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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Los Angeles breaks export volume record

Year-on-year container traffic at the Port of Los Angeles surged 16% in 2010. Exports rose 10.3% to 1,841,274 teu to 1,668,911 in 2009 which surpassed the previous container export record of 1,782,502 teu in 2008. Meanwhile, imports increased 12.8% in 2010 to 3,973,933 teu compared to 3,524,386 teu in 2009. Read More »

Crowley opens Everglade refrigerated pest control facility

Perishable cargo coming into South Florida with highly mobile, non-indigenous pests can now be contained and prepared for fumigation while retaining refrigerated temperatures as Crowley Maritime Corporation has developed its first Highly Mobile Actionable Pest (HMAP) Refrigerated Chamber at Port Everglades. Read More »

Gulftainer records a 10% increase in 2010 volumes

Joining the ranks of global ports proudly proclaiming record performances in 2010 following the previous year’s economic downturn, Sharjah based terminal and logistics company Gulftainer’s UAE facilities Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT) and Sharjah Container Terminal (SCT) have increased throughput by 10% for the second year running to 3,022,524 teu. Read More »

DP World’s new Port Qasim terminal opens

DP World opened its new container terminal in Port Qasim near Karachi in Pakistan on Wednesday Jan 12, 2010 by celebrating the arrival of its first customer, the 276 m long and 40 m wide French container vessel CMA CGM Wagner. Read More »

Out with old and in with the new

Brazil’s new President Dilma Rousseff has appointed a new Special Ports Minister to replace the highly thought of impressive Pedro Brito who may, according to some Brazilian port insiders, return later this year as the head of a new Ministry of Logistics, which would take in airports, inland waterways and the railway network as well as ports. Read More »

Tideworks helps speed cargo through MIT in Panama

Container terminal success hinges on moving cargo quickly, safely and cost effectively. Unfortunately in most cases, container handling equipment allocation depends on yard clerks who dispatch work assignments to equipment operators on a first come, first serve basis. Read More »

Crowley Acquires Jarvis International Freight

Jacksonville-based Crowley Maritime Corporation has acquired Jarvis International Freight Inc., a Houston-based freight forwarding, export packing and logistics company. Founded in 1984, Jarvis will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Crowley and will continue to operate from its existing headquarters. Read More »