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Monthly Archives: July 2013

BTP awarded Operating License

Brasil Terminal Portuário

Brasil Terminal Portuário (BTP) has been granted an Operating License by the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) to operate its multipurpose terminal in Alemoa on the right bank of the Port of Santos. Read More »

58 applications for MSC Rena fund

A total of 58 applications were submitted to New Zealand’s Tauranga City Council by the deadline for the US$1m Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) ‘Rena Recovery Fund’. Read More »

Portonave grows 18.8% in first half

Portonave had its best ever six months

In what it calls its “best six-month period in terms of container handling” in its history, the Navegantes Port Terminal in Portonave, Brazil handled 333,296 teu, a record volume of containers and an increase of 18.8% in relation to the same period last year. Read More »

New CEO for Port of Rotterdam Authority

Allard Castelein

Allard Castelein will become chief executive of the Port of Rotterdam Authority from January 2014, replacing Hans Smits, who will be leaving at the end of December having held the position for nine years. Read More »

Mauritius port chief quits

Maurice Allet, Chairman of the Mauritius Port Authority (MPA), has quit his post following police questioning earlier this month in connection with investigations regarding allegations of interference with the course of justice. Read More »

Antwerp grows 2% in first half year

The Port of Antwerp has seen growth in tonnage to 95,662,759 tonnes in the first six months of this year compared with the same period in 2012, a rise of 2% overall with liquid bulks, in particular, showing strong growth. Read More »

La Spezia welcomes new Canadian link

‘MSC Gina’ alongside LSCT

La Spezia Container Terminal (LSCT), the Contship Italia Group’s regional gateway in the North Tyrrhenian, Italy, this week hosted the maiden call of a new service linking the facility to Canada, with the arrival of the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) vessel ‘MSC Gina’. Read More »