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Monthly Archives: March 2011

DP World’s positive and encouraging financial performance

DP World has delivered a positive and encouraging 2010 financial performance from its global terminals portfolio due mainly to stronger growth in the second half of the year. This, coupled with continuing cost management and improved terminal efficiencies, resulted in a return to EBITDA margins above 40% and profit before tax in excess of US$500m. Read More »

An assessment of the Japan crisis

According to an Alphaliner report, the direct impact of the Japanese crisis from the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011 and the subsequent damage of the nuclear plants at Fukushima will reverberate on the container shipping sector in the coming months. Read More »

Container surge and record tonnages for Brazil’s ports in 2010

A record 833.9m tonnes of cargo moved through the Brazilian port system in 2010, according to data reported by the national waterways agency, Agência Nacional de Transportes Aquaviários (ANTAQ). The volumes were up 13.8% from 2009 and beat the previous record of 768m tonnes set in 2008 by 8.5%. Read More »

Liebherr develops a new STS crane driver’s control concept

Liebherr container cranes Ltd, has successfully completed the testing of a Playstation Dual Shock 3 (PS3) Controller on an operating Liebherr ship-to-shore crane following simulation and testing of the controller and associated interface software at Liebherr’s factory in Killarney, Eire. Read More »

DPW completes Caucedo 2nd stage

The second stage of DP World’s (DPW) Caucedo multimodal port in the Dominican Republic has been officially inaugurated, increasing the terminal’s overall annual handling capacity by 25% to 1.25m teu. Read More »