Long Beach goes green

Long Beach goes green
International Transportation Service Inc (ITS) has agreed a ‘Green Port’ environmental covenant with the Port of Long Beach, California, where it operates the third largest cargo terminal. The agreement will reduce air pollutants by at least 90 per cent, by requiring ships to use shore-side electricity and by replacing cargo-handling equipment.
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Alimak passes 2,000 unit mark

Alimak passes 2,000 unit mark
Alimak Industrial Lifts of Sweden celebrated its 2,000th order in April, and now claims nearly 70 per cent of all new sales worldwide (excluding China) in the access lift sector. Alimak container crane lifts are currently installed in 91 different countries around the world.
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Project manager chosen for NCIP

Project manager chosen for NCIP
Engineering design firm CH2M Hill, based in Colorado and with an office in Raleigh, has been chosen by the North Carolina State Ports Authority to manage the development of the proposed North Carolina International Port (NCIP) on the Cape Fear River in Brunswick County.
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Policy review for UK ports

Policy review for UK ports
UK shipping minister Stephen Ladyman launched the government’s Ports Policy Review (PPR) on 22 May, giving stakeholders until the end of August to respond on a broad range of strategic issues. The government plans to produce a revised policy framework for ports in the first half of 2007.
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Husky expands operations at Tacoma

Husky expands operations at Tacoma
Husky Terminal has transferred its operations to new facilities at the Port of Tacoma, Washington, doubling the size of its terminal capacity and installing new and larger container handling equipment. Husky will now operate from Terminals 3 and 4 of the port instead of Terminal 7D, where it first set up operations in 1983.
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New wharf for Port of Brisbane

New wharf for Port of Brisbane
The Port of Brisbane is to build a new 210 m general-purpose wharf at the mouth of the Brisbane River in Australia. The Port of Brisbane Corporation (PBC) plans to spend AS$64m (US$35m) on the new wharf and associated infrastructure, which will include a general-purpose terminal, 2 ha of heavy-duty pavement, a 3,200 sq m cargo shed and an office an...
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Xiamen targets mega-size vessels

Xiamen targets mega-size vessels
Xiamen International Container Terminals (XICT) received the largest container vessel ever to call at the Chinese port on 18 May, when the MV MSC Chicago made an inaugural stopover. The 9,178 teu vessel is 337 m long and has a draft of 15 m.
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Terrier joins IAPH committee

Terrier joins IAPH committee
Jean-Claude Terrier, managing director of the Port of Dunkirk Authority, has been elected to the Executive Committee (EXCO) of the International Association of Ports and Harbours.
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New berth boosts Savannah’s capacity

New berth boosts Savannah’s capacity
The Port of Savannah opened a new container berth in April, which helped to boost its monthly total of containers handled to 173,415 teu, a 12.7 per cent increase from the same period a year earlier, according to the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA).
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MICT upgrades container capabilities

MICT upgrades container capabilities
Madagascar International Container Terminal (MICT), located in the port of Toamasina, has placed a large order for new container-handling equipment, as part of its plan to become a regional hub for Africa.
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Kalmar makes commitment to South Africa

Kalmar makes commitment to South Africa
Kalmar Industries has established its own subsidiary company in South Africa for the sales and servicing of straddle carriers and RTG cranes. Kalmar Industries South Africa (Pty) Ltd is located in Durban.
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A possible £3bn takeover?

A possible £3bn takeover?
The UK’s Associated British Ports (ABP) has left the door open on a bid lead by Goldman Sachs with Canadian and Singaporean investors pitched at about 740p a share that could value the British ports group at £2.2bn.
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Springtime finds DCT Gdansk right on schedule

Springtime finds DCT Gdansk right on schedule
With the weather now improving in the Baltic, DCT Gdansk’s Technical Director Robin MacLeod reports that construction work is still on target to meet the planned opening date of May 2007. Despite severe conditions during the winter, dredging and land reclamation has continued and the first line of piles is already in place.
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Indian Ports get helping hand

Indian Ports get helping hand
With India’s rapid developing economy, and need to International expansion with their Ports, they have taken on the Port of Rotterdam as an advisor.
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The MV “Luck Star” & MV “Tian Shun” vessels reduce travel time.

The MV “Luck Star
International Container Terminals (SICT) welcomed the launch of a new Shantou-Korea service operated by Dongnama Shipping Co. Ltd, with the maiden voyage of M.V. “Luck Star”. The port commenced operations in 1997 and is a member of the wider HDP network, which currently operates three coastal and three river ports in Southern China.
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VIT concludes deal with ACL

VIT concludes deal with ACL
Virginia International Terminals (VIT) operated by the Virginia Port Authority has concluded a contract valued at between US$25m and US$30m.
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Antwerp Port Authority updates for GPS accessibility

Antwerp Port Authority updates for GPS accessibility
As of the 3rd April 2006, you can simply download a file to your GPS to navigate your way around the port. By entering Quay numbers (port number) into your GPS handset you can easily find your way to the desired destination within the Port of Antwerp.
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