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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Former Paranagua port authority president arrested

Following accusations of fraud, bribery and “secret passageways” into buildings, Daniel Lucio Oliveiro de Souza the former president of Brazil’s port authority for Paranagua and Antonina (APPA) has been arrested following a two year federal police investigation. Read More »

Northwest Ohio Terminal starts operations

Operations have started at the new Northwest Ohio Terminal, the cornerstone of the National Gateway’s new double-stack freight rail corridor between East Coast sea ports such as the Port of Baltimore and the US Midwest. Read More »

ABP to proceed with £80m Southampton container development

Just over two years after submitting its detailed application in December 2008, Associated British Ports (ABP) has received consent from the Marine Management Organisation (established under the UK’s Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009) for the £80m (US$129m) construction of a new quay wall at Berths 201 and 202 in the Port of Southampton. Read More »

BLT Logistics invests in MecLift reach truck

BLT Logistics has taken delivery of a MecLift ML1612R variable reach truck, designed for rapid and efficient loading and unloading of import and export containerised cargo at its warehousing facility in Jacksonville in Florida, USA. Read More »

Tempting fate!

South African port operator, Transnet Port Terminals (TPT), has taken the unusual step of issuing a statement warning customers of possible problems as it gears up for the biggest test in its nationwide roll-out of the Navis SPARCS N4 terminal operating system (TOS) to be introduced at the Durban Container Terminal (DCT): Pier 2 next month (March). Read More »

Esoware and partnership

Hong Kong based and Netherlands-based Esoware BV are to team up to provide customers with more comprehensive container terminal solutions, including both standard systems deployment and custom systems design and development. Read More »

Lyttelton port remains closed

Engineers and civil maintenance staff have carried out extensive structural checks at Lyttelton Port of Christchurch, following the port sustaining further damage as a result of the 6.3-magnitude earthquake that hit the South Island of New Zealand yesterday. Read More »

New Zealand earthquake – Latest

According to reports in the New Zealand Herald, cranes and machinery at Lyttelton Port of Christchurch seemingly were undamaged in today’s 6.3-magnitude earthquake to hit the South Island of New Zealand. The port is likely to remain closed for at least 24-hours. Read More »

LASSTEC 1st year success

It is one year since CM was the first to publish details about France-based LASSTEC releasing its patented load sensing and accident prevention system, using spreader twistlocks to measure the load or eccentricity of a container. Read More »