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Yearly Archives: 2011

EPCSA launches a new Port Community System guide

As the European and global ports industry adopts increasingly sophisticated electronic processing solutions and moves towards the concept of a Single Window, the European Port Community Systems Association (EPCSA) has launched a ‘How to Develop a Port Community System’ guide. Read More »

Another delay for Charleston’s harbour deepening

Despite increasing support for channel deepening to transform the Port of Charleston into a true post-Panamax harbour in the US Southeast, the US Army Corps of Engineers said it is unlikely to happen until 2024. The project must have federal approval before proceeding, which first requires the completion of a feasibility study that could take up to eight years to achieve and it is only now just beginning. Read More »

duisport to provide know how to Abu Dhabi Ports Company

During a recent high ranking trade mission, German President Christian Wulff, Erich Staake, CEO of Duisburger Hafen AG, and Capt. Mohamed Juma Al-Shamisi, vice president Ports Unit of the Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the key points of which had been set during a visit Staake to Abu Dhabi in October this year. Read More »

APM Terminals’ Skandia Container Terminal deal approved

Sweden’s Competition Authority has approved APM Terminals’ 25 year concession to manage Sweden’s largest container facility - the Skandia Container Terminal (SCT) in Gothenburg - paving the way for APM Terminals to invest more than US$115m in the first five years of operation to make the port more competitive as a North Europe freight hub for the Nordic and Baltic markets. Most of the investment will target infrastructure improvements. Read More »

Salvador doubles up while going greener

Wilson,Sons container terminal in the Port of Salvador in northeast Brazil Tecon Salvador (TS), is about to double its capacity to 500,000 teu/year following the arrival of three new ZPMC Super post-Panamax ship to shore gantry cranes and six RTGs which coast US$34.5m. Read More »

Anti-capitalists shut the Port of Oakland for a day

Despite growing opposition to the Occupy Wall Street plan to curb business at the Port of Oakland and other West Coast ports from San Diego to Anchorage Alaska, thousands of anti-capitalist protesters blocked trucks at the Ports of Oakland, Portland, Oregon and Longview, Washington forcing terminals to halt operations. Read More »

Ports of Auckland responds to MUNZ allegations

Allegations by the Maritime Union of New Zealand – Local 13 (MUNZ) over Ports of Auckland’s loss of the Southern Star service to Tauranga were a sad attempt to deflect blame for the situation from the union, said Ports of Auckland CEO Tony Gibson. Read More »

Back to the drawing board for Ukraine’s draft Sea Ports Law

On November 3, 2011, Ukraine’s parliament (Verkhovna Rada) adopted a draft Sea Ports of Ukraine Law which defines the legal, organisational, economic and social principles for the creation of new facilities and the development of existing sea ports, as well defining the responsibilities of port operations with the aim of to completely reforming the State’s port sector. Read More »

CMIT achieves new productivity milestone for Vietnam

During the same week that Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT) was officially inaugurated by HRH The Crown Prince of Denmark and the Vice Minister of Transportation of Vietnam, CMIT also achieved a new productivity milestone for handling a container vessel in Vietnam. Read More »