In case you missed it, we compiled news that occurred recently. November has been marked by environmental exploits, extansion works, innovation and records. Happy reading!


LNG is a new, clean and quiet fuel for road and marine transport. Containershipsa company specialized in eco-friendly logistics solutions, have signed a collaboration agreement with Don Trucking (Dutch trucking company) in order to increase the amount of LNG-fuelled trucks in the Netherlands.

According to a statement, the new LNG-powered trucks will play an important role in reducing carbon footprint This is good news, especially in a context where the European Commission has invited to reduce the average CO2 emissions from new heavy Duty vehicles by 15% in 2025.

This month, CMA CGM a worldwide leading shipping group, has been named the ‘Most Accomplished Asia Pacific Ship Owner’ of 2018 at the Maritime 2020 Summit in Singapore. This award recognizes the greatest efforts to make its fleet more sustainable, efficient and environmentally friendly. Indeed, CMA CGM has already reduced its CO2 emissions per container transported by 50% between 2005 and 2015, and is targeting a further 30% reduction by 2025.


Extension work on freetown terminal has been completed! To celebrate that, Cyrille Bolloré, CEO of Bolloré Transport & Logistics and Julius Maada Bio, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone attended an official ceremony a few days ago. Concretely, What’s new in this extension? An additional 270-metre-long quay, with a water depth of 13 metres give the opportunity to handle 6,000-TEU vessels. existing yards have been upgraded  with modern equipment such as ship-to shore cranes (STSs), rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) and reachstackers. Results : An increase in traffic of over 30%!  Beyond the terminal, this extension will facilitate trade and will booste the local economy.

Other subject, to develop Barcelona’s hinterland connections, Hutchison Ports has launched a weekly international rail service that connects its BEST (Barcelona Europe South Terminal) with Lyon. BEST  offers almost 100 trains per week.

By the way, a few days ago, Hutchison Ports Thailand welcomed a 14,000 teu containership (The ONE COLUMBA, owned by Ocean Network Express) at its Terminal D facility at Laem Chabang Port (bangkok). Last May, Hutchison Ports had introduced $600 million to transform terminal D in the World’s first container terminal fully equipped with remote control technology. Now, terminal D aims to handle some of the largest ocean vessels currently in operation.

MGI, Ci5 and innovation 

MGI  wish to go beyond what other Cargo Community Systems and Port Community Systems are able to offer. That’s why they have recently developed, in partnership with Thales Services, a new intelligent cargo system, Ci5, at the Port of Marseille Fos. Designed to replace former national system AP+, Ci5 includes cargo track & trace, vessel tracking, alerts for situations  and provides real-time information on the status of any cargo.

See several articles on this subject:

– Port Strategy : The article explains that Ci5 is based on open source technology which lets it communicate with any IT system or use any new technology.
– L’antenne (French magazine)

Did you know that Ci5 won an award in the IT category at the 30th IAPH* World Ports Conference held in Indonesia from 7 to 12 May 2017 (Maritime executive source)? Surely, Ci5 is a revolutionary solution based on five innovative principles that give ports an invaluable competitive edge: Business Intelligence, Activity Monitoring, Fast Lane, Interoperability and User Experience.