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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Kalibaru terminal on schedule

Construction of the new 1.5m teu capacity container facility in Kalibaru Port, the expansion of Indonesia’s largest and busiest seaport Tanjung Priok Port in North Jakarta, is on schedule, with the first terminal expected to be completed by the middle of next year, according to the Jakarta Post. We have committed to finishing the first 850 m long terminal on ... Read More »

Commissioners approve Long Beach budget

US$579m will be used on capital projects

The Long Beach Board of Harbour Commissioners has approved an US$858m budget for the coming fiscal year (starting October 2014), with US$579m being used on capital projects as part of a 10-year US$4bn investment in upgrades and efficiency improvements. With ports throughout North America working to increase their market share, Port of Long Beach revenues are projected to remain level ... Read More »

FEC opens new Everglades rail facility

Ribbon cutting opens FEC’s US$72m facility

The Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) has opened its US$72m intermodal container transfer facility (ICTF) at Port Everglades. The unique 43-acre site increases the rail company’s intermodal capacity from 100,000 to 450,000 lifts a year, improving the transfer of domestic and international containers between ships and rail.  Currently these are transported off-port to rail terminals in Fort Lauderdale or in Miami-Dade County. ... Read More »

Haiphong Port order six additional Terex E-RTGs

Even before the initial order of 12 twelve rubber tyred gantry (E-RTG) cranes have been delivered to Haiphong Port in Vietnam, the company has placed a follow-up order with Terex Port Solutions (TPS) for a further six identical machines. The first cranes, which were ordered in September 2013, are expected to start operations at the port from the end of ... Read More »

Baffles improve safety in tank containers

A newly commissioned report focusing on the anti-slosh performance of baffles in tank containers, published by ITCO (International Tank Container Organisation), shows that baffles will reduce sloshing and can improve safety. The movement of liquid cargo within a tank when being transported is referred to as “sloshing”, with severe effects being caused by sudden changes, such as braking and cornering. ... Read More »

Yilport selected for Sjursøya container terminal

Yilport won against four other operators

The Port of Oslo has chosen the Turkish logistics and industrial company Yilport Holding as the new container terminal operator of the Sjursøya container terminal in the port. Yilport won the bid against four other international port operators and will take over operations either later this year or in early 2015, with a 20 year concession and the option for ... Read More »

Port of Liverpool to automate its gate

Implementation at the Port of Liverpool is expected by early 2015

The Port of Liverpool, operated by Peel Ports, is to install Kalmar’s automated gate system, which it hopes will reduce waiting times and administration for hauliers and produce faster turnarounds. The implementation is scheduled for completion by early next year. Investment in the SmartLane system is part of a £5.5m package of improvements to port infrastructure. With the £300m deep-water ... Read More »

Dunkirk: tonnage up 10% for first half-year

The Port of Dunkerque has reported a 10% increase in its cargo tonnage for the first six months of the year, up to 23m tonnes, attributing the rise to good performance by general cargos and bulk solids. Ro-ro and container traffic are also up: Over the first half of the year the port handled 154,000 teu, up 17% on the ... Read More »

Maersk and MSC announce Vessel Sharing Agreement

Maersk will provide 110 vessels and MSC the other 75

Maersk Line has announced the formation of a 10-year Vessel Sharing Agreement (VSA) on the Asia-Europe, Transatlantic and Transpacific trades. To be known as 2M, the new agreement will replace all existing VSAs and slot purchase agreements that Maersk Line has in these trades. The VSA will include 185 vessels with an estimated capacity of 2.1m teu, deployed across 21 ... Read More »