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Second Automated RTG terminal for Konecranes
Konecranes has received an order for a second Automated RTG system for a terminal in Indonesia, this time for the new Kuala Tanjung Port in North Sumatra. More
ZPMC for new automated terminal in Khalifa
ZPMC will supply an automated terminal system for Cosco Shipping Ports' new terminal at Khalifa, Abu Dhabi. More
SMART Drive for Kunz in Morocco
Conductix-Wampfler has won the order to supply cable reels for 32 new Hans Kunz ASCs at APM Terminals Tangier in Morocco. More
K&N expands air cold chain presence
K&N is acquiring both US-based CFI Commodity Forwarders, Inc and one of Kenya's biggest perishables specialists Trillvane Ltd, to further its position in providing end-to-end fresh chain solutions More
BV, Ascenz ship performance agreement
Bureau Veritas and Ascenz are joining forces with a ship performance agreement More
ICHCA calls for cargo operations to improve
ICHCA will use its 65th anniversary conference in October in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria to call for improvements to safety, smart technology, sustainability, security and skills across the global cargo chain More
GAC completes complex project
Logistics services provider GAC has reported on a successful project to transport 500 tonnes of equipment from the UK, The Netherlands and Germany for the Northern Caspian Yuri Korchagin oil field being developed by Lukoil More
Antwerp grows in H1 2017
The port authority asserts that there is a "clear need for more container handling capacity" More
DP World to advise on new Belawan port
DP World has signed an agreement with the Indonesian Government and port officials to advise on the development of the Kuala Tanjung greenfield port and logistics zone and Belawan port in North Sumatra. More
LA hits 9.2M TEU
The Port of Los Angeles finished its fiscal year with a record throughput of 9.2M TEU - a 9.2% increase on FY 2016. More
IT Advantage for Cuxport
"Advantage portos," a software series related to the port industry and connections further inland, from dbh Logistics IT AG, is being adapted to the special requirements of the multi-purpose terminal Cuxport, the joint venture of Rhenus Group and HHLA in Cuxhaven More
Bulk cargo association bulking up
The Association of Bulk Terminal Operators (ABTO) has reported significant new UK members - ABP Humber and Redcar Bulk Terminal More
KC Group Shipping wins AEO status
UK-based independent logistics services provider KC Group Shipping has been awarded Authorised Economic Operator status More
Peel Ports ramps up Liverpool2
Three more STS cranes will bring the total along the 850m long quay to eight, ensuring that two ships can be handled at the same time More
Short sea lo-lo for Vlissingen?
Zeeland Seaports (ZSP) and Rotterdam-based Kramer Group have signed a letter of intent for the possible establishment of a shortsea container terminal in Vlissingen (Flushing) More
Hamburg operators protest Steinwerder plan
Hamburg port operators have come out against the plan submitted by China's CCCC for the turnkey development of a new container terminal at Steinwerder, following a 2016 tender organized by Hamburg Port Authority More
CES ships 155t SWL reach stackers
CS Wind UK in Scotland is the first customer for the CES VRS-K, a reach stacker with a top SWL of 155 tonnes on a 12m wheelbase setting More
Charleston box volume jumps 10%
The South Carolina Ports Authority reports it handled a record 2.14M TEU in its fiscal year 2017. More
New Gottwald for Portsmouth UK
MMD Shipping, the stevedoring arm of Portsmouth International Port, recently acquired a new Gottwald mobile harbour crane from Konecranes for GBP2.1M More
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Container Terminal Planning - A Theoretical Approach
A major study by Dr Itsuro Watanabe (Container System Technology). This comprehensive 245 page study is an in-depth analysis of capacity constraints, productivity, selectivity and flexibility of different container handling systems in terminals of different types and sizes: common-users or dedicated; hub centre (transshipment and/or relay) or import/export vocation; gateway or feeder port; intermodal rail or truck distribution inland; with or without CFS, etc.
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 Feature articles
Ro-ro operators thinking big
Larger newbuildings and retrofits for more space are the order of the day in the European ro-ro trades. More
Pure reasoning takes charge
TTS Group's new IMDL deck lifter offers a number of benefits to PCC/PCTC operators. More
Hoist throws its hat into the tractor ring
The terminal tractor market could be in for a shake-up as a fifth player with big ambitions enters the US market. More
Tackling the reefer plug problem
Hans Folsgaard and Maersk Line have developed a new male CEE reefer plug that can be adjusted for the different receptacles used in the reefer supply chain. More
Too many players on the pitch?
The Port of Cadiz wants to become a player in the container handling market on Spain's southern coast, but is there suffi cient demand? More
China's auto sector shifts gear
China is still the fastest growing market for automotive manufacturers. More
Developing a larger gateway role
The idea of a 'southern gateway' is gaining traction in Italy. More
Changing times for pulp and paper
New demographics and communications technology are changing the nature of the demand for forest products. More
XVELA platform in live production
Navis chose its Navis World conference to relaunch XVELA, the industry's first example of a working cloud-based stowage planning collaboration platform. More
Tank containers filling up
Prospects in the tank container market appear to be looking up. More
The battle of the Asean hubs
A range of interconnecting factors is fuelling growing competition between Asean ports, particularly among the regional hubs. More
Intra-Asia trades' changing fortunes
Demand on the intra-Asia trades is slowing, with freight rates also depressed, forcing shipping lines to seek new survival strategies. More
QQCTN underway in Qingdao
Qingdao New Qianwan Container Terminal (QQCTN), located on the south bank of Qingdao Port in China, has started operations with its fully automated terminal system. More
Heavy lift trucks get a break
Breakbulk and project cargoes provide a wealth of opportunity for heavy lift truck and reach stacker operators. More
Breakbulk shipping catches a tradewind
The wind power sector currently provides one of the fastest growing sources of work in the breakbulk industry. More

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