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New quay cranes at Baltic Container Terminal in Poland

In the Port of Gdynia in Poland, Baltic Container Terminal (BCT), belonging to International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), has received two new quay cranes. The cranes, which arrived in Gdynia in December, are more than 60 m high with a reach of above 50 ft over the water and a capacity of over 60 tonnes. Krzysztof Szymborski, CEO of ... Read More »

Kenya opens search for operator of new container terminal in Mombasa

The two new berths in Mombasa will be handed over to a contractor in March 2016

The Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) has invited terminal operators to bid to be a concessionaire of the first phase of the second container terminal at the Port of Mombasa. Phase 1 of the US$300m project, scheduled for completion in February 2016, will comprise two main container berths with lengths of 210m and 300m and depths of 11m and 15m respectively. By ... Read More »

Port of Long Beach: busiest November since 2007

The Port of Long Beach’s cargo volume saw 2.1% growth in November when compared to the same month last year, but the modest rise was enough to mark the busiest November since 2007. A total of 581,514 teu were moved through the port in November. Imports were recorded at 293,984 teu, down 0.9% from last year. Exports saw a 14.5% decrease ... Read More »

Twelve straddle carriers delivered to Gothenburg

The new arrivals in Gothenburg are diesel-electric hybrids

The Swedish port of Gothenburg has taken delivery of 12 new straddle carriers. In a statement, APM Terminals (APMT) which operates APMT Gothenburg, said the delivery would increase storage capacity by 40% and increase productivity, with the ability to lift two 20 ft containers simultaneously. The final two machines were delivered last week and the oldest of Gothenburg’s 38 straddle ... Read More »

November growth in South Carolina

The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) has recorded another month of double-digit container growth, with fiscal year-to-date volumes up 13% year on year. The port handled 144,218 teu in November, an increase of 8% over the same month last year. Fiscal year-to-date container volumes are 11% ahead of plan, with 777,566 teu handled since July. As measured in pier containers, ... Read More »

Watch: Terex Port Solutions enjoys Turkey at Christmas

Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has delivered the first 12 of a total of 24 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes to Asyaport, a new international container terminal situated on the Sea of Marmara, Turkey. The cranes were designed and manufactured in the TPS facility in Xiamen, PR China. The machines are the first ever Terex RTG cranes delivered to Turkey, said Maurizio ... Read More »

Green light from environmental agency for APMT’s Moín project

An artist's impression of how the new APM Terminals facility will look

The Costa Rican government’s environmental agency, Secretaría Técnica Nacional Ambiental (SETENA), has approved APM Terminals’ Moín Container Terminal project, with construction to start within 30 days of 19 January 2015. The first development phase of the US$1bn Terminal de Contenedores de Moín (TCM) will see the access channel and turning-basin dredged to 16 m, a new 1.5 km breakwater constructed ... Read More »

Marseilles Fos unveils US$440m growth strategy

The Marseilles Fos port authority has announced a four-year plan which involves €360m (US$440m) of investments before 2018. These developments include those already in the pipeline and will improve both the Marseilles and Fos harbour areas. In a statement, the authority said that in a context of economic constraints and falling oil traffic, private investors will be sought to add ... Read More »

Port of Houston opens longer to handle extra traffic

The Port of Houston Authority has extended opening hours at its container terminals to allow truckers to deal with a 23.4% year-on-year rise in import traffic in November. The port authority and US Customs and Border Protection have agreed to a six month evaluation period, which sees a one-hour extension at the Barbours Cut and Bayport terminals where in-gates and ... Read More »

Investment in Northern route between Asia and Europe announced

The Arctic ocean could become an attractive sea-route all-year round

Russian authorities have announced details of several infrastructure investments in the project to make the Northern route between Asia and Europe attractive to shipping lines all year round. The RUB75bn (US$1.1bn) project has been made possible by global warming and would cut three weeks off normal sailing times between East Asia and Europe. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has been tasked ... Read More »