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Costa Rican Courts confirm APM concession

The Costa Rican courts have ruled in favour of APM Terminals in two lawsuits, brought against the company and the government, which were intended to block the awarded concession for the new Moin Container Terminal (TCM). Read More »

Carrier Transicold’s PrimeLINE® the first in recyclability

Carrier Transicold’s PrimeLINE® unit has achieved a new distinction in sustainability, becoming the first container refrigeration system with a UL Environment validation for recyclability. As validated by UL Environment using its Environmental Claims Validation Procedure 2789, the PrimeLINE unit is 93% recyclable. Read More »

Boskalis wins €175m Mumbai deepening contract

Dutch dredging company Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) has been awarded a €175m (US$ 214m) contract by Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) to deepen and widen the port and access channel of JNPT in Mumbai, India. Work will commence next month (September) and is expected to take two years to complete. Read More »

PortMiami tunnel breakthrough

The tunnel-boring machine known as ‘Harriet’, has broken through at PortMiami, completing the first of two tunnels under Biscayne Bay linking the port with the mainland. Drilling of the US$1bn tunnel started in November last year, when the massive machine started drilling through a vertical concrete wall lining the construction pit in the centre of Watson Island. Read More »

New Maasvlakte freight traffic requirements

The new access requirements for trucks on Maasvlaktes 1 and 2 in the Port of Rotterdam will take effect on 1 January 2014. The new requirements were set down in a traffic order issued by the Municipality of Rotterdam on 22 May this year; no appeal was lodged and this order, therefore, has become final. Read More »

South Africa and Swaziland sign rail MoU

The South African Minister of Public Enterprises, Malusi Gigaba, and Ntuthuko Dlamini, Swaziland’s Minister of Public Works and Transport, will today (2 August) sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide the framework for the two countries to cooperate on rail transportation. Read More »

APMT signs 32-year Lazaro Cardenas contract

After winning the tender in December 2011, APM Terminals (APMT) Lazaro Cardenas SA de CV has signed a 32-year concession contract with the Port Authority of the Port of Lazaro Cardenas (APILAC) for the design, financing, construction, operation, and maintenance of a new specialised container terminal at the port. Read More »

TECONDI awards HTS integrated truck and rail gate contract

The Brazilian arm of HTS, the Israel-based optical character recognition (OCR) and computer vision systems manufacturer, has been awarded an order for 20 truck gate and two rail portal systems by TECONDI Terminal in the Port of Santos, the largest terminal in Brazil. Read More »