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Monthly Archives: September 2007

Restructuring plan for HCT

The Kitakyushu City Government has reached agreement with the shareholders of the Hibiki Container Terminal Co. Ltd (HCT) to restructure the terminal’s operational framework with effect from October 2007. Read More »

Charleston approves capital projects

The board of directors of the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) voted at its August 21 meeting to approve US$7.4m in terminal improvement and investment projects, including a demolition contract that clears the way for port expansion at the former Navy Base in Charleston. Read More »

Rail volumes lead growth at duisport

Total volumes handled by the ports of the duisport Group in Duisburg in the first half of 2007 increased by 9% to 26.2m tonnes, compared with 24.0m tonnes in the first half of 2006. Rail transport saw the biggest growth, with an increase of 27% to 6.1m tonnes, compared with 4.8m tonnes a year earlier. Read More »

Gulftainer builds on regional ties

The success of Sharjah-based firm Gulftainer Company Ltd., which operates the Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT) and the Sharjah Container Terminal (SCT) on behalf of the Sharjah Port Authority, continues to impress shipping lines and traders. Read More »

Record order from APL for Carrier reefers

Global container transportation company APL, a unit of Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), has placed the largest order ever for scroll container refrigeration units from Carrier Transicold’s Container Products Group, part of United Technologies Corp in the US. The order for 6,300 EliteLINE scroll units, nearly double the previous record set in 2006, helped the Container Products Group achieve record first-half unit sales. Read More »

Panama inaugurates Canal expansion project

The Panamanian government and the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) held a ceremony and groundbreaking on September 3, 2007 to mark the beginning of work on the first-ever expansion of the nearly 100-year-old waterway. A crowd of around 30,000 attended the event, including business and government leaders from around the world and employees of ACP. Read More »

Container volumes up 8.5% at Melbourne

Total trade through the Port of Melbourne grew by 10.4% in FY2006/07, according to the Port of Melbourne Corporation (PoMC), with across-the-board-increases in containerised trade, motor vehicles and liquid and dry bulk trades. Read More »

Long Beach approves US$644m budget

The Board of Harbor Commissioners at the Port of Long Beach has approved a US$644m budget that includes US$116m for major environmental and air quality projects. Read More »

FESCO agrees Vladivostok deal

FESCO Transport Group and the Port of Vladivostok have agreed on a deal in which FESCO will own 100% of M-Port, the entity which in turn owns 95.2% of the shares in the Commercial Port of Vladivostok (VMTP). Read More »