Month: September 2017

Russian ports pressed to charge in rubles

Russian port handling charges

The question of stevedoring rates in the Russian ports is again on the federal agenda. In mid-August, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered to convert the port handling charges of Russian stevedoring companies into rubles as from 1 January 2018, but, as it often happens in Russian practice, “with certain provisos for particular situations and particular […]

COSCO buys majority stake in Zeebrugge container terminal from APMT

APMT Zeebrugge

APM Terminals and Hong Kong-based COSCO Shipping Ports Ltd, a subsidiary of China COSCO Shipping Corporation Ltd, have agreed on the sale of APM Terminals’ 76% shares in the APMT Zeebrugge container terminal in Belgium to COSCO Shipping Ports, informed APMT yesterday. Currently, APM Terminals owns 51% in the facility, therefore, it has been agreed […]

Kalmar and Navis make VICT in Melbourne fully automated

Kalmar and Navis, both companies are part of the Finnish Cargotec Corp., have announced today the delivery of the first OneTerminal automation solution to ICTSI’s Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) at the Port of Melbourne, Australia. Kalmar OneTerminal provides an integrated automation solution, delivered by one team, bringing together Kalmar and Navis software systems, equipment […]

Brazil’s large container terminal is acquired by China Merchants Port

China Merchants Port TCP

On 4 September, during the 2017 BRICS summit in Xiamen, China Merchants Port Holdings (CMPort) signed the share purchase agreement with TCP Participações S.A. (TCP) to acquire a 90% stake in TCP, the joint-venture that operates the port of Paranaguá, Brazil, informs the Group. The disclosed purchase price is 2.89 bln Brazilian reals (USD 925 […]

Paceco to deliver RTGs for rail operations in Klaipeda

Paceco RTG Klaipeda

PACECO ESPAÑA, a Spanish leading supplier of cranes and services for container handling, has recently signed an agreement with Klaipedos Konteineriu Terminalas, Lithuania, for the delivery of 2 Transtainer (RTG) cranes. The new 16-wheeled cranes of the latest state-of-the-art PACECO ESPAÑA design have a lifting capacity of 41t under spreader and stack 1-over-5 containers high […]

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