Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC) has awarded BAM International, the operating company of Royal BAM Group active outside of Europe, a design and construct contract to build the Aqaba New Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal, 18 kilometres south of Aqaba.
Three ZPMC cranes ordered for Indian terminal at Tuticorin (Chidambaranar)
DBGT purchases three container cranes from Chinese manufacturer
ZPMC has received its first container crane order from the India Dakshin Bharat Gateway Terminal Private Company (DBGT).
DBGT has purchased a total of three units for its VO Chidambaranar Port facility.
The cranes, boasting a lifting capacity of 64 tonnes, a lifting height of 38 metres and an outreach of 47 metres, are scheduled for delivery in 2015.
In a statement DBGT said that it selected ZPMC’s cranes without hesitation as they are the most “cost-effective product in the world”.
VO Chidambaranar Port, formerly Tuticorin, is located on the southern Indian Peninsula and is the second-largest port in Tamil Nadu and the fourth-largest container terminal in the whole of India.
ICTSI revitalises Tacloban Port to support typhoon relief effort
Philippine operator takes temporary charge, mobilises PhP200 million of cargo handling equipment
International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) has been called upon by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) to take temporary charge of Tacloban Port to revitalise the port’s facilities and oversee the mass delivery of humanitarian aid from across the globe to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
“We have been closely working round-the-clock with the Department of Transportation and Telecommunication (DOTC) and the PPA to get this project running at the quickest time possible,” said Christian R. Gonzalez, head of ICTSI’s Asian Region.
“We have dispatched our equipment, which should arrive in Tacloban by Tuesday. By then, the port will be fully operational.” www.porttechnolog...
Tensions heighten over Gibraltar as Spain sails ship into British waters
The vessel 'Ramon Margalef' illegally entered the waters of Gibraltar yesterday. But despite repeated orders for it to leave by the Royal Navy, it stayed for over 20 hours.
The ambassador of Spain is to be summoned to the Foreign Office to explain the arrival of a vessel for the third time since December 2011. Foreign Office Minister David Lidington said: "When challenged by radio, the vessel responded that it was conducting survey work with the permission of the Spanish authorities and in the interests of the European Community. "This comes only two weeks after dangerous manoeuvres by a Spanish Guardia Civil vessel in the vicinity of Royal Navy vessels in British waters put lives at risk and resulted in a minor collision."
APM Terminals Rotterdam retrofits 5 cranes in preparation for larger vessels
APM Terminals has announced that it will retrofit five post-Panamax cranes at its Maasvlakte I terminal in the Port of Rotterdam to accommodate the latest generation of ultra-large container ships. A team of engineers will retrofit the cranes to a 23-container row reach in preparation for the call of the 18,000 TEU capacity Marie Maersk, the fourth vessel to be rolled-out as part of the company’s Triple-E series, which is scheduled to arrive at the facility on December 6th. The Marie Maersk is operating on the Asia/North Europe AE10 service.
Logging trade at Timaru Port runs 50 per cent ahead of last year
Logs are being loaded from Timaru's port at near-record levels, as forestry companies work through the mess left by the strong winds earlier this year. Prime Port chief executive Jeremy Boys said the logging trade since July was running 50 per cent ahead of last year. Much of it was due to forestry companies cleaning up in the wake of the high September winds, which toppled thousands of trees, and cut power to thousands of homes. "Yet we're seeing more activity than usual across all areas, with the exception of the container trade," Mr Boys said. For the year ending July, Timaru port exported more than 241,000 cubic metres of logs, but Mr Boys said it was "trending ahead of the same period last year". The Ministry for Primary Industries estimated about 1 million tonnes of logs were damaged or had to be harvested early as a result of September's high winds. New Zealand exports about 14 million cubic metres of logs per year. More at www.stuff.co.nz/t...