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One Network Enterprises and PSA Cargo Solutions announce strategic partnership to expand services for global terminal operations and logistics 



One Network Enterprises and PSA Cargo Solutions announce strategic partnership to expand services for global terminal operations and logistics. Image: Pexels
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One Network Enterprises, a leader in solutions for autonomous supply chain management, and PSA Cargo Solutions, a unit of leading global port group PSA International, today announced a strategic partnership to expand services for Global Terminal Operations and Logistics. Through this partnership, the One Network platform further expands the capabilities of PSA’s Lead Logistics Provider service for global 3PL customers, including ocean and land end-to-end services for global logistics and port- based warehousing.

The joint solution will provide full capability for track-and-trace visibility, alerts and notifications, and a comprehensive supply chain control tower, including mobile apps, handling thousands of bookings per month over nearly 100 global transportation lanes across Asia and the EU. 

“PSA is a leader in global terminal operations and logistics with a vision for real-time global supply networks that matches our own,” said Mr. Bruce Jacquemard, Chief Revenue Officer at One Network Enterprises.

“Combining the unique capabilities of the One Network platform with PSA’s services in global logistics and port-based warehousing will be game changing in the maritime supply chain world and will unlock enormous business value for customers. Together, we’ll be able to deliver real-time visibility and cost-optimized decision making for customers that is unparalleled.” 

“We are pleased to be partnering with One Network Enterprises in this strategic relationship to enhance the value that PSA Cargo Solutions can offer,” said Ms. Ghim Siew Ho, Head Group Commercial, Strategy and Cargo Solutions, PSA International.

“As a global terminal operator, PSA sits at key nodal points of the supply chain. Our vision is to connect the supply chain communities and empower them with the ability to move their goods with greater intelligence, agility and resilience. By augmenting PSA’s current physical and digital capabilities with ONE’s leading network technology, we believe we can amplify the functionalities of our CALISTATM platform to the benefit of our supply chain stakeholders.” 

Specific capabilities of the joint solution include: 

  • Shipment planning, order management, and execution, including PO planning, management, and optimization 
  • Exception management, including detention & demurrage alerts and updates 
  • Carrier management for ocean, road and rail, including barge booking 
  • Rate management 
  • Booking management across modes and at the PO, container, and CBM/carton level 
  • Order confirmation, status updates and reporting, with both online and physical reports 
  • Multi-mode shipment management 
  • Document management, including doc uploads and tracking 
  • Invoicing 

The system will also optimize transport, planning and routing for local and cross-border distribution including optimization of alternative of transportation modes. In the future, the joint solution will also provide a platform for additional supply chain business process outsourcing services provided by PSA for shippers. 

One Network’s NEO platform offers a complete solution for autonomous supply chain management from inbound supply to outbound order fulfillment and logistics, including cross border and regional transportation management system solutions. One Network’s real- time network spans both planning and execution, with machine learning and intelligent agent technology to enable optimization of the multi-tier supply network, along with rapid identification of exceptions and autonomous resolution. 

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Ship to shore cranes on the way to Port of Immingham



Ship to shore cranes on the way to Port of Immingham. Image: Associated British Ports
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Two new ship to shore cranes worth £11.5 million have left manufacturers in China on their way to the Port of Immingham as part of the Humber Container Terminal expansion.

The cranes are part of a £33million upgrade and improvement programme at Immingham Container Terminal to future proof the terminal, extend its footprint, maximise efficiencies and improve the service to customers.

The new ship to shore cranes are supplied under a Kalmar JV with Rainbow Cargotec Industries with its product custom made for Immingham. The cranes make working on the terminal more efficient and increase productivity due the reliability of the machinery. Their simplified modular design is lightweight and durable, making maintenance easier and has been tailored to Immingham Container Terminal’s exact needs.

These cranes are designed to load and unload sea-going vessels for ISO-standard containers. Once the cranes arrive, a full training & familiarisation programme will  be provided by Kalmar and delivered to the Immingham Container Terminal operatives.

The cranes will arrive later in the Summer and should be fully in service by early Autumn..

In preparation for the arrival of the new cranes, earlier this month  one of the current  ship to shore cranes were moved on to Henderson Quayside (Immingham) by Mammut SPMT’s as part of the final phase of the £33 million investment to expand and upgrade the terminal.

Simon Bird, Regional Director of ABP Humber, said: “This is an exciting development for the Humber Ports. The £33 million investment to the Humber Container Terminal in Immingham is a great step forward to future proofing the terminal and alongside the £14 million recent investment in the sister container terminal in Hull means that the provision for containers in the Humber will now be outstanding. The project team have been working hard through Covid-19 to ensure works are still being carried out. ABP key workers have been doing a fantastic job in Keeping Britain Trading.”

ABP has continued to invest in the Humber Ports to ensure that they have the infrastructure needed to seize opportunities.

As part of ABP’s ongoing commitment to customers, ABP has been investing in the container infrastructure. In 2018, the container terminal in Hull expanded which saw sailings increase from five to 15 per week in a short space of time, adding new destinations as partners. The ICT project is a similar investment of £33 million and is currently underway in the container terminal in the Port of Immingham which will increase the space, improve the layout and add new equipment. The investment will make sure ABP’s offering to customers is the best available.

This investment across the two terminals in Hull and Immingham is making the Humber Ports one of the most significant hubs for short sea containers in the UK market.

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U.S. Department of Transportation grants $19.8 million to expand container terminals of Port Tampa Bay



U.S. Department of Transportation grants $19.8 million to expand container terminals of Port Tampa Bay. Image: Port Tampa Bay
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Port Tampa Bay received a $19.8 million grant as part of the US Department of Transportation’s INFRA Grant program. This program recognizes innovative projects that improve our nation’s infrastructure in the critical areas where transportation networks intersect.

Port Tampa Bay will use the grant money to complete the Berth 214 project, which is the definition of an ideal intermodal project due to its ability to connect cargo that arrived by ship to road or rail. Port Tampa Bay will use the grant to expand its container complex. With this INFRA grant, the port will meet existing market demand by expediting construction of a new, 1,300-foot-long berth and a 30-acre container yard. Florida importers and exporters, manufacturers and other producers will benefit, and there are considerable emissions reductions, improved safety measures and other economic benefits.

“This grant, combined with Port Tampa Bay and Florida’s investment, will provide long term-term benefits for the logistics supply chain as Florida’s population growth continues to grow. I want to thank Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao for awarding our port the INFRA grant so that we can continue to expand service to our community and region,” explained Paul Anderson, Port Tampa Bay President and CEO.

This project is Port Tampa Bay’s top priority and is a project of regional and national significance. In addition to the INFRA grant, the project will be completed with funding from the state, federal government, and the port.

Port Tampa Bay has seen unprecedented expansion in our containerized cargo business lines recently, and this project will complement that growth. These funds will be used to expand our container capacity by 60 percent, increase the number of deep draft container vessels the port can receive, improve efficiency with a state-of-the-art truck gate, and improve rail access. As we celebrate 75 years of consistent growth and success at Port Tampa Bay, projects like this will continue to provide generational impacts for our region.

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Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractors to enhance efficiency and safety at SAAM’s terminals in Chile and Ecuador




Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractors to enhance efficiency and safety at SAAM’s terminals in Chile and Ecuador. Image: Kalmar
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Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has concluded an agreement with SAAM S.A. to supply a total of 16 Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractors for its terminals in Chile and Ecuador. The order was booked in Cargotec’s 2020 Q2 order intake, with delivery scheduled to take place during Q4 of 2020.

With a network consisting of ten ports in six countries, the SAAM group is the fourth-largest port operator in South America and a partner to the world’s leading shipping companies. The company has operations in Chile, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Costa Rica and the United States. Of the 16 new terminal tractors, five will be operated at SAAM’s Guayaquil terminal in Ecuador and 11 at its San Antonio Terminal Internacional in Chile, the country’s main port and one of the most important ports in South America.

The Kalmar Ottawa T2 Terminal Tractor sets the standard for world-class trailer handling solutions for port, intermodal and distribution customers. Available in DOT/EPA-certified and off-road configurations, the T2 is a purpose-built truck featuring an ergonomic cab design, fast fifth-wheel lifting and easy-access service points to speed up routine checks and servicing.

All 16 terminal tractors delivered to SAAM will include the Kalmar Insight performance management tool, which will provide the team at SAAM with access to real-time data such as running hours, fuel consumption, idle time, production time, distance travelled and other key operational indicators. This will allow them to track equipment performance and usage, manage maintenance activities and ultimately help them to improve their operations.

Mauricio Carrasco, Managing Director Port Terminals Division, SAAM: “We have chosen to continue with Kalmar terminal tractors when expanding our equipment fleet because we know they will deliver the operational efficiency and safety that we expect. Furthermore, our organisations share a common goal to deliver excellent customer service while respecting the environment and communities where we operate.”

Eduardo Prat, Vice President, Latin America, Kalmar: “We are very pleased to continue our strong relationship with SAAM and delighted that they have selected the proven Kalmar Ottawa T2 for their fleet expansion programme. SAAM has ambitious plans for the future, and we are looking forward to helping the company maintain its position as a leading provider of port terminal, towage and logistics services in the Americas.”

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