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Draft EIS/EIR released for LA’s Yusen Container Terminal

The Port of Los Angeles and US Army Corps of Engineers have prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/EIR) for the Yusen Terminals (YTI) Container Terminal Improvement Project, located at Berths 212-224 at the Port of Los Angeles, on the north side of Terminal Island along the Cerritos Channel, near the East Basin. The proposed project entails increasing Berths 214-216 ... Read More »

Rotterdam participates in new Brazilian port venture

Rotterdam Port of Authority and TPK (Terminal Presidente Kennedy) Logistica have signed a joint venture agreement in Vitória for the development of Porto Central, a new port in Brazil. TPK Logistica is owned by a group of Brazilian companies with interests in the mining, construction and offshore sectors. The greenfield port will be built in the southernmost part of the ... Read More »

Port Newark gears up for larger vessels

PNCT and the recently completed flyover bridge

Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT) has acquired three new ZMPC super-post-Panamax cranes, which are scheduled to arrive in early May, with commissioning completed by late August/early September 2014. PNCT President James Pelliccio said that the cranes will be able to accommodate 14,000+ teu vessels that will be deployed in the US trades following completion of the Panama Canal expansion in ... Read More »

ICTSI wins bid for Melbourne’s third container terminal

Victorian Minister for Ports, David Hodgett has today May 2, 2014 announced International Container Terminal Services, (ICTSI) and Anglo Ports, through their Australian subsidiary, Victoria International Container Terminal Limited (VICTL) as the winning bidder for the Port of Melbourne’s third international container terminal and empty container park at Webb Dock. Following an 18 month competitive bid process, VICTL has signed ... Read More »

The Orkney floating container terminal alternative

FCST would be equipped with four or more fixed-pedestal slewing cranes

A recent seminar held in London outlined the Floating Container Storage & Transhipment Terminal (FCST). The first of its kind, the initial FCST is expected to operate at Scapa Flow in Orkney, Scotland although FCST’s are envisaged as a low cost port option suitable for many locations. Behind FCST is a public-private consortium comprising the Orkney Harbour Authority and marine ... Read More »

Terport opts for Navis

Terminales Portuarias S.A (Terport) has selected the Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS) for its facility in Paraguay. “Navis N4 will help us to efficiently manage our growth while minimizing our yard moves, improving communications with vessel operators and shipping lines, and automating processes,” said Ricardo Dos Santos, Terport’s general manager. As part of the implementation, Terport will utilise Navis’ ... Read More »

A revived Ravenna

TCR Ravenna

Italy’s Ravenna Container Terminal (TCR) has completed the commissioning of a second new quay crane as part of a programme to upgrade its facilities to accommodate larger ship sizes up to 8,000 teu capacity from the current 2,800/3,000 teu range. A €8m (US$11m) investment programme began in March 2012 and has just been completed with no negative impact on the ... Read More »

New ro-ro service for BTP

BTP has a planned capacity of 1.2m teu

Brasil Terminal Portuário (BTP) the recently opened facility in the Port of Santos, has launched a ro-ro general cargo service. In an agreement with Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), BTP is responsible for scheduling, storing, handling and loading general cargo booked by the ship owner. On April 22, the Norwegian ro-ro vessel mv Tasco was loaded with project cargo including crushers, ... Read More »

Aliança christens the “Pedro Álvares Cabral”

The “Pedro Álvares Cabral” is named after a famous Portuguese mariner

Hamburg Süd subsidiary Aliança has christened its container ship “Pedro Álvares Cabral” during a ceremony held for customers at Brazil’s Port of Itapoá in the state of Santa Catarina. The ship’s sponsor is Elisabeth von Krüger de Freitas, wife of Humberto Ramos de Freitas, executive officer for Logistics and Mineral Exploration of Vale S.A., one of Aliança Bulk’s most important ... Read More »

Ports sign LNG agreement for European inland shipping

On April 25 the ports of Antwerp, Mannheim, Rotterdam, Strasbourg and Switzerland signed a cooperation agreement to introduce LNG to the European inland shipping sector. The cooperation includes studies, promotion, knowledge transfer, regulations and bunker infrastructure. The agreements are within the framework of the LNG Master Plan for Rhine-Main-Danube, a project in which all five ports are partners. The goal of ... Read More »