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Portuguese ports debate
The Port of Setubal argues that it is a better bet for a new deep water container terminal than Barreiro in Lisbon More
CakeBoxx/Globe Tracker deal
CakeBoxx containers will be preconfigured with Globe Tracker's container tracking system More
New truck from Capacity
Capacity Trucks is set to launch a new terminal tractor in the coming months More
Logs back at Everett
Washington State port loads export logs to Japan for the first time in nearly a decade More
NY/NJ reopens terminals
All terminals will resume operating on Wednesday 28 January More
Helsingborg-Helsingor service sold
Stena Line and Scandlines have signed an agreement to dispose of their Helsingborg-Helsingor ferry service to a European infrastructure fund manager, First State Investments More
People in the news
Latest round-up of appointments and awards known to WorldCargo News in the shipping, ports and allied sectors More
New service calls Mundra
Mundra International Container Terminal has received the first call by a vessel deployed in Maersk's new Mid-East, India, South and West Africa service More
Antwerp tops 199 Mt in 2014
Throughout last year increased 4.3% year-on-year to 199.01 Mt, with containerised tonnage up 5.9% and liquid bulk up 5.6% More
Kombiverkehr expands its network
The German UIRR operator is increasing the spread of its services More
Savannah up 10.2%
Confidence is high in Georgia as container throughput tops 3.3M TEU. More
Charleston on the move
Port approves $7M contract to move three cranes More
Gothenburg reports stable traffic figures
Overall unitised traffic in 2014 was on a similar level to 2013. Car exports increased and there was a fall in oil traffic More
Rotterdam - second trailer park
The Port of Rotterdam Authority has opened a second secure trailer park, on Theemsweg in the Botlekgebied More
Carbon footprint deal
DB Schenker and Maersk Line 20% have signed an agreement to reduce CO2E per ocean container shipped by 20% BY 2020 More
Modal shift in Scotland
The "playing field needs to be levelled" if more freight is to be transferred from road to rail, argues the Rail Freight Group More
Shanghai on top again
The Port of Shanghai has held on to its crown as the world's largest container port by TEU volume in 2014. More
Puget Sound ports take a dip
Combined figures from Tacoma and Seattle show container volume falling nearly 1% in 2014. More
First ATT docking station delivered
Gaussin Manugistique has successfully tested and handed over the first ATT Docking Station to PT Pelebuhan Indonesia (Persero) (IPC III) at its new terminal in Lamong Bay, Surabaya. More
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Container Terminal Planning - A Theoretical Approach
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 Feature articles
Challenging changes ahead
Finland's forest products industry is facing a raft of structural challenges, which is threatening to severely stifle growth at the country's ports. More
Birth of a new order
The start of 2015 will signal the beginnings of a new structure for the container shipping industry, as services across the world's main east-west trades become the preserve of four main operating alliances. More
Tense times in the Baltic
New investments have come on stream, but a downturn in Russian container trades is clearly on the cards. More
Big trucks in demand
Lifttruck manufacturers had a good year in 2014, but some markets have been performing better than others. More
Sailing into the SECA regime
Shipping operators have responded in different ways to the new Sulphur Emission Control Area rules. More
Engines move centre stage
The European Commission has proposed a new, stringent Stage V emissions standard for non-road mobile machinery. More
Competition heats up for operators
After another year of strong growth for the global tank container operator sector, fierce competition and faltering economies could spark some consolidation in 2015. More
Yard cranes hit the rails
The yard crane order book is healthy, thanks largely to a record number of rail-mounted cranes. More
Plenty of choice for operators
Bulk and general cargo handlers can choose from a rich vein of design approaches from crane suppliers. More
Cutting logistics costs with automation
Cargo handling, truck loading and transport costs can be reduced and profitability increased using automated loading solutions. More
Security getting smarter
ISO 17712 is in place for bolt seals, but the real growth in container security is expected to be in M2M technologies, via cellular and satellite communications. More
Staying in the black
Tyres have become far more specialised over the years and port operators can now select from many quality suppliers. More
Busan building up
The port of Busan is developing value-added services and adding capac ity as its management seeks to create a world class port. More
Africa battling it out
The battle for West Africa's box trade is intensifying, with port developments within the region set to compete with established relay ports eager to maintain this business. More
SynchroNet eyeing carriers
SynchroNet believes now is the time for it to re-engage with the liner shipping industry and come up with more innovative solutions. More
A win-win environment
A new RSA concept promises to deliver a mutually rewarding Handysize bulker pool, producing greater cargo yields and fuel-savings for shipowners/charterers. More
Middle East optimism
With Middle East trade set for sustained growth, public and private sector funds are fl owing into port development projects. More
Heading for a perfect storm
Oil and ores, two of the main pillars of the heavy lift and project cargo markets, are reeling under the impact of falling prices. More
Keeping on the straight and narrow
Crane rails are subject to huge forces and require precision engineering to ensure they perform effectively. More
Ports scramble for Iraq cargo
Despite a lack of both political stability and economic growth in Iraq, ports and logistics firms are preparing for a brighter future. More

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