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US Homeland Security to test "container security technology"
Two US Government departments responsible for supply chain security have announced partners for a project to test Chain-of-Custody and tracking technology for verifying and monitoring cargo shipments between the United States and Europe. More
Brexit centre stage for Interferry
Trade association Interferry will highlight the ferry industry's Brexit challenge at its 41st annual conference in Manila in October More
Stena increases route capacity
In response to demand on the routes from Rotterdam to the UK's Humber ports, Stena Line is to double capacity between Rotterdam and Killingholme More
Xeneta sets up in NY
Ocean rate and market intelligence service is bringing its "new breed" of market intelligence to the US. More
Kalmar delivers more ASCs
Kalmar has delivered two automated stacking cranes to DP World in Brisbane to kick-start Phase 2 of the terminal's ASC project More
Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG) will be handling CMA CGM's FAL1 Far East-Europe service - its sixth major service one year after opening - from late October More
Cargotec announces Interschalt reorganisation
Parts of Interschalt Marine have been folded into Navis and Macgregor and some of its operations will close. More
Mantsinen wins GBP6M ABP order
Through Cooper Specialised Handling, Associated British Ports has ordered five new hydraulic cranes worth GBP6M to be used across five group ports More
INTTRA, NaviTrans tie-up
INTTRA, the world's ocean shipping electronic marketplace, and NaviTrans, a leading provider of software solutions for logistics firms operating on the Microsoft Dynamics NAV platform, have announced a partnership to integrate INTTRA's full suite of ocean shipping services into NaviTrans software More
Morten Engelstoft to head APM Terminals
After 12 years of leading APM Terminals, Kim Fejfer will take up new role in APM Holding A/S. Marten ("Morten") Engelstoft, currently CEO of A P Moller Shipping Services has been appointed CEO of APM Terminals effective November 1st, 2016 More
Virginia signs new lease on VIG
The Port of Virginia has announced a new, more favourable, long term lease for Virginia International Gateway Terminal (VIG) that paves the way to expand its capacity to 2M TEU. More
Box owners claim Hanjin containers
The Container Owners Association has issued an "Industry Alert" to help identify the owners of containers previously on lease to Hanjin Shipping. More
Port of Antwerp in Katoen Natie spat
Antwerp port authority has "straight batted" an announcement by port operator and logistics company Katoen Natie that it has secured a 25-ha parcel in the Delwaidedok basin More
Portsmouth (UK) under investigation
The European Commission has started an illegal state aids investigation regarding the municipally-owned Port of Portsmouth (UK)'s support for its stevedoring arm, MMD Shipping More
ERTMS commitments made
The European Commission, the European Union Agency for Railways and rail sector organisations have commited to the Fourth ERTMS Memorandum of Understanding More
ABTO warns on cargo liquefaction
The Association of Bulk Terminal Operators has warned that cargo pile collapse is an issue for bulk terminals as well as carriers More
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 Feature articles
Big can be beautiful
There is plenty of activity at the top end of the big lift truck market. More
Waterborne transition underway
Since 1 July, container builders based in southern China have had to use waterborne paints to coat their dry freight containers. More
China - a market in transition
China's economy and its trading/logistics environment are going through a period of change that looks set to continue. More
Planning for the big times
Carriers are deploying bigger ships, creating the familiar problem of oversupply. More
STS crane orders steady
Numbers overall are fairly steady, but ZPMC has further increased its market share. More
LEDs on the trolley
More terminals are embracing LED lighting on the crane trolley, but it is not standard just yet. More
Low throughput, high expectations
Container shippers and packers have plenty of choice when it comes to handling. More
Box builders face tougher times
Reefer production recovered strongly in 2015, but the outlook for 2016 is less assured as demand has weakened again and the main manufacturers are hard pressed to keep production lines working. More
Europe's fifth column advances
EU Stage V will result in the EU having the most stringent VOC emissions limit values in the world for non-road mobile machinery. More
Getting to grips with crane automation
Automation and remote control are currently the two major trends in the crane control sector, and suppliers are responding to this. More
Emerson RMM+ technology for Samskip reefers
Samskip has launched a track and trace service for its 45ft refrigerated container fleet, leveraging Emerson's RMM+ technology for two-way communication with the reefer controller. RMM+ is part of the Emerson ProAct transport line. More
Bringing efficiencies to Iraq
While Iran may offer some of the most interesting port/logistics investment opportunities in the Middle East, Iraq cannot and should not be ignored. More
Middle East slowdown looms
Low oil and gas prices are now having a significant impact on the economies of the Middle East region. More
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

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