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Another Liebherr LHM 280 for Melbourne

Liebherr, Nenzing reports that 2013 has been a good year for Liebherr Maritime Cranes in the Australasian region, with deliveries of mobile harbour and ship to shore container cranes and straddle carriers. Ship to shore cranes have been delivered in Tauranga, New Zealand and Melbourne, Australia, while Liebherr straddle carriers are now operational in the Ports of Lyttelton and Tauranga, New Zealand. Read More »

New gates arrive for the expanded Panama Canal

The gates are being shipped four at a time from Italy

In another milestone for the Panama Canal Expansion Programme, the first four massive gates for the new locks have arrived from the Italian Port of Trieste to the waterway’s Atlantic side on board the semi-submersible vessel STX Sun Rise. Read More »

On-dock rail is coming to PortMiami

On-dock rail is coming soon to PortMiami

PortMiami has reached another major milestone as part of its US$2bn infrastructure projects. The construction on its railroad bascule bridge is now complete and the last construction phase of the on-dock rail began week 33. Read More »

Identec Solutions and WAM Technologies merge

Identec Solutions has merged with WAM Technologies, a new technology division of Mark-It Services. Identec Solutions (IS) is a global provider of real-time wireless identification, locating and monitoring solutions to the marine and industrial sectors and Mark-It Services is a global supplier of protection services for refrigerated cargo, refrigerated containers and related assets throughout the intermodal cold chain. Read More »

Thamesport to lose its last three deep sea services

Thamesport will lose its last deep sea services by November after Hapag-Lloyd, OOCL and NYK (all members of the Grand Alliance) decided to move their UK Thamesport call to Southampton on their transatlantic services. ACL is also affected by the move. Read More »

Joint venture will transform New Zealand’s PrimePort Timaru

New Zealand’s PrimePort Timaru

A proposed joint venture between New Zealand’s PrimePort Timaru and the Port of Tauranga will deliver significant economic, social and environmental benefits to Timaru, the South Canterbury region and the wider South Island economy, according to PrimePort Timaru chairman Roger Gower. Read More »

New turning circle proposed for Itajai

At a press conference last week, Brazil’s Itajai Port Authority, together with terminal operators APM Itajai, Portonave and the Pilots, revealed a project for building the new turning circle. The original proposal was not very popular as it involved the relocation of more than 300 resident families and businesses and the need to obtain environmental licenses which would take a long time to resolve. Read More »