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Monthly Archives: November 2009

New specialist RTG tyre from Nokian

Nokian Heavy Tyres has launched a new tyre designed specifically to give eight-wheel rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes greater manoeuvrability. The new Nokian RTG 18.00-25 has a structure and tread pattern that are optimised for RTG harbour cranes. Read More »

Esmeraldas concession to be terminated

Ecuador’s Sub-Secretary of Ports, Jorge Vera, has announced the beginning of a procedure to terminate the concession contract for the Port of Esmeraldas, which is currently managed by the Puerto Nuevo Millennium consortium. The port handled 55,000 teu last year. Read More »

Saudi’s RSGT ready to go live with SPARCS N4

Red Sea Gateway Terminal (RSGT), the new container terminal at Jeddah Islamic Port (JIP), has confirmed deployment of its terminal operating system (TOS), indicating that all software has successfully passed operational testing, as it gets ready to receive its first commercial vessel in December 2009. Read More »

New cargo service for the Scottish market

Forth Ports has teamed up with Feederlink to provide a service from Grangemouth – the UK’s largest feeder port – to Southampton. The new route meets the demands of a range of industry sectors and port-centred logistics. Read More »

Crisis rebate on Rotterdam harbour dues for 2010

In 2010, the Port of Rotterdam Authority will give a once-only crisis rebate of 7% on tariffs for sea and inland harbour dues. These will rise by 2% in 2010 and quay dues will equal 2009 levels. In 2011, tariffs will rise by a further 1%. Read More »

PHA increases tariff rate to offset cost increases

In the face of operating cost increases expected to total more than 8% next year, the Port of Houston Authority (PHA) has announced that it will implement tariff rate increases of approximately 3% on container cargo and 2% on general cargo. Read More »