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Monthly Archives: August 2011

JNPT’s fourth terminal concession awarded

The Indian union ministry of shipping and the Jawaharlal port Trust (JNPT) have decided to award the fourth container terminal concession at JNPT to the highest bidding consortium comprising PSA international and ABG Ports in the next two weeks to avoid further delay of the project. Read More »

Australian sale boosts DP World’s profits

DP World increased profits by more than 36% for the first half of the year as trade volumes increased and it booked a large one - off gain from the sale of a 75% interest in its five container terminals in Australia to Citi Infrastructure Investors and one of CII’s major investors. Read More »

Brazilian ports on track for another record year

Around 412m tonnes of cargo were shipped through Brazil’s ports during first half 2011 according to the national waterways agency, Agência Nacional de Transportes Aquaviários (ANTAQ). This 7.1% increase in volumes compared to the same period last year, suggests that Brazil is headed for its second consecutive record cargo year. Read More »

Fiddling while Rome burns

As pirates raise the stakes on a number of key ocean trades, simple, cost-effective preventive measures can be put in place to protect ships and their crew in a matter of hours, according to Paul Friedberg, president of Goltens Worldwide Services Read More »

Cargotec increases its Chinese presence with an RTG order

Cargotec has won an order from Cosco Pacific subsidiary Jinjiang Pacific Ports Development (JPPDC) to supply two Kalmar E-One2 type RTGs which are scheduled for delivery in May 2012. The 41 ton capacity RTGs will be able to stack containers one-over-five high, span six container rows plus a roadway. Read More »

Barcelona’s H1 rail container traffic up 52%

Railfreight is gaining ground at the Port of Barcelona for cargo transported to and from the Port area. According to the latest statistics, 74,337 teu were transported by train to and from the Port between January and July this year, a 52% increase compared with 48,785 teu in the same period last year. Read More »

Growing markets boost Bromma’s sales

Bromma has won orders for 42 all-electric crane spreaders from Malaysia, Mexico, Argentina, UAE, Russia, Indonesia and Portugal in addition to a major order for 16 hydraulic spreaders to the Adani teminal in Hazira, India. Read More »

Algeciras is happy with H1

The Spanish Port of Algeciras Bay closed the first half of the year with 37m tonnes of traffic, representing a 9% increase in compared to the same period in 2010. A recovery in activity in Q2 in the APMT Algeciras and TTI Algeciras terminals was responsible for a 3.85% increase in container volumes to 1.543.181 teu compared to H1 2010. Read More »