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Monthly Archives: November 2007

ICTSI unit takes over at Batumi

Batumi Sea Port Ltd. (BSP) officially handed over the operation and management of the Batumi Container Terminal to Batumi International Container Terminal LLC (BICT), the Georgian subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) on November 2, 2007. Read More »

New US$244m facility at Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico

Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) has opened the Phase one expansion of its Lazaro Cardenas Container Terminal in the Port of Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico with a quay-side celebration in the presence of His Excellency Felipe Calderon, President of Mexico and over 500 guests. Read More »

Teesport’s expansion

PD Ports, Teesport (the second largest port in the UK based on annual tonnage handled) which has been pursuing plans to develop the new GBP 300m (US£600m) Northern Gateway Container Terminal (NGCT), has now submitted plans for approval of a 1.2m sq foot (110,562 sq m) regional import centre to be located on 68 acres of PDP’s land at Tees Dock. Read More »

Rickmers launches latest vessel

Rickmers Group has celebrated the naming in Dalian, China of the latest addition to its fleet, the 4,250 teu container vessel Laranna Rickmers. With a length of 244.5 m and a Panamax beam of 32.25 m, the vessel is the 11th in a series of 21 ordered from Dalian by Rickmers Group in recent years. Read More »

RTG upgrade for Exxtor Terminal

Container-handling capacity at Exxtor Terminal, located at Associated British Ports’ (ABP) ’s Port of Immingham, has received a major boost following ABP’s decision to implement a £4.5m (US$9m) scheme to develop the terminal. Read More »

Dubai’s IPO

Dubai Ports World one of the world's biggest ports operating companies with more than 42 terminals in 22 countries, is raising US$4.96 billion by selling 23% of its stock in the region's biggest IPO. Read More »

Russian repeat order for Konecranes

Konecranes received orders in October for five ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and fourteen rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from three container terminals owned by National Container Company (NCC) in Russia. The cranes will be delivered to NCC’s subsidiaries First Container Terminal (FCT) in St. Petersburg, Baltic Container Terminal (BCT) in Ust-Luga and the inland Shushary terminal. The total value of the orders is over €40m. Read More »