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Booming Brisbane

Strong economic conditions in Australia, and in many of its major trading countries, have led to record-breaking performances in both container and total trade volumes through the Port of Brisbane in 2006/2007. Read More »

Sohar addendum

On November 14, 2007, the Government of the Sultanate of Oman represented by HE Ahmed bin Abdulnabi Macki, Minister of National Economy, HE Maqbool bin Ali bin Sultan, Minister of Commerce and Industry and chairman of Sohar Industrial Port Company (SIPC) signed an addendum to the existing concession agreement for the Port of Sohar with Hans Smits, CEO of Rotterdam Port Authority. Read More »

Waterborne freight in the United Kingdom 2006

In Waterborne Freight in the UK 2006, the latest of an annual series of reports, the Department for Transport has today published statistics on freight traffic carried on UK inland waters, around the UK coast, to and from UK offshore installations and sea dredging. Read More »

Kalmar embarks on clean air initiative

Another clean air initiative – this time on the US East Coast – involves the integration of hybrid technology with two Kalmar terminal tractors. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the main benefactor of the project, together with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, APM Terminals, Parker Hannifin Corporation and the Port of Rotterdam, aims to lower emissions at US ports and to help make hybrid terminal tractors technically and commercially viable. Read More »

VYCON gains CARB accreditation

VYCON, which specialises in green-tech, flywheel energy storage systems, has been awarded California Air Resource Board (CARB) approval for its REGEN energy efficiency and recycling system. Read More »

New appointments for ICTSI

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has appointed Rico T. Cruz as Terminal Manager of its flagship Manila International Container Terminal (MICT). Cruz was formerly general manager of ICTSI subsidiary PT Makassar Terminal Services (MTS) in Indonesia and concurrently business development manager. Read More »

Breakbulk volumes up at Tacoma

Breakbulk cargo exports through the Port of Tacoma have risen 4.5% this year compared with 2006, strengthened by non-containerised exports of agricultural, mining and construction equipment. Read More »

EIA approval for Panama’s third set of locks project

After months of public consultations with various stakeholders and a comprehensive study on how to manage and mitigate impact on the environment, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has received a seal of approval from the National Environmental Authority of Panama (ANAM), for the environmental impact study (EIA) on the construction of the third set of locks project. Read More »

NAVIS wins Matson Navigation Contract

Later this year Matson Navigation, a leading provider of multi-modal transportation services in the Pacific and the North American market, will replace the in-house terminal operating system (TOS) at its Sand Island terminal in Honolulu with the Navis SPARCS N4 system. Read More »