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Brazil’s ports must have private investment

The Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (CNA) that represents Brazil's rural producers is warning of the risk of a "port blackout" and the country's decreased ability to compete in the international market unless Congress passes a new legislation that proposes the opening of ports to private capital and the modernisation of the industry's administration. Read More »

VPA launches carbon calculator

The Port of Virginia

In a continuation of its proactive environmental programme, the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) has launched its carbon calculator that will let users assess the carbon dioxide emissions and fuel costs/savings associated with moving cargo from foreign destinations to the East Coast. Read More »

AAPA comments on the new ASCE 2013 Report Card

Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) issues its Report Card which evaluates conditions and investment needs for major sectors of infrastructure including roads, bridges, drinking water systems, ports, mass transit, and the electric grid. Read More »

More investment for Port Said

As part of an investment plan to increase its ability to face the challenges from neighbouring competitive ports, Egypt’s Port Said Container & Cargo Handling Co (PSCCHC) has allocated Egyptian Pounds 150m (US$22m) for investment this year despite the current political and economic challenges facing the country. Read More »

Electrifying market for Bromma

Sixty percent of all Bromma’s orders were for fleet expansion

Last year (2012) was a “really good year” for Sweden-based Bromma Conquip, with a record order intake that increased by 36% compared to 2011. This saw the company receive orders for ship-to-shore (STS) and yard cranes for nine of the ten mega-port projects currently under construction. Read More »