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AAPA comments on the new ASCE 2013 Report Card

Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) issues its Report Card which evaluates conditions and investment needs for major sectors of infrastructure including roads, bridges, drinking water systems, ports, mass transit, and the electric grid. Read More »

More investment for Port Said

As part of an investment plan to increase its ability to face the challenges from neighbouring competitive ports, Egypt’s Port Said Container & Cargo Handling Co (PSCCHC) has allocated Egyptian Pounds 150m (US$22m) for investment this year despite the current political and economic challenges facing the country. Read More »

Electrifying market for Bromma

Sixty percent of all Bromma’s orders were for fleet expansion

Last year (2012) was a “really good year” for Sweden-based Bromma Conquip, with a record order intake that increased by 36% compared to 2011. This saw the company receive orders for ship-to-shore (STS) and yard cranes for nine of the ten mega-port projects currently under construction. Read More »

Brazilian waterborne trade growth slowed in 2012

A record 903.8m tonnes of cargo moved through Brazilian ports in 2012, according to data compiled and reported by the national waterways agency ANTAQ. It was the third consecutive year of record tonnage and an increase of 2% from 2011. The tonnage total includes foreign, cabotage and inland navigation cargo handled at the nation’s 33 organized ports and 103 private-use terminals. Brazil’s waterborne trade tonnage exceeds that of every country in the Western Hemisphere except the US. Read More »

Contship Italia to implement Navis SPARCS N4 at its five Italian terminals

Italy’s Contship Italia Group (CSI) is to implement Navis SPARCS N4 at its five terminals: Cagliari International Container Terminal, La Spezia Container Terminal, Terminal Container Ravenna, Eurogate Tangier and Medcenter Container Terminal. CSI, a subsidiary of Eurokai, is the largest Italian terminal operator, handling more than 5.1m teu in the Mediterranean region in 2012. DSP, Data and System Planning, a ... Read More »