New digital seafreight platform launched to help container shipping

Kuehne + Nagel announced that it will expand its digital seafreight platform Sea Explorer. It will now become a smart gateway for all liner services in container shipping, offering smart connections to a number of ports.

Sea Explorer will be offering smart connections between 1,200 ports globally, through a pathfinding algorithm. Over 63,000 port pairs are connected either by 750 direct weekly services or by a multitude of transhipment options.

Users can also find, compare and visualise shipment...

Port of Savannah marks container moving record in October

The Port of Savannah moved more container cargo in October than any other month in its history, with 413,800 TEUs crossing its docks. Containerized trade at the Port of Savannah has increased by 8% for the January-October 2018 period, totaling 1.53 million TEUs -up 113,000 compared to the same period last year. Last month’s performance marked the 24th consecutive month of positive year-over-year growth for the Southeastern gateway.

A booming economy, strong consumer confidence and an expanding...

Port of Hamilton receives fund to improve port infrastructure

Canada’s Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced $17.7 million in the Port of Hamilton from the National Trade Corridors Fund (NTCF). The investment will be matched by the Hamilton Port Authority (HPA), in support of the port’s $35.45 million Westport Modernization Project.

The project includes the efficient use of port lands while it will also try to create new employment land development parcels. In addition, perimeter areas will add landscaping to improve the port-city interface.


Oakland cancels coal terminal lease agreement

The City of Oakland has cancelled a lease agreement for a coal terminal which had raised controversy. The city said the it cancelled the project because of a lack of progress on the ground. The terminal was in courts from 2016, when Oakland voted to ban ship coal using city land.

Before the 2016 vote, an advisory panel to Oakland’s city council concluded that coal trains that are transiting the city would increase air pollution. However, the operator of the terminal noted that the ban of a...

India jumps 23 ranks in port development, World Bank report says

India jumps 23 ranks in port development, World Bank report says
According to the World Bank report 2019 on Ease of Doing Business, India has jumped 23 ranks from 100 in 2017-18 to 77 in 2018-19. This indicates that the country is continuing its shift towards global standards.

One of the key indexes that contributed toward this growth is ‘Trading across borders’ which shows an improvement from 146 rank last year to 80th rank this year.

In fact, lately the Indian Ministry of Shipping has been trying to improve the parameter of ‘Trading across border’ as 92% of...