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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Liebherr RTGs for St. Petersburg

An order for six rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from Liebherr Container Cranes has been placed by terminal operator Petrolesport in St. Petersburg, Russia. They will be delivered before the end of this year, joining the other four cranes from the manufacturer already in use at the facility. Read More »

Mexican ports set a container record in 2011

Mexico’s ports experienced yet another year of traffic growth in 2011 handling just over 283m tonnes of cargo, up 3.8% from 2010, reflecting growth both foreign (+4.8%) and domestic (+1.1%) trade. This resulted in Mexico achieving its best cargo year since 2006 according to preliminary data reported by the national port office, Coordinación General de Puertos y Marina Mercante. Read More »

APM Terminals adds to its portfolio of success

Turkey’s Petkim Petrokimya Holdings (Petkim), its wholly-owned subsidiary Petlim Limancılık A.Ş. (Petlim) and APM Terminals (APMT), have signed an Heads of Terms agreement which outlines the terms of a definitive agreement to be negotiated and signed between Petkim, Petlim and a yet to be incorporated Turkish affiliate of APM Terminals for the operation of Petkim Port, located in Aliağa, near Izmir on Turkey’s Aegean Coast.

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Two new services for Itapoá

February 14, 2012 will see the first call of the MSC, CMA-CGM, CSAV, ZIM, Hapag-Lloyd and Hamburg-Sud (W-MED) service to Brazil’s Port Itapoá that will provide “an important alternative for importers and exporters in the region,” according to a port spokesman. Read More »

New cooperation between Antwerp and Indian operators

The Port of Antwerp has intensified its cooperation with Indian multi-modal operators with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Mumbai this week with the Association of Multimodal Transport Operators of India (AMTOI). Read More »

Purfresh records 200% growth

Purfresh Inc. has recorded a 200% year-over-year increase in the demand from growers and shippers for its transport intelligent cargo protection solution for fresh produce, the fifth consecutive year of record growth. As a result, the company has increased production of the system to meet demand and has expanded its global network of partners, adding new staff in key regions. Read More »