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Monthly Archives: October 2006

Record throughput at Marseilles-Fos

Container traffic at the Port of Marseilles-Fos rose to 6.2 million tonnes (Mt) in the period January-August, an increase of 3% on the same eight-month period in 2005. In unit terms, throughput increased by 1% year-on-year to 632,000 teu, helped by a 3% increase in east-west trades to 430,000 teu. Read More »

Praise for MAFI’s big tractors

The Port of Gothenburg in Sweden, which has been using five MAFI MT 45 HD-type tractors to handle its SECU (Stora Enso Cargo Unit) boxes operation, reports a succesful first year of operation – so successful, in fact, that it has prompted the Port of Lübeck to order two MT 45s itself. Read More »

SCT unveils sustainable expansion plan

Associated British Ports (ABP) has announced a major sustainable strategy to increase container capacity at the Port of Southampton, with the intention of increasing volumes by 85% to at least 3.7m teu. Read More »

PSA named Asian terminal of the year

PSA Singapore Terminals has been named ‘Container Terminal of the Year’ for the fourth time at the 2006 Asia Logistics Awards (ALA), held on October 5, 2006. This is PSA’s second major industry award this year, after it clinched ‘Best Container Terminal Operator (Asia)’ for the 17th time at the 2006 Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards. Read More »

Jamaica secures loans for KCT expansion

The Port Authority of Jamaica has secured three loans amounting to US$30.1m from the Export Import Bank of China and Citibank to finance the purchase of four ship-to-shore gantry cranes for the fifth-stage expansion of the Kingston Container Terminal (KCT). Read More »

ASK orders 19 Kalmar straddle carriers

Aarhus Stevedore Kompagni (ASK) has ordered 19 Kalmar ESC EDRIVE 350 straddle carriers for operation at its new container terminal currently under construction at the Port of Aarhus in Denmark. Read More »

ESC to develop San Francisco security plan

Embarcadero Systems Corp (ESC) has won a contract to develop security plans, technology and implementation for seven and a half miles of shoreline at the Port of San Francisco, stretching from Hyde Street Pier in the north to India Basin in the south. Read More »

EWL launches Europe–Caribbean service

Europe West Indies Line (EWL) has launched a new liner service from Europe to the Caribbean, the North Coast of South America and Central America, via the Port of Halifax in Novia Scotia, Canada. Read More »

Modernise bills of lading, says FTA

The UK’s Freight Transport Association (FTA) has published a new guide for shippers which explains how to vary bills of lading terms. According to the FTA, it will come as a surprise to many shippers that bills of lading terms can be altered. It has traditionally been assumed that terms and conditions are non-negotiable as they are based on national and international law – but this is not the case. Read More »