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Monthly Archives: November 2012

ICTSI sees 9-month growth

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has reported consolidated unaudited financial results for the nine months ending 30 September, posting revenue from port operations of US$524.7m, a 7% increase over the same period last year. Read More »

LA gets US$127m approval

The Los Angeles Board of Harbour Commissioners has approved construction contracts totalling more than US$127m for two major projects to modernise the TraPac container terminal as part of the Port of Los Angeles’ five year US$1.2bn capital improvement programme. The work is scheduled to start in January. Read More »

Phoenix launches LED walkway light

US Lighting manufacturer, Phoenix Products Company, has launched the PCWL Linear LED ‘Walkway Light’, a 20W, 1200 lumen fixture designed for port container and walkway applications. Read More »

Color line signs long-term contract

The Norwegian shipping company Color Line has signed a new 10-year contract with port operator Seehafen Kiel to continue using the Port of Kiel as a base for its services to Oslo - the only daily ferry link between Germany and Norway. Read More »

Kalmar E-One2 RTGs Ecuador debut

The first two Kalmar E-One2 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes ever to be supplied to Ecuador have been ordered by the Ecuadorian cargo handling firm INARPI SA, for a new inland yard operation on Trinitaria Island, Guayaquil. Read More »

GPA receives deepening approval

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has received final approval for its harbour deepening to minus 47 feet (14.25 metres). This will allow the Port of Savannah to handle post-Panamax vessels more efficiently and lower shipping costs for containerised trade by US$213m a year over the next 50 years. The total economic benefit is expected to be US$10.65bn during that period. Read More »

Trelleborg launches foam fender mini guide

To raise awareness of foam fenders as a viable alternative to conventional rubber fendering systems, Trelleborg Marine Systems (TMS) has published a mini guide, featuring a new ‘Fender Selector’ tool, along with case studies and a technical overview. Read More »

Newark and Global container terminals reopen

Port Newark Container Terminal and Global Terminal in the Port of New York-New Jersey reopened for business last night (Monday 5th) following the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which struck the city at the end of October; both terminals were expecting vessel traffic to resume overnight. Read More »

Kalmar reachstackers boost waterborne traffic in Paris

Two Kalmar DRF450-70S5XS reachstackers have being used by Paris Terminal and Terminaux de Seine (TDS), to handle containers in barges arriving along the River Seine in the heart of Paris. The highly manoeuvrable machines are being operated in an area of 20 x 20 metres. Read More »