First ship for new Saudi port

The new container terminal at JCPDI Port, Jazan, Saudi Arabia has handled its first vessel, the MV Kota Rahmat on Pacific International Lines (PIL)’s , Intra Red Sea Feeder service which also calls at Jeddah, Port Sudan, Djibouti Hodeidah and Aden in Yemen. The Hutchison-operated port is expected to become a major gateway to the Kingdom’s southern region. [+]

Felixstowe breaks handling record

The Port of Felixstowe says it has handled what is believed to be the largest number of containers ever on a single ship in Europe - 23,773teu on the 24,000teu MSC Diletta on 12 January on the 2M Alliance Griffin/AE55 Far East Asia to North Europe service. Port operations director Robert ... [+]

Thamesport wins Bilbao link

Following the addition of a courth A2B service to Moerdijk, Thamesport has also gained a new WEC Line service to Bilbao. The new service offers a transit time of 72 hours and one stop shop including customs clearance, cross docking, canvas haulage and warehousing. [+]

New cranes extend Barca’s lead

Hutchison Ports’ BEST terminal in Barcelona has taken delivery of two new super post panamax gantry cranes, adding to the 11 already in operation. The new cranes, with their 24-row outreach, will increase BEST's capacity to operate large ships and will go into operation in June. [+]

Hutchison buys AMPT Rotterdam

Hutchison Ports Netherlands is to acquire APM Terminals Rotterdam (APMTR) from APMT. APMTR is next to Hutchison Ports’ existing ECT Delta terminal in the Maasvlakte area of the port. It has 1,600 metres of deep-water quay serviced by 13 ship-to-shore gantry cranes. Managing director of Hutchison Ports Europe Clemence Cheng, said: “We already handle the majority of ... [+]

Felixstowe digs deep for next-generation boxships

Hutchison Ports has completed strengthening and dredging works to Berth 7 at its Felixstowe Trinity Terminal. Berth 7 – one of nine container berths - has been dredged from 15.0m to 16.5 metres below Chart Datum and the berth box widened from 55m to 70m. Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe chief executive, ... [+]

Grayling to become Hutchison Ports advisor

Former Transport Secretary and current Conservative MP for Epsom and Ewell Chris Grayling has been appointed by Hutchison Ports as a part-time advisor, reports the BBC. He will be paid around £100,000 a year for a seven-hour week, it says. Under Whitehall rules, he will be limited to advising the ... [+]

Samskip starts Hull-Amsterdam link

Samskip inaugurated its new three-times-a-week Amsterdam-Hull container on 21 March with the first call of the 340teu THEA II at the Dutch port’s Amsterdam Container Terminal (ACT). Services depart Amsterdam on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. ACT is operated by TMA Logistics in which Hutchison Ports is a 50% shareholder. TMA has a ... [+]

Hutchison buys Benelux operator

Hutchison Ports, owner of the Port of Felixstowe, has acquired a 50% shareholding in Benelux cargo terminal operator TMA Logistics. TMA has a variety of general cargo operations together with warehousing, shipping, logistics and project cargo activities at three sites in Amsterdam and one in Antwerp as well as at ... [+]

Hutchison signs Ukraine port deal

Managing director Hutchison Ports Europe Clemence Cheng and Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelyan have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop Chornomorsk port. Chornomorsk is one of the largest ports in the Black Sea handling a range of cargo including containers, ferries, general and bulk cargoes in the south-west ... [+]

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