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58 applications for MSC Rena fund

A total of 58 applications were submitted to New Zealand’s Tauranga City Council by the deadline for the US$1m Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) ‘Rena Recovery Fund’. Read More »

New CEO for Port of Rotterdam Authority

Allard Castelein

Allard Castelein will become chief executive of the Port of Rotterdam Authority from January 2014, replacing Hans Smits, who will be leaving at the end of December having held the position for nine years. Read More »

Mauritius port chief quits

Maurice Allet, Chairman of the Mauritius Port Authority (MPA), has quit his post following police questioning earlier this month in connection with investigations regarding allegations of interference with the course of justice. Read More »

Antwerp grows 2% in first half year

The Port of Antwerp has seen growth in tonnage to 95,662,759 tonnes in the first six months of this year compared with the same period in 2012, a rise of 2% overall with liquid bulks, in particular, showing strong growth. Read More »

La Spezia welcomes new Canadian link

‘MSC Gina’ alongside LSCT

La Spezia Container Terminal (LSCT), the Contship Italia Group’s regional gateway in the North Tyrrhenian, Italy, this week hosted the maiden call of a new service linking the facility to Canada, with the arrival of the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) vessel ‘MSC Gina’. Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd moves to Port Everglades

Hapag-Lloyd is to replace the Port of Miami call of its Europe-USEC-US Gulf service (GAX) with Port Everglades, with the last vessel calling Miami on 17 August and the first to call at Port Everglades one week later. Read More »

Australian intermodal breakthrough for Konecranes

The cranes will be delivered during 2014 and 2015.

Konecranes has received an order for four rail mounted gantry (RMG) cranes from Pacific National (PN), Australia’s largest private rail freight operator as part of larger modernisation projects at its terminals in Sydney and Melbourne. Read More »

Salalah loses CEO and signs MoU

As revealed by CM yesterday, Peter Ford, chief executive officer of the APM Terminals (APMT) managed Port of Salalah, is to leave his position. He was appointed in September 2010. Read More »