Abidjan (TERRA), which provides of handling and activities related to ro-ro ships at the Port of Abidjan, received the “Green Terminal” label issued by Bureau Veritas. This attests to the significant reduction in the environmental impact of its activities.

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Greenfield container port projects back in favor with terminal operators

AJOT | August 11, 2022 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals

Widespread container shipping trade recovery in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic has boosted the global terminal capacity outlook, supported by global terminal operators’ (GTOs) increased appetite for higher-risk greenfield projects to deliver long-term growth, according to Drewry’s latest Global Container Terminal Operators Annual Review and Forecast report.

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ContainerPort Group owner operator fleet grows 20% amid industry-wide trucking capacity challenges

AJOT | August 10, 2022 | Intermodal | Road | Ports & Terminals

Strong compensation package, 24/7 support services and state-of-the-art productivity tools are keys to growth

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Entire US supply chain needs 24/7 operations, not just ports, official says

Bloomberg | August 10, 2022 | Ports & Terminals

All parts of the US supply chain -- not just its ports -- need to move to round-the-clock operations to alleviate snarl-ups and reduce overall costs, President Joe Biden’s supply-chain czar said. 

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Senate passes budget reconciliation granting $3 billion to ports for electrification projects, House votes next

AJOT | August 10, 2022 | Energy | Alternative | Ports & Terminals | Equipment and Tech

Following months of negotiation over Congressional Democrats' agenda, and with persistent advocacy from the port industry, the Senate passed the long-awaited Inflation Reduction Act, the budget reconciliation bill that includes $3 billion over five years to establish a new grant program to install electrified equipment and reduce emission at ports.

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Statement by Commissioner Bentzel on East Coast empty container congestion

AJOT | August 09, 2022 | Ports & Terminals

I want to agree and associate myself with the statement made by Chairman Maffei in the aftermath of his visit to the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey, and his concerns on the mounting challenge of returning empty containers to the marine terminals servicing the port.

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Port of Long Beach has most active July on record

AJOT | August 09, 2022 | Ports & Terminals

Empties boost increase as consumer spending slows

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US retail cargo seen cooling in second half as inflation, rates bite

Bloomberg | August 09, 2022 | Ports & Terminals

US ports will see less retail cargo entering the country in the second half of the year as economic growth slows amid back-to-back interest-rate increases and persistent inflation.

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ICTSI launches suite of digital services with new app

AJOT | August 09, 2022 | Ports & Terminals | Equipment and Tech

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) is empowering port users to make better, more timely business decisions with the launch of the ICTSI App, a tool that gives port users access to the Company’s newest digital services.

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