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Port of Antwerp to handle reefer goods faster

From January 1, 2012 products of animal origin imported through the Port of Antwerp will only be checked at the Border Inspection Post on the left bank of the Scheldt. The inspection post on the right bank will be closed down for good on the same date. Read More »

First Gottwald portal harbour cranes for Turkey

Following an order for nine Gottwald mobile harbour cranes last year, parent company Demag Cranes Group is continuing to expand its business in Turkey with a first order for two portal harbour cranes. Designed for the bulk handling of coal, the G HSK 8424 B model 8 variant cranes are based on the mobile harbour crane. The customer, Marmara Sea Power Plant will use the cranes for handling imported coal for a power plant in the vicinity. Commissioning is planned for summer 2012. Read More »

Sogester invests US$155m in Luanda

Sogester (Sociedade Gestora de Terminais), the consortium formed in 2007 between the Angolan state pension fund company, Gestao de Fundos, APM Terminals and Maersk to manage Angola’s Port of Luanda container terminal under a 20-year concession, has invested US$155m in modernising and upgrading the terminal. Read More »

10 Konecranes RTGs for Lagos

Konecranes has received an order for RTG cranes from Ports and Cargo Handling Services in Lagos, Nigeria to increase yard capacity at the port as a result of increasing container traffic. The cranes will be delivered to the company’s terminal in Tin Can Island Port by end 2012. The parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the order. Read More »

Port of Felixstowe opens new deep water terminal

The Port of Felixstowe, the UK's largest container port, will formally open Berths 8 & 9, its new deep water shipping terminal today (September 28, 2011) as the first stage of a £1bn (US$1.5bn) investment programme, to become the only UK port currently with berths capable of handling the largest container ships on order. Read More »

More expansion for Moin?

American Gateway Development (Amega) is reportedly initiating a feasibility study for the construction of a 2m teu capacity transhipment terminal in Costa Rica's Port of Moin. The aim is for the terminal to compete with existing hubs in Panama, Jamaica, Colombia and elsewhere in the Caribbean basin. Read More »