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Yearly Archives: 2012

Happy Centenary AAPA

One hundred years ago yesterday (December 10) a meeting of public port officials from throughout the United States convened in New York City to \"exchange ideas relative to port organisation, to promote the exchange of information and the development of uniform methods of administration and possibly to provide for some permanent organisation between the principal port authorities\". Read More »

Global chooses Kalmar SmartPort automation

As part of its on-going automation project, Global Container Terminals in the Port of New Jersey plans to implement the Kalmar SmartQuay solution from Cargotec for six quay cranes to improve productivity during vessel operations. Read More »

GE Marine announces diesel engines without after-treatment

After eight years of research and development, GE Marine has announced a range of marine diesel engines to meet the EPA Tier 3 and Tier 4i, as well as IMO Tier III emission controls without the need for a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) exhaust gas after-treatment system. Read More »

Mina Zayed hands over containers to Khalifa

Three month ahead of schedule, Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) has completed the strategic redirection of container traffic from Mina Zayed, the downtown port that has served Abu Dhabi for over 40 years, to Khalifa Port, the region’s newest and only semi-automated container terminal. Read More »

ZICT(G) welcomes Gold Star’s Haiphong shuttle express

Zhuhai International Container Terminals (Gaolan) (ZICT (G)) welcomed the maiden call from mv ‘Eagle Star’ of Gold Star Line’s Haiphong Shuttle Express (HSX) service earlier this week, signaling an increase in foreign trade services calling at the Chinese coastal port. Read More »

US$26bn plan to modernise Brazil’s ports

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has announced a R$54bn (US$26bn) ‘Logistics Investment Programme for Ports’ to encourage the modernisation of the management and infrastructure of the country’s ports, with the aim to boost the expansion of private investment in the sector and decrease costs and increase efficiency. Read More »

Maersk/CMA-CGM maiden call at La Spezia-Contship

The mv ‘Faust’, operated by Maersk Line, made its maiden call at La Spezia Container Terminal (LSCT) this week as the first call of the weekly new AE20 Maersk/CMA-CGM joint service, connecting Asia to the Port of La Spezia. Read More »

TOTE commits to new LNG-powered containerships

TOTE, Inc. has committed to the construction of two new state-of-the-art containerships for the Puerto Rico trade, the world’s first and largest LNG-powered vessels. The total capital committed to the project is over US$350m, with the vessels scheduled to be delivered and enter service between 2015 and 2016. Read More »

Los Angeles – Long Beach strike ends

The two-week strike by clerical workers of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit ended today after intervention by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services (FMCS), although it is understood that both parties – the management and the union – reached their own agreement. Read More »