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PSA International expands into Argentina

PSA International and International Port Holdings (IPH) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Global Infrastructure Partners GIP) and the Roman Group, announced today that they have formed a joint venture to further develop International Trade Logistics ITL), a privately-owned business comprising Argentina’s second-largest container terminal and complementary logistics and warehousing businesses. Read More »

First-phase tests for TEAMS at Euromax

TBA, the Netherlands-based provider of decision support, operations optimisation and fleet control systems, has completed the first phase of testing of its automated fleet management system TEAMS for Euromax, the new ECT terminal currently under construction in Rotterdam. Within two months of the start of the testing period, TEAMS was controlling the movements of the Euromax fleet of 28 automated guided vehicles (AGVs). Read More »

Korean port investment for CMA CGM

CMA CGM continues to pursue its investment policy, with the acquisition on December 31, 2007, of a 12% stake in a future container terminal at the port of Busan in South Korea. Known as Busan 2-3, the new terminal is expected to become operational in 2011. It will be operated in partnership with Macquarie, Bouygues, Hyundai, KMTC, Busan Port Authority and local operators KUKJE and KCTC. Read More »

Financing secured for Maasvlakte 2

Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten (BNG) and the Port of Rotterdam Authority signed a financing agreement of €450m on January 16, 2008 for the construction of Maasvlakte 2 and infrastructure in the existing Rotterdam port area. Read More »

Thermo King targets short-sea routes

Short-sea carrier Oldenburg-Portugiesische Dampfschiffs-Rhederei GmbH (OPDR), which recently celebrated 125 years of service, has made a significant investment in Thermo King’s MAGNUM container reefers over the past year. Depending on the season, OPDR usually has 400-650 reefer units in stock, and it has changed 137 of these to MAGNUM units. Read More »

Hammar moves into US market

Hammar Lift Inc., a US subsidiary of Hammar Maskin AB of Sweden, has become the first sideloader company to establish operations in the US. For 35 years, Hammar has manufactured side/self-loading container handling systems and trailers known as Sideloaders, Sidelifters, Swinglifts or Self-loading trailers. Read More »

POLA funds trials of REGEN technology

The Port of Los Angeles (POLA) has awarded funds to three of its terminal operators for the purchase of VYCON REGEN systems. VYCON will supply its high-speed, flywheel-based, environmentally-friendly energy storage systems to Yusen Terminals Inc., Marine Terminal Corporation and TraPac, for installation on their RTG cranes. Read More »

Antwerp container volume passes 8m teu

The Port of Antwerp expects a final figure of 181.5m tonnes of freight handled by the end of 2007, based on provisional figures. This represents growth of more than 8% compared with the 167m tonnes handled by the Port in 2006. Read More »

BCT upgrades to Tideworks TOS

The Baltic Container Terminal (BCT) in Gdynia in Poland, a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), recently implemented a new terminal operating system from US-based Tideworks Technology. The new system replaces BCT’s old TOS, which was installed in the late 1990s. Read More »