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Monthly Archives: May 2010

First US Venture for ICTSI

Managers at the US Port of Portland want to lease Terminal 6 (T6), Oregon’s only container facility, to Manila-based International Container Terminal Services Inc., (ICTSI). According to The Oregonian, port officials have confirmed the lease proposal but said they would not make the terms public until later. Read More »

STI sets a nine minute truck handling record

Six months ago, Chile’s San Antonio Terminal Internacional (STI) began a “Maximum 60 minutes” campaign and since that time a total of 72.234 trucks have achieved a nine minute handling time record, measured from the time the trucks enter, to the time they depart the terminal. Read More »

North America’s dismal 2009 container volumes

Volumes fell for the second year in a row, plunging 13% from 2008 to 44.3m teu, the lowest level since 2001. Losses of roughly equal magnitude afflicted the ports of all three countries - Canada (-11.6%), Mexico (-13.0%) and the US (-13.1%). Read More »

New dredger welcomed to the Mersey

The UK Port of Liverpool welcomed a new dredger to the River Mersey: the Dutch-built 5500 tonne, 90 m long Shoalway is a new trailing suction hopper dredger capable of operating to a depth of 30 m. Read More »

South African ports and railways strike ultimatum

Up to 50,000 port and railway members of the South African Transport & Allied Workers' Union (SATAWU) will begin a nationwide strike on Monday May 10th, after negotiations with the state-owned transport operator Transnet collapsed. Read More »

Konecranes to supply its first RTGs to Turkey

Konecranes has received an order for six RTGs from Turkish terminal operator TCE EGE Konteyner Terminal Isletmeleri based in Aliaga, Izmir with the first units being delivered in January 2011. Both parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the order. Read More »

EUROGATE’s crisis targets achieved

Despite difficult market conditions, the EUROGATE Group achieved its targets for 2009. Although recording a decline in revenue of17.3% to €591.4m, net profit for the year amounted to €47.8m, 59% lower than in the previous year. Read More »