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We were there…

“Les Assises de l’économie de la Mer 2021”

“Les Assises de l’économie de la Mer” made their return on Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 September 2021, in Nice. It was also an opportunity for Annick Girardin, Minister of the Sea, to present the measures resulting from the Fontenoy of Maritime, about ports and terminals, in order to make France a major place in the global shipping. TGI was present and represented by our CEO MarcBoyerChammard.


A feat achieved this mounth

The world’s largest container ship arrived in Europe and called in Hamburg for the first time after a stop in Rotterdam.

The Ever-Ace…

This container ship of 23,992 TEU built by Samsung heavy industries, welcomed on September 3 an offshore pilot off Cherbourg. With a length of 400 meters and a width of 62 meters and 225,000 DPT, it is the first container ship with 24 rows of wide containers delivered to Evergreen. He is joining the club formed by MSC, CMA CGM and HMM. Next year, Evergreen will also see the arrival of 6 container ships of the same capacity built by CSSC in China.

… made a successful stopover in Hamburg

Currently in service between Northern Europe and Asia, the Ever Ace made its appearance atone of the container terminals in Hamburg on September 8. It is a record for this port. This success was achieved thanks to the recently completed work on the development of the fairway.

If you want know more about it, you can read the article published by  Port Strategy | « Big feat ».


A step towards green innovation for ports and terminals 

Port Strategy also published an article about this investment. Indeed, a £23 million fund has been set up for the benefit of ports and terminals thanks to some zero-emission projects.

Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC)

The CMDC was launched in March 2021 as part of a 10-point plan by the BRITISH Prime Minister. This competition allocated nearly £23,259,000 in a vision of matching funding to UK innovators to support the design and development of innovative technology. The motto is “zero emissions”.

Winning projects

After an evaluation, 55 projects were selected and therefore won the competition. This is backed by private shareholders and consisting of 280 partners from across the UK. The winners were announced at London International Shipping Week. The competition represents a total investment of £33.5 million and will be completed by March 2022.


A colossal investment expected for a port of London

One of London’s ports is expected to have an investment of £300 million shortly.

For new goals…

This investment will allow DP World to begin work on a new fourth berth in addition to its London Gateway logistics center. The latter will give London Gateway the opportunity to increase the resilience of the supply chain for its ports and terminals.

I am delighted to announce that we will continue our last major investment in the UK, which will give London Gateway more capacity to handle the world’s largest vessels than any other port in the country.” said Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chief Executive Officer of DP World Group.

For a record of performance…

In the first six months of 2021, London Gateway recorded a record 888,000 TEU allowing the port to experience an increase of more than 23% compared to the previous best performance in the first half. The construction of the fourth berth is expected to increase capacity by one third.

If you want know more about it, you can read the article  « GB£300m port investment » published by Port Strategy.

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