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Monthly Archives: April 2008

HTS Europe to provide security solutions

Hi-Tech Solutions Ltd. (HTS), a developer of optical character recognition (OCR) computer vision systems, and Dalosy Industrial Systems b.v. (DIS), a provider of port automation and traffic control solutions, have announced the establishment of HTS Europe – a joint operation that will provide European customers with innovative solutions for port security, container handling and automatic licence plate reading. Read More »

ICTSI appoints new SVP

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has recently announced the appointment of Fernando L. Gaspar as senior vice president and chief administrative officer. Read More »

PSA Gwadar gears up for business

PSA Gwadar International Terminals in Pakistan received its first commercial cargo vessel on March 15, 2008, as it prepares to begin servicing general cargo and container vessels at its deepwater berths. The 40,000-tonne Pos Glory, carrying a cargo of wheat, was the biggest bulk vessel to date to berth at a Pakistani port. Read More »

New STS cranes for Eurogate terminals

The Eurogate terminal in Bremerhaven has taken delivery of four new container cranes from ZPMC of China, which will be used to handle the latest generation of 10,000 teu mega-ships at its Stromkaje pier. The giant cranes are capable of handling 22 containers across on-deck; a fifth unit, part of the same order, will be delivered in May. Read More »

Navis SPARCS goes live in Vietnam

Navis, the developer of automated marine terminal operating systems that is now part of the Zebra Technologies group of companies, has installed its SPARCS terminal operating system (TOS) for its first customer in Vietnam. Vietnam International Container Terminals (VICT) has gone live with the system at its facilities at Ho Chi Minh City. Read More »

APMT boosts revenues by 22%

APM Terminals, the leading global terminal operator based in the Netherlands, reported a year of strong growth in 2007, with revenues for the year increasing by 22% to US$2.52bn and net profits reaching US$111m. Profits from terminals that had been operating for more than a year increased by 30%. Read More »

Throughput up 14.8% at PSA International

PSA International reported another record volume of 58.9m teu in 2007, up 14.8% from a year earlier. The company’s flagship terminal in Singapore was the biggest single contributor, with a record throughput of 27.1m teu, up 13% year-on-year. PSA’s other terminals in Europe, China and other parts of Asia also performed well, with a total throughput of 31.8m teu, 16.3% higher than in 2006 and accounting for 54% of the group’s total volume. Read More »

Railpower’s EcoCrane delivers big fuel savings

Railpower Technologies Corp and TSI Terminal Systems Inc have reported fuel savings of on average 70% after Railpower’s EcoCrane hybrid power plants were fitted to RTG cranes at TSI’s Vancouver terminals in a trial beginning last June. The diesel/battery power plants promise to save up to 26,800 gallons (101,500 litres) of fuel per year, according to the Montreal-based Railpower. Read More »

Kalmar RTGs bound for South African port

Kalmar Industries has won an order for 22 E-One+ rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from South Africa’s Transnet Limited, parent company of port operator Transnet Port Terminals (TPT). The units will operate at the country’s newest port development, the Port of Ngqura on the Eastern Cape. Deliveries will commence in October this year, with the final cranes expected to arrive in April 2009. The new port is expected to be fully operational by mid-2009. Read More »