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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Tangier Med still open for business

Despite the on-going industrial action at Tanger Med in Morocco and the absence of Maersk Line and Safmarine liner services, the port remains “open for business”, according to Dennis Olesen, Chief Operating Officer of APM Terminals Europe Region. Read More »

Hamburg claims market recovery over rivals

The Port of Hamburg has posted above average throughput results for the first nine months of this year, recording an 11% increase to 99 million tonnes compared to the same period in 2010. According to Port of Hamburg Marketing, this has enabled the port to recover market share in competition with other major ports in Northern Europe. Read More »

Japanese carriers consider merger

The possibility of a merger between the three Japanese container shipping lines - MOL, NYK and ‘K’ Line - is being considered as an option in the face of consistently weak earnings in the sector. If the merger goes ahead it would create the world’s fourth-largest container carrier and give the combined Japanese mega-line a market share of 7.5%. Read More »

Zebra introduces 3rd Generation WhereLAN

Zebra Technologies has launched WhereLAN III, a third-generation real-time location system (RTLS) sensor, which, according to the company, will provide one-metre accuracy giving customers a greater level of real-time visibility to manage assets. Read More »

Six RAMs for the Americas

RAM Spreaders has received orders for six new mobile harbour crane telescopic spreaders for Brazil, including four units going to a terminal in the Port of Santos, Brazil. A further four units have been ordered for new cranes going to a terminal on the West Coast of the USA. Read More »

Halterm Container Terminal chooses Tideworks

Canada’s Halterm Container Terminal has selected Tideworks Technology’s suite of terminal operating system (TOS) solutions for implementation at its facility in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Tideworks’ TOS will replace Halterm’s current system and is scheduled to go live in 2012. Read More »

A step forward for Buenos Aires

Within Argentina’s Port of Buenos Aires, the operating concession of Hutchison’s Buenos Aires Container Terminal Services SA (BACTSSA) on Terminal 5 is due to expire in 2012, while those for DP World’s Terminals Rio de la Plata and APM Terminals’ T4 expire in 2019. Read More »