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Konecranes in Italian negotiations
Konecranes' Italian operations, taken over from Terex MHPS, could be set for a big change, with reports that Konecranes Lift Trucks plans to transfer production of LiftAce FLTs and masted container handlers from the plant in Brescello di Lentigione to France at the end of this year More
Ecorys for Ludwigshafen combi-terminal
Ecorys has developed an intermodal planner for KTL Ludwigshafen in Germany More
Six more STS cranes for Savannah
Georgia Ports Authority is to invest US$72.75M in six more New-Panamax STS cranes, for delivery in 2020 More
New and improved Cranes for Felixstowe
The Port of Felixstowe has ordered two new gantry cranes for its Berths 8&9 and work has started to raise 10 of the existing cranes on Trinity Terminal at the port More
Transnet "bribery" turmoil
South African transport utility Transnet has suspended some senior officials after an investigation into bribery allegations over the purchase of new locomotives More
Biggest vessel yet in Umm Qasr
Gulftainer has received the largest container vessel to call at Iraqi ports to date with the call of Yang Ming's 5550 TEU YM WEALTH at Iraq Container Terminal in Umm Qasr More
Concession extension for Dar
After years of criticism of its operations, Tanzania International Container Terminal Services' (TICTS) concession to operate Dar es Salaam container terminal has been extended by five years, pending a performance review. Meanwhile, the government of Kenya is to launch a new tender for the contract to operate the new container terminal at Mombasa More
Rotterdam to tackle barge congestion
Rotterdam port authority is set to thrash out a once-and-for-all solution to the container barge congestion problem with all stakeholders More
"Whisper" wagons incentivised
With the next winter rail freight timetable in December 2017, the Austrian government will grant a bonus for quiet-running freight cars More
3000th strad for Noell Konecranes
The customer for the 3000th straddle carrier since the first Peiner machine was built in Wurzburg, Germany, in 1968 is MSC PSA European Terminal in Antwerp More
Greenock welcomes its biggest ever caller
Scotland's deepest container terminal last week welcomed the largest container vessel ever to berth at the port More
People on the move
Round-up of latest appointments known to WorldCargo News in the shipping, ports and allied sectors More
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
 Special Reports
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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