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The UK government must take immediate action to implement plans to modernise seriously outdated rail infrastructure in order to prepare itself for future economic perils and to meet its own self-imposed environmental targets, according to PD Ports (PDP),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

Yilport welcomes 100th container vessel

Yilport, Turkey’s newest port, has welcomed its 100th container vessel, six months after the opening of its new pier. Operating with two STS gantry cranes and with draughts from 16 m–30 m, the pier – 325 m long and 50 m wide – formed part of the first phase of the port development project. Read More »

Konecranes straddle carriers for IFB

Konecranes has received an order for nine straddle carriers from Belgian terminal operator and transport company Inter Ferry Boats (IFB). The straddle carriers will be delivered to Antwerp in February 2009. The value of the order, which also includes service for the equipment, was not disclosed. Read More »