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Monthly Archives: February 2010

A bigger berth for Hakata

Japan’s Port of Hakata has upgraded the second (C2) berth on its Island City Container Terminal (ICCT) and it now offers an expanded container yard with increased container-handling capacity. Read More »

Port sulphur limit requirements clarified

The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) has moved quickly to dispel the apparent confusion currently surrounding implementation of the EU directive requiring all ships to use low-sulphur fuel while at berth in EU ports. Read More »

First Gottwald Generation 5 mobile harbour crane for Belfast

Gottwald Port Technology GmbH (Gottwald) has recently received an order for a new mobile harbour crane from the Irish Continental Group (ICG) for operations at the Port of Belfast, Northern Ireland. The G HMK 6407, a variant of Model 6, with spreader, will be delivered to Belfast “in the next few weeks.” Read More »

Another terminal for Argentina’s Port of La Plata

Construction of the new US$153m Tecplata S.A. container terminal at the Port of La Plata is progressing, with the 450,000 teu capacity facility scheduled for completion in 2011. Tecplata is being constructed and will be operated by the Tecplata consortium comprising Philippines-based ICTSI and local company Loginter S.A., under a 30-year BOT concession. Read More »

Transhipments drive Ngqura volumes in fourth month of operation

South Africa’s new Ngqura container terminal is enjoying a busy start to 2010 as transhipment volumes from the Far East, South America and the rest of Africa began arriving at the facility for the first time in January, bumping total vessel calls up to 43 and total cargo volumes up to 35,403 teu since the terminal’s operational launch in October 2009. Read More »

AAPA’s concerns over US fiscal 2009 budget

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has expressed concern over the Obama Administration's proposed fiscal 2011 federal budget, particularly for funding key programmes that help make the nation's seaports more navigable, efficient and secure. Read More »

Vancouver looks forward to a better 2010

Canada’s Port Metro Vancouver reports that year 2009’s year-end statistics show a report reveals significant growth in grain, specialty crops and petroleum products; a modest crease in export laden container volumes but a decline in total container count. Read More »