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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Suez turmoil overshadows terminal achievements

Egypt’s Port Said the port city of Suez, has gained attention in recent days with reports of clashes between police and protesters demanding the removal of President Hosni Mubarak, who has ruled Egypt for three decades. Read More »

Another Gottwald mobile harbour crane for Puerto Angamos, Chile

Demag subsidiary Gottwald Port Technology (Gottwald) has won a contract to supply a G HMK 8410 mobile harbour crane to Puerto Angamos, Mejillones, Chile. The Generation 5 (Model 8) crane will be the largest Gottwald mobile harbour crane for container handling in the Americas and it will allow Puerto Angamos to service super post-Panamax vessels from Q2, 2011 when the crane begins operating. Read More »

EU urged to lift all barriers to the inland waterways network

With the European Commission (EC) preparing a white paper on transport that will detail Europe’s transport policy for the next 10 years and beyond, Inland Navigation Europe (INE), the European Barge organisation (EBU) and the European Skippers Organisation (ESO) have urged the European Union (EU) to lift all barriers to make full use of the inland waterways which connect the core economic centres in Europe. Read More »

Vietnam receives its first Super post-Panamax quay cranes

The first two of an eventual total of six Super post- Panamax ship-to-shore (STS) cranes are being delivered this week to Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT) in the Cai Mep – Thi Vai port complex located approximately 80kms southeast of Ho Chi Minh City. Six rubber tyre gantries (RTGs) will complete this first shipment with a further two STS cranes and seven RTGs following in mid-February. Read More »

VPA expands its use of bio-diesel to include APM Terminals

The Virginia Port Authority (VPA) has expanded its voluntary programme of blending its ultra low-sulphur diesel fuel with 5% biodiesel for use in the diesel-powered machines owned by the VPA's operating company, Virginia International Terminals Inc. (VIT), and employed in cargo operations. Read More »