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Monthly Archives: August 2012

TCQ concession continues to be debated in Guatemala

Controversy continues in Guatemala over the awarding of a 30-year concession on July 11 to Terminal de Contenedores Quetzal (TCQ). The government was almost immediately put under pressure to defend its decision and decided to hold a seminar, "Myths and Realities of Quetzal Port" in which the president, Otto Pérez Molina, also appeared. Read More »

Cargotec delivers 12 terminal tractors to Gran Canaria

Cargotec has completed the delivery of 12 Kalmar TT616i terminal tractors to Operaciones Portuarias Canarias, S.A. (OPCSA), which operates the leading terminal in the Port of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. The machines will replace existing terminal tractor units. Read More »

Global ports see steady growth

Although growth in the global economy has been declining, the first half of 2012 has seen ports worldwide following slow but steady growth in volumes, according to ‘Global Port Development Report, Q2 2012’ issued by the Shanghai International Shipping Institute. Read More »

Tanzania Ports Authority DG suspended

The Tanzania Ports Authority director-general, Ephraim Mgawe, has been suspended by the Tanzania’s Ministry of Transport over allegations of cargo theft and embezzlement of funds. Read More »

Counter bids received by Virginia

Two counter bids have been received by the Virginia Port Authority in competition to the original APM Terminals’ (APMT) US$4bn unsolicited conceptual concession proposal to operate certain state-owned/leased terminals of the Port of Virginia. Read More »

Tratos reels in Dubai order

Tratos Cavi S.p.A has been awarded the contract to supply DP World with Tratosflex ESDB reeling cables for installation in the cranes at the Jebel Ali port in Dubai as part of the port’s programme to electrify its existing diesel-driven RTG cranes. The conversion will significantly reduce energy costs and CO² emissions. Read More »

New shipping lines boost Tacoma volumes

Container volumes through the Port of Tacoma jumped 20% in July compared to the same month last year, boosted by addition calls of the Grand Alliance at Tacoma's Washington United Terminals, as well as continued strong volumes from established customers. Read More »