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Antwerp reports 5% growth in cargo

The Port of Antwerp in Belgium handled more than 83.39 million tonnes of cargo in the first six months of 2006, a 5% increase compared with H1 2005. Growth was stronger on the export side, which rose by 7.1%, but in several areas imports were down. Read More »

Launch for Evergreen’s latest S-type vessel

Ever Steady, the latest in a series of ten 7,024 teu S-type vessels being built in Japan for Evergreen, was launched on August 22 at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ shipyard in Kobe. The ship is due for delivery in December 2006 and is scheduled to enter service on the HTW service linking southern China, Hong Kong and Taiwan with the West Coast of North America. Read More »

SCT to build fifth deep-sea berth

Southampton Container Terminals (SCT) has announced plans to open a fifth berth to handle containers at the Port of Southampton. The new Berth 203 will feature a dedicated 100-tonne mobile harbour crane and can be operated on a 24-hour, seven-days-a-week basis. Read More »

Container volumes up 10.7% at Hamburg

Container shipping volumes grew by 10.7% at the Port of Hamburg during the first half of 2006. Hamburg, Germany’s largest seaport, handled a total of 4.2m teu, or 43.6 million tonnes of containerised cargo. Volumes at the port’s general cargo and bulk handling terminals rose to 66.2 million tonnes during the first six months, 9.7% higher than the same period a year earlier. Read More »

Visy installs OCR system at DFDS Immingham

Visy, the Finland-based specialist in optical character recognition (OCR) and access control for ports and border controls, has implemented its Visy Terminal Gate solution at the new DFDS Nordic Riverside Terminal in Immingham, UK, which officially opened on July 12, 2006. Read More »

Tideworks solutions deployed at P&O Tampa

P&O Ports North America in Tampa, Florida has recently deployed a container terminal management suite from Tideworks Technology, a leading provider of full-service terminal management and planning software solutions for terminal operators. Read More »

PTP’s H1 throughput up by 7.9%

Malaysia’s Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) recorded a throughput of 2.24m teu for the first six months of 2006, representing an increase of 7.9% over the same period last year. Read More »

Contract signed for new terminal at Callao

DP World Callao SA, a consortium formed by P&O Dover (Holdings) Ltd of the UK and Peruvian firm Uniport SA, signed a contract for its new container terminal concession on the South Wharf of the Port of Callao, Peru on July 24, 2006. Read More »