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Antwerp Port Authority takes a stake in new Dutch rail terminal

Antwerp Port Authority has joined a consortium to operate the new rail terminal to be built on the Chemelot site in Geleen, the Netherlands. The other two shareholders are Ewals Intermodal and Meulenberg. The capital cost of the new, open access terminal is estimated at Euro 15.5m (US$19.6m). The project is being financed by a bank loan and a subsidy from the Dutch province of Limburg. Construction work is due to start in mid-2012, and the new terminal is expected to enter operation in April 2013. Read More »

Prony Port chooses Tideworks

Seattle-headquartered Tideworks Technology has been chosen by Vale New Caledonia to implement its terminal operating system (TOS) to manage operations at Prony Port in New Caledonia - a Pacific island located some 1,500 km east of Australia and 1,700km west of New Zealand just above the Tropic of Capricorn. Pony Port, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vale New Caledonia (Vale NC), handles the company’s import of raw materials and supplies for its nearby nickel oxide plant, as well as the export of nickel hydroxide cake, nickel sinter and cobalt carbonate. Read More »

Estonian repeat order for Konecranes

Konecranes has received an order for two RTGs and two BOXRUNNER straddle carriers from Muuga Container Terminal in Estonia (Muuga CT). The straddle carriers will be delivered in 2012 and the RTGs in 2013. The the value of the order has not been disclosed. Read More »

Promoting productivity for Turkey’s ports

APM Terminals’ European Director of Port Investments and Projects Michiel Ybema has proposed a systematic approach to enhancing container port productivity on the Sea of Marmara that lies between the Aegean and Black Seas. Read More »

CCNI resumes services at Manta

Chilean shipper CCNI is to resume container calls at the Port of Manta, Ecuador, 16 months after suspending services due to a reorganisation. Its last call was in February 2011, but export services will resume from May 23, 2012, when the vessel Tolten is scheduled to arrive with a cargo of copper ore from Chile. Read More »