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UK ports see Northern Lights
Peel ports, ABP Ports and PD Ports have signed an agreement in Liverpool to pursue a Northern ports Strategy More
Chassis co-op pool for Houston
The North American Chassis Pool Cooperative is now offering its services in the Port of Houston More
People on the move
This latest round-up of appointments includes a new chairman for Yang Ming and a new CEO at the Port of Antwerp More
US shippers on the rails
The National Industrial Transportation League has reiterated its demand for open access on US railroads More
IMO issues VGM reminder
The IMO has issued a reminder that the requirement for a packed container to have a verified gross mass before it can be loaded on a vessel from 1 July has not been deferred in anyway. More
New expanded Panama Canal opens
The new Panama Canal locks were opened over the weekend, with the COSCO Shipping PANAMA becoming the first "Neopanamax" commercial transit. More
BigLift gets Happier still
BigLift Shipping has ordered a third Happy S-type vessel that will be identical to HAPPY STAR More
Liverpool2 commissioning progress
Marine-based commissioning work is now underway at Liverpool2, with Mediterranean Shipping Company committing vessel support to Peel Ports to help make the trial a success More
Brexit - Calais aime toujours les rosbifs
In the wake of the Brexit vote, Port Boulogne Calais says it remains a genuine economic tie between the British Isles and the continent More
BIGROLL BERING delivered to BigRoll
The second MC Class vessel for BigRoll shipping has been handed over by Cosco Dalian Shipyard Co Ltd to her new owner More
TeleMAX for Wyoming haulier
Global Specialised Services recently took delivery of three heay haul TeleMAX platform trailers from Faymonville More
Damen doubles up on hopper dredgers
Damen Shipyards is doubling the hopper capacity of its range of trailing suction hopper dredgers (THSDs) More
Gulf of Guinea dominates world piracy
West Africa continues to experience more pirate attacks than anywhere else in the world More
Soren Skou to lead Maersk Group review
Soren Skou has been appointed the new CEO of Maersk Group and tasked with investigating "strategic and structural options" including a breakup of the current Maersk Group structure. More
BIC award for Jean-Pierre Loubinoux
The Bureau International des Containers (BIC) has given its annual BIC award to Jean-Pierre Loubinoux in recognition of his long career in the railway sector. More
Tacoma/Seattle take a slide
Container volumes at the Northwest Seaport Alliance dropped 7% in May. More
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 Feature articles
The road to smart, clean cranes
Electrification and remote control are the way forward for port cranes. More
Pintsch Bubenzer's new force
In one of the biggest developments in the brakes market in years, last April Pintsch Bubenzer introduced its own range of actuators, or thrusters, onto the market. More
Navigating choppy waters
Despite slowing growth in global trade and a liner shipping sector intent on getting better deals from vendors, global terminal operators continue to see opportunities. More
Looking ahead with 3D vision
3D printing technology will impact global shipping and supply chains, but nobody can be sure of when, or how disruptive it will be, writes Vincent Champion. More
Options for getting a lift up
Some important new deals have been reported in the heavy lift trucks sector. More
Preparing for the tipping point
Navis's new president and head of software at Kalmar expects the industry to see more change in the next three years than it has in the last 20. More
It's not only about bigger ships
ULCVs have come in for severe criticism in recent months, while new ship concepts and even the widening of existing tonnage could provide benefits for a troubled sector. More
New ideas for crane brakes
The growing population of ASCs and the potential of remote diagnostics are driving innovation in crane brakes. More
Konecranes moves for Terex
Konecranes' move to acquire TPMS could be good for the industry, creating a bigger player in port equipment, with more resources to develop technology. More
Benelux outshines a dull market
Benelux ports are generally performing better than those elsewhere in northern Europe, with Antwerp the jewel in the crown. More
Black Sea bumps and scrapes
Political and civil unrest in Russia, Ukraine and Turkey has been detrimental to box handling activity in the Black Sea region, and the difficulties look set to continue. More
Container shippers weigh-laid
Despite short-term uncertainty over what global rules on container weighing hold for the industry, insurers are looking for long-term safety benefits. More
Getting to grips with the black stuff
Mobile harbour machines are among the most demanding applications for any branch of the industrial tyre sector. More
Getting the balance right
Container freight service providers pay up to US$20B per year on repositioning empty boxes, with costs tending to rise year-on-year. More
Automation set to snowball
The number of terminals using some form of automated yard equipment is likely to double in the next fi ve to ten years. More

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