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Monthly Archives: August 2012

PortMiami tunnel breakthrough

The tunnel-boring machine known as ‘Harriet’, has broken through at PortMiami, completing the first of two tunnels under Biscayne Bay linking the port with the mainland. Drilling of the US$1bn tunnel started in November last year, when the massive machine started drilling through a vertical concrete wall lining the construction pit in the centre of Watson Island. Read More »

South Africa and Swaziland sign rail MoU

The South African Minister of Public Enterprises, Malusi Gigaba, and Ntuthuko Dlamini, Swaziland’s Minister of Public Works and Transport, will today (2 August) sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide the framework for the two countries to cooperate on rail transportation. Read More »

APMT signs 32-year Lazaro Cardenas contract

After winning the tender in December 2011, APM Terminals (APMT) Lazaro Cardenas SA de CV has signed a 32-year concession contract with the Port Authority of the Port of Lazaro Cardenas (APILAC) for the design, financing, construction, operation, and maintenance of a new specialised container terminal at the port. Read More »

TECONDI awards HTS integrated truck and rail gate contract

The Brazilian arm of HTS, the Israel-based optical character recognition (OCR) and computer vision systems manufacturer, has been awarded an order for 20 truck gate and two rail portal systems by TECONDI Terminal in the Port of Santos, the largest terminal in Brazil. Read More »

Walvis Bay expansion put on hold

Expansion plans at the Port of Walvis Bay in Namibia have been ‘put on hold’ after the Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) cancelled the N$3bn (US$ 365,000) engineering, procurement and construction phase, which had been awarded to the China Harbour and Engineering Company (CHEC), the only company of eight shortlisted. Read More »