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APM to invest in Chongqing

APM Terminals is aiming to invest in new port facilities in China's provincial capital of Chongqing to develop a key inland harbour on the Yangtze Rive. Peder Sondergaard, APM’s Senior VP and Head of New Terminals will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the state-owned Chongqing Port & Logistics Group (CPLG) during a promotional visit to Chongqing in May 2010. Read More »

First Asian deployment of Tideworks’ TOS

SP-SSA International Terminal (SSIT) is to implement the Tideworks Technology® container terminal operating system (TOS) at its greenfield terminal being built outside Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The SSIT project represents Tideworks’ first deployment of its container terminal solutions in Asia. Read More »

The challenges for transport infrastructure

Rising demand, constrained financial resources and existing bottlenecks in supply as well as the need for efficient demand management, are challenges that transport infrastructure operators will be facing in the next 20 years, according to a second report in PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) "Transportation & Logistics 2030" series, carried out in cooperation with the Supply Chain Management Institute (SMI) of the European Business School (EBS). Read More »

Manchester Ship Canal single journey capacity doubles to 320 teu

Peel Ports has commissioned a double barge service on the Manchester Ship Canal to handle growing container volumes arriving at the Port of Liverpool. The capacity of Peel Ports’ existing barge service has now doubled from 160 to 320 teu per journey, achieved by tying two barges alongside each other with both then being pushed by a single tug. Read More »

DP World challenges Colombo

DP World Ltd. may invest up to US$1bn in the first Indian port able to handle the largest container ships as the company tries to challenge Colombo’s grip on India’s maritime trade with Europe and China according to a report in Turkish Maritime. “What we are trying to do is compete in the regional and international market,” said Anil Singh, DP World India’s CEO. “It will change the logistic pattern of the country.” Read More »

Yusen Terminals goes solar in Los Angeles

Yusen Terminals Inc (YTI), a wholly owned subsidiary of NYK Line has completed the first tenant installed solar project at the Port of Los Angeles. The pilot system will produce 11,806 kWh/year using only 96 modules which represents emission reductions equal to planting 5.7 acres (2.3 hectares) of trees each year. Read More »

Netherlands considers ports merger

A Dutch government think tank has suggested closer co-operation or a merger of Rotterdam and Amsterdam ports in order to co-ordinate investment decisions and to reduce costs. Read More »

Oakland honours APL

Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines subsidiary APL, has been honoured by the US Port of Oakland, California for being its top cargo generator. The liner shipping company received the port's first "Highest Volume Carrier" award for moving 244,249 teu in 2009 at a special event on May 12. Read More »