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Monthly Archives: July 2008

NOL submits takeover bid for Hapag-Lloyd

Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) has confirmed that it has submitted an indicative non-binding offer to acquire Hapag-Lloyd, TUI’s container shipping business. Should the transaction be completed, the resulting integration of NOL’s container shipping business, APL, with Hapag-Lloyd would create the world’s third-largest container carrier. Read More »

Transnet orders a further 32 Kalmar RTGs

Kalmar Industries has won a further order from Transnet Limited, the parent company of terminal operator Transnet Port Terminals (TPT), for the supply of 32 E-One+ rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes. This latest agreement follows on from a series of recent orders received from Transnet, South Africa’s largest stevedore. Read More »

Further backlogs of boxes at Mombasa

The backlog of containers accumulating at the port of Mombasa, Kenya is again climbing, according to reports, and last week topped 15,000 boxes. This is up from 9,000 containers a couple of weeks ago and signifies further complications and possible congestion. Read More »

Gulftainer embarks on Turkish logistics venture

Sharjah’s Gulftainer Co. Ltd. has embarked on its latest overseas foray, announcing a joint venture with Turkey’s Demas International that will focus on transport and logistics. According to Gulftainer, the venture will combine Demas’s expertise in logistics, trucking and warehousing with Gulftainer’s expertise in terminal, port and transport operations and its longstanding links with various shipping lines. Read More »

Bi-state agreement on Jasper Ocean Terminal

The boards of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) and the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) have approved plans to share ownership of the 1,518 acres of land earmarked for the development of the Jasper Ocean Terminal site on the Savannah River. Read More »

APMT to develop second Vietnamese terminal

APM Terminals and Pharung Shipyard Company, a division of the Vietnam-based Vinashin Group, have entered into a joint venture agreement to develop and operate a new container terminal in the Dinh Vu Industrial Zone, serving the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi and the Red River Delta region of Northern Vietnam. Read More »

Fifth STS crane commissioned at Port of Port of Spain

A fifth ship-to-shore gantry crane has been commissioned at the Port of Port of Spain, (PPOS), the main port in Trinidad and Tobago, along with five new RTG’s and 12 new tractor trucks as part of a drive to provide greater customer service satisfaction by improving productivity and efficiency. Read More »

First feeder ship for Eurogate Tanger

Eurogate Tanger Container Terminal in Morocco received its first feeder ship this week when the 1,000 teus CMA CGM “Tobruk” called earlier to discharge a total of 70 containers. Read More »