Suttons in profit

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Suttons International, which operates a fleet of 2,200 tank containers and 107 swap tanks, reports a return to profitability, after a period...

Huktra NV up to e-speed

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Huktra NV, the European intermodal tank operator, has maintained its growth pattern of the past few years throughout 2000. Indeed, the expan...

Green floors set for the off?

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Concerns over the quality and future availability of Indonesian hardwood plywood could open the door to alternative container flooring produ...

Still no light at the end of the tunnel

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Tank container operators, like the rest of the tank industry, remain rooted at the bottom of the current deep market depression. Despite pre...

Lauritzen’s Cool move

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Danish shipping company J Lauritzen A/S has signed an agreement with Norway's Leif Hoegh & Co ASA for the acquisition of Cool Carriers AB, t...

Nemag grabs business

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One interesting recent project for Netherlands-based grab manufacturer Nemag, which has reported a record number of new orders over the past...

Desiccants in action

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S�d Chemie Performance Packaging reports two recent examples where the use of its Container Dri II (CDII) desiccant has reduced cargo spoi...

Still grabbing the headlines

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Despite the increasing popularity of continuous ship unloaders (CSUs), grabs remain the universal tool for handling bulk commodities, partic...

Chinese box builders take a break

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For the second year running, many of China's leading dry freight container manufacturers look set to shut up shop for an extended period ove...

Desiccant suppliers gain further ground

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As the deployment of container desiccants has become increasingly commonplace, manufacturers have been further encouraged to improve moistur...

Relief as merger plans falter?

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The proposed sale of Transfennica for a net E67 mill to Finnlines has fallen through - at least for the time being (for background, see Worl...

Buiscar MTS for Gallozzi?

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As well as ordering two special Gottwald HMK 300E harbour mobile cranes for Salerno Container Terminal (not type 280Es as reported in the Ju...

Ports in a sea of change

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Further changes are occurring in the fast-moving Italian container ports scene. The Trieste Port Authority (APT) has decided to accept, afte...