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Monthly Archives: October 2012

China pulls ahead in container volume stakes

Container handling volumes globally reached a record 608m teu in 2011, with China retaining its lead. Overall, aggregate global volumes have continued to register an average annual growth rate of 4.5% since 2007, even though volumes were hit by the world financial crisis, resulting in the industry’s first negative year in 2009. Read More »

Portek reports 16% increase

The Singapore-based terminal operator Portek International has reported a 16% increase in half-year (April to September, 2012) traffic through its eight global terminals compared with the same preceding period. It handled a total of 521,100 teu. Read More »

Marseille fights back

Ambitious plans to recapture lost traffic and attract new on all fronts, from containers, roll-on/roll-off, break-bulks, liquid and dry bulks and cruise, have been outlined by the Port Authority of Marseilles. Read More »

PSA regrets JNPT’s withdrawal of concession award

In September 2011 a concession was awarded by India’s Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) to a PSA International led consortium to build a fourth container terminal at Nhava Sheva. Since that time progress on the project which aimed to create 4.8m teu/year capacity facility has been painfully slow and the consortium’s refusal to sign the concession agreement tested the patience of both the port administration and the Indian government, which has jurisdiction over JNPT. Read More »