22-May-2023: According to Alphaliner, a French provider of shipping statistics, MSC is about to become the first container shipping company with a fleet of more than 5 million TEU. Currently, the counter for the Swiss-Italian shipping company stands at 4,956,720 TEU, according to Alphaliner.
22-May-2023: The Port of Rotterdam Authority has signed cooperation agreements with around 20 regions worldwide to promote the import of green hydrogen. Speaking at the World Hydrogen Summit, an international summit on hydrogen, managing director Allard Castelein said there is interest from more regions to participate in this partnership.
22-May-2023: The first all-electric container lift in continental Europe was recently commissioned at PSA’s MPET terminal in the port of Antwerp. Konecranes, the manufacturer, used the latest battery technology in building the lift, allowing the e-straddle carrier to run continuously for more than four hours.
22-May-2023: DP World has taken another step in its ambition to become the most sustainable logistics company in the UK following the successful testing of new solar power units at its London Gateway hub.
09-May-2023: The Yara Birkeland sails quietly through the Frier Fjord in southern Norway, looking like an ordinary small ship. By the end of this year, however, the number of crew on board will be reduced from five to two and, if all goes well, in two years’ time the ship’s bridge will be removed and there will be no crew on board at all.
09-May-2023: From Monday, Maastricht Aachen Airport (MAA) will be closed for eight weeks due to the renovation of its runway. The airport said that the runway, which is 2750 metres long and 45 metres wide, is in need of renovation due to wear and tear on the asphalt.
09-May-2023: The weekly report by shipbroker Maersk Broker has revealed that Taiwanese container shipping company Evergreen has plans to commission 24 16,000 teu ships that can run on methanol (dual-fuel).
09-May-2023: The port of Rotterdam has seen a sharp drop in container throughput in the first quarter of this year, compared to the same period last year. Volume fell 11.6% to 3.2 million TEUs and 11.5% to 31.5 million tonnes.
17-April-2023: From 17 April 2023, it will be required to register an export document before delivering an export container to the ECT Delta and ECT Euromax terminals. If no document is registered for a container, it will not be admitted to the terminals from this date.
17-April-2023: According to French shipping data agency Alphaliner, MSC has now also surpassed competitor and 2M partner Maersk in terms of the number of reefer containers. Last year, MSC already became the world’s largest container shipping company in terms of container capacity.