• 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.
     




2019 July 20

12:51 Ports of Long Beach, Los Angeles host Clean Truck Program Rate Workshop
11:37 USCG responds to oil slick near Port Aransas, Texas
10:56 Wallem introduces cloud-based software for simpler workflows

2019 July 19

18:10 NYK holds fleet safety promotion conferences for shipowners and ship-management companies
18:04 Incat Tasmania exports new 111 metre ferry to Spain
17:49 World's largest air-cushioned landing craft takes part in Navy Day parade rehearsal in Baltiysk
17:25 Caspian Flotilla ship crews prepare for Naval Parade
17:03 FortisBC secures first export contract for Tilbury LNG facility
16:22 Project documentation for construction of Nizhny Novgorod hydroengineering facility completed - Victor Vovk
16:03 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to East and South Africa
15:50 East Mining Company to invest RUB 11.5 billion in development of its coal project in Sakhalin
15:33 Moby names Damen ASD Tug 2813 Vincenzino O. in Cagliari
15:12 Cargotec posts financial report for January–June 2019
14:47 Blagoveshchensk shipyard completed state trials of hydrographic survey vessel of Project 19910
14:33 NYK recognized for implementation of advanced navigation support tool
14:12 Global Ship Lease announces new charter agreement
13:51 150 graduates of Moscow State Water Transport Academy awarded with diplomas
13:30 RF Government includes NOVATEK’s LNG terminal project into area planning scheme
13:12 Port of Long Beach releases draft Master Plan update
13:07 Epic Gas Ltd. completes acquisition of two vessels of four LPG carriers
12:24 USCG finds federal fisheries violations aboard 5 recreational fishing vessels
12:11 IMO Council condemns tanker attacks in Strait of Hormuz and Sea of Oman
11:31 Naval Group reports order intake growth in H1 to 3.9bn euro
11:14 Ice-breaking LNG carrier for Yamal LNG Project named NIKOLAY URVANTSEV
10:58 Minister of Transport of Malaysia visits World Maritime University
10:26 Saudi Arabia accedes to two important IMO treaties
09:55 Bunker prices are slightly down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:50 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 19
09:33 Brent Crude futures price is up 1.91% to $63.11, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.48% to $56.12
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 2,130 points

2019 July 18

18:05 Future expectations for MPS Terminal 3 in the port in Tema outlined with Government delegation
17:24 PGNiG acquires interest in another gas field in the North Sea
17:18 DNV GL supports 2020 sulphur compliance with online Ship Implementation Plan
17:05 OOCL announces new Middle East / Indian Subcontinent – North Europe Service
16:35 Consortium including DEME and Jan De Nul explores pioneering high-wave offshore solar technology
16:07 Large maritime market players join hands to create high-wave offshore solar panels
15:52 State Duma makes it easier for foreign tourists to visit Russia’s Arctic
15:35 Incat Tasmania delivers new 111-metre ferry to Spain operator Naviera Armas
15:18 Hapag-Lloyd launches South-East India – Europe Express Service // IEX to start operations in October 2019
15:01 Operation ATALANTA welcomes ESPS CANARIAS
14:26 Bunker prices are slightly down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
14:00 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Selina with Ausca
13:44 PortNews Media Group's anniversary celebration photo release
13:22 Aleksey Khaidukov as President of Novoship
13:00 Global Ports Holding invites proposals for Duty Free and Travel Retail operations at Malaga, Zadar, Cagliari and Catania cruise ports
12:47 East Mining Company eyes arranging offshore transshipment of coal in Kamchatka under Tata project
12:09 Wärtsilä posts financial results for January-June 2019
11:53 Construction of LNG-powered icebreakers to be financed by NOVATEK – Vyacheslav Ruksha
11:31 RF Deputy PM Maksim Akimov set a task to begin dredging in the Gulf of Ob not later than on 1 August 2019
11:09 Port of Muuga strengthened with new ferry connection to Finland
10:48 Primorsky MRC terminal to offer fully closed transshipment of loose cargo
10:30 MAN Energy Solutions gets subsea compression FEED order from Chevron
10:09 Port of Lowestoft names new state-of-the-art pilot boat
09:56 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 18
09:50 APM Terminals Callao launches Peru’s first digital customer platform
09:34 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.17% to $63.77, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.02% to $56.79
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 2,064 points

2019 July 17

18:13 USCG responds to boat collision, assists 4 injured
17:55 LNG vessels to protect environment and increase container turnover at the Port of Riga
17:32 YAMAL LNG obtains certification for the new ISO 45001:2018 and confirms compliance with ISO 14001:2015