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Monthly Archives: June 2007

PRS unveils ship load software

The Polish Register of Shipping (PRS) previewed its new software, StabPRS, at the Nor-Shipping event in Oslo, from June 12–15, 2007. StabPRS is an individually tailored application that helps ship’s officers to make fast and accurate assessments of their vessel’s loading condition and its resultant stability and strength. Read More »

Long Beach and YICT agree green MoU

The Port of Long Beach and Port of Shenzhen terminal operator Yantian International Container Terminals (YICT) have signed a memorandum of understanding to exchange technical information on their best environmental policies and practices. Read More »

Gottwald expands presence in Turkey

Gottwald Port Technology has delivered eight of its Generation 5 mobile harbour cranes (MHCs) to four different terminals in Turkey, expanding its presence in the Turkish market. The orders include two G HMK 7408 MHCs for longstanding customer Mardas Marmara Deniz Isletmeciligi AS and two for Yilport Container Terminal, a new customer to Gottwald. Both are located in the greater Istanbul area. Read More »

Record year for Port of Baltimore

2006 was a record-breaking year at the Port of Baltimore, according to the Maryland Port Administration (MPA). The volume of general cargo handled at the Port’s terminals exceeded 9m tons for the first time in its 301-year history, while the total value of cargo moving through the Port was valued at US$36.7bn, up from the record $35.9bn set in 2005. Read More »

ICTSI prepares for TICT takeover

Port operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) is working double time in preparation for its takeover of operations at the recently acquired Tartous International Container Terminal (TICT) in Syria later in June. Read More »

Gottwald portal cranes for Port of Tyne

The Port of Tyne in the UK has ordered two G HSK 6424 B four-rope-grab portal harbour cranes from Gottwald Port Technology of Germany for its Riverside Quay, as part of its investment programme. The cranes are scheduled to be delivered in October and will be used round the clock for coal handling by the end of 2007. They will mainly be serving Handymax and Panamax ships. Read More »

ACP seeks partner for expansion programme

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) released a tender for programme manager for the Canal expansion project on June 5, 2007. The ACP is seeking a top-tier firm with a solid reputation in programme management and with wide experience of construction projects around the globe. Read More »

FTA urges EU to pressure government

Following the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) conference in Algeciras, Spain on 1 June, the UK’s Freight Transport Association (FTA) called on the EU to focus in its ports policy on the key issues for shippers of port congestion and transportation links. Read More »

CMA CGM blazes trail at DCT Gdansk

With the arrival of its 1,400 teu feeder vessel Cape Fulmar at the DCT Gdansk terminal on 6 June, CMA CGM became the first of the top ten global container shipping lines to incorporate the brand-new Polish facility into its worldwide network. Cape Fulmar is now expected to make regular calls at DCT Gdansk on her weekly schedule, which links four container terminals in Hamburg with Gdynia, Klaipeda and now DCT Gdansk. Read More »