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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Cargotec and ST Kinetics expand cooperation agreement

Following the successful partnership in the developing the new hybrid hydraulic drive Kalmar terminal tractor in 2010, an on-going cooperation agreement has been signed between Cargotec and Singapore Technologies Kinetics (ST Kinetics), this time to develop automated port equipment. Read More »

GPA Board approves rail extension

Approval for a US$6.5m, 1800 metre (6000 feet) extension of the Mason Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) has been given approval by the Georgia Ports Authority Board (GPA). The initiative is designed to expand capacity, improve efficiencies and reduce costs for customers. Read More »

Oakland applies for redevelopment grant

The Port and City of Oakland have jointly applied for a US$40m Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant through the US Department of Transportation to help fund the first phase of the redevelopment of the former Oakland Army Base (OAB) into a world class trade and logistics centre. Read More »

APMT denies delay at Moin and posts strong Q3 results

Coinciding with announcing increased group throughput and profit for Q3-2011, APM Terminals (APMT), has rejected industry rumours that its Costa Rican concession at the new Moin Container Terminal (TCM) has run into difficulties and is unlikely to go ahead. Read More »

Ports of Auckland issues lockout notice

Having received a strike notice from the Maritime Union of New Zealand – Local 13 (MUNZ), with which it is currently bargaining over a collective agreement, Ports of Auckland has issued a lockout notice. Read More »

Construction of Colombo South Terminal to start in December

The final lease, shareholders, direct lenders and facility agreements have been signed between the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA), China Merchants Holding (International) Company (CMHI), Aitken Spence and Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT), the joint-venture operating company, clearing the way for construction to start on the South Container Terminal next month (December). Read More »

Liebherr doubles up in Turkey

Liebherr Container Cranes has secured an order for the supply of two special double-boom ship-to-shore super post-Panamax container cranes to TCEEGE Container Terminal in Aliaga, Turkey. They will be the first double-boom Liebherr cranes in operation at the port. Read More »