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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Another step forward for PortMiami dredge project

Pending approval by the Board of County Commissioners, the PortMiami Deep Dredge project will move forward under an agreement reached between the County and three petitioners who raised concerns about the project: the Tropical Audubon Society, Biscayne Bay Waterkeepers, Inc. and a County resident, Dan Kipnis. Read More »

Anchorage dues dropped by 90%

The Cagliari Port Authority has approved a 90% decrease in anchorage dues for this year and 2013, even though the port has not yet received funding from the Italian government. Read More »

Balfour Beatty wins LG rail contract

Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering has been awarded a multi-million pound contract to build a new rail terminal capable of handling the longest trains in the UK for DP World’s London Gateway. Read More »

Mafi multi-trailer system for ICTSI

Terminal tractor manufacturer Mafi has successfully introduced a multi-trailer system (MTS) to ICTSI Manila, with the delivery of six tractors for use at its new container handling terminal. Each MTS consists of one tractor and three chassis led by a single axle semi-trailer and two drawbar chassis. Read More »

Barcelona to invest €193m this year

Closing its 2011 financial year with an operating profit of €60m (US$79m) and investments of €105.4m (US$140m), mainly in new infrastructure at Muelle Prat and the enlargement of the South Quay, the Port of Barcelona is set to invest a further €193m (US$255m) in the current year (2012) on different infrastructure and initiatives to boost its internal market. Read More »

Capacity expansion at Melbourne

The Victorian Government has announced a US$1.2bn re-development of the Port of Melbourne in Australia, the centrepiece of which will be the construction of a new container terminal at Webb Dock, while infrastructure upgrades at Swanson Dock will increase capacity at the port’s existing container terminals, urgently needed to meet the growing trade demands. Read More »

Cargotec lands 17-machine deal

Cargotec has received an order to deliver 13 Kalmar DRF 450-60S5 reachstackers and four DCF 100-45E7 and DCF90-45E6 empty container handlers to Europe Container Terminals (ECT), supported by a five-year maintenance agreement. With delivery scheduled for the end of this month (April), the equipment will be used at ECT’s inland terminals. Read More »

TCP chooses APS solutions

Brazil’s third-largest container port terminal, Terminal de Contêineres de Paranaguá (TCP), has chosen APS Technology optical character recognition (OCR) solutions to automate the container identification process at the gate and rail entry and exit points at its terminal to boost efficiency and eliminate congestion; it is the first on-dock rail OCR solution to be installed in South America. Read More »