China-Europe freight trains provide a reliable choice in global logistics, thanks to their safety, stability and efficiency

Thirteen containers of semi-finished LED televisions produced by Admiral Overseas Corporation’s factory in Xiamen, Fujian Province, got trapped in the logjam of the Suez Canal in late March. The televisions were scheduled to arrive in Istanbul by mid-April but the blockage made their arrival date uncertain. Even though the canal was cleared on March 29, …

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Larger container vessels lead to Felixstowe berth enhanced capacity

The Port of Feixstowe has completed the strengthening and dredging works to Berth 7 on Trinity Terminal, which will improve its deep-water berthing capacity.

The berth upgrade, together with a programme to extend the outreach of 10 ZPMC quay cranes to 23 boxes wide on Berths 6 & 7, are in direct response to the increasing size and depth of the world’s largest container vessels, said the Hong Kong-based port operator Hutchison Ports, which owns Felixstowe.

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HIT introduces remote reefer monitoring

Hongkong International Terminals (HIT), part of the CK Hutchison conglomerate, has launched a 24-hour automated remote reefer container monitoring and management system with the aim of capturing the growing business opportunities in the cold chain logistics market.

Market research website, MarketandMarkets.com estimates the global cold chain market size was valued at US$233.8 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach US$340.3 billion by 2025, as demand for reefers is expected to grow.

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Largest non-containerised cargo operation in Pecém

The shipment of three wind blades of 72.5m each to APM Terminals Pecém was the largest shipment of non-containerised cargo on a container ship in the world, according to APM Terminals.

The operation was the result of joint action between several companies within Maersk, with the carrier Aliança Navegação e Logística responsible for sea freight, APM Terminals Pecém being the port of shipment and Maersk Brazil’s Logistics and Services team providing logistics solutions for the customer.

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Montreal dispute back on as MEA and dockers go head to head

A labour dispute that has been simmering since the end of 2018 is bursting into the open again following a nearly eight-month hiatus with the Maritime Employers’ Association (MEA) and dockers both drawing the battle lines.

Montreal-based publication, the Maritime Mag reported that MEA had suspended the guaranteed income and job security provision, in the existing contract after the port “suffered a substantial 11% volume drop in March, caused by the uncertainty and anxiety triggered by the...

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Xinjiang port sees 1,500 trips by China-Europe freight trains this year

Alataw Pass, a major land port in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, has seen 1,500 China-Europe freight trains pass through this year, achieving the number 42 days earlier than in 2020, the customs authority said. Loaded with auto parts, engineering equipment, furniture and other products, a train from Sassnitz, Germany, became the 1,500th China-Europe …

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Hamad Port handles container volume of more than 5mn TEUs since the start of operations

Hamad Port has handled container volume of more than 5mn TEUs or twenty foot equivalent units since the start of operations. “This milestone reflects positively on the growth of the port, which is steadily making its way to becoming one of the most efficient and competitive ports in the region,”...

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