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Monthly Archives: April 2011

PSA voted best again

PSA International has won the Best Global Container Terminal Operating Company award for the sixth time, while PSA Singapore Terminals was voted Best Container Terminal – Asia (over 4mteu per year) for the 22nd time at the 25th Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA) ceremony in Singapore on April 27, 2011. Read More »

Liebherr for Yemen and Canada

Liebherr Container Cranes has secured an order for the supply of two STS container cranes to DP World Aden, Yemen. The cranes have a waterside outreach of 55m, a span of 30.48 m, a landside backreach of 15 m and a total lift height under spreader of 36m. Read More »

Konecranes receives its first RMG crane order from South Africa

South Africa’s Transnet Capital Projects has ordered three Konecranes RMG cranes for intermodal operation in the City Deep Container Terminal in Johannesburg. Scheduled for delivery in 2012, the cranes represent Konecranes first container handling equipment order for South Africa. Read More »

Le Havre implements checks on cargo from Japan

Following the recent nuclear incidents at Fukushima in March, France considers that the risk of radiation in cargo from Japan is limited for a number of reasons: most major Japanese ports are located in the South rather than in the contaminated zone; the half-life of most of the radioactive elements is relatively short whereas the sea crossing from Japan to Europe takes at least 35 to 40 days; and Japan has set up measures applying to products manufactured within its borders. Read More »

CMA CGM to dispose of its 49% share in Malta Freeport

CMA CGM has revealed that it will dispose of its 49% stake in Malta Freeport Terminal in order to strengthen its balance sheet. The company has not disclosed the identity of the buyer but the disposal must be completed by the end of June this year, failing which CMA CGM will be subject to margin increases on part of its debt. Read More »

Global shipping and port industry is meeting the challenges

The global shipping and port industry needs to pull together to meet ever-changing challenges even as it continues to recover from the effects of the financial crisis, said Mohammed Al Muallem, senior vp and managing director, DP World, UAE Region in his opening address this week to the Middle East Liner Shipping Conference 2011. “Today there is a continued need ... Read More »

Working hard to remain the first

At a presentation on board HMS Belfast on London’s River Thames, the bi-state Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) reported a better than expected 2010 with a 16% year-on-year increase in total container traffic with China, India, Italy, Germany and Brazil the Port Authority's largest trading partners. There was also an impressive 22.3% increase in freight forwarded by rail with 376,700 ExpressRail containers handled in the year. Read More »