London Thamesport’s growing reputation as a short-sea container hub has been enhanced with regular calls by Helsinki-based Containerships Ltd Oy.
The operating result (EBIT) of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) dropped by 5.6 percent to € 123.9 million in the first nine months. Revenue declined by slightly less – 4.2 percent – and came in at € 868.9 million. Container throughput at the terminals in Hamburg and Odessa was down by 11.8 percent at 5.0 million standard containers (TEU). By contrast, the container transport of the intermodal companies increased by 2.4 percent to 996 thousand TEU compared to the first three quarters of the previous year.
The Group delivered a profit of USD 778m (USD 1.5bn) negatively impacted by the lower oil price and lower average container freight rates, down 51% and 19% respectively compared to the same period last year. The return on invested capital (ROIC) was 7.6% (12.7%). The underlying profit was USD 662m (USD 1.3bn).
The Berth 9 Extension at the Port of Felixstowe, the Port of Britain, has been opened by Dr Therese Coffey MP, Deputy Leader of the House of Commons.
Metrans, an intermodal subsidiary of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), further expands its position in Central and Eastern Europe. The Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó, Chairman of HHLA’s Executive Board Klaus-Dieter Peters and Metrans Managing Director Peter Kiss today laid the foundation stone for a new railway hub terminal in the Hungarian capital, Budapest. It’s location makes it the ideal interface between the seaports of Northern Europe and South-Eastern Europe. Metrans and HHLA thereby further strengthen their hinterland network and improve connections to a key European growth region.
The technologically advanced LNG-ready Al Muraykh is the latest new Ultra-Large Container Ship addition to the global fleet calling APM Terminals Zeebrugge.
- Transaction valued at USD 1 billion
- Agreements with minority shareholders (39%) now signed, complementing previously signed agreement with majority shareholder (61%)
- APM Terminals’ growth ambitions continue
17,152 TEU loading with 10 tiers above deck stowage.
Rotterdam, The Netherlands – APM Terminals Maasvlakte II operations has set a record loading in Rotterdam on the MADISON MAERSK with 17,152 TEU loaded, including ten high above deck stowage. The vessel sails on Maersk Line’s AE-10 string in the Asia/Europe trade lane.
The port of Antwerp handled 156,515,552 tonnes of freight in the first nine months of this year, up 5.5% on the same period last year. The steady growth in the volume of container freight (up 8.0% in TEU, 5.4% in tonnage) and of liquid bulk (up 7.9%) means that the port of Antwerp is poised to close the year with a total volume of 200 million tonnes.