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Kalmar STS heightening project to support capacity expansion at GMP Terminal de France, Le Havre
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has been awarded a contract to heighten four ZPMC ship-to-shore (STS) cranes operated by Generale de Manutention Portuaire (GMP), a joint venture between DP World and Terminal Link (CMA-CGM), located in the port of Le Havre.
Bahri links HAROPA – Port of Le Havre to Red Sea and Arabian Gulf
Port of Le Havre has berthed six Saudi Arabian national shipping line vessels with a ro-ro service for containers, as well as conventional and heavy-lift cargo, since the beginning of June. The new bimonthly service, which links HAROPA to the Red Sea and the Arabian Gulf, provides a more direct route for various export goods such as new vehicles, construction machinery and electric power generators, as well as railway and miscellaneous construction equipment. Six ships have been deployed as part of the service. Among them, the Bahri Tabuk, which opened the new sea link to the ro-ro terminal in Le Havre. These 225m-long vessels are equipped with an access ramp with a capacity of 250 tonnes and two cranes each lifting 120 tonnes. In Le Havre, Bahri are represented by Shipping Agency Service, a subsidiary of the Naxco group. Source: Arabian Industry
APL to widen transatlantic coverage with new service
Container carrier APL will introduce the Atlantic Gulf Express (AGX) service to connect the key markets of North Europe, US South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. The new AGX service, a direct transatlantic service, will call the ports of Le Havre, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Bremerhaven, Charleston, Savannah, Miami, Veracruz, Altamira, Houston and New Orleans. The first sailing commences from Le Havre on 2 October 2016. “Directly connecting the ports of Le Havre and Miami, the new AGX service will serve as a unique and market-leading transatlantic service that enables shipments across the US East Coast, North Europe and Mexico markets,” said Eric Eng, APL head of the transatlantic trade. “It promises industry-leading transit time between Europe and major US South Atlantic ports, and fast connections between the US South Atlantic, US Gulf and Mexico markets that serve the needs of the customers.” Source: seatrade-maritimeNews schreiben