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Yearly Archives: 2008

Los Angeles China Shipping terminal expansion approved

The Los Angeles Harbour Commission has certified the final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed China Shipping Berth 97-109 container terminal and has approved the project. The project will include a tenant lease to year 2045, will provide thousands of future jobs and will substantially reduce air emissions at the terminal through unprecedented mitigation measures. Read More »

Kalmar on a high with orders from Livorno, Piraeus and Brisbane

From Livorno in Italy, two orders have been received from Terminal Darsena Toscana (Contshipitalia Group) for the Kalmar E-One+RTG. The first order for two RTGs was placed during the second quarter and a subsequent order for four RTGs was placed during the third quarter 2008. The first two RTGs will be delivered by the end of 2008 and the other four RTGs during summer 2009. All the RTGs will be fitted with Kalmar’s Smartrail® autosteering and container position verification systems. Read More »

Cargotec system receives US Homeland Security designation

Cargotec Port Security’s Straddle Carrier Radiation Verification System (SCRVS) has been awarded the QATT (Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology) designation from the US Department of Homeland Security. The system has received the designation status as part of the Radiation Threat Identification System (RTIS) platform of port security systems now available from Cargotec Port Security. Read More »

Hutchison and NYK share swap

Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) have signed a share-swapping agreement through which HPH will become the majority shareholder of Amsterdam-based Ceres Container Terminals Europe (CTE) in the Netherlands. In exchange for the majority stake in CTE, NYK will have a minority stake in Europe Container Terminals (ECT) in Rotterdam. Read More »

Clash of Titans?

Confusion still surrounds the proposed acquisition of Fantuzzi Industries following the announcement at the end of November that Terex Corporation may not now go ahead with its planned purchase. Read More »

Subic terminal rolls out new gate system

Subic Bay International Terminal Corp. (SBITC), a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) has rolled out new software that will boost operational efficiency at the gates of the new container terminal. Read More »

Hutchison becomes a shareholder in Taranto Container Terminal

Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) and Evergreen Group (Evergreen) have signed an agreement through which HPH will become a shareholder of Taranto Container Terminal (TCT). The agreement involves swapping a share of Evergreen’s interest in TCT for a minority stake Hutchison’s London Thamesport and Rotterdam’s ECT Delta. Read More »

Yet another Clean Trucks Programme delay

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has posed more questions about the Clean Trucks Programme, delaying for at least another 45 days, the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles from collecting a fee needed to finance the replacement of thousands of polluting cargo trucks. Read More »