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Success for Terex Port Solutions in the Arabian Gulf

Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has received an order from a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) in Iraq for two Terex ship‑to‑shore cranes (STS) and three Terex rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTG). With this order including comprehensive services, TPS and ICTSI, are writing the next chapter in the history of their successful cooperation. Previously TPS has...

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Good infrastructure is one of the factors that was essential for the growth and development of ports worldwide. Recently, the Netherlands was referred to as having ‘the best port infrastructure in the world’ according to the Global Competitiveness Report 2015 – 2016 from the World Economic Forum. Dynamar Shipping Information and Consultancy’s latest report provides an...

Konecranes launch generation C range into south-east Asia Pacific

Konecranes unveiled the Generation C series of lift trucks to its south-east Asian Pacific customers during a customer event on 24 November. Approximately 100 attendees took part of the event held in Laem Chabang, Thailand. The new C-series spans the entire Konecranes product range of lift trucks (i.e. 10-65 ton fork lift trucks, container...

MacGregor receives order for cargo access systems on world’s largest commercial RoRo carriers

MacGregor has been contracted by the South Korean shipbuilding group Hyundai Heavy Industries to deliver comprehensive RoRo access equipment packages for a series of two post-Panamax 8,000 lane metre’s RoRo carriers. The vessels are under construction at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) for the Luxembourg-based operator CLdN (Cobelfret), with options for another three. The 235m...

ClassNK releases draft amendments to container ship rules

ClassNK has released draft amendments to its rules and guidance for container carriers. The amendments were approved by the ClassNK Technical Committee in Tokyo on 19 November. The ClassNK Technical Committee is made up of representatives from the shipping and shipbuilding industries as well as scholars and experts to discuss matters relating to the...

Ronald Lugthart Port Personality of the Year

Ronald Lugthart, Managing Director of Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG), has been unanimously elected as Port Personality of the Year 2015 by the Stichting Havenman van het Jaar. Mr Lugthart has won the award because of his successful guidance of the establishment of the container terminal at the Maasvlakte II this year. With RWG, the...

Ports of Amsterdam and Rotterdam solidify their partnership

The two largest ports in the Netherlands, Port of Amsterdam and Port of Rotterdam, have renewed their partnership agreement by another five years. The agreement, which the partners entered into in 2010, is set to expire this year. The two ports are satisfied with the successful alliance, which has resulted, among other things, in...

Port of Amsterdam launches campaign to reduce noise pollution

Beeps replaced by hissing sound No more beeps of vehicles in reverse like shovels, cranes, lorries and fork-lift in the Amsterdam port area. As part of a new noise reduction campaign launched by Port of Amsterdam under the name ‘HoorbaarMinder’, the Port will be replacing the beeping noises produced by vehicles in the port...

APM Terminals opens Aqaba Logistics Village expansion

The expanded, new multi-purpose distribution center will serve the Levant Region and beyond with easy access to Red Sea shipping calling Jordan’s primary port. APM Terminals, with local Jordanian partner Kawar Group, officially opened the expanded Aqaba Logistics Village (ALV) on 12 November, with a formal ceremony attended by Jordanian Prime Minister His Excellency Abdullah...

Definition of Growth

Just a few more weeks until we celebrate the beginning of 2016. With the excitement of a new year ahead, we also look back on a year where the port industry geared up for growth. Read more about the growth and development of ports worldwide in the coming issue of Port Industry. Release date...

BEST Sets STS Crane Record

In October, Barcelona Europe South Terminal (BEST) achieved another milestone for the Port of Barcelona. BEST serviced the MSC Livorno, a 14,000 TEU vessel with 8 ship-to-shore (STS) gantry cranes, the first time that a container terminal in Barcelona has operated such a high number of cranes simultaneously on a single vessel. The MSC Livorno is 365...

High-Speed 4G System for Business at Sea

For many years companies have been looking for a cost effective solution to provide a reliable internet connection while at sea. Until now, the only solutions available were satellite based and for many organisations these were out of reach financially. Microwave Vision Group has recently launched a new product called NetpuLink. With NeptuLink those at sea...

LNG as fuel for inland water vessels – New LNG Masterplan Safety Studies available

LNG as a ship fuel holds great potential for shipping to increase operational efficiency, while reducing its environmental impact – especially in the inland navigation sector. The LNG Masterplan safety studies, performed by DNV GL, were initiated by the Pro Danube Management and the Port of Rotterdam in collaboration with more than 50 companies...

Port of Amsterdam’s acquisition of PTA strengthens position in cruise market

Port of Amsterdam is acquiring a majority stake (51%) in Passenger Terminal Amsterdam (PTA) from NS Stations effective 30 December 2015. Port of Amsterdam currently holds 49% of the shares in PTA. This means PTA will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Havenbedrijf Amsterdam NV as of that date. PTA’s cruise activities fit in seamlessly...

PD Ports celebrates first anniversary of Teesport rail terminal

16 November marked the first anniversary of PD Ports’ intermodal rail terminal at Teesport. PD Ports welcomed the arrival of the first Freightliner train at the terminal in November 2014 as part of a GBP 3M investment to improve connectivity for freight movements between the Port and the rest of the UK. Initial connections...

NUTEP terminal project to bring first 10,000 TEU vessels into the Black Sea

The construction of a deepwater berth at the NUTEP terminal in the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk will allowRussia to offer regular year-round ice-free calls for vessels up to 10,000 TEU for the first time. NUTEP, a subsidiary of DeloPorts and sister company to multimodal transport specialist Ruscon, is already the largest container terminal...

Port of Hamburg reports downturn in seaborne cargo throughput in first nine months

Even Hamburg as Germany’s largest universal port clearly felt the effects of weakness in Chinese foreign trade plus the steep downturn in trade with Russia during the first nine months of the year. Totalling 104.6 million tons, seaborne cargo throughput in Hamburg was 4.8 percent lower than last year. Even if bulk cargo handling...

PD Ports appoints new general manager

In September, PD Ports welcomed on board a new general manager business development, Roy Merryweather, as part of its growth plans to generate further new business in the Company’s bulk handling operations at its North-east based port, Teesport. Roy joins PD Ports from Peel Ports where he was employed for over four years as group...

Rotterdam port tariffs again increase by less than inflation

The tariffs which visiting sea-going vessels pay in Rotterdam will increase by 0.5% next year. That is half of the past year’s inflation rate. This is in accordance with the three-year agreement made last year between Deltalinqs, VRC, VNPI and the Port Authority on changes to the port tariffs. At the time, the parties...

Significant new mega-ship facility opens at Port of Felixstowe

The Berth 9 Extension at the Port of Felixstowe, the Port of Britain, has been opened by Dr Therese Coffey MP, Deputy Leader of the House of Commons. The 190-metre extension increases the port’s capability to work two of the world’s largest containerships simultaneously. More than eighty ships of 18,000+TEU have already been handled...

World’s leading port operators conduct green activities

Thousands of port employees around the world have enthusiastically contributed their time and effort to a joint environmental initiative launched by marine terminal operators DP World, Hutchison Port Holdings Limited (HPH), APM Terminals, PSA International and Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) – five of the world’s largest port operators, and joined by the Port of...

Port of Rotterdam launches startup accelerator

On 29 October, the Port of Rotterdam Authority launched, together with its internationally recognised partners, the startup accelerator program PortXL. The port of Rotterdam and the city of Rotterdam form a magnet for people with innovative ideas and concepts. Rotterdam further steps up its ambition to be the smartest port in the world. An...

Transas VTMS for the Visakhapatnam Port

The Visakhapatnam Port, one of the leading major ports of India, selects Transas as its VTMS provider. According to the project schedule the new system will be fully operational by the end of 2015. The Visakhapatnam Port is located on the east coast of India between Chennai and Kolkata and has three main harbours....

APM Terminals announces Multipurpose Terminal JV at Qingdao Port

New multipurpose terminal in Qingdao’s Dongjiakou Port with two deep water berths set to begin operations by early 2016, and help meet the needs of China’s fast-growing grain import market. The APM Terminals Global Terminal Network will enter China’s fast-growing grain import market as part of a joint venture with Qingdao Port International (stock...