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Georgia hooks another
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Rotterdam-Bavaria service goes daily
Frequency of the Rotterdam-Bayern Express is to be be increased from four to five departures a week in both directions More
Kribi concession awarded
The consortium formed by French companies CMA CGM and Bollore and China Harbour Engineering Company have won the 25 years concession. More
Hutchison negotiating sackings in Australia
The Maritime Union of Australia and Hutchison Ports Australia have agreed to a six-week negotiation process to be overseen by the Fair Work Commission More
Teesport lands new ro-ro service
PD Ports has announced a new "K" Line ro-ro service direct from Japan using the line's new "K" series 7500-unit size vessels. More
North Continent dockers unite
Dockers' trade unions encompassing all major North Sea ports are to set up the North Range Port Unions' Coordination Board More
Macgregor cuts back
Cargotec has announced a reduction in its workforce at MacGregor Hatlapa's Uetersen plant in Germany in response to "weak market demand" More
Conductix-Wampfler goes full electric
New E-RTG system uses lithium-ion batteries to achieve a fully electric drive system. More
Identec's southern handshake
The Georgia Ports Authority is extending its use of Identec Solutions' process automation technology to cover 30 additional RTGS and four new quay cranes More
Tideworks for Crowley
Tideworks Technology has announced it will provide TOS and other applications for Crowley Maritime Corporation's terminal network as a fully-hosted system More
Gigaliner protest in Berlin
A protest against 25.25m long road trains ("gigaliners") in Germany has been held in the heart of Berlin, at the Brandenburg Gate More
Kalmar delivers hybrids to Virginia
Virginia has become the first port in the US to put hybrid straddle carriers into regular duty More
People on the move
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Hutchison issues Australia statement
Hutchison Ports Australia "clarifies" the position on the industrial dispute with workers in Brisbane and Sydney More
Crunch time for Valencia?
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 Feature articles
Kalmar launches its own special K
A new drive train including a power split transmission and a downsized engine is claimed to result in up to 40% lower consumption for reach stackers. More
Crane control for the future
Automation and remote control dominate developments in the crane control sector. More
Ottawa's next generation
Kalmar's plant in Kansas has been redesigned to produce its new flagship terminal tractor, the T2. More
Reefer box building on the up again
Global reefer production experienced some recovery during 2014 and is expected to make further gains this year, when up to 260,000 TEU may be produced. More
Middle East magnetism
With liner trades to/from the Middle East projected to remain bullish, terminals are being improved and new ones built to accommodate the expected growth. More
Reefer monitoring - cost or revenue?
Charging for reefer monitoring services is proving more difficult than generating value from reefer data itself. More
Is bigger that much better?
The recent TOC CSC Europe conference saw a heated debate about growing ship sizes, while an ITF report warns of cost increases from their use. More
Terex looks to a strong future
Terex Port Solutions has strengthened its position in the market and is investing to secure continued growth over the long term. More
Alliances bedding down
It is approaching six months since the new alliance structures shaping the east-west trades of the global liner shipping industry came into being and so arguably a good time to look back and assess what impact they have had on the business and on the services provided. More
Brakes in the spotlight
The brakes market could be in for a shakeup as manufacturers look to increase the range of thruster options, in large part to differentiate their products. More
Rotterdam back in front
With MVII and RWG, Rotterdam is once again at the forefront of port automation. More
Playing the power game
Many governments have committed to reducing national greenhouse gas emissions significantly by 2050, and port operators, as major generators, clearly have a part to play. More
New kids on the block
While the 'big four' continue to dominate the global container terminal operating business, there are signs that Chinese players, second-tier operators and financial entities are gaining market share. More
Troubled Turkey builds on
Turkey's wish to become a top 10 economy with US$500B/year of exports by 2023 is unlikely to be realised, but its huge port development and logistics plans may still come to fruition. More
Seeking silver linings
Overcapacity is keeping a lid on insurance rates, as underwriters weigh up recent losses and everlarger ship sizes and values. More
Rail/road CT on the increase
The latest UIC report shows that rail/road combined transport moved almost 21M TEU in mainland Europe in 2013. More
Antwerp looks left and right
The port of Antwerp is about to lose between 4M and 5M of capacity. More
Carving a role for the multi-cargo TOS
The breakbulk sector is a growing area of opportunity for suppliers with the right applications. More
Reducing the cost of tyres
A new report sets out to help port equipment operators choose the right tyres and to optimise their use by looking after them properly. More
Black Sea challenges
While the Black Sea market offers the liner shipping industry significant growth opportunities, it is a very challenging place to do business. More

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