Apr 22 - The first containers to be used on a new direct shipping service between Whangarei, Brisbane and Singapore were delivered to Northport last Friday aboard a vessel named, appropriately, Northern Diplomat. The seasonal fortnightly shipping service is being offered to Northland businesses by Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), a global leader in sea cargo transportation and logistics, and will improve sea freight transit times for local importers and exporters.
Eastland Port shifted three million tonnes of cargo in the financial year to the end of March 2018, breaking all previous records. In the year in question, 31,178 ships took away 3,002,369 tonnes of cargo from Eastland Port.
Mar 15, 2018 - Good financial performances were reported in Auckland, Tauranga, and Taranaki. Solid financial performances have been reported by the ports of Auckland (PoAL), Tauranga, and Taranaki during the six months to December 31st, 2017, Port Strategy reported.
Mar 13, 2018 - Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) is very disappointed that the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) today refused a generous salary increase offer during mediation and insists on striking from midnight tonight. LPC has now received strike notices for 13 – 25 March inclusive.
Mar 06, 2018 - A new shipping service for Northland's $40 million kiwifruit industry will take more than 500 truck and trailers trips off the road south of Whangarei and increase profits for the region's growers. Starting May this year, Northland's kiwifruit will be able to travel directly to Singapore from Northland, via a new service being trialled out of Northport, at Marsden Pt, by the Mediterranean Shipping Company. The Geneva-based company has announced its container vessels will stop at Northport to load Zespri kiwifruit and other locally grown produce every fortnight. The new service is called "Kiwi Express" in…
Feb 20, 2018 - The Ministry for Primary Industries has introduced new measures to reduce the risk of brown marmorated stink bugs arriving in vehicles and machinery from Japan. The changes will require all used vehicles (cars and trucks) to undergo inspection and cleaning at an MPI-approved facility in Japan prior to export.
Feb 2, 2018 - Rotterdam Authority and IBM announced on Jan. 31 that they will collaboration on a multi-year digitization initiative to transform the port’s operational environment using Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in the cloud. As the largest port in Europe, the Port of Rotterdam handles over 461 million tons of cargo and more than 140,000 vessels annually. Previously the port relied on traditional radio and radar communication between captains, pilots, terminal operators, tugboats and more to make key decision on port operations.
Jan 30, 2018 - 40-foot standard containers are the most frequently used sea containers worldwide. With internal dimensions of roughly 12 by 2.3 by 2.4 metres, they have a loading volume of 65m3 and a cargo load of up to some 26 tonnes. Unloading these containers is heavy work, still mainly carried out manually in the world’s ports.