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Tuxpan Port plans to open second terminal

The Port of Tuxpan in Veracruz is expected to be granted permission from the Mexican government to build a second container terminal. The new terminal is thought to require the investment of an estimated US$500m with the aim to improve the port’s productivity to allow Tuxpan to deal with increased container ship traffic. The terminal is anticipated to have the ... Read More »

Port Everglades to strengthen its landside connections

Port Everglades believes that investment in transport connectivity will prevent landside congestion

Port Everglades is partnering with public and private entities on infrastructure improvements to improve connections with South Florida’s major highway and railroad systems. “Landside congestion plagues many seaports, but Port Everglades is fortunate to have direct interstate highway access and a strong partnership with the Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) that keeps commerce on the move,” said Port Everglades CEO and ... Read More »

UAE’s first female crane operator at Khalifa Port

Ayesha Al Marzooqi has become the UAE's first female quay crane operator

The UAE has celebrated a milestone with its very first female crane operator at Khalifa Port container terminal. Ayesha Al Marzooqi, who is 28 years old, controls one of the port’s super post-Panamax quay cranes at Abu Dhabi Ports’ (ADP) flagship location. Al Marzooqi explained her story: “I watched a documentary about a female pilot in the UAE Air Force ... Read More »

UPDATE: New Greek government halts Piraeus port sale to China’s Cosco Group

The Piraeus Port Authority looks set to be finally sold off

Greece’s newly elected government, a coalition formed by the left-wing Syriza and the right-wing Independent Greeks party, has begun its programme of anti-austerity measures by halting the privatisation of the country’s biggest port, Piraeus. However, within days of the announcement, speculation abounded over whether the Greek stance would soften, with Chinese commerce ministry spokesperson, Shen Danyang saying: “We plan to ask ... Read More »

Indian industry calls for investment in existing terminals and supply chain

Krishnapatnam may be failing to draw cargo away from Chennai

Several speakers at last week’s East Coast Maritime Business Summit in India have called for investment in hinterland connectivity. The chiefs of Bengal Tiger Lines, Dhamra Port, Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal (KPCT), Sravan Shipping, JM Baxi Group and Samsara Group all called for work to be done to ensure that cargo is evacuated from terminals faster. The chairman of the ... Read More »

Port of Rotterdam increases throughput by 6% in 2014

Allard Castelein predicted that in 2015 Rotterdam's growth would again be driven by containers

Container throughput at the Port of Rotterdam increased by 5.8% in 2014 over 2013. Whilst bulk throughput also grew strongly, oil throughput fell significantly and overall throughput was only up by 1%. The CEO of the Port of Rotterdam authority Allard Castelein said: “In 2015, we expect the same growth in throughput as last year, 1%. This year too, the ... Read More »

Dunkerque invests and increases throughput by 7%

Throughput at the Northern French port of Dunkerque increased by 7% in 2014, over 2013, to 310,000 teu. Of this throughput, 177,000 teu was made up of full containers, a  6% increase on 2013. Over the course of 2014, €32m (US$37m) was invested in the first year of the port’s five-year investment program. In 2015, €39m (US$45m) will be invested, ... Read More »

Sharjah Container Terminal handles 400,000 teu in 2014

2014 marked a good year for Sharjah Container Terminal

Terminal operator Gulftainer has celebrated the 2014 performance of Sharjah Container Terminal (SCT), which surpassed 400,000 teu in annual throughput, which double digit volume growth compared to the previous year. Iain Rawlinson, group commercial director of Gultainer, highlighted the professional approach of Gulftainer’s management along with consistently high productivity levels as a driving force behind the terminal’s success. He added: ... Read More »

Port of Lomé orders 10 Konecranes RTGs

The Port of Lomé in Togo, West Africa, has ordered 10 RTGs from Finnish company Konecranes. The RTGs will be identical to the twelve delivered by Konecranes during 2014 and delivery is scheduled for the end of 2015 or start of 2016. The machines are all-electric, 16-wheel cranes, powered by a busbar system. They have a lifting capacity of 40 ... Read More »

Watch: Panama Canal directors approve plans for new port

The completed new terminal will be able to handle five post-Panamax ships simultaneously

The Panama Canal’s board of directors has approved the development and construction of a transshipment port in Panama’s Corozal region at the Canal’s entrance to the Pacific. Once complete, the port project, which is currently awaiting the final stage of approval from Panama’s National Assembly, will have a 5m teu capacity within a 120 ha area. The two-phased plan includes ... Read More »