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Monthly Archives: December 2010

igus expands its energy chain test laboratory

Energy Chain manufacturer igus GmbH has significantly expanded its Cologne testing laboratory to 1,030 sq m. New standard products, many of which have been designed and built on the premises, can now be tested at more than 70 different testing stations. Read More »

Brazilian volumes almost reach previous record levels

Some 202m tonnes of cargo moved through Brazil’s public private ports/terminals during Q3, 2010 according to the national water transportation agency, Agência Nacional de Transportes Aquaviários (ANTAQ). The volume was up 12.5% from the preceding quarter and 21.9% up on Q3 2009 and brought volume for the year to September, to 558.4m tonnes representing a year-on-year increase of 21.9%. Read More »

Oakland and China Merchants form a strategic partnership

The US Port of Oakland and China Merchants Holdings International Company Limited (CMHI) have agreed to strategically market and develop supply chain solutions for US exports, particularly agricultural commodities and perishable products. An Oakland port delegation recently participated in a signing ceremony at China Merchants' Hong Kong headquarters. Efforts will focus on enhancing warehousing and logistics facilities and creating seamless cold chain services for US companies exporting their perishable products to China. Read More »

India’s port plans

India’s major ports have formulated business plans that are intended to transform them into world class facilities in order to meet the nation’s future requirements of. The plans comprise port visions and the goals to be achieved with detailed strategies and action plans. For the major ports, the long-term plans are for 20 years while for the minor ports, the plans have a shorter perspective of seven years. Read More »

New service to Puerto-Limon and Nicaragua

Miami-based SeaFreight Line has introduced a weekly fixed day service linking Florida with Costa Rica and Nicaragua via Puerto Limón. The first sailing departed Jacksonville on December 6 and it will depart Port Everglades today (December 8) for the six day transit to Costa Rica. Nicaraguan cargo will be trucked overland to and from Puerto Limón. Read More »

The first Liebherr for Aruba

Located in the southern Caribbean Sea about 27 kms north of the northern coast of Venezuela, Aruba has two main seaports Oranjestad and Barcadera, which are owned and managed by the Aruba Ports Authority (APA). Read More »

Konecranes wins Abu Dhabi automation order

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) in the United Arab Emirates has awarded Konecranes a contract for an automated container yard system. The order includes 30 automated stacking cranes (ASC) and a container terminal operating system (TOS). The value of the order is over EUR 80mn. The cranes will be taken into operation in the new Khalifa Port in two phases: 14 cranes by the end of March 2012 and 16 by the end of June 2012. Read More »

SP-PSA raises Vietnamese port productivity record again

SP-PSA, the joint venture between Saigon Port, Vinalines and PSA Vietnam Pte Ltd (a wholly-owned subsidiary of PSA International) that operates Vietnam’s first deep sea container terminal located near the mouth of the Cai Mep-Thi Vai river, has set a new productivity record for Vietnamese container ports. Read More »