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Monthly Archives: May 2010

New cranes for Jaya Container Terminal

The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) has signed a Rs.7200m (US$63.2m) agreement with crane manufacturer ZPMC of China to purchase essential new cranage for the Jaya Container Terminal (JCT). Read More »

PLA adopts 20% lower budget

A decreased budget of US$909.6m for the fiscal year 2010-2011 - almost 20% less than that for the current 2009-2010 year - has been adopted by the Los Angeles Harbour Commission. Read More »

Pactronic increases performance with 30% fuel reduction

Liebherr's Pactronic is a new hydraulic hybrid drive system that is characterised by an energy storage device. A hydraulic accumulator supplements the fluid pump in delivering power to the system that serves as a pressure storage reservoir incorporating a gas in conjunction with a hydraulic fluid. Energy is stored in this compressed gas to be released upon demand. Read More »

Mott MacDonald appointed by Sohar Freezone

Mott MacDonald has been appointed by the Sohar Industrial Port Company to provide detailed design services for roads and related infrastructure for Phase 1 of a multi million dollar development of the Freezone Sohar in Oman. Read More »

State wide benefits of port expansion

The construction of the Aus$1bn (US$822,709) Port Botany Expansion project in Australia is benefiting construction companies and workers across New South Wales, according to the State Government’s Ports and Waterways Minister, Paul McLeay. Read More »

Vietnam to keep pace with port infrastructure

A warning that Vietnam must not overlook landside infrastructure to meet the needs of expected container terminal volume growth has been given by Malcolm Gregory, Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT) commercial officer, speaking at the ASEAN Ports & Shipping Conference. Read More »

Hamburg sees improvement in Q1-2010

Hit hard by the global financial and economic crisis in 2009, the Port of Hamburg has reported total cargo-handling figures of 28.6m tonnes tones in Q1-2010, an increase of 4.6% over the same period in the previous year. Read More »