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Monthly Archives: January 2010

Antwerp handled 157m tonnes in 2009

The Port of Antwerp handled 157.8m tonnes of freight last year, a drop of 16.7% compared with 2008 (190m tonnes). Imports were down by 22.3% to 81.6m tonnes and exports down 9.7% to 76.2m tonnes. Read More »

Kiel almost matches 2008 figures

The start of regular container handling at the Ostuferhafen facility in the Port of Kiel contributed to the 4.86m tonnes of cargo handled by the port in 2009, just short of the 4.91m tonnes handled in 2008 although there were differences in the way individual business sectors performed. Read More »

Port of Le Havre declines 8.5% in 2009

The world economic crisis left its mark on the Port of Le Havre during 2009, where the provisional 74m tonnes traffic figures, including bunkering and ship stores, show a decrease of 8.5% against 2008. Read More »

Jebel Ali port opens new integrated gate

Container trucks and other commercial vehicles exiting from DP World’s Jebel Ali Port and Jebel Ali Free Zone will be able to use a new dedicated inspection facility at the Main Gate 3, following the official opening of an integrated clearing facility this week. Read More »

DCT Gdansk prepares for growth

Cargotec is to supply DCT Gdansk, Poland with two Kalmar E-One2 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, with delivery due during this first quarter of 2010. The new order will help the port satisfy demands to increase its handling capability. Read More »

Haifa replaces 20-year-old TOS

The Israeli Port of Haifa is to replace its 20-year-old container management system with a Navis SPARCS N4 Terminal Operating System (TOS) during the second half of this year. Read More »

Long Beach posts first increases since 2007

Reversing a precipitous, extended trade decline, the Port of Long Beach (POLB) has reported the first increases in monthly container volumes in two years. In an unexpected surge, import volumes increased by more than 13% in December 2009 from the same time period a year ago, and exports jumped by more than 30%. Read More »

Haiti’s port infrastructure still inoperable

With Haiti’s tiny airport now under the control of the US but still unable to cope with the sheer volume of flights and with supplies piling up in nearby Dominican Republic which occupies the other half of the island of Hispaniola, the country’s tragedy continues. Read More »