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Buoyant growth for Yangtze container traffic

Buoyant domestic trade propelled container traffic volumes on the Yangtze River to a record high of 5.54m teu in 2007, an increase of 38% over the previous year, according to a new report from Yangtze Business Services. Read More »

APM Terminals sweeps PMA Safety Awards

APM Terminals North America celebrated a clean sweep of the 59th Annual Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) Safety Awards, announced recently. APM Terminals Tacoma, APM Terminals Pier 400 (Los Angeles) and APM Terminals Oakland were each recognised in their respective US West Coast PMA regions. Read More »

Excavation work progresses on Panama Canal

Paraiso (Paradise) Hill, located north of the Pedro Miguel Locks on the Pacific side of the Panama Canal, has been excavated from its original height of 136 m to 72.5 m, the height equivalent of a 21-storey building, since the Canal’s expansion programme began in September 2007, reports the Panama Canal Authority (ACP). Read More »

VPA signs MoU with Tangiers

The Virginia Port Authority (VPA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Tangiers Mediterranean Special Agency (TMSA) on April 8, 2008, signifying a cooperative effort to build trade between the two ports. Read More »

APMT Tangier takes delivery of ZPMC cranes

APM Terminals Tangier marked another milestone when it took delivery of its last three super post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes from Zhenhua Port Machinery Company (ZPMC) in March. The remaining 11 ECO-RTGs on order are scheduled for delivery by the end of May, as the new container port at the mouth of the Mediterranean gears up for business. It is expected to achieve fully operational status by the end of June. Read More »

Duisburg Trimodal Terminal opens for business

CMA CGM and NYK, two of the world’s largest container shipping lines, opened the Duisburg Trimodal Terminal, D3T, in the logport logistic park in Duisburg Rheinhausen on April 17, 2008. The first shipping line terminal in the European hinterland, D3T is the shipping industry’s response to the challenge of fast-growing cargo flows and increasing congestion at sea ports. Read More »

JadeWeserPort moves another step forward

EUROGATE has today reached another milestone in the JadeWeserPort container terminal project in Wilhelmshaven by finally fulfilling all the formal prerequisites necessary to realise the project. The construction schedule has been fixed and the container terminal will begin operations in the second half of 2011 - in 42 months time. “For all those involved there is now no turning back,” said Emanuel Schiffer, chairman of the EUROGATE Group Management Board. Read More »