• 2018 June 1 11:30

    APM Terminals recognized for port infrastructure development

    This week at the 2018 Lloyd’s List Americas Awards, APM Terminals took home the ‘Port Infrastructure Development of the Year’ award. The award recognises outstanding port infrastructure investment, which drives economic and social change in the Americas and improves environmental surroundings, the company said in its press release.

    During 2017, APM Terminals made substantial infrastructure investments throughout the Americas, which helped support trade growth, workplace safety and larger vessels. Judges looked for proven examples of innovation, efficiency and profitability of infrastructure investments. Special attention was given to projects that improve the living standards of local populations through access to improved employment opportunities, business opportunities and trade.

    In April 2017 APM Terminals opened the most advanced container terminal in Latin America, APM Terminals Lázaro Cárdenas, a semi-automated deep-water facility representing an investment of $900 million, with an annual throughput capacity of 1.2 million TEUs.

    Phase I of the construction included 750 meters of quay, which can accommodate two 350-metre vessels of up to 15,000 TEU capacity simultaneously. The terminal is equipped with five Super-PostPanamax Cranes with a 23-container reach and on-dock rail access. The terminal is directly linked to the national rail systems of Mexico and the USA for efficient and environmentally friendly inter-modal container movements inland. The terminal handled 345,000 TEUs in 2017.

    “This was part of more than $1 billion worth of investment in the Americas during 2017, which will continue to support local economies and international trade for many years to come,” said Mogens Larson, Head of APM Terminals Latin America Portfolio. “Our investment in the Americas has not only made these terminals some of the most environmentally friendly in the world, but also the most efficient.”

    In June, APM Terminals Mobile, Alabama also completed a 20-acre expansion, and took delivery of two new Super Post-Panamax STS cranes. The cranes represent an investment of $13 million each and can accommodate vessels of up to 14,000 TEU capacity.
     
    Stimulating local economies
    The completion of the $47.5 million Phase II project has increased APM Terminals Mobile’s annual throughput capacity to 500,000 TEUs, and has been instrumental in the selection of Alabama by the Wal-Mart Corporation for the construction of a new regional distribution center 15 miles from the port which will open this year. The terminal handled 313,000 TEUs in 2017.

    APM Terminals Callao took delivery of $10 million worth of new general cargo handling equipment at Peru’s busiest port, which handles 70% of all Peru’s general cargo shipments. The first equipment delivery, in June 2017 included eight scoops for dry bulk cargo unloading, six hydraulic hoppers, three excavators, two front loaders, six skit steers and 10 forklifts.

    The second delivery included three Eco Hoppers, the first of their kind in Peru, which will increase productivity, and enable the handling of very dusty products in an environmentally sustainable manner. Able to capture and extract the dust generated during cargo handling, the Eco Hoppers also provide a safe and clean work environment. The facility handled 963,000 TEUs in 2017, along with 5.8 million metric tons of bulk cargo.
     




2018 June 22

11:49 IMO regional workshop to address the impacts of fouling
11:25 Ukraine’s water transport carried 0.1 million passengers in 5M’18, up 17.3%, Y-o-Y
11:03 Ulstein announces naming of the Acta Auriga
10:28 “M/V “VASILIY TATISCHEV ” with IMO number 8885157 refused access to the Paris MoU region for the second time
10:21 Brent Crude futures price up 1.15% to $73.79, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.25% to $66.36
10:00 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport fell by 10.5% to 1.5 million tonnes in 5M’18
09:38 Yevgeny Pankratov appointed as Director of FSUE Rosmorport’s Sakhalin Branch
09:19 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,347 points

2018 June 21

18:27 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Philadelphia with Koch
18:00 CMA CGM announces new rotation on ASAF service
17:56 Russia is in need of small bunkering tankers, LNG bunker supply ships and bunker barges - Damen
17:31 Gate terminal (Gasunie/Vopak) to increase ship loading flow rate
16:58 Antwerp blockchain pilot pioneers with secure and efficient document workflow
16:24 Freeport of Riga Authority joins Cruise Lines International Association
16:02 Danaos Corporation announces comprehensive debt refinancing agreement
15:50 MABUX: All eyes are on what course of action OPEC will call for
15:40 12 LNG bunker supply ships to be put into operation in Singapore by 2025
15:02 Ship garbage recycling pilot wraps up at Port of Brisbane
14:39 Vyborg Shipyard launches port icebreaker Ob built for FSUE Atomflot
14:02 APM Terminals supports World Clean Air Day with App upgrade
13:41 Igor Zolotykh appointed as Harbour Master of port Ust-Luga
13:23 Victor Olersky appoints Igor Ishchenko as Harbour Master of port Primorsk
13:02 EU member states’ experts on ship recycling meet in Brussels
12:39 XI Russian Forum “Current State and Prospects for Development of Russian Bunker Services Market” opens in Saint-Petersburg
12:16 ABS issues industry-leading Guide advancing DC power for hybrid electric applications
12:00 Largest gantry crane in the Nordic countries delivered to Meyer Turku
11:57 HVCC Hamburg Vessel Coordination Center and the Rotterdam Port Authority launch unique cooperation
10:55 CMA CGM to acquire CONTAINERSHIPS, a leader in intra-regional transportation in Northern Europe
10:53 Protecting marine life from ship noise is in the focus of meeting on oceans and the law of the sea
10:28 Brent Crude futures price up 0.41% to $75.41, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.59% to $65.3
10:02 Maritime officials in Morocco undergo training at IMO workshop in Casablanca
09:41 Closer look at the interpretation of maritime law
09:19 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,373 points

2018 June 20

18:00 Lead landing ship of Project 11711, Ivan Gren, joins the fleet of RF Navy
17:33 Rosatomflot extends its winter-spring navigation period amid challenging ice conditions
17:05 Genco Shipping & Trading Limited completes common stock offering
16:05 Seatruck Ferries to use larger vessels for Warrenpoint service
15:51 Maritime leaders endorse green initiatives for shipping
15:30 Mitsui to make entry into subsea support vessel business through acquisition of shares in AKOFS Offshore
15:04 Eighty-two Crowley vessels honored with Jones F. Devlin Awards in recognition of 613 combined years of safe operations
14:59 GasLog Partners LP announces new charter agreement with Cheniere Energy
14:24 Small icebreakers of Project 22740 can be converted to run on LNG
14:05 Cheniere Energy and Cheniere Energy Partners announce definitive merger agreement
13:13 ABB brings efficiency and sustainability through system integration to two new Indian ferries
12:39 Dredging works commenced at the port of Ust-Luga
12:01 ABP Southampton publishes Air Quality Strategy with package of commitments
11:20 Bunker prices are down up at the port of Novorossiysk, Russia (graph)
11:01 Crowley adds 40 ISO tanks
10:45 Yaroslavsky Shipbuilding Plant completed the series of six boom-laying boats
10:31 GTT receives an order from Hyundai Heavy Industries to design the tanks of a new LNG carrier
10:22 Brent Crude futures price up 0.41% to $75.41, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.59% to $65.3
10:05 Euroports increases pulp & paper warehousing capacity in Tarragona, Spain
10:00 RF Government expands the list of publicly funded projects in seaports and on IWW of Russia
09:37 Bunker prices continue going down at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,419 points

2018 June 19

18:06 100 million dollars to link the Nile with Suez Canal Region
17:03 DNV GL partners with the EU and Government of India to bring offshore wind to the Indian market
16:32 CMA CGM deploys its innovative solution for containers tracking, TRAXENS by CMA CGM
16:18 APM Terminals ‘Cool port’ barge service speeds up distribution from Rotterdam
16:02 Multraship acquires an ASD Tug from Med Marine for Terneuzen operations