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BTP awarded second Operating License

Brasil Terminal Portuário

Brasil Terminal Portuário has received the license from the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) to operate the second phase of its multipurpose terminal on the right bank of the Organized Port of Santos. Read More »

UASC considers new super-efficient container ship

Tank testing the optimised design

The designs of the new 14,000 teu and 18,000 teu super-efficient DNV-class container vessels, recently announced by United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) as part of its fleet expansion, have been optimised through co-operation between FutureShip and Hyundai Heavy Industry (HHI). Read More »

First CSCL vessel calls APMT Zeebrugge

The ‘CSCL Star’ arrives at APMT Zeebrugge

Following the recent agreement by China Shipping Container Terminals (CSCT) to take a 24% shareholding in the APM Terminals Zeebrugge facility, the first China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) vessel, the ‘CSCL Star’ on the AEX7 service, called at the terminal at the end of last week. Read More »

Kalmar denies Polish production problems

Despite having moved all reachstacker and empty container production from Sweden to Poland as a cost-cutting exercise, independent industry sources have told CM that Kalmar has been encountering the quality control problems anticipated by some industry observers when the move was announced. Read More »

How will the P3Alliance affect the Panama Canal?

Although services from Asia to the US East Coast via either Los Angeles or the Panama Canal will be included in the P3 Alliance (Maersk, MSC and CMA CGM), Robert van Trooijen, president of Maersk Line for Latin America and the Caribbean, has confirmed that P3 will not include Latin American ports with the exception of Mexico’s Altamira and Veracruz, as the Asia–Latin America and Latin America-Europe routes are not part of the operational alliance. Read More »

Slick tyre replacement

Tyre replacement can be cut by up to 70%

Antwerp-based Mertens Heftruck Service has proved that changing tyres on port equipment, specifically straddle carriers, can be cut by up to 70% from ten to around three minutes per tyre, saving machine downtime and enabling maintenance personnel to move on to the next task. Read More »

Brisbane sustains financial year trade growth

Brisbane’s trade continues to grow

Australia’s Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd (PBPL) delivered continued trade growth for the financial year ending June 2013 with global demand for many key commodity sectors, particularly export-exposed agriculture, remaining strong despite challenging economic conditions. Overall, total trade handled through the Port of Brisbane increased 2% to 37.6m tonnes for the year ending June 2013, compared with 36.8m tonnes for the previous corresponding period. This result was underpinned by a 2.1% increase in exports from 18.9 to 19.4m tonnes, while imports increased 1.9% from 17.8 to 18.1m tonnes. Read More »