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Kloosterboer gathers Moss
The Dutch cold store/cold chain specilaist has added to its network with the acquisition of Mosseporten Frysehotell AS in Moss, Norway More
Shipping lines to face more dock labour negotiation pressure
ITF affiliated transport trade unions can and will consider seeking negotiations with individual shipping Lines, if negotiations with the marine terminals that such carriers use fail More
IAPH set to change its Constitution
The International Association of Ports and Harbors will present proposals to change its Constitution at the Plenary Session in Hamburg on Thursday 4 June 2015 More
Alimak goes for IPO
Leading crane man/service lift provider Alimak AB has decided to prepare for an IPO on Nasdaq Stockholm More
New Taiwan Strait service
Formosa Plastics Marine Corporation has launched a new Strait's service with its partner member line, CU Lines More
Double celebration for Terex
Terex's Montceau-les-Mines site in France had two reasons to celebrate last week More
Dunkirk logistics zone
The Port of Dunkirk has received the necessary approvals to proceed with its new 145-ha logistics parks in the South Dock More
53' box tariff dumped
The US has reversed its position on imposing tariffs on Chinese 53' domestic containers More
ZIM turns in sharp improvement
The Israeli carrier has reported healthier financial results despite a fall in carryings More
Kalmar books more RTCHs
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received an order to supply a further 18 rough terrain container handlers to the United States Department of Defense More
More German rail disruption
Rail transport in Germany is strike-bound once more, after the locomotive drivers employed by Deutsche Bahn (DB) started their ninth strike on 19 May over an unresolved collective bargaining conflict More
Long Beach in the chassis market
Port is looking for bids for a new fleet of port-owned chassis. More
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 Feature articles
Auto chain shifts up a gear
Automotive logistics is getting more complicated, with automakers increasingly relying on shipping to support their global production strategies. More
Italy to up its game?
The performance of Italian ports must improve if the country's potential as a maritime and logistics hub is to be fulfi lled. More
Terminal tractors roll on
There is plenty of activity in the tractor market, including a new entrant in the US. More
Breakbulk feels the squeeze
Shipping companies that specialise in the general cargo sector are being squeezed by operators of container, ro-ro and dry bulk tonnage, but niches do exist. More
Too much of a good thing?
Short-term oversupply is putting pressure on tank container lease rates. More
Paper market reeling
The two main Nordic paper producing countries, Sweden and Finland, have been hit by a declining trend in paper demand. More
Hydraulic grabs gain ground
The growing popularity of hydraulic cranes has blurred the line between grabs and attachments. More
Ro-ro relives painful memories
The HOEGH OSAKA incident has put the safety of large PCTCs back in the spotlight. More
Barreiro - a terminal too far?
The government of Portugal has decided that the Port of Lisbon needs a new container terminal, but does it? More
Changes in the spreader business
Following its takeover of RAM Spreaders, SMAG is aiming to be a major new force in the crane spreader market. Meanwhile, other new developments are underway. More
Keeping an eye on the cranes
Automation and crane modifications present different challenges for crane inspection companies. More
Lift trucks and the Sign of Four
New products with the latest emission control engines are now coming to market, but there is plenty of room for debate. More
Box scan dilemma rumbles on
The desire for a mandatory global programme of seaport container scanning remains strong, but is yet to be fully implemented. More
Russia looks to the east
Economics and politics point up Russia's interest in developing better trade links with China and Southeast Asia. More
Rail still off track
Various South American countries have exciting plans to increase the use of rail for freight, but numerous stumbling blocks are putting off investors. More
Taking the automated path
Global Container terminals has successfully combined manned and automated yard equipment at its Bayonne terminal. More
Ports in a tug-of-war
DP world's London Gateway wants to pull con tainer business south and Peel Ports' Liver pool wants to pull it north. More
ASEAN aspirations abound
Despite weakening economic growth and lower investment levels in several countries in 2014, the ASEAN trading bloc offers considerable potential in the long term. More
Shippers warming to container tracking
Some tracking service providers are finding a niche by focusing on delivering value to shippers. More
Cable plug-in for E-RTGs
Cavotec says it has revolutionised the automated cable reel connection of E-RTGs and other mobile equipment, with its Automatic Plug-in System. More

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