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Mosolf acquires SAT
The vehicle logistics specialist has acquired all the shares of fellow German company SAT Saechsische Autotransport und Service GmbH, in which it previously held a 50% stake More
Rhenus Logistics expands in the Baltic
Freight forwarder Rhenus Logistics has opened a brand new facility in Vilnius, Lithuania More
West Africa cocoa deal
The world's two biggest cocoa producers have signed a strategic partnership agreement to co-ordinate their cocoa marketing in order to maximise prices More
Avantida for Hapag-Lloyd UK
INTTRA affiliate Avantida has announced that Hapag-Lloyd has become the first ocean carrier in the United Kingdom to offer its reUse container management services through the Avantida platform More
People on the move
Confitarma has a new President and the CEO of Europe's biggest rail freight company is resigning More
Drewry forecasts 4% growth for container trades
Lower growth and challenges from industry consolidation will make it difficult to develop new greenfield terminals, TOC conference hears. More
Dual TOS for Callao Terminal
APM Terminals Callao will soon be using software from Navis and TSB at the one terminal. More
Advent launches collaboration platform
New platform goes beyond a web portal to enable "data collaboration" between container terminals and supply chain stakeholders. More
Tecon Salvador rolls out N4
Tecon Salvador in Brazil has successfully completed its implementation of the Navis N4 TOS. More
King's Lynn powers up
Associated British Ports' Port of King's Lynn in Norfolk recently received two cargo deliveries to support the construction of the Palm Paper Power Station in the town More
Stena offers Stockholm-Poland link
Stena Line has introduced a new ro-ro service between the Port of Stockholm's Nynashamn facility and Gdynia More
Charleston box traffic increasing
South Carolina Ports Authority has reported 10% container volume growth in September to reach an all-time record for the month, and strong results for Q1 FY 2017-2018 ended 30th September as a whole More
Peel Ports looks to the air
Air traffic control technology is to be applied to a commercial port group in the UK for the first time, claims Peel Ports Group More
Jumbo and BBC to cooperate
Heavy lift and project cargo specialists Jumbo and BBC Chartering have set up the "Global Project Alliance," effective immediately More
Savannah tops 1M TEU in fiscal Q1
Georgia Ports Authority has reported that Savannah's Garden City Terminal handled more than 1M TEU in its Q1 FY 2017-18 (July-September) period, up 5.8% or 55,629 TEU year-on-year More
Felixstowe rail improvements get go-ahead
The GBP60.4m scheme, jointly funded by Network Rail and Hutchison Ports, will allow up to 47 freight train pairs to be run daily in and out of the port More
RZ Carrier and Rickmers Line obtain QHSE
The two Zeaborn Group companies have successfully undergone the process of certification of their integrated management system for Quality, Health and Safety and Environment (QHSE) More
OOCL GERMANY calls Wilhelmshaven
Eurogate has welcomed the world's largest container ship at its container terminal in Wilhelmshaven More
Howard Tenens takes two gas trucks
The 3PL services provider says it is the first UK haulier to take delivery of Scania CNG-powered trucks More
Kuenhe & Nagel posts growth
The world's biggest NVOCC has reported growth in seafreight, airfreight and other sectors More
BigRoll to continue as part of Roll Group
Roll Group will expand its fleet with of two module carriers in combination with the five existing multifunctional heavy lift, semi-submersible ro-ro vessels 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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