Spanish port operator Grup TCB announced this morning that it has started €133 million expansion works at the Quetzal container terminal (TCQ), on the Pacific coast of Guatemala.
Shipping lines Maersk and MSC filed their 2M vessel-sharing proposal with the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) this week. The joint venture is expected to notify customers of network and transit times by the end of September.
Swiss equipment developer APS Technology will supply its optical character recognition (OCR) solution to improve the accuracy and effectiveness of automated container handoff at the International Transportation Service (ITS) container terminal in Long Beach, California.
APM Terminals has completed a deal to sell its state-of-the-art container terminal in Portsmouth, Virginia to a consortium of investors. U.S. legal firm Morgan Lewis advised on the deal which closed on 22 August for an undisclosed sum.
The Port Metro Vancouver authority has approved a 4million tonne coal export terminal for the west coast port at Fraser Surrey Docks (FSD). The terminal is set to begin operations in the third quarter of 2015 and is expected to cost $15 million.
Carnival Corporation has signed a letter of intent to develop a new $70 million cruise port in Tortuga, an island just off the northern coast of Haiti.
The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) today announced that Savannah reached an all-time high in container trade in July, as US West Coast ports are losing volumes to East Coast facilities.
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) reports that China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) is interested in future projects in the waterway, especially in building and financing a fourth set of locks.
Michelin has introduced a new tyre for straddle carriers.