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Monthly Archives: December 2007

Latest orders for Gottwald’s Model 4

Gottwald has added Model 4 to its innovative Generation 5 mobile harbour crane Models 6, 7 and 8 which are offered as mobile harbour, portal harbour and floating cranes. With lifting capacities up to 200 tonnes and working radii of up to 56 m, they have been designed for terminals and ships of all sizes and for all applications based on a standard design principle using many identical parts. Read More »

NCC and EUROGATE partnership

Russia’s National Container Company (NCC) and Germany’s EUROGATE, have just announced the signing of an agreement for “a strategic partnership and cross-participation” in container terminals in Ust-Luga (Baltic Container Terminal) and EUROGATE Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven (JadeWeserPort). Read More »

DP world to invest in Cuba

As part of Cuba’s plan to restructure its ports sector, the island’s main Port of Havana is concentrate on passenger vessels while cargo handling is to move to the Port of Mariel, around 50 kilometres (30 miles) miles to the west. Last year, Havana handled 317,000 teu and as far as is known, the only long haul carrier currently serving the port is Dutch Nirint Shipping. Read More »

Clean trucks fee

In November the Long Beach and Los Angeles Boards of Harbor Commissioners approved a ban on old, dirty trucks that call at the ports. The regulation will result in an 80% reduction in emissions from trucks by 2012. The ban will be phased in, beginning October 1, 2008 with a ban on all trucks built before 1989. By January 1, 2010, only trucks built after 1993 will be allowed, and by January 1 2012 all trucks must meet 2007 federal Environmental Protection Agency standards. Read More »

Charleston Contract

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) Board has approved a contract for upland site preparation at the new 280-acre container terminal on the former Navy Base in North Charleston. Gulf Stream Construction Company, Inc. of North Charleston was the low bidder at US$13.6m. Read More »

Discussing the options for financing the Canal’s expansion

For the past five months, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has been approaching financial institutions to determine the most viable financing for the Canal’s Expansion Programme. The process began in Panama and continued with presentations to a number of financial institutions in New York, Washington, Hong Kong and London. Read More »

Increased revenues and profits for Demag Cranes

Demag Cranes AG has reported a successful 2006/2007 financial year in overall terms with increases in both revenue and profits. Group revenues grew by 9.5% to break through the one billion euro barrier, while EBIT was up 11.9% compared to the previous year. Read More »

Successful Santos

According to state dock company CODESP, a record 61.5m tonnes of cargo was shipped through Brazil’s Port of Santos during the first nine months of 2007. This was an increase of 8.8% from a year ago and the forecast is for a record 82m tonnes by the end of the year. Read More »