Month: December 2016

The largest port relocation project in history

In 2016 MSC PSA European Terminal (MPET) in Antwerp, formerly known as the MSC Home Terminal, has moved its operations from the Delwaidedock on the right bank of the river Scheldt to the Deurganckdock on the left bank. With this purpose the terminal on the left bank has been expanded to an annual capacity of 9 mln TEU. The […]

Cosco and Hutchison join forces in Hong Kong

COSCO Shipping Ports Limited (Cosco) and Hutchison Port Holdings Trust (HPHT) announced on Monday, 19th of December, of an agreement to jointly manage 3 terminal operating companies in the port of Hong Kong. The agreement concerns COSCO-HIT Terminals (Hong Kong) Limited (CHT), which is held 50/50 by Cosco and HPHT through intermediary companies and owns […]

Notorious Ilyichevsk finds a new victim

The global terminal developer and operator Hutchison Ports signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ukraine’s Sea Commercial Port Chernomorsk (formerly known as Ilyichevsk) on the Black Sea, as announced by the port’s press release. The document was signed during the visit of the Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelyan to the UK, in particular […]

A new Russian cruise port to be built in Kaliningrad

Pionersky cruise terminal

The borders of the port of Kaliningrad (Russia) have been extended to include the site for development of a new terminal in the town of Pionersky, writes PortNews agency quoting Victor Olersky, Deputy Minister of Russian Transport and Head of the Federal Agency “Rosmorrechflot”. According to him, the terminal’s construction is to commence in 2017. […]

HMM pulled out of the race for Long Beach Terminal

TTI Long Beach container terminal, California

South Korea’s Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. (HMM) has withdrawn from a joint bid with MSC for a controlling 54% stake in Total Terminals International LLC (TTI), an operator of Long Beach Terminal, California, writes The Wall Street Journal. In the beginning of December HMM and MSC formed a consortium to jointly acquire the stake in […]

Spanish engineers offer innovative spreader flippers

Inamer S.L., an engineering company from Algeciras (Spain) with several container terminal maintenance service contracts, is attracting interest from spreader manufacturers with its Flexi-Flipper developed in cooperation with engineers from Cádiz University, writes World Cargo News. Unlike a regular one-piece flipper on an STS crane spreader, the patented Flexi-Flipper comprises upper and lower heavy duty […]

ICTSI completes Victoria Container Terminal in Melbourne

Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) recently celebrated the completion of its terminal in Webb Dock in Melbourne, Australia ahead of schedule, announces today’s press release of Philippine’s port operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI). “This is an achievement that everyone who have helped build the terminal and invested in the success of the State […]

Strategic alliance of Noatum and Algeposa in Sagunto, Spain

Spanish major terminal operator Noatum and Algeposa Group, one of Spain’s leading logistic operators, agreed to integrate the assets and teams of their companies functioning in the port of Sagunto, 25 km north of Valencia, announced yesterday’s press release of Noatum. The alliance of Logística Portuaria de Sagunto, S.A. and Noatum Terminal Polivalente Sagunto will result […]

Ports America to develop a mega-port in Nova Scotia

Novaporte new container terminal in Canada

Ports America, the largest terminal operator and stevedore in the United States, and Sydney Harbour Investment Partners (SHIP) have agreed to form a development group to attract customers and investors and advise on the operational configuration of Novaporte, a new Canadian container terminal in the Port of Sydney, Nova Scotia, writes Port Technology today. According to […]

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