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Monthly Archives: October 2006

CMA CGM to tap into IBM’s IT expertise

CMA CGM, the world’s third largest shipping group, has joined forces with IBM to improve its core information technology systems. The two will set up a new 50-50 joint venture company, known as CMA CGM SYSTeMS. Read More »

Robertson takes over at Liverpool

The Port of Liverpool’s Royal Seaforth Container Terminal has appointed Iain Robertson as its new manager. Mr Robertson, 50, formerly divisional operations manager at Thamesport for Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH), takes over from Andrew Francis. Read More »

Konecranes wins repeat order from FCT

Konecranes has received an order from ZAO First Container Terminal (FCT) in St Petersburg, Russia for two Panamax ship-to-shore container cranes. The value of the contract is around €10m, and the cranes are due for delivery at the end of 2007. Read More »

Bromma to supply spreaders to Yilport

Bromma Group, the world’s leading crane spreader company, has won a new contract to supply telescopic spreaders to the Turkish container handling facility of Yilport. Leading crane OEM Mitsui has ordered a total of 18 telescopic spreaders for Yilport – 14 Marathon all-electric spreaders and four Bromma STS45 separating twin-lift ship-to-shore spreaders. Read More »

Oman terminal opens ahead of schedule

Oman International Container Terminal (OICT) has commenced operations ahead of schedule. Phase 1 Civil Works, which began at the greenfield site on April 1, 2006, were completed in record time, with operations commencing on September 1, 2006. Read More »

DCT Gdansk celebrates another milestone

Deepwater Container Terminals (DCT) Gdansk held an ‘End of the Pier’ party on October 4, 2006 to celebrate the completion of another important stage in its construction. All of the outer piling for the new terminal has now been completed, creating a 290,000 sq m box that has been filled in with dredged material. Work will soon begin on surfacing the terminal and laying rails for its ship-to-shore cranes. Read More »

ICTSI assembles US$120m ‘war chest’

International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) of the Philippines has signed agreements for a US$120m standby credit facility with a consortium of 19 banks led by ABN AMRO. It plans to use this ‘war chest’ to finance new acquisitions as it expands its network of container terminals worldwide. ICTSI Capital Bank was established as the borrower under the facility, which was guaranteed by ICTSI. Read More »

Volumes up at Port of Bilbao

Goods traffic in the Port of Bilbao rose by 12% between January and August 2006, compared with the same period of 2005, to stand at 24.29m tonnes, according to the Bilbao Port Authority. Read More »

Maersk expands at Port Everglades

Maersk Line is expanding its presence at Port Everglades by bringing its new NASA service to the facility, which is operated by its sister company APM Terminals. Read More »