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Yearly Archives: 2010

First on-dock rail opens at Pusan Newport

DP World has opened the first on-dock rail facility at its Pusan Newport Company (PNC) in Korea which will service all existing terminals at Newport and the nearby freight stations and free zone. The facility occupies more than 60,000 sq m and comprises two operational units each with four 600 m sidings and adjacent stacking areas, and equipped with two RMGs. Read More »

New PBLIS regulations for Port Botany

New regulations to reduce congestion and improve efficiency at Port Botany have been approved and will come into effect over the coming weeks. The Port Botany Landside Improvement Strategy (PBLIS) will reduce port congestion, and improve efficiency at the port, said New South Wales (NSW) Treasurer and Ports Minister Eric Roozendaal. Read More »

Advanced system at Jebel Ali Port reduces transaction time

DP World has announced the addition of new e-Services to the advanced automation system at its flagship Jebel Ali Port. The new services – e-Oil Billing, e-Certificate and e-Gate Pass systems – are designed to introduce better economies for the supply chain and improve traffic flow. Together they can save customers hours of time. Read More »

Norbert Dentressangle to acquire TDG

French transport company Norbert Dentressangle has announced it is acquiring all the shares of Laxey Logistics Ltd, a holding company which owns the UK transport and logistics company Transport and Development Group (TDG) for £196m (€235m). Read More »

New port opening promises boost for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s GBP226m (US$353m) deep sea port at Magampura harbour, Hambantota, on the south coast of the island has been officially opened with the ceremonial docking of the first vessel to use the port facilities. Phase one of the port, operated by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority and completed in August this year ahead of the scheduled completion in April ... Read More »

Another record for Santos Brasil

The continuing recovery of international trade and strong domestic demand for foreign goods this year has pushed up cargo flows through Santos, Brazil’s largest port. Within the port, Tecon Santos – Santos Brasil S.A (SBTP) located on the left bank, is the biggest container terminal in Brazil, handling approximately 18% of the country’s total throughput. Read More »