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Tag: container industry

ABS expands guidance for fire protection on container ships

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ABS has updated its Guide for Fire-Fighting Systems for On-Deck Cargo Areas of Container Carriers, expanding the guidance to the existing container ship fleet. The guide aims to support owners in navigating risks, based on the unique characteristics of each container load, location of the container on the vessel and various firefighting spray patterns.

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Port Everglades to start largest expansion project

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Broward County's Port Everglades received unanimous approval from Commissioners to begin a $437.5 million expansion project, to add new berths for larger cargo ships and install crane rail infrastructure for new Super Post-Panamax cranes. The Port is Florida's leader for containerized cargo volumes, but it is currently berth constrained, as additional dock space for cargo ships is needed.

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Port of Oakland ready for alliance changes

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The Port of Oakland recently said that they expect to take on upcoming changes to container shipping alliances with little disruption. The Port expects cargo volume to hold steady once new alliances begin operation April 1. Fewer but larger ships will visit Oakland weekly, laden with more ocean containers.

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ICTSI & PSA to open new terminal in Colombia

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ICTSI) and PSA International have formally opened Puerto Aguadulce, a joint venture terminal in the Port of Buenaventura, Colombia. The first phase of the world class multi-user container and bulk handling facility can handle mega container vessels with capacities of up to 18,000 TEUs, and is seen to further spur the Colombian economy.

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