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Yearly Archives: 2008

First shore connected power facility for Netherlands

In order that ships no longer have to depend on their own diesel engines for electricity at the Hook of Holland terminal, Pim de Lange, director of Stena Line and Hans Smits, Port of Rotterdam Authority CEO have signed a declaration of intent to install shore connected power. Read More »

ICS warns of serious concerns after imprisonment of seafarers

Serious concern has been expressed by the Chairman/President of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Shipping Federation (ISF), Spyros Polemis, on the impact to shipping following the imprisonment of two Indian merchant seafarers by a Korean court. Read More »

Qatar to fund new Kenyan port

Following talks in Qatar between Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki and the Emir of Qatar, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, Bloomberg has reported that Qatar has agreed to finance the construction of a new port facility on the island of Lamu, 240 km (140 miles) north of Mombasa. Read More »

Total Soft Bank awarded KMCT contract

Yang Ming Transportation Corporation has awarded the contract to supply a CATOS system (Computer Automated Terminal Operation System) for yard, tandem and gate operations at its Kao Ming Container Terminal (KMCT) in the Port of Kaohsiung to Total Soft Bank. Read More »

US companies team-up on air quality

One of America's leading retailers, JCPenney and third-party logistics and transportation provider Pacer International, have taken delivery of more than 20 new Kenworth T-800 tractor units in a major step toward achieving their goal to convert the truck fleet handling JCPenney imports at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to low-emissions, clean-diesel technology. Read More »

US$2.3bn financial package agreement for Panama Canal

After months of extensive negotiations, a US$2.3bn agreement on financing the expansion of the Panama Canal has been signed by Panama Canal Authority (ACP) officials and five multilateral and development agencies - representing Asia, Latin America, Europe and the United States - following Panamanian President Torrijos’ recent expansion financing structure announcement. Read More »