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Monthly Archives: July 2007

Higher wharf charges at Sydney

Sydney Ports Corporation has introduced its first increase in wharfage charges since 1995, in order to help pay for the biggest expansion of Port Botany since it was first commissioned, according to CEO Greg Martin. Read More »

Follow-up ECO-RTG order for Siemens

Tangier-Med, the new terminal in Tangiers, Morocco operated by APM Terminals, has ordered a second batch of 11 ECO-RTGs from crane manufacturer Zhenhua Port Machinery Company in Shanghai. Siemens will deliver the ECO-RTG hybrid drive systems to ZPMC at the end of 2007. Read More »

Evergreen extends Kaohsiung lease

Evergreen Marine Corp (Taiwan) Ltd, which currently operates two large container terminals in the Port of Kaohsiung, has extended its lease on the newer facility at Container Terminal No 5 for a further 11 years and one month. Read More »

STEELBRO gains ground in Spain

Air-Rail of Madrid, distributor of STEELBRO Sidelifters, is experiencing strong growth and plenty of interest in this intermodal container handling technology, reports New Zealand-based STEELBRO. Read More »

CVS Ferrari/Kalmar deal in doubt

Handling equipment manufacturer CVS Ferrari has issued a statement regarding its proposed takeover by Cargotec Corporation, parent company of Kalmar. Under the December 2006 agreement, CVS Ferrari was to operate as a separate entity and brand within the Kalmar group. Read More »

Toet appointed COO at Rotterdam

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has appointed André Toet to succeed Pieter Struijs, who retires next year, as COO. Toet (43) is currently CEO for Central Europe at Maersk Line. He will join the Port Authority on October 1 and will officially take over from Struijs on January 1, 2007. Mr Struijs will continue to handle a number of important dossiers for the Port Authority until he leaves the company in April 2008. Read More »

Trimodal terminal planned for duisport

CMA CGM, the third-largest container line in the world, and NYK, Japan’s largest shipping group, plan to begin operations on January 1, 2008 at the first shipping line container terminal in the European hinterland, at Duisburg-Rheinhausen in Germany. The new terminal will be called Duisburg Trimodal Terminal (D3T), and will involve a total investment of around €20m. Read More »

Consortium to develop Maasvlakte 2 terminal

Global transportation and logistics group Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) is part of a consortium chosen by the Port of Rotterdam to equip and operate the first container terminal to be developed at Maasvlakte 2. Read More »

ASCs in operation at Antwerp Gateway

Following extensive trials, Gottwald Port Technology (Gottwald) has handed over two automated stacking crane (ASC) modules for operation at Antwerp Gateway on Deurganckdok at the Port of Antwerp, Belgium. The ASC, says Gottwald, has proved that it can work hand-in-hand on quayside and landside with different kinds of transport vehicles, including automatic guided vehicles (AGVs), straddle carriers, and road and terminal trucks. Read More »