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Yearly Archives: 2010

New container terminal for Jakarta

Indonesia’s state-owned PT (Persero) Pelabuhan Indonesia II (Pelindo II) is to build a new US$2.45bn container terminal in the country’s leading port of Port of Tanjung Priok, Jakarta later this year. Read More »

Antwerp opens up to deeper ships

New regulations for sailing upstream and downstream to and from the Port of Antwerp have been introduced, enabling deeper draughted container vessels to set out from the port. Read More »

Liverpool rolls out in-house SMART VBS

A new vehicle booking system (VBS) developed in-house by the Port of Liverpool has reduced vehicle turnaround times, with 95% of hauliers serviced in under an hour and 65% in less than 30 minutes. Read More »

Collision between MSC Chitra and Khalijia-3

The captains of the ‘MSC Chitra’ and ‘Khalijia-3’, which collided in the approaches to Mumbai on Saturday (7th August) severely disrupting port operations, have appeared in court to face cases of negligence. Read More »

Damietta Container Terminal receives RTGs

Damietta Container & Cargo Handling Co. (DCHC) in Egypt has taken delivery of three rubber tyred gantry cranes (RTGs), the first shipment of an order for six RTGs placed with Konecranes by the Port last year. Read More »

South Carolina expansion settlement

The year-long battle between South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) and the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League (CCL) has come to an end, with both parties reaching a settlement to enable expansion of Charleston’s new container terminal and port access road to proceed “in the most environmentally responsible manner”. Read More »