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APM Terminals Vado Orders 19 Straddle Carriers

Kalmar straddle carriers Photo APM Terminals Vado

APM Terminals has signed a contract for the delivery of 19 advanced container handlers which will employ advanced diesel/electric power sourcing to increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions for Italy’s newest container terminal. Vado, Italy – APM Terminals has concluded a contract with Finnish-based container handling equipment manufacturer Kalmar for the delivery of 19 Hybrid Straddle Carriers for the new 800,000 TEU annual capacity deepwater APM Terminals Vado facility now under construction on northern Italy’s Ligurian Coast.

Transas simulation solutions help to develop a plan of the New Container Terminal in MIP, Turkey

Dokuz Eylul University Maritime Faculty, Turkey has conducted a study to develop a new "East Mediterranean Container Terminal" in Mersin International Port (MIP) using Transas Simulation solutions. Yapı Proje Uygulama (YPU) that manage construction project of new container terminal chose the Dokuz Eylul University Maritime Faculty for this project after a comprehensive market research. Vice President of YPU Mr. Ali Ihsan GUNER stated: "Dokuz Eylul University Maritime Faculty has the most advanced simulation system and the most experienced academic staff for Port Design and Planning in Turkey".

Container Census & Container Equipment Insight Publication

Frontispiece: Image DMR

Described by publishers Drewry Maritime Research as the definitive Annual enhanced with quarterly updates released in July, October, January and April. The use of containers revolutionised the shipping industry, so the market dynamics that affect the actual boxes used needs serious consideration. This is where Drewry Maritime Research’s new Container Census and Container Equipment Insight subscription provides regular relevant data and analysis. Both reports are researched and written by Drewry’s container equipment specialist Andrew Foxcroft it contains a level of detail…

Crowley Acquires 500 New 40' Containers

Brings Company Investment in New Equipment for 2011 to more than $23 Million. Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner services group is continuing to grow and update its equipment fleet to better serve customers with the addition of 500 new 40-foot, high-cube containers. The acquisition adds to the company's already robust equipment fleet of more than 45,000 units, as well as phases out some older containers. The new containers, which have a capacity of 2,700 cubic feet, will be used in all liner service operations in Latin America, the Caribbean and Puerto Rico.

Nitin Gadkari Inaugurates New Projects at Kamarajar Port

Nitin Gadkari, Indian Shipping Minister. Photo: Official FB Page of Nitin Gadkari

The Indian Union Minister of Shipping Nitin Gadkari has said that an investment of INR  2500bn (USD 39bn) is being made in Tamil Nadu under Sagarmala program. Of this Rs.39,000 crore will be for port modernization, Rs.55,000 crore for port connectivity and Rs.1,50,000 crore for port led industrialization. The minister said this at Kamarajar Port in Chennai, where he inaugurated several new projects. The projects include a New Container Terminal worth Rs.1270 crore, a new multi cargo terminal worth Rs.151 crores, Railway line to Container and Multi cargo terminal worth Rs.

Container Gantry Cranes Ordered for MSC/TN Facility at Le Havre

The company SETO has ordered three giant new container gantry cranes from the Chinese group ZPMC to be installed at the future MSC/TN terminal at Port 2000, the new container facility under construction at the Port of Le Havre. SETO is a partnership between the shipping line Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and stevedoring company Terminaux de Normandie (TN), created to secure the necessary investment for shipping development at Le Havre. According to a company statement, SETO's investments to date for straddle carriers, mobile cranes and gantry cranes have surpassed ?32 million (US$31.3 million). SETO has also taken options on the purchase of seven additional cranes.

Port Terminal Proposal Rejected

Transport Minister Tony McNulty accepted the recommendation of the Dibden Bay Inquiry Inspector to turn down proposals for a new container terminal on Southampton Water. This decision was based on the individual merits of this application. Associated British Ports proposed to build a 1.85 kmlong, six berth deep water quay at Dibden Bay covering some 240 hectares of the site, known as the Dibden Reclaim, and taking some 76 hectares of intertidal foreshore, some of it designated as of international conservation importance, to provide new container terminal facilities. "The Government fully recognizes the nation's and industry's needs for additional container port capacity in order to meet future economic demand, but every proposed port development must be justified on its own merits.

TMEIC GE Awarded Contract in Peru

TMEIC GE is providing its MaxSpeed crane control system featuring TMdrive-10 controls, Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), and Crane Management Systems for DP World’s new container port in Callao, Peru, near the capital, Lima. The new container terminal with one million TEU capacity, will initially be constructed with two berths comprising 650 meters of quay line and 22 hectares of yard, and is expected to be operational second quarter, 2010. The berths will initially be capable of handling vessels of up to 8,000 TEU nominal capacity. Callao is the largest and fastest growing container port on the west coast of South America.   (www.tmeicge.com)

Port of Montréal Expands Global Reach

Photo:  Port of Montreal

Investments made by the Government of Canada and the Montréal Port Authority to enhance the Port of Montréal’s infrastructure will make the global movement of goods more fluid, create direct and indirect jobs in transportation systems across the country, contribute to national prosperity and help grow the middle class. The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Ms. Sylvie Vachon…

Jakarta's New Container Terminal Starts Operating

A new container terminal at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia

On August 18, a new container terminal built by NYK Line together with PT. Pelabuhan Indonesia II (Persero) (IPC), Mitsui & Co. Ltd. and PSA International Pte Ltd  opened for commercial service at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia. This new terminal will be operated by the newly established company PT New Priok Container Terminal One. The terminal will have an annual handling capacity of approximately 1.5 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of containers, an overall berth length of 850 meters and a 16-meter draft…

Maersk Line To Order Five Containerships

Maersk Line will reportedly build five new container ships at the group’s Odense Staalskibsvaerft shipyard. The new vessels, all of the big S-type class, are scheduled for delivery in 1999 and 2000. In 1998, Maersk Line took delivery of four new S-type container ships built at the Odense shipyard.

Moffatt & Nichol Contract for Bulgarian Ports

Moffatt & Nichol announced that it has recently signed a contract with the Bulgarian Ports and Infrastructure Company for detailed design of two new container terminals at the Black Sea ports of Varna and Bourgas in the Republic of Bulgaria. In a joint venture with Japanese consulting firm Oriental Consultants, Moffatt & Nichol will be responsible for the detailed design, tender assistance, and construction supervision for the two new container terminals. This project will be managed through the firm’s London office. The project, which has been financed by a $410m loan provided by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), is expected to last 80 months. Local engineering and design support will be provided by Bulgarian sub-consultants.

New Dry-Freight Box Prices on the Rise

File image CCL3

Prices for new dry freight containers increased in the opening months of 2014 for the first time in two years, observes Drewry's latest 'Container Leasing and Container Census'. Standard box prices declined gradually throughout 2013, falling by late in the year to their lowest point since 2009, and they have so far barely managed to recover 10% by April 2014. They presently stand at much the same level as one year ago. “It is too early to say whether the equipment pricing trend as truly reversed…

Maersk Line: Market Share Down a Touch in 2017

Maersk Line, the world's largest container shipping company and a part of the A.P. Moller-Maersk group, sees its capacity market share slipping to around 14 percent in 2017 from 15.9 percent now, according to presentations. Between now and 2016, the company says it expects to keep up with market growth and retierated it would spend about $3 bilion a year until 2020 in new vessel orders as well as new containers and on maintainance, according to a presentation that will be given to investors on Wednesday. Reporting by Sabina Zawadzki

Port of Albany Reports Increase in Container Traffic

Mayor Gerald D. Jennings today announced that, in its first six months, the Port of Albany’s new container service has resulted in more than 325 containers passing through the Port, generating additional work for longshore labor, and successfully opening an exciting new chapter for business at the Port. “It has been a busy six months,” Mayor Jennings said. “Since April, over 325 containers have been handled at the Port, which is great news for our longshoremen, and promises a very bright future for Port of Albany. The new container cargo at the Port includes artificial Christmas trees, olive oil, tile, safety products and logs. In addition to this cargo, the Port of Albany continues to receive all of its traditional cargo including grain, molasses, heavy lift equipment and wood pulp.

Zim to Buy Cargo Ships for $266.4m

The board of Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. has approved the purchase of two container ships for $266.4 million and has option on a third, according Globe Online. The ships will be delivered in early 2010. Last June, the company announced plans to buy eight new container ships for $1 billion from South Korea’s Hyundai Shipyards. This purchase will increase Zim’s fleet by 30%. Source: Globe Online

KCI Konecranes Signs With Ukrainian Port

Ukrainian terminal operator UkrTransKonteiner, KCI Konecranes and its Ukrainian crane manufacturer partner Zaparozhcrane have signed a cooperation agreement on the development of the Iljicevski marine merchant port (IMMP) in Ukraine. The agreement was signed at the "Finnish-Ukrainian Business Forum" held in connection with the Finnish Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen's visit in Kiev, Ukraine. The Ukrainian Vice-Prime Minister, Stanislav Stashevski and a business delegation from Finland headed by Stig Gustavson, Chairman of KCI Konecranes, also attended the seminar. The Iljicevski seaport has announced a program for the development of a new container terminal. The program aims at improving the turnaround times for ships and thereby increase the container traffic to the port.

Three New Container Cranes for Greece

KCI Konecranes has been contracted for the design and supply of key components for three post-Panamax ship-to-shore (STS) container cranes to the new port of Astakos in Western Greece operated by J.V. Astakos Terminal S.A. Delivery is due in December 2005.

NOL to Help Develop a New Container Terminal

Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) has been advised by the Port of Rotterdam that a consortium comprising NOL, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Mitsui OSK Lines, DP World and CMA CGM has been awarded the right to equip and operate the first container terminal to be developed at Maasvlakte 2 in Rotterdam. The 156 hectare terminal will have a capacity of around 4 million TEU and is expected to be operational in 2013. NOL’s share of the consortium will be 20%.

Gerda Maersk Make Maiden Call at Slovenia's Koper

Luka Koper (Image by Port Authority)

Slovenia's Luka Koper port welcomed its largest container ship to date, as the 367 metre Gerda Maersk moored on Tuesday, just weeks after completing a long-awaited deepening of its seabed to allow larger ships to dock. The Gerda Maersk weighing 10,150 TEU - berthed there on Tuesday after another container ship - of China’s Alliance Ocean 3 - weighing 5,668 TEU, arrived in the port two days ago. Koper is currently the largest container port in the northern Adriatic. "Both alliances chose Koper for the first Adriatic port in their route…

ICTSI expanding in Australia, Iraq

Pic by International Container Terminal Services

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has paid $5.8 million for the remaining 10 percent of Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) it doesn’t own that was held by Anglo Ports. ICTSI now fully controls VICT, who in 2014 signed a $509m agreement to design, build, commission, operate, maintain and finance the Port of Melbourne’s new international container terminal. The new container terminal is part of Melbourne’s us$1.5 billion port capacity project, which the port believes is vital for economic growth in the Australian state of Victoria.

Crowley Receives New 40-ft. Reefers

Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner services group has begun to take delivery of 929 new 40-ft. refrigerated (reefer) high-cube containers, 1,453 new 45-ft. containers, 1,453 chassis and 347 generator sets. The equipment, all of which is arriving in Jacksonville, FL, during the next four months, is being deployed in the company's Latin America, Caribbean and Puerto Rico liner services as soon as it is received to meet increased customer demand. The new containers will complement an order received in 2006 for 5,942 new 45-ft. (102-in. wide) dry containers, 40- and 45-ft. chassis, 40-ft. high cube refrigerated containers and gensets. Like the containers delivered in 2006, the new boxes were built to Crowley's high security specifications.

Geest Launches New Service

By the end of this week Geest North Sea Line launches a new container service linking Grangemouth in Scotland with Rotterdam. The service runs twice a week, once direct and once via Teesport. The frequency of the Teesport service will be increased from three times to five times a week. Geest now offers direct sailings on four ports (also on Hull and Tilbury) in England and Scotland. Via this multi-porting concept it can minimize trucking distances in the UK. More information: www.geest.nl.

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