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  • 23 March 2012

    In January 2012 Konecranes received an order for three RTGs from Slovenian port operator Luka Koper. This is Konecranes’ seventh RTG delivery to Luka Koper, who already has 10 Konecranes RTGs in its fleet, as well as Konecranes STS cranes, grab unloaders and reach stackers. The three recently ordered cranes will be delivered in October […]

  • 22 March 2012

    The Greater Lafourche Port Commission  announced a $500,000 investment from Shell Oil Company, received at monthly board meeting. Shell representative Mary Grace Anderson, the Mars Development Manager, presented the check to the entire community on behalf of the Mars B Deepwater Platform Project. Shell’s contribution is to be used toward the Fourchon Beach Repair/ Renourishment […]

  • 22 March 2012

    Rep. Deborah Ruggiero, who co-chaired a joint commission studying the potential of development at Rhode Island’s ports, and Rep. Laurence Ehrhardt, who served on the commission and whose district encompasses the Port of Davisville, applauded passage yesterday by the House Committee on Finance of a revenue bond for maintenance dredging around the piers of the […]

  • 22 March 2012

    The Greens are the only party to oppose offshore dumping in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, as the Labor, Liberal and National parties voted down a Greens motion to stop any further offshore dumping approvals. A Galaxy poll last week revealed 88 per cent of Queenslanders are opposed to the dumping of dredge […]

  • 22 March 2012

      APM Terminals’ Moin Container Terminal (TCM) Concession Agreement with the Government of Costa Rica has received final endorsement from Costa Rica’s Comptroller General Office. With this, APM Terminals will be able to start the 18-month implementation phase performing all the required studies and final design work which once completed, will be submitted to the […]

  • 21 March 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

      Caterpillar Inc. announced today a new expansion project for the company’s manufacturing facility in Xuzhou, China. Once completed in 2016, it will increase hydraulic excavator production at Caterpillar Xuzhou Limited (CXL) by an additional 80 percent. Caterpillar also announced plans today to begin production of wheeled excavators at CXL beginning in early 2014, further […]

  • 21 March 2012

    FSUE “Rosmorport” general director A.V.Lavrishchev became a party to the joint meeting on the issues of Olya seaport development during his working trip to Astrakhan region. The meeting was originally initiated by the head of Rosmorrechflot A.A.Davydenko and the head of Astrakhan region goverment K.A.Markelov. The meeting took place on Saturday, March, 19 2012. The […]

  • 21 March 2012

    The Port, one of the UK’s major deep sea ports, has increased tonnage of cargoes handled by 66% compared to 2010 and has broken its own records for handling cars, containers and bulk cargoes in the form of wood pellets. Total tonnage recorded for 2011 increased by 2.1 million tonnes to 5.3 million tonnes. The […]

  • 20 March 2012

    On March 16, TERCAT took delivery of four Super-Post-Panamax quay cranes for its new container terminal at Muelle Prat, making a total of eight such cranes at the facility. TERCAT, a member of the Hutchison Port Holdings Group, received the first four quay cranes for Muelle Prat on 6 March. The cranes have a height […]

  • 20 March 2012

    “As a country emerging from the shadows of terrorism into a bright, prosperous future, Sri Lanka has many challenges to face and many opportunities to exploit“, stated Secretary Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa. He expressed these views today (March 20), delivering the keynote address as Chief Guest at the inauguration ceremony […]

  • 20 March 2012

    The Transport Minister, Senator Idris Umar, said yesterday that the inland river port in Onitsha, the commercial center of the South-east would soon become operational, reports The Sun News. At the 19th Leadership Forum of the Pilot Newspapers in Abuja, Senator Umar assured that work on the port has been over 95% completed and the […]

  • 19 March 2012

      APM Terminals is building a new container terminal at Maasvlakte II in the Port of Rotterdam opening in November 2014 that promises to set the pace for new terminal design and customer satisfaction levels. Executives announced today the selection of container handling equipment for horizontal transport of containers that offers higher productivity levels and […]

  • 19 March 2012

    Fugro has announced the acquisition of EMU Ltd, a Southhampton-based independent marine survey and environmental consultancy specialist with annual revenues of over EUR 20 million. EMU is an independent marine survey and environmental consultancy specialist with annual revenues of over EUR 20 million. Based in Southampton, it also has premises in Portsmouth, Edinburgh, UK, Dinard, […]

  • 16 March 2012

    The Mersey Docks and Harbour Company Limited plans to announce a tender for dredging works at the port area. Officials’ plan is to appoint a contractor to undertake a package of dredging, quay wall construction and infilling works at “Liverpool 2” (Liverpool’s new deep water container terminal), Port of Liverpool, which will be located adjacent […]

  • 16 March 2012

    Ranong provincial administration is requesting a budget of 295 million baht for the development of Ranong Port to boost local economy, at the upcoming mobile Cabinet meeting. Peerasak Hinmuangkao, governor of Ranong, said that the Ranong port was built nearly 50 years ago and is in need of restoration. Work would include alterations to the […]

  • 16 March 2012

    Kystverket Nordland has announced tender for the dredging works at the Kabelvag area. Kystverket is the project manager and developer of the project, “Clean Harstad Harbour”. The project will further develop a fairway in Harstadbotn, and environmentally clear the sludge by dredging and capping. The masses from the clearing will be placed in a waterside […]

  • 16 March 2012

    APM Terminals has opened a Hong Kong office to further expand its partnerships with Asia-based customers when making global network decisions on port calls and inland routing. “We want to be more of a resource partner with intelligent solutions rather than just a vendor. So we’ve beefed up our client teams with people who have […]

  • 15 March 2012

    The Chairman of the 5 man ad-hoc Committee in charge of investigating activities of illegal dredging operators on Lagos Waterways, Hon. Rotimi Abiru, stated that his committee has determined several unregistered dredging operators on Lagos waterways with no permission to operate, perpetrating illegal land reclamation, stockpiling of sand and dredging, at the expense of the […]

  • 15 March 2012

    The Union Minister of Shipping, Shri G.K. Vasan informed the Rajya Sabha today in a written reply to a question that the Government has requested all coastal States in the country to explore the possibility to set up a new Major Port or a new Ship Building yard or a composite Port-Cum-Shipbuilding yard their States […]

  • 15 March 2012

      Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. achieved a record revenue of EUR 2.8 billion in 2011 (2010: EUR 2.7 billion). Net profit declined to EUR 254 million (2010: EUR 311 million), though it should be noted that the 2010 result included exceptional pre-tax gains of EUR 33.6 million. In spite of the decline in net profit […]

  • 14 March 2012

    The House of Representatives wants its Committee on Marine Transport to ask the Minister of Transport to explain the actual position of the dredging work on the River Niger, reports Business Day. The Committee will also have to invite the Managing Director of National Inland Waterways and the contractors handling the project. A report is […]

  • 14 March 2012

    Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise (LPLE) and International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the operation of the container terminal of Tolaram [email protected] ICTSI has been selected as the preferred operator for a sub-concession to equip and operate thecontainer terminal on an exclusive basis for a 20 year period, […]

  • 14 March 2012

    As the UNESCO mission draws to a close after investigating impacts of mining infrastructure on the Great Barrier Reef, WWF calls on Minister Burke to place a moratorium on approving new large-scale industrial developments until a comprehensive assessment of environmental impacts has been completed. While WWF welcomed the federal government’s decision to press the pause […]

  • 14 March 2012

    Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Chicago is scheduled to host a Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment Workshop March 27-28 to identify major waterway safety hazards, estimate risk levels, evaluate potential mitigation measures, and set the stage for implementation of selected measures to further reduce risks in the port. The PAWSA workshop is an opportunity to […]

  • 14 March 2012

    Caterpillar Inc. today announced plans to expand its manufacturing facility in Sumter, South Carolina, that will nearly triple the square footage. The facility currently produces small hydraulic cylinders used in a variety of Cat® products. The additional capacity will bring the production of large hydraulic cylinders from the company’s Joliet, Illinois, facility to Sumter. Once […]

  • 14 March 2012

      The General Organisation of Sea Ports (GOP) announced that the Kingdom of Bahrain has been selected as the venue for the World Maritime Day Parallel Event 2012 by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Council. This high-profile event will focus on maritime-themed activities based on the 2012 theme – “IMO: One hundred years after the […]