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Eurogate - first sustainability report
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Mobile adds cranes
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Robot disruptors head to TOC Europe
TOC Europe in Amsterdam next week will see the first attempt by an autonomous vehicle start up to disrupt the container handling equipment market. More
Ghent ZSP merger spoiler?
Clean-up of a disused industrial site in Vlissingen could yet derail the proposed Zeeland Seaports and Port of Ghent merger More
Damen for Combi Lift
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People on the move
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Stockholm port expands
The Port of Kapellskar is now ready to receive larger vessels and cargo volumes More
CILT urges AEO status
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport is encouraging all companies involved in the supply chain to become an Authorised Economic Operator, in order to ensure the United Kingdom operates frictionless borders post-Brexit More
SNCF BLS deal approved
The competition authorities have given their consent to the acquisition of 45% shareholdings of BLS Cargo by SNCF Logistics More
South Africa Competition Commission throws out ONE
The Pretoria-based Competition Commission of South Africa has ruled against the merger of the Japanese liner shipping companies, K Line, Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and NYK Line into the Ocean Network Express (ONE). More
1-Stop and TBSx3 partner on blockchain
Logistics system specialist 1-Stop has teamed with blockchain startup TBSx3 on a supply chain security initiative. More
MGI certified for data security
Cargo Community Systems specialist MGI has obtained ISO 27001 certification for data security management. More
BISON weighing boxes in Bermuda
Portable scales in use to weigh containers for the America's Cup sailing regatta in Bermuda. More
Kalmar launches "Essential" FLTs
Kalmar has launched a new range of 10-18 tonnes FLTs, called its Essential range More
Metro Ports on the Great Lakes
Metro Ports will operate a bulk terminal at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor at the foot of Lake Michigan. More
Konecranes for Napier
Napier Port in New Zealand has ordered French- and Italian-built lift trucks More
Shipping at the Tipping Point
A new BPI Network Study Report finds the shipping industry is ready to address the lack of collaboration that is a road block on the path to digitalization, but which road will it take towards change? More
Genma adds CSU
GENMA, the materials handling brand of China's Nantong Rainbow Heavy Machineries (RHM), has taken another step forward with the expansion of its bulk handling line up with a new "GSU series scrapper unloader" . More
Kalmar boosts US footprint
Upgrades to warehouses in Kansas and New Jersey support Kalmar's US customers. More
Wilmington adds four
The Port of Wilmington has welcomed the inaugural call of the ZIM Shanghai, marking the fourth new container service to start calling at the port in the last two months. More
Kuehne + Nagel goes spare with JLR
Premium motor car maker Jaguar Land Rover has selected Kuehne + Nagel to manage three warehouses in France, Spain and Italy serving Continental Europe More
Digitalisation strategy for freight wagons
UIP, the International Union of Wagon Keepers, believes that wagon keepers, railway undertakings and infrastructure managers must exchange more information in common formats More
Delay for Walvis Bay
The development of the new container terminal at Walvis Bay has been delayed by at least a year More
Vroon Group restructuring
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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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