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Monthly Archives: June 2007

Tacoma to trial radiation systems

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is to begin conducting multiple projects at the Port of Tacoma, Washington, to evaluate technology and concepts of operations for radiation detection, scanning cargo at various points in its transfer from ship to rail. Read More »

MICT commissions four new RTGs

The Madagascar International Container Terminal (MICT), owned by Philippines-based International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), has taken delivery of four new rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) from Noell Crane Systems. Read More »

MPA wins Presidential ‘E’ award

The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) received the Presidential ‘E’ Award for excellence in exporting during a ceremony at the White House with President George W. Bush on May 24, 2007. Read More »

Gulftainer upgrades Comoros facilities

Gulftainer is to enhance its handling and logistics operations at the Port of Moroni in the Comoros Islands by supplying two 22 m x 7 m barges each capable of carrying 120 tonnes of cargo. Read More »

TCB to operate Buenaventura terminal

Grup Marítim TCB of Spain has bought a 30% stake in Complejo Portuario Industrial de Buenaventura, SA (CPIBSA), the company that holds the concessionaire contract for the future Buenaventura Port Container Terminal (BPCT) in Buenaventura, Colombia. Grup TCB has been appointed terminal operator for BPCT, which is expected to have a capacity of 700,000 teu. Read More »

Tuchkovo LG facility opens near Moscow

The Tuchkovo container terminal, located in the Moscow region, was officially opened on June 5, 2007. Construction of the first phase of the terminal, which was begun a year ago in May 2006, has been completed at a cost of US$8.5m. The project is a joint venture between the Far Eastern Transport Group, JSC and Pantos Logistics of South Korea, with the Far Eastern Transport Group and Pantos Logistics sharing the costs of construction equally. Read More »

DP World to operate Dakar terminals

DP World, the Dubai-based terminal operator, has been awarded a concession to develop and operate the Dakar Container Terminal in Senegal, West Africa. The company says it will invest at least €100m in upgrading infrastructure and facilities at the terminal. Read More »

PLA welcomes Thames Gateway plan

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has welcomed the UK Government’s go-ahead for the new London Gateway port on the River Thames, calling it the most significant development in the Port of London in over a century. Read More »

Volumes up at Kuwait’s terminals

Volume and performance at Kuwait’s Shuwaikh and Shuaiba container terminals continue to make dramatic strides, according to the Kuwait Port Authority (KPA). There has been year-on-year growth since 1995, with a marked increase each year since 2000, when a total of 307,795 teu was handled. In 2006 the combined cargo throughput of the two terminals reached 515,325 moves/753,334 teu. Read More »