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Cristoforo Amaral da Silva, PFI Brazil correspondent

Seaports accounts for over 80 per cent by volume of International trade and commerce.

Receives new container handling equipment

Sociedad Puerto Industrial de Aguadulce S.A. (SPIA), a unit of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) in Colombia, recently received four super post Panamax quay cranes (QC) and five rubber-tired gantries (RTG) as it enters the final stage of preparation for the operational launch in 2016 of the Aguadulce Multi-User Container Terminal (AMCT) at the Port of Buenaventura, Colombia. 


Part of Canal expansion plan, new span is third to cross the 101-year-old channel

TWO Brazilian ports will receive a Reais5 billion (US$1.232 billion) investment boost over the next few years after a brace of separate projects received the green light from the Special Ports Ministry (SEP).

International Container Terminal Services, Inc., (ICTSI) the largest port operator in the Philippines has rolled out at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) the online container booking system, the Terminal Appointment Booking System (TABS).

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) is continuing with its expansion programme at the Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB). Once operations commence in 2017, four new storage blocks will further boost the efficiency and capacity of the terminal. The CTB will then be able to deal even more effectively with peak loads at the hinterland, which are expected due to the increasing number of mega-ship calls. In June, HHLA ordered another three state-of-the-art container gantry cranes for the CTB which are able to handle ships with a capacity of 20,000 standard containers (TEU). In addition, two more tracks will be laid at CTB’s container rail terminal in the medium term.

On September 21, 2015 in Managua, HKND Group announced commencement of the aerial survey along the proposed canal route. Representatives from Nicaragua Canal and Development Project Commission, HKND Group and CSA Global were present for the ceremony.

Addressing the US-Liberia Trade & Investment Forum in New York City, APM Terminals Liberia Managing Director George Adjei points to a 30% increase in import container traffic at Liberia’s largest port as a reason for great confidence in Liberian investment.

On Wednesday 16th September, under the patronage of His Excellency the President of the Republic, the Hon. Ernest Bai Koroma, an Official Ceremony has been held for the signature, by Bolloré Africa Logistics and the Port Authorities, of the Port of Freetown container terminal extension project.

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