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Monthly Archives: August 2007

CNC launches China–India services

Following its acquisition last April by CMA CGM, Taipei-based Cheng Lie Navigation Corporation (CNC) is launching two new services between China and India. The first, launched on July 29 in partnership with Korea Marine Transport Co (KMTC), is a new China/Korea–Southeast Asia–India service called NIX (New India Express). Read More »

Throughput climbs at KSCT

Klaipedos Smelte Container Terminal (KSCT) in Lithuania reported a jump in its container throughput in June to 5,000 teu, from a monthly average of 1,200 teu. The terminal is aiming for a minimum throughput of 40,000 teu this year. Read More »

Zhou to head ICTSI’s China terminal

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has appointed Apollo Zhou as general manager for its Chinese unit, Yantai Rising Dragon International Container Terminals Ltd. (YRDICT). Zhou brings to ICTSI over 10 years of business management experience through stints in Sea-Land Services and CSX World Terminals, in Hong Kong and mainland China. Read More »

Presidential visits to Panama Canal

The Panama Canal received a pair of important visitors in the first half of August, with El Salvadoran President Elías Antonio Saca visiting the facility as part of an official two-day tour to the country, just one week after the visit of Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva with a delegation of Brazilian investors. Read More »

Hamburg sees big growth in traffic

The Port of Hamburg handled 69.5m tonnes of cargo and a container volume of 4.8m teu in the first six months of 2007, according to its half-year figures. Container handling grew by an impressive 14.3% compared with the first half of 2006 and total transhipments, including general and bulk cargo, were up by 5%. Read More »

Eurogate completes TOS upgrade

TBA, the Netherlands-based provider of decision support and operations optimisation services, has completed the delivery of its CONTROLS software to Eurogate, the German container terminal and logistics group. Under the project, TBA has linked CONTROLS to TOPX-Advance, the terminal operating system (TOS) provided by Realtime Business Solutions, an Australian developer of container handling software applications. Read More »

SCT pushes the boundaries

Southampton Container Terminals (SCT) has continued to expand by taking on a further 10.5 acres of leased land from Associated British Ports (ABP). The new land, which is currently being used for ro-ro operations, will be handed over in early September, more than a year earlier than previously anticipated. Read More »

Da Chan Bay One prepares for launch

Da Chan Bay Terminal One, in Shenzhen, southern China, has taken delivery of its first dual-hoist tandem-lift quay crane and six electrical rubber-tyred gantry cranes (eRTGs) from Shanghai’s Zhenhua Port Machinery Co (ZPMC). Read More »

Polish Register builds links with China

The Polish Register of Shipping/Polski Rejestr Statków (PRS) is to class more than 20 new ships recently ordered in China. PRS has opened a representative office in Shanghai and is establishing site offices manned by Polish surveyors in the shipyards where the vessels are being built. Read More »