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Monthly Archives: August 2010

ICTSI buys more TecPlata shares

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has acquired a further 10% share capital of TecPlata SA in the Port of La Plata, Argentina. The shares were purchased by the ICTSI’s Uruguayan subsidiary, International Ports of South America and Logistics, SA (IPSAL). Read More »

TransAtlantic expands into Gothenburg

TransAtlantic has incorporated the Port of Gothenburg into its expanded container feeder service between Finland and Germany this week. The line already calls at the port with its Ro-ro service and has added the new service in response to market needs. Read More »

DP World reports improved half-year figures

DP World (DPW) has announced ‘encouraging’ financial results from its global portfolio of marine terminals for the first six months to 30 June 2010, which, according to the company, reflects the return to container volume growth combined with continuous cost management. Read More »

Charleston box volume up 26% in July

The Port of Charleston has reported a 26% increase in container volume last month (July), the port’s strongest month since October 2008, with container volumes totalling 73,818 teu compared to 58,603 teu for the same month last year. Read More »

APMT acquires 50% of BTP in Santos

APM Terminals (APMT) and Terminal Investment Limited (TIL) have reached agreement to jointly manage the Brasil Terminal Portuario (BTP), a new container terminal being built in Santos, Brazil. Read More »

Maritime to operate ‘Tilbury Railport’

Maritime Transport (Maritime) has become the new operator of ‘Tilbury Railport’, the riverside rail terminal at the Port of Tilbury, including taking over the existing rail contracts with the aim of increasing train throughput by bringing new services to the terminal. Read More »

Dragados and Logistics Port Services sold

The Spanish ACS Group (ASC) has signed an agreement with a consortium led by investors in JP Morgan Institutional Asset Management, for the sale of the Spanish assets of its Dragados ports unit, Dragados and Logistics Port Services, for a total value of €720m (US$950m), excluding assets. Read More »

Montecon maintains its investments

Montecon , the main container operator on the public berths in Uruguay’s Port of Montevideo, is forging ahead with its investment programme. In recent weeks it has purchased 33 cornerless chassis from Chassis King in the US, two full container handling Terex TFC45 reachstackers and one Kalmar DRF 100-54S6 empty handler. Read More »

A stronger Transnet

Despite a year of many challenges South Africa’s Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has emerged stronger and managed to meet most of the targets agreed with the government. Read More »