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The Orkney floating container terminal alternative

FCST would be equipped with four or more fixed-pedestal slewing cranes

A recent seminar held in London outlined the Floating Container Storage & Transhipment Terminal (FCST). The first of its kind, the initial FCST is expected to operate at Scapa Flow in Orkney, Scotland although FCST’s are envisaged as a low cost port option suitable for many locations. Behind FCST is a public-private consortium comprising the Orkney Harbour Authority and marine ... Read More »

Terport opts for Navis

Terminales Portuarias S.A (Terport) has selected the Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS) for its facility in Paraguay. “Navis N4 will help us to efficiently manage our growth while minimizing our yard moves, improving communications with vessel operators and shipping lines, and automating processes,” said Ricardo Dos Santos, Terport’s general manager. As part of the implementation, Terport will utilise Navis’ ... Read More »

A revived Ravenna

TCR Ravenna

Italy’s Ravenna Container Terminal (TCR) has completed the commissioning of a second new quay crane as part of a programme to upgrade its facilities to accommodate larger ship sizes up to 8,000 teu capacity from the current 2,800/3,000 teu range. A €8m (US$11m) investment programme began in March 2012 and has just been completed with no negative impact on the ... Read More »

New ro-ro service for BTP

BTP has a planned capacity of 1.2m teu

Brasil Terminal Portuário (BTP) the recently opened facility in the Port of Santos, has launched a ro-ro general cargo service. In an agreement with Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), BTP is responsible for scheduling, storing, handling and loading general cargo booked by the ship owner. On April 22, the Norwegian ro-ro vessel mv Tasco was loaded with project cargo including crushers, ... Read More »

Aliança christens the “Pedro Álvares Cabral”

The “Pedro Álvares Cabral” is named after a famous Portuguese mariner

Hamburg Süd subsidiary Aliança has christened its container ship “Pedro Álvares Cabral” during a ceremony held for customers at Brazil’s Port of Itapoá in the state of Santa Catarina. The ship’s sponsor is Elisabeth von Krüger de Freitas, wife of Humberto Ramos de Freitas, executive officer for Logistics and Mineral Exploration of Vale S.A., one of Aliança Bulk’s most important ... Read More »

Ports sign LNG agreement for European inland shipping

On April 25 the ports of Antwerp, Mannheim, Rotterdam, Strasbourg and Switzerland signed a cooperation agreement to introduce LNG to the European inland shipping sector. The cooperation includes studies, promotion, knowledge transfer, regulations and bunker infrastructure. The agreements are within the framework of the LNG Master Plan for Rhine-Main-Danube, a project in which all five ports are partners. The goal of ... Read More »

Pentalver to open in London Gateway

The Pentalver facility will strengthen London Gateway

Container service operator Pentalver is to open a new container facility at DP World London Gateway. Empty storage, dry repair and reefer services will be provided and they will be up and running in the coming days to coincide with the arrival of the latest shipping services to call at the terminal. Landside infrastructure is a vital part of the ... Read More »

Shhh! Two very quiet cranes for Oslo

Konecranes has tasked itself with supplying two of the ‘most silent’ and eco-efficient ship-to-shore (STS) cranes for the Sjursöya container terminal, which is located in the Port of Oslo close to densely populated areas in the Norwegian capital. Taking environmental responsibilities seriously, especially its noise emissions and carbon dioxide footprint, the port and the Sjursöya terminal set extremely stringent noise ... Read More »

DP World seeks US$3bn loan

DP World is in talks with its four banks to increase the size of its existing US$1bn loan to US$3bn, according to Reuters.  In addition, the port operator is said to want to extend the lifespan and cut the interest rate on such a loan to take advantage of investors’ renewed confidence in the Emirate. An original five-year revolving credit ... Read More »

RAM tandem head-blocks and spreaders for DP World ports

RAM’s Singflex head-block can handle tandem and quad lifts

DP World (DPW) has placed orders with RAM Spreaders for a total of 27 head-blocks and 40 spreaders for use at its DP World London Gateway terminal in the UK, and Phase III of its Jebel Ali container terminal in Dubai. In the UK, eight ‘Singflex’ tandem head-blocks and 18 ‘CentreSpread’ twin-lift ship-to-shore (STS) crane spreaders have been ordered; these ... Read More »