Terminal Operators

Read the latest news about terminal operators and ongoing projects and upcoming plans. 

Commentary

In less than six months, the new container weight verification rule will take effect. However, the China-based manufacturers, freight forwarders and shipping lines I spoke to don’t expect much to change and have only a moderate awareness of what SOLAS even means.

News & Analysis

05 Feb 2016
Japan’s government has drawn up the drafts of guidelines and revised ministry ordinances, which contain penalties and variation between the verified gross mass and actual weight of a container, for the smooth implementation of the International Maritime Organization's looming Safety of Life at Sea, or SOLAS, container weight rules.
05 Feb 2016
APM Terminals-operated Gujarat Pipavav Port is making a strong pitch for more roll-on, roll-off traffic, as the minor cargo facility on India’s west coast struggles to grow its container volumes amid sluggish global demand.
04 Feb 2016
Rotterdam’s pioneering automated container terminals face tough challenges as they strive to hit ambitious productivity targets in their first full year of operations with the rest of the European waterfront looking on.
04 Feb 2016
HHLA, Hamburg’s leading container handler, posted lower revenues and earnings for 2015 as China's slowing imports and Russia’s economic crisis resulted in a double-digit decline in traffic.
SOLAS VGM IMO
04 Feb 2016
Container terminals at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, India’s biggest, public, container gateway, are gearing up to meet the July 1 implementation of new container weight rules set by the International Maritime Organization’s Safety of Life at Sea, or SOLAS, convention.
04 Feb 2016
DP World Nhava Sheva, which last month fought a long battle to end slowdowns brought on by industrial unrest, has upgraded its automated gate systems, allowing much faster truck turnarounds at India’s biggest container gateway, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
03 Feb 2016
The decision Monday by Outer Harbor Terminal in Oakland to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection will not deter Ports America from continuing to invest in its other container terminals on both the West and East coasts, the company said Wednesday.
03 Feb 2016
Paris-listed Bolloré Group was selected to build and operate a new $424 million port close to Dili, capital of Timor-Leste.
03 Feb 2016
The SOLAS requirement that all packed containers must have a verified gross mass (VGM) before being loaded from July 1 sounds reasonable and straight forward, but parties within the export supply chain of a container are finding that compliance will depend on a sharp revamp of their internal processes.
03 Feb 2016
Contship Italia Group has appointed Marco Simonetti as vice president for developments and reorganization.