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LA named leader on climate action

The Port of Los Angeles been designated a ‘Climate Action Leader’ by the California Climate Action Registry, becoming the first port in the state to earn this distinction. It was granted upon acceptance of the port’s 2006 baseline greenhouse gas (GHG) emission inventory. The California Climate Action Registry is a non-profit public/private partnership that serves as a voluntary greenhouse gas registry to promote early actions to reduce GHG emissions. Read More »

Atkins to design Ningbo container port

Engineering and design consultancy Atkins has been chosen by an international judging panel as the winning designer of a major new container port in China. The project is to be built on Mei Shan Island, about 25 km northeast of Ningbo – potentially one of the most important bonded container ports in China. Read More »

Fresh produce terminal for Liverpool

A £6m fresh produce terminal is to be built in the Port of Liverpool to put imports of fruit and vegetables closer to half the UK population and to reduce the number of road journeys made by trucks. Liverpool Produce Terminal (LPT), located alongside the Royal Seaforth Container Terminal and the site of the port’s planned £100m+ Post Panamax River Container Terminal, will initially offer a cost-effective all-water alternative to the 300 trucks arriving in the UK with fruit from Spain every day. Read More »

Crane monitoring system from tecsis

A new crane load monitoring system launched by tecsis GmbH guarantees safe and reliable operation by monitoring the most important parameters such as crane arm angle and load, and prevents overload situations by intervening in crane control, according to the company. Read More »

Ruhr ports to collaborate on logistics

The three German ports of Duisburger Hafen AG, Stadtwerke Essen AG and Gelsen-Log (Gelsenkirchener Logistik-, Hafen- und Servicegesellschaft GmbH) signed a cooperation agreement in January aimed at stimulating logistic networks in the Rhine-Ruhr region. The agreement followed discussions at the ContractFuture Ruhr 2030 Conference, organised by Initiativkreis Ruhrgebiet in late 2007. The new partnership is also open to further ports in the region. Read More »

New name for Baltimore port association

The Private Sector Port Coalition at the Port of Baltimore is getting a new name: it will now be called the Baltimore Port Alliance (BPA). “We feel the name Baltimore Port Alliance best represents the public and private sectors that are a part of our group,” said George ‘Bud’ Nixon, chairman of the BPA. Read More »

Los Angeles reports flat volumes in 2007

The Port of Los Angeles remained the USA’s leading container port in 2007, claiming the title for the eighth consecutive year. The Port handled 8.4m teu over the 12 months, a 1.36% dip in total teu volume but a 3.2% increase in loaded teu volume over 2006. Read More »

ABP announces management reshuffle

Associated British Ports (ABP) has made a number of management changes, effective from February 1, 2008. Under the reshuffle, new port directors have been appointed for Grimsby & Immingham, Hull & Goole, the company’s 11 short-sea ports and its five ports in South Wales. Read More »