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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Med-Caribbean box service returns to Fos

The CMA CGM and Marfret Med-Caribbean container service is returning to Fos with bigger ships from March, having switched ports to Sete in October 2010, due to strikes over French port reform. Read More »

APMT Callao doubles productivity

In the seven months since assuming control of the North Terminal on a 30-year concession joint venture between APM Terminals (APMT) and Peru’s Central Portuária, the facility, now operating as ‘APM Terminals Callao’, has seen productivity more than doubled to 26.57 moves per hour per crane, while gate turnaround time has decreased by 49% to 28 minutes. Read More »

BCT installs container scanner

A state-of-the-art scanner for container screening has been installed at the ICTSI Baltic Container Terminal (BCT) in Poland, through the efforts of the Pomeranian Customs Office. The US$2.5m investment is expected to increase security and safety of the port, reduce service time and advance the terminal’s overall performance. Read More »

Rotterdam more accessible

The six mile (9.65 km) long Maasgeul navigation channel to the North Sea is to be widened to prevent waiting times for ships with more than 14.3 metres draught entering the Port of Rotterdam. Read More »

Bremerhaven and Bremen on top form

Last year was the most successful year to date for ocean freight throughput in Bremerhaven and Bremen ports, with total throughput rising to 80.6m (2010: 68.7m tonnes) an above-average increase of 17.3%. Read More »

Bayswater opts for Liebherr again

Bayswater Shipping & Forwarding, which transports cargoes between Singapore, Batam Island and other Asian ports, has taken delivery of its second Liebherr crane, this time an LHM 180 model, having operated an LHM100 model since 2007. Read More »

Chairman inspects Embraport progress

DP World chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, together with a high-level delegation, has inspected progress on the first phase of its Embraport project, the largest Brazilian private multi-modal port terminal in Santos. Read More »

Fastest train scanner opened

The world’s fastest train scanner has now been officially opened in the port of Rotterdam. The Rapiscan Eagle® R60 high speed rail scanner will efficiently scan around two hundred thousand cargo containers per annum as they travel at speeds of up to 60 kms per hour through the Eagle R60 into the Port of Rotterdam. Read More »

Ron Widdows to take over as Rickmers’ CEO

Ron Widdows, former CEO of NOL/APL, is to become the new CEO of Rickmers Holding and Rickmers-Linie replacing Jan Steffens who is stepping down on March 31, 2012 after ten years in the role. Steffens will continue to serve Rickmers on the advisory board as well as taking care of Group special projects. Read More »