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Monthly Archives: September 2007

Saturday opening for Virginia terminal

Virginia International Terminals Inc. (VIT) has voluntarily adjusted its operating hours at Norfolk International Terminals (NIT) in an effort to cooperate with the Norfolk City Council’s desire to keep heavy trucks off Hampton Boulevard during the work week. Read More »

New gantries arrive at Le Havre’s TPO

Four ZPMC gantry cranes, ordered for the Terminal Porte Océane (TPO) joint venture between Perrigault and A. P. Moller–Maersk groups at Le Havre, arrived at Port 2000 on September 16, having left Shanghai in mid-July on board ZPMC’s Zhen Hua 11 vessel. Read More »

Profits sink for Forth Ports

Forth Ports, which owns five British ports – including facilities at Tilbury and Dundee – posted a 7% drop in first-half pre-tax profits to £12m (US$24.4m), after the company was hit by losses from its property arm. Shares fell by £0.50 (US$1.01), or almost 3%, to £17.75 (US$36). Read More »

Two new cranes for Hakata’s ICCT

The Kyushu branch of JFE Engineering Corp. has successfully bid for the installation of two gantry cranes at the C2 Berth of the Port of Hakata’s Island City Container Terminal (ICCT), according to the Fukuoka Port & Harbour Bureau. Read More »

Kalmar RTGs for Vietnam terminal

Vietnam’s Saigon Newport Company (SNP) has ordered ten further E-One rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from Kalmar Industries. The cranes are destined for Phase I of Tan Cang-Cai Mep International Container Terminal, which is currently under construction on the Thi Vai River just outside Ho Chi Minh City. Read More »

Portek wins Gabon concession

Portek International Ltd has become the first Singapore-based company to secure a concession to operate a port or terminal in West Africa. The company, which has developed a reputation as a successful operator of small and medium-size ports, has secured a 25-year management concession in Gabon. Read More »

TSA predicts steady volume growth

According to the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) – a research and discussion forum of 14 major container shipping lines serving trade from Asia to ports and inland points in the USA – container liftings by its member lines totalled 480,000 feu (40 ft equivalent units) in July, up 8.6% from 442,000 feu in July 2006. Read More »

Vancouver continues expansion plans

Earlier this month, Canada’s Vanterm terminal at the Port of Vancouver took delivery of a new super post-Panamax container crane from Chinese manufacturer ZPMC. Located in the Burrard Inlet inner harbour area, Vanterm is one of Vancouver’s three container terminals. The others are the neighbouring Centerm in Burrard Inlet and Deltaport in Roberts Bank. Read More »

Maiden “K” Line call at MICT

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. ("K" Line)’s 2,257 teu-capacity vessel Bay Bridge made its maiden call at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) in the Philippines in early September. Read More »