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Monthly Archives: October 2008

Successful 2007 for Port of Tyne

Sir Ian Wrigglesworth, chairman of the Port of Tyne in northeast England, reported recently on performance in 2007 and 2008 to an audience of regional representatives at the port’s annual Insight review. Read More »

Port Services branches out with Demag crane

A £4.5m investment by Port Services Group will result in the delivery in the next few weeks of the largest mobile crane ever to be based in Scotland. The new 1,000-tonne class Terex-Demag TC2800-1 will provide a major boost to the company’s heavy crane division and will reinforce its position as a major UK player in heavy lifting services for the offshore sector. Read More »

Modern Terminals embarks on hybrid RTG project

Hong Kong container terminal operator Modern Terminals Limited signed a contract on October 8, 2008 with Kawatoyo (H.K.) Electric Company Limited, the sole agent for Yaskawa Group Port Crane System in Hong Kong, to convert 44 rubber-tyred gantry cranes into hybrid RTGs. Read More »

HTS to supply SeeTrain to Port of Zeebrugge

Hi-Tech Solutions Ltd. (HTS), the Israel-based provider of optical character recognition (OCR) computer vision systems, has been selected to provide its container code recognition (CCR) system for trains – SeeTrain – for the Port of Zeebrugge in Belgium. Read More »

Tacoma agrees rail lease with Union Pacific

On October 2, 2008, the Port of Tacoma Commission authorised port executive director Timothy J. Farrell to sign a lease and operating agreement with Union Pacific Railroad, North America’s leading rail operator. Union Pacific (UP) will handle a minimum of 35,000 container intermodal lifts at the Port’s South Intermodal Yard, with activity expected to begin later this year. Read More »

Four new multi-purpose ships for Rickmers-Linie

Four more 24,000 dwt multi-purpose vessels have been ordered for the global services of Rickmers-Linie, the heavylift and project cargo shipping company, by Polaris Shipmanagement, a Rickmers Group company. The contract with the Chinese shipbuilder Guangzhou Wenchong was signed in Hamburg on 23 September, at the German shipbuilding and marine equipment exhibition SMM. Read More »

Awards recognise achievements of US terminals

The Virginia Port Authority’s ongoing commitment to the environment has been recognised by the US Environmental Protection Agency, which has given it one of its 2008 Mid-Atlantic Environmental Achievement Awards. Read More »