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Monthly Archives: August 2006

Progress on London Gateway development

The UK Government’s Department for Transport issued a statement on August 9, 2006 confirming that it remains minded to approve the London Gateway project in Thurrock, Essex. The communication restated the national need for the additional port capacity that would be provided by London Gateway and makes clear the Government’s desire to arrive at a final decision "as swiftly as possible". Read More »

Big hike in Amsterdam container traffic

Total cargo throughput in the Amsterdam Port Area grew faster than in any other port in north-western Europe in the first half of 2006, according to the Port of Amsterdam. A statement by the Port attributed the growth mainly to increased transhipment of oil products, coal and shipping containers. Read More »

Puget Sound ports collaborate on logistics centre

The Port of Olympia and the Port of Tacoma Commissions have voted to adopt an Interlocal Agreement to form a strategic partnership that will improve the capacity of the regional rail system, establish a centre for warehousing and distribution and create a major employment centre in the South Puget Sound area. Read More »

Chinese container volumes up 22.4% in H1

China’s major sea and river ports collectively saw container throughput volumes increase by 22.4% during the first half of 2006 to just over 42 million teu, according to Xinhua news agency. Cargo tonnage rose by 18.4% to 2.2 billion tonnes. Read More »

JV ports proposed for southern Vietnam

Vietnam’s leading port operator, Saigon Port, has submitted applications to the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPIP) to build two of the country’s largest ports in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, in joint venture projects with Denmark’s Maersk A/S and the Port of Singapore Authority (PSA). Read More »

Admiral completes ABPH takeover

The Board of Associated British Ports Holdings Plc (ABPH) has announced that the Scheme proposed for the takeover of the company by Admiral Acquisitions UK Limited has become effective, and that the recommended acquisition of ABPH has therefore been completed. Read More »

Impressive growth at Black Sea ports

The Romanian port of Constantza remains comfortably in the lead as the main container traffic hub in the Black Sea area, ahead of Odessa and Ilyichevsk in Ukraine and Novorossisk in Russia, according to a recent study. Read More »

ICTSI wins Tartous concession

Philippines-based ports operator International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) has won a ten-year operating concession, with an option to extend for a further five years, at the Tartous Container Terminal in Syria. Read More »

RAM reports record growth

Real Asset Management Plc (RAM), the logistics software expert formerly known as Software Decisions, is aiming to have 1m teu of container assets under the management of its software by 2008. Read More »