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chainPORT sets its goals
chainPORT, a multilateral partnership of some of world's leading the port authorities, is trying to get to grips with how the digital revolution will affect the role of the port authority. More
People on the move
Latest round-up of appointments and departures known to WorldCargo News in the shipping, ports and allied industries More
TTI sale approved
A US bankruptcy court has opted to let the sale of Hanjin Shipping's interest in Total Terminals International (TTI) proceed, rather than risk pushing TTI into liquidation. More
China-UK by train
On Wednesday, 18th January, London will become the 15th European city to be linked by trans-Asia rail intermodal landbridge services with China More
Brexit and British ports
The British Ports Association has issued an ambivalent statement on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit speech More
SAAM raises US$111M in new bonds
SM SAAM has successfully completed its first placement of bonds in the local Chilean market for a total of 2.8M UFs (US$111M) More
Tanger Med sees tonnage rise, containers steady
The port of Tanger Med, located on Morocco's Mediterranean coastline, handled 44.6Mt of cargo in 2016, up 8.8% on 2015's level, while box traffic was virtually unchanged. More
TOC heads to Durban
TOC Events Worldwide will stage its first event in Africa when the TOC conference heads to Durban this December. More
Antwerp breaks 10M TEU barrier
The Port of Antwerp logged 10,037,318 TEU (+ 4%)in 2016, breaking through the 10M TEU barrier for the first time More
MacGregor-Dohle onboard care deal
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed a three-year MacGregor Onboard Care (MOC) service agreement with German shipping company Peter Dohle Schiffahrts Group More
Seaway holds steady
2016 was a volatile year for the St Lawrence Seaway, but it finished the year down just 3.1% on 2015. More
ICTSI Manila crosses 2M TEU/year threshold
ICTSI's flagship Manila International Container Terminal capped 2016 reached its first year-to-date two millionth TEU move last December More
DP World in Aktau deal
DP World has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Kazakhstan for the development of a special economic zone in Aktau More
Europe office for Guangzhou Port Group
The Chinese river and sea ports group has set up Guangzhou Port (Europe) BV, based in the Netherlands More
KAP hits another record
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Port (KAP) handled a record 1.4M TEU in 2016, an 8% rise on the previous year's performance. More
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 Feature articles
Choosing the right running mate
Selecting the right tyres for mobile plant saves money and slashes wastage of natural resources. More
Transhipment swings and roundabouts
Transhipment activity may be slowing down as operational, commercial and fiscal factors combine to make the concept less efficient and acceptable. More
Yard crane market holds up
While holding steady this year, forward orders for RTGs for 2017 have fallen, as rail-mounted cranes continue to grow in popularity. More
Mobile forces on the march
Mobile harbour cranes continue to demonstrate their versatility in a range of operating environments. More
New generation Kalmar ECH
Kalmar has launched a new range of dedicated ECH mast trucks, with more choice than ever before. More
Maximising carrying capacity
MacGregor has introduced two initiatives to help close the gap between a box ship's nominal capacity and the actual number of containers that can be loaded. More
Capacity boost at Umm Qasr
Trade with Iraq is increasing despite significant political and economic uncertainties, and the opening of a new container terminal suggests brighter times might lie ahead. More
Middle East stays resilient
Despite the slowdown in trade, new port and transport infrastructure projects in the Middle East are generally progressing, even if on revised Schedules. More
Mixing the old and the new
Industry consolidation and the increasing size and stack heights on ULCVs mean more STS cranes are being placed on the second-hand market. More
Passive RFID for Mexico's Tuxpan
Tuxpan Port Terminal has introduced passive RFID tags to identify road trucks under the ASCs at its new automated terminal in Mexico. More
Harnessing hidden potential
A raft of EU/national government measures and private sector initiatives aims to address the underutilisation of Europe's inland waterways. More
Getting to grips with flexitanks
Not everyone is convinced by them, but the use of flexitanks continues to grow. More
Planning for the automation transition
Converting to semi-automated operation could be a smart option for RTG terminals looking to lower their operating costs. More
Port of Colombo's hub plan
Sri Lanka's Colombo looks set to emerge as the transhipment centre for South Asia, as the country's government gets behind plans to make the Indian Ocean island a major trading hub. More
A melting pot for carriers
The intra-European general cargo sector is hugely complex, where ocean carriers with very different business strategies and ship types vie for market share. More

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