The world’s largest container ship, the 21,413 TEU OOCL Hong Kong, has made its maiden call at Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe. The call represented a double celebration it also marked the return of OOCL to the UK’s largest container port after a 17 year absence. Commenting on the two events, Clemence Cheng, Chief Executive.. read more →

French shipping company CMA CGM says it has reached a binding agreement with Danish rival Maersk to acquire Mercosul Line, one of the leading carriers in Brazil’s domestic container shipping market. Launched in 1996 and acquired by Maersk in 2006, Mercosul Line specializes in the Brazilian domestic transport market with a fleet of four ships.. read more →

Tanzania’s government signed a $154 million contract on Saturday with the state-run China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) to expand the main port in the commercial capital, Dar es Salaam. Tanzania is seeking financing for infrastructure projects as part of its plans to transform the country into a regional transport and trade hub. Under the contract.. read more →

A range of container vessels, most of them on the large end of the scale, will begin arriving this year to replace older, less efficient ones and help Maersk Line grow in line with its largest competitors. Four years after the arrival of the first Triple-E vessel, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, a 2nd Generation Triple E.. read more →

Georgian ports need to improve their services and logistical connectivity in order to maintain the country’s position as a key transit corridor for the Caucasus. This was the message of Jacob Gulmann, ICTSI Europe, Middle East and Africa Business Development Director, during his presentation at the 6th Black Sea Ports Conference and Exhibit held last.. read more →

The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners has approved a $1.17 billion fiscal year (FY) 2017/18 annual budget for the Port of Los Angeles. The new budget closely links to the objectives set out in the Port’s Strategic Plan, which was created in 2012 and updated in 2014. These objectives focus on infrastructure improvements, supply.. read more →

Panama Canal Authority (ACP) published a proposal for modifications to its current tolls structure, signaling the beginning of a 30-day formal consultation period for industry feedback, allowing the waterway to continue providing a competitive service to its customers. During the past few months, Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano and executives met with Canal customers.. read more →

Recent Purchase of Additional Property Near Seagirt Marine Terminal Helps Mobilize For What’s On The Horizon Supersized container ships traveling through the newly enhanced Panama Canal have been arriving at the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore since last year and the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA) continues to make plans.. read more →

The Metropolitan Rail Freight Council (MRFC), a coalition of public and private organizations dedicated to promoting greater rail freight use in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region, has released its firstAction Plan. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) is a founding member of the MRFC, along with the New York City.. read more →

The largest ship to ever visit the U.S. east coast arrived at the port of Savannah on Thursday after traveling through the expanded Panama Canal from Asia. The COSCO Development entered the mouth of the Savannah River at about 7 a.m. Thursday morning, drawing large crowds of spectators as it made its way past Savannah’s.. read more →