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HTS to provide Panama OCR systems

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and computer vision systems provider HTS, is to implement OCR systems on 53 cranes spread over four terminals for the Port Authority of Panama (AMP). The company will be working with the Panamanian IT consulting company Advanced Consulting, who will prime the project. Read More »

Dunkerque focusses on the future

Trade at the Port of Dunkerque in 2012 was ‘Better than expected”, according to CEO Christine Cabau Woehrel, with provisional figures showing tonnage throughput remaining static at 47.2m tonnes, representing a decline of only 0.6% compared to the 2011 figures. Read More »

All change at Terex – again!

Two years after being named President, Terex Cranes, Kevin Bradley is to move to the role of senior vice-president and chief financial officer (CFO) with immediate effective after filing the the 2012 Annual Report. He is to be replaced by Tim Ford, currently President, Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP). Read More »

YICT achieves 100m teu in less than 20 years

On January 8, 2013, Shenzhen’s leading terminal operator, Yantian International Container Terminals (YICT), handled its 100 millionth teu, a record it has achieved in only 18.5 years. This milestone follows YICT’s 2007 performance when it became the world’s first container terminal to reach an annual throughput exceeding 10m teu. In less than two decades, Yantian Port has evolved from a small fishing village into one of the world’s busiest container terminals. Read More »

New US$1bn bridge for Long Beach

Next Tuesday (8th) will see the start of the largest bridge project in Southern California, with a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of a new US$1bn span at the Port of Long Beach. The design-build project is expected to create about 3,000 jobs a year, on average, for three years. Read More »

Korean naming for Evergreen’s latest ship

The eighth L-type containership for Evergreen Line, the “Ever Leader”, was christened yesterday (January 3) by Bronson Hsieh, the Group’s second vice Chairman, at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Korea. It is scheduled to be delivered on January 15. Read More »

Antwerp handles 183.8m tonnes in 2012

Provisional figures from the Port of Antwerp show that the port handled 183.8m tonnes in 2012, a drop of 1.8% compared with 2011, when the volume was 187.2m tonnes. The port handles 71% of all freight passing through the Flemish seaports. Read More »

Paranaguá sets new standards

Only weeks after having received permission to lift all restrictions to navigate at night, Brazilian-based TCP (Terminal de Contêineres de Paranaguá S.A.) has become the first port in the region to receive approval to allow unrestricted access for vessels featuring the new Panama Canal’s maximum dimensions of 368 metres in length and a beam of 51 m. Read More »

ICTSI pulls out of Syria

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has announced the pull-out of its business in the Syrian Arab Republic, through its subsidiary Tartous International Container Terminal jsc (TICT), due to the civil war in that country and what it calls, “the resulting untenable, hostile and dangerous business environment”. Read More »