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Liverpool targets Indian routes

The Port of Liverpool is in discussion with a number of shipping lines to create a direct service to the west coast of India opening up a new potentially lucrative UK trade route to South Asia. Read More »

ICTSI wins tender for new Manzanillo terminal

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), headquartered in the Philippines, has won the bidding contest for the construction, equipping and operation of the new specialised Container Terminal II in Manzanillo, Colima, issued by the Manzanillo Port Authority (API). Read More »

New World Alliance makes Transpacific service changes

The New World Alliance (TNWA) carriers – APL, Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) and Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) – have announced service and capacity changes that will include the Grand Alliance (GA) lines – Hapag-Lloyd, Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL). Read More »

Cargotec launches mobile SafePort security solutions

Cargotec Port Security has expanded its container radiation scanning product portfolio with the addition of new mobile product solutions. SafePort technology is now available for mounting on vessels patrolling waters at or around ports, and on trucks monitoring sensitive areas around the port and in surrounding cities. Read More »

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 »