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Monthly Archives: September 2008

New services call at Da Chan Bay

Da Chan Bay Terminal One, the new international container terminal in the Western Shenzhen Port area in South China, has begun building capacity with the arrival of new services. Read More »

UK shippers welcome Japan’s eco-label move

The UK’s shipping industry has welcomed the move by Japan to start eco-labelling food and other products. According to the UK Chamber of Shipping, such a move across Britain would help to debunk the two ‘food miles’ myths – that the distance a product is transported provides a guide to its carbon footprint and that imported food is commonly transported by air. Read More »

PD Ports presses for rail freight improvements

The UK government must take immediate action to implement plans to modernise seriously outdated rail infrastructure in order to prepare itself for future economic perils and to meet its own self-imposed environmental targets, according to PD Ports (PDP), a leading northern UK port owner and operator. Read More »

Eredene to invest in Indian container depot

Eredene Capital PLC, the AIM-quoted investor in Indian infrastructure, is to invest up to INR400m (£5m) in a road and rail inland container depot (ICD) in Gujarat State, northwest India, through a wholly-owned subsidiary. The facility is strategically located to handle the boom in India’s containerised freight traffic, and is the Eredene Group’s eighth investment in its current portfolio. Read More »

Terrier to take top job at Marseilles

The Port of Marseilles Authority board has sanctioned the French transport minister’s nomination of Jean-Claude Terrier to become director general in succession to Guy Janin, who has opted to retire after nearly three years in the post. Read More »

KCT achieves new operational landmark

Gulftainer’s Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT) received the Hyundai Brave on August 23, 2008. The 8,600 teu, 339 metre-long, 99,000 dwt vessel is the first of the new ships that were recently introduced by Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) into the French Asia Line (FAL) Europe/Asia service operated by CMA CGM. Read More »

ECT celebrates the opening of the Euromax Terminal

On Friday September 5, 2008 Europe Container Terminals (ECT), a member of the Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) Group, celebrated the official opening of the Rotterdam Euromax Terminal at Maasvlakte which comprises a total area of 84 hectares with a quay length of 1,500 m, and has a stated annual capacity of 2.3m teu. Read More »