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Monthly Archives: December 2007

ZPMC to market and sell REGEN systems

VYCON, the designer and manufacturer of green-tech, energy storage flywheel systems has just announced the signing of another major distribution agreement for its REGEN System. ZPMC will now be promoting the REGEN System on new RTG projects and also for retrofitting on its existing cranes. Read More »

Southampton sets the security standard

The Southampton Container Terminal (SCT) joint venture between DP World (51%) and Associated British Ports (49%) has become the first container terminal in the UK and the fourth DP World operated terminal to be accredited to the security management standard ISO 28000. The other three DP World terminals that have achieved ISO 28000 are Djibouti, Vancouver and Caucedo in the Dominican Republic. Read More »

First call at Le Havre’s Terminal Porte Océane

On November 29 the new APM Terminals/Perrigault joint venture –the Terminal Porte Océane (TPO) at Le Havre’s Port 2000 container complex, received its first vessel, the Taasinge Maersk of the WAF6 service which links the West African coast weekly with Europe. Read More »

New monthly record for Melbourne

October container volumes of 202,219 teu at Australia’s largest container port were a new monthly record, surpassing the previous best month total of 188,642 teu recorded in July this year. Read More »

A record for 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 »

First US port project for Dragados

Port Freeport (Texas) has begun negotiations with Spanish company, Dragados Servicios Portuarios y Logisticos on a multi-decade contract for a public-partnership to develop its newest facility, the Velasco Terminal. Read More »

CMA CGM Group agrees to acquire US Lines.

CMA CGM Group has today announced an agreement acquire US Lines based in Santa Ana, California. US Lines ((USL) is the vessel sharing partner of CMA CGM subsidiary Australian-New Zealand Lines (ANL). The two carriers currently operate with eight ships in a weekly tri-continental service. Read More »