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Yearly Archives: 2006

Million teu landmark for MICT

Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), the flagship facility of International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) of the Philippines, reported in early November that it had handled its one millionth teu for the fifth year in a row. Read More »

Emirates Line makes maiden call at Jurong

Emirates Shipping Line’s new MV Emirates WASL made its maiden call at the Port of Jurong in Singapore on November 22. The vessel, which has a capacity of 3,398 teu, was built by Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Co and was delivered to Emirates Shipping on November 10, 2006. Read More »

FTA blasts French strike action

The UK’s Freight Transport Association (FTA) has reacted angrily to two days of traffic disruption in late November caused by striking French workers at Calais. Read More »

APMT buys majority stake in Dunkirk terminal

APM Terminals has acquired a 61% stake in the Nord France Terminal International (NFTI) container terminal at Dunkirk, from the Port Authority of Dunkirk (PAD). PAD will retain a 9% share in the joint venture at the northern French port, but the deal gives APM majority ownership and operational management until 2034. Terminal Link of the CMA CGM Group has also taken a stake in the operation. Read More »

New Rotterdam rail terminal for Bertschi

Swiss logistics service provider Bertschi, the European market leader in the intermodal transport of chemicals, is to build a new rail terminal in the Botlek area of the Port of Rotterdam. The first phase of the terminal will have an area of 3.5 ha, but this may triple in size in subsequent phases. Read More »

HPH signs TIDE deal at Manta

Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) has signed a 30-year concession with the Manta Port Authority (MPA) to build and operate a new container terminal at the Port of Manta, Ecuador. It was announced in September that HPH had been selected to operate the concession, boosting its network of ports to 44 worldwide. Read More »

Ã…kman to head Konecranes’ Nordic division

Kari Ã…kman has been appointed Area Director, Nordic (Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark) for Konecranes Group. He will take up his new post on February 1, 2007 and will report to Pierre Boyer, president of Konecranes’ EMEA group. Read More »

Dalian purchases MPRI crane simulator

MPRI, the US-based supplier of maritime simulator products, services and turnkey training facilities, has made a sixth sale of its maritime crane simulator to a Chinese port, concluding an agreement with the Dalian Port Container Terminal Co (DPCM) at Dayao Bay in Dalian. MPRI, part of the L-3 Communications group, has already sold the product to the ports of Yantian, Ningbo, Tianjin and Shanghai, and has 32 installations worldwide. Read More »

Felixstowe’s ticket to RHIDES

The Port of Felixstowe issued the 1,000th card for its RHIDES (Road Haulier Identity System) initiative in November, one year after introducing the scheme. Felixstowe, the first UK port to issue identity cards for hauliers, has been trialling the system with a number of companies over the past six months, and has already registered over 2,000 individual drivers. RHIDES cards will be a mandatory requirement for drivers entering the port by the end of the year. Read More »