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Monthly Archives: July 2008

APBA Board Backs TTI Algeciras Concession

The Spanish Port of Algeciras Bay Authority’s Board of Administration (APBA) has granted a license to Total Terminal International Algeciras (TTI Algeciras) to build and run the third container terminal at the Port of Algeciras Bay and which will be located on the Phase A plot of the Isla Verde Exterior expansion area. TTI Algeciras is the Algeciras-based company formed by Hanjin Shipping, to run the terminal. Read More »

Zim granted sole use of new berth at Kingston

Zim Integrated Shipping Services Limited has been granted exclusive use of the new Western Berth at Kingston Container Terminal. The Israeli ocean carrier, which uses Kingston as a hub port, concluded a 10-year contract with the Port Authority of Jamaica in 2006. It has been serving the Caribbean island nation since 1975. Read More »

Da Chan Bay welcomes Africa service

Da Chan Bay Terminal One, the new international container terminal in the Western Shenzhen Port area in southern China, marked the beginning of container operations for export cargoes at the end of June 2008, with the commencement of the ZAX Africa service of MOL (China) Co. Read More »

Successful first year for Staten Island rail link

ExpressRail Staten Island, the ship-to-rail facility serving New York Container Terminal, completed a successful first year by moving more than 44,000 containers by rail and removing approximately 70,000 trucks from local roads, including the Goethals Bridge, reports the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Read More »

CMA CGM subsidiary to operate Miami terminal

The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners approved on July 11, 2008 a resolution authorising the execution of a terminal operating agreement between Miami-Dade County and Terminal Link (Miami) LLC, a subsidiary of CMA CGM Group, which will operate the terminal at the Port of Miami in a joint venture with APM Terminals North America (APMT). The commissioners also authorised the termination of the port’s existing terminal agreement with Maersk, Inc. Read More »

Antwerp sees 12% rise in container volumes

The port of Antwerp handled 96,238,599 tonnes of freight in the first six months of 2008, an increase of 8.1% compared with the first half of 2007. There was growth both on the import side (up 8.3%) and on the export side (up 7.9%). May was the Port’s best month ever, with a total volume of 16,842,163 tonnes and 808,763 teu. Read More »

New welding gun test set from tecsis

Specialist measuring and sensor technology company tecsis of Germany has launched a new test set with an extended measurement range of 20 kN, which can be used to measure electrode forces in spot-welding equipment. Read More »

Companies ‘passing the buck’ on green costs

A new survey by UK-based Transport Intelligence and Kewill (KWL) suggests that most companies seeking to make their logistics operations more environmentally friendly want someone else to cover the costs. Despite many companies’ avowed commitment to ‘greening’ their logistics operations, it seems that most expect their sub-contractors to pick up the bill. Read More »

CN, CP streamline rail switching at Deltaport

Canadian National (CN) and Canadian Pacific (CP) have announced an agreement allowing the Deltaport Division of a jointly-owned rail subsidiary to manage rail switching operations for their intermodal trains at Deltaport marine container terminal at Roberts Bank, 40 km south of Vancouver’s inner harbour. Read More »