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Monthly Archives: December 2009

UASC expands container services at Jurong Port

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has been progressively growing, expanding and upgrading its container services calling at Singapore’s Jurong Port (JP). The most recent new service which was recently introduced, is the Asia/Mediterranean Service (AMC1), a joint service with China Shipping Container Line (CSCL. Read More »

Forwarders ‘not surprised’ by US container scanning climbdown

According to John O’Connell, director – trade services at the British International Freight Association (BIFA) it was “hardly surprising” to hear the recent news that the US Department for Homeland Security (DHS) would effectively not be able to meet its 2012 deadline to implement its goal of 100% inbound container scanning. Read More »

New container terminal planned for Montevideo

The government of Uruguay is pressing forward with plans for development of a large new container terminal in the Port of Montevideo. The work is being carried out under a 30-year BOT (build-operate-transfer) concession through a "public limited company" to be established by the national port authority, Administratión National de Puertos (ANC). Read More »

Aqaba Container Terminal to expand

Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT), Jordan’s sole container facility, has announced a terminal expansion project, including a 460 m extension of the quay which will increase annual throughout capacity to 2m teu when fully completed and equipped. Read More »

Marseilles Fos acts on port reform transfers

An appeal is being prepared by the Port of Marseilles Fos for candidates to run the Graveleau container terminal at Fos under the 2008 French port reform law requiring, which requires the transfer of some cargo-handling operations to private stevedores. Read More »

DP World shares slide

Shares in port and terminal operator Dubai Ports World (DP World) fell by almost 5% this week despite assurances from its parent company, Dubai World, that its financial problems and proposed debt and asset restructuring would not affect the company. Read More »