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Imperial Logistics sees the light
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CILT Safety Award for Hiab unloader crane fleet user
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TPS wins Basra Gateway Terminal crane awards
Terex Port Solutions has reported an order for STS and yard cranes and associated services from the new ICTSI start-up in Umm Qasr More
Kalmar books Casablanca RTGs
Kalmar plays it again in the Moroccan port, with more repeat business from long-standing customer Marsa Maroc More
Rotterdam strikes loom larger
Rotterdam has moved closer to a total six 24-hour strikes that may involve the entire container handling sector More
Teesport marks intermodal anniversary
PD Teesport's intermodal rail terminal has just completed its first year of operation More
Hauliers set up Calais hotline
The UK Road Hauliers' Association has launched a 24/7 Calais Incident Reporting Line More
NUTEP goes deep in Novorossiysk
Novorossiysk container terminal operator NUTEP has begun construction of a new deep water berth able to accommodate ULCS up to 10,000 TEU More
People on the move
Latest round-up of appointments and departures known to WorldCargo News in the shipping, ports and allied sectors More
BIC award for Stephen L Caldwell
Stephen L Caldwell of the United States has been announced by BIC (Bureau International des Containers et du Transport Intermodal) as the winner of its 2015 Award More
Peeling traffic from South English ports
Peel Ports claims that 50 shippers representing 400,000 TEU/year of UK deep sea trade are backing its Cargo200 initiative More
NACCO adopts new name and logo
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc has announced that its wholly-owned operating subsidiary, NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc, will change its corporate name to Hyster-Yale Group, Inc, effective January 1, 2016 More
CP makes offer for Norfolk Southern
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 Feature articles
Breakbulk back on the radar
Several US ports are experiencing a substantial increase in breakbulk business, some of which is moving back to breakbulk from containers. More
Shouldering heavier burdens
Falling demand is forcing the heavy lift and project cargo industry to re-evaluate short-term fleet expansions and competitive strategies. More
Full of eastern European promise
In general, economies in eastern and central Europe are growing faster than those in western/southern-most parts of the continent, with robust trade between them and the rest of the world. More
Anxious times for German seaports
Ongoing uncertainty over dredging projects and the marked downturn in Chinese and Baltic transhipment trades are key talking points in German port circles. More
Raising issues for STS cranes
Liftech is helping terminals accommodate bigger cranes on existing infrastructure. More
Nigeria's port plans move ahead
Nigeria is planning large new ports for the Lagos and Calabar areas, while existing terminals are being modernised in order to integrate international trade with domestic freight distribution. More
West Africa coming of age
Huge sums of money are being ploughed into West Africa's ports, and not before time, but will a regional hub on this part of the continent emerge? More
Cranes on the water
Fully erect crane transport is well established, but it is not without its is sues, with tremendous forces exerted in the upper part of cranes' structures during voyages. More
Low throughput pitches a high note
Low throughput straddle carriers are finding a home in distribution centres, warehouses and even bulk loading facilities. More
STS cranes - steady at a high level
Production is holding up even though demand within China is still relatively weak. More
Chinese operators reaching out
With China's main container terminal operators keen to establish a strong global presence, it would not be a surprise for one of them to be in pole position within the next five years. More
Chinese lines under pressure
China's largest liner shipping groups, Cosco Container Lines and China Shipping Container Lines, are facing immense challenges. More
ZPMC prepares for the future
ZPMC is making improvements to business processes and establishing a regional offi ce network to get closer to its customers. More
China faces the reality of its 'new normal'
Despite China's economy/trade slowing, investment opportunities still abound and its ports are in the ascendancy, with Shanghai remaining the world's top port. More
Kalmar launches its own special K
A new drive train including a power split transmission and a downsized engine is claimed to result in up to 40% lower consumption for reach stackers. More
Crane control for the future
Automation and remote control dominate developments in the crane control sector. More
Ottawa's next generation
Kalmar's plant in Kansas has been redesigned to produce its new flagship terminal tractor, the T2. More
Reefer box building on the up again
Global reefer production experienced some recovery during 2014 and is expected to make further gains this year, when up to 260,000 TEU may be produced. More
Middle East magnetism
With liner trades to/from the Middle East projected to remain bullish, terminals are being improved and new ones built to accommodate the expected growth. More
Reefer monitoring - cost or revenue?
Charging for reefer monitoring services is proving more difficult than generating value from reefer data itself. More

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