March 2019

CMA CGM signs two strategic partnerships with China State Shipbuilding Corp.

Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the CMA CGM Group recently signed two strategic agreements with Lei Fanpei, Chairman of the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), in the presence of French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese President Xi Jinping. The agreement calls for the order of ten new 15,000-TEU container ships. Measuring 366 meters long, they will be delivered from 2021 in replacement of ten other vessels and will be ... [+]

Fednav participate in the Seaway’s 60th-anniversary celebrations

Fednav inaugurated the 61st season of the St. Lawrence Seaway with its vessel, the Federal Kumano. At a ceremony at the Saint-Lambert Lock and in the presence of many dignitaries, Fednav's president launched the celebrations surrounding the company's 75th anniversary. Founded in 1944 in Toronto by the Pathy family, the company moved ... [+]

Glenn Wiltshire Named Acting Director for Port Everglades

The Broward County Commission approved the appointment of Glenn Wiltshire as Acting Chief Executive and Port Director of Port Everglades following the recent death of Steven Cernak. Wiltshire, a 30-year U.S. Coast Guard veteran, has served as Deputy Port Director since 2006. During Wiltshire’s tenure at Port Everglades, he successfully implemented ... [+]

NEPTUNES aims for quality mark for quieter shipping

A new quality mark aims to offer ports the opportunity to reward quieter shipping. NEPTUNES, a project organization of 11 ports established two years ago by the Port of Rotterdam Authority to reduce shipping noise, presented this so-called noise label at its conference in Rotterdam on March 28. The IAPH ... [+]

PhilaPort Receives Second Wave of Super Post-Panamax Cranes

PhilaPort received two more super post-Panamax cranes early on the morning on March 27 to the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal. The cranes are identical to the two that arrived at the Port last year with a fifth crane due to arrive in this summer. The cranes where manufactured by Shanghai Zhenhua ... [+]

Port of Los Angeles sees third busiest February

The Port of Los Angeles moved 705,306 TEUs in February. While it was the third busiest February at the port, it represents a 2.7% decrease compared to last year’s record-setting February. The timing of the Lunar New Year, when production in some Asian countries slows, resulted in some cargo being shipped ... [+]

Port of New Orleans Moves Forward with New 100-Foot Gantry Cranes

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) voted on March 28 to approve the purchase of two new 100-foot gauge container gantry cranes to be used at the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal. “These new cranes are vital to our success and growth here at Port NOLA,” ... [+]

Port of Wilmington orders new cargo handling equipment

GT USA Wilmington, the US arm of Gulftainer, the world’s largest, privately owned, independent ports and logistics company, will shortly take delivery of fully electric and eco-friendly cargo handling equipment from KoneCranes Inc., as it ramps up modernization and improvements at the Port of Wilmington. The new equipment includes nine 41-ton ... [+]

Sebastiaan Scholte to step down as TIACA chairman

Sebastiaan Scholte is to step down as Chairman of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) following his departure as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Jan de Rijk Logistics on July 1st 2019. Scholte has headed up the TIACA Board since 2017, taking over after two and a half years as Vice ... [+]

For six very special pianos, a historic journey home on Emirates SkyCargo

Prized collection of historical pianos transported to London from Perth Shipment included the first piano to have been transported to Australia in 1788 Every year Emirates SkyCargo transports a large volume of precious cargo- including historic artefacts and artwork across its network of over 155 destinations.   [embed][/embed] [+]

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