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Carriers will struggle to achieve positive results in 2013

Container carriers suffered a second year of negative operating earnings in 2012 despite a mid-year improvement in operating margins. Based on Alphaliner’s survey of the operating results for 21 of the Top 30 carriers that have published their financial results, these carriers’ combined operating losses from their container shipping operations reached US$239m in 2012, with only seven out of the 21 carriers turning in positive results. Cumulative net losses of their parent companies (including the results of non-liner shipping operations and various write-offs) reached US$4,704m last year. Read More »

HIT hopes to resume normal operations soon

Hongkong International Terminals (HIT) the Hong Kong port unit of billionaire Li Ka-shing's Hutchison Whampoa hopes to return to its normal operating capacity soon, as subcontractors and striking dockworkers plan to enter talks tomorrow (Wednesday) in a bid to settle a wage dispute. Read More »

Salalah growth plans discussions

APM Terminals’ (APMT) CEO Kim Fejfer and a senior delegation have met with the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Dr. Ali Sunaidi, and the Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Planning, Sultan Al Habs from the Omani government, during which discussions were held on the expansion of the Port of Salalah. Read More »

Jebel Ali deep dredge complete

Jebel Ali’s largest dredge has been completed

The largest capital dredging programme to be undertaken in the last ten years at DP World’s (DPW) flagship Jebel Ali Port, Dubai, has been successfully completed, allowing the port to handle a greater number of larger ships with deeper draught. Read More »

Obama promotes PortMiami plan

US President Obama used a visit to PortMiami at the end of last week, which is undergoing a US$2bn upgrade and tunnel project, to appealed for increased public-private investment for infrastructure, saying it will create jobs and boost the US economy. Read More »

Riyadh Dry Port goes live with SPARCS N4

Riyadh Dry Port in Saudi Arabia, has gone live with Navis SPARCS N4 terminal operating system (TOS). BAAS International Group (BIG), the facility’s operator, will use the operating system to optimise its rail and yard management operations. Read More »

Terex turns Long Beach greener

Delivery of the AGVs will begin in early 2014

A milestone order for 72 battery-powered Terex® Gottwald Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) has been placed with Terex Port Solutions by Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), Hong Kong, for use at its new Long Beach Container Terminal (LBCT) currently under construction. Read More »

Liebherr launches maritime crane simulators

Liebherr simulators are available in three configurations

Liebherr-Werk Nenzing has launched a range of advanced maritime simulators to provide cost-effective efficient crane operator training solutions for ship-to-shore, rubber tyre gantry, mobile harbour and offshore cranes. Read More »