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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Virginia to operate the Port of Richmond

The city-owned Port of Richmond on Virginia’s James River will come under the control of the state on July 1, 2011 following the approval of the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) Board of Commissioners of a five-year lease agreement to run the facility, thus unifying all container terminals in the state under a single umbrella. Read More »

Port Metro container capacity plan

A multi-round consultation programme with communities, stakeholders and the public on container capacity improvement plans for the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project in Port Metro, Vancouver, is to be put in place between 6 and 24 June. Read More »

DPW publishes Listings prospectus

DP World Limited (DPW) has published its Prospectus containing details of the admission of Ordinary Shares to listing on the Official List and to trading on the main market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE). Read More »

Textainer management changes

Following the decision by John Maccarone to retire from container leasing company Textainer later this year after 24 years with the company, its Board has announced that as part of the succession planning process Philip Brewer will take his place as President and CEO of Textainer Group Holdings (TGH). Read More »

HTS releases 3G OCR technology

Hi Tech Solutions (HTS) has released a third generation (3G) optical character recognition (OCR) technology across its port automation and security systems product lines, including systems for automating container and vehicle data capture at terminal gates, on cranes and at rail facilities, enabling increased operational efficiency and accuracy of results. Read More »

MOL adds ship-handling simulator

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has installed a new high-performance TRANSAS full-mission ship-handling simulator at its Seafarer Training Centre in the Philippines. Read More »

Full-scale production of Valspar water-based container coatings

China International Marine Containers (CIMC), the world’s largest container manufacturing company, has launched full-scale production of shipping containers coated with Valspar ‘Aquaguard’, a water-based and zinc-free container coating technology, at its Dalian, China factory. Read More »

New feeder to North West England

Importers looking for a greener alternative to road and rail to the North West of England can now have their goods shipped all the way from the Far East following X-Press Container Line adding a new connection to its dedicated container feeder services from Southampton. Read More »