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ILA and USMX reach tentative agreement

The International Longshoremen Association (ILA) and US Maritime Alliance (USMX) have reached a tentative agreement over a new six-year Master Contract for US East and Gulf Coast dock workers. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Director, George Cohen, issued the following statement on the labour negotiations between ILA and USMX: Read More »

A year of sales and operating growth for Konecranes

Konecranes president and CEO Pekka Lundmark said that he is pleased with many aspects of the company’s performance in 2012. In a marketplace where uncertainty and the hesitation of customers to make decisions has become the new norm, a 14% growth in sales to a new record level of EUR 2,170m was a good achievement. Read More »

Ups and downs for duisport

Although the ports of the duisport Group showed total volumes were down by 1.3% to 63.3m tonnes across its ports compared to its record year of 2011 (64.1m tonnes), the total turnover from combined transportation once again increased. Read More »

Liebherr achieves highest MHC turnover

In what the company describes as a ‘bumpy’ economic environment during last year (2012), Austrian-based Liebherr-Werk Nenzing GmbH achieved the highest annual turnover in history, at €291m (US$395m), for its mobile harbour cranes (MHC), representing an 11% increase over 2011. Read More »

Boskalis to make mandatory offer for Dockwise

Following its announcement at the beginning of this year to make an all cash voluntary public offer for Dockwise, the specialist heavy marine transport company, the Dutch dredging company Boskalis is now to make a mandatory offer of €18.50 (NOK 137; US$25) for all Dockwise shares. The Offer is being made through Boskalis\' wholly owned subsidiary Boskalis Holding B.V. Read More »

TRUCONNECT launched for lift trucks

TRUCONNECT, the remote monitoring and reporting system from Konecranes, has been launched for use with the manufacturer’s lift trucks, giving operators the ability to track the real usage of their vehicles. Read More »

ABP awards Southampton dredging contract

Associated British Ports (ABP) has awarded Boskalis Westminster the contract to remove 450,000 cubic metres of material at Marchwood to widen and deepen a critical part of the access channel to the container terminal operated by DP World Southampton, thus improving accessibility and manoeuvrability for vessels. Read More »

BREAKING NEWS – Egyptian port operations continuing

Despite the state of emergency declared in the Suez Canal cities of Port Said, Ismailia and Suez, Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) advises that most port operations are currently continuing and that canal convoys have not been interrupted despite on-going disturbances in Egypt. Read More »

CMHI acquires share in Terminal Link

The Chinese port operator, China Merchants Holdings (International) Company Limited (CMHI) is to take a 49% equity interest in the CMA CGM subsidiary Terminal Link for €400m (US$538m). The deal is expected to be completed during the first-half of this year, subject to regulatory approvals. Read More »

Birthday present for Portonave

Portonave, a private facility within Brazil’s Itajai Port Complex, handled a record 620,026 teu in 2012, up 13.7% on 2011 which was a deserved birthday present for the company in the year it celebrated its fifth anniversary. What was equally impressive was that the 13.7% gain was achieved against Brazil’s GDP of 1% during the same period. Read More »