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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Liebherr launches a new mobile harbour crane

Liebherr’s new mobile harbour crane which will be presented at TOC in June is the successor to the LHM 400 and bridges the gap between the LHM 550 and the LHM 280. The LHM 420 will be available in two variants with maximum lifting capacities of 84 and 124 tonnes. With a maximum radius of 48 m the LHM 420 has been designed to handle a variety of cargoes including containers, bulk material and heavy loads from vessels up to post-Panamax size. Read More »

Prince Rupert agreement clears way for expansion

Canada’s Prince Rupert Port Authority has concluded an agreement with the Lax Kw'alaams and Metlakatla Indian Bands (known collectively as the Coast Tsimshian) regarding current and future development of the Port of Prince Rupert container terminal development and related activities associated with the handling of containerised cargo. Read More »

Court halts selective cargo inspections in Puerto Rico

A US District Court in San Juan has issued a temporary restraining order in favour of Crowley Puerto Rico Services, Inc. The order prevents the Puerto Rico Ports Authority from beginning security inspections of Crowley's customers' cargo coming into the island from the US mainland, while not inspecting the cargo of Crowley's competitors. Read More »

Itajai’s imminent dredging programme

The capital approval for the dredging work to deepen both the turning circle and the Itajai-Açu approach channel (from -11 to -14 m) to Brazil’s Itajaí Port Complex has been signed by the new Minister of Ports, Leonidas Cristino, in a ceremony in Itajai in the presence of the State Governor and City of Itajai Mayor. Read More »

The European Commission’s controversial Transport 2050 roadmap

On Monday March 28, 2011 European Commission (EC) issued a statement announcing that it had adopted a comprehensive strategy (Transport 2050) for a competitive transport system that will increase mobility; remove major barriers in key areas and fuel growth and employment. At the same time, the proposals will dramatically reduce Europe's dependence on imported oil and cut carbon emissions in transport by 60% by 2050. Read More »

Russia and Australia order Kalmar

From Russia, Cargotec has received an order from National Container Company (NCC) for five 7+ generation Kalmar CSC340 straddle carriers. The units will be deployed at First Container Terminal (FCT) in St. Petersburg, the country’s largest container terminal which already operates with several Kalmar machines. According to the agreement, delivery of the units will take place in Q2, 2011. Read More »

APM Terminals award for US accident prevention performance

APM Terminals’ Pier 400 Los Angeles facility, the largest container terminal in the Port of Los Angeles, was awarded first place for the fourth consecutive year in the Pacific Maritime Association’s Coast Accident Prevention Awards ceremony in the category of Terminal Operations, Group A, representing terminal operations with one million or more man-hours worked in 2010. Read More »

Duisburg cooperates with Brazilian government

Germany’s Duisburger Hafen AG and the Brazilian ports ministry have signed an agreement to support the Brazilian government in drafting a logistics concept for the so called Sao Paulo-Santos corridor, the main artery for the flow of goods between the coast and the hinterland. Read More »