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Pentalver - phase 2 at London Gateway
Pentalver Transport has commenced work on phase 2 of its container depot at DP World London Gateway More
Rastatt closure - alternative rail routes
Following the closure of the railway line between the German cities of Rastatt and Baden-Baden, Swisstrain has developed a replacement schedule for rail freight between the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp and the terminal in Frenkendorf/Basel More
More automotive for Kuehne + Nagel
Kuehne + Nagel has signed another new multi-year contract with Mercedes-Benz Vans, part of the Daimler AG Group, to implement a production logistics solution for its new assembly line and production facility in Charleston, South Carolina More
Thamesport handles first steel train
The first train has arrived at Hutchison Ports' London Thamesport, bringing steel coil for UK shipping agent and logistics company The Armitt Group More
ORBCOMM launches PT 6000
The next generation of Orbcomm's cold chain monitoring solution is integrated with vehicle telemetry systems, bringing cold chain data and control to fleet management. More
Maersk CEO sees sustained profitability on the horizon for Maersk Line
After Maersk Line posted revenue growth of over US$1 billion in Q2, Maersk Group CEO Soren Skou said the container shipping business is now showing the strongest fundamentals since 2010. More
US$100M loss for APM Terminals
Maersk Transport & Logistics company APM Terminals reported a loss in Q2 2017 after it booked a US$250M impairment charge on its assets. More
Cyber attack to cost Maersk US$200 - $300M
Maersk Group gives further details on the affect of the NotPetya cyber attack on its business. More
Box removal gets underway on grounded vessel
Having removed fuel oil from the KEA TRADER, work is now underway to remove containers from the ship, but could take months to complete. More
Truck delays in Kingston, Jamaica
Local media are reporting "chaos" as Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited converts from the Cosmos TOS to Navis N4 at the same time as trying to clear a backlog from a truckers' strike. More
Euroconsol on the Silk Road
Poland NVOCC specialist EuroConsul is now offering services connecting China and Poland by rail. More
CSCL Jupiter re-floated
The 14,000 TEU vessel was re-floated last night after earlier grounding in the river Scheldt outside of the Port of Antwerp. More
Speed reductions in Gulf of St. Lawrence
Transport Canada imposes a 10 knot limit on vessel speed to protect whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. More
ZIM's on-time performance
Three ZIM services on the Asia-America trade recorded a 100% on time reliability score in July. More
Vessel aground in Antwerp
The Cosco Shipping Lines vessel Jupiter has run aground in the river Schelde, blocking access to the port of Antwerp. More
US imports surge
Figures from the leading US container ports for July make good reading for US port authorities, but the fact that the fastest growing cargo category is empty container exports highlights that the US trade deficit with China is expanding. More
140 moves an hour for Tecon Rio Grande
After installing new cranes and upgrading to Navis N4 TOS, Tecon handles more containers with fewer cranes. More
Gulftainer boasts IndiaMed record
Gulftainer has marked the maiden call of the CMA CGM VIRGINIA at Khorfakkan More
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 Feature articles
North Africa looks to scale up
While ports in Morocco and Egypt continue to plan expansions, a rival in Algeria also has designs on the transhipment market. More
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
Demand for lower emissions is stimulating development of new power systems for mobile plant. More
Uncertainty in the Middle East
Political decisions can have a major bearing on economic development, investment and trade, and events in the Middle East over the past year illustrate this perfectly. More
Leveraging data in reefer transport
The reefer container market is currently the sweet spot for IoT technology in the container supply chain. More
Tackling the causes of cargo losses
Insurers face an ongoing battle to raise awareness of the reasons behind the losses associated with cargo claims. More
The next generation of GTOs
The global terminal operating industry is changing as established players restructure their businesses and newer entrants seek investment opportunities. More
An exercise in power and control
Modern port cranes pose a challenge for cable and cable reel suppliers. More
Maintaining positive momentum
Benelux ports have enjoyed a generally good start to the year, and have seen their share of Northern Europe's container business rise. More
Keep those wheels rolling along
Port operators have a wide choice of tyres available from different suppliers, and should always bear in mind the total running costs. More
Putting speed into context
The focus when considering cable tension control should be on torque control, says Cavotec. More
Rising stars of the East?
China is important for heavy lift truck output, but building export volumes will take time. More
Big moves in crane brakes sector
Stromag has a new owner, while a new manufacturer from Canada is making inroads in storm brakes and rail clamps. More
Turkey's ports are coming of age
The past 12 months have seen several new large container terminals commissioned in Turkey. More
GTOs preparing for a tougher future
While prospects in the container shipping business are looking up, the future for the global terminal operating industry looks likely to be more challenging. More

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