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Monthly Archives: August 2007

Bandar Abbas expansion underway

The construction of new basins and a second container terminal is underway at the Port of Bandar Abbas in Iran, in a project that is set to triple the capacity of the dedicated Shahid Rajaie Container Terminal (SRCT), which handles the majority of the port’s container volumes, from 2m teu to 6m teu. Read More »

Container conversion at Port of Seattle

The Port of Seattle Commission has agreed to enter Project Labour Agreements (PLA) for two new construction projects in Seattle harbour, including the conversion of Terminal 30 into a container terminal and the expansion of Terminal 91 as a base for cruise ship operations. Read More »

CVS Ferrari ramps up production

Following substantial investment in product design in recent years, which has led to the launches of a hydrostatic straddle carrier and the new 400 series reachstacker, CVS Ferrari has completed its product range with a new all-electric straddle carrier. The first units of the Ferrari Container Runner are due for delivery to customers in September. Read More »

Maher chooses Kalmar at Prince Rupert

Maher Terminals of Canada Corp has opted to outfit its new container handling operations at Fairview Terminal in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, with multiple types of Kalmar equipment. In the past year the New Jersey-based marine terminal operator has ordered a total of 17 DRF450-60S5X reachstackers and 34 terminal tractors. All units will be commissioned by the time the terminal opens in October 2007. Read More »

Groundbreaking year for SCSPA

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) has closed its latest fiscal year, a period that included the groundbreaking for a new container terminal, significant new equipment deliveries and increased productivity. Read More »

Konecranes buys Italian ports business

Konecranes signed an agreement on July 31, 2007 to acquire the ports service business of Italian service company Technical Services SRL. The acquired operations specialise in providing maintenance and engineering services to port terminals, shipyards, shipping companies and related equipment manufacturers. Read More »

VIT and MTC blaze green trail

Two leading US ports groups are ahead of the game in switching over to more environmentally friendly fuels for their landside handling equipment. Read More »

ICTSI’s Q2 income up 12%

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), based in Manila, reported revenue from port operations of P=3.29bn and net income from recurring operations of P=535m for the second quarter ended June 30, 2007. Read More »

VPA sees rise in Midwest rail volumes

The Virginia Port Authority (VPA)’s rail traffic to and from its markets in the US Midwest grew to more than 430,000 teu in fiscal 2007, continuing the trend of increasing rail volume at the port. Read More »