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Monthly Archives: June 2007

ICTSI signs deal on Ecuador terminals

Contecon Guayaquil SA (CGSA), a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), has signed a contract with the Autoridad Portuario de Guayaquil (APG) for a 20-year concession to manage and operate the container and multi-purpose terminals at the Port of Guayaquil in Ecuador. Read More »

DCT Gdansk commences operations

Deepwater Container Terminal (DCT) Gdansk, Poland’s new purpose-built deepwater container terminal, began commercial operations on June 1, 2007, when the Team Lines ship Götaland called en route from Klaipeda in Lithuania to Hamburg in Germany. DCT Gdansk SA, developer of the facility, has signed a contract with Team Lines, under which the Baltic feeder line has confirmed its intention to initiate regular calls at the terminal. Read More »

Vauramo to take over at Kalmar

Pekka Vauramo is to assume the role of president of Kalmar Industries on October 1, 2007, following the retirement of the present incumbent, Christer Granskog. Mr Vauramo (50) is currently president of the global Underground Hard Rock Mining segment at Sandvik Mining and Construction, and managing director of Sandvik Mining and Construction Oy in Finland. Mr Granskog (59) will leave Kalmar by the end of 2007, after overseeing a smooth transition. Read More »

Malta Freeport chooses Konecranes RTGs

Konecranes has received an order for 10 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from Malta Freeport Terminals Ltd. The order also includes two reachstackers and a masted lift truck. Delivery will take place between December 2007 and April 2008. Read More »

Construction work to start on Fos 2XL

The Port of Marseilles Authority (PMA) has awarded the main construction contract for its Fos 2XL container terminal development. The project will increase annual capacity at Fos from 600,000 teu to 2.1m teu by creating two new terminals that will be run by private operators Port Synergy and MSC. Read More »

Bray to step down from VPA

J. Robert ‘Bobby’ Bray, the long-time executive director of the Virginia Port Authority, is to retire from the VPA on July 1, 2007. Read More »

APS opens European office

APS Technology Group, the San Diego-based supplier of vision-based OCR and automation systems for marine and intermodal container terminals, has launched a new subsidiary, APS Technology Group Europe. Read More »

Slight decline in UK port traffic

Provisional statistics from the Department for Transport (DfT) show that total freight traffic handled at UK ports fell by 4.7 million tonnes (Mt) to 580.2 Mt in 2006, 1 per cent lower than in 2005. Read More »

New port investments in Buenos Aires

The Government of Buenos Aires has declared that during 2007 it will invest more than US$$90m to remodel the public ports of the province of Buenos Aires, which account for one-third of Argentina’s total cargo. Read More »