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Hapag-Lloyd orders 7,700 new reefers
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The battle for supremacy
In the West African port sector, Ghana is on the rise, while terminal development in Nigeria, Africa's largest economy, has stalled. More
Straddling around the world
Industrial straddle carriers are the workhorse for many shippers, logistics companies and CFS operators around the world. More
Controlling the cargo ways
Already the world's manufacturing hub, it seems that China is now keen to control a larger slice of the globe's main container corridors and maritime businesses. More
Rethinking crane inspection
Trent Associates has developed a structural inspection maintenance programme for container cranes that brings data-driven risk assessment to the process. More
Malmedie launches ISC-HOIST
The German firm has launched a new system for STS crane hoists. More
22-row low-profile cranes for Florida
Port Everglades has ordered the largest low-profile STS cranes on record. More
Changes in the crane market
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Self-help goes a long way
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North Africa looks to scale up
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Reefer box production stays weak
Global reefer production fell sharply last year, and has yet to show any real signs of picking up Again. More
Heading for the next stage
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Uncertainty in the Middle East
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Leveraging data in reefer transport
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Tackling the causes of cargo losses
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The next generation of GTOs
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