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Monthly Archives: May 2007

Volumes edge upwards at Veracruz

Nearly 4.3m tonnes of cargo was moved through the Port of Veracruz during the first three months of 2007. That was up 1.6% from a year ago, due mainly to gains by container traffic (+9.6%), bulk minerals such as fertiliser and pet coke (+17.3%) and automobiles (+15%). Read More »

Still counting the cost of Katrina

More than US$100m worth of public port infrastructure and thousands of jobs are at stake as the Port of New Orleans moves into the second phase of its insurance recovery efforts. Many homeowners who suffered losses after Katrina are learning how complex insurance recovery can be, and the situation at the port is similar. As a public body that has approximately US$750m worth of property and assets and a multi-layered insurance safety net, the port’s insurance recovery programme is a major undertaking for its legal, claims and risk management team. Read More »

Handling record set by Jaxport crew

A container crew working a Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) vessel at the Jacksonville Port Authority’s Talleyrand terminal set a Jaxport record at the end of April by averaging 47.19 moves per hour. Read More »

New Kuenz crane for Duisburg

Crane manufacturer Hans Kuenz GmbH is set to install a new trimodal container handling crane, with a reach of more than 100 m, at the Rhine-Ruhr Terminal at the port of Duisburg. Read More »

Master plan for Israeli port development

The Israel Ports Company (IPC) has completed a 50-year strategic development master plan and is presenting it to the Israeli government for approval, following approval by the Transport Minister. Read More »

New terminal planned for Galveston

As part of an effort to promote and develop seaborne commerce on the upper Texas coast, the Port of Houston Authority (PHA) and the Port of Galveston have agreed to pursue the development of portions of Pelican Island in Galveston Bay as a future container-handling facility. Read More »

Gaussin supplies trailers to Jebel Ali

DP World continues to invest in its Jebel Ali Port container facility, with an order of 129 Gaussin High Wheel Trailers type HW 45 ft/60T due for delivery in summer 2007. The trailers will operate in the new Terminal 2 expansion phase. Read More »

Crane bids invited by PAA

The Puerto Rico Infrastructure Financing Authority (PRIFA), representing the Port of the Americas’ (PAA) board of directors, is inviting sealed-bid proposals for crane equipment acquisition, phase two, at the Port of the Americas Rafael Cordero Santiago. Read More »

New tolls approved for Panama Canal

Following a recommendation from the Board of Directors of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP), the Cabinet Council of the Republic of Panama approved the proposal to restructure the Panama Canal’s pricing system and certain regulations on April 25, 2007. Read More »