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Monthly Archives: October 2007

Fremantle ponders expansion options

The government of Western Australia has approved two options for Fremantle Ports’ new Outer Harbour container facilities at Kwinana to proceed for planning and environmental approval. Read More »

Volumes up 25% at Bandar Abbas

Iran’s leading container port of Bandar Abbas reported an increase of 25% in container traffic for the first nine months of 2007, compared with the same period in 2006. More than 1,253,500 teu were handled up to the end of September at the port’s container terminal. Read More »

HMM spreader order for Bromma

Bromma Group of Sweden has won a new order for 26 STS45 ship-to-shore separating twin-lift spreaders from container crane OEM ZPMC of China. The spreaders will be placed into service at the Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) terminal in Pusan, South Korea. Read More »

Ten new ships for Rickmers-Linie

Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg-based specialist in the global transportation of breakbulk, heavy-lift and project cargo, has ordered ten new multi-purpose vessels, which are to be added to its fleet between 2009 and 2011. Read More »

Jaxport signs MoU with Hanjin

The Jacksonville Port Authority (Jaxport) announced on October 18 the signing of an initial agreement with Hanjin Shipping Co., Ltd. to develop a US$360m container terminal in Jacksonville. Read More »

Dar es Salaam to upgrade port facilities

The Tanzanian government has revealed plans to spend close to US$113m on upgrading facilities at the Port of Dar es Salaam, where a lack of modern and efficient infrastructure has been blamed for longstanding congestion. Read More »

Russian crane order for Konecranes

In September and October 2007 Konecranes signed two contracts to supply container-handling cranes to the OJSC Petrolesport (PLP) cargo terminal in St. Petersburg, Russia. One of the orders comprises two ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and the other six RTG (rubber-tyred gantry) cranes. The cranes will be delivered in mid-2008. The parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the orders. Read More »

Dalian Port offloads two terminals

According to a Reuters report, China’s Dalian Port Co plans to sell two container terminals for approximately US$167m to a consortium led by Singapore’s PSA International and AP Moeller-Maersk’s unit APM Terminals. The proceeds from the transaction will be used to repay the company’s debt and to fund development at its other ports. Read More »

Zebra Technologies to acquire Navis

Zebra Technologies Corporation has today announced that it has agreed to acquire all of the shares of Navis Holdings, LLC for approximately US$145m in cash, subject to applicable post-closing adjustments. The transaction is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2007, subject to conditions. Read More »