Textainer to manage Gateway container fleet

Textainer to manage Gateway container fleet
Textainer Equipment Management Ltd has purchased from Gateway Management Services Ltd the right to manage its 315,000 teu container fleet, effective from July 1, 2006. Combining Gateway’s and Textainer’s fleets will result in Textainer managing a fleet of more than 1m containers – the biggest lessor-operated container fleet in the world.
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New service agreements for Evergreen and Hanjin

New service agreements for Evergreen and Hanjin
Evergreen Marine Corporation has entered into a slot-charter agreement with Hanjin Shipping Company on the trade lane between the East Coasts of North and South America and another encompassing Asia, South Africa and South America.
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Two new quay cranes for VTE

Two new quay cranes for VTE
Voltri Terminal Europa (VTE), located near the city of Genoa in Italy, has taken delivery of the first of two new quay cranes. The crane arrived at the terminal by barge on July 28, 2006 from manufacturer Reggiane Cranes and Plants’ base in Monfalcone, near Trieste.
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Fidelio makes waves on maiden voyage

Fidelio makes waves on maiden voyage
CMA CGM’s new 9,415 teu Fidelio became the largest vessel ever to visit the Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT) in Sharjah, when it tied up at the terminal’s recently completed 400 m quay on July 16, 2006.
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Liverpool expands straddle carrier fleet

Liverpool expands straddle carrier fleet
Five new straddle carriers have gone into service at the Port of Liverpool, as part of a £4.25m ($8m) investment programme in response to growing trade at the UK’s third busiest container terminal. The carriers were built on site after being shipped in knock-down form from the German manufacturers, Noell Crane Systems. They bring Liverpool’s stradd...
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APM Terminals agrees JV at Aqaba

APM Terminals agrees JV at Aqaba
Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC), the owner of Aqaba’s ports, has signed a joint venture agreement with APM Terminals to manage, operate and expand the Aqaba Container Terminal for a period of 25 years. This follows on from an initial two-year management service agreement signed in 2004 between the two parties.
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OOIL considers sale of terminals division

OOIL considers sale of terminals division
Following a strategic review of its terminal assets, Orient Overseas (International) Ltd. (OOIL) has engaged UBS Investment Bank to advise it in relation to the potential disposal of its Terminals Division.
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APS supplies OCR systems to Centerm

APS supplies OCR systems to Centerm
APS Technology Group has won a contract from Dubai Ports World (formerly P&O Ports Canada) to install its Gate OCR system at the Centerm facility in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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Portonave project at Navegantes is progressing fast

Portonave project at Navegantes is progressing fast
Brazil’s Portonave Terminais Portuários de Navegantes is a greenfield container terminal project located at Navegantes on the Itajaí Açú River. Its shareholders are Triunfo Participações, Backmoon Investments (an offshore investment fund, said to belong to a large European shipping group), Ivaí Engenharia and Maris Gaudium Participações.
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MMH targets safety at height market

MMH targets safety at height market
Morris Material Handling, the UK’s leading provider of lifting services, has established a new division dedicated to the field of working at height. Branded Height Safety Solutions and forming part of Morris Maintenance Service, the operation specialises in the design, implementation, installation and management of solutions for working at height,...
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Westports plans for continued growth

Westports plans for continued growth
Westports Malaysia at Port Klang is fast becoming the port of choice in the region, attracting more and bigger vessels. Recently, CMA CGM’s 9,400 teu ships Medea and Fidelio became the largest vessels to date to call at the port, while this month a 9,600 teu vessel from China was scheduled to berth there.
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Kalmar eyes further growth in India

Kalmar eyes further growth in India
Kalmar Industries has been awarded a contract by Mumbai-based Gateway Terminals India (GTI) for the maintenance and operation of 29 Kalmar E-One rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes that the company is currently delivering to the Nhava Sheva container terminal.
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Antwerp to boost container rail traffic

Antwerp to boost container rail traffic
Antwerp Intermodal Solutions (AIS) – a joint project by Antwerp Port Authority and the cargo handling companies PSA HNN and P&O Ports, with support from the rail track operator Infrabel – has agreed a number of initiatives for container rail links between the Port of Antwerp and destinations in North Rhine Westphalia, central Germany, north-east Fr...
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APM agrees terminal deal at Rotterdam

APM agrees terminal deal at Rotterdam
The Port of Rotterdam Authority and APM Terminals have concluded an agreement (subject to conditions) for the lease of a container terminal at Maasvlakte 2. The terminal will have a maximum size of 167 ha (413 acres) and a potential handling capacity of 4.5m teu. It will be built in phases, with the first phase operational by 2014 at the latest.
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ABP recommends Admiral acquisition deal

ABP recommends Admiral acquisition deal
Associated British Port Holdings’ shareholders voted on 18 July to approve the scheme to implement the recommended cash acquisition of ABP by the Admiral consortium. The voting rights conferred by the ABP shares held by Admiral and members of the consortium were not exercised.
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Russian Railways plans new freight arm

Russian Railways plans new freight arm
The management board of Russian Railways has discussed the creation of a freight subsidiary, and a plan is to be recommended to the company’s supervisory board with a view to the new company becoming operational in January 2007.
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Boom times predicted for Shukweih

Boom times predicted for Shukweih
Shukweih Terminal in Kuwait has expanded rapidly in recent years and now accounts for 80% of the country’s container traffic, according to the Kuwait Ports Authority (KPA). All indicators point to continued growth.
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Mega problems for Panama terminal plan

Mega problems for Panama terminal plan
The Government of Panama’s recent announcement that it plans to build a major new greenfield container terminal at the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal has not been met with universal approval by influential figures in the country.
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Maersk agrees 20-year deal with GPA

Maersk agrees 20-year deal with GPA
Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping line, has signed a new 20-year agreement with the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA). The agreement includes a ten-year renewal option.
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Oskarhamns switches over to Hogia

Oskarhamns switches over to Hogia
The Port of Oskarhamns in Sweden has purchased a complete terminal management solution from Hogia Logistics Systems AB. The software comprises Hogia Terminal, Hogia Warehouse and integration towards Hogia Affårssystem (Business Solutions).
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ABP’s new terminal opens at Immingham

ABP’s new terminal opens at Immingham
The DFDS Nordic Terminal Riverside at Immingham Outer Harbour, the new £35m (US$63m) development at Associated British Ports’ (ABP) Port of Immingham, was officially opened on 12 July 2006.
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Load monitoring the Smart way

Load monitoring the Smart way
STEELBRO’s new-generation SMARTlift load monitoring function is an innovative mobile electronic-based control system that improves safety and productivity for sidelifters, according to the New Zealand-based company.
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Direct China link for Bandar Abbas

Direct China link for Bandar Abbas
CMA CGM is launching a new weekly service in late July direct from China to the southern Iranian port of Bandar Abbas. It will deploy five container vessels on the new route, to take advantage of rapid economic growth in China and the large consumer markets of India and the Persian Gulf.
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