This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
22 New York Throughput: 4,561,831teu


(-13.4%)


The US east coast’s biggest box port saw volumes tumble by 703,227teu in 2009, a decline of 13.4% on 2008. The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey


(PANYNJ) plans to spend US$1.9bn on capital investment projects in the next eight years. It plans to dredge access channels to 50ft (15.24 metres) by 2012, with the 10-year initiative expected to cost close to $1bn. The port is also working to boost terminal handling


capacity through more investment in intermodal capabilities. By 2012, PANYNJ will have spent around $650m on its ExpressRail infrastructure. The port is yet to decide how to increase the air


draught under the Bayonne Bridge to accommodate larger vessels. The port’s efforts – involving a conceptual engineering study and a preliminary environmental analysis – mean that any solution will not be in place until well after the enlarged Panama Canal opens in 2014. PANYNJ recently announced two significant land


acquisitions. It will purchase the 98-acre Global Terminal on the Port Jersey peninsula in Jersey City and Bayonne. Coupled with an earlier transaction in 2007 to change the use of the adjacent Northeast Auto Terminal lease to allow container handling, the latest deal will lead to the expansion of the Global Container Terminal to 170 acres. The port authority has also purchased 130 acres of property


at the Marine Ocean Terminal at Bayonne, adding 4.5% to its total port acreage on both sides of the Hudson River.


compared to a decline of 2,730,000teu, or 28%, at Hamburg. The fact that MSC and Maersk Line both have


affiliated terminals in Bremerhaven, via sister company APM Terminals in Maersk’s case, probably helped stem the decline in volumes, with the carriers less inclined to transfer eastern European and Scandinavian transhipment cargo to other ports. Terminal operator Eurogate says it achieved the targets


23 Bremerhaven Throughput: 4,535,842teu


(-17.5%)


German ports were among the worst affected in Northern Europe by the economic crisis, losing market share to regional rivals as carriers rationalised service calls. Bremerhaven, however, fared slightly better than


Hamburg, with volumes falling by 964,867teu, or 17.5%, August 2010


it set at the beginning of the economic crisis including upholding job guarantees for 2009-10. In 2010, the company introduced an early retirement incentive for Bremerhaven employees born up to 1952 and executives have agreed to a 5% pay cut. The company cut its investments from €238.7m in


2008 to €96.7m in 2009, affecting area surfacing, building projects, equipment and IT. Other cost saving initiatives, including HR, decommissioning old equipment and a review of supplier contracts, saved €76.6m. Following completion of Bremerhaven’s Terminal 4


development project, there is no further space for expansion at the port, hence Eurogate’s backing of the JadeWeser project in Wilhelmshaven, scheduled to open in February 2012 with an initial capacity of 500,000-750,000teu a year.


www.cargosystems.net 31


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80  |  Page 81  |  Page 82  |  Page 83  |  Page 84
Produced with Yudu - www.yudu.com