Over 100,000 containers shipped through Intercity Barge

Since the start in the beginning of 2018, over 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.

The shuttle service links 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.





Adani Ports signs Wilhemshaven agreement

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ), India’s largest private port operator, and Wilhelmshaven Freight Village Container Terminal, the only deep water container terminal in Germany, recently signed an agreement to collaborate to promote trade and container shipping operations between the two companies’ facilities.

At Mundra APSEZ operates the largest port-based special economic zone in India while the Freight Village at Wilhelmshaven supplements the deepwater German container terminal...


Abu Dhabi Ports receives prestigious IIP award

Abu Dhabi Ports (ADP) has been awarded a Platinum accreditation by Investors in People (IIP), the international standard for people management. ADP is the first organisation in the Middle East to receive IIP Platinum, which is the highest accolade attainable through the IIP scheme. Only 1% of all IIP accredited organisations are rated at the Platinum level.

IIP is a global framework that defines what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results. The...


Container traffic milestone for Duqm port

The Omani port of Duqm has announced its arrival as a significant regional container gateway with the handling of the first containerised cargo for Duqm Refineries. These landmark containers were transported on containerships operated by the Korean container line Hyundai Merchant Marine and Oman Shipping Lines.

Currently the container terminal at the port of Duqm has a total capacity up to 200,000 teu annually and is equipped with mobile container handling cranes. It is designed primarily to...


Port of New Orleans prepares ahead of Storm Barry

The Port of New Orleans announced an update regarding its operations ahead of the severe weather currently associated with Tropical Storm Barry. Namely, the Port decided to apply several measures in order to prepare for the storm.

Namely, the Port Administration Building will be closed for all non-essential personnel from Thursday, July 11, 2019 and Friday, July 12, 2019 in order to prepare for any possible severe weather. It should reopen on Monday, July 15, 2019 with regular schedules.



Indonesian terminal receives automated RTG cranes

An Asia-Pacific container handling terminal is looking towards the future for ports, as it seeks to automate rubber-tyred gantry container handling systems to increase efficiency and safety benefits.

Namely, Terminal Petikemas Semarang (TPKS) in Semarang, Central Java, extended the world’s first commercially operated fleet of Konecranes Automated Rubber Tyre Gantry (ARTG) cranes with nine new ARTGs.



The new cranes increase TPKS’ fleet of ARTG cranes to 20,...