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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Port Everglades welcomes new service to Venezuela and Colombia

Naviera Master Line de Venezuela is to move heavy equipment and machinery/rolling stock from Port Everglades. The service will initially operate on a bi-weekly basis but the plan is to increase this to a weekly service as the business grows. The cargo will be handled by St. John’s Shipping Company, a stevedore at Port Everglades for more than two decades. Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd to launch Asia-WCSA direct service

Hapag-Lloyd is to launch a direct service connecting Asia to the West Coast of South America, branded ASW and superseding its current transhipment service. The ASW will be ensured through co-loading on the existing Asia Latin America Express service Loop 1, operated jointly by Japanese carriers NYK, MOL and K Line (ALEX-1/WL 1/ New Andes 1). Read More »

Libra loses TECONDI bid

The Barbeito Group, one of the partners owning TECONDI, the third-largest container terminal in Brazil’s Port of Santos, has sold its interest in the company to its partner Formitex which now owns 100% of the company as sole shareholder. Read More »

A record year for Brazil’s ports

A record 130.6m tonnes of general cargo moved through Brazilian ports in 2011, according to data by the national waterways transport agency, Agencia Nacional de Transportes Aquaviários (ANTAQ). Up 9.9% from the previous record year 2010, the volumes reflect year-on-year gains of 3.8% (45.8m tonnes) for breakbulk and 13.5% (84.7m tonnes) for containerised cargo shipped through the nation’s public and private marine terminals. Read More »

CETP to subsidise BCT’s terminal expansion

ICTSI’s Polish subsidiary Baltic Container Terminal (BCT) in the Port of Gdynia, has signed a PLN 53.8m (US$17.3m) agreement with the Centre of European Union Transport Projects (CETP) to subsidise a part of BCT’s US$49.2m expansion project which is scheduled for completion in 2015. Read More »

Port authority requests Bayonne Bridge Expedited Review

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has submitted a formal request to federal officials that the Bayonne Bridge "Raise the Roadway" project be considered for an ‘Expedited Review’ under President Obama’s Executive Order (EO) on Permitting and Federal Review issued Thursday March 29, 2012. Read More »