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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Another attempt to resurrect Nicaragua’s Monkey Point project

Proposals to develop a new deep water port at Monkey Point in Nicaragua have been firmed up. A Brazilian consortium headed by the Andrade Gutierrez construction company has been awarded a letter of intent to undertake a pre-feasibility study which will last six months. This will be followed by an 18-month main feasibility study. The combined studies will cost US$5m Read More »

Brazilian ministerial misconduct will not be tolerated

Brazil's Minister of Communications, Paulo Bernardo, said in a recent interview that Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff is looking into charges of the misuse of public funds at the Ministry of Transportation and is determined to resolve the crisis. Read More »

Gottwald expands training courses for crane operators

Gottwald Port Technology (Gottwald) is expanding the range of training courses it offers for crane operators. Together with Antwerp-based OCHA port training centre, a concept has been developed to provide customers with three stages of in-depth training. The courses aim to ensure that cranes are operated as safely and efficiently as possible. Read More »

Tecplata on course for 2012 opening

Implementation of phase one of ICTI’s 40 ha Tecplata project at the Argentinean port of La Plata 60 kms south of Buenos Aires is reported to be well under way. The 450,000 teu capacity terminal, which is on the Berisso side of the port, will have two to three berths on 600 m of quay initially which will be extended by 220 m to 820 m in the second phase. The terminal should be operational by August 2012, according to ICTSI. Read More »

Montreal buys two more green locomotives

The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) has signed an agreement with R.J. Corman Railpower to purchase two more multiple generator (GenSet) locomotives, which are more respectful of the environment. The initial locomotive was delivered to the MPA in October 2010. Each locomotive has a total capacity of 2,000 horsepower. The technology used was developed in Canada by Railpower. Read More »

Robust results for APM Terminals

APM Terminals earned US$2.212bn during the first six months of 2011, representing a 6% increase over the same period in 2010 and generating US$304m in profits. Read More »

Maestra receives its third vessel

Maestra Navegação e Logistica SA, a new Brazilian operator established to operate Brazilian domestic services, has purchased its third ship, the 1,572 teu Maestra Pacifico (ex Westerdeich) from German owner Reederei Hans Peterson und Soehne. Read More »