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Monthly Archives: July 2015

1st year rail volumes up 26% at Port Everglades

Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) has celebrated its first-year anniversary operating its new Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) adjacent to Port Everglades with a 26% increase in volume. “This is a terrific milestone that validates the investment made by FECR, Port Everglades, the State of Florida and Broward County.  It is one that will have long-lasting benefits for the community by reducing ... Read More »

Exclusive: British ports criticise uneven help from state

Representative of major British ports have called for government funding, both in Britain and the rest of Europe, to be distributed more equally between ports. In a meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Ports and Maritime this week, the new British ports and maritime minister, Robert Goodwill, was quizzed by representatives of British ports. David Whitehead, executive director of ... Read More »

YilPort plans Stockholm Nord opening and Gavle expansion

Stockholm Nord Combi Terminal

The new Stockholm Nord Combi Terminal (SNCT) at Rosersberg, Sweden is to open this September, serving as a major rail hub to a variety of logistics customers in Scandinavia, according to its Turkish operator, Yilport Holdings. “This is by no means an ordinary logistics hub. The facility is an integral part to the future growth of our international container terminal ... Read More »

Conductix-Wampfler wins Ecuador RTG weighing system order

An order for 12 LASSTEC twistlock load sensing container weighing safety systems for rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, has been placed with Conductix-Wampfler by International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) for its Contecon Guayaquil SA facility in Ecuador. This is the second such order from Contecon, which initially purchased five similar systems for use on ship-to-shore (STS) cranes.   The latest ... Read More »

Seattle and Tacoma welcome transportation package

The combined ports of Seattle and Tacoma have welcomed the passage of a US$16.2bn transportation investment package by the Washington State Legislature that will help speed the movement of cargo through the ports. Both ports, along with business and community leaders, have been advocating funding to complete the key freight routes of State Route 509 in King County and State ... Read More »

SLPA seeks equity partner

Artist’s impression of the East Container Terminal

The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) is seeking expressions of interest from international terminal operators for its ‘East Container Terminal’, offering a 49% equity stake in the third container facility that is nearing completion in the Port of Colombo. While the SLPA will hold the majority stake, it is seeking to partner with a global operator to improve productivity and ... Read More »

China Merchants Holdings looks towards terminal alliance on China’s maritime silk road

China Merchants already operates a terminal in Colombo, one of the hubs on the planned maritime silk road

China Merchants Holdings International (CMHI) is eyeing up a potential terminal alliance along China’s maritime silk road in a bid to challenge liner shipping alliances. Last Friday at the Maritime Silk Road Port International Cooperation Forum in Ningbo, Bai Jingtao, general manager of CMHI, said that the alliance would enhance the comparative advantages of pairing arrival and departure ports. According to ... Read More »

Five Gaussin ATTs delivered to Mayotte Channel Gateway

Mayotte Channel Gateway, the operator of the Port of Longoni, has received a delivery of five Automotive Terminal Trailers (ATTs) and six power-pack hybrids from French manufacturer Gaussin Manugistique. The ATTs will run on electric motors located in the wheels which provide a reduction in torque during start-up and collect kinetic energy generated by braking. The manufacturer estimates that this ... Read More »

Port of Los Angeles to begin construction on Yusen Terminal improvements

The Port of Los Angeles is to start construction this summer on a two-year project to improve the marine container terminal operated by Yusen Terminals LLC. The Los Angeles Board of Harbour Commissioners has awarded a US$44.6m contract to upgrade berths, and backlands at Berths 212-224. Port executive director, Gene Seroka, said: “This project consists of strategic improvements to make Yusen ... Read More »