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SCT launches Atlantic US–Africa service

Atlantic Shipping has signed an agreement with Tecon Suape SA (TSSA), operator of the Suape Container Terminal (SCT) in Pernambuco, Brazil, to commence a new service connecting ports in the North and South Atlantic. Read More »

Railion implements BRAVO phase two

On January 1, 2007 Railion Nederland will begin the implementation of the second phase of Applause, the new ICT system that will replace its existing BRAVO system. Initially Applause will be used for the booking of train wagons, but during the course of the year it will also replace the system used by the company’s financial department. Once that is completed, Railion Nederland will have a single automated system that supports its entire operational process. Read More »

Discord in Buenos Aires

Following the pronouncement by the mayor of Buenos Aires that he wished to see the city’s Puerto Nuevo relocated elsewhere, and the contradictory view of the Port Administrator who wishes to keep all container traffic in the port until 2030, there has still been no announcement from the Federal Government of Argentina, which remains steadfastly tight-lipped on the matter. Read More »

Modern Terminals increases stake in SCT

Container terminal operator Modern Terminals Limited announced on December 18 that it has reached an agreement with China Merchants Holdings (International) (CMHI) under which the two companies will rationalise and consolidate ownership of various interests in Phases 1, 2 and 3 of Shekou Container Terminals (SCT) in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. Read More »

Wilmington kicks off Chilean fruit season

The MV Prince of Tides opened the 2006-07 Chilean fruit season at the US Port of Wilmington on December 13 when it arrived at Berth 7 prepared to discharge a cargo of grapes, berries and stonefruit. Read More »

Sweden cuts transit fairway dues

The Swedish Shipping Administration will, from January 1, 2007 and under certain conditions, grant a 50% reduction of the cargo-related part of Swedish fairway dues for containers in transit. Read More »

Crane drive solutions from Tschan

TSCHAN GmbH works closely with customers in the fields of port logistics and material handling equipment for steel-producing operations to develop innovative solutions for new projects and to modernise and optimise existing plants. It specialises in powerful frequency converter technology and optimum coupling solutions that meet all the customer’s requirements with the highest level of efficiency and safety. Read More »

New cranes to boost capacity at BCT

Baltic Container Terminal (BCT), the largest container handling facility in Poland, has taken delivery of two new post-Panamax cranes to go into service at its Gdynia terminal. The two units, built by Konecranes and delivered fully erected by barge from the port of Hanko in Finland, are the first of their kind to go into service at BCT and considerably increase the terminal’s quayside handling power. Read More »

Baltimore to cooperate with Suez Canal

The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Suez Canal Authority, establishing formal cooperation for information-sharing aimed at utilising the Suez Canal to generate new business for the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore. Read More »