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New berth for DCT Gdansk
DCT Gdansk has finalised the tender process for the design and construction of a new berth and supporting CY More
WAM/AT&T announce M2M collaboration
WAM Technologies has announced AT&T as its preferred wireless provider for global M2M supply chain asset management. More
New transport planning report for UK
"A Vision for Transport Planning" to 2035 has been published by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportand the Transport Planning Society More
Industrial action planned in Australia
Rolling stoppages are planned at DP World terminals in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne this week More
La Spezia on a Swiss roll
Swiss shippers and forwarders are increasingly interested in routing more of their Far East imp/ex flows over La Spezia instead of a North Continent port More
GPA targets top spot
With container throughput growing 8% to 3.1M TEU the GPA is confident it is back on track to becoming the biggest container port on the USEC. More
New owner for Flensburger
Norway's privately-owned Siem Industries has acquired German shipbuilder Flensburger Schiffbau Gesellschaft mbH & Co KG More
K Line fined US$67.7M
The fine was imposed in the Maryland federal court for breaches of the Sherman Antitrust Act More
Rotterdam-Austria by rail
European Gateway Services has introduced a direct train service between Rotterdam and Austria More
Felixstowe achieves AEO status
The Port of Felixstowe has become the first UK port to receive full Authorised Economic Operator status More
Preliminary ruling on 53' box subsidies
The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced a preliminary finding that CIMC, Singamas and their related manufacturing companies have been have been receiving "countervailing subsidies" for the production of US domestic 53' containers. More
ECT loses court case
The Rotterdam court has rejected ECT's claim for a minimum of Euro900M of damages entered against the Rotterdam port authority More
Michelin and Vos Logistics team up
European logistics service provider Vos Logistics and the Michelin Group have signed a Preferred Carrier Agreement to reduce the number of empty kms and thus CO2e More
Containerships relocates in Ghent
A crane fire at Ghent Container Terminal has obliged Containerships to transfer its operation temporarily to another terminal in the port More
One bid for Tampa STSs
ZPMC was the only crane manufacturer to submit a bid for two STS cranes to the Port of Tampa Bay in Florida. More
Rotterdam acts on delays
The Port of Rotterdam has announced measures to tackle congestion at the ECT Delta and Euromax terminals, but there are questions over whether its plan does enough to divert barges from deepsea terminals. More
BEHALA gets plugged in
Berlin inland port operator Berliner Hafen- und Lagerhausgesellschaft mbH (BEHALA) has put an electric terminal tractor into service, a YT202-EV from Netherlands-based Terberg Benschop BV (see WorldCargo News, April 2013, p40). More
Box lease boom
Textainer, the world's largest container lessor, has reported strong second-quarter growth, with container demand increasing faster than forecast. More
Konecranes power
Konecranes has supplied what it described as "the world's most powerful reach stacker", delivered by its Danish distributor of lift trucks, NC Nielsen, to Jutlandia Terminal in Esbjerg, Denmark. More
German loan for LBCT
Germany's KfW IPEX-Bank has loaned Long Beach Container Terminal's (LBCT) main shareholder, Orient Overseas Container Line, US$81M to fund its purchase of AGVs. More
Liebherr barges in
Liebherr and Portunus recently completed the assembly of two Liebherr STS cranes that were subsequently delivered fully erect by barge to Evyap Port in Turkey. More
Paceco deal
Paceco Espana has provided more information about the Panamax Portainer ordered by Aruba Stevedoring Company NV (ASTEC) for a new multipurpose terminal at Barcadera in Aruba (WorldCargo News, July 2014, p18-21). More
CVS grows in Europe
Casting doubt on rumours that the company is up for sale, CVS Ferrari Srl, part of Manitex International, has acquired a new daughter company in Italy, Valla SpA, which specialises in "pick and carry" mobile cranes for various industrial applications. More
E-Rover from Igus set to electrify
Igus has provided more information about the energy supply chain with data transmission and automatic coupler it has developed to electrify RTGs, as an alternative to cable reels and busbars. More
Terex E-RTGs bound for Rio
Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has reported an order from Libra Terminais Rio SA (Libra) in Rio Janeiro for 12 Terex ERTGs. More
Flexitank PAS available
A new international specification, aimed at improving the quality of flexitanks used for the transport of bulk liquids in standard freight containers, has been published by UK-based international standards organisation, BSI Group. More
Hoyer builds training tank
Hamburg-based bulk logistics service provider Hoyer has introduced a tank container specially designed to help train its staff. More
Riyadh dry set to grow
Saudi Arabia's Riyadh dry port is to be modernised and its throughput capacity doubled to 1M TEU/year as it prepares to handle cargo from a second container terminal being developed in Dammam. More
Maersk opens Oz super depot
Maersk Line has opened what it claims to be the most sophisticated and technologically-advanced container depot in Australia in the western Melbourne suburb of Altona. More
Holt to operate Paulsboro
Holt Logistics Corp has entered into a partnership with the South Jersey Port Corporation (SJPC) under which it will operate the new Paulsboro Marine Terminal under construction on the Delaware River in New Jersey. More
New combi terminal for Marseilles
A new on-dock intermodal rail terminal is to be built at Mourepiane, in the "old" port of Marseilles, some 80 km east of the Fos installations. Although megacarriers have increasingly gravitated towards Fos, Mourepiane is still busy handling containerships of medium size and the port authority (GPM de Marseille Fos) wants to ensure more cost-effective and greener inland distribution. More
Enter Kvarkenhamnar AB
Two Gulf of Bothnia ports, Umea in Sweden and Vaasa in Finland, have agreed to merge their activities into a new 50:50 joint venture, named Kvarkenhamnar AB, as of 1 January, 2015. On an equal split the members of the two Boards will form the new integrated management. More
ITCO publishes tank sloshing report
The International Tank Container Organisation (ITCO) has published a new report on the anti-slosh performance of baffles in tank containers. More
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 Feature articles
Yilport goes for global growth
Turkey's Yilport is embarking on an overseas investment initiative aimed at positioning it as one of the world's leading port management companies within a decade. More
The need for speed
A recent study indicates gross berth productivity is improving, but are lines willing to pay for speed? More
Developing seamless port gateways
Contship Italia group, part of Germany's Eurokai, had a good year at its Italian terminals in 2013 and is poised for further growth. Across the six port operations in which it has a stake, combined throughput reached almost 5.6M TEU, compared to around 5.0M TEU in 2012 (+ 12%). More
Sailing through uncertain times
With P3 abandoned and Maersk/ MSC now planning 2M, this could lead to more far-reaching changes in the liner shipping business. More
Heavy lift battens down
Reduced project spending and some particular regional issues will impact heavy lift shipping. More
New STS container crane for training only
In what is believed to be a world "first," a new STS container crane has been ordered purely for training purposes. More
All over, under, on and in the cranes
Various crane components suppliers have come up with new or redesigned products. More
Hearing low noises in the yard
What are the best container handling options for shippers, warehouse operators and the like? More
STS container crane momentum slows
The main explanation is a sharp fall in orders placed by ports in China. More
Assessing the port equipment market*
* This article was written by Daniel Schaefer who is a market analyst, recently publishing a market report on future container throughput, upcoming terminal projects and the equipment market. For further information, please refer to More
Reefer box builders await the upturn
Reefer demand fell again in 2013, but is set to rise this year, with the three main box builders poised to take advantage as they each launch substantial new capacity. More
Reefer monitoring on the radar
Interest in reefer monitoring continues to grow, but what does Maersk's decision to install a GSMbased system mean for terminals? More
Industrial engines primed for Stage IV/T4 Final
The transition from T3 to T4i involved a major step change in off-road engines for mobile plant and there was a noticeable jump in engine prices. For T4F, although another major reduction in NOx is required, the changes in engine technology are, for the most part, not so great, so accordingly the price jump is not as big either. More
African rail steaming ahead
Rail has a bright future in Africa as both public bodies and private companies see the mode as encouraging economic development. More
Global going for speed
Global Container Terminals is confident its redeveloped terminal in New Jersey will deliver a consistent 40 moves per hour. More
Super Suez plan takes shape
The Egyptian Government is due to select a company from a shortlist of 14 to develop an industrial, technological and logistics corridor along the Suez Canal. More
Automation in the driving seat
Automation is becoming a bat tle ground between crane makers and crane control suppliers. More
Big lift trucks enter the next stage
New Stage IV/Tier 4 Final-compliant machines have been launched and more are on the way. More
Cybercrime risks in the supply chain
Freight transport insurance specialist, TT Club's claims executive Mike Yarwood investigates the nature and extent of cybercrime targeting transportation* More
Sea Tech offers a fresh perspective
Sea Technology's designs offer flexibility and scale and are friendly to small and medium sized ports. More

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