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International port cooperation

The ports of Bremerhaven and Rotterdam are cooperating in an agreement that will see dredged material (mainly silts) removed to improve water depths in key parts of Bremerhaven harbour deposited at an underwater disposal site near the Maasvlakte in the Port of Rotterdam. Read More »

14% new capacity for Top 20 carriers

Strong recovery in freight volumes led to the Top 20 container carriers taking on new tonnage, increasing their operated capacity by 14% during the last 12 months, according to Alphaliner. Their combined operated capacity has reached 12.3m teu compared to 10.8m teu at January 2010 and 10.6m teu in January 2009. Read More »

APS wins Colombia contract

APS Technology Group has been awarded a terminal-wide automation project for the new Terminal de Contenedores de Buenaventura (TCBuen) in Buenaventura, Colombia, set to open this month (January) with its first year capacity expected to reach 260,000 teu, increasing the port’s total capacity by 30%. Read More »

New World Alliance reduces capacity

The New World Alliance is to temporarily reduce capacity on selected Trans-Pacific Trade services to coincide with factory closures in the region, as a result of the Chinese Lunar New Year. Read More »

Cartagena buys Kalmar

Cargotec has received a significant order from long-time Colombian customer Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Cartagena (SPRC) for two Kalmar Super post-Panamax ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and 24 Kalmar rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes. The agreement - worth approximately €40m (US$53.7m) - was finalised in Q4-2010, with delivery of the equipment expected to conclude in Q2- 2012 Read More »

Arkas strengths Mediterranean position

Developments in the economies of Lebanon and Syria and the transportation sector generally has influenced Arkas to open new agencies in the two countries - “Arkas Levant- Lebanon” and “Arkas Levant – Syria”. Read More »

Charleston moves to common gate model

To meet the demands of its ocean carrier customers, South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) is streamlining its container operations by moving to a single-gate operating system, effective from today (January 18). The changes result in uniform processes and operations across all container terminals in the Port of Charleston. Read More »