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Khalifa on target for end of year completion

The Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Environment and Water to boost cooperation and coordination between both parties as part of the efforts made by ADPC to launch the first phase of Khalifa Port, the region’s first semi-automated port, in the last quarter of 2012. Read More »

Project Partnership Agreement signed for Craney Island

Virginia Port Authority (VPA) executive director Jerry Bridges and US Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District Commander Colonel Paul Olsen have signed the Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) for the Craney Island Eastward Expansion project. This agreement solidifies the unique federal/state partnership and cost sharing agreement between the two agencies. Read More »

Mobile handles first post-Panamax vessel

The US Alabama State Port Authority has welcomed a new shipping service and its first visit by a post-Panamax size container ship with the June docking of MSC Laura at APM Terminals Mobile - the inaugural call in MSC’s weekly SATL service linking Mobile with the North European ports of Antwerp, Felixstowe, Bremerhaven and Le Havre. The service also calls at Freeport Container Port in the Bahamas, which provides transhipment options for multiple global port destinations. Read More »

CMA CGM posts Q1 net loss of US$248m

CMA CGM has reported a net loss of US$248m in 2012, its worst quarter performance since 2009. Operating losses excluding gains from asset sales reached US$104m while EBITDA was a negative US$31m. Read More »

APM orders 28 automated cranes

APM Terminals Rotterdam Maasvlakte II has selected 26 automated rail mounted gantry cranes (ARMGs) and two rail cranes from Austrian crane manufacturer Kuenz. The selection reflects a comprehensive bidding process designed to find the safest, most efficient and highest productivity cranes for the company’s most advanced, automated container terminal that is due to open in November 2014. Read More »

HTS awarded two product patents

Optical character recognition (OCR) and computer vision system innovator HTS has been awarded a patent for its 'SeeUTR' system by the US Patent and Trademark Office. Read More »

Bromma captures LATAM and ME orders

Stockholm-based Bromma has won several new orders for its all-electric spreaders for delivery to terminals in Latin America and the Middle East, the largest of which being for 12 YSX40E Greenline™ units destined for Brazil, six for terminals at Portonave, with the other six for Porto Chibatao Manaus. Read More »