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ZPMC on the up in Antwerp
ZPMC Europe has completed a major crane upgrade project for PSA Antwerp. More
Ports America re-signs in Tampa
Ports America has extended its operating at agreement at Tampa for both container and break bulk operations. More
DP World into Taiwan
The global terminal operator has signed an agreement with state-run Taiwan International Ports Corporation to develop Kaohsiung Port's Terminal 7 More
Spying in the Mediterranean?
Contship Italia has filed a complaint with the local procurator (in Palmi, Calabria) inferring a risk of industrial espionage at Medcenter Container Terminal (MCT), Gioia Tauro, the transhipment hub it runs jointly with MSC More
A mixed first half for Marseilles
Marseille Fos saw continued growth in general cargo and a strong recovery in passenger numbers in H1 2016, but bulk volumes in retreat due to various exceptional factors More
Cavotec shores up orders
During H1 2016 and the first weeks of Q3 2016, Cavotec has chalked up orders for its shore power systems with a total value of around Euro11.5M More
MSC buys into Traxens
The Mediterranean Shipping Company has announced it is joining CMA CGM "in backing French start-up, Traxens". More
ZPMC for Bayport
The Port Commission of Houston has ordered three new STS cranes from ZPMC. More
Georgia announces funding for inland terminal
The state and Ports Authority of Georgia are investing US$19.7M in a new inland terminal in Chatsworth. More
One million up for BIC
The Bureau International Containers (BIC) new container database has reached the milestone of holding data on one million containers. More
People on the move
Latest appointments and other people news known to WorldCargo News in the shipping, ports and allied sectors More
Towards driverless freight trains
Dutch rail infrastructure operator ProRail has announced plans to allow automated train operations on the Betuwe dedicated freight line, on a test basis More
Rotterdam box traffic recovering
Early signs are that Q3 2016 is sustaining the slight recovery trend in the Rotterdam container sector. H1 2016 chalked up around 95,000 TEU more than the 6M TEU handled in H2 2015 More
Dunkirk breaks cereals record
After record grain seasons in 2013-14 (2.4 Mt) and 2014-15 (3.09 MT), the Port of Dunkirk has triumphed again with a throughput of 3.226 Mt for the 2015-16 season More
New Mombasa-Nairobi link
Earthworks and engineering work on the new standard gauge line between Mombasa and Nairobi are 75% complete More
Barcelona volume up 4% in first half
The Port of Barcelona handled more than 1M TEU in H1 2016, an increase of 13% year-on-year More
Liebherr LHM 800s head for Montevideo
Liebherr has shipped two LHM 800 mobile harbour cranes from Rostock to its customer in Montevideo, Montecon, on board Jumbo Shipping's FAIRLANE More
Rwanda opts for Tanzania link
Kigali has surprisingly opted to develop a new railway to Tanzania rather than the alternative route to Kenya More
Multimodal events set to grow
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 Feature articles
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
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

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