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PSA expands its presence in the Port of Halifax

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PSA expands its presence in the Port of Halifax. Image: PSA International
PSA expands its presence in the Port of Halifax. Image: PSA International
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PSA International Pte Ltd and Halifax Port Authority announced PSA’s acquisition of Ceres Halifax Inc. from Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha. PSA Halifax will now operate two container terminals in Halifax, namely Atlantic Hub and Fairview Cove, jointly branded under PSA Halifax.

PSA Halifax’s Atlantic Hub terminal is located at the south end of the city of Halifax and new investment in megavessel handling capability over the past two years have future-proofed its long term competitiveness, allowing it to handle the largest vessels ever to call at Canada’s ports to date. PSA Halifax’s Fairview Cove terminal, at the north end of the city, will complement Atlantic Hub’s existing operations for vessels of up to 8,000-TEU capacity as part of its integrated offerings.

Tan Chong Meng, Group CEO of PSA, said, “PSA Halifax’s Atlantic Hub was our Group’s first coastal terminal investment in Canada and we are pleased to be given the opportunity to also operate the Fairview Cove terminal. This will allow the port to expand its service offerings and transform it from a coastal to a global hub port – enhancing competition, presenting significant efficiencies and strengthening Halifax’s position as a port of choice. To this end, we look forward to greater collaboration with the Halifax Port Authority, CN Rail and other partners, as we seek to extend Halifax’s hinterland to new markets. PSA Halifax will continue to work closely with our stakeholders to jointly explore and develop sustainability-driven, value-add services beyond the port, to benefit supply chain customers and the greater maritime ecosystem.”

“Our operating model provides cost advantages to those looking for a reliable and efficient way to move cargo inland now and in the future,” said Captain Allan Gray, President and CEO, Halifax Port Authority. “We know that the cargo owner has options and decides what is best for them after carefully weighing time, reliability and cost, so with a new long-term lease agreement in place with PSA Halifax and more streamlined operations from the pilot station right through to the terminals, we are confident that we can work with partners to ensure the cost remains competitive. In addition, we will continue to invest strategically in new infrastructure to maintain and build on today’s excellent
service and will not promise more than we can deliver as a team.”

“This is a significant milestone for all parties involved,” said Thomas J. Hayes, Chair of the Board of Directors, Halifax Port Authority. “Halifax is a port that can handle the large vessels and focuses on operational efficiency. This new operating model will allow PSA Halifax to capture new efficiencies which will ultimately help drive more cargo through our international gateway, creating opportunities for Nova Scotia manufacturers, importers and exporters, and more cargo-related jobs across the supply chain.”

Jan Van Mossevelde, CEO of PSA Halifax, said, “With one dedicated ILA workforce and an efficient facility comprising both terminals, PSA Halifax will have a stronger and more capable team to deliver consistent and high quality service to ocean carriers, shippers and stakeholders across this great city. The optimisation of berth capacity in the Port of Halifax also supports the Government’s sustainability objective of reducing cross-town truck traffic. We will work to ensure that the Port City of Halifax continues to provide creative supply chain solutions for Canadian exporters and importers, as well as reliability into US markets.”

The joint operations will allow PSA Halifax’s Fairview Cove terminal to build on its extensive railhead, RoRo (roll-on roll-off) capabilities and location to drive greater connectivity for shippers. At the terminal, additional westbound service options made available to importers from North Europe and California dovetail with weekly South Asia vessels.

PSA Halifax’s Atlantic hub terminal continues to build up Eastern Canada’s leading ‘Ultra-class’ capable hub, providing to the largest container ships on North America’s east coast, minimal deviation routes from Asia and Europe on all trans-Atlantic routings. The terminal has in recent year welcomed a new service from Europe and announced Canada’s first direct connection to and from India. In May 2021, it received Canada and East Coast North America’s largest container ship, handling its first 16,000-TEU capacity vessel from Asia.

With fast and efficient CN Rail service, backed by a unique and growing network of coastal feeder opportunities, PSA Halifax’ Atlantic Hub and Fairview Cove will offer superior logistical support and environmentally-beneficial options for a broad range of shippers

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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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Kongsberg Digital to provide vessel insight to Floatel International

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Floatel International provides top-quality offshore Floatels for extreme conditions, and will now become a part of and benefit from Kongsberg Digital’s digital infrastructure Vessel Insight.

Floatel is currently operating in the North Sea region, Australia, Gulf of Mexico and Brazil and have a fleet consisting of five semi-submersible accommodation and construction support vessels. The company is systematically working to reduce its emissions and optimize its operations. As a part of Kongsberg Digital´s infrastructure Vessel Insight, the goal is to gain better control and smarter solutions through digitalization. Vessel Insight will be deployed on all of Floatel International´s operational rigs.

“We are excited to be a part of Floatel International on their digital journey. They are experts in working under extreme conditions, and we are proud they have chosen us to support them in reducing emissions and proving optimal operations through digitalization.” said Andreas Jagtøyen, Executive Vice President of Digital Ocean in Kongsberg Digital.

“One of our main focus areas is data-driven decarbonization. We hope to get the most out of apps such as Maress and will hopefully get better use of our fuel management data. With the Vessel Insight infrastructure and the Kognifai ecosystem, we have all our digital solutions in the same place and greater opportunities for further digitalization.” commented Alexander Östberg, Technical Manager at Floatel International.

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RUSCON implements its multimodal service between Russia and Israel

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RUSCON implements its multimodal service between Russia and Israel. Image: Delo Group
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In June 2022, a logistics operator RUSCON, successfully implemented the first shipment of 90 40-foot containers, as part of its new multimodal service between Russia and Israel. The shipment was sent by sea from Novorossiysk to the port of Ashdod. The purpose of these shipments is to link the regions of our country with the Israeli ones through the seaports of the two states.

Transportation within Russia is provided by RUSCON regular services. The consolidation points in Novorossiysk are RUSCON ‘s own terminal and the NUTEP Container Terminal. The sea transportation shoulder is fully organized by RUSCON.

Currently the frequency of calls to Novorossiysk for this service is once in two weeks. Last mile service is available to RUSCON customers in Israel.

Commenting on the new service Andrey Chernyshev, the Senior Vice-President of RUSCON, said: “Under the conditions of partial uncertainty of the situation in the world, RUSCON is doing its best not only to maintain the existing logistic chains, but also to create new ones. Undoubtedly, the launch of the new service in Israel is a significant progress in expanding the geography of RUSCON ‘s multimodal services on the Black and Mediterranean seas.”

He continued, “Such development makes it possible to offer our clients secure solutions for transportations in import-export directions. High demand for the service is evidenced by the loading of cargoes of Israeli manufacturers to Russian cargo owners already in the first call. Partaking of several Delo Group’ assets in the Russia-Israel service allows us to achieve a significant synergy effect and minimize the impact of the current negative factors”.

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