Boston's annual container throughput surges 12pc to 247,329 TEU

THE Port of Boston's Paul W Conley Container Terminal ended the 2016 fiscal year at the end of June with a total throughput volume of 247,329 TEU, a 12 per cent increase from the 2015 fiscal year, reports American Shipper.

MacGregor organises 'Hack the Sea' event to reduce maritime waste

MACGREGOR, part of Cargotec, is to hold an open innovation 'hackathon" event at the Interschalt Marine Centre near Hamburg, Germany on November 11-13, to boost the development of intelligent cargo handling. 

Cargotec joins Finnish initiative to put autonomous ships in Baltic service

FINLAND's Cargotec, together with other companies, will establish the world's first system aimed at creating autonomous ships in the Baltic by 2025.

Malaysia's Westports will meet regional competition through expansion

TO keep up with stiff competition in Southeast Asia, Malaysian ports must retain their status as transshipment hubs and continue to raise efficiency levels to keep costs low.

Sri Lanka's CICT becomes major hub to world's biggest containership

SRI LANKA's Colombo International Container Terminal (CICT) recently docked Mediterranean Shipping Company's 19,224-TEU MSC Maya, the biggest ship ever to call at Colombo.

WTO says global trade had its worst year since financial crisis

WEAKNESS in key regions and rising protectionism has give global trade its slowest growth since the 2008 financial crisis, says the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

China exports' show strength as Standard Chartered index rises

CHINA's economy is showing fresh signs of strength, from increased business confidence to an expansionary factory gauge reading.

OOCL cuts CEC2 China-US east coast service from October 30

HONG KONG's Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has announced the suspension of the China East Coast Express 2 (CEC2) from Week 45 as part of its winter programme.




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