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Melbourne turns Green

DP World Melbourne has announced what it calls a significant initiative with a complete new fleet of 22 environmentally-friendly, diesel-electric straddle carriers for its container handling operations at West Swanson Terminal. Read More »

PortMiami gears up for the future

One of PortMiami’s largest capital improvement programmes in its history is now underway with investments totalling more than US$2bn over the next several years. Read More »

Carlyle withdraws from Virginia bid

Carlyle Group, one of three interested parties has withdrawn its bid to take over operations at Virginia's state-owned marine terminals. In its original assessment Carlyle's assumed it would be able to run APM Terminals' container facility in Portsmouth which is currently run by VIT the state's operating arm under a 20-year lease. Contractually however, APM must approve any other operator bidding for VIT. Read More »

Konecranes to Indonesia and Slovenia

Ten Konecranes rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes delivered in June are now all running smoothly at Belawan International Container Terminal (BICT) at the port of Belawan, Indonesia. BICT is managed by Indonesia Port Corporation I (Pelindo I), one of four state-owned Indonesian terminal operators. Read More »

AP Moller to shift its focus

The A.P. Moller-Maersk Group has revealed that it plans to reduce Maersk Line’s share of the group’s total invested capital from 38% to below 30% to lessen dependence on its container shipping line. Read More »

Spain’s BEST rail service

Hutchison subsidiary Barcelona Europe South Terminal (BEST) has launched a new BEST-Pamplona Express rail service connecting the Spanish city of Barcelona with Pamplona 480 kms away. Pamplona also has good connections for transporting cargo to/from Navarra, Basque, La Rioja, the Iberian Peninsula and southwestern France. Read More »

PortMiami Deep Dredge project enters the contracting phase

Miami-Dade County has confirmed that the contracting phase of its Deep Dredge project to deepen PortMiami’s channel to minus 50 feet (-15.24 m ) has begun with the solicitation of bids by the US Army Corps of Engineers and with construction scheduled to begin early 2013. Read More »

Terex handles Wilhelmshaven’s first container

During the recent opening ceremony of the deep-draught Eurogate Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven on Germany's North Sea coast, a Terex Noell SC 644 E diesel-electric straddle carrier picked up the port's first outgoing container and moved it along the quay. Read More »