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DP World seeks to challenge 750% rent hike at Port of Melbourne

An independent valuer will handle the rent dispute at the Port of Melbourne

DP World plans to apply to Australia’s National Competition Commission (NCC), hoping to tackle the proposed rent increase of more than 750% at the container terminal it operates in Melbourne. Paul Scurrah, the CEO of the Dubai-based company’s Australian business, confirmed that the firm aims to introduce the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) as the arbitrator of future fee ... Read More »

Philippine government declares Manila congestion over

Philippine cabinet secretary Rene Almendras said yesterday (13 April) that there was no more congestion at the Port of Manila. “Congestion is completely over at Manila International Container Ports, despite higher than normal volumes handled during the first quarter of this year,” he said in a statement. He pointed out that a number of shipping lines have removed their congestion ... Read More »

Container volumes, revenue and profit all up for DP World

DP World is expanding Jebel Ali this year

Terminal operator DP World performed strongly in 2014 increasing its total container throughput by 8.7%, which contributed to healthy revenue and profit growth. Annual results figures released on Thursday revealed that consolidated throughput volume rose from 26.1m teu year-on-year to 28.3m teu, with most of the growth coming from the Middle East, Europe and Africa region. Revenue increased by 11.3% ... Read More »

Port of Houston orders nine RTGs from Konecranes

Finnish manufacturer Konecranes has received an order for nine rubber tired gantry (RTG) cranes from the Port of Houston Authority. Houston’s Bayport container terminal will receive the cranes in mid-2016, bringing the total of Konecranes RTGs at the port to 69. The nine RTGs on order will have 16 wheels each, a lifting capacity of 40 LT, a stacking height ... Read More »

Indonesia set to see new deep-sea ports by 2018

Four of five planned deep-sea port projects to boost sea transport are expected to be ready to begin services by 2018, an Indonesian minister has stated. Indroyono Susilo, coordinating minister for maritime affairs, made the announcement that will see the new ports built at Kuala Tanjung in North Sumatra, Kalibaru in Jakarta, Teluk Lamong in East Java and New Makassar ... Read More »

ITI targeting 13% traffic increase for 2015

Iquique wants to be a hub port for the south of Peru

Iquique Terminal Internacional (ITI) is aiming to handle 2.4m tonnes of cargo in 2015, which is equivalent to growth of 13% in respect of last year, when it handled 2.1m tonnes. To date, this has involved it in investing US$18.5m to acquire two super post-Panamax gantry cranes and also to overhaul its entire terminal tractor fleet. The second gantry crane ... Read More »

Long Beach extends temporary storage area

The undeveloped ‘Pier S’

Harbour Commissioners at the Port of Long Beach have unanimously approved an extra six months of operation for the undeveloped ‘Pier S’ as a ‘storage zone’ in order to clear a backlog of cargo following the recent labour dispute. The 30-acre site was opened in December to allow storage of loaded containers and chassis, in addition to the empty containers ... Read More »

JICA signs loan for new container terminal

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed a Sh24bn (US$261m) loan agreement with the Kenya Ports Authority for the second phase at the Port of Mombasa.  The project will see construction of a new container terminal along with new cargo-handling equipment. The project is a response to a tripling in container volume at the port over the past decade, ... Read More »

DP World faces huge rent increase at the Port of Melbourne

The Port of Melbourne have proposed a huge rent increase

The Port of Melbourne Corporation has notified DP World Australia that it wants to increase rent at the West Swanson terminal it operates by over 750%. DP World’s rent would rise from AU$4m (US$3m) a year in 2014 to AU$31m (US$24m)  a year from 1 January 2015 and AU$60m (US$47m) from 1 July 2016. It was notified of the increase on ... Read More »

Call to curb size of ships calling at Santos

The Port of Santos's ability to safely handle large vessels has been questioned

A group of Brazilian pilots are asking national port authorities to limit the length of vessels permitted to call into the country’s largest container port, Santos. A ship owners’ representative warned of dire consequences if the navigators have their way. President of the Sao Paulo/Santos branch of national pilots’ association Conapra, Claudio Paulino, said it wants to see a 266 ... Read More »