For many years, what to do with the Steinwerder Süd area in the centre of the Port of Hamburg, the site of the former HHLA and Buss terminals and HDW shipyard, has been a problem for Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) and city planners, and various proposals have got the thumbs-down over the years
Santos port authority Codesp is to sell off as scrap two STS cranes at T37, formerly occupied by the bankrupt Libra Group. Dismantling work has been authorised by the National Waterway Transportation Agency (Antaq), and the decision has been published in the Official Federal Gazette.
The port of Acajutla El Salvador, recently took delivery of two Genma mobile harbour cranes, built by Rainbow Heavy Industries. The model GHC150 cranes, with a maximum capacity under hook of 150t and maximum radius of 54m, will be used to handle containers, general cargo and dry bulk. Up to now the port has relied entirely on ships’ gear.
Hutchison Ports has signed an MoU with the Egyptian Government to develop a new container terminal at Abu Qir, close to Alexandria. The firm will
train more than 1,500 Egyptians to work in skilled positions on the construction project, and it is anticipated that the facility will have an annual handling capacity of 1M TEU.
The past six months have seen management at Jeddah’s Red Sea Gateway Terminal (RSGT) conclude a number of deals with overseas entities. It supports their strategy of using the company’s knowledge and experience to offer advice and solutions to port, shipping and logistics projects outside of Saudi Arabia.
The Estonian Port of Tallinn has awarded contracts to Cavotec and Trelleborg to install their respective MoorMaster and AutoMoor automated vacuum mooring systems at three berths in the City Old Harbour.
Canada’s Minister of Transport Marc Garneau has announced that the federal government will invest C$46.2M in the Port of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island to expand its Duke Point Terminal, which is operated by DP World
A consortium led by Cosco Shipping Ports (CSP), which is building the Peruvian Port of Chancay, wants to increase investment in the initial stage of the project by US$723M, bringing the total project amount to US$3B.Cosco holds a 60% stake in the project and is partnered by local company Volcan
Port landlord Port Autonome de Kribi has named ICTSI of the Philippines as the preferred bidder for the 25-year concession to operate the multipurpose terminal at the deepwater port of Kribi in Cameroon
The Kenyan Government has signed an MoU with MSC and Kenyan National Shipping Line (KNSL) over a concession to operate the new container terminal at Mombasa, but the deal faces opposition from politicians and trades unions
DP World is re-entering the Indonesia market. A deal concluded in the past month will see the world’s third largest operator
of container terminals invest in a new US$1.2B integrated port and logistics complex at Gresik, East Java
The Port of Trieste has ratified a contract with the Government of Hungary and two private Hungarian firms, Teseco and Seastock, to develop and operate a multipurpose terminal in the port’s Noghere zone, formerly occupied by the Aquila oil refinery
Mexico’s Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT), along with API Manzanillo (the port authority) and the State of Colima, is to provide funding for the development of four new cargo handling terminals at the country’s largest Pacific coast port of Manzanillo
The US Senate is opposing Shanghai International Port Group’s (SIPG) role in the construction of Haifa Bay Port in Israel, despite which, both the Israel Ports Development and Assets Company and the planning authorities are going ahead with the work.
Following the approval from Argentina’s Ministry of Transport for the bidding documents, a new tender has been issued for a single concession to manage all three of the Buenos Aires’ container terminals in the Puerto Nuevo area of the port (i.e. not Dock Sud, where Exolgan is located).
Russia’s key Baltic oil pipeline port, Primorsk, is set to become a major new general cargo port, under the plans announced by a new company, Multipurpose Reloading Complex Ltd (PUPK) and the St Petersburg regional government.
Portugal’s minister of the sea, Ana Paula Vitorino, has told parliament that the tender for the future Vasco da Gama container terminal at the Port of Sines should come with a 50-year concession, as opposed to the usual 30 years.
Ukraine’s state-run seaport of Odessa (OMTP) has given the go-ahead to a joint initiative of CMA CGM and locally based
Brooklyn-Kyiv (BK) to double the capacity of BK’s container terminal in the port’s Cereal Harbour.
MSC’s port terminals division, Terminal Investment Limited Sàrl (TIL), has submitted the only offer for the Port of Valencia’s fourth
container terminal (WorldCargo News, September 2018, p12, November 2018, p4, and April 2019, p32).
Maersk Line and the Commerce Bureau of Nansha have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will result in the world’s largest container shipping company developing an international logistics and cargo distribution centre in the southern Chinese city.
The North Carolina State Ports Authority (NC Ports) has successfully appealed a decision to deny it a permit for widening its turning circle in the Cape Fear River to accommodate 14,000 TEU vessels calling Wilmington
Eurogate has taken strong exception to claims made by Horst Bartels, the owner of Nordfrost, that it is holding back the development of Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven (CTW). Nordfrost is a key tenant in the JWP logistics park in the port
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has offered his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni a parcel of land on which to build a dry port. The site is in the city of Naivasha, which is 100 km west of Nairobi and the terminus for the second stage of Kenya’s standard gauge railway network (SGR).
Taipei-based Wan Hai Lines has acquired 20% of Da Nang Port JSC for VND397M (US$17M). The port is located in the central region of Vietnam
and has seen robust traffic flows in recent years. In 2018, it handled just over 370,000 TEU, which was up 5.9% on the 349,500 TEU processed in 2017.
Singapore’s PSA has ordered 160 fully electric AGVs for its Tuas Mega Port project. VDL Group will supply 80 machines, and another 80 will be
delivered by the Land Systems (LS) division of Singapore’s ST Engineering, pursuant to its licensing agreement with Gaussin Manugistique.
Cerros de Valparaíso Terminal SA (TCVAL) has exercised its contractual rights and notified the Valparaíso Port Company (EPV) that it will end its concession agreement to build, maintain and operate Terminal 2 at Chile’s second largest container port.
The Port of Vladivostok (VMTP), part of FESCO Transport Group, will receive five new multipurpose, double level-luffing portal cranes during 2020, as part of an equipment modernisation and upgrade programme for the port’s Universal Terminal (YT).
Novoroslesexport Container Terminal (NLE), owned and operated by Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port (NMTP), has installed 720 new reefer sockets, increasing its one-time reefer storage capacity to 1,500 containers.
Malta Freeport is expanding its annual capacity to over 4M TEU. The facility handled 3.31M TEU last year, and is described by shareholder Yilport as “operating at elevated capacity in a difficult and highly competitive environment”.
The project to widen the Vridi Canal, which provides access to the Port of Abidjan via Ébrié Lagoon, has been completed. The canal, which was originally built in 1951, has been deepened from 14m to 22m, and widened from 200m to 350m.