Operator sought for Oman’s first-ever dry port

Authorities overseeing the development of a major logistics area in South Al Batinah Governorate are reporting strong interest from bidders in a contract to operate Oman’s first ever ‘dry port’ planned within this hub. A request for Expressions of Interest (EoI) floated by the South Al Batinah Logistics Area (SABLA) last week has already begun[…]

Port of New Orleans completes 718-ton project cargo lift

Fracht USA/Germany, a global freight forwarder, completed one of the heaviest project cargo lifts in the Port of New Orleans’ history Jan. 12, successfully discharging a 718-ton, 164-foot-long absorption tower from ship-to-barge. The SAL Amoenitas arrived at the Port’s Louisiana Avenue Terminal Jan. 10 after a 45-day trip from Shanghai, China. The lift was completed[…]

Port of Everett loves cargo that won’t fit in a container

EVERETT — Consistency can be hard to come by on the Port of Everett’s waterfront.It’s the nature of the port’s niche — handling cargo too big or too heavy to fit in a container. That’s called break-bulk cargo. It includes things like big tractors and massive electrical transformers.A 291-ton transformer recently moved through the port[…]

Stiffer Competition For Japanese Firms in infrastructure projects

Southeast Asia urgently needs new investment in infrastructure as mass urbanisation spreads across the region. At the same time, Japan’s government is in the middle of a major effort to crank up long-sluggish economic growth. This confluence is encouraging Japanese companies to pursue development of needed infrastructure in the region, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services[…]

Pan Ocean orders OCTOPUS-Onboard for two heavy lift vessels

Amarcon announced today that Pan Ocean has ordered its ship monitoring system OCTOPUS-Onboard for two semi-submersible heavy lift vessels. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the ABB subsidiary is a specialist in vessel motion prediction. Korean-based shipping company Pan Ocean has ordered a system that will support route planning, optimisation of speed, heading and fuel consumption, but[…]