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Monthly Archives: August 2007

New investors for Grup Maritim TCB

Barcelona-based Grup Maritim TCB has announced the departure of original investor Deutsche Bank, to be replaced by two new investors, infrastructure funds Finpro and Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC), which have taken equal parts of Deutsche Bank’s shareholding. Read More »

TSA warns of congestion in Asian ports

Congestion in Asian ports is a very real possibility and is likely to have a knock-on effect on importers in the US, warns the TransPacific Stabilisation Agreement (TSA), a 14-member research and development association consisting of major container shipping lines. Read More »

MCT puts faith in straddle carriers

Mediterranean transhipment hub Medcenter Container Terminal SpA (MCT), at Gioia Tauro in Italy, is catering to future cargo growth with the help of a further 30 Kalmar seventh-generation CSC straddle carriers to supplement the sizeable fleet already in operation. Read More »

Tender for UK–Norway ferry service

Operators are being sought for a new intermodal ferry service for freight and passengers between mid-Norway, the Shetland Isles and the UK mainland, with onward connections between the UK and continental Europe. Read More »

CMA CGM adds car carriers to fleet

CMA CGM has introduced a new range of car-carrying Trans-Rak containers. The 40 ft containers, which can transport up to four vehicles of any kind, are fitted with a system of sliding, retractable ramps. Read More »

APMT clinches Luanda concession deal

APM Terminals and Gestão de Fundos, an Angolan-based pension fund management company, have signed a 20-year concession agreement with the Government of Angola to operate the country’s main container port via a joint venture named Sogester, based in Luanda. Gestão de Fundos holds a 49% share in Sogester, APMT 40% and Maersk Line 11%. Read More »

US demands scanning for all containers

US President George W. Bush has signed into law a Bill that requires that within five years all containers leaving a foreign port for the United States must be electronically scanned. Read More »

Kalmar E-One RTGs for Medgate

Kalmar has received an order for 11 E-One rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from Tangier Medgate SA, a joint venture formed by Eurogate, Contship Italia, MSC, CMA CGM and COMANAV to operate the Tangier Medgate Terminal at the brand new Tangier Mediterranean Port. Read More »

ICTSI takes over at Guayaquil

International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) formally took over the running of its new container and general cargo concession in Guayaquil, Ecuador on August 1, 2007. The formal handover ceremony was hosted by the President of Ecuador, Rafael V. Correa. Read More »