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Contractor claims Panama Canal expansion will be completed on time

Leaks in the locks have hindered the expansion of the Panama Canal

Grupo Unidos por el Canal, S.A. (GUPC), the contractor responsible for the Panama Canal’s third set of locks has said the project completion date remains April 2016 despite the localised seepage in August 2015. GUPC, which is responsible for the design and construction of the third set of locks where the leaks were found, verbally indicated that the planned deadline ... Read More »

Ruling against ILWU “labour violations” in Portland upheld

The National Labour Relations Board (NLRB) has ordered the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), ILWU Local 8, and ILWU Local 40 to cease and desist from a variety of activities at Terminal 6 in the Port of Portland that violate federal labour laws. In a long-running dispute at the port’s only container terminal, ICTSI Oregon, the union has allegedly ... Read More »

Konecranes will deliver five RTGs to Termont Montréal

Finnish equipment manufacturer Konecranes has announced that it will deliver five rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes to Termont Montréal container terminal at the Port of Montréal, Canada, in the second half of 2016. The units, which are 16-wheel RTGs equipped with Konecranes’ patented Active Load Control system, will have a lifting capacity of 60 tonnes, stacking one-over-six containers high and six ... Read More »

Yilport Holding acquires Tertir’s eight container terminals

Tertir has seven port terminals in Portugal, two in Spain and one in Peru

Yilport Holding, part of Turkey’s Yildirim Group, has agreed with Portugal’s Mota-Engil Group and Novo Banco to acquire 100% of the shares of Portuguese port management company, TERTIR. The €335m (US$374m) deal includes Tertir’s portfolio of port terminals and forwarder/support services businesses located across Europe and Latin America. Tertir’s portfolio comprises eight container terminals with a combined annual handling capacity ... Read More »