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Seatrade orders 4,000 reefers from MCI
In an order worth over US$55M, Maersk Container Industry will deliver the new Star Cool Integrated reefers from its factories in China and Chile. More
Swedish fund set to buy GB Railfreight
Groupe Eurotunnel is pulling out of the British rail freight market More
Go-ahead for Sheerness development
Planning permission to develop the former Thamesteel site at Peel Ports Sheerness has been granted by Swale Borough Council More
SPRC and CONTECAR sign up for N4
Cartagena terminals SPRC and CONTECAR have become the latest Navis customers to decide to migrate from SPARCS to N4. More
Cold comforts for Eimskip
Eimskip has strengthened its position in the reefer forwarding services sector with the acquisition of a 90% stake in Netherlands-based Extraco Internationale Expeditie BV More
DP World into the Ukraine
DP World has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the government of Ukraine to collaborate on matters of mutual interest, including the development of logistics capability in the country More
Med order for InCat
Hobart, Tasmania-based InCat has won a Euro73M order from Virtu Ferries Ltd of Malta for a 110m long ro-pax catamaran ferry with a service speed of up to 38 knots More
OPDR launches PENN service
PENN connects Continental Europe, three UK east cost ports and three Norwegian ports More
IFC backs Tema
The International Finance Corporation of the World Bank has signed an agreement to provide US$667M to help fund the construction of the new container terminal at the Port of Tema in Ghana More
South Africa container traffic down
The Maersk Trade Report for the second quarter of 2016 reveals that the volume of South African container traffic contracted by 10% in the first quarter of this year and 5% in the second More
APM Terminals takes new partners for Vado
COSCO Shipping Ports and Qingdao Port International Development have partnered with APM Terminals to operate new and existing container terminals in Vado, Italy. More
Hanjin fallout hits Long Beach
With Hanjin Shipping subsidiary Total Terminals Inc. operating Pier T, currently the largest terminal in Long Beach, the port saw a step drop in its container volume in September. More
PSA invests in Chinese rail terminals
PSA International has invested in a Sino-Foreign joint venture with a mandate from the Chinese government to develop and operate 18 rail container terminals. More
CLdN extends multimodal capabilities
To dovetail with its new and larger vessels acquisition progamme, coupled with the enhancement and expansion of terminal facilities, CLdN Ro-Ro will offer new intermodal services, starting with a Zeebrugge-Lyon connection More
DFDS scales up
Denmark-based shipping and logistics group DFDS has placed an order for two ro-ro vessels with the Chinese shipyard Jinling, with an option for four more More
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Latest appointments known to WorldCargo News in the shipping, ports and allied sectors More
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 Feature articles
The straddle carrier's enduring appeal
Despite the relatively low yard density of the straddle carrier system, terminals are still planning for the future around straddles. More
Managing the GWP transition
At the moment, there is little sign of a price increase in refrigerants pushing reefer owners towards lower GWP options. More
Machinery output takes a tumble
The leading reefer machinery OEMs have been hit hard by a fall in demand this year. More
Looking to alternative routes
New north-south routes around the Caspian Sea basin may be developed in future, cutting transit times. More
Eyeing golden opportunities
While the global shipping industry is beset with difficulties, the breakbulk sector offers pockets of growth and investment opportunity. More
Looking up the refrigerant flammability scale
Thermo King believes that the search for very low GWP natural refrigerants will lead to mildly flammable refrigerants in reefer containers. More
Making the case for propane
MCI is backing propane as the next generation natural refrigerant for reefer containers. More
Battling to get up off the floor
There are signs of a slow recovery in the Eastern Baltic container market. More
Border problems for Chile
Bolivian and Chilean offi cials are arguing over the 1904 bilateral treaty rights and obligations, with allegations that this "pact of peace" has been breached. More
Tackling head-on challenges
With Hamburg still awaiting a decision on whether the Elbe will be deepened, this is a very testing time for Germany's port sector. More
Hapag-Lloyd in fifth position
German shipping line Hapag-Lloyd is looking to its merger with UASC and niche markets to return to profitability. More
Daikin focuses on energy efficiency
Daikin is now working on incorporating mildly fl ammable refrigerants into reefer container machinery. More
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

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