ICTSI Pakistan launches rail service: New service to enhance customer service

Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT), a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), in cooperation with the state-owned Pakistan Railways, recently successfully launched a dedicated rail cargo service connecting the cities of Karachi and Lahore. The cargo rail...


Already more than 100,000 containers shipped via Intercity Barge

Already more than 100,000 containers shipped via Intercity Barge

Since the start in early 2018, more than 100,000 containers have been transported via the Intercity Barge shuttle service. With the Intercity Barge, customers can pick up and deliver their containers at the port of their choice and are assured of timely delivery. The shuttle service connects the terminals of Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam on the Maasvlakte with the terminals and depots in the Waal- and Eemhaven area, the Botlek area, the Merwedehaven, Ridderkerk and Alblasserdam.

By bundling...


Melbourne welcomes large container ship Maersk Skarstind

Melbourne welcomes large container ship Maersk Skarstind

On Monday (July 8) morning, the Port of Melbourne welcomed the Maersk Skarstind, one of the largest container ships to visit Australia.

Measuring close to 300m in length with a beam of 48.2m, the Maersk Skarstind was an impressive sight on the Yarra River as it passed under the West Gate Bridge and berthed at Patrick Terminals – Melbourne. This large container vessel operates on the ‘Boomerang’ service from South East Asia and is calling at Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Fremantle...


Throughput of Russian seaports in 6M’2019 grew by 2.8% to 409.0 million tonnes of cargo

In January-June 2019, seaports of Russia handled 409.0 million tonnes of cargo (up 2.8%, year-on-year), says press center of the Association of Commercial Sea Ports. Transshipment of dry cargo totaled 179.7 million tonnes (-4.8%) including 70.5 million tonnes of coal (+10.8%), 12.2 million tonnes...


Saudi Ports handle 133 million tons of cargo during the first half of 2019

The total tonnage cargo handled in Saudi ports during the first half of 2019 was over 133 million tons with an increase of 4.32%. The number of handling containers reached 3.4 million, an increase of 9.22%, compared to the corresponding period of the previous year, according to the Saudi Ports...


Baku Port welcomes European Council President

Baku Port welcomes European Council President

Taleh Ziyadov, Director-General of Baku International Sea Trade Port has welcomed the President of the European Council Donald Tusk and said that the advanced IT system currently used at the port, by automating all operations, provides the cargo owner with the ability to monitor the cargo online, determine the port in the territory and gives other advantages.

He noted that for fast and efficient loading and unloading, the time limit for loading onto ships and unloading of containers and dry...