Port News

APM Terminals says it continues to pursue an independent course in seeking carriers’ business while providing corporate affiliate Maersk Line with dedicated capacity at three transshipment centers.

Maher Terminals, the largest container terminal in the Port of New York and New Jersey, is continuing to pursue litigation claiming it’s being unfairly charged higher rent than adjacent APM Terminals.

Kamarajar Port Limited, which runs the port at Ennore in the state of Tamil Nadu on India’s eastern coast, is investing close to $1.2 billion in five projects that will add its first container terminal and nearly double capacity over the coming three years.

SOLAS VGM IMO container weight
The Port of Felixstowe will offer a container weighing service to ensure UK shippers are able to comply with the new SOLAS container weight regulation that will be enforced from July 1, and to avoid potential export disruption.

SOLAS VGM IMO container weight
In an indication of the range of issues that remain to be resolved in the U.S. before the SOLAS container weight rule takes effect in July, a public meeting of U.S. federal agencies, carriers, terminals and shippers (and media) will meet later this month in Washington under the auspices of the Federal Maritime Commission.

SOLAS VGM IMO container weight
Maritime NZ, New Zealand’s maritime authority, is seeking stakeholder comments until March 11 on draft guidelines for compliance with the International Maritime Organization’s Safety of Life at Sea verified gross mass amendment.

Container traffic at the Port of Oakland in January soared 38.5 percent compared to January 2015, indicating the market share that the Northern California port lost during the coastwide labor disruptions last year has been regained.

APM Terminals reported a 27.3 percent drop in net profit for 2015 as its container throughput declined by 5.9 percent because of divestments and weak volumes in some markets, parent A.P. Moller-Maersk Group said.

The rough Asia-Europe trade market and tit-for-tat sanctions between Russia and the West had a devastating impact on the Port of Hamburg’s throughput in 2015 by causing it to lose its status as the second-busiest port in Europe.

China Merchants Group plans to build a new outer seaport on the basis of the existing Klaipeda seaport in Lithuania, one of the largest seaports in the Baltics, while investing in in Klaipedos Smelte, the largest loading company in the port, according to recent statements from Arturas Drungilas, director of marketing and general affairs for the Klaipeda seaport.