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Ex-Hamburg Süd Exec Joins Containerchain

Containerchain has hired a former manager of Hamburg Süd to support the opening of its European operations and expand as an automation software solution provider for the container logistics industry.

Chilean Port Upgrades TOS

Puerto Lirquen, the largest private port of public service in Chile, has completed a terminal system upgrade to achieve 30% growth in the coming two years

Friday Focus: Living on Container Terminals

Living in shipping containers has been widely explored as a sustainable solution, but the pressure of Hong Kong’s rising population has pushed one innovator to think outside the box and suggest building on top of terminal facilities

Ocean Alliance calls at APM Terminals Port Elizabeth

APM Terminals Port Elizabeth welcomed the 8,700 TEU CMA CGM Bianca, marking the first call of the weekly Ocean Alliance US East Coast Loop 3 Service, providing direct service to the US East Coast from ports in China and Southeast Asia

Infographic: APM Terminals Port Elizabeth

The 350 acre APM Terminals Port Elizabeth facility, with an annual capacity of 2.3 million TEUs, is now undergoing a $200 million infrastructure investment program to prepare for the increase in ultra-large container ships into the global fleet and the US trade lanes

Madrid Maersk Arrives in Rotterdam

The 20,568 TEU Madrid Maersk has called at APM Terminals Rotterdam on its maiden voyage on the Far East-Europe (AE-2) service operated by Maersk Line and Swiss-based Mediterranean Shipping’s 2M Alliance

Saab Upgrades US and Canadian Great Lakes Systems

The Canadian Great Lakes Pilotage Authority and the Great Lakes Pilotage Division of the United States Coast Guard have opened the 2017 shipping season using their upgraded Great Lakes Pilot Management System based on the latest version of Saab’s KleinPilot

Rail Hub Opens for European Container Traffic

Metrans, the intermodal subsidiary of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), is further expanding its position in Central and Eastern Europe with the opening of a new rail hub terminal in Budapest that can handle 250 trains a month between the North European seaports and South-East Europe

Wednesday Wisdom: Piracy and Maritime Cyber Risks

This week’s Wednesday Wisdom, an interesting extract from one of PTI’s technical papers, comes from Capt. Rahul Khanna, Global Head of Marine Risk Consulting, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, London, UK.

GE Shakes Up Leadership with John Flannery as CEO

GE’s board of directors have shaken up the company’s leadership with the announcement that John Flannery, current President and CEO of GE Healthcare, has been named CEO of the company effective August 1, 2017 and Chairman and CEO effective January 1, 2018.

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