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  • 25 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Port Authority Board of Commissioners approved plans by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines to build a new cruise terminal building at the Port Authority-owned marine terminal facility in Bayonne – a major public investment that will spur continued growth in the New Jersey cruise business. As part of its expansion plans, Royal Caribbean also agreed […]

  • 24 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    President Dr Mohamed Waheed inaugurated the Hulhumale Terminal last month. Speaking at the function, the President said that it was one of the government’s highest priorities to provide the people of Hulhumale with all basic facilities, considering its high population and the fast development rate. In his speech, the President noted that the port opened […]

  • 17 July 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Watermaster has presented a new video about its applications in the mining industry. These main applications are: 1. Slimes removal – removing mineral sediments, slimes, from process ponds to keep them from clogging the pumps and lowering the production rate; – slimes removal from rain/groundwater ponds in open pit mines. 2. Recovering valuable materials – […]

  • 12 July 2013

    Terminal de Contenedores de Tenerife (TCT), the concessionaire of the new container terminal at the East Dock in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, inaugurated the new facilities. The event was attended by the President of the Regional Government of the Canary Islands, Paulino Rivero, the Minister for Public Works, Ana Pastor, the mayor of Santa Cruz […]

  • 9 July 2013

    On June 26, the signing ceremony for the first stage project of Panama Colon Container Terminal Phase III Project was held in Colon, Panama. The representative of the client, Taiwan Changrong Colon Container Terminal Company, and the representative of Jamaica Regional Management Center of CHEC attended the signing ceremony. After the signing ceremony, both parties […]

  • 2 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The 9th International Port & Terminal Technology Conference 2013 will take place in Amsterdam on 27 & 28 November. Abstracts already received from companies such as Kalmar, Inform GmbH, Trelleborg Marine Systems, Marine Construction and Technologies Ltd, Rapiscan Systems, International Terminal Solutions, Englander Knabe & Allen… Established as a relevant, technical and informative event, the […]

  • 2 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) is the organisation responsible for managing and monitoring Abbot Point’s port environment, and they have recognised that seagrasses are an important and sensitive component of marine habitats within the port and are committed to monitoring and maintaining the health of these habitats. The baseline assessments and experimental program at […]

  • 1 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, in partnership with the City of New Bedford, will host an informational meeting (July 2, 2013, 613 Pleasant Street New Bedford, MA) regarding the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal. Once constructed, the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal will be the first facility in the nation designed to support the construction, […]

  • 28 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The foundation design scheme for New Container Terminal in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, smoothly passed the review, showing the scientific and rigorous design management level of CHEC, which strongly promoted the implementation of the project. On May 6, the client formally approved the two major design changes of “selecting large cylinder structural style for breakwater” and […]

  • 27 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    In May 2013, Konecranes received an order worth USD 56 million (EUR 43 million) from the Port of Houston Authority (PHA) in the US. The order includes four Super Post Panamax STS (Ship-to-Shore) cranes and three RTG (Rubber Tired Gantry) cranes. These will be the biggest Konecranes STS cranes ever built. The STS cranes will […]

  • 27 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Ben Vree, APM Terminals Europe Region CEO, cited healthy projected volume increases in Eastern Europe and the increasingly important Russian market as bright spots in an otherwise gloomy outlook for European container market growth as a keynote speaker at the TOC Container Supply Chain Conference Europe event at the port industry’s largest annual European conference. […]

  • 25 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, is proposing maintenance dredging of the Buttermilk Bay Federal Navigation Project (FNP) in Bourne, Mass. The authorized FNP provides for a 7-foot deep by 100-foot wide channel at mean lower low water (MLLW) through the sandbar blocking the natural channel connecting Buzzards and Buttermilk Bays. The […]

  • 24 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Board of Directors of the Georgia Ports Authority today elected Robert S. Jepson Jr. of Savannah to serve a second term as chairman of the board. Jepson was first appointed to the Board of Directors in 2008 and previously served as vice chairman. The new vice chairman will be James A. Walters, and Stephen […]

  • 19 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    DP World and Jawaharlal Nehru Port today held a ceremonial signing of the concession awarded to DP World to construct and operate a new container terminal at the port. DP World received the Letter of Award for the new Nhava Sheva (India) Gateway Terminal project in November last year. The ceremonial concession document was exchanged […]

  • 19 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The APM Terminals facility at Rotterdam’s new Maasvlakte 2 will probably become the world’s most automated facility: unmanned (remote‐controlled) Ship‐to‐Shore 25‐wide container gantries and Automatic Guided Vehicles/AGV communicating between the StS gantries and the fully automated stacking cranes. It should all result in an exceptional high production, allowing the terminal to reach its planned 2.7 […]

  • 19 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust and Dubai-based DP World inked an agreement for development of the new container terminal in Navi Mumbai. Regarding this contract, N.N. Kumar, JNPT Chairman, stated: “JNPT has signed a concession agreement with Nhava Sheva Gateway Terminal, a subsidiary of DP World of Dubai, for the development of standalone container handling facility […]

  • 14 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP) undertakes annual maintenance dredging at the Port of Weipa. A Long Term Dredge Management Plan (LTDMP) was developed by SKM in August 2009 to support an application to the Commonwealth for a 10 Year Sea Dumping Permit. In addition, two addendum documents developed by NQBP were provided to the Commonwealth […]

  • 12 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Senior APM Terminals leaders met with the Nigerian Federal Minister of Industry, Trade & Investment, Mr. Olusegun Aganga and a delegation of government officials and advisors in The Hague as part of ongoing discussions on port infrastructure investment to promote Nigerian economic development through access to world-class logistics capabilities. Overall African port utilization currently exceeds […]

  • 3 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    LLX announced that the INEA (State Environmental Department) has awarded a construction license for T-MULT, a port terminal for several types of cargo. Located at TX2, T-MULT will handle general cargo and project cargo, liquid and solid bulk and agricultural produce, amongst others. “The awarding of this license is a milestone in the development of […]

  • 30 May 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    14 brand new Kalmar straddle carriers have arrived at the Port of Tilbury, owned by Forth Ports, this month as part of a £20million investment programme at the port’s London Container Terminal. The deal reflects a strong relationship between both companies, with many of the port’s existing straddle carriers having been previously provided by Kalmar. […]

  • 30 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    LLX Logística S.A., the private Brazilian company developing Açu Superport, the largest port infrastructure investment in Latin America, which will be the Brazilian hub for the Oil and Gas industry and one of the largest ports in the world, announces that on May 17, 2013, the Environmental State Agency issued an installation license for the […]

  • 28 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Following the successful delivery of the specially designed linkspan bridge in January, Associated British Ports’ (ABP) £26m Grimsby River Terminal development reached another milestone with the arrival of a large reinforced concrete floating pontoon designed and built by GRAHAM Construction. The pontoon was towed from the River Tyne to the Port of Grimsby, a 123 […]

  • 27 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Business, Dr. Chris Cardona, together with Parliamentary Secretary Dr. Edward Zammit Lewis, recently visited the Malta Freeport Terminal Ltd. During this visit, the parties discussed the stiff competition in the Mediterranean region between terminal operators. Freeport management briefed the minister about the Eur 175 million investment carried […]

  • 21 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    APM Terminals has announced its Q1 2013 financial results. HIGHLIGHTS • Profit of USD 166m (USD 226m). Gains of USD 73m after tax were included in 2012; • RQIC was 12.0% (20.1%); • Cash flow from operating activities was USD 242m (USD 185m); • Number of containers handled was 8.6m TEU (8.6m TEU); • A […]

  • 21 May 2013

    Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has completed the heightening of six quay cranes at MSC Home Terminal, which is the largest container terminal in the port of Antwerp, Belgium. The project, undertaken by Kalmar’s specialist Crane Services team, facilitates the continued expansion of the port by making it possible to handle larger container ships. The project […]

  • 21 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Green groups’ claims about future development at Abbot Point coal port reveal their hypocrisy and determination to oppose any and every development to the detriment of the Queensland economy and Queenslanders. The Australian Marine Conservation Society’s depiction of proposed expansion of Abbot Point as a ‘mega-port’ was misleading, Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, […]