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Monthly Archives: December 2009

Tenders invited for Port of Limon/Moin terminal

The government of Costa Rica has issued an invitation to international companies to participate in the tender for the financing, construction and equipping of the ‘New Container’ terminal at Port of Limon/Moin. Read More »

PD Ports handles 100,000th container

PD Ports reached a major new milestone last month (November) when Teesport, the North East England port, handled over 100,000 containers in a single year for the first time – the highest volume of containers ever recorded at Teesport in any calendar year. Read More »

MPA and Ports of America agree terms at Seagirt

The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) has come to terms on a 50-year agreement to lease its 200-acre Seagirt Marine Terminal to Ports America. The agreement is subject to approval by the Maryland Board of Public Works. Read More »

Helen Alexander appointed PLA Chairman

The UK Secretary of State for Transport, Lord Adonis, has appointed Helen Alexander, CBE, as Chairman of the Board of the Port of London Authority (PLA), with effect from 1 January 2010. She will succeed Simon Sherrard, who has been PLA Chairman since 2001. Read More »

What to do about 10+2

Consider it as cargo's first step in its voyage to the United States - even before a container has been moved to a ship. The new US federal requirement - known as "10+2" – necessitates that key cargo information be submitted in advance. Read More »

Maersk signs up for Callao

Maersk Line has signed a terminal services agreement with DP World Callao, the concessionaire for the new Muelle Sur container terminal in the Port of Callao. Read More »

PowerHaul runs first loaded trial

Following the arrival of the first two PowerHaul locomotives last month No. 70002 has started operational trials for the UK’s Freightliner Heavy Haul. Starting from Stoke Gifford, Bristol, the locomotive hauled approximately 1,330 tonnes of coal to Rugeley Power Station before discharging and running back the empty coal set of 19 hopper wagons. Read More »