A consortium comprised of Dutch dredging companies Boskalis and Van Oord along with Abu Dhabi’s NMDC and Belgium’s Jan de Nul will carry out a $1.5 billion expansion project on the Suez canal.
Swiss power and automation specialist ABB has signed agreements to deliver crane automation and electrification equipment to APM Terminals Lázaro Cárdenas terminal in Mexico.
The port of Veracruz in eastern Mexico is planning to invest $1.8 billion to increase capacity by 400%. A tender for the first of two new dedicated container terminals will be issued in the first quarter of 2015.
Liebherr today reports that five of its mobile harbour cranes (MHC) started operating this summer in Chile and Guatemala, while a further two were delivered to Peru and others still were ordered by Costa Rican and Brazilian terminals.
CMA CGM today announced that its Amerigo service will be introducing next month a new weekly call in Miami, which it says will develop market opportunities with Florida and Mexico.
Ports in Seattle (Washington), Norfolk (Virginia) and Newark (New Jersey) are among the beneficiaries of this year’s TIGER grants awarded by the US Department of Transportation.
The Port of Seattle will receive a $20 million federal grant that will go towards modernising one of its container terminals, Washington state senator Patty Murray has announced.
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) expects to receive the last of the new lock gates for its expansion project in January 2015.
APM Terminals has lambasted the “underperformance” of Latin American ports, especially Brazilian ones, calling for “realistic and practical concession terms” to encourage Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).
Pembina Pipeline Corporation has entered into an agreement with the Port of Portland, Oregon to develop a propane export terminal through an expected capital investment of approximately $500 million.