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Monthly Archives: September 2011

TSB port community system for BPA

With the expectation of a considerable increase in container volumes above the 14m teu currently handled as a major mega hub and transhipment port of Northeast Asia, Busan Port Authority (BPA) has contracted Total Soft Bank (TSB) to take a key role in establishing the BPA-NET port community system, one of the authority’s top priority projects. Read More »

Siecop locates in Duisburg

Siecop, a subsidiary of the global steel trading company Metal One, itself a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation and Sojitz Corporation, is taking over a 22,000 m² site at the foot of the Oberbürgermeister-Lehr bridge in Duisburg - Ruhrort. As well as an administrative building, there will also be a 5,500m² steel processing hall. Read More »

MSC Chicago charts new waters for Durban

On its maiden voyage between Europe and the Far East, the 9,178 teu containership ‘MSC Chicago’ has become the largest vessel to take advantage of the deeper and wider port entrance channel at the Port of Durban, having previously called at South Africa’s other ports of Cape Town and Ngqura. Read More »

Transnet upgrades Durban cranes

Transnet has signed an order with China-based Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC) for seven tandem lift ship-to-shore (STS) cranes for the Durban Container Terminal - Pier 2, as part of its policy to renew its aging port handling equipment fleet in an effort to boost efficiency and productivity. They will be the first tandem lift STS cranes to operate in Africa. Read More »

US port real estate continues to outperform industrial market

Jones Lang LaSalle’s recently published third annual Port, Airport and Global Infrastructure (PAGI) report reveals that even amid economic volatility, real estate in the markets surrounding US seaports is leading the country’s industrial real estate recovery. Overall vacancy rates for seaports have dropped 1.4% to 8.5% from last year, outperforming the 9.7% vacancy rates held by the general industrial real estate sector. Read More »

Two STS cranes for Damietta

Egypt’s state-owned Damietta Container & Cargo Handling Co. (DCHC) has acquired two new ZPMC Super post-Panamax STS cranes for its container terminal at Damietta port. Arriving on board mv Zhen Hua at the beginning of September 2011, the cranes bring the DCHC fleet to ten container gantries. Read More »

More controversy for Manaus

Brazilian container carrier Log-In Logistica SA has been given the green light by the environmental authorities to go ahead with the new Reais200m (US$125.79m) Terminal Portuario das Lajes (TPL) container terminal in Manaus, one of Brazil’s fastest growing cities, which is located in the middle of the Amazonas jungle region. Read More »

Concession awarded for Peru’s new Yurimaguas port

ProInversion - the Private Investment Promotion Agency of Peru - has granted a 30 year concession to Consorcio Portuario Yurimaguas (CPY) to design, construct, operate and maintain a new port at Yurimaguas on the left bank of Huallaga River. CPY has formed a subsidiary, Concesionaria Puerto Amazonas S.A (CPA) to run the Yurimaguas project with an estimated investment of around US$44m. Read More »