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Yearly Archives: 2011

HCT to invest in extra super post-Panamax cranes

Macquarie Infrastructure Partners, the owner of Halterm Container Terminal (HCT), is to invest in two additional super post-Panamax cranes at the Port of Halifax next year, bringing to seven the number of such cranes at its four container berths. Read More »

HHLA starts operating battery-driven AGVs

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) has taken the first step towards a zero-emission terminal with the start of regular operations of the first battery-powered automated guided vehicles (BAGVs) at Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA) in the Port of Hamburg. Read More »

Houston negotiates agreements with two Mexican ports

The Houston Port Commission has approved separate memoranda of friendship and trade cooperation between the Port of Houston Authority and two ports in Mexico - Progreso and Dos Bocas. In each case, the signatory ports agree to "conduct programs and activities to bring about understanding and a closer relationship with each other, as well as the promotion of increased trade between their two countries." No dates have been set for the signing ceremonies. Read More »

Los Angeles adopts a US$976.6m budget

The Los Angeles budget of approximately US$976.6 for 2011 equates to a 7.4% or $67m increase from the current budget and reflects a year of double-digit growth in container volumes. Read More »

Sanctions have had no impact on Iran’s ports

Despite the sanctions imposed by a number of western countries, Iranian ports handled 97m tons of non-oil cargo in 2010, an increase of 12% year-on-year. Container throughput increased by 11% to just over 3m teu. And the private sector invested around US$57m in the ports sector. Read More »

Sweden’s Gavle goes Hogia

Gävle Stevedoring Company (GSSC) in Sweden’s Port of Gävle expects to get more business and develop into an efficient logistics hub for the region by investing in an IT solution from Hogia Terminal Systems. Read More »