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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Konecranes repeat order for West Africa

In August 2012 Konecranes received two orders for a total of nine RTGs from Bolloré Group. The cranes will be delivered to MPS Container Terminal in Tema, Ghana and Benin Container Terminal in Cotonou, Benin. The parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the orders. Read More »

Relief as US ports labour strike is postponed

Negotiations between the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) dockers and the US Maritime Alliance (USMX) employers have been extended for 90 days until December 29, 2012 and averted a strike that would have stopped deliveries to ports along the US Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Read More »

Bahrain wins more business

APM Terminals Bahrain (APMTB) has received calls from two consecutive Hanjin Shipping vessels on the weekly Pacific South & Gulf (PSG) US West Coast/Asia/Middle East pendulum service operated with NYK Lines as the Korean-based carrier rescheduled the Middle East leg of the port rotation to adhere to its published sailing schedule. Read More »

Bromma bags biggest ever STS all-electric order

Swedish spreader manufacturer Bromma has gained its biggest order ever for its all-electric ship-to-shore (STS) spreaders. The order, placed in August, is for 18 Greenline™ STS45E units for Phase One of the Long Beach Container Terminal (LBCT) in California. Read More »

Funding approved for completion of Los Angeles channel deepening

The US$7.5m final phase of the Port of Los Angeles’ main channel deepening project (MCDP) has been approved. To date the project has taken the port’s main navigational channels and turning basins to a 53 ft (16.15 m) depth, allowing container ships of all sizes to be accommodated. Read More »

Khalifa’s new e-Service to boost competitiveness

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has launched e-Services for customers using its new flagship Khalifa Port, which earlier this month saw the commencement of commercial operations at the semi-automated Container Terminal, unique in the entire MENA region. Read More »