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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Non-European growth for Gothenburg

Strong Swedish export volumes to markets outside Europe have helped the Port of Gothenburg during the first six months of this year, with the number of export containers rising by 3% to reach a new volume record. In compassion, trade flows within Europe continued to be weak. Read More »

Half year growth for Rotterdam

A total of 222 million tonnes of cargo was handled by the Port of Rotterdam in the first half of this year, representing a 3.2% increase on the same period last year (2011), according to figures released by the Port Authority. Read More »

Port Miami signs dredge agreement

PortMiami and the US Army Corps of Engineers have signed the construction agreement that will allow the port’s ‘Deep Dredge’ project to go out for tender. Read More »

Tide turned on Somali pirates

Praising the success of ‘Operation Atalanta’, the EU initiative to curb piracy off the Somali coast, the UK’s House of Lords EU Committee for External Affairs has stressed that if it is to make a lasting difference, it is important that it is extended beyond its current end date of December 2014. Read More »

Southampton proves two into one does go

The strategic role of the Port of Southampton as a regional gateway for the new generation of ultra-large container ships (ULCS) was reinforced this week with two of the largest and newest vessels in the world berthing in tandem at the DP World Southampton container terminal. Read More »

Manta improvements pass half-way stage

A new look in both its outer perimeter and internal areas is emerging at the Port of Manta, with the completion of five out of nine works in which the State has been developing since October of 2011, representing an investment of approximately US$5.5m. Read More »

Logistics companies could fall foul of bribery law

Some of the world’s largest logistics companies are at risk of prosecution under the UK's bribery laws by failing to provide details of how they intend to tackle bribery and the practice of illegal 'facilitation payments'. The warning comes from Good Corporation, which provides external reputation accreditation to businesses. Read More »

TCDD re-instates refurbished STS crane

The first of five refurbished ship-to-shore (STS) quay cranes, dating from the late 1980s, has been put back into service by TCDD (the General Directorate of Turkish State Railways) at its container terminal in the Port of Izmir, Turkey. Read More »