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Monthly Archives: February 2008

RTG auto steering system from ITS

International Terminal Solutions (ITS) has completed the development and substantial upgrade of its RTG auto steering system with the launch of its new V-TRAX passive automated steering system. The system, says the UK-based company, is a cost-effective solution for steering RTG cranes. Read More »

Paranaguá looks to expand trade with China

China has emerged as the number one export destination for the Brazilian port of Paranaguá, especially for soy, vegetable oil, frozen foods and wood. In 2007 China accounted for 8% of all exports from the port, with figures reaching US$900m. Over the next few years the expectation is that the volume and variety of cargo exported to China will grow. A new item will be the purchase of tracks for the Chinese railroad system. Read More »

Port of Göteborg continues to grow

The Port of Göteborg, the largest port in the Nordic region, handled 841,000 teu in 2007, a 4% rise on the previous year and its highest figure ever. A new record was also set for ro-ro units, which rose by 7% to 686,000 units. The number of vehicles handled fell slightly, from 328,000 to 320,000, and oil volumes fell by 4% as a result of stoppages at nearby refineries Read More »

LA named leader on climate action

The Port of Los Angeles been designated a ‘Climate Action Leader’ by the California Climate Action Registry, becoming the first port in the state to earn this distinction. It was granted upon acceptance of the port’s 2006 baseline greenhouse gas (GHG) emission inventory. The California Climate Action Registry is a non-profit public/private partnership that serves as a voluntary greenhouse gas registry to promote early actions to reduce GHG emissions. Read More »

Atkins to design Ningbo container port

Engineering and design consultancy Atkins has been chosen by an international judging panel as the winning designer of a major new container port in China. The project is to be built on Mei Shan Island, about 25 km northeast of Ningbo – potentially one of the most important bonded container ports in China. Read More »

Fresh produce terminal for Liverpool

A £6m fresh produce terminal is to be built in the Port of Liverpool to put imports of fruit and vegetables closer to half the UK population and to reduce the number of road journeys made by trucks. Liverpool Produce Terminal (LPT), located alongside the Royal Seaforth Container Terminal and the site of the port’s planned £100m+ Post Panamax River Container Terminal, will initially offer a cost-effective all-water alternative to the 300 trucks arriving in the UK with fruit from Spain every day. Read More »