August 2020

2 value-added solutions in the CMA CGM+ catalogue

The CMA CGM Group is launching SEAPRIORITY get and SEAPRIORITY reach, two new high value-added solutions within the CMA CGM+ catalogue for priority equipment, loading, discharge and inland delivery. With SEAPRIORITY, time-sensitive shipments are expedited and flagged as priority cargo. These two new services complete the SEAPRIORITY range after the success of SEAPRIORITY go, launched in March. With SEAPRIORITY go, the goods are given priority whether it be for container ... [+]

APM Terminals to acquire ALC´s Aarhus Terminal

Aarhus Logistics Center A/S (ALC) divests its container terminal in the port of Aarhus to APM Terminals, with neighboring APM Terminals Aarhus acquiring operations as well as the port areas of ALC. The transfer of ownership will have effect as of Sept. 1, 2020. The terminal was established by ... [+]

CHAMP Cargosystems partners with Google Cloud

CHAMP Cargosystems has partnered with Google Cloud to accelerate digitalization in the air cargo industry. The air cargo IT provider selected Google Cloud to provide an API platform and developer self-service portal option to all its SaaS customers – increasing its range of options and services. The platform’s self-service capabilities ... [+]

Port of Oakland achieves major emissions savings

Officials at the Port of Oakland’s largest marine terminal report that diesel emissions have been cut from all 13 of its massive yard cranes by 95% after retrofitting them with hybrid electric engines. Terminal operator Stevedoring Services of America (SSA) said that the project will eliminate about 1,200 metric tons ... [+]

Savannah top port for U.S. exports

The Port of Savannah exported more loaded containers than any other port in the country from January through May, achieving a 12.2% market share. Garden City Terminal handled a total of 593,195 TEUs of loaded exports during the first five months of the calendar year. "In today's environment, businesses need every ... [+]

Strike at Port of Montreal Ends

A truce was met on August 21 between the Montreal Port Authority (MPA), Maritime Employers Association (MEA) and the Longshoremen Union CUPE Local 375 at the Port of Montreal. It includes an agreement in principle between the MEA and the Port of Montreal Checkers' Union. After several consecutive days of strike ... [+]

Two Firsts for Liebherr Maritime Cranes

In May this year the LHM 420 was delivered to Euroamérica S.A. in Campana, Argentina; fully disassembled and due for handover in June 2020. A number of mobile harbor cranes are already in operation in Argentina and serviced by the experienced local engineers from Liebherr Argentina S.A. However, this ... [+]

Alaska Marine Lines rail barges upgrade

Four Alaska Marine Lines rail barges are getting new piping and ballast systems designed by marine industry leader Glosten with installation by Meridian Marine Industries. "The rail barges are hitting 20 years of service and were in need of some upgrades," explains John Maketa, T-115 Port Engineer in Seattle. "These ... [+]

Delta Cargo Commits to Sustainable Future

Delta Cargo has joined the Sustainable Air Freight Alliance (SAFA), a business-led collaborative initiative aiming to reduce its members’ environmental footprint. The move aligns with Delta’s pledge earlier this year to become the world’s first carbon neutral airline. The airline has committed $1 billion over the next 10 years to ... [+]

Hapag-Lloyd delivers good half-year result

Hapag-Lloyd has concluded the first half of the year 2020 with earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of USD 563 million (EUR 511 million), thereby surpassing the prior-year figure of USD 440 million (EUR 389 million). The Group profit improved to USD 314 million (EUR 285 million). At the same ... [+]

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