APM Terminals is preparing to open soon the new deepwater semi-automated 1.2m teu Lazaro Cardenas Terminal 2 (TEC2) project, representing an overall investment of $900m.
Land-constrained Singapore is exploring concepts such as two-tiered terminals for the new 65m teu facility it is building in the far west of the island.
Container lines want 6,000 moves a day when handling an ultra-large containership (ULC), while stevedores see 3,500 moves a day as a maximum, according to a report on North European terminals by consultants Dynamar.
Volume growth in Europe and the Middle East led a 4.2% global rise in container handling in the first half to 30.6m teu at DP World.
Taiwan’s Kaohsiung port is planning to invite bids for the operation of its new mega-ship berths under construction at its Container Terminal Number 7 Project, according to Wang Pai Feng, harbor master of Port of Kaohsiung.
APM Terminals Yokohama has held onto the top spot in JOC's 2014 global container terminal productivity rankings with 186 moves per hour (MPH).