Shipping hit by terrorist action

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After the aviation industry, the shipping industry was the next to be caught in the shockwaves of the September 11 atrocities in America....

An explosive issue

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The question of safe operation of flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs) in potentially explosive environments demands serious consid...

Box demand takes a dive

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Container demand has slumped dramatically this year. Preliminary estimates suggest that global container output will be down by around 40 pe...

Proving the case for flexitanks

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The process of establishing the flexitank as a viable, quality option for the deepsea transport of non-hazardous liquids continues apace, as...

Reefers not yet frozen out

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Although the manufacture of dry freight boxes has taken a serious knock this year, world output of reefer containers has held up rather bett...

Evolutionary new CryoGO trailer

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Independent Cryogenics Ltd of the UK and Schwingenschlogel, an Austrian tank vehicle manufacturer, have jointly developed what has been desc...

Chinese tanks set to roll

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Volume production of tank containers is scheduled to get underway in China for the first time early next year...

Port and yard – in Indian file

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Calcutta-based TRF Ltd has provided more information on the background to its bid to enter the container crane market in India (WorldCargo N...

IUMI mulls machinery matters

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As might be expected at any marine insurance event, the issue of claims ratios and whether they are moving up or down, is always a big talki...

Crunch time for dry freight box builders

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The past year has been very tough on manufacturers of dry freight containers, with production forecast to be down by over 40 per cent on the...

KR safety strategy

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A Far Eastern ship classification society has made a bold move in worldwide efforts to eliminate old or sub-standard tonnage. Oceangoing bul...