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Monthly Archives: May 2007

KSCT ready for upswing in throughput

Klaipedos Smelte Container Terminal (KSCT) is now receiving 3–4 container ship calls weekly, with both Hamburg-based feeder operator Team Lines and Gdynia-based Baltic Container lines (BCL) having established regular services. The largest ship on the Klaipeda service, Team Lines’ 1,700 teu Katharina, is scheduled for every Tuesday. Read More »

Green light for Shellhaven development

UK Transport Minister Gillian Merron has given final approval to the proposed London Gateway Port at Shellhaven, Thurrock, in the Thames estuary. This follows agreement between the Port promoters, P&O (part of Dubai Ports World) and local planning and highway authorities to ensure that the impact of the development on the local area highway network is adequately catered for. Read More »

ICTSI’s earnings up in first quarter

International Container Terminal Services, Inc (ICTSI) reported 36% growth in its consolidated net income in the first quarter of 2007, to Pesos 510m, from P375m in 2006. Gross revenues from port operations grew by 16%, while net income improved by 36% year-on-year, from P374.8m to P510.2m. Read More »

New funding for US port security

The US Department of Homeland Security announced US$202.27m in new funding for port security on May 10, 2007, in its seventh round of grants since 2002. The federal funds are intended to strengthen the ability of US ports to prevent and respond to terrorist attack, major disasters and other emergencies. Read More »

Mason steps up at SCT

Campbell Mason officially took over as managing director at Southampton Container Terminals (SCT), the UK’s second largest container terminal, in April. He succeeds Patrick Walters, who has taken on the role of deputy regional director, Europe and North West Region for DP World. Read More »

Kalmar launches automation test facility

Kalmar has built a state-of-the-art automation test facility to aid the integration of its intelligent applications with its customers’ handling equipment and terminal operating systems. The ability to test the control system prior to delivery will enable Kalmar to troubleshoot possible technical problems before field tests are conducted. Read More »

Halifax signs Suez cooperation deal

The Halifax Port Authority and the Suez Canal Authority have entered into a memorandum of understanding aimed at generating new business. The agreement will promote the all-water route between Asia and the Indian sub-continent by moving cargo through the Port of Halifax via the Suez Canal. Read More »

ACP issues first Canal expansion tender

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) moved a step closer to beginning its historic expansion with the release on May 7 of the first construction project tender for dry excavation along the north access channel at the Pacific end of the Canal. Read More »