Nov 2, 2018
— A large gantry crane at South Africa’s Port Elizabeth collapsed in heap of metal during strong winds Tuesday morning. The collapsed resulted in damage but no injuries were reported, Transnet confirmed. It said an engineering team assessing extent of damage.
Nov 2, 2018
— U.S. officials are investigating an explosion inside an export-bound shipping container at a Port of Los Angeles container terminal on Tuesday evening. As a result of the explosion, the terminal was evacuated and officials investigated additional containers believed to be carrying the same scrap metal.
Oct 29, 2018
— The Port of Colombo has been ranked as the world’s fastest growing port among the top 30 container ports for the first half of 2018. In the wake of this positive sign it is important defining the challenges for the proposed East Container Terminal.
Oct 23, 2018
— A proposed fee increase for harbor pilot services at Port Everglades, Florida will raise average pilotage by more than 100 percent on average for shipping lines that call frequently at the port, according to an analysis by Crowley Maritime Corporation, the port’s largest tenant.
Oct 23, 2018
— Heathrow Airport has defended its peak season plans – but warned forwarders, hauliers and handlers to change their behaviour to ensure there are no congestion problems. Airport data indicates that volumes will be as strong, or stronger, than last year, when congestion became a major issue.
Oct 22, 2018
— Turkish Cargo is preparing to move services from its current Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST) hub to the Istanbul New Airport (ISL). ISL is scheduled to open on Oct. 29 of this year, and shortly after, on Dec. 31, cargo moving in belly holds of passenger aircraft will move through ISL, while Turkish Cargo’s freighter services will continue operating at IST.
Oct 22, 2018
— Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is to re-think its strategy, examining all the airports in the group and its overall cargo plan for the Netherlands. It is a year since the airport hit its capacity constraints, leading to the loss of slots for freighter operators.
Oct 19, 2018
— AGS Nigeria would like to inform its partners and colleagues of an increase of additional charges implemented in Lagos on all import and export shipments, following heavy port congestion which has lasted for several months.
Oct 17, 2018
— Jordan’s Aqaba New Port will see all ship and goods movements, warehouse management and logistics fully digitised in a project with a contract volume worth millions of euros. German company INPLAN Software Solutions (INPLAN), which provides software solutions for ports, terminals and maritime logistics firms, has won a tender for the venture, which will be realised in several phases and is anticipated to last two years.
Oct 11, 2018
— Hong Kong cannot compete with its shipping rivals and will turn its attention to maritime services as a way to strengthen its position as a key seaport trading centre, the city’s leader has admitted. Acknowledging the decline in sea cargo passing through Hong Kong, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor sought to address the weakness by boosting the sector elsewhere.
Oct 8, 2018
— Pressure is mounting on container ports to improve efficiency in terminal operations, as wholesale change in the shipping industry continues to increase competition and drive down revenue per box.
Oct 6, 2018
— The Port of San Diego continues to work with federal, state and local officials to investigate and repair the damage from a ransomware cyberattack uncovered last week. The port commission is expected to get a closed-door briefing on the attack at its Tuesday meeting, according to a spokesperson. While the port has continued to operate, some of its computers and information technology systems remain disabled.
Oct 6, 2018
— Huntington Ingalls Industries has announced the closing of the sale of the former Avondale Shipyards site to Avondale Marine, a joint venture between T. Parker Host and Hilco Redevelopment Partners, which has to redevelop the New Orleans-area property into a global logistics hub.
Oct 5, 2018
— The modernisation of Indian ports and liberalisation of regulations could threaten the container transhipment business of Sri Lanka’s Colombo port, according to speakers at maritime industry forums this week.
Oct 2, 2018
— More ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs) are likely to be diverted from UK ports as Felixstowe and Southampton struggle to cope with the annual peak season surge, impacting the working programmes at other North European container hubs.
Oct 1, 2018
— Ports in Japan re-opened Monday after operations were suspended Sunday as Typhoon Trami made landfall, bringing strong winds and heavy rains. Trami, which at its peak packed maximum gusts of 216 kph, was weakening slightly but still causing extreme weather Monday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
Oct 1, 2018
— Port of San Diego ceo Randa Coniglio, said: "The Port of San Diego is partnering with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on the investigation of a serious cybersecurity incident first reported on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 that has disrupted the agency's information technology systems. The port also continues close communication and coordination with the US Coast Guard.”
Sep 28, 2018
— Azerbaijan is keen to further leverage its transit and logistics potential by transforming the transportation system and services into one of the key comparative advantages of its economy, Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said.
Sep 27, 2018
— The UK’s two biggest container ports appear to have hit crisis level. UK retailers potentially face weeks of delays in getting their Christmas stock onto the shelves in time for the peak consumer spending rush.
Sep 19, 2018
— Some 30 containerships are without a berth in the Antwerp region, following a 24-hour walkout by the Flemish Pilotage Service union. The strike commenced at 7pm on Monday, with sources yesterday telling The Loadstar that about 40 vessels were then outside Antwerp, unable to discharge or load.