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Marseilles container and cruise sectors shine

Cargo throughput at the Port of Marseilles-Fos to the end of November was marked by sustained growth in container and liquid bulks traffic. In contrast, oil and dry bulk volumes fell by a combined five million tonnes compared with the first 11 months last year to leave the cargo total down 4.3% for the period on 87.9m tonnes. Read More »

Manatee’s brave new world

On December 19, US Port Manatee entered the containerisation era when its new US$3.9m, 100 tonne capacity Gottwald G HMK 6407 mobile harbour crane handled its first container that had arrived from Guatemala filled with 25 tons of Del Monte honeydew melons. Read More »

Third deepening of the River Westerschelde gets underway

Flemish Minister-President Kris Peeters has launched the official start of the historic third deepening works of the River Westerschelde that will guarantee vessels a navigational depth of up to 13.10m (currently 11.5m). With a keel play of 12.5%, this means a real channel depth in of 14.7m. Read More »

International award for Northport

Northport, at Port Klang, Malaysia has been selected as the first Malaysian company to receive an international award for its role and contributions towards Corporate Social Responsibility by the Ansted University. Read More »

FANZL to be renamed Hamburg Süd

Hamburg Süd has announced that with effect from January 1, 2008 it will be replace the Fesco Australia New Zealand Liner Services (FANZL) with the Hamburg Süd brand and from that date the existing FANZL office in Seattle will assume responsibility as a Customer Service Centre for Hamburg Süd's customer activities on the US West Coast. Read More »

Jasper Ocean Terminal agreement

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Board of Directors has unanimously approved an Intergovernmental Agreement for Development of the Jasper Ocean Terminal in which both Georgia and South Carolina will work cooperatively to develop a new port on the Savannah River in Jasper County. Read More »

New ZPMC Cranes for Bremerhaven

Bremerhaven’s MSC Gate terminal has just taken delivery of four new ZPMC container cranes. Each crane weighs around 2,000 tonnes, has a waterside outreach of 62.5 m and a lifting capacity of 97 tonnes when fully extended. A fifth ZPMC crane is scheduled for delivery in January 2008. Read More »

New rail wagon order

English Welsh & Scottish Railway has ordered 255 new rail freight wagons for services in Britain and France. Read More »