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Monthly Archives: November 2008

New lighter terminal opens at Jurong Port

On October 24, Jurong Port saw the official opening of Penjuru Terminal, a new facility for Singapore’s lighterage and ship-chandling business. The ceremony was led by Brigadier-General Choi Shing Kwok, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Transport. Read More »

Antwerp reports 7.2% rise in volumes

The Port of Antwerp handled more than 144m tonnes of freight from January to September this year, representing growth of 7.2% compared with the first nine months of 2007. Its freight volume during the first three quarters was 10m tonnes higher than for the same period last year, with imports up 7.9% and exports 6.3% higher. Read More »

Panama Canal traffic volumes hold steady

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced its operational metrics for the 2008 fiscal year (October 2007–September 2008) on October 24. Year-end statistics reveal a marginal decline in total transits and tonnage when compared with FY07. However, the Canal also experienced growth in core segments, most notably tanker and passenger transits. Read More »

First ocean carrier calls at Eurogate Tanger

The first ocean carrier called at the new Eurogate Tanger container terminal in late September, when CMA CGM’s Otello discharged five disassembled Kalmar RTGs. The first regular service began on October 8, 2008, when the French shipping line’s La Traviata called on the Far East–Northern Europe service (FAL1), which deploys vessels with a loading capacity of 8,500 teu. Read More »

Two new gantry cranes for Dunkerque

Shanghai Zhenhua Port Machinery (ZPMC) delivered two super post-Panamax gantry cranes to NFTI, the container terminal operator at the Port of Dunkerque, on October 25, 2008. The vessel carrying the cranes left Shanghai in August and called at Algeciras en route to the French port. Read More »