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Monthly Archives: March 2009

Ashdod to pay government first dividend

Ashdod Port Company Ltd. announced in late February that it would pay its first-ever dividend to the Israeli government, amounting to NIS65.4m. The port said that the dividend followed the reform of ports of 2005, and comes after the distribution of a NIS100m dividend by Haifa Port Company Ltd and one of NIS35m by Eilat Port Company Ltd.
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Saint-Petersburg Seaport invests in infrastructure

In 2008 the Saint-Petersburg Seaport group of companies spent a total of more than RUB850m on the development of its port infrastructure. This included RUB130m for the construction of a motor terminal for the Third Stevedoring Company and over RUB180m to design, build and purchase equipment for the first phase of a ro-ro terminal for the First Stevedoring Company. Read More »

Prince Rupert welcomes its 100th container vessel

The Fairview Container Terminal at the Port of Prince Rupert welcomed its 100th container vessel in mid-February, with the arrival at the 16-month-old facility of the 5,446 teu Cosco Hong Kong. According to Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) president and CEO Don Krusel, it was fitting that the 100th vessel from the CKYH Alliance was from Cosco, as the Chinese line was the first to call at Fairview and it has since been dominant in growing traffic. Read More »

Stow-away gangway launched

A new compact aluminium gangway that is integrated into a ship’s door, taking up virtually no space, has been launched by Norwegian-based Brude Safety AS. Read More »

Jawarharlal Nehru Port reports 2008 growth

The Jawarharlal Nehru Port, Mumbai, India has registered 13.79 % overall growth during the calendar year 2008 despite the global ‘melt-down’ in international trade. The growth in container handling stood at 7.41%, with the total of 4.1m teus handled during the year shared at 1.1m teus at JN Port Container Terminal, 1.4m teus at Nhava Sheva International container Terminal and 1.5 teus Gateway Terminals India Container Terminal. Total cargo handled was 59.7m tonnes. Read More »

Port of Algeciras freezes tariffs for 2009

The Port of Algeciras Bay has frozen its tariffs for 2009, meaning that 2008 pricing will remain in effect, as a response to the current world economic climate, affecting vessel, passenger and cargo tariffs. Read More »