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Monthly Archives: August 2008

Konecranes strengthens presence in Denmark

Konecranes has recently acquired Danish port crane service company Aarhus Maskinfabrik A/S, for an undisclosed sum, from Hydraulico Holding A/S of the Hydraulico group. The company has five employees and net sales of approximately €2m. Read More »

Record revenues for South Carolina

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) achieved record revenues and earnings in the fiscal year ended June 30, 2008. Operating revenues increased 7.6% to US$165m, operating expenses rose 6.6% to US$110m, and earnings increased 9.7% to US$54.7m. Read More »

New box terminal planned at Vladivostok

Eye for Transport ( reports that the Port of Vladivostok will establish an integrated 600,000 teu container terminal on berths 12–16 of the Vladivostok Commercial Seaport. Read More »

Construction work to start on Maasvlakte 2

The Port of Rotterdam Authority is to start construction work on Maasvlakte 2 at the beginning of September, the Authority’s CEO Hans Smits, has announced. Speaking during the presentation of the Port Authority’s half-yearly figures, Mr Smits said that it now has all the necessary permits. Read More »

Pre-agreements for La Plata

Daniel Scioli, the governor of the Province of Buenos Aires, has just signed a pre-agreement concession assigning an area of the Port of La Plata to be developed into a container terminal. Read More »

Dredging starts on Port Botany expansion

Dredging is about to commence at Port Botany as part of the first stage of the A$1bn port expansion. Ports and Waterways Minister Joe Tripodi said the dredging process would take one year to complete. “Dredging the bay will ensure we have the capacity to accommodate the expected doubling of trade through the port over the next 10 to 15 years,” he commented. Read More »

Productivity ramps up at DCT Gdansk

DCT Gdansk, the new Polish container terminal operator, is seeing a steady rise in throughput, which is now averaging around 10,000 teu per month. As the terminal becomes busier, its handling rates are improving, and the workforce’s growing experience is reflected in a new handling record set recently on the 907 teu Aila, owned by Containerships. Read More »

London Gateway contract signed

DP World has signed a £400m (US$750m) contract to build the first phase of a new port at London Gateway, the most technically advanced container port in the world, integrated with Europe’s largest logistics park Read More »

SBSA acquires Imbituba terminal

Santos Brasil (SBSA) has acquired 100% of the general cargo terminal in Imbituba Port for R$25m (US$15.5m), subject to certain contractual adjustments and approval by the Imbituba Port Authority, the Brazilian anti-trust authority, and ANTAQ, the national agency for monitoring and regulating transport issues. Read More »