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Another step for automated RTGs
DP World is introducing two remote operator desks to control Konecranes RTGs at its new terminal in Yarimca, Turkey. More
Kea Trader splits in two
After continued pounding in heavy seas the stricken 2,194 TEU container ship has split in two. More
Talking to SyncroTESS
INFORM plans to launch a chatbot add on, enabling users to talk to its applications. More
Thermo King to introduce reefer power metering
Power metering will be included in the software and hardware solutions for saving energy Thermo King will demonstrate at Intermodal Europe. More
DFDS moves on Alphatrans
Leading North Sea and Baltic ferry operator and logistics company DFDS is set to acquire Dutch-based heavy road freight specialist Alphatrans More
Kombiverkehr expands Baltic services
Germany's leading combined transport operator is adding three additional weekly pairs between Lubeck and Duisburg More
Hapag-Lloyd reports better operating results
The German carrier has reported EBIT of almost Euro181M and net profit of Euro54M in Q3 2017 and says that integration with UASC is almost completed More
Brexit concerns stack up
British trade and transportation interests are becoming increasingly vociferous about the implications of a "no deal" Brexit More
Cold comforts for CLK
Japanese carrier-backed CLK Cold Storage Company in Vietnam has obtained ISO22000 certification More
Heinz Kolbe opts for Kogel 14.9m long combi-trailers
Each of the five new cranable trailers, dubbed Euro Trailer Cargo Rail by Kogel, offers the forwarding company space for a total of 37 Euro pallets, four more per trailer than a standard 13.6m long trailer More
More cranes from TTS Group ASA
In the past few weeks Norway's TTS Group has reported a number of orders for cranes and hatch covers from Chinese shipyards More
Dedicated marine HVAC business unit
Danish naval architectural firm Knud E Hansen A/S has announced the formation of a dedicated business unit focusing on the design of HVAC systems for the maritime market More
New depot at Felixstowe
Following a multi-million pound investment, container haulage company James Kemball has launched a new loaded container storage depot at the Port of Felixstowe More
New name for Krems port
The Danube port of Krems has changed its name from Mierka Beteiligungs GmbH to Rhenus Beteiligungs GmbH and other Mierka subsidiaries have also been renamed More
People on the move
Sweeping changes in European rail freight sector; leading port figure returns to Rotterdam in new role; key appointment within Cargotec from Navis to Kalmar; new Board at IFPTA More
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 Feature articles
BASF revolutionises internal plant logistics
A new integrated storage and logistics concept will help BASF significantly reduce logistics costs at its Ludwigshafen site. More
Counting the cost of ASC delays
The delay in the time it takes software to allocate moves to ASCs at Virginia International Gateway (VIG) means the terminal is missing out on 210,000 ASC moves a year. Rich Ceci, who is now back at Virginia in the role senior VP of technology and projects at Virginia International Terminals, made the revelation while speaking at the Navis World conference in April in a session on Automated Decision Making and Artificial Intelligence. More
Terberg launches AutoTUG
Terberg will be launching an automated terminal tractor at this year's TOC Europe conference. More
TPKS underway with automated RTGs
The first phase of the automated RTG project in Semarang, delivered by Konecranes, indicates a bright future for the use of ARTG technology. More
Bringing automation to twistlock handling
Swedish company LOX Container Technology is on the cusp of bringing a fully remote controlled container locking system to market. More
Time to replace STS crane spreaders?
Based on market data, Bromma believes that terminal operators may be hanging on to their spreaders for too long, whoever built them. More
Views differ on artificial intelligence
AI has been touted as the way to reduce the number of exceptions in container handling processes at automated terminals, but will it really solve the problem? More
Rising with the economic tide
Economic growth has lifted container volumes across the largest US container ports on all three coasts. More
Building a 'system of systems'
Port of Los Angeles is spending US$13.1M to develop a port information portal, but are there easier and cheaper ways to improve visibility into terminal operations? More
VICT on the road to 30 MPH
The new fully automated Victoria International Container Terminal is another step forward in the industry's journey with terminal automation. More
Dancing to a Latin American beat
Economic improvement, increasing trade and growing investor confidence has generated renewed interest in supporting infrastructure, especially ports, rail freight and logistics projects, in Latin America. More
Mixed picture for Latin liners
While cargo fl ows to/from Latin America have risen this year, overcapacity remains a problem on several routes, and freight rates remain at near historic Lows. More
The key to terminal automation
With the next wave of terminal automation projects expected to be dominated by brownfi eld developments, Kalmar is taking a more fl exible approach to the market. More
Scandinavia's mixed messages
Several new ports are being developed in Scandinavia as the region responds to the changing needs of the modern world. More
In the land of the giants
Denmark's N C Nielsen is the latest company to come up with a super heavy reach stacker. More

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