Bolloré Transport & Logistics, Next4 and IMT Mines Albi to develop artificial intelligence for container tracking

Bolloré Transport & Logistics, Next4 and the IMT Mines Albi engineering announced the signature of a memorandum of understanding with a view to developing new traceability functions for goods flows based on the study of data gathered by IoT sensors. In particular, the three partners are committed to unlocking synergies between their various fields of …

AAL delivers giant jib cranes to Dubai

The AAL Melbourne recently delivered two jib cranes and their components weighing just over 1,800 mt in total to Dubai. Manufactured in China by global supplier of heavy lifting and handling equipment, Nantong Rainbow Heavy Machineries Co. ltd., the two cranes were loaded by the mega-size A-Class HL MPV, the AAL Melbourne in Taicang. They …

Kroustalelis Special Transport trusts Goldhofer heavy-duty modules

Greek special transport company, Kroustalelis, relied on a Goldhofer THP/LTSO heavy-duty combination as a trailer combination to transport a 67-meter-long naphtha splitter and an equally long deisohexanizer from the production facility of EKME S.A. in Thessaloniki to the local port for onward shipment. Kroustalelis Special Transport handled the first stage of the journey to the …

Conakry Terminal takes delivery of four new Konecranes RTGs

In the beginning of April, Conakry Terminal, a subsidiary of Bolloré Ports, took delivery of four Konecranes RTG gantries. This investment is a part of the plan to modernise the activities of the container terminal. With a lifting capacity of 40 tonnes each, the four gantry cranes were specifically designed for handling containers at port …

DP World launches worldwide digital platform

DP World has launched online logistics tools and services, covering sea, land and air shipping around the world. The connected ecosystem of platforms will enable freight forwarders and any business, to book shipments of cargo from and to anywhere in the world, by any combination of sea, land and air. DP World has accelerated the …

Jumbo moves closer to Spanish customers

In response to a growing desire from Spanish customers to engage more directly, Jumbo has decided to terminate its exclusive agency agreement with ship agency Martico. All enquiries regarding shipping and heavy lift transport projects in the Spanish region are now directly handled by Guy Foubert, Jumbo Shipping Regional Commercial Manager. Working out of Jumbo’s …

Throughput volume in the Port of Rotterdam falls 9.3%

Affected by the coronavirus pandemic, throughput in the port of Rotterdam amounted to 112.4 million tonnes in the first quarter, 9.3% down on the same period last year. Falling throughput was seen mainly in the coal, crude oil and oil products segments. There were also positive notes during the first quarter as the increase in …

Bolloré Ports boosts electronic payment solutions in Dakar

Bolloré Ports is stepping up the implementation of electronic payment solutions at Dakar Terminal, the operator of the Ro-Ro terminal in the Senegalese capital. The IES web portal rolled out by Bolloré Ports enables the payment of invoices via the TouchPay platform by InTouch, which aggregates payment means (Orange Money, FreeMoney, YUP, MasterCard and VISA) …

Maersk’s first intercontinental train from Europe to Asia

Mersk’s first intercontinental train was dispatched from St. Petersburg port in the eastward direction, carrying goods from Europe to Asia. The overall transit time of the new intercontinental service from ports in North Europe to ports in Korea and Japan will be between 23 and 32 days, which is a reduction by half compared to …

New GAC office in Hamriyah Free Zone, UAE

GAC Sharjah, UAE, has opened a new office in the Hamriyah Free Zone as part of its ongoing expansion strategy. The new branch provides a range of integrated shipping, logistics as well as warehousing services and complements established operations at Sharjah’s airport and port, which also cover Ajman and Khorfakkan Rajesh Moorjani, General Manager of …