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Monthly Archives: November 2008

Triple digit leap for Prince Rupert

The Prince Rupert Port Authority reports that throughput at its Fairview container terminal reached 59,220 teu during the third quarter of 2008, a 281% jump from the first quarter total of 21,040. That brought the accumulative total for the year to September to 102,755 teu. Inbound traffic accounted for 82,365 teu and outbound containers for 40,423 teu, with 33.6% of the export containers being fully laden. Read More »

Jade Master Terminal prepares DCT Gdansk for Maersk arrival

Privately-owned New Zealand-based Jade Software Corporation’s terminal operating system Jade Master Terminal, is playing a central role in readying Baltic port DCT Gdansk for a significant contract with Maersk Line. Services with Maersk are scheduled to begin on December 1, 2008 marking a pivotal point in the development of the terminal, which became fully operational in October 2007. Read More »

TT Club urges review of tie-down procedures

The TT Club is urging terminal managers to review their emergency plans in respect of high wind situations. Analysis of the insurer’s claims over a number of years shows that wind damage to quayside cranes is the biggest weather-related cost to terminals. Due to their size, profile and location on the quayside, cranes are particularly susceptible to wind, and care must be taken in design and operating procedures to protect against them being blown over or along the rails. Read More »

New management appointments at TPT

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has announced several strategic transfers, in support of its growth strategy aimed at increasing freight volumes by 25% over the next three years. Read More »

Rotterdam Port Authority signs agreement with Port of Suape

During the next eighteen months, the Port Authority will be involved in drafting a masterplan for the coming twenty years. At the same time, discussions are under way with the port authorities and government of the federal state Pernambuco on what form a partnership between the Port Authority and the port of Suape near Recife could take. Read More »

Melbourne on track with channel deepening work

Dredging works have been completed at the Entrance to Port Philip Bay at the Port of Melbourne, the first time this has been achieved without the use of explosives. “To carry out this work on schedule and within budget is a significant achievement when you consider it was not known technically whether the dredging could actually be done,” said Port of Melbourne Corporation (PoMC) CEO Stephen Bradford. Read More »

Sines presents plans for phase two expansion

Prime Minister José Sócrates headed a recent ceremony announcing expansion works for the Port of Sines’ Terminal XXI. The Minister of Public Works, Transport and Communication, Mário Lino, and the Secretary of State for Transport, Ana Paula Vitorino, accompanied the Prime Minister. Read More »