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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Virginia capitalises on its deep water channels

The US Port of Virginia ended 2011 on a positive note with volume increases in breakbulk and container movements through its marine terminals in Hampton Roads. Despite teu volumes increasing by a little more than 1% to 1,918,036 teu, it was the port’s best year since 2008. Read More »

Liebherr’s second best year ever for mobile harbour cranes

In a statement issued today (January 30, 2012) Liebherr-Werk Nenzing said that despite positive signs from the industry, the economic environment is still challenging and with the excessive public debt in many countries, it is difficult to forecast global trade development for 2012. Read More »

A mixed year for Marseilles

In a year marked by the implementation of French port reforms, cargo throughput at Marseilles Fos topped 88m tonnes in 2011 - a 3% increase on the previous year. Read More »

Forth Ports takes full control of TCS

Control of Tilbury Container Services (TCS), currently London’s only deep-sea container facility, has been taken over by Forth Ports following the acquisition by its parent company, Otter Ports Holdings, of the 67% shareholding held by DP World and Associated British Ports (ABP) for £95m (US$149m). Read More »

ACL & Peel Ports secure new GE import business

Atlantic Container Line (ACL) and Peel Ports (Liverpool), have successfully secured new business with GE Transportation to ship, handle and deliver four locomotives before the end of February 2012 to Freightliner, one of the UK’s leading rail freight operators. Read More »

4-year TOS contract for Greenwave

Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics (SSSL) has signed a four year contract with Greenwave for the delivery of its fully Internet-based ‘T3’ terminal operation system (TOS) at its five container terminal sites in Norway. Read More »

GPA post impressive Year-end gains

Record volumes were handled by the Ports of Savannah and Brunswick last year (2011), reaching 26.1m tonnes, a rise of 1.1m (4.3%) on 2010, according to Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) executive director, Curtis Foltz. Read More »

Transnet beefs up Durban handling capacity

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has signed a contract with Liebherr Werk Nenzing for six mobile harbour cranes (MHC) as part of the Durban Ro-ro and Maydon Wharf Terminal’s R438.3m (US$55m) investment in container-handling capacity. Read More »