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The articles excerpted on this site report on the state of the industry as seen by mainstream media, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the officers of the ILWU Coast Longshore Division.

APMT pays millions in bribery case

From Port Technology:

APM Terminals (APMT) has accepted to pay millions in reparations as part of the ongoing bribery case embroiling Guatemala’s Terminal de Contenedores Quetzal, despite the bribery claims preceding the terminal operator’s acquisition of the terminal.

The scandal dates back to 2012 when a payment was allegedly made to Guatemalan officials; however APMT […]

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APM Terminals signs crane extension contract for Pier 400 Los Angeles

APM Terminals has signed a contract for the enlargement of 10 STS cranes, including the raising of the overall height, and extension of the crane boom, to accommodate container ships of up to 20,000 TEU capacity, the company said in its press release. After the modifications designed by the original crane manufacturer, Terex-Noell, the 10 […]

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HPH to weigh boxes at most of its terminals

From the Journal of Commerce:

Hutchison Port Holdings said the majority of terminals in its global network will offer container-weighing services to help supply chain stakeholders comply with the amendment to the SOLAS convention that requires all containers to have a verified gross mass before they are loaded onto a vessel.

HPH said its network […]

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APMT Mumbai strike called off

From the Journal of Commerce:

APM Terminals-operated Gateway Terminals India resumed normal vessel operations Tuesday morning after outsourced workers handling rubber-tire gantry crane operations ended a four-day strike that shut down export gates at the terminal and slowed down cargo handling at India’s busiest public port complex, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.

Unionized RTG workers abruptly […]

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APM Terminals to operate Africa’s first automated port

The world’s third largest port operator APM Terminals said it will invest 758 million euros ($858.3 million) in a new transhipment terminal in Tangier, Morocco, that will be the first automated terminal in Africa.

The new container terminal will have an annual capacity of five million 20-foot equivalent units (TEU), and APM Terminals has the […]

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APM Terminals dumps Mexico’s ICA from $300 million port project, sources say

APMT received its cranes at the Lazaro Cardenas terminal in October.

Port operator APM Terminals, part of Denmark’s A.P. Moller-Maersk, has dropped Mexico’s ICA construction firm from a $300 million port project after it ran out of cash and could not continue work, two people familiar with the matter said.

ICA, which has defaulted on […]

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Port of LA: ‘Flawless' handling of largest mega-ship to call US shows effort paying off

CMA CGM photo of the Benjamin Franklin during its maiden call at the Port of Los Angeles last month.

Published Sunday by the Journal of Commerce:

The flawless discharge and reloading of the CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, the largest container ship ever to call at a North American port, proves the Southern California port […]

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ITF backs industrial action at Port of Rotterdam

“Our livelihoods and the future of our families and our communities rely on decent, secure jobs and those things are worth fighting for.” — Niek Stam, FNV Havens secretary

ITF news release: January 7, 2016

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and ETF (European Transport Workers’ Federation) are supporting their affiliated Dutch dockers’ […]

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Rotterdam Longshore strike planned for December

The source of the conflict is the commissioning of two new highly automated container terminals, expected to lead to the loss of 700 out of 4,000 jobs in container throughput at the port in 2017.

Container workers at the Port of Rotterdam have voted to hold a series of 24-hour strikes in December and […]

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Hurricane Patricia causes little damage to Mexican ports

Major Mexican ports are reporting little damage in the wake of Hurricane Patricia.

Reuters reported the storm caused less damage than expected in Manzanillo, the country’s largest port and that the port reopened on Saturday afternoon.

Further to the south in Lazaro Cardenas, where APM Terminals has a large new facility under construction, all staff […]

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APMT expands in Liberia, Turkey

The Journal of Commerce reported this week on two mayor expansions by APM Terminals:

APMT doubling Liberia terminal capacity as demand rockets

Expecting a 27 percent jump in container volume for this year, APM Terminals is spending to $34.5 million over the next two years to double capacity at its facility at the Port of […]

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North Europe container terminals struggling to meet handling demands of mega-boxships

The first 18,000 TEU ULC was only delivered in mid-2013 and there are now 35 on the water, and this number is set to swell to over 100 by 2019.

Container lines want 6,000 moves a day when handling an ultra-large containership (ULC), while stevedores see 3,500 moves a day as a maximum, according […]

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Maersk buys Grup Maritim TCB to expand APMT port network in Latin America

Grup Maritim TCB terminal in Barcelona

A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S’s terminal unit said Tuesday it agreed to buy a Spanish rival to expand its port network by almost 20 percent.

APM Terminals will pay an undisclosed sum for Barcelona-based Grup Maritim TCB, thereby adding 11 container terminals to its existing network of 63, the company […]

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Agreement with port management ends Mumbai hunger strike

A hunger strike at Gateway Terminals India (GTI) Mumbai that lasted for 17 days has come to an end after management of port operator APM Terminals (APMT) agreed to address union demands over a group of operations and maintenance staff, ITF said in its press release.

Following a summit between management and the union, […]

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Colombian port of Cartagena to be expanded to handle post-Panamax ships

Dutch company APM Terminals and Colombia-based Compañia de Puertos Asociados, or Compas, said they plan to jointly invest more than $200 million in upgrades and equipment at Colombia’s Caribbean port of Cartagena, whose capacity is to be boosted to handle post-Panamax ships.

Under the terms of the deal to jointly manage and operate the […]

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