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Boskalis to make mandatory offer for Dockwise

Following its announcement at the beginning of this year to make an all cash voluntary public offer for Dockwise, the specialist heavy marine transport company, the Dutch dredging company Boskalis is now to make a mandatory offer of €18.50 (NOK 137; US$25) for all Dockwise shares. The Offer is being made through Boskalis\' wholly owned subsidiary Boskalis Holding B.V. Read More »

BREAKING NEWS – Egyptian port operations continuing

Despite the state of emergency declared in the Suez Canal cities of Port Said, Ismailia and Suez, Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) advises that most port operations are currently continuing and that canal convoys have not been interrupted despite on-going disturbances in Egypt. Read More »

ABP awards Southampton dredging contract

Associated British Ports (ABP) has awarded Boskalis Westminster the contract to remove 450,000 cubic metres of material at Marchwood to widen and deepen a critical part of the access channel to the container terminal operated by DP World Southampton, thus improving accessibility and manoeuvrability for vessels. Read More »

CMHI acquires share in Terminal Link

The Chinese port operator, China Merchants Holdings (International) Company Limited (CMHI) is to take a 49% equity interest in the CMA CGM subsidiary Terminal Link for €400m (US$538m). The deal is expected to be completed during the first-half of this year, subject to regulatory approvals. Read More »

US imports predicted to increase in January

Import volumes at the top US container ports are expected to increase 2.3% in January as retailers continue to urge labour and management to avoid a strike at East Coast and Gulf Coast docks, according to the January Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates. Read More »

Birthday present for Portonave

Portonave, a private facility within Brazil’s Itajai Port Complex, handled a record 620,026 teu in 2012, up 13.7% on 2011 which was a deserved birthday present for the company in the year it celebrated its fifth anniversary. What was equally impressive was that the 13.7% gain was achieved against Brazil’s GDP of 1% during the same period. Read More »

More Liebherr straddles for New Zealand

Liebherr Container Cranes has secured an order for the delivery of four of its SC350T straddle carriers to New Zealand, from Lyttelton, Port of Christchurch. They are due for delivery mid-2013. Read More »

APMT Maasvlakte II selects Navis SPARCS N4 TOS

APM Terminals’ (APMT) new Maasvlakte II container terminal currently under construction in the Port of Rotterdam, has selected Navis SPARCS N4 as its terminal operating system (TOS), to support critical operational productivity and efficiency with real-time execution systems at the terminal.\r\n Read More »

Demag becomes Terex Material Handling & Port Solutions

The integration of the Demag Cranes’ Group as a fifth business segment into Terex is progressing with the former German company now operating under the ‘Terex Material Handling & Port Solutions’ banner, thereby replacing the Demag Cranes’ identity. Read More »