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Monthly Archives: April 2009

Expansion begins at Port Everglades

April 16 marked the start of construction of a 41-acre container terminal at Port Everglades with the Phase VIIA and VIII terminal yard at the southernmost end of the port expected to be completed by spring 2010. The project will expand the port's cargo yard by 15%. Read More »

Mina Salman ceases container handling

All container import and export activities have now been terminated at the old Mina Salman Port in the Kingdom of Bahrain. These activities have shifted to the new Khalifa Bin Salman Port, which began operations on April 1, 2009. Read More »

US import volumes lowest for seven years

Import cargo volumes at ten major US container ports (Charleston, Virginia, Houston, Long Beach, Los Angeles, New York/New Jersey, Oakland, Savannah, Seattle and Tacoma) hit their lowest level in seven years in February 2009. According to the Port Tracker report released on April 15 by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and IHS Global Insight, the number of containers dropped below the 1m teu mark for the first time in half a decade. The report notes that traffic began climbing again in March but doubts it will return to the 1m teu level before May, 2009. It also foresees significant declines compared with last year at least throughout the summer. Read More »

Two new ports for Brazil

Two massive Brazilian port projects are nearing the construction stage. LLX Logística has just obtained an environmental permit for an ore exporting complex, Porto Sudeste, that will be located in Itaguaí/Sepetiba region of the state of Rio de Janeiro. With channel and berth depths of 18.5 m (61 feet), the two-berth facility will be able to accommodate the world's largest bulk carriers. Read More »

EUROGATE’S prudent approach

For Germany’s EUROGATE Group, 2008 was the best year in the company’s 10-year history with 14.2m teu handled, revenue up 8.4% to Euro715m (US$940m) and a record profit of Euro116.5m, up 3.5% on the previous year. Read More »

Private partner sought for Seagirt

The US Maryland Port Administration (MPA) has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from private parties interested in leasing and operating the Seagirt Marine Terminal in the Port of Baltimore. The MPA is seeking a private partner that is willing and able to commit to a long-term investment in a new berth with 50 foot (15.2 m) depth alongside as well as increasing container volumes at the facility. Read More »

MOL installs automatic reefer monitoring at Tokyo

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) has installed an automatic monitoring system for reefer containers at its Tokyo International Container Terminal (TICT), the first full-scale system to be installed at any Tokyo Bay container terminal. Read More »