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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Seattle welcomes 800th vessel in ABC Fuels Programme

The US Port of Seattle has welcomed the APL Spain, the 800th vessel to use low-sulfur fuel while in port. Through its ‘At-Berth Clean (ABC) Fuels programme’, shipping and cruise lines are encouraged to use the cleaner fuel while at berth. Since the program began in 2009, nearly 500 tonnes of sulfur dioxide has been removed from the local environment. Read More »

Service disruption in ports tomorrow

Pre-advice has been received from the UK Border Agency (UKBA) that there is a likelihood of reduced or no service in ports and airports tomorrow Thursday June 30th due to industrial action by public sector employees. Read More »

MOL orders two container ships

MOL President: Koichi Muto announced yesterday (June 27) that a decision had been made to order two container ships (8,600 teu ) from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., with delivery slated for 2013. Along with eight 8,100 teu ships already in operation, the new vessels will be deployed to Asia-Europe routes. Read More »

Jumbo Shipping delivers its largest ever container crane

Jumbo Shipping has delivered a 71m tall and 29 m wide container crane to the Port of Sète in southern France for its client Eurocrane. Weighing close to 1,200 tonnes and equipped with a transport boom of 104 m, it was the largest container crane ever transported by Jumbo. With this new crane the Port of Sète significantly increases its container handling capacity. Read More »

Tacoma and NYK agree a settlement

The Port of Tacoma commissioners have agreed a US$5.75m settlement for the design and development costs the port incurred on a 168-acre terminal for NYK Lines. The proposed terminal was cancelled in 2009 after the recession cut shipping volumes and port profits. Read More »

APMT pulls out of JNPT bidding

APM Terminals has pulled out of the bidding to construct a container terminal in India’s largest port. APMT already operates one of three terminals in Jawaharlal Nehru port and has been in the running, along with DP World and PSA International and domestic companies, to operate the fourth terminal, which would roughly double capacity at the port. Read More »


Yesterday (Thursday) my computer security was breached resulting in all information held on my Container Management email account [] being removed and all those listed as contacts receiving a spurious email, claiming to have been sent by me saying that I had been robbed at gunpoint in Spain and required money to be sent to enable me to return home. This was a scam designed to defraud the recipients of these emails; the computer concerned has since been removed from use. Read More »