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People on the move
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ITF wages war on ICTSI
The dispute in Melbourne goes well beyond issues the Maritime Union of Australia has with ICTSI over conditions at Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT). More
World's largest fully automated terminal opens
SIPG and ZPMC have opened the 4M TEU Shanghai Yangshan Phase IV Automated Terminal. More
Reefers and break bulk for Richmond
The Port of Virginia has received a US$466,747 grant for equipment to support reefer containers and break bulk on its barge service linking Richmond with its deep sea terminals. More
New records in San Pedro
Container volume through the busiest harbour in the US will exceed 16M TEU in 2017. More
Rotterdam box barge congestion a Gordian knot
Rotterdam container barge congestion at the marine terminals is leading to reverse modal shift: from inland shipping back to road More
Felixstowe handles 1M TEU by rail
Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe has become the first port in the UK to handle over 1M TEU by rail in a single year More
Drewry on port connectivity
"Size isn't everything" Drewry concludes, with the launch of a new "global port connectivity index" showing sometimes smaller ports have better connectivity than their larger competitors. More
Reefers cut food waste in Nigeria
APM Terminals Inland Services launches refrigerated truck transport to move perishable cargo from Northern Nigeria to Lagos More
Lumber seized in Mozambique
More than 100 containers containing illicit lumber have been seized at Inchope, where Mozambique's first inland container terminal is being built More
Dredging under way in Beira
A six month dredging project has begun at the Port of Beira, following the arrival of a Van Oord dredger in November More
CLdN steps up Zeebrugge-Gothenburg service
CLdN ro-ro SA has announced that it is increasing frequency of sailings between Zeebrugge from three to four per week in January 2018. It will also switch terminals in Gothenburg More
Jumbo signs for LNG-powered offshore construction vessel
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WWL gets keen in the USA
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Infrastructure boom for East African cargo flows
The region's transport infrastructure is benefitting from the biggest wave of investment since the early years of the colonial period. More
VDL steps up autonomous driving
VDL Groep is strengthening its position in the field of smart mobility. More
Setting out on the RTG automation road
Kalmar has its first customer for RTG automation, with a phased introduction at Dublin Ferryport. More
Africa rising on a wave of burgeoning trade
The container trades between countries in sub-Saharan Africa and the rest of the world have staged a strong recovery this year. More
MHC choices opening up
The market for MHCs is becoming more competitive, thanks to new technical solutions and new entrants. More
Facing the storms head-on
Significant headwinds are affecting South Africa's economic performance and trading prospects. More
More new tyres for the port sector
Smaller tyre companies are seeking to expand their niche presence in the port handling tyre sector. More
Steady change in the yard crane market
There are interesting trends in the yard crane market, as more terminals embrace RMGs and ASCs, while demand for RTGs shifts away from China. More
Reefer box builders regain momentum
The current outlook for reefer manufacturing is increasingly upbeat, after more than a year of uncertainty and weak demand. More
Data-driven reefer management ready to roll in the cold chain
Remote reefer monitoring is slowly but surely coming to the container shipping sector, but the technology is in its relative infancy, and it can take time to implement. More
Towards electric power and automation
There are major developments in the terminal tractor market in the areas of alternative fuels and automation. More
India's box ports coming of age
Healthy growth in container traffi c over the last six months and announcements from the government and private sector players have created a bullish outlook for India's port sector. More
The age of the European container train
After a long period of declining market share, the next few years are expected to see rail services in Europe carry significantly more containers to/from ports and on inter-city corridors. More
Two issues for reefer box owners
The COA has issued guidelines for the carriage of NOR cargo in reefers, and identified a growing problem of corrosion, caused by modified atmosphere when carrying certain reefer cargoes. More
Putting the gloss on the box
Container manufacturers have transitioned to waterborne coatings, but a winter test is still to come for the coating supply chain. More

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