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Monthly Archives: September 2009

Six more Kalmar RTGs for Saigon Newport Company

An additional six all-electric Kalmar E-One rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes have been ordered by Saigon Newport Company (SNP) in Vietnam, for the 1st phase of its Tan Cang-Cai Mep International Container deepwater port near Ho Chi Minh City. Read More »

Dongguan welcomes first direct liner service

The 1334 teu “Koja Wijaya” container ship operating on Pacific International Lines’ weekly PIL RS3 service, has become the first international liner service to call at the PSA Dongguan Container Terminal (PSA DGCT) on the Pearl River, South China. Read More »

Go ahead for Ngqura rail operation

Rail operations at the new Port of Ngqura have been given the ‘green light’ after Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) successfully ran a test train, declaring it safe for operations and marking a crucial step in preparations for the commercial launch of the port and its container terminal next month (October). Read More »

New harbour master at Sydney

Captain Steven Young, former harbour master and deputy to the port director at Associated British Ports (ABP), Port of Southampton, England, has taken over as harbour master for the Ports of Sydney and Botany, after a global search to recruit an internationally experienced Harbour Master. Read More »

Virginia in lease discussions with APM

The Virginia Port Authority [VPA] and its private operating company, Virginia International Terminals Inc. [VIT], are engaged in discussions with APM Terminals that could result in a number of operational arrangements including a lease agreement allowing VIT to manage and operate APM’s facility in Portsmouth, Virginia. Read More »

Konecranes environmentally-friendly reachstackers for India

Konecranes has received an order for two environmentally-friendly reachstackers from Maersk CFS, Chennai, India. The new CFS will be Maersk’s fourth India after Nhava Sheva and Dadri and delivery is scheduled for this autumn. The value of the order has not been disclosed. Read More »

Israel port privatisation given government go ahead

Israel’s ministerial committee on legislation headed by Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz has approved the staged privatisation of Israel’s Ports of Ashdod and Haifa. The process will begin on February 17, 2010 when 15% of the port companies’ shares will be sold through a public offering on the stock market. Employees will be given the right to purchase 10% of the issue, or 1.5% of port shares. Read More »