Expanded Panama Canal Commemorates Two Year Anniversary

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The Panama Canal marked the two-year anniversary of the inauguration of its Canal Expansion, the largest enhancement project in the waterway’s 103-year history. To date, the Canal has transited 3,745 Neopanamax vessels, traffic that confirms the route’s efficiency and the maritime industry’s confidence in the Expanded Canal. “Two years ago, we pledged to usher in […]

Greek Shipowners Set To Verify Their BWTS With Onboard Test Kit

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Piraeus-based engineering and manufacturing firm Maritech Ltd has signed a sales and distribution agreement with French water microbiology company aqua-tools to meet “significant interest” in onboard ballast water testing from Greek shipowners. The agreement, which covers the training and supply of aqua-tools’ B-QUA test kit, was inked during the Posidonia 2018 event, in early June. […]

CMA CGM to Acquire European Shortsea Specialist Containerships

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French shipping group CMA CGM has signed to acquire Finland’s Containerships from Container Finance Ltd Oy. Containerships specializes in the intra-European shortsea shipping and logistics market. Container Finance’s holdings in Multi-Link Terminals Ltd and CD Holding Oy are also included in the deal and will become part of CMA CGM Group. Containerships has a fleet […]

‘Cool Port’ Barge Service Speeds Up Distribution From Rotterdam

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The logistics surrounding the Port of Rotterdam are daunting. Eight deep sea terminals; 600 barges with 150 different owners; some 150,000 shippers from across Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany all relying on the port. The result is a fragmented and complex area – which especially affects the delivery of fresh produce. Delivering fresh fruit, vegetables […]

La irrupción de nuevas tecnologías en el transporte marítimo

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El desarrollo de herramientas digitales y la creación y puesta en marcha de nuevas tecnologías, también ha irrumpido en las actividades relacionadas con el comercio y, en particular, en el transporte marítimo comienza a cobrar fuerza.Así lo señala en su último informe “Mapa de flujos de la e-Logística Marítima en España”, iContainers, la plataforma web […]