Risk assessment vital says HSE

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The UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned of the need for an effective risk assessment for all persons involved in the operati...

Four eyeing up CSXWT assets

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Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH), Modern Terminals (MTL) and China Merchants of Hong Kong, as well as Singapore’s PSA International, have exp...

Konecranes/SMV deal

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KCI Konecranes has announced that it has entered into an agreement, subject to regulatory approvals, to acquire the Swedish lift truck and r...

Terminal tractors pull their weight

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While most terminal tractor manufacturers had a “sluggish” 2003, this year has seen sales bounce back, in some cases at least more than ...

Flexitanks on a roll

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The past year has been another successful one for the global flexitank industry, as more shippers of non-hazardous chemicals, oils, wine and...

Take out the bottlenecks

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Capacity reserves of the rail network in Europe are inadequate to sustain growth in rail-road combined transport, according to a recently pu...

Can CargoBeamer open new horizons?

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CargoBeamer, another new horizontal transfer concept designed to bring standard, non-liftable road trailers within the scope of intermodal r...

Tackling the empty container problem

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The cost of moving empty containers around the world has reached an estimated total of at least US$5 bill/year. It is not unusual today for ...

Keeping one’s powers of concentration

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A warning about the possible dangers arising from over concentration of supply in the field of both ISO container production and container c...

Keeping it short and sweet

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Short sea shipping is high on the political agenda in Europe. The Dutch, who currently hold the EU’s rotating presidency, want to prioriti...

Oz port performance under the spotlight

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Although the waterfront reform issue has long since slipped from public gaze in Australia, the Bureau of Transport and Regional Economics (B...

French combi faces grave crisis

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Popular support for measures to reduce truck traffic is as strong in France as anywhere in Europe. The reality, however, is that combi-trans...

A cool star is born

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Following four years of research and development and two years of intensive field trials, Maersk Container Industri (MCI) has launched an im...

What price unsafe sea freight?

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According to the estimates of Sydney-based freight consultant Chris de Jong* 1 mill TEU of container moves are recorded around the world eve...