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Monthly Archives: April 2009

APL – First shipping line to call at Bahrain Gateway

The ‘APL Dalian’, part of the shipping line’s SRX Indian Sub-continent, Lower Red Sea and Arabian Gulf liner service, has become the first container vessel to call at APM Terminals’ Bahrain Gateway in Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP), signalling the start of Bahrain’s vision to become a major shipping hub for the northern Arabian Gulf. Read More »

Durban Pier 1 receives two RMGs

Two pre-assembled rail mounted gantry (RMG) cranes arrived in the Port of Durban over the weekend (11 April) from Shanghai Zhenhua Port Machinery Company (ZPMC) in China on board the specialist ship ‘ZHEN HUA No.23’ . Read More »

Melbourne welcomes back the ‘Queen’

An improved trailing suction hopper dredger, ‘Queen of the Netherlands’, has returned to the Melbourne to resume the channel deepening project in Port Phillip Bay as the main vessel dredging clean sand in the South Channel. Read More »

CMA CGM to cut costs by US$600m

Cost cuts of US$600m are planned for 2009 by the French CMA CGM Group as a result of the sudden global economic slowdown during the second half of last year, shrinking its net income to US$124m from US$966m the previous year. Read More »

Rostima develops new workforce management approach

A new approach to workforce management, enabling organisations to match workload to staff resources, thereby increasing operational efficiency, reducing labour costs, improving staff retention and enhancing service levels, has been developed by software provider Rostima. Read More »

Gottwald gains first Latin American order

Gottwald Port Technology has broken into the Latin American market with its first order for a Generation 5 Harbour Crane Model 4, placed by Contêineres de Vila do Conde S.A. (Convicon), lessee of the container terminal in the Port of Vila do Conde, Brazil. Read More »