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Monthly Archives: October 2009

Port Botany expansion gathers momentum

The $1bn expansion of container facilities at Port Botany has reached a significant phase with the laying of concrete “counterforts” which will form the face of the third terminal’s 1,850 m long wharf. Read More »

Panama issue strong warning over Paris MOU detentions

The Panama Maritime Authority has issued a formal warning to all parties that any vessel which is detained by any member state of the Paris MOU between the 14 October and the end of 2009 will be subject to an immediate cancellation from the registry and cancellation of navigation documents such as statutory certificates, registrations and/or radio station licences. Read More »

New Liebherr companies established in Turkey and Azerbaijan

By establishing two new companies in Turkey and Azerbaijan recently, the Liebherr Group has confirmed the importance it attaches to both markets and at the same time strengthens its presence in Eastern Europe and Western Asia. The new Liebherr companies will improve customer support in the two markets, for instance by optimising after-sales service including repairs and the supply of spare parts. Read More »

Khorfakkan takes delivery of two more gantries

Gulftainer-operated Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT) has taken delivery of another two new container gantries as part of the ongoing expansion of the terminal. The two Liebherr Super post-Panamax cranes (Megamax) with tandem lift capability are the latest additions to the terminal’s equipment, and brings the total number of gantries at KCT to eighteen, with a further two arriving in December to be added before the expansion is completed. Read More »

US Ports: Import container traffic status and outlook

Import cargo volume at the major US retail cargo handling container ports will reach 12.7m teu in 2009 according to the prediction of the monthly Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and IHS Global Insight. The revised number, though significantly lower than last year's, is more optimistic than previous Port Tracker forecasts for 2009. Read More »

Ports of Auckland corrects market misinformation

Ports of Auckland Managing Director Jens Madsen has made it clear that that Morningstar research unit AspectHuntley has provided and declined to withdraw, incorrect information to the market about the company’s future capacity and capital expenditure requirements. Read More »

Damietta orders Konecranes RTGs and reachstackers

Konecranes has received orders for six RTGs and two empty container reachstackers from Damietta Container and Cargo Handling Company (DCHC) in Egypt. The RTGs will be delivered during autumn 2010 and the reachstackers during early 2010. Both parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the orders. Read More »