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Long Beach awards US$36.8m rail upgrade

The Long Beach Harbour Commissioners have awarded a US$36.8m construction contract for the ‘Green Port Gateway’, a railroad project designed to enhance the port’s on-dock rail capacity. The project includes a major track realignment and development of a rail support yard. It will serve terminals such as the US$1.2bn Middle Harbour complex currently under construction. Read More »

ITC Vietnam goes green with Kalmar

Cargotec is to supply four Kalmar E-One2 Zero Emission rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes in Q1 2013, to International Transportation and Trading Joint Stock Company (ITC Corp) in Vietnam, for the first phase of their new port at Phu Huu Ward Dist 9, Ho Chi Minh City. Read More »

PSA launches S$3.5bn PPT development

PSA Singapore Terminals (PSA) has unveiled plans to invest S$3.5bn (US$2.85bn) in what it calls “class-leading infrastructure and the latest port technology” to develop Phases 3 and 4 of its Pasir Panjang Terminal (PPT). Read More »

Royal opening for Barcelona’s BEST

Looking beyond the borders of Spain and the current economic crisis affecting the Eurozone in general, Terminal Catalunya (TERCAT), the Spanish subsidiary of Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH), officially opened its Barcelona Europe South Terminal (BEST) at the end of last week, presided over by the King of Spain Juan Carlos 1. Read More »

No easy solution to the Asia-Europe rates war

According to Peter Spiller, President of the Board of Florida Shipowners Group Inc. there is currently no magic silver profitability bullet that will quickly restore global container carrier margins and there is a long and bumpy road ahead. Read More »

Konecranes repeat order for West Africa

In August 2012 Konecranes received two orders for a total of nine RTGs from Bolloré Group. The cranes will be delivered to MPS Container Terminal in Tema, Ghana and Benin Container Terminal in Cotonou, Benin. The parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the orders. Read More »