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Monthly Archives: September 2009

HNN-Antwerp negotiating a dismissal programme

With the port industry suffering intense competition and overcapacity, Hesse-Noord Natie (HNN) has seen container volumes at its Europa and Nordzee terminals in the Port of Antwerp fall by between 35% and 40% so far this year. As a result, HNN has been carrying out a series of measures to mitigate the effects of the downturn including postponing investments, reducing some variable costs (travel, telephone, entertainment and training etc) by 50% and reducing staff costs by freezing recruitment and reducing overtime. Read More »

Los Angeles and Long Beach plan to eliminate truck fees

In an effort to eliminate fees, the Port of Long Beach along with the Port of Los Angeles is working with terminal operators to implement a plan to eliminate a requirement that obligates most importers and exporters to claim and pre-pay a Clean Trucks Programme fee, making it easier for importers and exporters to move cargo through the Ports. Read More »

New intermodal terminal for Duisburg

Newly formed Duisburg Kombiterminal (DKT) – a subsidiary of the Bertschi Group - is constructing a combined transport terminal at logport. The facility will be equipped with a 65 m span gantry crane and will feature six 470 m railroad tracks, two truck lanes and eight container storage lanes. Barge service will be across the neighboring DIT site. Read More »

Evergreen’s rate restoration for Northern Europe to ECSA

Evergreen Line has announced that in order to continue to provide customers with the same comprehensive network and quality of liner services to the Northern Europe to East Coast of South America trades, freight rates have to return to sustainable and viable levels. Read More »

APM Terminals inaugurates Dubai office

APM Terminals CEO Kim Fejfer and company leaders visited Dubai to inaugurate the company’s new head office for its Africa, Middle East & Indian Subcontinent region and meet with business partners and customers. Read More »

Port of Melbourne remains resilient

Following the record highs in trade during the year 2007-2008, the Port of Melbourne Corporation has announced that trade “remained resilient” for its last financial year 2008-2009, although it was a year of “two halves”. Read More »

HPA to invest in long-term competitiveness

With the realisation of the western expansion, the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) also plans to expand the EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg site towards the north-west, creating a 38-hectare port area at Waltershof by infilling the petroleum port basin. Read More »