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Monthly Archives: January 2009

Hamburg Süd reduces capacity between North East Asia and Austral

Due to deteriorating market conditions, the AAS Consortium partners APL, Hamburg Süd, Hapag-Lloyd, HMM and Evergreen have decided to reduce capacity in the trade between North East Asia and Australia with immediate effect. The total nominal AAS capacity will be reduced by 3,200 teu per week from February 1 to June 2009. Read More »

Motorways of the Sea on course

The Conférence des Régions Périphériques Maritimes (CRPM) has welcomed the creation of the “European maritime transport area without barriers in Europe” which has just been launched by the European Commission (EC). Read More »

Prince Rupert’s moderate increase in 2008

Canada’s Port of Prince Rupert handled 10,596,863 tonnes in 2008, a moderate increase over 2007 despite a global economic downturn that has resulted in declining traffic through most other North American West Coast ports Read More »

Long Beach to begin clean trucks fee

The Port of Long Beach will begin collecting a Clean Trucks Fee on February 18, 2009 to accelerate the replacement of thousands of polluting cargo trucks. At the same time the Port will kick off an electronic gate access system that will enable the fee collection and improve security at shipping terminals. Read More »

Coastal Bulk Shipping ceases trading

Based in Rochester, Kent, UK Coastal Bulk Shipping operated a fleet of 13 vessels (between 1,200 dwt and 2,250 dwt) and employed 90 sea and shore staff. Its ships operated under the British flag. Read More »

Keelung lease renewal

United Logistics International Co (ULIC) has renewed its operating lease for four berths (E8–E11) in the Port of Keelung for another 20 years until October 2008, according to the Keelung Harbor Bureau. Read More »

Groseclose resigns as head of SCSPA

Bernard Groseclose, president and CEO of the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA), has resigned suddenly, although why he has chosen to do so has not been revealed. Read More »