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Hyster delivers 1000th reach stacker
Hyster Big Trucks in Nijmegen has handed over its 1000th reach stacker, to PCH Packing Centre Hamburg More
Modal shift in Scotland
The "playing field needs to be levelled" if more freight is to be transferred from road to rail, argues the Rail Freight Group More
Shanghai on top again
The Port of Shanghai has held on to its crown as the world's largest container port by TEU volume in 2014. More
Doubling intermodal over London Gateway
DB Schenker Rail UK has doubled the number of intermodal services it runs from London Gateway to Trafford Park in Manchester. In a separate development, Pentalver is to upgrade its presence at London Gateway to offer a full suite of services there More
Puget Sound ports take a dip
Combined figures from Tacoma and Seattle show container volume falling nearly 1% in 2014. More
First ATT docking station delivered
Gaussin Manugistique has successfully tested and handed over the first ATT Docking Station to PT Pelebuhan Indonesia (Persero) (IPC III) at its new terminal in Lamong Bay, Surabaya. More
Clemence Cheng to be ECT's next CEO?
Clemence Cheng, CEO of HPUK and MD of the Port of Felixstowe, could be adding the post of CEO of Hutchison's biggest European operation, ECT in Rotterdam More
Kalmar lands Euro15M automation contract
Kalmar has announced it has been awarded a contract to provide automation systems integration for ICTSI's new terminal in Melbourne, Australia. More
Tractors/trailers for Bronka
Fenix Investments has ordered Terberg tractors and Novatech trailers for a new terminal at St Petersburg. More
Rotterdam container traffic up 5.8% in 2014
Lo-lo container traffic increased by 5.8% in both tonnage and unit terms, to 127.598 Mt and 12.297M TEU. Overall throughput increased by 1% to 445 Mt More
Contship first in Italy to welcome 2M
"The market's eagerly awaited launch of new networks and partnerships in 2015 is now with us," said Contship Italia More
Liebherr claims all-time MHC record
Liebherr says it supplied 112 mobile harbour cranes to customers worldwide in 2014, its 40th anniversary for MHCs More
PSA International reports 65.44M TEU in 2014
PSA International Pte Ltd has reported a 5.8% year-on-year increase in container throughput worldwide in 2014 More
SAN SHA 1 HAO delivered
The first ro-pax ferry built in China specifically for the Chinese market has entered service in China's southernmost city Sansha, in Hainan Province More
Transnet improving inland links
South African transport utility Transnet is introducing new technology to improve the reliability of its track and other rail infrastructure. Major highway improvements are also on the way More
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 Feature articles
Yard cranes hit the rails
The yard crane order book is healthy, thanks largely to a record number of rail-mounted cranes. More
Plenty of choice for operators
Bulk and general cargo handlers can choose from a rich vein of design approaches from crane suppliers. More
Cutting logistics costs with automation
Cargo handling, truck loading and transport costs can be reduced and profitability increased using automated loading solutions. More
Security getting smarter
ISO 17712 is in place for bolt seals, but the real growth in container security is expected to be in M2M technologies, via cellular and satellite communications. More
Staying in the black
Tyres have become far more specialised over the years and port operators can now select from many quality suppliers. More
Busan building up
The port of Busan is developing value-added services and adding capac ity as its management seeks to create a world class port. More
Africa battling it out
The battle for West Africa's box trade is intensifying, with port developments within the region set to compete with established relay ports eager to maintain this business. More
SynchroNet eyeing carriers
SynchroNet believes now is the time for it to re-engage with the liner shipping industry and come up with more innovative solutions. More
A win-win environment
A new RSA concept promises to deliver a mutually rewarding Handysize bulker pool, producing greater cargo yields and fuel-savings for shipowners/charterers. More
Middle East optimism
With Middle East trade set for sustained growth, public and private sector funds are fl owing into port development projects. More
Heading for a perfect storm
Oil and ores, two of the main pillars of the heavy lift and project cargo markets, are reeling under the impact of falling prices. More
Keeping on the straight and narrow
Crane rails are subject to huge forces and require precision engineering to ensure they perform effectively. More
Ports scramble for Iraq cargo
Despite a lack of both political stability and economic growth in Iraq, ports and logistics firms are preparing for a brighter future. More
Flexitanks PAS to the next stage
Rules on flexitanks do not stop with the PAS standard, as the CTU Code could also have an impact on their use. More
Going up in the world?
The sky's the limit for container terminals, especially in ports where land is at a premium. More
Fuelling change in the tractor market
Terminal tractor manufacturers are focused on new models and machines powered by non-diesel alternative fuels. More
Cold chain cooperation
Participants at the recent Cool Logistics Global conference called for greater control and cooperation in the supply chain. More
Big ships and port consolidation
With increases in vessel sizes and call exchanges, is it time for some of new Zealand's smaller ports to embrace the role of feeder ports? More
Making gains, but at a price
Strong demand is expected to increase dry freight box production by 15-20% in 2014, compared to the 2012-13 average, but new box prices remain depressed. More
Wine trades tanked up
Shipping wine in bulk is becoming more important than shipments in bottles in deepsea markets like Australia, South Africa and Chile. More

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