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Monthly Archives: September 2006

Scandinavian rail link for Duisburg

A new container, swapbody and semi-trailer train has begun running from the Port of Duisburg in Germany to Høje-Taastrup near Copenhagen in Denmark and Malmö in Sweden. From Malmö, services link to further destinations such as Arsta near Stockholm and Gothenburg in Sweden, as well as the Alnabru terminal near Oslo in Norway. Read More »

DP World scores global security first

Despite the recent and sometimes hostile publicity it has received as an alleged threat to the security of US ports, DP World has become the first global marine terminal operator to gain international certification for its security management system. Read More »

Rotterdam shows modest H1 cargo increase

The Port of Rotterdam handled 186 million tonnes of cargo in the first half of 2006, 1.1% more than in the corresponding period of 2005. Outgoing trade grew at a rate of 2.6%, while incoming trade rose by 0.7%. Container throughput was 4.7m teu, up 2%. Read More »

New Japan service for Taicang Terminals

Taicang International Container Terminals Ltd, located in the southern Chinese port of Suzhou, received its maiden call from the Japanese shipping line Shanghai Shimonoseki Ferry Co, when the Utopia 2 docked overnight on September 5-6, 2006. Read More »

Kalmar expands South African subsidiary

Kalmar Industries South Africa (Pty) Ltd is to absorb the Kalmar service business of African National Engineering (ANE), the company’s service partner in South Africa. The Kalmar subsidiary was established in Durban earlier this year and is headed by Edwin Briggeman. The merger will see 13 people from ANE join Kalmar’s current staff of seven, bringing the company’s workforce to 20. Read More »

HPH awarded Manta concession

Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) has been awarded a concession by the Manta Port Authority to build and operate a new container terminal at the Port of Manta, Ecuador on the West Coast of South America. Read More »

Konecranes unveils name change

KCI Konecranes has dropped the ‘KCI’ from its name, introduced a new logo and adopted the slogan ‘Lifting businesses’ as a global tagline. An extraordinary general meeting is likely to be held this year at which a new company name, Konecranes plc, will be proposed, said a company statement. Read More »

One year on, New Orleans is rebounding

The Port of New Orleans handled more than 4.1m tonnes of cargo during the first five months of 2006, an increase of 4.1% from the average 3.94m tonnes handled during the same period of the previous four years. The port says the rebound resulted from a "surge" in steel and other breakbulk cargoes, such as natural rubber and forestry products. Read More »