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Breakbulk Transportation, Inc joins PCN
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Swedish Steel Prize 2017
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Trump kills TIGER
The Trump Administration has eliminated funding for the TIGER scheme for transport infrastructure grants in its "Blueprint" budget proposal for 2018. More
P&I Club calls for action on cargo shift
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DP World claims "strong financial results" for calendar 2016
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ICTSI Laguna gets customs status
The Philippine Bureau of Customs has certified Laguna Gateway Inland Container Terminal, ICTSI's new off-dock dry port as an authorised Off-Dock Customs Facility (OCF) More
Duisburg-Pescara with Remind Logistics
Italian intermodal operator Remind Logistics Srl is to introduce a new service between Pescara and Duisburg More
Truck tracking in East Africa
An electronic cargo tracking system has been introduced in East Africa to prevent theft and tampering, as well as speeding up freight transport times More
USA - Study "shows benefits of twin 33ft trailers"
Widespread adoption of twin 33ft trailers "would make America's roads safer and generate efficiencies that would benefit drivers, consumers and businesses More
Wilhemshaven-Hamburg rail shuttle
Intermodal operator Roland Umschlag has introduced a container rail shuttle service between Eurogate Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven and the Eurokombi rail terminal for combined transport at Eurogate Container Terminal Hamburg More
Hapag-Lloyd and UASC "postpone" merger
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Defiant Spain rocks Europe
The Spanish Parliament has voted down reforms to dock worker regulations demanded by Europe More
Charleston surges
Container volume at Charleston surged 11.3% in February ahead of Chinese New Year. More
Tec in the frame
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DB Cargo UK and Outokumpu renew contract
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Consolidation in the straddle market
The sale of Terex MHPS to Konecranes means there are now three major players in the straddle carrier market. More
The same, but stronger still
Gottwald harbour cranes are now part of a bigger port-focused organisation offering the complete spectrum of piece goods and dry bulk quayside handling equipment. More
South African trades eyeing turnaround
Despite the challenges, there is optimism that 2017 will be a better year for South Africa's liner trades. More
E-RTG numbers still growing
More RTGs are being electrified and the technology also prepares them for possible future remote operation. More
Crewless ships on the horizon
The global shipping industry is at last embracing digitalisation and automation, and crewless ships are very much a part of the process. More
US trade prospects up in the air
Many US ports performed very well in 2016, but there is considerable uncertainty about what lies ahead in the Trump era. More
Terminal overload in the Maritimes?
DP World and Ports America have big plans in Canada's Atlantic Maritime region, but will they be able to grow what is currently a very small market? More
Change in the air for lift trucks
New owners, new dealers and new products - nothing stands still for very long in the heavy lift truck industry. More
On a new path to safety
Hyster is developing new object detection systems for its lift trucks. More
China's Silk Road takes shape
The 'One Belt, One Road' initiative is coming together as investments in transport corridors, logistics centres and ports come to fruition. More
Baltic operators plough on
The Russian economy, low oil prices and sanctions have continued to affect traffic levels this year, but there are several new initiatives in the region. More
The greenest FLTs yet?
Kalmar is working on fuel cell/ battery hybrid FLTs up to 18-1200 capacity for a leading industrial customer in Sweden. More
Revolution in the tank ranks
The use of ISO tank containers in international trade is increasing, driving innovation in their design. More
Choosing the right running mate
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Transhipment swings and roundabouts
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