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APM Terminals Pipavav receives new rail service started by Maersk 

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APM Terminals Pipavav, with its strategic location, is strengthening itself as the port of choice for connecting exporters from the northwest of the country. The port received the new rail service started by Maersk and operated by PRCL that connects the exporters from the ceramics heartland of Morbi via Private Freight Terminal at Maliya.

The rail service has resulted from the collaboration between the three crucial stakeholders: Maersk with its ocean and landside transportation expertise, APM Terminals Pipavav with its strategic location and as a preferred partner with superior connectivity and productivity and PRCL as an efficient rail partner.

The export cargo is being moved on a rail service is helping decongest roads and improving the speed-to-market by reducing the total transit time by 15%. The rail service improves schedule reliability compared to road transportation and helps the exporters connect to their preferred ocean service without delays. With this new connection, APM Terminals Pipavav reinforces its offering as a reliable gateway for Gujarat’s tiles and ceramics market.

The rail service was inaugurated by Mr Sanjiv Garg, Managing Director – PRCL and Mr Amit Bharadwaj, Chief Commercial Officer – APM Terminals Pipavav, in the presence of representatives from Maersk, and other partners, including Aarya Ocean, CHAs, and several ceramic exporters and paper importers.

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Konecranes to deliver first hybrid RTGs to Africa

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Konecranes has received an order from the Matadi Gateway Terminal in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for four hybrid RTGs. These will be the first hybrid RTGs operated in Africa by the Congo River in the city of Matadi. As a world first in the container handling industry, Konecranes now delivers hybrid and electric RTGs to customers as carbon neutral. Carbon emissions are minimized wherever possible in the manufacture of the cranes and the remaining emissions are compensated with re-forestation, up to the point of hand-over to the customer. This order was booked in the first quarter of 2022 and the hybrid RTGs will be delivered by March 2023.

International Container Terminal Services and La Société De Gestion Immobilière Lengo jointly run the Matadi Gateway Terminal in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The new hybrid RTGs will enable MGT to handle increasing container traffic. “This is a breakthrough for both DR of the Congo and Africa as a whole, where container terminals are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprints. These are their first RTGs and a big step forward in their container handling ability that will help them to reach their growth goals,” said Matti Talala, Sales Manager, Port Solutions, Konecranes. This hybrid choice of MGT is fully in line with MGT’s ongoing environmental policy.

MGT opened for business in 2014 and has since grown to reach 175,000 TEU of capacity. The new hybrid RTGs will handle containers with high eco-efficiency thanks to their hybrid drives. A hybrid Konecranes RTG is operated with electrical power from batteries and a diesel generator. During normal use, power is drawn from the batteries. During peak use, power is drawn from the batteries and diesel generator together. The hybrid RTGs for MGT will have built-in readiness for fully electric operation and they will have the smart features Auto-steering and Stack Profiling with a lifting capacity of 40t. This design and configuration will increase MGT’s capacity to 400,000 TEU by doubling the yard area.

This is part of Ecolifting, Konecranes’ continuous work to decrease the carbon footprints of our customers. From eco-optimizing diesel drives to hybridization and fully electric fleets, we will continue to do more with less.

A strong focus on customers and a commitment to business growth and continuous improvement make Konecranes a lifting industry leader. This is underpinned by investments in digitalization and technology, plus our work to make material flows more efficient with solutions that decarbonize the economy and advance circularity and safety.

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Halifax Port Authority reviews operating model for Richmond Terminals

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The Halifax Port Authority is reviewing the operating model for a portion of Richmond Terminals in relation to general cargo operations. This includes berths 9B and 9C, and the areas including shed space behind those berths.

The HPA’s goal is to identify experienced organizations willing to operate a portion of Richmond Terminals as a single terminal operator. This process could lead to the consolidation of non-containerized cargo operations at Richmond Terminals over time.

A Request for Expression of Interest has been issued to ensure the HPA is doing all it can to attract the most qualified operator in a way that is transparent and fair to all. A Fairness Monitor has been engaged to provide guidance throughout the RFEOI process and ensure best practices are being followed. The RFEOI will close in August 2022.

About the Port of Halifax

The Port of Halifax is Canada’s Ultra Atlantic Gateway, connecting to more than 150 countries. In 2021, the total impact of the Port of Halifax on the Province of Nova Scotia was $4.37 billion in economic output with the direct portion being $2.72 billion. This level of activity generated direct and spin-off positive impacts of $2.22 billion in GDP, $1.42 billion in labour income and over 22,400 jobs. Offering a natural, deep harbour and big ship infrastructure, Halifax can accommodate large volumes of containerized cargo, bulk cargo and project cargo. Collaborating and working with strong partners and stakeholders, the Port community in Halifax continues to deliver excellence.

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APM Terminals selects Navis to optimize terminal operations in Oman

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Navis, a leading global technology provider of port and terminal operating systems and carrier and vessel software solutions, announced APM Terminals has selected the Navis General Cargo Terminal Operating System to optimize terminal operations at the Port of Salalah in Oman.

Port of Salalah is a major Arab Gulf regional gateway and one of the largest transshipment hubs in the world. General cargo shipments are managed through 12 berths and exceed 17 million metric tons per year across limestone, gypsum, cement, project cargo, liquid bulk, and other commodities. Port of Salalah is a joint venture and has a concession agreement as the terminal authority and operator under APMT terminals global network.

Port of Salalah engaged with Navis to help improve and digitize the processes to general cargo shipments, billing workflow and terminal operations by increasing visibility to real-time data which allows for better operational yard planning, billing workflow and terminal operations.

Navis implemented a real time, highly responsive General Cargo Terminal Operating System to help Port of Salalah control and optimize terminal operations. As a result, Port of Salalah will improve customer experience and efficiencies through increased access to timely data and performance metrics, streamline operations planning and resource scheduling, and maximize terminal efficiency.

“Navis provides Port of Salalah an end-to-end software solution to optimize all general cargo business functions and terminal operations. Navis helps us provide our customers with real time access to cargo handling status, billing information, and vessel data. This capability has proven to be a competitive advantage for us,” said Ahmed Qatan, General Cargo Terminal COO at Port of Salalah.

Port of Salalah is the first APMT terminal to implement Navis for general cargo. “We are excited to partner and continue to grow with APMT and Port of Salalah for general cargo. This important opportunity builds on and expands our technology partnership with APMT to include both container and general cargo terminal operating systems,” said Kirk Knauff, CEO of Navis.

Navis industry experts have deep understanding of port and terminal operations and help customers maximize speed to value and return on investment by aligning complex business process and terminal operations to software capabilities. Navis domain knowledge, implementation agility, and ease of partnership were key factors enabling a successful on time delivery for Port of Salalah.

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