Philippines-based International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) is keeping up with market developments and has taken delivery of three new cranes at Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) to enable its flagship terminal to handle the world’s largest container ships and be on par with other major ports.

Responding to customer demands, Hutchison Ports Barcelona Europe South Terminal (BEST) at the Port of Barcelona has boosted its ability to handle the world’s largest container ships by increasing the height of three ship-to-shore gantry cranes at the semi-automated terminal.  

The 20,170 teu MOL Truth has been registered with Panama, a first for the Registry.

Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) reports that it has completed the project to redesign its Vorhafen Harbour Basin entrance.

The advent of the internet in the 1990’s, and the ascendancy of social media in the 2000’s, has shifted the platform for expertise on maritime subjects.

Hapag-Lloyd and United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) have officially signed the agreement that will see the Dubai-based line’s operations merged into those of the German shipping giant.

Competition is fiercer than ever amongst leading container ports vying to attract the business of today’s three main global alliances as the container sector undergoes a period of unprecedented rationalisation.

Maersk Line is cutting the number of direct calls on its Asia – Europe services by dropping overlapping port pairs.

CMA CGM has become the first line to commit a fleet of ultra-large containerships (ULCs) to the transpacific trade.

The merits of ever-larger container ships were questioned by speakers at the Marine Money conference in Singapore this week, with a belief that they will not get much bigger.

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