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Monthly Archives: October 2006

New calls on North China service

CMA CGM is to upgrade its North China Express service with a new direct call at the Port of Beirut in Lebanon and a weekly additional direct call at Le Havre in France. The new service will connect Le Havre with Beirut in eight days. Read More »

XICT scoops trio of awards

Xiamen International Container Terminals (XICT) has received three prestigious awards from the Container Branch of the China Port Association: ‘Most Outstanding Vessel Operation Productivity’, ‘Best Development Potential’ and ‘Best Container Terminal in Year 2005 – Integrated Performance Index’. Read More »

Panama referendum approves Canal plan

Voters in Panama have overwhelmingly backed their government’s proposal to expand the Panama Canal. A national referendum held on October 22 saw a four-to-one majority in favour of the US$5.2bn plan, which involves the construction of a new channel and new locks. Read More »

Cargoflow beefs up heavy-handling fleet

ABP Connect Cargoflow, the stevedoring wing of Associated British Ports’ value-added services division ABP Connect, has invested £380,000 (US$707,000) in new ‘high and heavy’ equipment, following a new agreement to provide stevedoring services for Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics UK’s service at ABP’s Port of Southampton. Read More »

Environmental approval for VPA’s Deltaport

The Vancouver Port Authority (VPA) has received approval from the British Columbia Ministry of Environment for the development of its Deltaport Third Berth Project. Captain Gordon Houston, VPA president and CEO, welcomed the announcement, although the project still needs federal approval before it can proceed. A federal review is currently underway. Read More »

Joloda opens Welsh production line

Joloda International Ltd, the world’s leading solutions provider for truck and container loading, has officially opened its new Hydraroll factory in Anglesey, north Wales. The new production line will manufacture the Hydraroll Air Cargo Rollerbed for markets worldwide and will produce the company’s new Auto Loading System for blue-chip organisations in the UK, Europe and the US. Read More »

Fresh faces unveiled at ICTSI

International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI), headquartered in Manila, has announced a number of new appointments. Martin O’Neil becomes senior vice president and chief financial officer. Read More »