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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Khorfakkan welcomes 16,000 teu Marco Polo

The United Arab Emirates Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT) has become the first terminal operator in the Middle East to handle the world’s largest containership, the CMA CGM Marco Polo. With a length of four standard football pitches (396 m), 54 m beam and requiring a draft of 16 m, Khorfakkan is one of the few ports in the world able to accommodate Marco Polo’s 16,020 teu capacity. Read More »

Konecranes to reallocate resources to emerging markets

As a result of new equipment demand moving towards emerging markets, Konecranes Business Area Equipment has initiated actions to align operations closer to customers. In doing so, the Group, in its Business Unit Industrial Cranes will organise itself into larger sales areas with fewer, yet stronger units. Read More »

Itajai celebrates 1 millionth teu in final days of 2012

Brazil’s Itajai Port Authority has announced that by Friday December 28, 2012 the port complex had handled 1,002,505 teu, surpassing the 1m teu that it had set as a target for the year. Of the total, 401,160 teu were handled by the Public Port, APM Terminals and other smaller upstream terminals, while Portonave at Navegantes on the opposite bank of the river, handled and 601,345 teu. Read More »

Korean naming for Evergreen’s latest ship

The eighth L-type containership for Evergreen Line, the “Ever Leader”, was christened yesterday (January 3) by Bronson Hsieh, the Group’s second vice Chairman, at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Korea. It is scheduled to be delivered on January 15. Read More »

New US$1bn bridge for Long Beach

Next Tuesday (8th) will see the start of the largest bridge project in Southern California, with a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of a new US$1bn span at the Port of Long Beach. The design-build project is expected to create about 3,000 jobs a year, on average, for three years. Read More »

Antwerp handles 183.8m tonnes in 2012

Provisional figures from the Port of Antwerp show that the port handled 183.8m tonnes in 2012, a drop of 1.8% compared with 2011, when the volume was 187.2m tonnes. The port handles 71% of all freight passing through the Flemish seaports. Read More »

Paranaguá sets new standards

Only weeks after having received permission to lift all restrictions to navigate at night, Brazilian-based TCP (Terminal de Contêineres de Paranaguá S.A.) has become the first port in the region to receive approval to allow unrestricted access for vessels featuring the new Panama Canal’s maximum dimensions of 368 metres in length and a beam of 51 m. Read More »

Yildirim on acquisition path

Yildirim Group subsidiary, Yilport Holding, has acquired an 86.6% majority shareholding in Gemport Port and Warehousing Administration, Turkey’s first private port. Read More »

ICTSI pulls out of Syria

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has announced the pull-out of its business in the Syrian Arab Republic, through its subsidiary Tartous International Container Terminal jsc (TICT), due to the civil war in that country and what it calls, “the resulting untenable, hostile and dangerous business environment”. Read More »