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Kiel to Verona block train starts

A new direct intermodal rail service between the Baltic Port of Kiel and northern Italy has started this week, with the first block train leaving the Schwedenkai Terminal at the Port for Verona. Read More »

DPW Cochin makes history

DP World Cochin has become the first container terminals to select a new LED lighting solution to replace its existing lighting towers in the Indian port. Read More »

PSA breaks ground for Dammam terminal

Just days after announcing plans to develop Phases 3 and 4 of its Pasir Panjang Terminal (PPT) in Singapore, PSA International (PSA) has officially started construction of the second container terminal in the King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam, the largest Gulf port in Saudi Arabia and a key gateway port on the Arabian Gulf. Read More »

APM Terminals start Callao project

Work has started on demolishing Patio Guadalupe, an old, abandoned rail station that will to make way for an extension to the APM Terminals (APMT) Callao facility as part of the modernisation project to create Peru’s newest gateway for world markets. Completion is expected in Q4 2014. Read More »

PoAL signs collective agreement

After major disruption to trade during last autumn and into this year through successive acrimonious strike action, called for by the Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ- Local 13) and which resulted in the loss of the Maersk Line Southern Star service to the Port of Tauranga, the Ports of Auckland (PoAL) signed a collective agreement with the PortPro union yesterday (4 October). Read More »

BREAKING NEWS – TCB pulls out of Bengal Gateway

Grup TCB has announced that the Bay of Bengal Gateway Terminal Private Limited consortium, formed to design, construct and operate the container terminal at the Indian port of Ennore, will withdraw from the project with immediate effect. Read More »

Itajaí able to handle 300 m ships

The Itajaí Port Complex in Brazil has increased its capacity to handle vessels up to 300 metres long and 40 m wide, following the approval of new navigation parameters by the Brazilian Maritime Authority this week. Read More »

Melbourne invites ‘Expressions of Interest’ for new facilities

As part of the AUS$1.6bn (US$1.7bn) capacity expansion at Webb Dock, the Port of Melbourne, Australia’s leading container port, ranked 51st in the CM ‘World Top Container Ports’, has invited expressions of interest from would-be operators of a new container terminal, a world class automotive terminal and pre-delivery inspection (PDI) hub. Read More »

Cargotec job losses as markets change

Cargotec is to re-organise its worldwide operations by developing an organisation with just three business areas: Marine, Terminals and Load Handling. The restructuring will result in some job losses throughout the company’s operations in Finland, Sweden and other countries worldwide where it has a presence. Read More »