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Embraport gives in to stevedore unions… for now

Embraport is left guessing if OGMO members will work

After opening for business on July 3 with the berthing of the Mercosul Manaus, Embraport - Brazil’s newest private port terminal - was soon in trouble with two local dock unions. This led to a temporary closure, which may be partially resolved today (Friday) with the scheduled call of the Hanjin Seattle. Read More »

Kalmar’s 1000th Shanghai reachstacker

Kalmar has delivered the 1,000th reachstacker manufactured at its Shanghai factory to Wing Wah Container Depot (Wing Wah) in Hong Kong, signalling a milestone in the company’s business development in China. Read More »

Ashdod Port CEO quits

Within the same month that the Israeli government defied threats of action by the country’s powerful labour unions to prevent the development of competing private ports in Ashdod and Haifa, Shuki Sagis, the CEO of Ashdod Port Company, has resigned. He will leave his post in November. Read More »

DPW sees first-half decline

Boris Johnson (Right) at London Gateway

DP World handled 26.6m teu across its global portfolio in the first half of 2013, a 5.8% decline in throughput compared to the same period last year as a result of lower container traffic. Read More »

Low water hampers St Lawrence traffic

Low water levels in the St Lawrence River, typical for the autumn/winter season, have prompted Canadian authorities to reduce the permissible draught of ships calling at the Port of Montreal. Read More »

World’s largest crane simulator

The simulator was a multi-year project.

Kongsberg GlobalSim has completed its multi-year project to build and install the world’s largest crane training simulator for the National Ports Agency (ANP) of Morocco. Read More »

Five battle it out for Calcutta

The new terminal will have a 1.2m teu capacity

Five players, including APM Terminals and DP World, have been selected for the final bidding stage of the public private partnership (PPP) tender to build and operate the new container terminal at Diamond Harbour, Calcutta, India. Read More »