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Minister opens Maasvlakte 2

Melanie Schultz van Haegen, Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment, opened Maasvlakte 2 to shipping yesterday (Wednesday May, 22 2013) on schedule, almost exactly as conceived in 2006-2007, well inside budget and approx. €150m (US$194m) less expensive than estimated. Read More »

Cargotec opens its new Technology and Competence Centre

Cargotec's new Technology and Competence Centre

Cargotec's Technology and Competence Centre has been opened with an official ceremony in Tampere at which Chairman of the Board, Ilkka Herlin, emphasised the increasing role of automation in the functioning of ports. "In Tampere, the focus is on the advancement of automation. Automated solutions can enhance port and terminal functions and promote their sustainable development. We see great potential in automation for our customers around the world," he said. Read More »

Strong interest in Sri Lanka’s CICT terminal

Sri Lanka’s Port of Colombo

Colombo International Container Terminal (CICT) a unit of China Merchant Holdings (International) is to begin discussions with potential customers with the first berth in Sri Lanka’s port of Colombo due to open in July this year. Read More »

A dead cert or wishful thinking?

According to Reuters, Maersk is "100 percent certain" it can more than double freight rates in July despite market weakness that has seen prices fall by a third since March. Read More »

Collecting containers in Antwerp is now more secure

The advanced container release system provided by ship’s agent MSC Belgium enables users to log in to an independent, secured portal website. Not until they are correctly logged in are they given all the information necessary to collect their containers. The logging in process includes an additional identification step supported by Microsoft, making everything as secure as possible from criminals. Read More »

Contract awarded to deepen the PortMiami channel

PortMiami’s channel dredge area

The US Army Corps of Engineers has awarded the contract to Great Lakes Dock and Dredge for the deepening of PortMiami’s channel to minus 50/52 feet (15.2/15.8 m). Dredging is anticipated to begin in August 2013 and be completed in time for the opening of the expanded Panama Canal in 2015. Read More »

Explosion-proof lighting now available in LED

DLX LED has a hard-wired arm for explosion proof lighting

Phoenix Products’ range of Light Emitting Diode (LED) fixtures now includes explosion-proof lights. The SLXP, SLX and DLX LED fixtures use solid state lighting technology to provide an instant-on light source meaning with no down time, and allowing the fixture to remain cool to the touch. Read More »