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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Poland needs to reduce dependence on foreign container ports

Polish consumers could save money and the Polish Government earn billions of zloty in extra import duties if the bulk of container traffic from the Far East was directed through Polish ports rather than through German and Benelux ports, according to Boris Wenzel, CEO of the Deepwater Container Terminal in Gdansk. Read More »

Cargotec to streamline its organisation

Cargotec has accelerated the implementation of its strategic initiatives by announcing planned changes in its operating model and Executive Board's responsibilities. The company also plans to streamline it’s organisation in centralised Support functions and central Supply. Read More »

Long Beach turning basin dredging completed

Dredging of the main channel and a key turning basin for ships in the Port of Long Beach has been completed, marking a major milestone in an ongoing US$40m project by the port and the US Army Corps of Engineers to improve navigation and the environment in the harbour. Read More »

New feeder container services between Hamburg and Russia

Starting in November 2011, two new feeder line services will be scheduled for regular sailings between the Port of Hamburg and Russia. Shipping company Team Lines will be using the RUS 2 Service in the Hamburg – St. Petersburg – Hamburg –Bremerhaven – Hamburg rotation to augment its RUS 1 service handled by its own vessels for containerised shipping to this key market region. The first ship will sail from Hamburg on November 7, 2011. Read More »

Venezuela orders 54 Kalmar units

Cargotec has won an order to supply 54 units of Kalmar port equipment to Venezuelan customer Bolivariana de Puertos, S.A. The order comprises 24 Kalmar DRF 450-65 reachstackers, four Kalmar DRF100-54 reachstackers for empty container handling, 19 Kalmar Ottawa 4x2 terminal tractors, three Kalmar DCF80-45 masted empty container handlers and four Kalmar DCE160-12 lift trucks. All equipment will be delivered during 2011. Read More »

DP World Q3 global volumes up 10%

DP World’s global portfolio of container terminals handled 14.4m teu Q3 2011, 10% ahead of Q3 last year with volumes for the first nine months of the year up 11% to 40.6m teu. The increased volumes resulted from strong growth in the Asia Pacific, UAE, Africa and Americas regions, as well as new volumes from recently acquired Suriname and additional capacity in Callao, Peru and Qingdao, China. Read More »

LASSTEC prevents the accidental lifting of trailers

It is a scenario familiar to all terminal operators: because securing twistlocks are not fully disengaged or have become jammed in the castings, a container remains attached and the trailer or railway wagon is lifted with it. Operations are disrupted and all too often, consequences of such an accident are very costly. Read More »

Cape Town exceeds performance targets

Cape Town’s Container Terminal (CTCT) has exceeded performance targets in Q2 of its fiscal year. In August 2011 the terminal won a regional award in the Public Sector category in recognition of having produced high levels of productivity. This is despite CTCT currently undergoing a R5.4bn (US$675m) five-year expansion programme, which entails the introduction of new equipment and reconfiguration of stacks. Read More »