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XVELA & INTERSCHALT integrate ship files
XVELA users can now access INTERSCHALT Marine's library of StowMan and MACS3 ship files directly within the XVELA application. More
Rotterdam container labour deal accepted
A 76% majority of FNV Havens' container sector members have accepted the master deal to stave off compulsory dismissals in the Rotterdam container sector through to June 2020 More
Growth in US 3PL truckload activity
Q2 2016 figures released by the Transport Intermedaries Association show a 6.2% increase in truckload activity compared to Q1 2016, with combined truckload, LTL and intermodal numbers up by 7% More
Takoradi on the blocks
Four companies have reportedly qualified for Ghana's Takoradi Dry Bulk Terminal concession More
Amsterdam ports down 5.4% in H1 2016
First half traffic in the sea ports in the Dutch North Sea Canal Area, which includes the ports of Amsterdam, IJmuiden, Beverwijk and Zaanstad, totalled 48.4 Mt, down 5.4% year-on-year More
Auckland losses its crown to Tauranga
The Port of Tauranga has overtaken Auckland as New Zealand's largest container terminal by volume. More
Comb Lift's longest yet
Combi Lift has loaded a 73.5m long vacuum column in India, the longest cargo loaded by Lo- Lo in the company's history More
Cargo returns to San Francisco
Pasha Automotive services has handled its first shipment of automobiles at the Port of San Francisco. More
Forecasting the future of container shipping
The keynote conference sessions at Intermodal Europe 2016 (Rotterdam, 15th-17th November) aim to address and provide an in-depth overview of the current and future perspectives on strategy, finance, demand and supply within the container shipping industry More
UK P&I Club issues warning
The club says that mis-declared cargo are responsible for 27% of incidents on ships More
ICTSI Congo receives new crane
Matadi Gateway Terminal, the new container and general cargo terminal on the Congo River in DR Congo, has received the first of two new Terex Gottwald mobile harbour cranes More
People on the move
Latest round-up of comings and goings known to WorldCargo News in the shipping, ports and allied sectors More
Barges stack higher in N E France
For the very first time in inland navigation in Northern France a container barge has sailed with a 3-high stack More
VIPs at Liebherr Rostock
Last week the US ambassador to Germany visited the Liebherr factory in Rostock More
TTS reports solid Q2 2016 results
Despite difficult market conditions in some segments, Norway-based TTS Group ASA has reported EBITDA of NOK32M in Q2 2016, in line with the same period in 2015 More
DP World's credit rating upgraded
On the back of a solid H1 2016 financial performance, DP World has had its Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) upgraded by Fitch Ratings to BBB from BBB- and its Short-Term IDR upgraded to F2 from F3 More
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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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